Glamours and Gear Preview

20 Mar 2014

An adventurer’s journey is a never-ending one, as they quest for greater spoils to better arm themselves against the dangers of Eorzea. Today’s patch preview offers a peek at Gerolt’s masterworks and the new Glamours system, allowing players to gain both the power they desire and a style to match.

Gerolt’s Masterworks
A host of new gear will be available in patch 2.2, offering players the edge they need to overcome the new challenges that await them. Among that new gear are Gerolt’s masterworks, a new set of gear obtainable through the exchange of Allagan tomestones of soldiery.

Gerolt the Weaponsmith

From blacksmithing to carpentry to weaving, all these arts and more were mastered by Gerolt, the renowned artisan whose name once echoed through the halls of every workshop in Eorzea.

None could match his sense for form and function, his creations earning the acclaim of disciples of war and magic across the realm. All who sought the finest tools of their chosen profession had eyes only for those fashioned by his masterful hands.

But alas, the master would lose himself to the thralls of liquor, his legend left to sink to the bottom of his drinking glass. As years passed, his extant creations grew all the more valuable for their rarity, artifacts highly sought by the wealthiest collectors in the realm. And yet in recent days, an ever-increasing number of arms seemingly forged by his hand have surfaced. Could this be a sign of Gerolt’s return, or merely the work of a forger who would shamelessly exploit the master’s name for his own ill gain?

Rowena, the maven of munitions at Revenant’s Toll, espouses that proof of an item’s authenticity can be found in Gerolt’s signature─the mark of Rhalgr, breaker of worlds─and indeed, the master’s fervor for the god of destruction in his early years is widely known. Those who would possess true power would do well to seek those artifacts that bear this mark.


By using Glamours, players can alter the appearance of gear to resemble other gear of similar form and function. All visible gear including main arms, shields, armor, earrings, and rings can be altered.

Quest Requirements
To unlock Glamours, players must first complete the following quest. Upon completion, the action Cast Glamour will appear under General Actions in the Actions and Traits interface.

Quest Name A Self-improving Man
Required Level Level 50
Quest Location Mor Dhona (X:22, Y:6) – Wiscard


Casting Glamours
First, ensure that you are in possession of the gear whose appearance you wish to alter (the base item), the gear whose appearance you wish to project (the projected item), and the corresponding glamour prism. Select the base item, then choose Cast Glamour from the subcommand menu.

The glamour prism will be consumed upon use, but no gear will be lost in the process. Furthermore, gear used to cast glamours will be bound upon use of a glamour prism.

Uncasting a glamour requires the use of a glamour dispeller.


Projectable Items
Glamours may be cast with any items that meet the following conditions:

The base and projected items are of the same type.
The equipment level of the projected item is equal to or lower than the base item.
The base item and projected item can be equipped by the same class or job.
The base item and projected item can be equipped by the same gender or race.

For gear occupying more than one gear slot, one the following conditions must be met in addition to the above:

The base item and projected item occupy the same gear slots.
All of the projected item’s gear slots fall within the base item’s gear slots.


Able to cast glamours

Base Item                Projected Item

Casting the glamour of a hooded cowl on another hooded cowl, as both occupy a body and head slot.
Casting the glamour of a robe on a hooded cowl, as the body and head slot of the hooded cowl include the body slot of the robe.
* In this case, you will not appear to be wearing headwear.

Glamours cannot be cast

Base Item                Projected Item

Casting the glamour of a hooded cowl on a robe, as the head slot of the hooded cowl is not covered by the robe.

* The equipment requirements of a glamoured item are identical to the base item.

* The appearance of the base item will be used in the event your current class cannot equip the projected item.

* Glamours may be temporarily disabled in PvP arenas and other unique areas.

Acquire new gear to overcome the dangers of Eorzea, and magick them for a stylish appearance all your own.