Saturday, March 19, 2016

Xur is Here! – March 18th, 2016

This week XUR is located in the North Tower near where the speaker is located. You head towards the entrance of the Speaker’s room but keep going PAST the entrance all the way to the end and XUR will be on your left side. You should be able to see him right away on your way to the speaker anyways.

This week XUR’s inventory contains:

Insurmountable Skullfort (13 SC) Exotic Helmet for the Titan where the main perk is ‘Impoved Transfusion – Kills with Storm Fist immediately trigger health regeneration. Respawn with full melee energy. Gain a second melee charge.’ Pretty useful exotic if you like going around punching things. Not the greatest Titan exotic in the world in my opinion, unless of course you’re a fan of punching everything, then this is the exotic for you. Unfortunately XUR already sold this very same exotic the previous week so if you missed it last week then you’re in luck, if not, then not a great XUR week for Titans.

Radiant Dance Machines (13 SC) – Boots for the Hunter and its major perk is that you move more quickly while aiming your weapon. Cool I guess….At least they look funky so there’s that. Again not the greatest Hunter exotic in the world as there are certainly much better hunter exotics depending on your subclass. I will note however that there are a few situations where these boots can come in handy especially if paired with a Mida and IT’S increased agility.

Obsidian Mind (13 SC) – Helmet for the warlock and its major perk is that 'Nova Bomb kills recharge your NEXT nova bomb'. This is actually a really good exotic for the warlock Voidwalker subclass. If you pair this exotic with max Intelligence, you can get your super pretty quickly in a repetitive cycle, making this helmet a strong candidate for PvE.

So it looks like this week’s winners are possibly warlocks, with mediocre exotics for both the Titan AND the Hunter.

Xur is also selling:

Zhalo Supercell (Exotic Auto Rifle) I cannot tell you how long I have been waiting to get my hands on this auto rifle and I don’t even use auto rifles as my primary. There are certain situations where the Zhalo’s exotic perk ‘Arc projectiles have the chance to chain lightning when enemies are close together’ would be absolutely devastating in PvE. On top of having that perk, once the gun is fully maxed, its final perk is called: Bolts from The Blue – Double kills with this weapons charge a small amount of Super energy and return ammo to the magazine’ Bad Juju anyone? So not only does this gun assist you in getting double kills by chaining lightning but WHEN you get them you recharge your SUPER faster AND get bonus ammo to the magazine? Where do I sign up? So, if you don’t have this gun I definitely suggest picking one up as it can be really useful in certain situations even if you don’t use auto rifles all that often, especially missions or nightfall’s with ARC burn.

Legacy Engram (Heavy Weapons) This week’s legacy engram is a Heavy Weapons engram and probably not worth spending your Strange Coins on unless you have tons to spare and are looking to complete your Year 1 collection. Getting a Gjallarhorn, if like me you never managed to get one in Year 1, would still be pretty cool. If for some reason you don’t have many year 2 heavy exotics buying this could also be beneficial as there are 4 Year 1 exotics which you could ALSO unlock for Year 2 and they are Dragon’s Breath, Truth, Thunderlord and Super Good Advice.

Below is a video showing you exactly where to go when you first spawn in the Tower if my instructions at the top were a bit unclear. The video also shows the various items XUR is selling this week so you can have a look at those as well.

Overall not a great week for XUR, but at least he FINALLY sold the Exotic Auto Rifle – Zhalo Supercell and that itself, more than makes up for his other lackluster exotics this week.

Let me know if XUR bought you something you really wanted this week or if you are waiting from him to bring a specific exotic in the comments section below.



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