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 (09:00 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 at The Tower this week, hanging out near Dead Orbit. He is selling:
- SUROS Regime, an Exotic primary auto rifle, for 29 legendary shards
- ACD/0 Feedback Fence, Exotic Titan gauntlets, for 23 legendary shards
- Crown of Tempests, an Exotic Warlock helmet, for 23 legendary shards
- Ophidia Spathe, Exotic Hunter chest armour, for 23 legendary shards
- A Fated Engram, which guarantees a non-duplicate Exotic, for 97 legendary shards.
SUROS Regime is… fine. It gives you SUROS Legacy, where the bottom half of your magazine deals bonus damage and has a chance to return health on kills, and you’ll find your rate of fire increasing as you hold the trigger thanks to Spinning Up. But given the weapon’s iconic status in the original Destiny as the existence of so many great Exotics in D2, ‘fine’ probably isn’t enough to make this one worthwhile.
ACD/0 Feedback Fence is a Titan glove that is, for our money, one of the coolest looking Exotic armour pieces in the game, and it’s gotten some big upgrades this year. Its perk, Fury Conductors, will now charge up energy with each melee hit – not just on kills – and they’ll reduce melee damage as they stack. When you are yourself struck by a melee attack, this charge is then released in what’s billed as “a devastating explosion” – that may still be debatable, however. But if you want to take advantage of your Titan’s renewed melee power in PvP, this one is a much better choice than it was last year.
Crown of Tempests is one of the most sought-after Warlock exotics in the game, and for good reason. The Conduction Tines perk has Arc kills boost the recharge of Arc abilities and extend the duration of Stormtrance. If you’ve got a Stormcaller, that means you can essentially be a super-powered Emperor Palpatine, launching hot lightning death from your hands and getting more electricity to use with every single kill.
Ophidia Spathe gives you two extra knives per charge, which is a pretty self-explanatory sort of perk. If you’re able to make effective use of knives, it’ll greatly expand your offensive capability, but if not you’re better off looking elsewhere. It’s a solid pick if your build supports it.