The infusion of Destiny Year One Exotics upgraded to Year Two as part of the 2.1 update paid off for Xûr this week. The Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower for the weekend of Friday, December 11 and comes bearing new inventory for Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks.
Xûr can be found next to the Crucible Quartermaster in the Tower this weekend. Simply head straight toward the Vanguard hall after spawning in the tower and look against the wall on the left just before you run into the Quartermaster. Here’s where you can find him on the Tower map.
Xûr and his items will only be available in Destiny through the morning of Sunday, December 13. As soon as the clock strikes 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT, he will be gone.
Exotic Gear on Sale
|Helm of Inmost Light||Titan Helmet||50 Intellect /
|13 Strange Coins|
|Radiant Dance Machines||Hunter Helmet||58 Intellect /
|13 Strange Coins|
|Nothing Manacles||Warlock Helmet||13 Intellect /
|13 Strange Coins|
|Monte Carlo||Fusion Rifle||23 Strange Coins|
|Legacy Engram||Exotic Year One Special Weapon||31 Strange Coins|
|“Emerald Coil”||Legendary Vehicle Upgrade||23 Strange Coins|
|Void Drive||Legendary Vehicle Upgrade||23 Strange Coins|
|Heavy Ammo Synthesis||Ammo Synthesis 3-pack||1 Strange Coin|
|Three of Coins||Exotic Chance Boost 5-pack||7 Strange Coins|
|Glass Needles||Resets Exotic Stats 3-pack||3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, 1 Exotic Shard|
For those wondering what to get, here are a few helpful hints.
The Monte Carlo is for those Guardians who want to make the most out of their melee ability. This Auto Rifle reduces Melee cooldown when dealing damage and can completely recharge the Melee ability with kills. This stacks excellently with Exotic armor such as Sealed Ahamkara Grasps for Hunters, which grants Nightstalkers two Smoke Grenades and Gunslingers two Throwing Knives.
Helm of Inmost Light
The Helm of Inmost Light is a Striker Titan specific Helmet, which means its value has gone down precipitously since the introduction of Sunbreakers. It’s intrinsic “Recklessness” perk did receive a bit of a boost, though, thanks to the rebalancing of Titans in the 2.1 update. The helmet grants the “Death from Above” and “Headstrong” perks by default. The latter of those receives a sprint speed buff.
The split 50 Intellect and 51 Strength stat is excellent for the helmet if you are a Destiny player who still prefers Strikers. Re-rolling using Glass Needles for the “Inverse Shadow” perk plus “Infusion” or “Better Already” is recommended, though.
Radiant Dance Machines
Hunters who want to move faster should check out the Radiant Dance Machines. Not only will these Exotic boots grant style points, but they also give increased movement speed when aiming down sights via “The Dance” perk. The PVE utility of this perk is questionable, but it is of great use in PVP events. Destiny players can stack this with weapons that come with agility buffs, such as MIDA Multi-tool, to move even faster.
The 58 Intellect and 55 Strength stat roll combined with perks to carry extra Machine Gun or Sniper Rifle ammo should have most players standing pat with Radiant Dance Machines as is.
Destiny Warlocks who love to run Voidwalker will love the Nothing Manacles. These Exotic Gauntlets grant an extra grenade charge and give a boost to Scatter Grenades. The tracking ability of Scatter Grenades was tamped down some with the 2.1 update, but it is still excellent for crowd control or area denial in PVE and PVP activities.
The 13 Intellect / 65 Discipline roll is one of the somewhat rare high/low split rolls. Players seeking pure Discipline can always re-roll, but it ultimately comes down to which style of weapon you prefer to have faster reloading speed.
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