It’s been quite the week for Destiny players, especially those who have been dedicated to the game since its launch in September. The good news is that Bungie has taken strides to make things right for those VIPs, but there’s no denying some damage has been done.
Nevertheless, the Destiny train marches on undeterred, which means a new week of running Nightfall Strikes, tackling Skolas in Prison of Elders, and anxiously awaiting the return of Xur, Agent of the Nine.
After a very solid showing from Xur last week, players are likely riding high, and more importantly they are that much closer to completing their exotic armor selection. All that’s left are a few of the new House of Wolves exotic armor pieces, and many will have a complete set for all three classes. So what does Xur have this week? Read on to find out.
This week Xur can be found in Tower West right near the long Vanguard table. Follow the path forward once spawned into the Tower, go past the Crucible quartermasters, and Xur should be in the big room on the right hand side. He’s the shady looking dude off in the corner.
Xur’s Exotic Selection
Once again, Xur has come through for Destiny exotic completionists with the Peregrine Greaves, one of the new House of Wolves exotic armor pieces. Granted, these boots are unlikely to be worn by most Titans, either in Crucible or PvE, but they do complete the set. And hey, if you ever feel like shoulder charging an enemy out of the air, chances are they will die instantly.
Outside of that, Xur has some old standards include the Hunter’s Crest of Alpha Lupi and the Warlock’s Heart of Praxic Fire. Both are solid options for exotic chest pieces, so any who don’t own those already are encouraged to pick them up. The Crest of Alpha Lupi is particularly useful during the Trials of Osiris, as it allows the player to revive teammates, and be revived themselves, faster than normal. As any Trials of Osiris player can attest, a clutch revive can turn the tide in a round.
We’d also recommend picking up the Red Death pulse rifle for those who don’t have it already. Since pulse rifles were buffed a few months back, the Red Death has been at the top of the gun category pecking order, dealing out quick kills in just a few bursts. More importantly, the pulse rifle’s health regeneration abilities are a great counterpoint to the Thorn hand cannon, making it so the health depreciation is wiped out.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- Peregrine Greaves (Titan DLC Boots) – 13 Strange Coins
- Crest of Alpha Lupi (Hunter Chest Piece) – 13 Strange Coins
- Heart of the Praxic Fire (Warlock Chest Piece) – 13 Strange Coins
- Red Death (Pulse Rifle) – 23 Strange Coins
- Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
- Exotic Helmet Engram – 23 Motes of Light
Overall, it is another solid week for Xur thanks to the new Titan gauntlets. Not to mention, since Xur has an exotic helmet engram, players have a chance at even more exotic armor pieces, specifically the Ram helmet for Warlocks.
What do you hope Xur sells next week? Which Destiny exotics do you still need to complete your set?