Xur, Destiny’s travelling weekend Exotic trader, freelance house-mural painter, and globally-respected, avant garde power-tool musician, is back. This week he’s in the Tower, opposite the Speaker. What’s he selling though? This lot, which comprises a decent deal of ‘Not bad’.
• ACD/0 Feedback Fence (Exotic Titan gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins
• Graviton Forfeit (Exotic Hunter helmet) – 13SC
• Heart of the Praxic Fire (Exotic Warlock chest armour) – 13SC
• Thunderlord (Exotic machine gun) – 23SC
• Legacy Engram (Helmet engram) – 31 Strange Coins
• Exotic Shard - 7SC
• Three of Coins – 7SC
• Glass Needle – 3SC
What’s particularly good? Well Warlocks win this week, with the Heart of the Praxic Fire. Pretty much the best Sunsinger Exotic, it boosts your agility and further reduces the cooldown of your grenades and melee when your Radiance super is active, effectively super-charging your super and making you way more manoeuvrable to make the most out of it. Given that Radiance’s ability cooldown buffs are based on your standard grenade and melee stats, you’ll need them optimised as well as can be to get the best out of the Heart, but tune up right and you’ll be able to get at least 12 grenades out in a single Super. Spec out your skill-tree with self-resurrection, and death can actually make you more powerful. Go for dual grenade charges instead, and you can be a ludicrous, ludicrous death-fountain.
As for the other two, the Hunters’ Graviton Forfeit is pretty damn good, giving the teleport-dash Shadestep perk for free. That frees up Keen Scout – which makes you quicker, stealthier, and gives you target-marking – making you super-nimble and effective in PvE, and a downright bastard in PvE. The Titans’ ACD/0 Feedback Face isn’t bad, throwing out a wave of damage every time you get hit with a melee attack, but by that note it does rather require you to get hit in order to be useful. Handy on Hive missions, but probably a bit limited overall.
But Thunderlord? Thunderlord is great. A solidly powerful machine gun with a decent balance between rate of fire and strong Impact, it actually becomes faster and more accurate the longer you run the trigger. And speeds up its reload in exchange for kills. It's a really good version of the best machine gun archetype, tuned up for pure, killing momentum.
As ever, Xur will be around until 10am UK / 2am PT on Sunday, at which point he’ll be away for another week.