Welcome back, Guardians! Reports show that everyone’s favorite Exotic vendor has returned to one of his favorite places: Calus’ shiny golden barge near Watcher’s Grave on Nessus. What goodies did he bring this time? Read on to find out.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
Black Talon is an Exotic Void sword capable of firing a ranged attack after two consecutive heavy swings, thanks to the Crow’s Wings perk. To reward you for hitting that attack, Tireless Blade gives you ammo on powerful blow kills. If you like Swords, or at least the very strong potential of a Sword with ranged attacks, pick it up and try it out.
And for 23 Legendary Shards, Xur offers:
Promethium Spur is a strange, niche set of leg armor for Dawnblade Warlocks. When you break somebody’s day with… Daybreak, Embers of Light triggers and spawns a healing and Empowering Rift where they died. Is the intended use case to snipe a kill from somebody in close quarters with the enemy and save them with the Rift? Hard to tell.
Do you like Arcstriding people so much that you never want to stop? Well, that’s impossible, but the Raiden Flux can help you smack a few more enemies around per Super. The Synapse Junction Exotic perk turns every staff hit into more Super energy and more damage per hit. Bonk them with lightning and be rewarded with more lightning with which to bonk them. The Flux is a good pickup; grab it if you’re missing it.
They’re mean, they’re green, they may have a mind of their own, and they just got a buff in the last patch. 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.
Interesting mix from Xur this week. Promethium Spur is a weird pick, but the new Synthoceps are great, and Black Talon and Raiden Flux are good choices as well. Grab what you need, dance on the barge, and get back to saving the universe.