Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Striking

I’m now closing in on the end of my Heroes’ Gauntlet grind for the Shadowless sets, with just two sets to complete remaining (with just one piece each remaining for the Aiming and Healing sets). Casting is waiting in the wings (and will probably go up next week!), and this last week I finally managed […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Maiming

I’ve had decent luck collecting Shadowless gear from Heroes’ Gauntlet so far—I’m down to just three pieces to complete the entire cycle already (and that’s after having been fairly casual in my farming compared to how hard I went on Anamnesis Anyder). Today I’ll be showcasing the Maiming set. Like the Fending set from last […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Scouting DPS #43

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 […]

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She Fairly Gleamed: Brooding Silence

This is Chapter Two of my ongoing Emet-Selch/Azem fanfiction, now featuring Hythlodaeus in addition to spoilers for Patch 5.3. You can find the first part here. More chapters are in the works, since this whole thing has ballooned into a lot more in my head than I originally intended! As I mentioned previously, future installments […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Fending

Of the gear sets from The Heroes’ Gauntlet, the Shadowless Fending set is one of two that doesn’t heavily pull from the familiar Ascian robes for much of its inspiration (with the other being the Maiming gear). While the overall color palette is in keeping with typical Ascian garb, this set is a far better […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #38

Often enough, after I take care of a review for a new cash shop glamour set, I put the pieces in storage and rarely think of them again. Usually, such sets don’t really suit Alahra, but every now and again, I really strike gold. That’s the case for the new Dirndl’s Attire, which does something […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Dirndl’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Bergsteiger’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Scouting

As per usual with my gear set farming for Shadowbringers dungeons, I’ve had rather middling to bad luck collecting the Shadowless sets from the Heroes’ Gauntlet. I’ve seen more of the Aiming Coat than I can count at this point, while I’ve yet to see several of the others. But I did finally cap off […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Aurum Attire of War

In addition to the usual new dungeon sets (which I’m working on collecting!), Patch 5.3 also brought with it an overhaul of FFXIV‘s new player experience, including quest streamlining for A Realm Reborn and a host of new armor sets for the game’s original leveling dungeons. These new sets all use older models, many of […]

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