Is That Worth Buying?

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Published on: Oct 17, 2014 @ 5:45

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

Inventory

Item Class Subclass Type Strange Coin
Truth Any Any Rocket Launcher 17
The Armamentarium Titan Any Chest 13
Achlyophage Symbiote Hunter Gunslinger Helm 13
Light Beyond Nemesis Warlock Any Helm 13

Tip: The Agent is also selling an Exotic Chest engram. Plan on buying The Armamentarium and a Chest Engram? Buy & decrypt the Engram first to avoid a potential duplicate!

In addition, Exotic engrams will generally provide better stats for an item. For example: If you were to receive The Armamentarium from the engram, it will most likely have better stats than what comes default from Xûr.

Weapon

Truth (Rocket Launcher)

This weapon seeks its targets aggressively, which is great when firing from longer ranges. Overall this is a balanced rocket launcher with some pretty cool upgrades. It’s on par with Gjallarhorn, so if you already have Gjallarhorn you’ll want to avoid this purchase.

Should I buy it?

Probably not. It’s not good enough to really justify the purchase, unless you just have extra coins to spend. It’s going to serve you very well in the Crucible, but how much are you really going to use it? If you’re in need of a Void-based Rocket Launcher it’s definitely a fine choice, but if not, save up for next weekend (hopefully for a primary).

Alternative Buy(s)

Stats Compared to Other Rocket Launchers

  • Above Average: Blast Radius, Stability
  • Below Average: Velocity

Notable Talents

  • Javelin – Increases warhead velocity. +40 Velocity, -10 Stability
  • Grenades and Horseshoes – Rockets will detonate early based on proximity to target.
  • Prototype Trueseeker – Rounds will seek their targets aggressively.

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!

The other Exotic Titan chest, Crest of Alpha Lupi, 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.

This might even be rewarded from this week’s Exotic Chest Engram, so be sure to buy that engram if you have enough Motes of Light!

Achlyophage Symbiote – Hunter Helm (Gunslinger)

The Achlyophage Symbiote is the only Gunslinger-specific helm. It’s main feature is an extra shot for your Golden Gun, and helps you shoot more often by giving more super energy from grenade kills! Exotic helmets are one of the only ways to hit 30 if you don’t plan on clearing VoG on hard.

  • Fastball – Increases your grenade throw distance – especially useful in PvE.
  • Ashes to Asset – Grenade kills replenish Super energy.
  • Last Man Standing – Golden Gun gains an additional shot.

Should I buy it?

Yes, although it certainly depends on how much you value the Golden Gun. An extra shot means an extra kill and Orbs of Light. This helmet looks amazing and if you’re a Gunslinger without Exotic armor, this is definitely a good one to grab.

Light Beyond Nemesis – Warlock Helm

Light Beyond Nemesis has some very enticing upgrades. Similar to Apotheosis Veil, the helm will shine for people who support their team, whether in PvP or PvE. Being able to revive quicker is an underestimated advantage in any situation.

Talents

  • Snap Discharge – Increases melee speed.
  • Infusion – Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Light.
  • Keeper of the Pack – Your Super spawns additional Orbs, you revive teammates faster, and they revive you faster.

Should I buy it?

For a team player who wants medic-like perks, this is a must-buy. This is an ideal helm for 3v3 Crucible, since you will be resurrecting teammates faster, and also in any PvE encounter. The Apotheosis Veil is another Warlock Exotic helmet very similar to this, but probably not worth waiting for; You’ll get more use out of the upgrades for Light Beyond Nemesis.

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