Is That Worth Buying?

Published on: Nov 7, 2014 @ 4:36

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
Crest of Alpha Lupi Titan Either Chest 13
Mask of the Third Man Hunter Bladedancer Helm 13
Sunbreakers Warlock Sunsinger Gauntlets 13

Tip: The Agent is also selling an Exotic Helmet engram. Plan on buying Mask of the Third Man and a Helmet 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 Mask of the Third Man from the Engram, it’d most likely have better stats than what comes default from Xûr.

Weapon

Truthtruth exotic destiny

This weapon exemplifies everything good about rocket launchers, and seeks its targets aggressively, which is great when firing from longer ranges or moving targets.

Should I buy it?

We have an entire review of this weapon which you can read here.

You may not want to buy it. 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.

Aggressively tracking missiles that explode based on proximity to a target could use a buff as well, since it’s not much different than the normal tracking that some rocket launcher’s provide. Truth takes all of the good features of a rocket launcher (2 shots, tracking rounds, explosions on proximity, large blast radius, good velocity and reload) and puts them into one package. Is it worth using? Absolutely. But if you’re short on Strange Coin, just save them for the next time there’s an even better (primary/special) weapon for sale!

Alternative Buy(s)

Stats Compared to Other Rocket Launchers

  • Above Average: Reload Speed, 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

Crest of Alpha Lupicrest of alpha lupi titan

This chest is one for those 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.

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?

It makes any resurrection near instant, and is wonderful for those clutch saves. Its two ammo perks are universally useful and will be extremely beneficial to those who enjoy AR’s. Is The Armamentarium a better chest piece? Arguably. However, the Crest of the Alpha Lupi is still a solid choice and it’s worth adding to your collection. Buy it!

Mask of the Third Man – Hunter Helm (Bladedancer)mask of the third man

This is a helm that every Bladedancer should own. In addition to increasing your melee speed, it decreases the amount of super energy used, which can make for some extremely long killstreaks. While the Bladedancer subclass isn’t the best for raiding, this helm is has perks that will always benefit you (but only you).

Talents

  • Infusion – Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Light.
  • Switchblade – Increases melee attack speed.
  • Unstable Current – Arc Blade attacks use less super energy.

Should I buy it?

Mask of the Third Man, being the only Exotic helm that’s specific to the Bladedancer, is a great choice if you enjoy that subclass. You’re going to always make use out of the Switchblade perk since you’ll undoubtedly be using your melee a lot. Exotic helmets are one of the only ways to hit 30 if you don’t plan on clearing VoG on hard, so if nothing else this could help you raise your Light level. Go ahead and buy this unless you’ve all but retired your Bladedancer!

Sunbreakers – Warlock Gauntlets (Sunsinger) sunbreakers warlock

A frequent product from Xûr! As with every class, there’s only 1 Exotic gauntlet (more coming in the expansion). The Sunbreakers, with such as awesome item description, are pretty lackluster.

Talents

  • Special Weapon Loader – Increases the reload speed of all Special Weapons.
  • Serpent’s Tail – Causing damage with a melee reduces your grenade cooldown.
  • Helium Cycle – Increases the duration of your Solar Grenade.

Should I buy it?

The perks focus on the use of grenades – specifically Solar Grenades. If you’re a Sunsinger, chances are you probably already own them since it’s one of only two Exotics specifically tailored for Sunsingers, the other being Heart of the Praxic Fire (which has much different talents). Ultimately, it comes down to this: do you really like Solar Grenades? Do you need an Exotic to raise your Light level? Here’s your chance. Again.

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  • Luiz Junior

    “Here’s your Chance. Again.” lol my sides! hahahahahahah

  • delta 6655

    this really pisses me off, xurs loot shouoldent be random, at least for the first cycle, i at least wanna make sure i can get one of everything that he sells.

    • BOoya956

      What about new owners of Destiny copy. For example what if I bought the game three days ago and then I see sunbreakers, that would be new to me. FYI I been playing since Alpha.

      • delta 6655

        im simply thinking that at least then we could have a 100% accurate list of all the items xur can sell, glitches and whatnot aside, and there is less armor he can sell compaired to weapons. since he sells 3 different armors per week, and one weapon. or maby bungie could give us a little heads up as to what xur might sell next week, so we can know if we need to go all out on strikes for more coin.

        • Jack Morrow

          I think if they did that it would neuter a lot of the “Xur Experience”. First thing I do on Friday mornings is go find Xur and see what he is selling. I then proceed to laugh at my warlock friends. Half the fun of it is the unpredictability.

          • delta 6655

            thats a good point. one thing that i do find dissapointing, and should really be changed, is move the weekly heroic/nightfall/raid loot reset to the weekend instead of tusday. its a weird day to do it anyway, and it means we dont have to brake the system with multple characters to get 21 strange coins a week. i mean why is the loot reset tusday? why not friday, or monday? or any day inbetween the to that is weekend

          • krito kun

            because wow figured that one out for them

          • ThisOneGuyYouKnow

            Bungie have operated on Tuesdays for a while now, the weekly challenges on Reach reset on Tuesday as well.

          • Nathan Evans

            Well if it resets in the UK on Tuesday, does it do the same for the reset of the world, as in at different times? That would mean to the UK it resets in the states on Wednesday. If it resets at the same time across the world then it resets on a Monday. Washington is 8 hours behind the UK, so. *shrugs in confusion*.

            What time does it reset anyway?

          • delta 6655

            12 o clock in your time zone. i fully understand that moveing reset day would be a little effort requireing, but i cant tell you how many times tusday has been the worst day to have to hop on for the nightfall

  • Christian Jimenez

    I want him to sell red thunderlord and red death again. That’s all I need to complete my collection of exotic weapons

  • boostedskyline

    This week sucks again, was really hoping for ice breaker, either gonna hold off until next week or buy the mask of the third man for my level 2 hunter

  • Xûr wants we save our coins for the next expansion.

  • Timothy Adama

    YES!!! Finally I can get the Crest of Alpha Lupi for my titan. I can finally wear my Chatterwhite shader and have all my armor matching in color. Thanks Saint_14 and Armamentarium for messing up the color scheme -_-

  • BenTargaryen

    Aaand pure disappointment. Thanks, Xur, for nothing 😐 *Sigh* There’s always next weekened…

    • xX Hyper Xx

      Save up those coins mate.

      • BenTargaryen

        Oh, absolutely. I ended up grabbing a couple telemetry but that was it. After doing the Weekly with two characters, with one still to be done, I’ve got a nice chunk of Coins for this weekend.

  • Hunts Rattata

    These articles should really mention hoe high or low the stat rolls on on the armor pieces are, and take that into account. I’ve been hearing that this week’s Sunbreakers have a really low roll, for example.

    • Will keep that in mind for the future

  • Micah Yang

    All I know is I want red death

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