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 EDZ. You can find Xur hanging out on a cliff, next to a fallen Ketch.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- Graviton Lance, exotic pulse rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
- Celestial Nighthawk, Hunter helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Dunemarchers, Titan legs: 23 Legendary Shards
- Sanguine Alchemy, Warlock chest: 23 Legendary Shards
- Isochronal Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
Xur’s inventory caps out at 631 if you’re at 650 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.
Graviton Lance’s exotic perk is Black Hole, which causes the gun to only fire two bullets: one with low damage and the other with high damage. The second perk, Cosmology, causes kills with Graviton Lance to make the enemy explode and spawn void missiles that seek targets. This can cause a chain reaction of explosions, which can be extremely powerful in certain situations.
Graviton Lance is an excellent exotic and feels unique in the landscape of Destiny 2’s arsenal. It’s excellent in PvP as well, and can shred through enemies very quickly if they aren’t paying attention. Graviton Lance’s problems stem from the same kinds of issues a lot of exotics have, in that there are certain weapons that are just more powerful. Why run Graviton when you can have Thunderlord or Whisper of the Worm?
Because it’s fun and good, that’s why. If you’re missing Graviton Lance, pick it up from Xur this week.
Celestial Nighthawk is one of the best exotics in Destiny 2. Its main perk, Hawkeye Hack, causes Golden Gun to fire only one shot instead of three. However, this single shot does about six times the damage of the average Golden Gun. Players who love raiding or PvE in general should buy it. It’s also exceptional for boss damage.
This week’s roll: Low mobility and medium resilience, with a choice between resilience and recovery. Tier one gives a choice between fusion rifle targeting, hand cannon targeting and hands-on — super energy on melee kills. Tier two offers sniper rifle reserves and machine gun reserves. This is a decent roll for hand cannon, machine gun wielders — a common play style. This roll is worth picking up if you’re a hand cannon user.
Dunemarchers are excellent Titan boots that everyone should pick up. Their exotic perk, Linear Actuators, increases your sprint speed and causes your next melee after sprinting to chain damage to nearby foes. The secondary part of this perk is almost unnoticeable. The reason you want Dunemarchers is to increase your speed. This exotic is awesome for PvP and can even come in handy on some raid fights like The Gauntlet. If you don’t have these boots for your Titan, be sure to grab them.
This week’s roll: Medium mobility and low resilience, with a choice between mobility and recovery. Tier one offers a choice between hand cannon dexterity, fusion rifle dexterity and outreach — class ability usage reduces melee cooldown. Tier two gives the choice between scout rifle scavenger and special ammo finder. This is a pretty mediocre roll. Unless you desperately need Dunemarchers, skip it this week.
Sanguine Alchemy is a gorgeous Warlock chest with a pretty interesting PvP perk. Heightened Senses gives you a more detailed radar and marks priority targets near you while standing in your rift. While this perk does force you to stand relatively still, it gives you a great opportunity to know your enemy’s movements before they ever get the chance to move against you. If you love playing PvP on your Warlock, give this chest a shot.
This week’s roll: This week’s roll has low resilience, low mobility and medium recovery, with a choice between recovery and mobility. Slot one offers unflinching bow aim, unflinching fusion rifle aim and unflinching kinetic aim. Slot two offers scout rifle reserves and special ammo finder. This roll isn’t bad for PvE, but the helmet itself is still pretty situational.