Within the last week, I pushed Astrologian to level 80, leaving just one more job to finish before I finally receive my Amaro. Though I never imagined it would be the last of my jobs to go, all I need to do now is get Machinist to 80, and then I won’t have to level again until 6.0. Relative to many others, I’m decidedly behind the curve on leveling this expansion, but now that I’m so close, I’m pushing a little more actively to get there.
I’ve not really had a proper glamour for Machinist in quite some time, though, so I knew if I was going to get somewhere on it I should probably work out something new. As far as ideas went, I had more or less nothing, except that I thought I might like to return to the color red as we move from the “end” of Shadowbringers into the prologue to the game’s next expansion (which so far seems like it will take place back in the Source, rather than in one of the remaining Shards).
Jobs: BRD/DNC/MCH — Level: 70 — Gender: Female
Weapon: Replica High Allagan Pistol
Head: Princess’s Peach Corsage (Metallic Gold)
Body: Replica High Allagan Coat of Aiming
Hands: Replica High Allagan Gloves of Aiming
Legs: Skallic Bottoms of Aiming (Jet Black)
Feet: Scion Healer’s Highboots
After digging through my retainers and my glamour dresser, I didn’t really have any inspiration, so I next turned to the Market Board. Normally when I do leveling glamours I’m in something of a hurry (because I wanna actually get to leveling!), avoiding pieces I’ve not used before. This time, though, the High Allagan Coat grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go.
Despite the fact that the model’s been around since the middle of A Realm Reborn, I’ve never given it so much as a second thought. Coats of this nature rarely strike my fancy on female miqo’te, since the wide angles don’t really suit my style. But the color scheme was absolutely on point for this one, so I picked one up to play with.
Naturally, with something like this, the actual choices were fairly simple: High Allagan Gloves to complement the robe, Scion Healer’s Highboots for the color scheme (these were, in fact, a big part of why I’ve been interested in a return to red), and the Skallic Bottoms to give some coverage that made thematic sense while letting me keep the always necessary thigh gap. For a final touch, I went with the Peach Corsage again. While I couldn’t get a decent match to the coat’s gold with any of our Metallic dyes, Metallic Gold is close enough to trick the eyes.
Still relatively simple in terms of execution here, of course: I had to get to leveling, after all! I’ve actually enjoyed the way the coat looks in motion, though, especially with all the jumps and flips and spins that Machinist has for its higher level animations. It’s visually pleasing in ways I did not at all expect! Sadly, the glamour itself is so out of Alahra’s normal wheelhouse that I’m not sure it’s one I could hold onto longterm, but for now, it’s fun!