I thought I was done sorting out glamours with the 2B leggings, but the recent 5.15 patch threw that out the window—at least a little bit, anyway. No doubt anyone whose used the leggings is familiar with the unique body shape modification bundled in with the model, but as it turns out that caused some clipping issues with certain body pieces (though I hadn’t found any myself). In an unprecedented move, the developers actually implemented a flag to flatten the leggings in the back whenever they’re worn with a body piece that extends past the waist (which is most of them).
With longer pieces (such as most robes and gowns), the change isn’t that noticeable, but FFXIV also has a large number of body pieces that feature belts, pouches, and other hangings-on around the waist, many of which otherwise leave any leg gear mostly visible. The modified version of the item looks less unnaturally flat, and unfortunately, the change hit my most recent Aiming glamour, which I had grown rather fond of. Due to dyeing issues, I couldn’t just swap in the Anemos Jacket for the Gaganaskin Jacket of Aiming, either, since the former treats the jacket as a secondary channel for dye, rather than a primary one (which results in a grey jacket instead of a white one).
Glamour Components (Requirements: BRD/DNC/MCH 60)
Head: Reading Glasses (Ul Brown)
Body: Kirimu Coat (Jet Black)
Hands: Augmented Shire Conservator’s Gloves (Jet Black)
Legs: No.2 Type B Leggings (Jet Black)
Feet: No.2 Type B Boots (Jet Black)
I suppose the rush of nostalgia I got from putting together my healer glamour a few days ago was still lingering, as I found myself gravitating toward the Kirimu Coat. I’ve not done much with the coat (or any of its variants since early on in Stormblood, but for a long time it was one of my favorite glamour bases in the whole game. In those days, I nearly always paired the coat with the Light Steel Subligar, but part of the reason I moved away from it was because of how exposed the result looked, with the subligar being so low on the waist.
2B’s leggings, though, have a higher waist while still being slim and even coming with a lovely pair of tights to complement the boots. As a result, I was easily able to go back to the Kirimu Coat without regret. My one gripe is that with Alahra’s new hair style, she now has to contend with hair clipping thanks to the coat’s high collar, but so far at least that hasn’t been grating on me. We’ll have to see how long that lasts, as hair style issues aren’t something I’ve had to deal with in the past, since I used Minfilia’s hair for so very long.
For the other two pieces, Alahra’s glasses need no introduction at this point, so I won’t dwell on them. Somewhat new, at least in combination with the Kirimu Coat, are the Augmented Shire Conservator’s Gloves. I’ve grown fond of them since first pairing them with the Alliance Jacket of Aiming near the end of Stormblood, and they’re the perfect sort of slim glove to go along with the Kirimu Coat, too. With everything in place, it honestly feels pretty good to be back on an old favorite like this, with the new 2B gear giving it some novelty once more.
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