It’s that time again, where Destiny 2 vendor Xur has woken up and decided to start handing out the god rolls. And he’s got more or less three extremely great exotics you should grab, in addition to one that’s really close to a perfect roll.
The main attraction is the random roll Xur (in Nessus’ Watcher’s Grave this week) is selling on Hawkmoon, a Destiny 2 PvP staple. His roll has:
Hammer-Forged Rifling – Increased Range
Alloy Magazine – Faster Reloads when the magazine is empty
Rangefinder – Better zoom and range while aiming
Combat Grip – Greatly controls recoil
Between Rangefinder and Hammer-Forged, that’s an incredible amount of added range to the hand cannon, where that remains the most important stat. But combat grip allows it to get additional recoil control as well. Alloy magazine is not generally a popular pick on most weapons, but when your exotic’s main perk revolves around doing big damage with the final round in the chamber, that’s actually kind of the perfect perk for this weapon.
As ever, these exotic rolls Xur sells on Hawkmoon and Dead Man’s Tale are not cheap. They require an Exotic Cipher, an Ascendant Shard, 125,000 Glimmer and 200 Legendary Shards. I guess that’s better than farming the original Hawkmoon mission a billion times to get this roll, but still, it’s a lot.
The other two items worth checking out this week?
If you missed one of Xur’s past Dead Man’s Tale god rolls, this one is still really good this week. It has Vorpal, Full Bore, High Caliber Rounds and Short-Action stock, which may not be perfect, but it’s really good.
The other item is for Warlocks, where Xur is selling a Nezarec’s Sin helmet with 69 total stats, only two off total max, that also has distribution of 15 recovery and 26 discipline. Nezarec’s is a great choice for void 3.0 builds where you generate ability energy on void damage kills. It’s what I was using before Secant Filaments came around.
Xur has certainly gotten his mojo back after being bugged out for the first month of the season, selling only low stat armor. But his exotic weapon rolls have been on point lately, and you should really be paying attention each week when he shows up. Hence me writing this post!
It seems unlikely that Xur will get more exotics added to his collection in the future, given that the “random roll” exotic idea seems to have been folded into crafting to some extent with the glaives and Osteo Striga. But he will likely keep selling this pair for the indefinite future, and we’ll see what he brings us next.
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