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, you can find Xur in the Tower, relaxing on the the back stairs of the Tower Hangar.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- Black Talon, sword: 29 Legendary Shards
- Knucklehead radar, Hunter helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Lion Rampant, Titan legs: 23 Legendary Shards
- Aeon Soul, Warlock arms: 23 Legendary Shards
- Exotic Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
- Invitation quest: 9 Legendary Shards
Xur’s inventory caps out at 941 if you’re 960.
Black Talon is a powerful Exotic sword from the Forsaken expansion. Its Exotic perk, Crow’s Wings, allow it to fire a Void projectile after two subsequent heavy attacks. Its trait, Tireless Blade, regenerates ammo on certain powerful blow kills.
The Black Talon isn’t the most useful sword in late-game activities, but it is a fun weapon. Adding a ranged attack to a sword takes away a lot of the weapon type’s usual danger. Instead of slamming your blade into enemies in their face, you can blast at them from a safe distance. If you don’t have Black Talon, you should add it to your collection. Just don’t expect to pull it out more than a couple times a year.
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.
Xur’s roll this week is Void, and comes with 50 total stats.
Lion Rampant is a great exotic to have in specific situations. Its main perk is Jump Jets, which provides additional aerial mobility and now gives more accurate hipfire while in the air. That may not sound like much (and it isn’t, in most cases), but some players swear by these in PvP and some jumping activities like the Gauntlet or the Reactor Room. Pick these up and keep them around, you’ll never know how when you’ll need a more accurate jump.
Xur’s roll this week is Arc, and comes with 50 total stats.
Part of the Aeon exotic line added in Curse of Osiris, the Aeon Soul 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.
Xur’s roll this week is Arc, and comes with 51 total stats.
If you haven’t completed the Invitation quest yet, Xur is still offering it for nine Legendary Shards.