On Blue Mage & FFXIV’s Limited Jobs

In my summary of the Shadowbringers announcement from this year’s North American FFXIV Fan Festival, I only really touched briefly on my own thoughts. If you follow me on Twitter, though, you probably know that I’m rather frustrated by the way Blue Mage will be implemented in the game come Patch 4.5. My thoughts on the […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Casters #37

Like I mentioned last time, I’m finally getting around to picking up the Bonewicca glamour gear from Swallow’s Compass, and along with the Shadow’s Chestpiece, I also picked up the Whisperer’s Jacket. With its fancy “wings,” the Jacket is probably one of the most unique we’ve seen in FFXIV so far, and I assumed that meant I’d […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Casters #36 (All Saints’ Wake 2018)

One thing that’s always vexed me when putting together glamours for All Saints’ Wake is that Pumpkin Orange Dye doesn’t match the shades of orange used on the seasonal glamour items. Most of the time, Sunset Orange has worked better, but even that’s not a perfect match, since it lacks some of the brightness of […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Red Mage #7

On the whole, Stormblood has honestly presented me with a pretty huge glamour conundrum. We’re roughly two-thirds of the way through the expansion (or halfway, if the possibility of a 4.6/4.7 mentioned by Yoshida comes to fruition), and I’ve gotten almost no new glamour staples. With very few exceptions, I’ve disliked almost every new set that we’ve […]

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Fantasia Spotlight #3: Female Hyur (Casters)

It’s Fantasia time again! I’d been looking forward to the day I got to work with a female hyur for the first time, and that day’s finally come! I’ve always been a huge fan of their race-specific starting armor (as well as their Hempen Camise and Pantalettes). But as I approached the day when I […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Summoner #1

It occurs to me as I sit down to write this post that, in the four and a half years (give or take a month) since the introduction of the glamour system to FFXIV, I have never used Summoner-specific gear in a glamour until this one. Naturally, that comes down mainly to the fact that I […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Black Mage #3

At this point, it’s pretty safe to say that glamour potential alone is going to keep me interested in Eureka for some time to come, as I keep getting ideas for ways to use the dyeable Artifact Armor sets. While I had planned to finish off the Anemos Storyteller’s set for Bard, the realization that […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Red Mage #6

Given my frustrations with Pure White Dye, my glamours that use it tend to be fairly rare. Because it’s always a background goal for me to have good white glamours for Alahra, though (her title is “The White” after all!), if I do manage to get a couple of them that work, I have to […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Casters #35

My Red Mage is just about all set with Anemos gear now, with only two pieces remaining. But, since I jumped the gun on a Red Mage-specific glamour, the couple of pieces remaining ended up really disrupting the glamour for my Black Mage and Summoner. I don’t really play either of them, since if I […]

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