Welcome back, Guardians! I’ll keep it simple this week; The Nine got tired of Xur’s escapades on the shiny golden barge, so he’s been sent to the back of the Tower’s hangar this week. What gifts has he brought us? Read on and find out.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
The Prospector is a full-auto Grenade Launcher with a few tricks up its sleeve. The Excavation Exotic perk allows you to hold down the fire button to continuously launch grenades. The grenades stick to surfaces and cook while the trigger is down, then explode simultaneously when it’s released. It’s a pretty entertaining weapon for PvE. Pick it up and find out if there’s gold in them hills (by aggressively and explosively mining the with The Prospector)
And for 23 Legendary Shards, Xur offers:
Crown of Tempests
Are you a Stormcaller who just doesn’t feel like they’re lawnmowing enough enemies? Xur has you covered with this week’s Exotic Warlock Helmet, the Crown of Tempests. The Crown’s Conduction Tines perk lets Arc ability kills recharge Arc abilities, all while increasing the duration of your Arc Super. Stormcallers are in a solid spot right now, so pick up this fancy hat and never stop Arcing.
The Bombardiers are a strange Hunter leg piece that makes up for being bad by at least being funny. Their Exotic perk, Parting Gift, plants a bomb when you dodge roll. Outside of collecting or shouting “Surprise!” as you fail to explode somebody with them in PvP, I can’t recommend these.
Doom Fang Pauldron
Nobody calls it that.Item Description
The Doom Fang Pauldron, or Bio-Conductive Trouble Breakers if you read the lore and are feeling nasty, is a cool purple pauldron for your cool purple Titan. The Pauldron’s Horns of Doom perk lets your Shield Bash kills recharge your Shield Throw. Shield Throw kills also extend Super duration, so you can give as many people as possible the Captain America treatment. If that’s how you like to play Titan, the Pauldron is a must have.
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.
Fun tools from Xur this week. Crown of Tempests and Doom Fang Pauldron fit some really cool niches, and The Bombardiers are definitely also something you can buy. The Prospector is fun, thanks in part to its Tex Mechanica aesthetic. Grab everything, and make sure to send me those sweet Parting Gift kills.
See you next week!