If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly Exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and he now appears all over the map. This week, he’s on Titan. You can find Xur hanging out to the east of The Rig’s landing zone, taking shelter from the rain.
Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:
- Crimson, Exotic hand cannon: 29 Legendary Shards
- Orpheus Rig, Hunter legs: 23 Legendary Shards
- Wormgod Caress, Titan gauntlets: 23 Legendary Shards
- Chromatic Fire, Warlock chest: 23 Legendary Shards
- Isochronal Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
- Invitation quest: 9 Legendary Shards
Xur’s inventory should cap out at 681 if you’re 700. He also offers specific rolls on each armor piece each week, giving out different perks for the same pieces. We’ve highlighted any great rolls below.
The Crimson hand cannon arrived in Destiny 2 with the Curse of Osiris downloadable content. However, Destiny players may recognize it as an offshoot of the fan-favorite weapon Red Death. Its first exotic perk is Banned Weapon, which causes it to fire in three-round bursts. Its secondary perk. Cruel Remedy, causes Crimson kills to heal the player. If they’re precision kills, the magazine is instantly refilled.
Crimson is an awesome hand cannon, capable of some real destruction in the right hands. This is one of those weapons that players will either love or hate, depending on their preferences. If you enjoyed Red Death in Destiny or just love pulse rifles (which also fire in bursts), this is an awesome weapon. If none of that sounds appealing to you, you can probably skip it.
Orpheus Rig is also one of the best exotics in the game. Its main perk, Uncanny Arrows, generates additional Super energy for each enemy tethered with Shadowshot. The Moebius Quiver variant also gains more shots. With Orpheus Rig, a well-placed Hunter Super can quickly start regenerating your Super. This is extremely helpful in a few different endgame scenarios, including Nightfalls and Raids. These did get significantly nerfed in Forsaken, but are still very potent. If you like Nightstalker, you have to get these legs.
This week’s roll:
Slot 1: Fusion rifle dexterity, hand cannon dexterity, outreach (class ability use reduces melee cooldown)
Slot 2: Scout rifle scavenger, special ammo finder
This is actually a pretty decent roll on a pretty great exotic. However, that’s only if you intend to use hand cannon dexterity and special ammo finder. (Outreach can be pretty useful as well, considering how often Hunters can dodge.) Those perks together can be very useful, and you shouldn’t underestimate them — even in the packed Hunter exotic landscape.
This is actually a campaign exotic from Warmind, so almost everyone should have it, as long as they’ve beaten Xol with a Titan. Its exotic perk is Burning Fists, which causes melee kills to increase melee damage for a period of time. You can extend the duration of this effect with more melee kills.
These gauntlets are fine if you enjoy playing up close. But when the Synthoceps exotic exists, it’s difficult to think of a time where you would use these instead.
This week’s roll:
Slot 1: Fusion rifle loader, hand cannon loader, impact induction (melee damage reduces grenade cooldown)
Slot 2: Sniper rifle scavenger, machine gun scavenger
Hand cannon targeting is great for a lot of players, as is Impact Induction. Machine guns are also really powerful right now, which makes machine gun reserves pretty potent. This exotic isn’t too great in most situations, but the roll is decent enough that you should pick it up if you’re a Titan fan.
Chromatic Fire is a new Warlock exotic added in Forsaken. Its exotic perk is Crystalline Transistor. Getting precision kills with your Kinetic weapon creates an elemental explosion — like the Dragonfly perk — based on your current subclass. This perk is useful if you’re fighting large groups of enemies at once, or need extra elemental help against enemies.
This week’s roll:
Slot 1: Unflinching bow aim, unflinching fusion rifle aim, unflinching Kinetic aim
Slot 2: Scout rifle reserves, special ammo finder
This roll benefits this exotic especially well. Unflinching Kinetic aim is a perfect perk for Chromatic Fire. If you’re looking for something to wear that’s subclass agnostic, this chest is fantastic.
This item starts the Invitation of the Nine quest. This week, Xur offers The World. It’ll cost you nine Legendary shards.