Greetings, Guardians! How is the weekend treating you so far? This week, Xur is hanging out in the EDZ, near the Winding Cove. Read on to see if he’s brought the goods or the bads.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
The Jade Rabbit
The Jade Rabbit is an Exotic Kinetic Scout Rifle with a nice aesthetic and a fun Exotic Perk. The Fate of All Fools lets you chain body shots to make the next precision shot deal bonus damage and return ammo directly to your magazine. It’s also the author of this column’s absolute favorite gun in the game. It feels great to use and the Exotic perk lets you be a bit sneaky with your damage output in PvP settings. I’m definitely biased, but The Jade Rabbit is definitely a solid gun. Grab it if you don’t have one.
And for 23 Legendary Shards, Xur offers:
For Warlock fans of legendary Guardians (and once upon a time, comically ranged shotguns), Felwinter’s Helm is in stock this week. The Helm has the Warlord’s End Exotic Perk, making elemental melee kills cause a weakening effect in an area around you. It’s a neat idea that sounds handy in giant mobs. Give it a shot.
Foetracer is an Exotic Hunter helmet built to track and finish off targets. Its intrinsic Relentless Tracker perk tracks targets you put your reticle over, and increases your damage dealt to low health targets. Vision is always a good thing; by that logic, Foetracer is always a solid pick. Go get one.
Severance Enclosure is a Titan Chest that allows for some spicy chained kills. Its intrinsic Spheromatik Trigger perk makes elemental melee kills trigger an explosion of the same element. This explosion is larger and more damaging if caused by a finisher or melee hit. Titans aren’t exactly hurting for good Exotics, but this is a cool, if niche, option.
Xur also carries an Exotic Engram, providing a random Exotic piece for 97 Legendary Shards, the Five of Swords for Nightfalls, and The Invitation of the Nine for 9 Legendary Shards, if you haven’t completed that quest yet.
Also, Xur now has a quest to get an Exotic Cipher! By doing Strikes or winning Crucible or Gambit games, you can unlock a Cipher to access vaulted Exotic gear!
My verdict? Xur brought Jade Rabbit; he’d have done well even if the other Exotics were all Lucky Pants. Everything for sale this week clears that admittedly low bar, though. If any of the Exotic Armor pieces sound fun to you, give them a try! Also, just use The Jade Rabbit. It looks nice and it shoots well, and sometimes, that’s all you really can ask for.
See you next week!