While I’m still working on various Neo-Ishgardian glamours, the addition of Y’shtola’s Shadowbringers set to the Mog Station sent me on a slight detour. I’ve been waiting forever for the set, given the high boots that come with it, and I simply had to do something with them before getting back to the Neo-Ishgardian gear. Of course, I pondered using the two together, but I quickly found that the texture of the Scion Sorceress’s High Boots didn’t really jive with the Neo-Ishgardian style, so I had to find another direction.
As much as I love the new boots (and I really love them), they are somewhat challenging to work with. As mentioned in the review, their leather texture is not of the sort that we commonly see in FFXIV, and that makes finding elements to outright match them difficult. That’s not so much of an issue for a look where they’re more of an accessory (such as Y’shtola’s own, where the emphasis is very much on her gown), but when aiming for a look that has the boots more prominently on display, I found things to not be so simple.
Glamour Components (Requirements: AST/SCH/WHM 60, Female)
Weapon: Fae Cane (Jet Black)
Head: Reading Glasses
Body: Hooded Fireglass Leather Vest (Jet Black)
Hands: (Common) Makai Moon Guide’s Fingerless Gloves
Legs: (Common) Makai Moon Guide’s Fingerless Gloves
Feet: Scion Sorceress’s High Boots
After some digging around, I found that the boots do pair well with a piece for which I’ve been trying to find a solid match for a long time now: the Makai healing gloves. Like Y’shtola’s new boots, they don’t match many other fabrics in the game (at least in their default color), and it’s always been a struggle to use them alongside any previous thighboots. While the two pieces don’t exactly match, they’re similar enough in style to pair well as the core for a healer look.
From there I brought in the Makai Quartertights to add a little more of a foundation for the unique character of the gloves. That resulted in a pretty “sporty” sort of core, which is generally an aesthetic I like quite a lot for Alahra on magic-based jobs. With that in mind, the most natural addition felt like the Fireglass Vest (or the Adventurer’s version, with the undershirt), which is a body piece I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of after initially not much caring for it. While I considered something like the No.2 Type B Goggles or the Scion Rogue’s Bandana to give the look a bit of a different flair from my usual, I was happy enough just using the new boots, so I stuck with Alahra’s glasses.
For the most part, I plan to use this one while I level White Mage. For my capped Scholar I’m eyeing in the Neo-Ishgardian Top instead, and I’ll hopefully be getting around to doing more glamours with those this week, since prices have come down quite a bit on my home server. Which body piece I get around to using next is anyone’s guess—I’ve got vague ideas for several of them at this point, but it’ll probably be whim that settles the question when I sit down to do another!