Greetings, Guardians! Hope you’re excited for the upcoming holidays. By the way, did you check out this weeks TWAB? There are some interesting changes coming down the pipeline. Xur’s hanging out at [location] this weekend. You know the drill.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
Xur’s weapon this week is the Exotic Grenade Launcher, Fighting Lion. It’s a strange one, but if you take some time to learn its intricacies, you may well be rewarded for your efforts. The Lion’s Exotic perk, Delayed Gratification, allows you to bounce shots off of surfaces, only exploding when you release the trigger. Pair that with Thin the Herd, which rewards direct hits with extra shield damage and Primary Ammo on kill, and you’ve got a fun, if niche, weapon.
And for 23 Legendary Shards, Xur offers:
The Aeon Exotics are all a bit strange, as instead of having an Exotic Perk, they have a slot for special Mods that give you and your Aeon-equipped Fireteam some interesting buffs. They’re not nearly as bad as they used to be, and this week’s offering from Xur has a solid roll, so now’s the time to give them a try.
Young Ahamkara’s Spine
A throwback Exotic from Destiny 1, Young Ahamkara’s Spine is simple and effective. It helps fill the world with teeth (in this case, Tripmines) using the Wish-Dragon Teeth Exotic perk, which increases duration and blast radius of Tripmine Grenades while giving you Grenade energy when you do ability damage. Grab it if you’re a fan of Tripmines, oh bearer mine.
Ursa Furiosa gives you the ability to fight the Darkness with your bear hands. The Exotic Gauntlets carry the Ursine Guard perk, giving you Super energy when you block damage with your Sentinel Shield and raising movement speed while you have the Shield raised. They’re pretty good, especially in some endgame PvE content. Pick them up if you’re a fan of the Sentinel Shield or the bear motif.
Xur also carries an Exotic Engram, providing a random piece of Exotic armor for 97 Legendary Shards, along with the Exotic Quest “The Question.”
The Witch Queen DLC added Legendary weapons and armor to Xur’s weekly drops, at 50 Legendary Shards and 1000 Glimmer per item. They are:
- Lonesome (Sidearm)
- IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 (Energy SMG)
- Cold Denial (Pulse Rifle)
- Wishbringer (Energy Shotgun)
- IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 (Energy Sniper Rifle)
- Outrageous Fortune (Grenade Launcher)
- Crowd Pleaser (Grenade Launcher)
- Took Offense set [Head, Arms, Torso, Legs, Cloak] (Hunter)
See you next week!