‘Destiny’: Xur’s Exotic Goods For Sept. 16, Tarantella Makes First Appearance
The final visit by Xûr before the launch of Destiny: Rise of the King brings an Exotic piece of armor that has yet to be sold during Year Two. The ATS/8 Tarantella makes its first appearance for PlayStation and Xbox players and is joined by the Plan C.
This weekend, Xûr can be found across from the Speaker in the Tower North. Simply head to the left when you first spawn in the Tower, and you’ll find him standing in front of a large, round door across from the speaker’s entrance. 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, September 11. He will be gone as soon as the clock strikes 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT.
Exotic Gear on Sale
|No Backup Plans||Titan Gauntlets||52 (65) Strength||13 Strange Coins|
|ATS/8 Tarantella||Hunter Chest Armor||45 (65) Intellect /
42 (62) Discipline
|13 Strange Coins|
|Heart of the Praxic Fire||Warlock Chest Armor||44 (64) Intellect /
44 (64) Discipline
|13 Strange Coins|
|Plan C||Fusion Rifle||23 Strange Coins|
|Legacy Engram||Primary Weapon||31 Strange Coins|
|Void Drive||Legendary Vehicle Upgrade||23 Strange Coins|
|Stealth 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.
Plan C is one of the better Fusion Rifles in the game due to its stability and quick charge time. It’s a gimme during activities with Arc Burn active and is an excellent option in the Crucible. Its perks include bonus accuracy to hip fire, reduced charge time, and fast equip/charge time after swapping weapons.
No Backup Plans
No Backup Plans has received a nice upgrade for Year Two, but it’s still a purely personal defense armor piece. The “Force Multiplier” perk is the signature item on the Gauntlets and triggers the Force Barrier with Shotgun kills, and the overshield’s duration is increased. This turns Defenders into a more aggressive sub-class in PVP and increases survivability in tight PVE encounters.
The optional Perks include “Rain Blows” and “Impact Induction” for a choice between faster melee speed or bonus grenade energy on melee hits. There’s also a choice between faster Shotgun or Rocket Launcher reloads.
The put 65 Strength stat roll is very average for No Backup Plans. Consider re-rolling to shoot for a higher pure Strength stat or a balanced split stat roll if needed.
The ATS/8 Tarantella is for Hunter Bladedancers in Destiny. The namesake intrinsic perk provides reduces Arc damage from PVE enemies plus Arc Grenades and Arc Blade recharge faster. A great piece for Bladedancers, especially with the buffs they received in the 2.4.0 update. Meanwhile, it also comes with perks to carry more Auto Rifle or Fusion Rifle ammo plus either more defense against Arc Burn or increased armor when playing Bladedancer.
The split 65 Intellect and 62 Discipline stat roll is okay for this piece. There isn’t much flexibility with changing this piece via Glass Needles, so only consider re-rolling for different ammo bonuses.
Heart of the Praxic Fire
Heart of the Praxic Fire is to Sunsinger Warlocks what Obsidian Mind is to Voidwalker Warlocks. Its “Praise the Sun” perk decreases all cooldowns while the Radiance Super is active. This turns “Sunbros” into grenade-chucking and orb-generating machines. It also comes with perks to carry more Pulse Rifle or Sidearm ammo. It also has the option for better Solar Burn Defense or increased Solar Armor as a Sunsinger.
The 64 Intellect / 64 Discipline stat roll is solid for this chest armor. Not much reason to re-roll unless you want different ammo bonuses.
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