Greetings, Guardians! Hope you’re doing great. This week, everyone’s favorite Exotic merchant, Xur, has decided to hang out at the Tower, near where Dead Orbit resides. Read on to see what he’s got in stock.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
An old favorite from D1, the Monte Carlo has arrived to help you lay the smackdown on your enemies. Literally. If you like punching stuff half as much as I do, you’re in luck; this Exotic Auto Rifle comes with the Monte Carlo Method Exotic perk, lowering melee ability cooldown with successful shots. Even better? The Method gives Monte Carlo kills a chance to fully reset your melee ability. After spraying or punching your way to a kill, the Markov Chain perk gives the Monte Carlo a damage buff, plus some ammo on melee kills.
This gun was a blast in D1, and I’m told it only gets better here. Pick it up, fire it, punch stuff, and get rewarded.
And for 23 Legendary Shards, Xur offers:
Winter’s Guile is a set of Exotic Arms designed to make your Warlock beat enemies into space dust more efficiently. Kill something with a melee, and Warlord’s Sigil activates, giving you more Melee damage to keep the flurry of blows coming. It’s absolutely not a great Exotic, but if you love Warlock melees as much as I do, you might try it out anyway.
Knucklehead Radar is a classic Hunter helmet with a simple and useful perk. The Upgraded Sensor Pack keeps your radar up, even while ADS. It’s not flashy, but it gets the job done, especially in your more competitive PVP modes. Just remember not to run it with guns that keep your radar up already, Knucklehead. If you don’t have this helmet, pick up a Void one from Xur today.
They’re mean, they’re green, and they may have a mind of their own. The Synthoceps are a set of Titan arms whose Biotic Enhancements make a Titan’s favorite activities — punching things and firing Supers — even better. The Enhancements give approximately 50% more melee range intrinsically, but when surrounded by three or more enemies, they gear up and give damage bonuses to melees and Supers. The Synthoceps are much better than they used to be; give them a try.
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!
Neat choices from Xur today, but with the exception of Winter’s Guile, they show up pretty often, so there’s a good chance you may have them already. Nonetheless, Monte Carlo is sweet, Synthoceps are great, and Knucklehead is excellent. Guile hasn’t come up in my tenure as the Xur writer, though, so grab it now if you need it for your collection.
See you next week!