Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #40 / Scouting DPS #44

We’re probably a couple weeks from Patch 5.4 now, while there’s plenty to be excited about as with any new raid tier patch, I think the thing I’m looking forward to the most is the upcoming Monk rework. I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the job in FFXIV—it’s the job I would main if […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #39

With my initial interest in Bojza Southern Front having cratered following my personal clash with the design goals at its core and my primary relic weapons complete for the time being, gameplay’s been taking a back seat for me in the game once again. Instead, I’ve mostly been leaning hard into roleplaying to pass much […]

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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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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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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #37

Like plenty of folks, I’ve been taking something of a low-key break from FFXIV over the past couple of months, what with Patch 5.3 (understandably!) behind schedule and all. I’ve got all of the initial Blades of Gunnhildr that I want, and since I don’t really do Extreme or Savage content anymore, I’m largely out […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS #36

I’ve struggled to come up with a relic glamour for Monk’s new Samsara from the Blades of Gunnhildr. While its colors are generally up my alley, with red, black, and gold all featuring heavily in my glamours over the years, Monk in particular lacks solid glamour options that cover all three in a way that […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Monk #17

Though I couldn’t tell you why, I’ve always loved tonfa as a weapon for martial artists in games (with a particular favorite tonfa user being Talim from Soul Calibur), so I was quite stoked to pick up Monk’s new relic tonfa for Shadowbringers. Though I didn’t get them straight away (Dark Knight and Ninja naturally […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Anamnesis Garb of Striking

Next up of the gearsets from Anamnesis Anyder is the Striking garb, this one a recolor of the Shire Pankratiast’s gear from the end of Heavensward. As with the other sets in the cycle of Anamnesis gear, this one swaps the original black leather for brown, resulting in an overall color palette of browns, blues, […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Monk #16

Though I was initially torn on the Neo-Ishgardian gear, after putting together an initial glamour for Dark Knight using the new top, the overall style grew on me rather quickly. All the frills and gowns across the various sets (for females, anyway) are the sorts of things I normally avoid on Alahra’s glamours, but the […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Monk #15

I’ve had Artifact sets on the brain recently. Though we’re not yet to Patch 5.2, part of me is already looking forward to Patch 5.3 because that’s when we’ll hopefully see the addition of A Realm Reborn to the New Game Plus system. Back before the system was first introduced, I got the idea to […]

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