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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  • Luiz Junior

    why is the Light Beyond Nemesis marked as an Sunsinger helmet?
    and i think you should mention that the reviving faster perk is shit on the VoG, since there is a reviving cooldown…. in my eyes it is NOT a must-have in any situation…

    • Manny

      thats why you change your gear around. You aren’t limited to 1 exotic in your inventory…so switchstuff up thats why its good to have extra gear leveled up, I have the Heart of the Praxic Fire strikes/Raids, and the Apotheosis Veil for Raids/Strikes and light beyond nemesis for Crucible/Strikes/Nightfall

  • Small side note, the helmets not for the blade-dancer subclass, that ones for the golden gun on your Gunslinger, The revive is pretty unreliable on the LbN in the Vault because of the thirty seconds but realistically you’re going to be playing a lot more vanguard/ dailies then anything so i can still since it’s relevance and use in proper situations like when you are facing Atheon and your relic holder goes down, you most likely will be fighting till they can be revived and there’s only a time limit before the oracles make you succumb (just as an example)

    • sorry, made this very early in the morning before I finally went to sleep and I forgot to change that

  • Raxs

    I went straight for that titan body. Cosmetics are beautiful and it sits right in with my playstyle! Nice 🙂 Thanks for that Xur!

  • Micah Yang

    I can’t see myself buying an exotic heavy weapon just because you can’t use them very often. Really want the hunter helmet though since I’m a grenade based gunslinger. I’m only level 21 though; I haven’t been able to play in a week and I think I’m going to die.

    • JoeLin Y

      This is primarily because you haven’t done Nightfall or Vault of Glass yet. Exotics like Gjallahorn become more important when you need more damage.

    • Laniik

      Gjallarhorn (Exotic Rocket Launcher) is possibly the best weapon in the game for Heavy burst moments (of which there are plenty in end-game PvE), and the sole reason I use the Armamentarium on my Titan rather than Helm of Saint-14.

      Here’s a video of what the Gjallarhorn can do to Atheon Hard Mode:

  • Ryan Anderson

    The Armamentarium allows Titans to solo Atheon without using a special and Achlyophage Symbiote is 100% the exotic you want if you want to raid in hard mode with your hunter.

    • Alastor Lakiska Lines

      this will be patched soon

  • Dresden

    Bought the Apotheosis Veil weeks back, real happy with it, bought the Light Beyond Nemesis last night, loving it!. Wish it would change colors with the shader, but that’s alright.

    • insanetrasher

      That’s what I looted from the exotic engram I bought 2 weeks ago. Honestly I’m having a hard time deciding to use another armor so far. Nothing is that much better, and there is nothing cool for warlocks as “blind enemies that passes through your dome”.

      • Alastor Lakiska Lines

        As a Sunsinger I only rely on Voidfang as it gives me a K/D quota in the Rumble crucible of at least 2.0 (I am pretty good with my sticky grenades).

  • Bud Foltyn

    I bought Gjalla – but also purchased Truth; Reason being that Truth offers VOID damage while Gjalla has SOLAR. Both can come in handy.

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  • Shane Whiteduck

    I want him to sell suros regime again I couldn’t buy it because I was missing 3 coins…please bungie

  • js27195

    how do you get the exotic bounties? I can’t get the bounties assigned to me.

    • Need to just get lucky when turning in regular bounties

  • Micah Yang

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      • Micah Yang

        Thank you so much! The guide was very helpful. Now I should probably go catch up with the times. Thank you

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