If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly Exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and now appears all over the map. This week, he’s on Titan. You can find Xur hanging out on just to the east of the The Rig landing zone, taking shelter from the rain in a small building.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- Coldheart, Exotic trace rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
- Knucklehead Radar, Exotic Hunter chest: 23 Legendary Shards
- An Insurmountable Skullfort, Exotic Titan helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Aeon Soul, Exotic Warlock gauntlets: 23 Legendary Shards
- Isochronal Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
Xur’s inventory to caps out at 581 if you’re at 600 power — one Light above your Collection. He also offers specific rolls on each armor piece each week, giving out different perks for the same pieces. We’ve highlighted any great rolls below.
Xur is finally selling Coldheart this week. This was a pre-order exclusive gun when Destiny 2 first launched and became available to all when Curse of Osiris was released last December. Coldheart is a trace rifle, meaning it fires in a constant beam. Its first exotic perk, Cold Fusion, causes the Coldheart to fire in a beam made of Arc damage. Its secondary perk, Longest Winter, causes Coldheart to deal more and more damage the longer it remains on the same target.
Knucklehead Radar is a powerful PvP Hunter helmet. Its exotic perk, Upgraded Sensor Pack, will constantly provide you with a radar, even while aiming down sites. This is a great helmet in PvP or Trials, where your radar is extremely important. However, the MIDA Multi-Tool and Ace of Spades have a similar perk, which could make the helmet redundant. For that reason, it’s not as powerful as something like Foetracer. If you don’t have this helmet yet, pick it up and keep it with you for PvP emergencies.
This week’s roll: Low mobility with medium resilience, with a choice between resilience and recovery. Tier one gives a choice between bow targeting, hand cannon targeting and hands-on — melee kills grant Super energy. Tier two offers shotgun reserves and heavy ammo finder. This is a decent roll, although it still comes on a helmet that is quickly being outpaced in PvP. If you’re a Knucklehead fan and love hand cannons or bows, this might be your week.
AN INSURMOUNTABLE SKULLFORT
An Insurmountable Skullfort is an excellent PvE and PvP exotic for Striker Titans. Its Transfusion Matrix perk will cause your melee ability kills to instantly trigger health regeneration as well as fully restore melee energy. With the Forsaken buffs to Titan dashes in PvP, this helmet has become one of the most powerful exotics for any activity. If you’re a Titan player and you don’t have this yet, rectify that.
This week’s roll: Low resilience, low recovery and low mobility, with a choice between recovery and mobility. Tier one gives a choice between bow targeting, hand cannon targeting and hands-on — melee kills grant Super energy. Tier two offers shotgun reserves and heavy ammo finder. These perks are pretty decent, and the exotic is a godsend. If all you have is the base roll from Collections, pick this thing up.
Part of the Aeon exotic line added in Curse of Osiris, the Aeon Flux gauntlets are for Warlocks. Their exotic perk is Aeon Energy, which gives class energy — grenade energy for Warlocks — to nearby allies wearing other Aeon armor pieces each time you throw grenades. Non-Aeon users will also receive some energy. This is a terrible exotic and you can easily get it by completing the Curse of Osiris campaign on your Warlock. Don’t buy these.
This week’s roll: Low mobility with low recovery and medium resilience, and a choice between mobility and resilience. Tier one gives a choice between fusion rifle loader, hand cannon loader and impact induction — reduced grenade cooldown after dealing melee damage. Tier two offers shotgun scavenger and heavy ammo finder. These perks are great, but the exotic is still not very good. Purchase as your own risk.