‘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.

Destiny Xur North Tower (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
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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

Name Type Stats Cost
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



Name Type Cost
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

Destiny Plan C Exotic Fusion Rifle (PlayStation, Xbox)
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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

Destiny No Backup Plans Exotic Gauntlets (PlayStation, Xbox)
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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.

ATS/8 Tarantella

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

Destiny Heart of the Praxic Fire Warlock Exotic Chest Armor (PlayStation, Xbox)
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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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