Who is Xur?
Xur Agent Of The Nine, works for the mysterious group, The Nine. While Guardians have never seen The Nine, it is said that their influence is vast. Xur, the moss-tentacle-faced vendor visits social spaces once a week, bringing with him a variety of exotic items, which Guardians can purchase with Strange Coins.
Every week Xur appears somewhere different. This week he’s hanging out with the Vanguard. From spawn at The Tower, head straight forward and down the main set of stairs. Go past the Crucible vendors and once inside the Vanguard area go to the right. On the right hand side upper level Xur is standing back against the wall about halfway down.
Exotic Weapon: Zhalo Supercell (Exotic Auto Rifle) 23 Strange Coins
This weapon’s special perk is that it has a chance to chain lightning between enemies for additional damage, when enemies are close together.
Otherwise the weapon also has the Persistence Perk, meaning it grows more accurate the longer it is fired, and Bolt In The Blue, meaning double kills with this weapon charge a small amount of Super energy and return ammo to the magazine. If you’d like to learn more about the weapon keep an eye out for our dedicated article later this weekend.
Exotic Helmet: The Glasshouse (Titan Class) 13 Strange Coins
The exotic perk for this helmet makes Blessing of Light and Weapons of Light last longer. This week the roll for this helmet is Intelligence: 89. The minimum Intelligence roll for it is 38, while the maximum is 104, so this week’s roll is rather good.
Exotic Helmet: Graviton Forfeit (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins
The exotic perk for this helmet is Elusive Shadow, which unlocks the Nightstalker perk, Shadestep for free. This allows hunters to have an extra perk active.This week’s roll for this helmet is Intelligence: 64, which is right in the middle of the Min/Max for it of 38/104, and Strength: 65, which is actually the maximum strength roll you can get the helmet at. If you’re focusing on a Strength build for your Hunter then you may want to grab this if you don’t own it at this roll already.
Exotic Gauntlets: Claws Of Ahamkara (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins
The exotic perk for these gauntlets is The Whispers, which gives Warlocks and additional charge for all Warlock-charged melees.The roll on these this week is Strength: 81, which is towards the top end of the maximum 92 available.
Legacy Engram: (Exotic Leg Armour) 29 Strange Coins – The Legacy Engram will decode for a Year 1 or 2 piece of armour to complete your collection. Some of these items can be infused to Year 3 Light Level.
Three Of Coins (Consumable) 7 Strange Coins
Plasma Drive (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins
Emerald Coil (Consumable) 23 Strange Coins
Heavy Ammo Sythesis Consumable) 3 Strange Coins
Glass Needles (Consumable) 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes Of Light, and 1 Exotic Shard
Personally I run a Hunter as my main, and I simply collect the other Exotic armors just to have them. The Graviton Forfeit is brilliant, especially if you roll Nightstalker as your Subclass. It allows you to use Shadestep, a perk only available to Nightstalkers which basically rolls the character out of danger, without taking up a perk slot. This means you can have an additional perk as long as you’re using this helmet, which can be incredibly powerful in both PVP and PVE.