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Everyone knows that making your character have strong stats and abilities is only one half of making a good character in an MMORPG. The second (and arguably more important) half is making your character look good.
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Fortunately for FFXIV players, Square Enix’s magnum opus has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to letting players dress up their characters nicely, and the glamour system allows players to personalize their characters without having to worry about the stats as much.
We’re here to go through everything you need to know about glamour in FFXIV, including what it does and how to unlock it.
What is Glamour in Final Fantasy XIV
Before explaining how to unlock glamour, we believe it’s important that you know what glamour is in the first place. To put it simply, it allows players to transform the appearance of their gear to that of another gear they possess.
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Now, some of you might be thinking that this sounds completely unnecessary, as you can just change your gear manually. Well, by using glamour, the gear you apply glamour to retains its statistics and only changes forms. This means you can have the stats of an ugly high level gear but the appearance of a good looking low level gear.
How to Unlock Glamour in Final Fantasy XIV
Before you unlock glamour, there is one thing you need to do first which is be level 15 or higher, otherwise you won’t be able to access the quest that unlocks it. After meeting this requirement, head to Vesper Bay in Western Thanalan, and speak with Swyrgeim who can be found leaning against a wall on the bay’s main square.
By speaking with her, you’ll first have to complete one quest that will unlock dyes. Completing that and speaking with her again will unlock the quest ‘If I had a Glamour’, which will ask you to bring Swyrgeim some blood orange juice.
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Fortunately, getting it isn’t hard at all as it can be purchased in the local inn from Folclind. Bring the blood orange juice to Swyrgeim to complete the quest and get the ability to apply glamour and use glamour plates.
If you want to craft your own glamour prisms, first switch to a disciple of the hand class that’s level 15 or higher and speak with Swyrgeim (after completing ‘If i had Glamour’) to start the quest “Absolutely Glamourous”.
Finish the quest to start unlocking glamour prism crafting on each crafting class, as well as to get the ability to craft glamour dispellers.
How to Glamour a Gear in Final Fantasy XIV
Unlocking everything related to glamour is all well and good, but it’s also important to know how to glamour your gear. To do so,
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- First, go to ‘Actions and Traits’, and select the ‘general’ tab.
- Look for the ‘cast glamour’ option and select it.
- First select the item you want to glamour (the one with better stats), and then select the one you want to glamour the first item with (the one with the better appearance).
- Finally, hit ‘cast’, and at the cost of one glamour prism you’ll have a self glamourized piece of gear.
The glamour system is extremely helpful for players looking to make the strongest character possible without having to sacrifice any of the drip or looks in the process.