After I finished my last tank glamour, I thought I’d be mostly done fiddling with a look for Dark Knight until we hit the next major patch toward the end of February. While I definitely wasn’t planning to take that look into 5.2’s Main Scenario (which by all accounts looks like it’s finally going to give me the Amaurot content I’ve been pining for), I had one from earlier in the expansion that would serve well enough before I started picking up new gear to work with. So, I was mostly satisfied with where things stood.
But just in time for the game’s Starlight Festival (and all the snow in the city states that it brings), I got a lovely gift from my SO: a Rebel Coat. I’ve had my eye on the coat since it was added with 5.1, but the price has remained quite high with the rarity of its materials, and I’d had no luck acquiring them myself after a decent number of maps. Given the cost and my want to always stay at a certain gil threshold in case I find an opportunity to get a small house somewhere, I’d mostly decided to let the coat go, since I wasn’t entirely sure how I would use it anyway.
Glamour Components (Requirements: DRK/GNB/PLD/WAR 68)
Weapon: Odenta / Odenta Kai (Pure White)
Head: Reading Glasses
Body: Rebel Coat (Jet Black)
Hands: Gazelleskin Bracers of Fending (Jet Black)
Legs: No.2 Type B Leggings (Jet Black)
Feet: No2. Type B Boots (Jet Black)
Once I had the coat, though, it turned out I was mostly done already. It took the place of the Anemos Jacket without issue, and I found that I didn’t necessarily need to change a thing (aside from the color on the Odenta). I didn’t rest on my laurels, though. Back when I had been looking at the coat originally, I had hoped to use the Weathered Shadowbringer with it, which is far more massive than the slender Odenta. The weapon is large enough that it doesn’t work well at all with 2B’s sleek boots, so I started looking around for other options.
Mainly, I tried out the Expeditioner’s Thighboots (which didn’t seem to fit in with the coat’s texture), and then the Demonic Thighboots. The latter pair worked rather well, with the coat itself, but they still weren’t heavy enough to really work alongside the Shadowbringer. After some hemming and hawing about it, I settled on sticking with the Odenta for now, since I’ve been trying to view Dark Knight as an extension of Alahra’s ninjutsu anyway, with abilities such as Blackest Night serving as a stronger version of Rogue actions like Shade Shift.
For now I’m quite happy with the look despite changing only a single piece. Particularly, I think the Gazelleskin Bracers are more or less a perfect match for the coat, and the full look makes for a much more sensible option for Main Scenario than the last glamour. There’s a very good chance I’ll be using it for that come 5.2. I do have a couple further modifications in mind that I might move over to when the time comes, but for now I’m quite happy to stick with 2B’s boots. They’re still my favorite glamour piece in the game at the moment, so I don’t see any reason to give up on them now!
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