Greetings, Guardians! Hope everything’s going well. Xur is hiding out at the Tower Hangar this weekend. Read on to browse his wares.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
Skyburner’s Oath is a big, imposing Scout Rifle modeled after Cabal weaponry. To wit, its first Exotic perk (it has two!) is Slug Rifle, which turns the gun into a powerful but slow Scout when ADS, while having it fire grenade-like rounds from the hip. The other perk, For the Empire, sets the Oath to more of a PvE mode, with extra damage to Cabal, the ability to ignore Phalanx shields, and full-auto fire.
I love the feel of Skyburner’s Oath — there’s a weight to each of those ADS shots that I really enjoy — but there are better weapons if you’re interested in playing optimally. I’d still grab it from Xur, though.
And for 23 Legendary Shards, Xur offers:
Vesper of Radius
Vesper of Radius is a Warlock Chest piece that a) is pretty gaudy and b) adds an Arc shockwave to your newly cast Rifts, thanks to the Planetary Torrent Exotic Perk. Planetary Torrent also recharges Rifts faster when you’re surrounded by enemies, which is a neat little bonus. This seems fine for PvE scenarios, but I feel like you’ve got better options overall.
Wikipedia tells me a Gwisin is some sort of Korean spirit. Neat! The Gwisin Vest is a solid piece of Hunter armor that rewards you for getting up close and personal with Spectral Blades. Its intrinsic Roving Assassin perk gives you Super energy every time someone falls to your Spectral Blades and you’re able to return to stealth. Give them the stabo and get rewarded.
Mask of the Quiet One
Titans are treated this week to an excellent Exotic helmet in the Mask of the Quiet One. Dreaded Visage, its Exotic perk, gives you energy for everything except your Super when you take damage, and Void ability kills trigger health regen. Unless you somehow consistently avoid getting hit, this helmet is a great pickup.
Xur also carries an Exotic Engram, providing a random piece of Exotic armor 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.
Xur brought some fun stuff this week. I love Skyburner’s, but it’s been around forever, so you probably already have it. Vesper is meh, Gwisin is meh, but Mask is cool, and something we haven’t seen from Xur since about this time last year. I’d throw down the Shards for that in particular this week.
See you next week!