The Deep Stone Crypt has been purged in Destiny 2‘s new expansion, Beyond Light, changing Europa and bringing new challenges. Next week marks the return of the Iron Banner, so deck yourself out with some good Crucible Exotics with the help of weekend vendor Xur. Head to The EDZ, to the Winding Cove area, to find Xur this week. For his weapon, Xur is offering The Wardcliff Coil. Hunters can pick up the Graviton Forfeit helmet; for Titans, there’s the Citan’s Ramparts gauntlets; and for Warlocks, Xur has the Verity’s Brow helmet.
Spawn in at the Watcher’s Grave transmat zone in the EDZ and head north to find Xur. You’ll want to head to the edge of the area, where you’ll find a tree-covered cliff. Climb up (or look for a cave opening) and head up to a crashed Fallen dropship. Xur is hanging out at the cliff’s edge overlooking the area.
Xur Exotic Items
Xur’s weapon for this week is The Wardcliff Coil, a favorite heavy weapon in the Crucible. Wardcliff is a rocket launcher that sprays a whole bunch of warheads, making it very hard for other Guardians to survive. If you’re not a fan of his other options, Xur also sells an Exotic engram that will decrypt into an Exotic you don’t already own. He also has the new Xenology Quest, which rewards an Exotic Cipher you can use to purchase Exotics from either Xur or the Tower’s Monument to Lost Lights. The quest requires you to either complete Strikes or win matches in Gambit and the Crucible.
- Exotic Engram — 97 legendary shardsThe Wardcliff Coil — 29 legendary shardsGraviton Forfeit — 23 legendary shardsCitan’s Ramparts — 23 legendary shardsVerity’s Brow — 23 legendary shardsXenology quest — free
You can’t go wrong with The Wardcliff Coil in the Crucible. If you manage to find ammo for it, you can almost guarantee at least one kill with the rocket launcher. It fires a hail of small rockets in a large area, which makes it pretty much impossible to avoid in most situations. The only problem is that it’s most effective at close ranges, and the farther your target, the tougher they are to hit.
Hunters who rely on invisibility can get a lot of use out of Graviton Forfeit. The handy helmet increases the duration of all your invisibility effects. Your melee also recharges faster while you’re invisible, making it possible to use your smoke bombs to vanish even more often.
- Mobility: 10Resilience: 9Recovery: 14Discipline: 7Intellect: 14Strength: 8Total: 62
Barricades become a little more offensive with Citan’s Ramparts. With the Exotic gauntlets, Titans and their allies can shoot through Towering Barricades, so you can provide better cover to your team. The drawback is that those barricades get half the health and duration, so you have to use them wisely.
- Mobility: 2Resilience: 14Recovery: 13Discipline: 14Intellect: 2Strength: 14Total: 59
Everybody gets more grenades when you have Verity’s Brow equipped. As you get kills with energy weapons, you get the Death Throes perk, which gives your grenades bonus damage and provides grenade energy every time you throw one. Your allies also benefit–when you have the Death Throes perk and chuck a grenade, your nearby allies also get a big but brief increase in grenade regeneration.
- Mobility: 12Resilience: 15Recovery: 4Discipline: 9Intellect: 14Strength: 6Total: 60
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