I’ve been playing Scholar a lot recently, as I’m down to needing just two more pieces of Shadowless gear from Heroes’ Gauntlet—one for healers and one for ranged DPS. At that point I’ve found it better to run via the Duty Finder rather than with Trusts for more chances at seeing the drops I need, so I also like to make sure I’ve got Need privileges when I go! After having largely abandoned healing sometime in Stormblood and not ever getting back into it for Shadowbringers, it’s been a welcome change, to be honest.
It’s been several months since my last healer glamour though, and I’ve actually been using a minorly updated version of a much older glamour for the majority of my runs (the only difference is a new hat, shown here). The Late Allagan Coat is one of those pieces I love from the front and less so from the back, though, since both the length and shape in the back bug me, so I’ve lowkey been wanting to sort out a new healer glamour for a little bit. I hadn’t been particularly active in that regard, though, since the new NieR healer body is one of the pieces I’ve got my eye on, and I thought I’d work around that if I ever got it.
Glamour Components (Requirements: AST/SCH/WHM 60)
Weapon: Tetrabiblos (Pure White)
Head: Late Allagan Cap of Healing (Pure White)
Body: Hraesvelgr Jacket (Pure White)
Hands: Augmented Preceptor’s Gloves (Pure White)
Legs: No.2 Type B Leggings (Pure White)
Feet: No.2 Type B Boots (Pure White)
But as I prepped for this post, I had the Hraesvelgr Jacket out again, and I realized it’d also make a great piece for Scholar, since I often prefer jackets for the job. That started some wheels turning, and since I had given the jacket the Jet Black treatment last time, I went to the other end of the spectrum. I’ve mostly been focused on black for Shadowbringers (and likely will be for at least sometime after, given how much the expansion has changed my perception of her character), but I still like a solid white glamour when I can make one work and thought it would make for something different.
After my experience with the top last time, I knew boots were going to prove troublesome, so I went straight for something plain this time in the 2B boots. I’ve always liked how striking they look in white but rarely used them that way—plus I actually enjoy the dirt-caked feet on them, which is far more noticeable with the boots in white, for combat glamours quite a bit. Naturally, the 2B tights were a natural fit after settling on the boots, and I’d been missing them anyway, since they’ve not been a normal part of my looks for quite some time now.
At this point, I thought I had things easy for the rest. I already knew of a gloves model that would work, since healers have unique access to a dyeable version of the Aurum Dress Gloves I used last time—the Gyuki Leather Dress Gloves. But the rub turned out to be that those feature gold instead of silver, making them clash with the jacket. The original Valerian Shaman’s Dress Gloves had the silver but were in purple, which almost got me to reconsider the direction of the entire look (perhaps incorporating my beloved Omnilex Nexus), but I was too enamored with the Pure White jacket to shift gears. Instead, I opted for my favorite clean dress gloves: the Shire ones, which do that cool thing of displaying rings, even if they don’t cover the feathers on the wrists of the jacket that I’m not so fond of.
With all the key pieces in place, I needed something for a headpiece. Glasses felt a little too plain once I tried those on, so I started thinking about hats I might use. Nothing really clicked until I tried on the Late Allagan one again, after growing fond of it while running Heroes’ Gauntlet so much. I’ve always imagined that Alahra doesn’t have much natural talent for magic, so I enjoy giving her Disciple of Magic jobs magitek “assistance,” like the old Ironworks Optics, and the Late Allagan gear gives off a similar vibe and also creates a sort of “operator” vibe, too.
While I might end up swapping in the new body from Puppets’ Bunker, I’m honestly happy enough with the Hraesvelgr Jacket on healer that I’m not sure I’ll need to make any changes for awhile. It’s also been nice to get comfortable on a healing class again after leveling White Mage, which ended up being a bit of a miserable experience for me. Scholar has always been a much better fit for my healing style, though with every run I miss Scholar’s old DoT effects and Bane a little more.