It’s been an interesting week for Xur, Destiny’s ever-present exotic armor and weapon vendor. While most only see Xur’s face on the weekends, this week Bungie was kind enough to let the Agent of the Nine out of his cage a little early, and gave him access to their Instagram account this past Tuesday.
While on social media, Xur offered Destiny players a first look at some of The Taken King’s new exotic weapons and armor pieces, many of which he will sell, or will at least have the potential of selling. It’s true that Xur has taken quite the beating as of late for a lack of variety – expect for Gjallarhorn week, of course! – but those reveals seemed to have the Destiny fan base interested in the Agent of the Nine once again.
But, before Xur makes his Taken King debut, the focus is still on vanilla Destiny, and his usual selection of exotics. This week players can find Xur in Tower South’s hangar, right next to the docking bay. All players need to do is turn right after spawning in, follow the stairs to the hangar, and then make a sharp right turn and Xur will be there.
Xur’s Exotic Armor & Weapon Selection
For armor, this week Xur has pieces with a variety of uses. The Peregrine Greaves might not seem that useful, but Titan’s who know how to move fast while airborne will relish the added damage from aerial shoulder charges.
Hunters who love testing their mettle in Trials of Osiris will benefit immensely from the Crest of Alpha Lupi chest piece’s quick revive ability, which lets them swoop by an orb and pick up a fallen teammate in mere seconds. And the Apotheosis Veil is an ideal choice for encounters where health regeneration is key, like the Crota’s End raid on Hard.
Xur’s exotic weapon this week is the Plan C, a fusion rifle with deadly range. Sure, fusion rifles have been nerfed to the point they practically function in PvP, but the Plan C’s high fire rate and increased range can make it a perfect choice for the right Destiny guardian.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- Peregrine Greaves (DLC Boots) – 13 Strange Coins
- Crest of Alpha Lupi (Hunter Chest Piece) – 13 Strange Coins
- Apotheosis Veil (Warlock Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Plan C (Fusion Rifle) – 17 Strange Coins
- Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
- Exotic Gauntlet Engram – 23 Motes of Light
Overall, it’s a pretty lackluster week for Xur, but the good news is there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The Taken King is on the way, and with that comes a new loot table of exotics.
Which of the recently revealed exotics do you hope Xur sells the first weekend of Destiny: The Taken King? Is there any Year 1 exotic you still hope to get?