We’ve just gotten the potentially last patch of the 5.2 series with 5.25, including the beginning of the new Blades of Gunnhildr quest series, but before I get into first impressions of that new content, I want to get caught up on gear set galleries if I can. And that means it’s time to take a look the casting set from Anamnesis Anyder. A recolor of the still popular Shire Philosopher’s gear from Heavensward, this one maintains the familiar blue, green, and gold scheme of the other Anamnesis sets.
Set Pieces (Requirements: BLM/RDM/SMN 80)
Head: Anamnesis Hat of Casting
Body: Anamnesis Coat of Casting
Hands: Anamnesis Gloves of Casting
Legs: Anamnesis Hose of Casting
Feet: Anamnesis Thighboots of Casting
In terms of modeling, the set suffers from the usual sort of clipping problems you would expect. The Coat is wide enough that hands can clip through it, and its collar is just prominent enough to run into issues with some longer hairstyles (some longer hairstyles are just fine, though, since the collar is fairly close to the shoulders). Tail clipping isn’t egregious and mostly visible during motion—nothing au ra and miqo’te players aren’t used to by now. Outside of these familiar clips, there’s nothing new to report on this set.
Like the other Anamnesis sets, each piece of this one is dyeable (with example shots in the gallery showing off the set in Snow White). While many of the other sets largely duplicate the original dyeing pattern of the Shire sets they’re based on, this one shifts some of the dyeable color channels around, resulting in some unfortunate secondary dyeing of things like the Coat’s collar but also the interesting ability to change the color of its tie. That said, for most purposes, the Shire Philosopher’s set is probably going to be more flexible for glamours (at least when it comes to dyes), so the main reason to use the Anamnesis set instead is for its greater amount of gold accents compared to the Shire set, which has far more silver.
By now it’s a bit of a refrain, but the difficulty in acquiring this set compared to its Tomestone predecessor greatly diminishes its value from a glamour perspective. Different accents and dyeing patterns might be final piece of a thorny glamour puzzle, but beyond that, there are easier versions of these models to obtain, and I’d recommend you focus on those instead!
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