Often while leveling, glamours I put together fade quickly, since I’m not always the best about reapplying them when swapping in new gear for the dungeon breakpoints. That’s meant my Black Mage has been floundering for a little while now—since I knew I was looking to overhaul Alahra’s color palette, I never got around to putting her last glamour for it back into use. I haven’t really been sure what I want for it, though, so it’s taken me a little while to settle on something.
At first, I thought I’d try to do something lighter than the last look, and I had my eye on the Scion Liberator’s Jacket, which I’ve not used in quite a long time. I struggled anything unique to do with it, though, since it’s kind of tailor made for Alahra’s normal shorts/skirts and thighboots setup. It made for a solid idling piece, but—at least at present—we don’t have anything to pair it with that made it feel new again. So, I went back to the drawing board late the other night while I had a little time to kill.
Glamour Components (Requirements: BLM/RDM/SMN 60, Female)
Weapon: Kaladanda Lux (Replica)
Head: Holy Rainbow Hat
Body: Rebel Coat (Wine Red)
Hands: Pagos Field Dressing (Jet Black)
Legs: Star Velvet Bottoms of Casting (Jet Black)
Feet: Songbird Boots
As I got started, I had older looks with the Star Velvet Bottoms in mind, since I’ve long favored those for Black Mage but spent most of Stormblood using them in glamours for Red Mage instead. My first thought this go round was to work with the Summer Indigo Shirt, but I didn’t quite like the way that blended with the skirt on the Star Velvet. After a little browsing after that, I settled on using the Rebel Coat—and to begin with I started out with Dalamud Red. That quickly gave way to Pure White, though, since I always get a kick out of white Black Mage glamours.
From there I also decided I wanted to do something different from the usual glasses, starting out with the Red Beret (in black to match the coat’s leather bits). That didn’t really light any fires for me, though, and my eyes next landed on the old Forager’s Hat. The texture of that one seemed a little off, but I remembered that Heavensward had added another version of the model, so I went to take a look at that on the Market Board. In terms of color, the Holy Rainbow Hat works best with a dark red, but it had a much nicer texture for the look, so I ran with it.
I wanted something different in terms of gloves, too, since the Rebel Coat is one of the rare body pieces that has sleeves I actually like. My Dark Knight glamours so far haven’t really had them on display, and I wanted to make sure to show them off this time. I landed on the Pagos Field Dressing, since I thought the fingerless style seemed to fit the coat rather well and that handwraps seemed a better fit alongside the Star Velvet piece than fancy leather gloves would.
My hope is that having a new look gets me back into the habit of doing my Beast Tribe dailies on Black Mage again. I’ve fallen off from leveling lately (though I suppose that’s in part due to getting into some other games), and I’d really like to get back into the swing of things! While I had a vague goal of hitting all 80s by 5.2, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen unless I really buckle down, but that’ll be okay! The more important thing is that I look good while doing it, regardless of how long it takes!
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