For much of Fashion Ninjutsu’s history, I’ve had trouble with tank glamours, since Alahra tends to look awful in most heavy armor pieces, and from level 50 onward, tanks don’t get a lot in the way of lighter armor for glamour purposes. It’s never really occurred to me before now, but I honestly think I have more trouble with Dragoon glamours. In addition to often sharing gear with tanks in terms of models, Dragoon has an overall style of animation and a stance that doesn’t really suit Alahra, which makes just about anything I put together for it feel off.
I’ve been meaning to work out something new for Dragoon for a month or two, though, as it’s bothered me that Maiming gear is the only gear class that I haven’t really done a post-Stormblood glamour for. I did re-glamour Dragoon not long after the launch of the expansion, but I used only items previously available from A Realm Reborn and Heavensward. I’ve had a lot of trouble really finding anything to work with though—Dragoon’s new gear for the early 60 levels doesn’t really jump out at me, and for the most part, none of the new level 1 glamour options seem really fitting for Dragoon.
I did think doing something with the Scion Liberator’s Attire might be one way to go, though, since Alahra looks great in it and it’s at least somewhat melee-centric. Of course, that meant looking for various red things to use alongside it that Dragoon can wear, which got me looking at the Scion Healer’s Highboots again, as well as the Sky Rat Hook of Maiming. But I’ve done a similar thing for most other classes at this point, and so I wasn’t sold on simply doing the same thing again. I did like the idea of going red, though, and ended up with a new color spin on one of the few Dragoon glamours I’ve made that I’ve been actually happy with.
Glamour Components (Required Level: DRG 50)
Weapon: Augmented Ironworks Magitek Spear (Dalamud Red)
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Ul Brown)
Body: Wolfram Cuirass (Dalamud Red)
Hands: Replica Allagan Gauntlets of Maiming (Dalamud Red)
Legs: Werewolf Bottoms (Dalamud Red)
Feet: Scion Healer’s Highboots
The Wolfram Cuirass was the centerpiece of the very first Maiming glamour on this blog, going back almost two years ago now. In all that time since, there hasn’t been a new piece of Maiming or Dragoon-specific gear that I like better, though an honorable mention could probably go out to the Midan Jacket of Maiming, which I always wished had been given to Ninja instead (which reminds me that I need to at some point farm the Heavensward Savage raids for glamour pieces!). It made a comeback here because it was the best red and black option that I could find to work with the Highboots. The Allagan Gauntlets came along for the ride once more (though I did consider using the Wolfram Gauntlets, too).
The Stormblood piece for this one ended up being the Werewolf Bottoms (formerly the Werewolf Tail following a change to to the item name in a recent patch), proving its versatility as a solid combat skirt option. I’m still using the skirt for Ninja as well, and I don’t expect that to change unless Eureka gives us a lot more in the way of options than I’m anticipating. For this look in particular, the skirt complements the Wolfram Cuirass really well (and a lot better, I think, than other dyeable options like the Miqo’te Loincloth or the Valentione Skirt).
Beyond that, there isn’t a whole lot to say about this one, except that I’m hoping it’ll spur me to work on Dragoon a bit more. I’m curious about the Stormblood reworks for it and haven’t really given it a fair shake. I feel like I should put some time into it because Monk ended up surprising me so much—maybe Dragoon is actually playable now! Of course, that would probably have more implications for Lynahra than Alahra, since Dragoon probably fits her more than Samurai does, but since she’s lower level, I can’t really get a sense of how the class plays post-60 with her yet.