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 in the Tower. You can find Xur hanging out on the stairs behind the Dead Orbit vendor.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- Sweet Business, Exotic auto rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
- Aeon Swift, Exotic Hunter gauntlet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Hallowfire Heart, Exotic Titan chest: 23 Legendary Shards
- Winter’s Guile, Exotic Warlock gauntlet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Fated Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
Xur’s inventory to caps out at 581 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.
Sweet Business is a beautiful exotic. All you really need to know about this thing is that it’s a minigun that you can use in your Kinetic slot. Its exotic perk, Payday, causes the gun to hold 99 bullets and have increased hip fire accuracy. But what makes this gun special is the Business Time perk, which increases the weapon’s range and rate of fire when holding down the trigger. As a bonus, any Kinetic ammo you walk over will be instantly loaded into the clip if Business Time is active.
This gun is excellent in almost any PvE scenario. It may have bad reload speed and be poor in PvP, but Sweet Business chews through Cabal, Fallen, Vex and Hive alike. If you’re a Titan able to pair it with Actium War Rig, you can fire for an extremely long time and rarely have to reload. If you play PvE content of any flavor, pick this gun up while you have the chance.
Aeon Swift is a Hunter gauntlet from Curse of Osiris. Its exotic perk, Aeon Energy, will grant energy to other Aeon item users in your fireteam. You’ll share ability energy with other classes, and get back dodge energy if they use the perk for you.
These gauntlets, and their matching sets for other classes, are actual garbage. There is no reason to ever use these. Do not buy them, especially since you can get them by just finishing the Osiris campaign as a Hunter. They’re terrible, please don’t give Xur the satisfaction of a sale this week.
This week’s roll: This armor piece is never worth using, so the roll doesn’t matter.
This is a pretty situational exotic chest piece. The main perk is Sunfire Furnace, which improves the recharge rate of your abilities when Hammer of Sol is charged, and also increases the overall rate of Solar regeneration. This chest is stellar, and is one of our favorites when running Sunbreaker. There is no better exotic for Solar Titans, so if you’re missing this thing, pick it up.
This week’s roll: A choice between resilience and recovery. Slot one offers unflinching bow aim, unflinching fusion rifle aim and unflinching sniper aim — all of which reduce weapon flinch with their respective weapons. Slot two offers scout rifle reserves and special ammo finder. This roll is pretty bad this week, unfortunately. If you already own this exotic, don’t worry about picking it up for the perks.
Winter’s Guile is a pretty sub-par exotic. The Warlord’s Sigil increases your melee damage after a melee kill. As you might imagine, this is very situational and rarely useful. Don’t worry about these unless you’re trying to fill our your collection.
This week’s roll: A choice between mobility and resilience. Slot one fusion rifle loader, hand cannon loader, and impact induction — melee kills generate grenade energy. Slot two offers shotgun scavenger and heavy ammo finder. This roll is actually pretty good. Consider picking it up for your Warlock this week, despite the poor exotic perks.