Xur Location and Inventory for February 25th and 26th

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

This week Xur has moved into the Tower, and hidden himself away a little next to the Crucible Quartermaster. Head straight forward from spawn and then go down the stairs. Once you’ve passed Eris and her scary old cauldron then go for the Crucible Quartermaster on the left, Xur is the creepy guy staring at you from behind him in the shadows.

Xur’s Inventory

Exotic Weapon: Hawkmoon (Exotic Hand Cannon) 23 Strange Coins

Well, well, the Hawkmoon is back once again from Xur. We’ve already covered whether you should buy this weapon from him, but just to refresh your memory, the perks for this gun give three random bullets additional damage. With a smaller magazine that means that you’re going to be blasting off very powerful shots quite often.

Exotic Chest Armour: Twilight Garrison (Titan class) 13 Strange Coins

This armour has an exotic perk that allows you to dodge while airborne, quite important for a number of reasons. Firstly, if you’re using a weapon that has a perk increasing it’s damage while airborne, this will allow you to deal more damage. Likewise, when there’s a modifier increasing damage while airborne then this armour is vital.

Exotic Helmet: Celestial Nighthawk (Hunter Class) 13 Strange Coins

This helmet is a bit great. If you’re running with Gunslinger class then it’s really quite powerful, providing you’re willing to sacrifice three Golden Gun shots for one. The advantage is that you get six times the damage from that one Golden Gun shot, making short work of bosses and turning you into an important part of your fireteam.

Exotic Gauntlets: Claws of Ahamkara (Warlock Class) 13 Strange Coins

These gauntlets are applicable to all Warlock classes, granting an additional melee charge. This is very helpful for all kinds of PVE, and particularly PVP when you’re running around shooting a lot and need that final punch to finish off your enemies.

Legacy Engram: (Exotic Body 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

If you’ve already bought Hawkmoon then you’re good, but if not then go and buy it! The Celestial Nighthawk is one of the best Hunter helmets, so it’s also worth buying if you’re running a Hunter these days. The rest of the armour is good but it’s down to what class you’re using mainly at the moment that will make the decision on what you buy.

Destiny Xur’s Inventory: Should You Buy Hawkmoon?

This week Xur is selling Hawkmoon, probably the best hand cannon in Destiny. Even if hand cannon’s aren’t your usual gun of choice this is definitely worth considering just because of how good it is in both PVP and PVE.

The primary perks for the gun are Luck in the Chamber, which gives one random bullet increased damage, and Holding Aces, which gives another two bullet randomly increased damage. In a magazine of thirteen bullets, you can almost guarantee that the enemy you’re shooting at is going to get one of these bullets in their face. However, these perks are also dangerous, as they will keep you from reloading if you know some of these bullets with extra damage haven’t been used yet. It might feel like a bit of a numbers game, but the bullets really can make a huge difference to your situation in PVP when face to face with a foe, or PVE when bearing down on a boss.

In PVE this gun excels because you can smash huge enemies in next to no time, as long as you get to fire off all your bullets in one sitting. Luckily the gun has great draw speed and rate of fire, so you can pretty much guarantee that all your shots will be used within a few seconds. However, the range is not fantastic and that makes this gun a bit useless for some bosses, particularly in Raids. With Strike bosses you can get up close and personal, so this gun should come in pretty handy, but if all you’re doing is hitting Raids then maybe this isn’t what will persuade you.

In PVP this gun is awesome. Again, you’ll be holding onto the bullets in your magazine, counting down the ones with additional damage and hoping that an enemy comes around the corner to soak them up. The speed with which you can equip, aim, and fire the gun is what will help you reach the top of the leaderboard, and it might help boots your K/D radio too. Even if PVP isn’t what you’re into, I’d still recommend this gun just because of how brilliant it is with that additional damage, the only thing left is to count those Strange Coins.

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