FFXIV: Deepshadow Scale Mail of Casting

I’ve been trying to keep up with capping my weekly Tomes of Phantasmagoria — you know they’re reaching for names when they come up with something like that. While I’ve been successful the past couple of weeks, it’s not always been an easy thing.

I’m not a huge fan of the Expert dungeons this time around (I like the Twinning based on theme alone). They seem to be a bit challenging whenever we have to PUG it. Much of my Tomes were earned from Alliance Roulette, but really come much faster with Expert. I don’t even know if you can actually cap if all you do is Alliance every day (I’d have to do the math).

Anyhow, the first gear upgrade I went for was the hardest to get – the chestpiece. It looks like all the gear has this scale mail theme this time around. It doesn’t look bad by any means, but it’s not my favorite set I’ve seen from Shadowbringers so far. But maybe that’s a testament to the wide variety of gear style we’ve seen.

Aside from that, I’m still working on leveling my Dark Knight via daily Beast Tribe quests. I haven’t done as much gathering/crafting since I’ve got most of those leveled up. I do still have a way to go on my Carpenter, however, before I get my main’s first 80 crafter.


  1. One of the reasons i stopped playing FFXIV a year-ish ago was that i could cap tomes in 2 play sessions each week, and there wasn’t really anything else I cared to do at that point, so I just drifted off.

    I don’t recall the exact numbers but it was something like….

    Saturday morning log in before the daily reset and run the expert roulette, then after the reset do it again, then on Sunday after the morning reset run the roulette a 3rd time and that was all it took.

    There might have been some beast tribe running in there too, becuz you could get 45 tomes per day from them also, so hitting 3 days’ worth in the 2 sessions was another 135 tomes, so I’m actually relatively certain that that was part of it too. Since beast tribes take less than 20 minutes to do, though, it didn’t add much time to being able to cap out.

    Assuming they are awarding the same number of tomes, but no beast tribes to use yet…. would probably need an additional day running expert roulette to do it now, but it still wouldn’t be much, I wouldn’t think.

    i really should log back in again. I still need to do the final trial to finish up the MSQ for SHB and then actually unlock the 2nd expert dungeon. Then I’d know for sure šŸ˜‰

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