Since the House of Wolves launch it seems that Destiny players have a renewed vigor thanks to new content. However, that excitement didn’t carry over into last weekend, when Xur arrived with not a single new exotic armor piece or weapon in his selection. The good news was he had an exotic engram, so plenty of Destiny players did end up getting one of the new exotic helmets, which look quite cool.
This week, Xur returns to his old stomping grounds, the Tower, after a brief stint in the secret room on the Reef. Destiny players will find Xur right next to the Crucible Quartermaster. Head forward right after spawning into the Tower, down the stairs, and Xur should be on the left.
Xur’s Exotic Selection
Once players arrive at Xur, Warlocks will be especially happy to see he has a new House of Wolves exotic armor piece on sale. The Nothing Manacles are a cool looking set of Warlock gauntlets focused on increasing a player’s grenade use. Specifically, the Nothing Manacles turn Scatter Grenades into tracking grenades. That feature alone could be useful in PvE but will likely come in handy a lot during Crucible. Might even make the Scatter Grenade an even more viable choice in Trials of Osiris.
Outside of that, unfortunately, it’s the same selection of Destiny exotics, although Xur does have a new Engram. So if Titans and Hunters are still looking for a new set of exotic gauntlets it’s time to start spending those Motes of Light.
Finally, we’d say it’s a coincidence, but it seems the Destiny gods are smiling down upon Prison of Elders players this week with the Patience and Time Arc sniper rifle. Since the level 35 Prison of Elders arena carries the ‘Arc Burn’ modifier during the final fight with Skolas, the Patience and Time sniper rifle should come in mighty handy. It also doesn’t hurt that the sniper rifle lets players turn invisible and keep out of harm’s way.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- Crest of Alpha Lupi (Titan Chest Piece) – 13 Strange Coins
- Achlyophage Symbiote (Hunter Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Nothing Manacles (Warlock DLC Gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins
- Patience and Time (Sniper Rifle) – 17 Strange Coins
- Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
- Exotic Gauntlet Engram – 23 Motes of Light
Overall, it’s another decent week for Xur, if only because he has the potential for new House of Wolves DLC exotics somewhere in his inventory. Obviously, some players are hoping for a full set of DLC items, but we haven’t got there yet. And the more we investigate the House of Wolves exotic weapons it seems those might not be part of Xur’s loot table. Players are going to have to earn those the old-fashioned way: random number generator.
What do you hope Xur sells next week? Is there anything from the new exotic selection that you have your sights set on?