Saturday, May 21, 2016

Xur is Here! – May 14th, 2016

Where is XUR located this week?

This week XUR is located in the Tower. He is more specifically located in the North Tower where the Speaker is located. Once you spawn at the tower you can either go straight and then left or just go left immediately and then straight into the North Tower. Once you are in the North Tower, XUR is located at the very end on your left. You go past the speaker’s entrance and you should be able to see XUR in the corner by the railing.

This week XUR’s inventory contains:

The Glasshouse (13 SC) Exotic helmet for the Titan where the main perk is ‘Bathed in Light - Blessings of Light and Weapons of Light last longer.’ this is a really good helmet for Titan defenders especially for PvE when doing harder content such as raids or Challenge of elders and especially solo’ing things, as this makes your Titan defender buffs last longer which incidentally IS one of the Titan defender perks so you can now use something else and essentially have two perks.

Khepri’s Sting (13 SC) Exotic gauntlets for the Hunter where the main perk is ‘Touch of Venom – Gain invisibility after crouching in place for a short time. Melee attacking an enemy from behind while invisible delivers 4x damage. Melee attacks apply a lingering damage effect.’ This is one of the coolest exotics for Hunters, especially hunters playing the Nightstalker subclass as they can be all ninjalike even more so now. This is one of the exotics that makes the Hunter really feel and play like the Hunter class was meant to be played. This exotic can be decent for PvE but there are much better ones out there, but definitely a really good option for PvP even for trials and more so for those camping snipers out there.

Sunbreakers (13 SC) Gauntlets for the warlock and its major perk is ‘Helium Cycle – Increases the duration of your Solar Grenade while gaining an additional Solar Grenade charge’ This is quite possibly one of the BEST exotics for warlocks, well only for Sunsinger warlocks obviously. Not only do you get an extra Solar grenade but ALSO they last longer which is like getting 2 perks for the price of one so that means that you can now essentially spec into all three of the perks in the last column for the Sunsinger, which is especially godly for PvE. As if the Sunsinger warlocks weren’t overpowered enough, this just makes them even better in my opinion.

So it looks like this week’s winners are possibly the warlocks (again) with decent exotics for both the Titan AND the Hunter but one of the Better exotics for Warlocks. This week however, was MUCH closer as the hunter exotic is great for PvP and the Titan exotic is awesome for PvE defender Titans. I just happen to be biased towards warlocks but generally a great week from XUR for everyone.

Xur is also selling:

Universal Remote Exotic Shotgun which is an extremely unique weapon. The main perk for this shotgun is ‘Universal Remote – Range and precision damage increases greatly while aiming down the sights’ But wait that’s not all, this is a rare Special weapon that can actually be equipped as your Primary Weapon, so you could essentially have 2 shotguns. While this might not be the most practical for PvP, it could definitely be something worth trying for PvE, especially for people who love using shotguns.  I have not used this gun myself so I have no idea how effective this gun would be overall. I doubt its effectiveness for nightfalls and such but definitely worth a try though as well as a good one to add to your collection.

Legacy Engram (Chest) This week’s legacy engram is an exotic chest 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 chest piece you are missing in BOTH year 1 AND year 2 would be optimal but at 31 SC, you are probably better off saving your strange coins for something else. Remember too that you can get a chest piece for any class so if you have only one character the odds are definitely against you.

If you already have most of these exotics or nothing really appeals to you, spending your Strange Coins on Three of coins is still probably your best bet.

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 a pretty good week for XUR, for me especially, as he ended up selling a lot of Exotics I don’t yet have. Hopefully next week he can have a repeat performance as well and bring along something like the Jade Rabbit.

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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