Welcome back! It appears that Xur has returned to his favorite place; Calus’ shiny golden barge on Nessus. What goods did he bring along? Can they be considered goods? Read on to find out.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
Merciless, an Exotic Fusion Rifle, has a bit of a history in this game. Once one of the best weapons you could be using for endgame PvE content, its star has fallen considerably, to the point where it’s now… still pretty good at clearing enemies, but outclassed. Conserve Momentum, Merciless’ Exotic Perk, shines against bosses and yellow mobs, lowering the charge time every time it doesn’t kill its target. Honestly, I still consider Merciless worth the pickup. It’s a fun gun to fire, and is still capable of massacring anything you point it at.
And for 23 Legendary Shards, Xur offers:
Nezarec’s Sin is a solid, no-frills helmet for Voidwalker Warlocks. Its Abyssal Extractors Exotic Perk allows Void kills to recharge your Ability energy. Is it flashy? No, but if it does what you want, it doesn’t have to be. Decent pickup if you haven’t come across it yet.
Gemini Jester is a strange pair of Hunter pants designed to confuse your foes. Jester’s Misdirection perk allows you to disorient enemies you dodge roll near, turning off radar in PvP scenarios. Interesting concept, but pretty niche, even by my standards. Give them a shot if you’re feeling lucky.
The Peregrine Greaves, a set of Titan legs, let you be a big, heavily-armored bird of prey with their Exotic perk, Peregrine Strike. The Strike gives you bonus damage when using Shoulder Charge abilities in the air, and I’m told the bonus damage is pretty significant. Pick up a set from Xur, practice your bird noises, and crack some skulls with a flying knee.
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 selection from Xur this week. Nothing too spicy, nothing too awful, though I am starting to worry about the state of Exotic Hunter legs at this point. Some of them really don’t seem worth it to even think about, much less use. Merciless and Peregrine Greaves are fun; grab them if they’re missing from your collection for sure.
See you next week!