I more or less took most of Patch 4.3 off from FFXIV, outside of my push to finish my Elemental Knives at the Patch’s tail end. Naturally, that slowed me down quite a bit on the glamour front, as I have to actually play to get tired of my existing glamours and have the itch to make new ones. With Patch 4.4 here, I’ve slowly been getting back into the normal swing of things, capping Tomestones each week and running Alphascape here and there. I’ve started working on leveling again, slowly pushing White Mage toward level 70. Since I rarely touch White Mage, its glamour was really old, and I spent the first few levels trying to figure out what to do for a new one.
In the lower half of the 60-70 process, I’m naturally limited to a lot of old Heavensward glamours, so most things I tried used my Heavensward healer staple of the Scion Adventurer’s Jacket. I wasn’t able to really figure out anything new with it, though: I kept coming back to variations on the first look I put together with it ages ago. The Jacket got me through to 63, when I decided it was high time I put some real effort into using the Shisui Healing set for a glamour, something White Mage seemed quite suitable for, since both of its older Artifact sets have red and white for base colors. As often happens, things didn’t quite work out as planned, but I did use at least one Shisui piece in the end!
Glamour Components (Required Level: AST/SCH/WHM 63)
Weapon: Augmented Ironworks Magitek Cane (Dalamud Red)
Head: Shisui Mengu of Healing
Body: Holy Rainbow Shirt of Healing (Dalamud Red)
Hands: Makai Moon Guide’s Fingerless Gloves (Dalamud Red)
Legs: (Replica) High Allagan Pantaloons of Healing
Feet: Quaintrelle’s Dress Shoes (Dalamud Red)
At first, I played around, combining the Shisui Joi of Healing with both the Cleric’s Culottes and the Orison Skirt. The former were (probably obviously) far too small for anything resembling a respectable look, and the latter didn’t really match the fabric style of the Shisui stuff. From there I moved on to playing with the Shisui Kohakama of Healing a bit, as I’ve always liked the tails on the skirt, but I couldn’t find anything that quite looked right with them, either (outside of the Shisui Joi itself, which has troublesome sleeves). After those two brief attempts, I remembered why I hadn’t actually used the Shisui stuff much despite leveling two healers, and I more or less abandoned it!
But I wanted to at least keep the Shisui Mengu, which meant going with something red. That left me with a couple main options. I could use the Scion Healer’s Highboots (probably with the Miqo’te Loincloth), or I could mess around with the High Allagan Pantaloons again. Once I noticed that the Quaintrelle’s Dress Shoes matched the Pantaloons perfectly in Dalamud Red, I had my direction. All I had to do from there was figuring out what kind of top to use, since that would likely determine whatever I used for gloves.
For quite some time, I waffled back and forth between the Scion Adventurer’s Jacket and the Best Man’s Jacket, both of which look quite nice in red. Neither of them really matched the Pantaloons, though, since they don’t have any gold, and ultimately I couldn’t settle on either one of them. After a little bit of Market Board browsing, I remembered the Holy Rainbow Shirt, which does have at least some gold on it, making it a better fit than the other two tops for the Pantaloons.
While I’d previously used the Star Velvet Long Gloves for a similar look, I wanted to try out something new this time. The Faerie Tale Princess’s Gloves seemed a bit too bulky, even if they added more gold, so I ultimately settled on using the Makai gloves. They actually work really well alongside the Holy Rainbow Shirt when dyed, as they match its main fabric type. They’re also quite slim, which works well in combination with the Pantaloons.
All of that together created a look I was pretty satisfied with. As sometimes happens, though, as I was writing this, I actually thought of another top to try. After a small break to test it, I think I actually like it better, which means I’ve got a new healer glamour already. I’ll probably be posting that one next, unless I get inspiration for some other job. I do still like this one enough that I think it should be up on the site, though!