Glamour Spotlight: Dark Knight #3

As will come as no surprise, switching over to a tank main for Shadowbringers has given me all sorts of trouble with glamours. Alahra has only rarely looked right in heavier armor to me, and my struggles with creating armored tank glamours are well documented across the site. Most of the time, that means my […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Dragoon #4

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me in FFXIV. As the last major task to round out my initial run of gear set galleries for Shadowbringers, I’ve been working pretty steadily on Dragoon. As far back as A Realm Reborn, I’ve nearly always leveled Dragoon close to last (if not last) during each […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Weaver #1

Now that we have a slightly narrower release window for Patch 5.1 of Shadowbringers—late October—I don’t feel like I have to scramble quite so hurriedly to have all of the 5.0 dungeon gear set galleries up on the site in time. That means I can get back to sprinkling in some glamours I’ve been sitting […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Maiming DPS #7

For a couple weeks now, I’ve been focused pretty exclusively on finishing gear set galleries for the initial round of dungeons in Shadowbringers. That’s meant a lot of leveling dungeons and not a ton of time to sit around and glamour. I’m getting into the home stretch, though! As far as getting one of every […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #35

My distaste for FFXIV‘s heavy armor is well-documented by this point, but it’s been rearing its head more readily ever since I took up Dark Knight as my de facto main in Shadowbringers. Outside of the new Voeburtite Jacket, the expansion hasn’t added much in the way of new armor that fits my preferred tank […]

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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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Gear Set Gallery: Ravel Keeper’s Garb of Scouting

Up next in the continuing series of gear set galleries for Shadowbringers is the Ravel Keeper’s Garb of Scouting. I’ve actually been sitting on this set for quite some time, but I’ve I didn’t come up with a priority system for posting these before I started this project (and I really should have!), so it’s […]

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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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Gear Set Gallery: The Forgiven’s Garb of Aiming

Just in case the World of Darkness gear re-colors from Stormblood weren’t enough for your tastes, the final leveling dungeon of Shadowbringers offers another round of them! Each of the Forgiven sets from the dungeon re-uses the sets with a new color scheme (and a subtly different dyeing patterns), and the Forgiven’s Garb of Aiming […]

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