Patch 5.1 First Impressions & Glamour Spotlight: Striking #35

I’ve had a bit of time with Patch 5.1 so far, and I have to say I’m generally impressed. Following up the incredible Shadowbringers 5.0 launch, I was both excited for the next major patch and a little nervous. The new expansion launch was so good that I wasn’t sure the next installment could ever […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Voeburtite Garb of Striking

Sharing models with the Scouting set from Dohn Mheg, the Voeburtite Striking gear shares most of its colors with that set as well. However, it sets itself apart by adding an additional color: the bright reds so often used on Striking gear throughout FFXIV. Combined with the greens and browns that are shared with the […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Nabaath Garb of Striking

It’d be charitable to describe much of the Nabaath gear as fashionable, but I think the Nabaath Garb of Striking takes the award for least fashionable among them. Cobbled together from a mix of crafting gear (including a leather apron) and crafted tank gear from Stormblood, this set from Malikah’s Well lacks some of the […]

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Gear Set Gallery: The Forgiven’s Garb of Striking

I’ve said much of what needs to be said about the Forgiven’s Striking gear already, since it shares models with the Scouting gear that’s also from Mt. Gulg, a set that I covered a few rounds through the dungeons ago. Like that set, this one offers up some light, dyeable armor of the kind that’s […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Ravel Keeper’s Garb of Striking

Largely sharing models with the Scouting gear from the same dungeon, the Ravel Keeper’s Garb of Striking follows along thematically with the rest of the sets from The Qitana Ravel, a new dungeon from the Shadowbringers expansion. Serving well as tribal or ceremonial garb that’s lighter fare than other options in the same vein, the […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Lakeland Garb of Striking

At a glance, it can be a bit difficult to distinguish the Lakeland Garb of Striking from the corresponding Scouting set from the first dungeon of Shadowbringers. Both sets are based on the Bogatyr’s Garb from A Realm Reborn, and both have largely similar color schemes centered around shades of brown and black. The devil […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Monk #12

As I mentioned it likely would be soon, my Monk is 80 now! I’m currently waffling between gearing it or gearing Dark Knight moving forward, but whether I focus on it as my main job for awhile or not, I’ll definitely be using it as my primary DPS until Ninja gets some much-needed changes. Even […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Monk #11

Way back in Stormblood, I had the idea that, in-character, Alahra was going to retire from adventuring after the events of the 4.0 Main Scenario. I wanted a way to explain a potential main job shift, since I wasn’t sure I was going to keep playing Ninja even back then. In her retirement, I imagined […]

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Glamour Roundup: The End of Stormblood

As we approached the end of Heavensward, I finalized a glamour for each of the game’s main armor types in Pure White, using some of my favorite pieces from the expansion. Around the same time, I used my complete lack of skill in image editing to cobble together a new header for the site, featuring […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #34

Things have been a little hectic since my last post, so I’m only just now getting around to doing a write-up for another glamour I did around the same time—this one for Monk. I want to keep my options open going into Shadowbringers, as I’ve gotten a bit disillusioned with Ninja’s gameplay design, and I […]

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