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Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Dec. 8-11

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Head to the EDZ for some exotics, including Prometheus Lens

Destiny 2 Xur

If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and he can now appear all over the map. This week, he’s north of the Winding Cove landing zone in the EDZ, and there’s a helpful icon on the planet map to show you where he is. You can find Xur through a tunnel and up the hill, next to the Fallen Ketch.

Xur in the EDZ in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:

  • Prometheus Lens, trace rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
  • The Dragon’s Shadow, Hunter chest : 23 Legendary Shards
  • MK. 44 Stand Asides, Titan legs: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Nezarec’s Sin, Warlock helmet : 23 Legendary Shards

Each of the items comes at a maximum power level of 305 — a base power of 300, plus a Legendary (purple) mod that raises the value by five. This scales to your character’s power level, so make sure you’re buying Xur exotics on your highest level character.

Prometheus Lens

Prometheus Lens is a new exotic in Curse of Osiris and one of the most powerful weapons in all of Destiny 2. It’s currently bugged, causing it to deal ludicrous damage in PvP, and isn’t set to be fixed until Dec. 12. While it’s simply broken in PvP, it’s worth noting that this gun is incredibly fun to use in PvE as well.

The main perk, Prismatic Inferno, causes Prometheus Lens’ beam grow in size the longer the trigger is held down. This allows this trace rifle to deal considerable damage in a large area. Prometheus Lens is awesome for clearing out large crowds of enemies all at once. This perk is made even better by the gun’s secondary ability, Flame Refraction, which allows kills to return ammo back into the magazine. The more kills you get, the longer you can hold down the trigger and increase your area of damage. No matter what kind of activities you play, Prometheus Lens is a must have for Curse of Osiris players.

Dragon’s Shadow

In terms of Hunter exotics, Dragon’s Shadow is only decent. Its exotic perk, Wraithmetal Mail, will grant Hunters a movement speed bonus and extra weapon handling after they dodge. This bonus is only valuable in PvP. However, Hunters already have Foetracer and other excellent PvP exotics to take. If you’re a hardcore PvP player or find yourself caught 2v1s frequently, pick this thing up. If none of that applies to you, skip it.

MK. 44 Stand Asides

Although they’re technically returning exotics from Destiny, the MK. 44 Stand Asides are new exotic Titan boots in Curse of Osiris. Their main perk in Destiny 2 is Seriously, Watch Out. If Titans have Seismic Strike, Hammer Strike or Shield Bash equipped and have max health, they get an Overshield if sprinting at max speed. Striking an enemy with those abilities quickly recharges your melee energy. This perk is great for aggressive Titan players, especially in PvP. If you have a Titan, pick these up regardless of which activities you play.

Nezarec’s Sin

Nezarec’s Sin isn’t a particularly exciting Warlock helmet, but it’s very good. The main perk is Abyssal Extractors, which causes Void damage kills to recharge your ability energy. Boring but effective. This includes void damage from your subclass and from your energy or power weapons. If you play Voidwalker ever or have a Void Uriel’s Gift that you use all the time, pick up this great helmet.