It's the first Xur appearance in Destiny of 2015 and boy did the Agent of the Nine make a grand appearance. This could be the best Xur selection since the first weeks of Destiny, and for DLC owners it's a perfect situation. Read on to find out where Xur is hiding and what he has for sale.
Finding Xur should be no problem, as he's in his usual bunker under the Tower hangar. This is still the most unique hiding spot Xur has appeared in, but unfortunately most know to check there by now. He may work in mysterious ways, but Xur is hardly original.
That being said, Xur's selection is completely new, boasting four previously unsold exotic armor pieces and weapons. As we mentioned at the top of the post, this is easily one of the best offerings Xur has ever had simply because there are no repeats.
Yes, the armor pieces aren't going to be everyone's cup of tea - especially those that don't favor Crucible - but we're not going to complain when Xur shows up with brand new items. For a lot of players, these new pieces will help them complete their exotic armor set, provided they have been regular patrons of Xur and gotten lucky once or twice in a Nightfall Strike.
But even if the armor pieces don't fit your needs, it will be hard to pass up the Dragon's Breath rocket launcher. We speculated that, based on a screenshot, Xur might have the Dragon's Breath in his rotation, but we never expected he might actually sell it. Dragon's Breath is one of the cooler designed exotics in the whole of Destiny, and it's a pretty useful heavy weapon to boot. It might even be just as instrumental in downing Crota as the Gjallarhorn.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- Mk. 44 Stand Asides (Titan Leg Armor) – 13 Strange Coins
- Don't Touch Me (Hunter Gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins
- Starfire Protocol (Warlock Chest Armor) – 13 Strange Coins
- Dragon's Breath (Rocket Launcher) – 17 Strange Coins
- Exotic Gauntlet Engram - 23 Motes of Light
- Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
The only real drawback to the selection is that those who don't own The Dark Below DLC can't use any of these exotic items. And so for them this week of Xur is a complete wash, save for the exotic upgrades. Unfortunately, Xur doesn't have many good exotic upgrades available either:
- Knucklehead Radar
- Achylophage Symbiote
- Crest of Alpha Lupi (Titan)
- The Armamentarium
- Apotheosis Veil
- Heart of the Praxic Fire
- The Last Word
- Universal Remote
- Pocket Infinity
- Patience and Time
It's unclear at this point whether Xur's bounty fits the "stocking stuffer" tease that Bungie made before the end of the year, but Bungie players are happy all the same. Now if only Xur could be this generous on a weekly basis?
What do you think of Xur's selection this week? What do you hope he sells next week?
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