Welcome back, Guardians! Xur is back and man did he bring the goods with him this week! I am excited about my Hunter piece but Titans, you won the week! I really hope that Bungie makes exotics with these enhanced perks in mind as more frequent drops come October! Enough rambling, let’s get to these fantastic exotics this week!
This week, Friday 8/2/19, Xur can be found in the Tower in his usual spot in the Hangar up the stairs. Also if you don’t see that one exotic that you are missing from your exotic stash pick up the Fated Engram!
For the Hunters, you can get STOMP-EE5 the exotic leg armor. Its exotic perk Hydraulic Boosters grants you increased sprint speed and slide distance while also giving you improved jumping ability to all jumps. This week’s roll comes with Fusion Rifle Dexterity, Submachine Gun Dexterity, and Traction. The second row of perks includes Arrow Scavenger and Scout Rifle Scavenger.
I love this armor piece!! The STOP-EE5’s are fantastic for being what the Hunter was meant to be, nimble and quick! On top of the exotic perk, we get Traction as an additional speed boost on turns and more mobility! I currently am rocking a build with high mobility and high resilience and these boots make me even faster to where I feel like an agile tank in PvP and PvE. My Hunter brethren pick up this piece you will not be disappointed.
For the Titans, you can get probably the best role I have ever seen on an exotic piece of gear since D2 went to random rolls. One-Eyed Mask is back in Xur’s inventory and oh my goodness I am not excited about going against this thing at all. Its exotic perk is Vengeance which will mark an enemy who damages you and if you manage to kill them you get increased damage and an over-shield. This week’s roll comes with Pulse Rifle Targeting, Pump Action, and Enhanced Hand Cannon Targeting. Seriously Bungie… Second row of perks include Linear Fusion Rifle Reserves and Special Ammo Finder.
If you are a Titan main or even if you have a Titan in your group as it pains me to say it, you need to pick this up NOW. This role is one that is too good to pass up and even though I will hate playing against it but it is without a doubt one of the best roles I have ever seen on a piece of armor.
For the Warlocks, you can get the Winter’s Guile the exotic gauntlet. Its exotic perk is Warlord’s Sigil which will activate when eliminating enemies with melee attacks and will increase melee damage. This week’s roll comes with Rocket Launcher Loader, Momentum Transfer, and Enhanced Impact Induction (causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown). The second row of perks includes Shotgun Scavenger and Sniper Scavenger.
So my friends are Warlocks and they have wanted this exotic to be buffed/changed for the longest time. I can see why, however, when using these gauntlets with the enhanced perk it gives me a reason to put them on, otherwise I wouldn’t ever pull them out of my vault or collections. You definitely need to pick these up as the role works really well with its exotic perk.
This week’s exotic weapon is an “oldie but a goodie” the exotic Submachine Gun, The Huckleberry, and the exotic perk on it Ride the Bull, increases the rate of fire and recoil the longer the trigger is held. Kills also refill a portion of the magazine. If you have not had the opportunity to try out this weapon or if it’s sitting in your vault I encourage you to pull this gun and USE IT! By far one of the best submachine guns in the game especially when a masterwork is applied to and it becomes an orb making machine!
You can buy each of the exotic armors for 23 legendary shards a piece and The Huckleberry for 29 legendary shards.
As another look at Xur comes to a close we know Shadowkeep just got pushed back and some are happy with it others feel a little slighted by it. My encouragement to you Guardians is to try something new with your load-outs! I was terrible with snipers for the longest time but now after playing with them more often, I love them. Breathe a breath of fresh air into your load-outs and let us know what you will be trying during this Solstice of Heroes event! Also if you are ever looking for a solid group to join up with consider jumping in with the Mules of War!! Remember everyone when in doubt BLOW IT UP!!!!