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, hanging out in a big tree in the Watcher’s Grave.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- Hard Light, auto rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
- Young Ahamkara’s Spine, Hunter arms: 23 Legendary Shards
- Crest of Alpha Lupi, Titan chest: 23 Legendary Shards
- Eye of Another World, 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’s 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 64 total stats.
Crest of Alpha Lupi
The Crest of Alpha Lupi is an awesome Titan chest piece. Its exotic perk, Survival Well, causes Supers to generate more orbs of light. Barricade will start health regeneration for nearby allies when deployed, too. This is great for some PvE content and extremely powerful in competitive PvP. Don’t miss this chest piece.
Xur’s roll this week comes with 62 total stats.
Eye of Another World
The Cerebral Uplink perk on Eye of Another World will highlight targets for you and passively increase the regeneration of your grenade, melee and Rift abilities. It’s certainly worth picking up if you don’t have it yet.
Xur’s roll this week comes with 61 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 and Truth.
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.