We all knew this one was coming, so I’ll skip the length preamble this time and get right into my review of the new Angelic Attire from FFXIV‘s Mog Station. This review is essentially part two of a pair, and if you’re so inclined, you can also check out my review of the other, companion set, the Demonic Attire. Both sets are modeled fairly similarly, so it might be a good idea to check out both if you’re only going to buy one!
Like most sets of its kind, the Angelic Attire is available for purchase only as a set, for $18 USD, and purchasing the set nets you 5 items: an Angelic Circlet, Wings, Chaplets, Slops, and Thighboots. Each of the items is dyeable and can be worn by both female and male characters. When the items are worn together as a set, they provide various by-now-familiar stat boosts and an Experience Points increase for characters under level 30 (with the usual caveat that, due to the low Defense and Magic Defense on the items, they are less useful for leveling tanks, most especially past level 15 in dungeons).
The Angelic and Demonic sets share core models, with some slight differences that result in the Angelic Attire actually having fewer clipping issues than its sinister counterpart (which has some leather straps that can clip in a minor way for tailed characters). On the whole, the set is well-modeled just like the Demonic Attire, and the robe looks good even on miqo’te, whose wide stances can sometimes make longer pieces look a bit awkward due to the games lack of emphasis on gravity for gear physics.
Naturally, the Angelic Attire offers a number of utility pieces (just like the Demonic Attire) in the form of its Chaplets, Slops, and Thighboots. We have a number of bracelets and the like, but they’re often limited to particular classes or jobs (and not always dyeable), so the Chaplets offer a flexible glamour option for everything. Nicely-modeled slacks of any kind are rather rare in FFXIV, so the Slops are definitely a good addition to any glamour library, and of course, the Thighboots offer a solid option for every class there as well. The Circlet comes with a halo, which makes it a little less applicable for general use, but it’s obviously a good thematic choice for healers and Paladins in particular. The Wings, in a similar fashion, won’t make have wide applications, but if they’re the sort of thing you really want for your character, it’s unlikely that you’ll find them on another piece of gear for as long as FFXIV continues.
For this review’s dyeing samples, I’ve collected screenshots for both Royal Blue and Jet Black, to highlight the single-channel dyeing patterns for each piece.
Just as with the Demonic Attire, everything in the Angelic Attire set dyes in a single color channel, with no pesky secondary colors that dilute your chosen color or get rid of the striking gold accents throughout the set. The Circlet and Chaplets do dye in the normal “metallic” fashion, and in the context of the set themselves, they can seem a little out of place, since the gold on them does not then match the gold on the rest of the set, which sticks around. They don’t really have anything else that might dye, though, so the difference there is more or less expected.
Given the number of items that have wide-ranging glamour potential, the Angelic Attire set is, like the Demonic Attire, one of the better sets in terms of value. I do think the set won’t be quite as widely applicable to other glamours as the Demonic Attire, as gold accents are often far more difficult to pair with other pieces than silver ones (because, for whatever reason, every piece with them seems to use a different shade of gold or bronze), but on the whole, I expect most of the pieces to be more than usable. Every piece also dyes in useful ways, with no disappointing surprises in color channel arrays, and the set as a whole is, as I mentioned above, well-modeled.
Given a choice between only one of the two sets, I’d probably take the Demonic Attire—due to its silver accents, which tend to be easier to work with—over the Angelic, but I have to admit that’s also in part due my preference for the Demonic Attire’s long gloves over bracelets from the Angelic Attire. All in all, that doesn’t really take anything away from the Angelic Attire, though, which is definitely a high quality Mog Station offering.
Regular glamours resume next week, starting off with my first ever Fantasia Spotlight!
I purchased the Angelic Attire for purposes of this review, thanks in part to the support of Fashion Ninjutsu’s Patrons. Your support on Patreon can, among other things (like keeping the site advertisement free), help me purchase items from the cash shop for further reviews.