Since wrapping up the Stormblood Main Scenario, I’ve been continually working on a new Ninja glamour using the new Scion Traveler’s gear. While I resisted using the set originally because of some issues with my tail clipping nemesis, I couldn’t help but want to the more I thought on the set being so perfect for the darker aesthetic I wanted for Alahra going into the beginning of Shadowbringers. Tail clipping aside, the Scion Traveler’s Jacket in particular fits Alahra quite well, as I’ve always loved her with a good scarf (like the one on my beloved Iga Ningi or the Serge Gambison of Casting).
Since, on the whole, the set looks great outside of the hood (which I find almost terrifying) and the trousers (hardly a surprise both given my tastes and the strange fact that most pants in FFXIV look weird), I figured I’d have a pretty easy time getting this one put together. First things first, I had to settle on a color scheme. While I didn’t mind the Jacket in Pure White, I never found myself completely happy with the amount of grey necessary on other pieces to make that dye work. Besides that, I wanted something darker, and so I’ve spent the past couple of weeks waffling back and forth between using Metallic Silver or Jet Black as a base.
Glamour Components (Required Level: NIN 70)
Weapon: (Replica) Yoshimitsu Nexus
Head: Scintillant Circlet of Scouting (Rolanberry Red)
Body: Scion Traveler's Jacket (Metallic Silver)
Hands: Scion Traveler's Gloves (Jet Black)
Legs: Elemental Breeches of Scouting (Jet Black)
Feet: Scion Traveler's Boots (Jet Black)
After a lot of screenshots of the Jacket in both dyes, I decided to work with Metallic Silver to start. Even though I’m after something darker for Shadowbringers, I didn’t feel ready to take the plunge on full black just yet. Metallic Silver has always been one of my favorite dyes because of the way it provides a nice metallic black secondary color to work with, something always welcome for pairing up gloves and boots in particular. After settling on the dye, the choice of the Scion Traveler’s Gloves and Boots together was all but made for me, though I did experiment with some other options, namely the Shire Emissary’s Gloves and Thighboots from Heavensward.
After that, though, the easy part was over. While the metallic black that accompanies Metallic Silver dye is fantastic for leather secondary pieces like gloves and boots, it’s often terrible to match with anything in fabric or metal. Most of the available leg options for Ninja are fabric, including most of the skirts and shorts I would normally use for a look like this. While I used the Werewolf Bottoms for a few days, it didn’t fit the Jacket’s secondary black at all, and I really needed the legs to match that.
Leather of some sort seemed mandatory, to get something closer to the tone of the jacket. It took me a couple days of scrounging the Market Board and my retainers to find the Elemental Trousers of Scouting. When dyed Jet Black, they blend well in addition to looking like they fit comfortably (something that’s not true for most pants in the game, for whatever reason). Once I had settled (and I do mean settled—I tried so hard to find something different!) on the Trousers, I added the Scintillant Circlet for a little red flare to go with the interior of the cape on the Traveler’s Jacket.
As it happens, though, this post is actually kind of late! I’ve been busy with other things lately, and I continued working on my Scion Traveler’s look since I got the pictures taken for this version but before I could find time to do a write-up for it. I’m not settled on the finalized look just yet, since I’m waiting for a chance to try out elements of the new outfit from this year’s Hatching Tide, but my next post will hopefully be the final state of Alahra’s canon glamour for Shadowbringers.
I’m also busy playing catch up on a lot of content I missed over the course of Stormblood, so that I can round out my retrospectives for the expansion. It turns out when you all but take a good chunk of an expansion off, there’s a lot left undone by the end of it! That’s slowed down my glamour game a little bit, but once I have Ninja finalized I need to get glamours for everything else done, too, so hopefully I’ll have more to share before long!