Much like my level 80 healer, I’ve not touched either Red Mage or Summoner much at all since getting the two of them to 80, which has meant a lack of a proper level cap glamour for my casting gear for much of the expansion so far. My caster-swap of my Voeburtite healing glamour has served well enough so far, but the second week of the new NieR: Automata raid dropped a body piece in my lap that I thought I should probably put to good use.
It took me a little while to collect everything I’d need for a look, though! A dress as elegant as the female morph for the YorHA casting robe was going to demand an equally elegant pair of boots, and I wasn’t going to settle for anything less than 2B’s boots from the raid. Fortunately, I won the roll for the 2B Material Coffer just a few runs after picking up the caster body piece, which let me start pondering different options.
Glamour Components (Requirements: BLM/RDM/SMN 80, Female)
Weapon: Augmented Scaevan Magitek Hanger (Pure White)
Head: Reading Glasses
Body: YorHA Type-51 Robe of Casting
Hands: Ravel Keeper’s Halfgloves of Casting (Jet Black)
Legs: No.2 Type B Leggings (Jet Black)
Feet: No.2 Type B Boots (Jet Black)
Of course, much of the work for this one was automatic. With 2B’s boots, I’ll always be hard-pressed to give up the corresponding leggings, with a couple pots of Jet Black making sure all of my colors were unified throughout. While I considered deviating from Alahra’s normal glasses (favoring the Scion Rogue’s Bandana instead of 2B’s, since the latter clips with Alahra’s current hairstyle), I ultimately decided to stick with them to match up with my Ninja glamour, and that took care of most of the look.
The only area I had to make actual choices for came down to gloves. Normally for a gown like this one, I’d favor a sleek pair of gloves (probably something like the Eastern Socialite’s Gloves), but this Robe has one little aspect I’m not so fond of: a pair of wristbands in a dull grey that clash with all of the smaller gloves I could think to try. I didn’t want to go with something elbow length, though, since that seemed like it would make the glamour feel too top-heavy. At first, I tried the Republican Signifer’s Fingerless Gloves, which took care of the wristbands, but the tattoos felt like a bit too much, and their leather didn’t blend well with the dress, either.
Thankfully, Shadowbringers gave us another pair of fingerless gloves for casters that function more like elbow-length ones when it comes to model mapping. While the Ravel Keeper’s Halfgloves still have some tattoos, they aren’t as prominent, and the silver bangles actually dovetail quite well with Alahra’s glasses. They’re sleek enough that they pair well with the dress’s elegant style, too, even if their style isn’t an exactly perfect match.
And now I have a solid caster glamour that should serve me quite well in the random event that I decide to do a dungeon on Red Mage instead of Ninja or Dark Knight for a change. I don’t know how likely that’ll be, since I never got used to Red Mage’s new bells and whistles after leveling it up, but I might do a run or two just for an excuse to wear the dress, which is undoubtedly my favorite piece from this round of Alliance Raid gear.