Xûr is Destiny 2’s Exotic gear merchant. He appears every weekend to sell the game’s most coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards, but if you’re a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which of his wares is most worth your investment. That’s where we come in.
Xûr appears every Friday at 17:00 GMT (10:00 Pacific), and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. We’ll update this guide shortly after he arrives, so if you’re reading this, you need only read on to learn where he is, and which are the best items he’s selling this week.
Ever since the Forsaken expansion, Xûr’s icon no longer appears on your director, so he’s not quite as easy to track down as he used to be. That said, his appearances in the EDZ, Titan, Nessus, Io, and The Tower have so far been in the same places he frequented in vanilla Destiny 2. When he appears in the Tangled Shore or Dreaming City (as he surely will) we’ll be sure to let you know exactly where.
Xûr is back on Titan this week, at the Rig. He is selling:
- Coldheart, an Exotic energy trace rifle, for 29 legendary shards
- The Dragon’s Shadow, Exotic Hunter chest armour, for 23 legendary shards
- Hallowfire Heart, Exotic Titan chest armour, for 23 legendary shards
- Chromatic Fire, Exotic Warlock chest armour, for 23 legendary shards
- A Fated Engram, which guarantees a non-duplicate Exotic, for 97 legendary shards.
Coldheart has been legendary since Destiny 2’s early days, and that reputation is still warranted. Cold Fusion has the weapon shooting a steady cold fusion-powered laser, and while it’s icy it’ll still melt your enemies. Thanks to limited ammo, it’s slightly tougher to make effective use of the gun in Crucible, but it’s still a solid pick there – and in PvE, there are few choices better. If you don’t have it, you should.
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The Dragon’s Shadow offers Wraithmetal Mail, which gives you instant reloads across all weapons and brief buffs to movement speed and weapon handling when you dodge. That makes one of the Hunter’s most proactive tools even more useful, and if you’ve built to keep your dodges regenerating fast you’re going to have near-total uptime on a grip of useful perks. That makes this chest well worthwhile.
Hallowfire Heart is a Titan chest that improves the recharge rate of all your Solar abilities while Hammer of Sol is charged, so obviously, it’s for Sunbreakers who are willing to hold their Super in exchange for more grenades and melee attacks. I doubt there are many of those, since Hammer of Sol is one of the Sunbreaker’s highlights, while its grenades are lacklustre. That said, the recharge buff is significant, and can be paired with sunspots through the Siegebreaker tree (remember explosive abilities can conjure these too – it’s not just your Super) for a brief period of grenade spamming. That’s us trying quite hard to legitimise this thing, though – frankly Sunbreaker just isn’t good enough right now to make Hallowfire Heart a competitive pick, especially in PvP. Avoid unless you’re swimming in shards.
Chromatic Fire offers Crystalline Transistor, which creates elemental explosions based on your subclass when you get precision kills with a kinetic weapon. Explosions are always fun – and the area of effect damage is similarly appreciated. For bonus enjoyment, pair with Ace of Spades. Your explosive precision bonuses will double up to maximise the good times.