Is That Worth Buying?

Published on: Mar 27, 2015 @ 3:40

Xûr is in town offering new gear. What’s worth your hard-earned Strange Coins?

Remember to finish the Urn of Sacrifice quest before he leaves!

Inventory

Item Class Subclass Type Strange Coin
MIDA Multi-Tool Any Any Scout Rifle 23
Ruin Wings Titan Any Gauntlets 13
Achlyophage Symbiote Hunter Gunslinger Helm 13
Obsidian Mind Warlock Voidwalker Helm 13

MIDA Multi-Tool

mida multi tool exotic

Its namesake suggests a versatility that helps it to handle a variety of situations and, for the most part, it doesn’t disappoint. Its stats are particularly rare among Scout Rifles, and its niche lies in mobility – a strange role for a weapon class whose primary function is sustainable DPS at greater distance.

Check out our full review and also how we place it in our PvP and PvE Exotic tier list.

Should I buy it?

MIDA Multi-Tool is really designed to fill a high mobility playstyle, but it can also easily fit into anyone’s loadout and be used successfully.

The MIDA has seen its share of upgrades, and has come out better because of them. It is an extremely fun weapon to use, and versatile to boot. Although it suffers from damage output problems, it more than compensates with its staggering rounds and unreal speed, both in movement and reload.

You will never feel lost on the battlefield, even if you aren’t going to be wasting enemies in record numbers.

Alternatives (Top 5 Legendary scout rifles)

Stats Compared to Other Scout Rifles

  • Above Average: Stability, Reload Speed
  • Average: Impact, Range

Notable Perks

  • Third Eye: Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon’s sights.
  • MIDA Multi-Tool: This weapon boosts move speed and fires on a hair trigger.

Ruin Wingsruin wings exotic

Titan gauntlets that are useful for either subclass, these will give an awesome advantage in PvE. Before you buy these, test your luck with an Exotic Engram!

These gauntlets have an average 91/98 Strength roll.

Talents

  • Special Weapon Loader – Increases the reload speed of all Special Weapons.
  • Impact Induction – Causing damage with a melee reduces your grenade cooldown.
  • Seeds of Ruin – Heavy ammo drops more often, and contains more ammo in each drop.

Should I buy it?

These gauntlets will get you more rockets and more bullets for your machine gun. Heavy ammo drops much more frequently and even doubles the amount you get from each crate. You will almost never have the need to burn through Heavy ammo synthesis packs since you’ll be consistently picking up ammo.

Impact Induction offers the opportunity for melee-loving titans to get even more grenades to throw; you don’t even need to get kills with the melee, just cause damage.

A perk like this is not as useful in endgame activities where you want to usually keep your distance, but it’s certainly going to be useful nevertheless.

This is one of the best Titan Exotics since The Armamentarium. It gives you a huge edge since you will have an endless stream of heavy ammunition at your disposal.

Obviously in PvP enemies don’t drop heavy ammo, so these would be best in PvE.

Achlyophage SymbioteACHLYOPHAGE SYMBIOTE

Possibly the best Exotic for a Gunslinger, its unique ability will add an extra shot to your Golden Gun.

This helm has a poor roll of 87/94 Discipline, while it can reach over 129.

Talents

  • Fastball – Increases grenade throw distance.
  • Ashes to Asset – Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade.
  • Last Man Standing – Golden Gun gains one additional shot per use.

Should I buy it?

This is easily one of the best Exotic helmets for a Gunslinger in both PvP and PvE. If you’re a Gunslinger without Exotic armor, definitely grab the Achlyophage Symbiote.

Increasing you grenade throw distance is a great help, as it will better your chances of getting grenade kills, which will boost you Super energy charge rate, which then brings you back for more Golden Gun action.

The helm will increase your Discipline as well, decreasing grenade cooldown time, which meshes well with the two other perks. This will help you get grenade kills further away, and if you’re able to kill enemies with your grenades, you can use your Super a little quicker.

Its unique perk is one of the most reliable ways to do more damage, and should usually result in at least 1 more kill in PvP.

Obsidian Mindobsidian mind exotic helm

Obsidian Mind, introduced with The Dark Below, will be most beneficial in PvE. It’s got the potential to allow your Nova Bomb to be continually recharged, assuming there’s enough enemies to kill.

It’s got a great roll with 66/71 Intellect and 61/66 Strength, while the max for each is about 77.

Talents

  • Energy Projection – Increases grenade throw distance.
  • Inverse Shadow – Increased Super energy gained from killing minions of the Darkness.
  • Insatiable – Nova Bomb kills reduce the cooldown of your next Nova Bomb.

Should I buy it?

Do you love using Nova Bomb? Insatiable will decrease the cooldown on your Nova Bomb every time you kill something with it, which sometimes can allow your Super to recharge instantly. Coupling this with Inverse Shadow, in PvE, this helm is going to cause you to wreck havoc.

It’s recommended that you use Bad JuJu with Obsidian Mind, as kills with that weapon will further increase your Super recharge speed!

Voidwalker’s Soul Rip, Annihilate, and Bloom talents will allow you to maximize your damage with the Nova Bomb. Soul Rip allows Energy Drain to reduce the cooldown of your Nova Bomb and Annihilate/Bloom will make your Nova Bomb deadlier.

Finally, the increased grenade throw distance… this perk feels out of place on this helm, but is a nice quality of life addition if your gloves don’t happen to have it.

This is definitely one of the best Exotic pieces for the Warlock, even though it looks sort of bland, it’s absolutely worth using.

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