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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