We’re all more than aware that creating and wearing glamours is a staple in FFXIV Online. How can you possibly go about saving the star when you’re not looking your absolute best? The popular MMORPG is crawling with various pieces of armour to match all player preferences; ranging from heavy, ornate sets of armour to light, flowing robes.
Since there is such a vast quantity of gear in the game, I’ll be limiting this list to just job-exclusive outfits and not the ones anyone can equip, otherwise, we’d both be here all day.
Paglth’an Stop of Striking
Sitting at the top is the Paglth’an Top of Striking. I found it pretty difficult to just pick one of the Paglth’an tops. All of them are frankly stunning and are one of the few gearsets that look good on both genders and all races. Well-known for its rather liberal use of gold and habit of exposing lots of skin, this top is guaranteed to make you look like a true, battle-hardened warrior.
What I enjoy the most about the Paglth’an Top of Striking is the intricate-looking jewellery that’s placed all over the wearer’s chest, alongside the multiple golden rings that are fastened around their neck. It lets us step into the style of Amalj’aa and I’m so glad we got that opportunity.
To obtain this chest piece, you’ll need to farm the level 80 dungeon, Paglth’an, until the gear appears in a chest. To make your life easier, I recommend doing it as either a Monk or a Samurai so that you can get priority on those all-important rolls.
Samurai are synonymous with long, flowing robes that enhance their natural elegance. At first glance, the Saotome Jin-Baori doesn’t seem to properly fit the eastern, sword-wielding job. Adorned with various far eastern-inspired decorations, this chest piece is the perfect representation of the Samurai. Thanks to the small pieces of darkened steel armour, I’m fairly certain that this top is a combination of the heavy, ornate Samurai armour and the long, flowing robes it is primarily known for.
My favourite sections of the Saotome Jin-Baori are the wide, loose-fitting sleeves that reveal durable steel armguards. I’m very fond of the idea of having the Samurai wear a double-protective layer consisting of steel armour and silk robes. The small dagger that’s stowed away on the back of the chest piece is also a nice touch.
To get your hands on this elegant chest piece, you need to simply progress the Main Scenario Quest to a certain point before picking it up from an NPC vendor called Varsarudh, who can be found in Old Sharlayan; just behind the market board.
Fieldfiend’s Costume Shirt
If you’ve ever wanted to make a gardener glamour in FFXIV Online, this armour piece is right up your alley. This loose-fitting top gives off the carefree and calming nature that is encapsulated within the Botanist Job. The Fieldfiend’s Costume Shirt excels at keeping your Warrior of Light protected from all of the elements and looking stylish at the same time. As you might know, this outfit possesses no useful stats whatsoever and is solely used for glamour, which is perfect since it can be dyed in a wide range of colours.
My favourite part of the Fieldfiend’s Costume Shirt is the dungarees. I enjoy how casual and comfortable they look. I’ve yet to see a Disciple of the Land outfit that looks as good as the Fieldfiend’s Costume Shirt.
If you’re looking to get your hands on one, you need to amass a rather hefty total of 3000 Skybuilder Scrips in The Firmament, which can be found in Ishgard.
Gemfiend’s Costume Shirt
Surprise, it’s another Crafter-exclusive top! Classy, dandy and downright stylish are just a few adjectives to describe the Gemfiend’s Costume Shirt to a T. I distinctly remember spending hours grinding away in the Firmament just for this chest piece alone. Luckily, I am no stranger to farming glamours in FFXIV.
Consisting primarily of a white high-collar shirt, a black necktie and a black waistcoat; this top is something that complements every character who wears it. Regardless of race or gender. Although, it makes perfect sense that this fancy-looking top is exclusive to the Goldsmith job, considering their penchant for all things elegant and ornate. I highly recommend pairing it with some smart-looking slacks and shoes to complete the look.
There are almost too many things to mention about the Gemfiend’s Costume Shirt, but if I had to choose, I’m a big fan of the black necktie and the fact that the sleeves on the shirt are rolled up. It’s easily one of the most stylish outfits in the entire game and honestly, I’m a little bit upset that it can only be equipped by Goldsmiths!
Just like the entry above, the Gemfiend’s Costume Shirt is only obtainable from The Firmament by collecting 3000 Skybuilder Scrips.
Idealized Estoquer’s Bilaud
Anything belonging to the Red Mage Job is guaranteed to be fashionable, since it’s well-known for its innate, flashy and over-the-top nature. Naturally, its job-exclusive level 80 chestpiece is no exception to this rule.
Consisting of frills, large cuffs and gold-embroiled patterns, this bilaud turns heads regardless of who wears it. It gives off a regal and dignified appearance whilst also being dyeable. This explains why it’s so popular with Red Mages.
My favourite part of this top is easily the black necktie and the large white frills that travel down the width of the outfit. I’m also a big fan of the pendant choker that comes with the Idealized Estoquer Bilaud, it saves me the trouble of having to find a fitting necklace.
If you’re looking to get your hands on this piece of classy-looking armour; you’ll need to complete the trial, Memoria Miseria Extreme and hope that the chest-piece coffer drops from the chest. Alternatively, you can farm five High Legatus Idols by beating the fight numerous times and then turning them into C’intana in Revenant’s Toll, Mor Dhona.
YoRHa Type-53 Cloak of Scouting
It would be rather disingenuous of me to not include at least one Nier Automata-related armour piece on this list; considering that the series is renowned for its unique sense of style and fashion. It was honestly rather difficult to pick out a specific gear piece since they all look so good but eventually, I settled on the scouting glamour piece from FFXIV’s Puppet’s Bunker alliance raid.
Although it is practically devoid of colour, the more intricate details on the cloak to further stand out since there is nothing else to steal your attention away. The embroidered hem of the cloak is easily noticeable and stylish to boot. I’m also quite fond of the loose-fitting sleeves and the high-neck shirt that peeks out from underneath the cloak. Saying that my absolute favourite part of the YoRHa Type-53 Cloak is (obviously) the cloak itself.
To get this fashionable, avant-garde outfit, you’ll have to complete the Puppet’s Bunker alliance raid. Unfortunately, the Type-53 Cloak can only drop from the last boss of the raid and even then it’s not guaranteed. I recommend doing the raid as a Ninja. Just so you can get priority rolls on the cloak if it does miraculously appear.
This Alchemist-exclusive top is humble but fashionable at the same time. It’s one of the few level 90 crafting sets that look inspired and unique.
The defining feature of this outfit is the medium-length cape that sits behind the wearer at all times. It even comes complete with a half-cloak. Between the ruffled shirt, the tightly-wrapped leather belts and the puffy sleeves; the Cauldronsoph’s Mantle feels more like a Shadowbringers-inspired outfit as opposed to an Endwalker one.
As you might’ve already guessed, my favourite part of this gear is the half-cloak. I love how it doesn’t impede on the rest of the outfit, only adding to it overall. This allows other facets of the Caludronsooph’s Mantle to shine, like the small potion bottles attached to the leather belt.
To get this piece, you’ll need to exchange 300 Purple Scrips to any Scrip Exchange NPC in the major city states.
Gunbreakers have always been the tanks with the most glamour sense in FFXIV. With the release of Endwalker, that certainly didn’t change.
This shiny, black Allegiance Coat adds a sleek and serious nature to the Gunbreaker. They are usually used to bulky tank armour, thanks to them always going into battle, guns blazing. The Allegiance Coat has too many buckles than it knows what to do with; I enjoy that kind of fashion statement. The entire coat consists of nothing but black and gold, which is a pretty good selling point all by itself.
My favourite part of this outfit, however, is the white fur collar and the fashionably tucked-in shirt. It only further accentuates Gunbreaker’s natural cool factor and shows off its potential for other non-bulky outfits for further expansions.
To get this coat, simply complete the Endwalker MSQ and then pick it up from Varsarudh in Old Sharlayan.
There’s only one choice for a chestpiece if you’re looking to glamour for your Reaper in FFXIV. The Reaper’s Corselet has the perfect amount of style and edginess to perfectly complement this dark, destructive job.
The first thing that catches your eye with this outfit is the long cape, which is a bit mangled and worn-out towards the bottom. This adds to the Reaper’s natural mysterious charm. Although a considerable part of the corselet hides behind the large cuff of the cape, the parts that are visible show that it consists of a mix of skin-tight, light armour and cloth.
My favourite bit of the Corselet is the small utility belt, wrapped around the wearer’s waist. Unfortunately, it’s the only thing that stands out on the entire chestpiece if you choose to ignore the mantle.
Consisting of silver chains, pendants and other odd-looking devices; the Diadact’s Coat gives off the impression of an intelligent academic. This sounds about right considering that this coat is exclusive to the newly-added Sage job.
With its satisfying combination of brilliant blue and pristine white; this coat reminds me of something a doctor would wear since it’s so smart and clean-looking. The Didact’s Coat isn’t slacking when it comes to detail. Especially how the silver chains fall or how the hem of the coat is separated from the long robes that travel down either side of the garment.
My favourite part about the Didact’s coat is the large, blue diamond-shaped pendant that sits in the centre of the outfit. Not only is it only eye-catching but the jewellery also leads your eyes to look at the other aspects of the coat.
Simply progress the Main Scenario Quest before picking up the Didact’s Coat from Varsarudh in Old Sharlayan.
Overall, all of these outfits pieces perfectly fit the identity of their chosen job. They’re some of the best-made, non-Mogstation glamours available in FFXIV Online. Naturally, I had many more alternative outfits to add to this list but frankly, this would list would never end.
Remember that this list is simply my opinion and that the glamour pieces on this list are only a tiny part of FFXIV‘s massive collection of clothing. It’s truly down to you to find your style within this game.
(Credit goes to LuLu for the video)