Xur’s Inventory for January 3rd and 4th 2017

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.

Xur’s Location

Xur is hiding out near the Speaker this week. Head left immediately from spawn at The Tower, make your way down the stairs and towards the entrance to the Speaker’s chamber. Don’t go in and see the white-faced fellow, instead walk past the entrance and head to the railings at the far end, where you can find Xur staring wistfully out at the last city on Earth.

Xur’s Inventory

Exotic Weapon: Invective (Exotic Shotgun) 23 Strange Coins

The Exotic perk for Invective is, Invective! This perk allows the gun to regenerate ammo over time, much like Icebreaker but with far less range.

Invective is interesting because you can fire it at full auto, which basically means you can spam all the ammo in the clip at once. This should result in the demise of your opponent, but you have to watch out for the kickback on this thing, which is so brutal it may leave you staring at the ceiling after making a kill in the crucible.

Exotic Helmet: Helm of Saint-14 (Warlock class) 13 Strange Coins

The exotic perk on this helmet is Starless Night, which means that your Ward of Dawn blinds enemies when they enter it, perfect for PVP. This week it’s a roll of Intelligence: 58, and Strength: 63, which is a very low intelligence roll for this helmet, with a maximum of 104 available, but the strength roll is perfect as it’s nearly the max.

Exotic Leg Armour: Radiant Dance Machines (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins

The exotic perk on this armour is The Dance, which allows you to move much faster while aiming, perfect for those who like to dart out of corners for quick kills. This weeks roll is Intelligence: 70, with a maximum of 79 available, and discipline 74, out of a maximum of 79. Overall this is a very good roll for this armour, and they look great on any Guardian.

Exotic Helmet: Skull Of Dire Ahamkara (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins

The exotic perk for this helmet is Delusions of Grandeur, which means you take reduced damage while using Nova Bomb, and have increased energy rain abilities. This weeks roll is Strength: 101, which is extremely close to the max of 104. For anyone running a strength built this is a must have addition to your Warlock.

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

Our Take

This week there are a good number of pieces of armour with near maximum stats on. For those who have reached level 40 and are at Light level 400, leaving them to work only on the more specific aspects of their Guardians, this is a great week. Personally I don’t run with Invective much, because Icebreaker is a far better option for my play style, but if you use shotguns a lot the I would highly recommend it. 

Destiny 2 Mega Bloks Sets May Reveal Future Story

This week has been fairly quiet on the Destiny 2 news front, but since this is the first article in the series I thought we’d recount some of the biggest Destiny 2 news to date.

First of all we know that at the very least that Bungie will announce and reveal Destiny 2 this year. According to the leaked content plan, a picture of which made its way around the Internet just after Destiny’s launch, 2017 is the year Destiny 2 is announced. So far Bungie have stuck to their guns on this plan, so we have to hope that they’ll follow through on this part also.

The most recent leak however, if you can call it a leak, comes from Amazon accidently publishing listings for Destiny 2 Mega Bloks sets. The listings, which have since been pulled by Amazon, featured names of unknown classes of enemies in the Destiny universe. It’s unlikely that these sets are a hoax, since a lot of marketing work goes into their creation, and it’s very hard to believe that Amazon would let even one product with fake details and photoshopped images through into their product listings, especially from such a well-known brand, let alone three!

The first of these Mega Bloks sets was named Destiny Cabal Goliath Tank Building Set. The set featured a buildable Cabal Goliath Tank, with articulating rotating turrets. The tank would open up to reveal an interior troop bay, and come with four highly detailed micro action figures to go inside, including Cabal Phalanx, two Cabal Psions, and Commander Zavala of the Vanguard. Zavala was said to come with detachable armour, and the Legendary Auto Rifle An Answering Chord. The Cabal on the other hand, were set to have detachable Siege Dancer Armour, weapons, and a shield accessory.

Most, if not all, Destiny players will know about everything in this set, though no one has ever seen Commander Zavala leave The Tower. Could this have been alluding to a story scene in Destiny 2?

The second Mega Bloks set was named Cabal Bruiser Battle Building Set, and featured an entire Buildable Hangar Platform. The hanger in this set was said to be the hanger in The Tower, where a legendary warrior would face his greatest contest yet. The warrior in question was Cruicible Lord Shaxx, wielding Raze-Lighter. Owners would be able to battle Shaxx against the furious cleavers of a Cabal Red Guard, a military group never before heard of in the Destiny Universe.

This set is the most interesting, because it makes a lot of sense within the context of Destiny lore, and it’s something that’s been teased for a long time by Bungie, a Cabal attack on The Tower. The Cabal attack head on, it’s just their way. When they can’t beat something, they smash a ship into it, as is the result in The Dreadnaught, part of The Taken King expansion for Destiny.

There hasn’t been a major Cabal expansion for Destiny ever, but every other race of The Darkness has had one, so it would make sense for the Cabal to be the main race in the next one. If the Cabal did attack The Tower, it would be devastating, so much so that it may mean the end of The Tower and the Last City on Earth, unless the Traveller does something about it. Throughout the story of Destiny players have seen evidence of the Traveller healing, regaining at least a small part of its power. A Cabal attack would be the perfect crescendo for Destiny, leading into Destiny 2, and give players some sense of narrative fulfillment in the process.

Finally, we have the Aspect Of Glass Building Set. This set was said to contain a Buildable Aspect of Glass jump ship, a ship players can get in the game, with a cockpit that opened and a working launcher, presumably to make it fly. A Hunter micro action figure was the pilot for this set, and cam with detachable Spektar armour, and the Legendary shotgun Lord Of Wolves.

As far as leaks go this one seems to have the most truth behind it. The question is, will we see more of the Cabal Red Guard at E3 2017?

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Destiny Xur Inventory: Should You Buy The Zhalo Supercell?

The Zhalo Supercell is a primary Auto Rifle Xur is selling this week. While it’s one of the exotic weapons that was added with The Taken King expansion, it’s still a viable weapon when it comes to both PVP and PVE, even compared to Rise Of Iron weapons. I have to say that this gun looks fantastic, and if you don’t already own it for collection purposes, then that alone is a reason to buy it.

As one of the few exotic weapons with elemental properties, the Zhalo Supercell is perfect for many PVE activities, including the Nightfall, Raids, and Prison of Elders. The reason the elemental damage helps is to do with the modifiers applied to each activity each weekly reset. Arc Burn is the most obvious modifier this gun is suited to, since it increases Arc damage for that activity. Other modifiers change the enemy’s shield variants, and increase different types of damage for different shields, making this gun extremely valuable to anyone who frequents these weekly activities.

Prison of Elders has various modifiers for each round, and this gun is bound to be useful for at least one, if not all of them. Raids are slightly different, but modifiers still apply, and it may be that this week there’s a boss the Zhalo Supercell could help dispatch faster than normal. Heroic strikes could also make great use of the gun, particularly if you aren’t at maximum Light level yet, so if you’re finding those hard it could be worth your while buying this.

The gun’s unique perk means lightning is chained between enemies that are close to each other, further increasing damage. When combined with its other perks, improved accuracy the longer it is fired and ammo and super energy recharge from double kills, the Zhalo Supercell can see you slaying minions of the Darkness faster than any other Guardian in your Fireteam. As far as elemental primary weapons go, this gun is also not only one of the few exotics, but one of the few primary weapons in general that has elemental damage.

When it comes to PVP this gun isn’t as great as it is in PVE. However, Bungie designer Luke Smith has confirmed that no more elemental primary weapons are on their way, so it’s worth having simply for that. In Trials of Osiris a clutch Super can sometimes save the team from losing, but your chances of getting a double kill in this mode are slim. Larger Crucible games could benefit from the increased Super energy and ammo regeneration perk, but again you need to be getting a decent amount of double kills to make it viable. One thing I will say is that in Control matches, when enemy players will be in close proximity to each other on certain points, this gun could cause massive damage and ruin the enemy’s efforts at taking your points.

Xur’s Inventory for January 27th and 28th 2017

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.

Xur’s Location

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.

Xur’s Inventory

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

Our Take

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.

Destiny 2 On The PC, Vicarious Visions Helping Design

News of a ‘Destiny 2’ release has put gamers into a hopeful mood. Under the new direction of Luke Smith, big changes are happening for this game. Recently, Kotaku has confirmed the biggest change is that ‘Destiny 2’ will finally be debut on PC. Which means that avid computer gamers will greatly appreciate this debut. Choosing to release this game with a PC version comes as no surprise to most. Especially since the studio is looking to tap into a large audience.

It has also been reported that Vicarious Visions will be helping in the creation of ‘Destiny 2’. This partnership will surely result in a wonderfully satisfying game. Since both studios have great credentials in the video gaming world.

What Should You Expect from ‘Destiny 2’

Rumors On What To Expect from ‘Destiny 2’

It has been years since the original ‘Destiny’ game has been available. So it is no surprise that the release of ‘Destiny 2’ has players clamoring to play the game. After bringing on a new director, Luke Smith, Bungie is able to promise a different game.

What Should You Expect from ‘Destiny 2’? There have been many reports that indicate that ‘Destiny 2’ will expand on the original game’s formula. However, the game will introduce new weapons, abilities, and mechanics. The confusing storyline has received a complete overhauling. The old storyline was made up of several cut scenes, and two-dimensional characters that had very predictable motivations. This means that players will be able to have a better gaming experience. Players are hopeful that Bungie works to resolve this sooner so that they are able to create a more satisfying ‘Destiny 2’ gaming experience.

Space Exploration

The International Business Times believes that ‘Destiny 2’ will finally bring an element of space exploration that was absent during the first ‘Destiny’. The studio has finally been able to get away from last-generation consoles. Which means that players should expect to see more vehicles and spaceships to appear in the game.

Destiny 2 – Latest News on Weapons, Characters

First of all, I’d like to discuss some of the new weapons, maps, and the new raid. Now you can put special designs onto exotic weapons in Destiny 2 for additional color and reality. You’ll also be able to do the same with your armor as well.

Bungie says in Destiny 2 that there would be a complete remake of the game. That means you won’t have any of the old characters from Rise of Iron. While this is a sad truth, it does mean that Bungie will be able to introduce other innovations that weren’t included in the previous Destiny.
This would mean that our Destiny characters may be able to interact with the terrain in a more realistic way. This in itself, would be amazing. I believe that in such things as, for instance, with the Rise of Iron, Bungie made a mistake by not letting you pet the wolves in the temple. I believe that would have made the game more interactive.
Getting back to Pacific’s of Destiny. I like some of the new Guns and maps. Also new we have the new and very popular black galuhorn. It is a very powerful rocket launcher which, when fired, can track its enemies and then grenade fragments explode from it causing even more damage, even if it barely touches you. If you survived that, the grenades will finish you off.
Also, one of the new weapons in Rise of Iron is the deadly breakout weapon Prime. This is a pulse rifle that hits you exploding tiny fragments of the bullet These bounce off you at first only to return like tracking bullets. Luckily, they don’t do a great deal of damage but can kill you if you are damaged too much. Actually, there are too many new weapons to explain all of them and their functions here, but I will name three more very fine weapons in this new game and then we’ll move to the new maps.
Actually, there are too many new weapons to explain all of them and their functions here, but I will name three more very fine weapons in this new game and then we’ll move to the new maps.
At the finish, the last weapon you’ll be able to get is the latest star which is a very good Crucible Scout rifle that looks ancient but it has an excellent scope including an iron red dot that really works great at close range targets. Following that, we have the Iron Range Scope. This is the one for long range and the last weapon we’ll discuss here is the Devil’s Dawn, a very long range sniper rifle that is one of the best impact snipers in the game. This is considered the best sniper rifle, period. Moving on we’ll talk about the new maps. One is called Floating Guardians and then we have
Moving on we’ll talk about the new maps. One is called Floating Guardians and then we have Last Exit followed by the Skyline, and the very last is Icarus. This last map has to be the weirdest map I’ve ever heard.
Unfortunately, this is all the time we have for today. We’ll see you next time.