We’re in the final stretch of Season of the Deep, but if there’s one constant in Destiny 2, it’s a scheduled visit from intergalactic arms dealer Xur. As usual, Xur has a fresh inventory of Exotic armor pieces and weapons, legendary-class gear, and access to the Xenology quest. Here’s where Xur is this week, and what he has for sale.
This week you can find Xur on Nessus, in The Watcher’s Grave. For his weapon, Xur is offering Merciless. Hunters can pick up the Shinobu’s Vow gauntlets; Titans can grab the ACD/0 Feedback gauntlets; and Warlocks can buy the Crown of Tempests helmet.
Head to Nessus and use the Watcher’s Grave transmat zone to find Xur this week. When you arrive, hop on your sparrow and head north toward the exit of the area. Look for a big tree with pink moss on the right side of the area. Climb up onto its big, flat branch, where you can reach Xur.
Xur Exotic and Legendary Items
- Exotic Engram – 97 Legendary Shards
- Merciless – 29 Legendary Shards
- Shinobu’s Vow – 23 Legendary Shards
- ACD/0 Feedback Fence – 23 Legendary Shards
- Crown of Tempests – 23 Legendary Shards
- Hawkmoon – 200 Legendary Shards, 125,000 Glimmer, 1 Ascendant Shard, 1 Exotic Cipher
- Dead Man’s Tale – 200 Legendary Shards, 125,000 Glimmer, 1 Ascendant Shard, 1 Exotic Cipher
- Xenology quest – Free
- Legendary weapons and armor – 50 Legendary Shards, 1,000 Glimmer
Xur also offers the Xenology quest every week, which requires you to complete 21 Vanguard Ops or win Crucible and Gambit matches so that you can earn an Exotic Cipher. These are normally used to buy old Exotics from a kiosk in the Tower, but from this season, you’ll be able to spend them at Master Rahool to get the Exotics that you want. The cap on Exotic Ciphers has also increased, as you’ll now be able to hold up to five of them at a time.
Shinobu’s Vow (Exotic Hunter gauntlets)
This Exotic improves Skip Grenade, gives your Hunter an additional Skip Grenade charge, and Skip Grenade returns energy when it damages enemies. It’s a decent Exotic for PvP, although in PvE, there are plenty of armor mods that can help you quickly regain ability energy when paired with the right subclass build. For the stats, this roll of Shinobu’s Vow has good mobility, recovery, strength, and high discipline that ties into its grenade-centric nature well, but resilience and intellect are very low.
- Mobility: 18
- Resilience: 3
- Recovery: 14
- Discipline: 19
- Intellect: 2
- Strength: 12
- Total: 68
ACD/0 Feedback Fence (Exotic Titan gauntlets)
There’s no shortage of Titan Exotics that emphasize punch-heavy builds, and with ACD\0 Feedback Fence, these gauntlets have a give-and-receive nature that allows for devastating haymakers. Not only do you build up explosive power with each blow, but taking damage also feeds into this Exotic until you detonate all your stored power. This build has a great resilience stat that’ll help keep you alive for longer, while recovery, discipline, and intellect are also high. You’ll need to mod the low strength stat to make your punches effective, but don’t worry about the almost non-existent mobility stat, as that isn’t the most crucial Titan stat.
- Mobility: 2
- Resilience: 20
- Recovery: 12
- Discipline: 14
- Intellect: 12
- Strength: 7
- Total: 67
Crown of Tempests (Exotic Warlock helmet)
Crown of Tempests is the go-to Exotic for Warlocks who want to flex their inner Darth Sidious with unlimited power. This helmet makes your Arc subclass abilities more lethal, increases their recharge rate, and extends the duration of your Stormtrance Super. When it comes to numbers, it’s a mixed bag as recovery, intellect, and strength are great, mobility is unnecessarily high, and resilience and discipline is very low with this Exotic.
- Mobility: 17
- Resilience: 2
- Recovery: 16
- Discipline: 2
- Intellect: 20
- Strength: 10
- Total: 67
Merciless (Exotic fusion rifle)
Fusion rifles are powerful, but slow-firing weapons normally, a problem that Merciless doesn’t suffer from. Perfect for boss encounters, each successful hit with this Exotic will decrease its load time and allows you to quickly fire off powerful waves of weaponized solar energy.
- Conserve Momentum
- Chambered Compensator
- Extended Mag
- Fitted Stock
Hawkmoon (Exotic hand cannon)
Hawkmoon is an average roll this week, as the Moving Target perk makes it a viable option for PvP. This trait gives the hand cannon increased movement speed and target acquisition when moving while aiming down the sights, making it useful in the Crucible when you’re looking to save up those Paracausal Shot bonuses.
- Paracausal Shot
- Extended Barrel
- Alloy Magazine
- Moving Target
- Heavy Grip
Dead Man’s Tale (Exotic scout rifle)
Dead Man’s Tale isn’t a must-have this week, unless you really need a scout rifle for PvE. Subsistence isn’t too bad for dealing with red-bar enemies, as you’ll get partial reloads from defeated enemies, but the rest of this build doesn’t synergize too well.
- Cranial Spike
- Corkscrew Rifling
- Accurized Rounds
- Short-Action Stock
|Praefectus Gauntlets||Titan Gauntlets||10||6||16||7||14||6||59|
|Praefectus Plate||Titan Chest Armor||10||7||15||2||6||20||60|
|Praefectus Mark||Titan Mark||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Praefectus Helm||Titan Helmet||2||2||28||6||6||16||60|
|Praefectus Greaves||Titan Leg Armor||7||14||12||12||6||10||61|
|Praefectus Gloves||Warlock Gauntlets||10||15||7||7||6||14||59|
|Praefectus Robes||Warlock Chest Armor||10||2||18||2||6||20||58|
|Praefectus Bond||Warlock Bond||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Praefectus Cover||Warlock Helmet||22||2||10||7||14||6||61|
|Praefectus Boots||Warlock Leg Armor||10||12||10||16||6||6||60|
|Praefectus Grips||Hunter Gauntlets||22||2||10||2||10||16||62|
|Praefectus Cuirass||Hunter Chest Armor||14||12||6||2||11||14||59|
|Praefectus Cloak||Hunter Cloak||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Praefectus Mask||Hunter Helmet||10||6||16||7||6||14||59|
|Praefectus Strides||Hunter Leg Armor||10||2||19||7||14||6||58|
|Gnawing Hunger||Energy Auto Rifle||Full Bore / Polygonal Rifling||Steady Rounds / Alloy Magazine||Field Prep||Rampage|
|Wolftone Draw||Energy Combat Bow||Elastic String / Natural String||Carbon Arrow Shaft / Fiberglass Arrow Shaft||Shoot to Loot||Adagio|
|Explosive Personality||Energy Grenade Launcher||Linear Compensator / Quick Launch||High-Velocity Rounds / Implosion Rounds||Auto-Loading Holster||Turnabout|
|Threaded Needle||Heavy Linear Fusion Rifle||Chambered Compensator / Hammer-Forged Rifling||Accelerated Coils / Projection Fuse||Killing Wind||Multikill Clip|
|Jian 7 Rifle||Energy Pulse Rifle||SRO-41 Ocular / SRO-52 Ocular||Extended Mag / Flared Magwell||Full Auto Trigger System||Rampage|
|Seventh Seraph CQC-12||Energy Shotgun||Smallbore / Corkscrew Rifling||Tactical Mag / Steady Rounds||Quickdraw||Trench Barrel|
|Seventh Seraph VY-7||Energy Submachine Gun||Chambered Compensator / Extended Barrel||Appended Mag / Extended Mag||Firmly Planted||Dragonfly|
Xur is present every weekend in Destiny 2, starting with the daily reset at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET each Friday. His exact location is always a mystery when he first arrives, as he is not listed on the map, and for novice players, he can be easy to miss. However, there are a set number of locations where he takes up residence, including the Tower Hangar area, on Nessus in Watcher’s Grave, and in the Winding Cove area of the EDZ.
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