Is That Worth Buying?

Published on: June 05, 2015 @ 3:45

Xûr is in town, offering some old favorites. What’s worth your hard-earned Strange Coins?

Inventory

Item Class Subclass Type Strange Coin
MIDA Multi-Tool Scout Rifle 23
Helm of Saint-14 (111/118 INT) Titan Defender Helm 13
Young Ahamkara’s Spine (108/114 DISC) Hunter Gunslinger Gauntlets 13
Obsidian Mind (71/75 INT, 50/53 STR) Warlock Voidwalker Helm 13

Try your luck with the Exotic Chest Engram – you’ll have a chance at Purifier Robes!

MIDA Multi-Tool

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.

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

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. This is a superb PvP weapon and absolutely worth buying!

Stats Compared to Other Scouts

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

Notable Perks

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

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This is the ultimate PvE Defender Exotic, turning the Ward of Dawn into an offensive powerhouse as well as a defensive one. These ranked in tier 1 for our Titan Exotic PvE list.

It’s got an OK 111/118 Intellect roll, while the new max is about 136.

Talents

  • Rain Blows – Increases melee attack speed.
  • Inverse Shadow – Increased Super energy gained from killing minions of the Darkness.
  • Starless Night – Your Ward of Dawn blinds enemies who enter it.

Should I buy it?

At least for PvE, yes. The ability to use Ward of Dawn as crowd control is a delight in all sorts of content, and secures Saint-14’s spot as a top-tier PvE Exotic.

Starless Night will blind any enemy (aside from bosses) that enter the Ward of Dawn bubble. Being able to blind enemies is incredibly useful in PvE and even PvP, and adds a new depth to the Ward of Dawn.

When enemies enter the Ward of Dawn, they’ll be unable to consciously react. Being overwhelmed by any number of enemies is nothing this helmet can’t handle; it’s a great way to get easy punches on powerful enemies which you wouldn’t normally engage up close.

Now in PvP, the instances in which its unique perk will truly help are a few and far between, so it’s not recommended to be used in the Crucible.

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These will double the time your the tripmine lasts for, lasting a total of 30 seconds; if you’ve got enough Discipline you can briefly have 2 out at once!

They’ve got an above average 108/114 Discipline roll – the new max is 120.

Talents

  • Special Weapon Loader – Increases the reload speed of all Special Weapons.
  • Ashes to Asset – Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade.
  • Improved Tripmine Grenade – Tripmine grenades last longer when placed.

Should I buy it?

These gauntlets lose some credibility in PvE as Tripmine grenades are not a popular choice due to their singular targeting habits and are usually swapped out with something that provides more  area of effect damage.

These are OK PvP gauntlets, but ultimately we recommended that you wait for an Exotic helm such as Achlyophage Symbiote.

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Transform your Voidwalker into a potent-Nova-machine.

They’ve got a decent roll with 71/75 Intellect and 50/53 Strength, both maxing out at 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?

This is definitely one of the best Exotic pieces for a Voidwalker!

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.

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