Gear Set Gallery: The Forgiven’s Armor of Maiming

Last—but certainly not least—of the initial round of Shadowbringers dungeon sets, the Forgiven’s Maiming gear is perhaps my favorite of the Demon reskins from Mt. Gulg. I more or less never played Dragoon during A Realm Reborn, so I never realized how nice the set’s models are overall, and the new Forgiven’s set provide a stellar dyeable version of one of Dragoon’s best glamour sets. Though it shares most of its models with the Fending set, the Maiming set differentiates itself by dropping the heavy half-skirt from the tank gear, resulting in a sleek set perfect for Eorzea’s dragon slayers.

Set Pieces (Requirements: DRG 79)
Weapons: Trident of the Forgiven
Head: The Forgiven’s Circlet of Maiming
Body: The Forgiven’s Armor of Maiming
Hands: The Forgiven’s Gauntlets of Maiming
Legs: The Forgiven’s Breeches of Maiming
Feet: The Forgiven’s Greaves of Maming

As with the rest of the Forgiven’s cycle of gear sets, this one has a solid black and gold color scheme (with the only sore spot being the dark brown of the pants). As mentioned, the set is also dyeable (with the exception of the Forgiven’s Trident), and the gallery above includes an example of each piece using Abyssal Blue dye to show off the gear’s excellent dyeing pattern. All of the pieces focus on a single color channel, which is almost always best, and the results pay off quite well for this set. As a result, it’s got a lot of flexibility for mixing and matching with other sets in addition to looking pretty good on its own.

The set has little in the way of clipping issues, too, outside of potential hand clipping issues (which is just a fact of life for longer body pieces in FFXIV at this point, it seems) and the normal hair-clipping issues with circlets. This particular circlet blends fairly well with hair styles, though, so in many cases the clipping will look fairly natural, making it one of the more useable models available.

On the whole, solid models and dyeability make this set one of my favorite options for Dragoon we have right now. It’s unfortunate that the set comes so late in the Shadowbringers leveling process, as I had the class’s excellent Artifact set before I really took the time to make a glamour with it. Were it not for the AF working so well, I probably would have settled on using the body piece from this one as the center of my level 80 Dragoon glamour. I definitely recommend picking up some of this one (the body, at the very least)!

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