Is That Worth Buying?

Published on: Oct 24, 2014 @ 5:56

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

Inventory

Item Class Subclass Type Strange Coin
Suros Regime Any Any Auto Rifle 23
The Armamentarium Titan Either Chest 13
Crest of Alpha Lupi(h) Hunter Either Chest 13
Voidfang Vestments Warlock Voidwalker Chest 13

Weapon

SUROS Regime

This weapons stats are amazingly balanced. The high impact means it only takes 5 headshots in PvP, and it’s very easy to take someone out before they even realize what’s happening.

On top of the very high accuracy and range, the second perk will cause the bottom half of your magazine to do increased damage, which quickly adds up. It is possible to two shot someone in PvP with the last two rounds as long as they are headshots.

Should I buy it?

SUROS Regime is easily at the top of its class for auto rifles. This primary weapon has some of the best stats in the game. Its slowed rate of fire and low recoil means it is also one of the easiest to use. If you are looking for a jack of all trades weapon, this is the one for you. Buy it!

Alternative Buy(s)

Stats Compared to Other Auto Rifles

  • Above Average: Impact, Stability
  • Below Average: N/A

Notable Talents

  • Focused Fire – When zoomed, this weapon fires slower, but causes additional damage.
  • Hammer Forged – Improved range and accuracy.
  • SUROS Regime – The bottom half of each magazine deals bonus damage and has a chance to return health when dealing damage.

Armor

The Armamentarium – Titan Chest

The Armamentarium has perks mostly centered around carrying more, which is extremely versatile. This armor is built for those Titans who love to deal heavy damage. An additional grenade, with more heavy and special ammo means you’re a walking armory, ready to throw some serious punches. This is the ultimate Titan’s chest piece!

Crest of Alpha Lupi, the other Exotic Titan chest, is similar in that it doesn’t provide any subclass specific upgrades.

Talents

  • Special Weapon Ammo – Increases the amount of Special ammo you can carry.
  • Heavy Weapon Ammo – Increases the amount of Heavy ammo you can carry.
  • Grenade Booster – Carry an additional grenade.

Should I buy it?

A second grenade is so very useful in any and all situations. Even if you prefer your primary weapon, and might just capitalize on 1/3 of its perks, it’s still going to be a worthwhile investment. If you find yourself using your heavy and special weapon a lot, then absolutely buy this… right now. Do it.

Crest of Alpha Lupi – Hunter Chest

The Crest of Alpha Lupi is 1 of two Exotic Hunter chest pieces. The perks for this chest aren’t great, but for people who use their special weapon a lot and/or hand cannons, it’s going to be very useful indeed. The increased revival speed is significant and great for PvE or 3v3.

Talents

  • Special Weapon Ammo – Increases the amount of Special Weapon ammunition you can carry.
  • Hand Cannon Ammo – Increases the amount of Hand Cannon 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?

If you are a team player in PvP, this is the chest piece for you. Helping you revive people faster could swing 3v3 matches in your favor, and more special weapon and hand cannon ammo will obviously come in handy if you use those regularly. Unless you’d rather wait for the Lucky Raspberry, or don’t think the perks would benefit your playstyle, buy it. If you do not play 3v3 PvP, or mostly stick to PvE, just save your coins for Lucky Raspberry or an Exotic helm.

Voidfang Vestments – Warlock (Voidwalker) Chest

The Warlocks only have 2 Exotic chest options too. Soon there will be at least 1 more, that being the Starfire Protocol (see: expansion content). Voidfang Vestments is the only Voidwalker-specific chest, making it very valuable indeed. It’s a great choice for PvP.

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?

Voidwalkers rejoice! This makes your Axion Bolt grenades really fast which means more consistent kills! Add in the fact that you now spawn with grenade energy, and you turn into a grenade throwing machine only rivaled by your Sun-filled brethren. This chest would work for the Sunsinger as well.

This is a good option if you’re a Voidwalker, considering that Skull of Dire Ahamkara is basically the only other Voidwalker-specific armor piece right now.

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