Welcome back, Guardians! Hope you’re having a nice weekend. Xur is taking a tour of the European Dead Zone, at the Winding Cove area. What hot prospects has he brought along for his adventure? Read on to find out.
This week, for 29 Legendary Shards, Xur carries:
Hey, foreshadowing. 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:
The Stag is a strange Exotic Warlock helmet. Dearly Departed, its Exotic perk, gives you Rift Energy when near death, and leaves a healing Rift around you when you actually die. It’s nichez to be sure, but definitely worth keeping if you like playing late game fashion Destiny or miss the original Ram skull helmet.
Ophidia Spathe is an Exotic Hunter Chest that gives Gunslingers another Throwing Knife with its Scissor Fingers Exotic Perk. It also has snakes all over it. On a completely unrelated note, a lesson I’ve learned writing this column for over 30 weeks is that Hunter Exotics have a tendency to be depressing to try to write content for.
Doom Fang Pauldron
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 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.
All in all, Xur could have done much worse. The Prospector is a pretty fun Grenade Launcher, Doom Fang Pauldron is effective in its niche, and the other items at least look pretty.
Thanks for reading; see you next weekend!