Greetings, Guardians! Hope you’re doing well. Planning on getting that sweet toaster? It’s definitely a unique piece of merch. Guess who else has merch? That’s right, Xur, everyone’s favorite Agent of the Nine and Exotic merchant. He’s at Watcher’s Grave on Nessus this weekend; read on to see what he’s brought along.
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:
Transversive Steps are a very handy pair of Warlock boots. Their Strange Protractor perk gives you a general boost to sprint speed, while automatically keeping your Energy Weapon topped off. Grab a set and feel the speed.
For Sidearm-focused Hunters, Xur brings a set of Mechaneer’s Tricksleeves. Spring-Loaded Mounting, their Exotic perk, raises ready and reload speed on Sidearms when swapping to them, adding a damage boost if you’re injured. Not much to say; we can probably do better.
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 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.
We haven’t seen the Steps or Tricksleeve in a little while, so if you’re collecting, now would be a good time to buy in. Otherwise, I’d just recommend grabbing The Jade Rabbit and using it on everything possible. That gun is a consistent joy to use.
See you next week!