Gear Set Gallery: Ravel Keeper’s Garb of Fending

One of my favorite round of gear sets from the initial launch of Shadowbringers has to be the Ravel Keeper’s gear. In general, FFXIV doesn’t offer a lot in the way of “tribal” aesthetics, but so far each expansion has had at least one dungeon that offers something in that vein. (In Heavensward, we had […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #34 (Level 80 Update)

I finally hit 80 and finished the Main Scenario Quest for Shadowbringers earlier this week. I’m still working through everything I want to say about that (which could very well be a lot), but in the meantime, it was time to iterate on my Dark Knight glamour since I always like to do so after […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Lakeland Armor of Fending

The new Lakeland Armor of Fending in Shadowbringers is, like the other sets of Lakeland gear, a recolor. This one is somewhat unique in that its original source is not another dungeon, but rather a set of crafted leveling gear originally designed for Scouting and Striking DPS classes (the level 66 “white” gear from Stormblood, […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #33

Alahra’s appearance is a huge part of FFXIV to me, and that fact hit me in the face like a brick on the first day of Early Access that I sat down to play the new Main Scenario. As I always do, I began the journey on Ninja, Alahra’s main job, rocking a Jet Black […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #32

Although I’m more excited for Dancer personally—since it’s a better fit for Alahra than either Bard or Machinist—I’m actually most likely to level Gunbreaker before it, since I’m hoping it will be a good fit for Lynahra. I’ve been struggling to find her class identity pretty much since the moment of her creation in FFXIV, […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Disciple of War #1

Patron of the site David Haig (@DavidHaig1) had an interesting request, something of a challenge: a glamour that had a total item level no larger than 100, which got me to look at lower level gear in a new light. If you’d like to make requests of your own, you can support Fashion Ninjutsu on Patreon. […]

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Fantasia Spotlight #6: Female Hyur (Tanks)

Even though we’re in the midst of All Saints’ Wake, I figured I needed to take a detour this week and work out this month’s Fantasia glamour before it was too late! This month, the vote came up for another glamour featuring a female hyur, and since I did one for a midlander before, I […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #31

When it comes to glamours, Lynahra gives me a lot less freedom to explore, since she’s a much more narrowly defined character than her sister Alahra. Where Alahra’s FFXIV incarnation has become more cosmopolitan over time, in keeping with the game’s weird anachronistic range of fashion and aesthetics, Lynahra’s characterization has taken the opposite path […]

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Fantasia Spotlight #4: Female Lalafell (Paladin)

Regularly using Fantasia has been a pretty interesting experience for me. Each of my attempts at re-creating Alahra as another race has been more successful than the last, with the most recent one working out rather well in particular. With that one, I learned to have Alahra’s customization details on hand, which meant I quickly managed […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #30

When I got this month’s other Patron Request, for a tank glamour with “minimal metal,” with studded leather in games like Dungeons & Dragons being given as an example, I thought I’d have an easy time of it. Though I’ve never really used them much for glamour, there are a handful of leather jackets among the […]

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