Saturday, July 2, 2016

Xur is Here – July 1st, 2016

This week XUR is located in the reef, a place he doesn’t visit often but is seen here more frequently after the April update, maybe something to do with the new update and all the new stuff at the reef?
If you have never seen XUR on the reef before then he might be somewhat hard to find as he spawns in a section of the reef that is usually closed off and only open for his arrival.

So, Where is XUR located in the reef?

As soon as you spawn on the reef you go ahead a bit and find the first stairs on your right and go down them and you will be head towards Brother Vance (Trials guy.) Keep going past him and turn right again and keep going along till you find a small opening on the left. This is the section I mentioned is usually closed off so it won’t be hard to miss. Go into the opening and XUR is directly on your right as soon as you enter.

You can also take the stairs right beside The bounty guy which are sometimes hard to see. The stairs are located to the left of him and then all you have to do is go straight down and straight ahead through the opening I mentioned was usually closed off and XUR will be on the right as soon as you enter

What does XUR have in his inventory this week?

Twilight Garrison (13 SC) – Exotic Titan Chest where the main perk is ‘Tactical Air Support – Press ‘circle’, ‘circle’ while airborne to evade. This is basically like the Shadestep of the Hunter Nightstalkers except can be done in the air. This exotic does take quite a bit of getting used to be able to be used effectively, but if used correctly can make the Titan a very airborne mobile threat especially in PvP. If you have the Strange coins definitely worth the buy even if it just to try out.

Mask of The Third Man (13 SC) – Exotic Hunter Helmet where the main perk is ‘Unstable Current – Arc Blade attacks use less Super energy.’ This exotic can make the Baldedancer an even more terrifying foe. I think the Blandedancer Super already lasts incredibly long as has a vast array of 'attacks' as well, and this Exotic just makes the Super last even longer. Thankfully Hunter Bladedancer’s have been nerfed recently in the June patch of Destiny BUT still and decent exotic worth picking up if you are missing it and often play the Bladedancer subclass.

Apotheosis Veil (13 SC) – Exotic Helmet for the Warlocks where the main perk is ‘Private Reserves – Immediately regenerate health, melee and grenade energy upon activating your Super.’ A decent exotic for the Warlocks all around especially of you dent to panic Super or only use it when you are in a pinch, then this Helmet will definitely drastically improve your survivability chances. I can see this being paired extremely well with the Stormcaller Subclass but can work well with the other 2 Warlock subclasses as well.

I think this weeks winners are definitely the Hunters after quite some time as any exotic that improves your Super is good for both PvE AND PvP therefor somewhat outshining this week’s Titan and Warlock Exotics.

XUR is also selling:

Bad Juju (23 SC) – Exotic Pulse Rifle where the main perk is “String of Curses – After each kill, this weapon will reload instantly and increase damage for a short time. Kills will help charge your Super.” So apart from this awesome perk the gun can also fire in FULL AUTO.  This gun also has a magazine size of 27 which is fairly decent and while all this seems really awesome, the impact on the gun really holds it back from bring a truly amazing primary. If the impact of the gun was buffed up even a bit it could be such an awesome weapon but sadly it won’t do all that well in PvP at the moment. While the gun does have its uses in PvP there are certainly other items to save your Exotic slot for. All in all this gun is not bad, it just could be so much better, if you have coins to spare it is definitely worth a try as it is still pretty fun to use in PvE.

Legacy Engram (Helmets) – This week’s legacy engram is an exotic helmet engram and probably not worth spending you coins on unless you have tons to spare and are looking to complete your year 1 collection. Getting a helmet 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.
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 slow week for XUR, for me especially, as he ended up selling a lot of Exotics I already own. Hopefully next week he can have a better performance as well as 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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