If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly Exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and he now appears all over the map. This week, he’s in the EDZ. You can find Xur hanging out on a bluff, taking in the sun next to a Fallen Ketch.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- The Huckleberry, Exotic submachine gun: 29 Legendary Shards
- Gemini Jester, Hunter legs: 23 Legendary Shards
- Mask of the Quiet One, Titan helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Contraverse Hold, Warlock gauntlets: 23 Legendary Shards
- Isochronal Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
- Invitation quest: 9 Legendary Shards
Xur’s inventory should cap out at 681 if you’re 700. 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.
The Huckleberry is an Exotic from Warmind. Its intrinsic perk is Ride the Bull, which causes the gun to fire faster and have increased recoil the longer you hold the trigger. Kills with the gun partially reload the magazine. The Huckleberry’s secondary perk is rampage, which causes each kill to increase your damage for a short time.
The Huckleberry is a very fun gun to use. Its perks combine to offer you a little mini-game of trying to fire for as long as you possibly can without having to reload. It may not be particularly useful in a lot of end-game content — although it has some PvP potential — but it’s a blast to use in Adventures, Public Events and Escalation Protocol. Pick up The Huckleberry if you can afford it.
Gemini Jester is one of the new Exotics added in Curse of Osiris. Its main Exotic perk is Misdirection. If you dodge when near an enemy, you’ll disorient them, removing their radar if they’re a human player. This is a decent PvP Exotic if you’re sick of running the classics. Just beware that you need to be close to be effective.
This week’s roll:
Slot 1: Fusion rifle dexterity, hand cannon dexterity, outreach (class ability use reduces melee cooldown)
Slot 2: Scout rifle scavenger, special ammo finder
This is a pretty decent roll on a decent PvP Exotic. Outreach plays well into this Exotic, and special ammo finder is always useful. Outreach and Misdirection are powerful together, and you shouldn’t underestimate them — even in the packed Hunter Exotic landscape.
Mask of the Quiet One
Mask of the Quiet One is a decent Exotic in both PvP and PvE. Its Exotic perk, Dreaded Visage, grants energy for your grenade, melee and class ability each time you take damage. Even better, kills with void abilities instantly trigger your health regeneration. While this helmet is best used with Sentinel, you’ll get the extra energy on damage regardless of your subclass. If you’re going to be taking a lot of damage (which you will be in most activities), this is a great Exotic.
This week’s roll:
Slot 1: Fusion rifle targeting, hand cannon targeting, Hands-on (melee kills grant Super energy)
Slot 2: Sniper rifle reserves, machine gun reserves
Hand cannon targeting is great for a lot of players, and Hands-on is designed for Titans. Machine guns are also really powerful in most builds, which makes machine gun reserves pretty potent. This Exotic is great in a lot of situations, and the roll is decent enough that you should pick it up if you’re a Titan fan.
Contraverse Hold is a new Warlock Exotic added in Forsaken. Its exotic perk, Chaotic Exchanger, gives you bonus damage resistance while charging a Void grenade. Charged grenade hits refund a random amount of grenade energy each time it deals damage. These are powerful Void Warlock gauntlets. If randomness hasn’t been kind to you, pick these up!
This week’s roll:
Slot 1: Fusion rifle loader, hand cannon loader, Impact Induction (melee hits give grenade energy)
Slot 2: Sniper rifle scavenger, machine gun scavenger
Impact Induction is an excellent perk for these gauntlets, and machine guns are still powerful. This is a great Warlock Exotic with a great roll. Even if you already had these, you may want to consider picking up a second pair.
This item starts the Invitation of the Nine quest. This week, Xur offers Justice. It’ll cost you nine Legendary shards.