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Destiny 2 Xur location and items, March 19-23

Head to Nessus for some Exotics

Destiny 2 Xur Image: Bungie
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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 on Nessus, standing on a tree in the Watcher’s Grave.

Xur’s location on Nessus in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:

  • Trinity Ghoul, Arc bow: 29 Legendary Shards
  • Aeon Swift, Hunter gauntlets: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Khepri’s Horn, Titan helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Sanguine Alchemy, Warlock chest: 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.

Trinity Ghoul

Trinity Ghouls is a new bow from Forsaken. Its Exotic perk is Split Electron, which causes the arrow fired to split into three. When you get a precision kill with Trinity Ghoul, you’ll charge the next arrow with electricity, thanks to the Lightning Rod perk. Charged arrows chain electricity to enemies.

Trinity Ghoul is one of the more fun exotics from Forsaken. It can be really useful for clearing out large groups of enemies in strikes or just taking on a public event. And now that the bow has a Catalyst, it’s one of the best Exotics in the game. Don’t let this one slip through your fingers — make sure to buy it this week.

Aeon Swift

Aeon Swift is a pair of Hunter gauntlets from Curse of Osiris. These Exotics recently got a rework and don’t actually have an Exotic perk. Players can apply powerful, unique mods that work to help them and their allies. These mods are free and come in an additional mod slot. They’ll provide bonuses like faster reload for yourself when you get precision hits. They’ll also confer bonuses to your allies, like giving bonus energy when you stun a Champion.

These gauntlets, and all the Aeon gauntlets for the other two classes, work this way. And after three years, these gauntlets are finally worth picking up.

Xur’s roll this week comes with 62 total stats.

Khepri’s Horn

Khepri’s Horn is a bad Titan helmet. Its exotic perk is Solar Rampart, which causes a line of fire to shoot out of your barricade when you first place it, and refreshes your barricade on a solar kill. The helmet looks cool, as does the effect. But, unfortunately, it’s just not particularly useful in practice. Don’t feel too bad about skipping this one if you’re running low on Legendary Shards.

Xur’s roll this week comes with 65 total stats.

Sanguine Alchemy

Sanguine Alchemy is a gorgeous Warlock chest piece with a mildly interesting PvE perk. Blood Magic causes kills made while inside your Rift to extend the duration of your Rift by pausing the Rift’s timer. The more kills you get, the longer the pause. While this perk does force you to stand relatively still, it can increase your healing or damage window significantly if you’re constantly getting kills. It’s a decent chest piece for something like Strikes — where you’re fighting wave after wave — but it’s not great for a raid boss.

Xur’s roll this week comes with 64 total stats.

Exotic Cipher quest

Xur Exotic Cipher quest Image: Bungie via Polygon

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.

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