The weekly Exotic item merchant, Xur, hangs out in random locations around the world of Destiny. In Destiny 2, he can appear all over the map, as well as inside the Tower. This week, you can find Xur in the Tower, standing on the back stairs of the Hangar.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- Hard Light, Void/Arc/Solar auto rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
- Young Ahamkara’s Spine, Hunter gauntlets: 23 Legendary Shards
- Dunemarchers, Titan legs: 23 Legendary Shards
- Felwinter’s Helm, Warlock helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Exotic Engram: 97 Legendary Shards (you can now purchase a second with an Exotic Cipher)
- Exotic Cipher quest: free
Xur’s items drop at a similar power level as your character.
Hard Light is one of the best guns in Destiny 2 right now. Its Exotic perk, Volatile Light, causes the projectiles fired to have no damage fall-off at range, and to pierce targets and ricochet off walls. Shots that bounce off of walls deal bonus damage. Hard Light can also shift between all three elemental types by holding down the reload button.
Hard Light is a great gun for matching elements in a Nightfall or for PvP. Pick this up if you don’t have it.
Young Ahamkara’s Spine
Young Ahamkara’s Spine is fairly unremarkable as far as Exotics go. Its main perk, Wish-Dragon Teeth, increases the length and blast radius of your tripmine grenades and returns energy to your grenade slot when you damage enemies with abilities. This is situational at best in PvP and almost useless in PvE.
A situational PvP exotic doesn’t cut it when Hunters already have very good PvP catch-alls like the Foetracer helmet — although some Hunters swear by the more powerful grenade. If you’re trying collect all of the exotics and you’re missing these, Young Ahamkara’s Spine is for you.
Xur’s roll this week comes with 62 total stats.
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 Linear Actuator perk is great because it offers two major bonuses, both of which are super effective. If you don’t have these boots for your Titan, be sure to grab them.
Xur’s roll this week comes with 61 total stats.
Felwinter’s Helm is a new Warlock Exotic from Season of the Worthy. Its Exotic perk is Warlord’s End. This perk causes elemental kills to explode, weakening nearby enemies caught in the blast. Killing a powerful enemy or using a finisher increases the potency. This is an interesting Exotic, and worth keeping in your Warlock’s arsenal. It also looks really cool.
Xur’s roll this week comes with 60 total stats.
Exotic Cipher quest
Starting in Beyond Light, Xur has a new quest for an Exotic Cipher. The Exotic Cipher lets you buy old Exotics from the Monuments To Lost Light kiosk in the tower. You’ll need these items and some other currencies to pick up Exotics like Heir Apparent, Truth, and more.
This week, Xur wants you to complete 21 Strikes or win Crucible or Gambit matches. By finishing the quest, you’ll earn an Exotic Cipher to use however you want.