Is That Worth Buying?

Published on: Feb 20, 2015 @ 3:45

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
No Land Beyond Any Any Sniper Rifle 17
Crest of Alpha Lupi Titan Any Chest 13
Radiant Dance Machines Hunter Any Boots 13
Voidfang Vestments Warlock Voidwalker Chest 13

Be sure to test your luck with Exotic Chest Engrams!

No Land Beyondno land beyond exotic sniper

This is arguably the worst Exotic weapon in Destiny. If you do use it, don’t try and use it like a normal sniper rifle.

Should I buy it?

No. I’m not going to try and convince you, just watch or read our review and decide for yourself:

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Stats Compared to Other Sniper Rifles

  • Above Average: Charm
  • Below Average: Everything

Notable Perks

  • Primary Care – This Exotic Sniper Rifle will be equipped in the primary weapon slot.
  • Mulligan – Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
  • The Master – Increased precision damage. Kills briefly increase damage against next target.

Crest of Alpha Lupicrest of alpha lupi titan

Crest of Alpha Lupi (subclass-neutral) has perks very similar to the Hunter’s Crest of Alpha Lupi. Be sure to pick up an Exotic Engram first if you plan on buying this!

This chest has a low stat roll of 124/133 Intellect, lower than whats being offered from Xur’s Upgrades.

Talents

  • Auto Rifle Ammo – Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • Special Weapon Ammo – Increases the amount of Special Weapon ammunition you can carry.
  • Keeper of the Pack – You revive fallen teammates faster, and they revive you faster. Your Super also spawns additional orbs for teammates.

Should I buy it?

Crest of Alpha Lupi (subclass-neutral) has perks very similar to the Hunter’s Crest of Alpha Lupi. They’re both for those Guardians that love team-oriented play. While it won’t be incredibly useful in the raid, this chest piece really holds its own in 3v3 and Strikes.

It makes any resurrection near instant (1 second from 1.6), and is wonderful for those clutch saves. The additional Orbs aren’t that noticeable unfortunately; only about 1-2 extra.

Depending on how much Intellect you get, the cooldown for your Ward of Dawn or Fist of Havoc could be greatly reduced.

Its two ammo perks are universally useful and will be extremely beneficial to those who enjoy AR’s.

Is it better than The Armamentarium? We don’t think so. However, the Crest of Alpha Lupi is still a solid choice and it’s worth adding to your collection.

As stated above, if you’re a solo player, Keeper of the Pack isn’t going to benefit you at all. Just like with all Exotics, some are going to be most useful in select situations, so just know when to switch out for something that will benefit you more.

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Radiant Dance Machinesradiant dance machines exotic boots

These boots are specific for a certain type of player. Some may find these helpful if they value quicker movement, but Exotic helms, gauntlets, or chests would be a better option most of the time.

Considering buying an Exotic Chest Engram and see where that takes you!

These boots have a low 119/128 Strength roll, less than the last time they were sold.

Talents

  • Heavy Weapon Ammo – Increases the amount of Heavy Weapon ammunition you can carry.
  • The Dance – You move more quickly while aiming your weapon. Dancing speed increase by 200%!

Should I buy it?

Radiant Dance Machines are built around being more mobile while aiming. For a high mobility build, they can be a solid choice for a Hunter that’s trying to avoid crossfire.

“The Dance” perk won’t give you a huge increase in speed, but it is helpful enough to build around. Your ADS movement speed will be almost doubled from what’s normal.

Combine these boots with the MIDA Multi-Tool and high agility, and it’ll be like floating on air! If you want to further increase your speed, be sure to use the “Path Unknown” and “Way of the Drifter” talents.

Similar to the Mk. 44 Stand Asides, these will increase your heavy ammo as well, so coupling them with a machine gun in PvP will be your best bet.

The Strength on these boots seem out of place and obviously don’t help out with their of the perks.

These boots are for a very niche crowd, and will be most beneficial in the Crucible. If you are looking for a new toy to play with in PvP, they’re worth trying, but generally not useful enough to warrant consistent use.

We don’t recommend using these in PvE, since you won’t find much benefit from moving faster while aiming.

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Voidfang Vestmentsvoidfang vestments warlock

The Voidfang Vestments is the only Voidwalker-specific exotic chest piece. Along with spawning with full grenade energy, the Strength stat will reduce your melee cooldown time, making it a great choice for PvP.

This chest piece has a whopping 144/155 Strength, certainly not its max (170~), but higher than the last time it was sold.

Talents

  • Hand Cannon Ammo – Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry.
  • Special Weapon Ammo – Increases the amount of Special Weapon ammunition you can carry.
  • Improved Axion Bolt – Your Axion Bolt grenade spawns an additional seeker. Respawn with full grenade energy.

Should I buy it?

The Improved Axion Bolt perk will buff the (amazing) Axion Bolt grenades, which means more consistent kills.

This chest will work for the Sunsinger as well, because with the Gift of the Sun talent, it will spawn grenades for you. The full grenade energy you get from Improved Axion Bolt will also work with any grenade, not just the Axion Bolt.

Combining the Improved Axion Bolt perk with the Vortex Mastery talent (which increases the range of Axion Bolt) will make your grenades lethal and better at clearing out larger areas. Or, try out Bloom for increased damage via explosions in crowded spaces.

Because the Voidfang Vestments give you Strength, your Energy Drain or Scorch abilities will recharge quicker. This works well in tandem with Energy Drain since it reduces grenade cooldown, giving you another Axion Bolt grenade very quickly.

If you enjoy the Crucible with your Voidwalker, buy this.

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