Even with a little more than 20 days left in the current Season of the Undying, this week marks the final stretch for a number of Destiny 2 activities. The Festival of the Lost is nearing its conclusion, pushing players to finish any outstanding tasks left whether that be collecting masks, earning triumphs, or obtaining the unique auto rifle, The Braytech Werewolf.
Momentum Control is also on the way out at reset next week which may make some players happy after it's lengthy stay as the unique Crucible playlist. However, Momentum Control remains the best and fastest way to complete the Randy's Throwing Knife quest as well as knocking out the Jade Rabbit catalyst. Bungie has confirmed that Momentum Control will return, but with limited weeks left in the current season, players may not get another chance until season 9 begins.
For now, the exotic merchant Xur is back inside Destiny 2 offering new exotic wares for players to take a look at. Follow this guide for his location as well as a review of what he's currently selling for the weekend of November 15, 2019.
Where is Xur?
Over the next few days, Guardians can find Xur hiding out in the cave network of Io.
Head to the Giant's Scar and immediately head through the building into the area with the large drill in the center. Head left through the gate and follow the edges of the zone to the top left corner of the map where Xur is hiding in a cave.
Keep in mind that the Armor 2.0 update has caused Xur's items each week to mirror the rolls players get from pulling these items from their own Collections. As it stands, players should likely hold on to their shards if they already own the following items. Players can use the Fated Engram to pull something a little different if nothing in his inventory is appealing this week.
Here are Xur's three gear pieces this weekend:
Skull of Dire Ahamkara - Warlock helm
Warlocks can wear the bones of an Ahamkara this week, with the particularly powerful Skull of Dire Ahamkara. It's armor perk is Actual Grandeur which not only provides additional damage resistance when casting Nova Bomb, but kills grant super energy.
For those looking for a high discipline item for their build, this item fits the bill pretty well. Outside of that, this item is pretty useful for Voidwalker Warlocks considering the super energy return bonus. This used to be one of the best options for a Warlock and while it's still solid, Bungie nerfed most super generating gear pieces, which hurt its effectiveness. Still, getting 25% back is better than nothing.
Arc Enhanced. Stat Values:
- Mobility +10
- Resilience +3
- Recovery +11
- Discipline +22
- Intellect +2
- Strength +2
Ophidia Spathe - Hunter chest armor
This week, Hunters can pick up the cool looking Ophidia Spathe chest armor. Scissor Fingers is its unique perk which grants Hunters two throwing knives instead of the typical one.
For those who enjoy rolling the Gunslinger subclass, the Ophidia Spathe synergizes particularly well with the Way of a Thousand Cuts and Gambler's Dodge. It essentially allows the player to nearly continuously throw knives. This week's edition is also high in strength for those looking to create a build with that value. Either way, this is a solid, if unspectacular exotic for Hunters this week. Mileage may vary.
Solar Enhanced. Stat Values:
- Mobility +12
- Resilience +6
- Recovery +7
- Discipline +6
- Intellect +2
- Strength +16
Mask of the Quiet One - Titan helm
This sinister looking helmet is a subclass neutral item, meaning it can be equipped and used with any Titan subclass. It's unique perk is called Dreaded Visage with provides ability energy when the player is damaged. When they're critically damaged, kills regain maximum health.
While these are a popular Titan exotic, buying this specific item is entirely up to the user and whether or not the stats on this is better than what they may already have. Since this is equivalent to a collection roll, players may already have a stronger version. For those who don't, pick it up this weekend.
Void Enhanced. Stat Values:
- Mobility +6
- Resilience +8
- Recovery +10
- Discipline +6
- Intellect +6
- Strength +12
Xur had a bit of a hiccup as he first arrived with the Riskrunner submachine gun once again, but Bungie knocked some sense into him and now he has the Prometheus Lens energy trace rifle. The second of the three elemental trace rifles, the Prometheus Lens may be remembered fondly for the chaos it originally caused within the Crucible the week of its release. That moment in time is now remembered through a unique banner Bungie handed out to this that lived through it.
While Bungie has since corrected its power levels, the gun is still fun to use even if it is no longer the go to choice in most instances. Prismatic Inferno is its intrinsic perk which makes the weapon fire a Solar beam and generate a damaging heat field that grows while the weapon continues to fire. It's other unique perk is Flame Refraction which returns a fraction of the ammo used to the magazine from reserves, extending the beam's duration.
Here's the complete rundown of Xur's entire stock in Destiny 2 for November 15:
- Skull of Dire Ahamkara (Warlock helm) – 23 Legendary Shards
- Ophidia Spathe (Hunter chest armor) – 23 Legendary Shards
- Mask of the Quiet One (Titan helm) – 23 Legendary Shards
- Prometheus Lens (Trace Rifle) - 29 Legendary Shards
- Fated Engram - 97 Legendary Shards
- Five of Swords Challenge Card
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.