So far Patch 5.3 has been slow on the glamour front for me. The main patch added several items I’d like to play around with, but they’re pretty much all from Puppets’ Bunker. That means I’m largely limited by the weekly lockout in how glamour-focused I can be. I’m not personally finding the new raid to be very fun, either, so outside of the burst of runs I did to get my main target item, I’ve been sticking to a single run a week and rolling on whatever seems vaguely interesting or useful—which hasn’t won me any exciting new glamour possibilities yet!
What 5.3 has given me was access to upgraded Crystarium gear, though. While I could take or leave most of the sets, I grew quite fond of the Scouting coat (after initially thinking it was ridiculous, actually), and I’ve been looking forward to a dyeable version of it for quite some time now. To that end, I spent much of the last month or so of 5.2 working on Hunts so I could get an “extra” twine to upgrade the coat without impacting my main’s progress. I didn’t quite get enough currency to do so on day one, but I got there a little ways into the new patch.
Glamour Components (Requiremets: NIN 80, Female)
Head: Reading Glasses (Ul Brown)
Body: Augmented Crystarium Coat of Scouting (Jet Black)
Hands: Shire Emissary’s Gloves
Legs: Scion Healer’s Halftights / Lady’s Knickers (Black)
Feet: Ishgardian Thighboots (Jet Black)
Naturally, given Alahra’s aesthetic preferences, I was going to be working in Jet Black. Moving away from the browns I was using to match the coat’s default colors opened up a number of options I couldn’t really use before. For gloves, favorites like the Molybdenum Armguards of Scouting were suddenly viable (since they have a non-dyeable black channel that doesn’t work well with the coat in brown), but in the end I decided to stick with the Emissary’s Gloves (which, as an added bonus no longer need the dyeable version—if you happen to still be hanging on to those and don’t want to spring for the Augmented ones, anyway). Either pair works pretty well though, I think, depending on what you’re going for.
I also finally had options for shorts, which I’d always wanted for the look to begin with. Ninja doesn’t have many solid options here, with other roles far better off, and none of those they do have really fitting the aesthetic of the coat (in brown, anyway). Would that they had a version of the Makai Quartertights, but they don’t! The classic halftights/knickers are what I normally go for as a result on Ninja, and with the coat in black, I could finally use them instead of the Light Steel Subligar I was using before.
The final change was to boots. While I probably could have gotten away with the Ishgardian Thighboots originally, I didn’t like the texture clash between them and the coat’s non-dyed appearance. I’m more accustomed to that sort of thing for black glamours (since the game’s black fabrics and dyes almost never really coincide completely), which let me use the far nicer Ishgardian boots over the more rugged Expeditioner’s Thighboots. With that done, the look was complete, and thus Alahra seems to be moving into the long black coat phase of her life (trust me, I’ve got my eyes on the Striking and Maiming coats from Bunker, too!).
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