Is That Worth Buying?

Published on: Nov 28, 2014 @ 4:50

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

Inventory

Item Class Subclass Type Strange Coin
Plan C Any Any Fusion Rifle 17
The Armamentarium Titan Any Chest 13
Crest of Alpha Lupi Hunter Any Chest 13
Voidfang Vestments Warlock Voidwalker Chest 13

Weapon

Plan Cplan c exotic destiny

Plan C is the only item we haven’t seen from Xûr 3+ times (unlike the rest)! We have a full review for this weapon. This fusion rifle also made our Top 5 Fusion Rifles list!

It makes a wonderful secondary for critical moments, especially if you love using fusion rifles.

Should I buy it?

The gun is balanced and has great stats overall when compared to other Fusion Rifles, and has the highest reload speed. But is it worth your Exotic slot?

This weapon’s only real perk that sets it apart from other fusion rifles is it’s very quick charge time, which will only activate when you switch to it, and has a cooldown. You can quickly whip it out and get off a devastating shot that can swing a firefight to your favor.

It works well even when using it as a primary since it holds five rounds in the magazine. There’s also a decent amount of options for upgrading its stability or range/accuracy so you can customize the weapon to your playstyle a little more. It’s definitely a balanced weapon overall.

Right now Fusion Rifles are very powerful in the Crucible, and this is one no exception. It’s worth picking up, so if you enjoy using Fusion Rifles, buy this!

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Stats Compared to Other Fusion Rifles

  • Above Average: Range, Stability, Reload Speed
  • Below Average: Charge Rate (except after switching to it)

Notable Talents

You’ll want to maximize your range, so go with Field Choke and Hammer Forged.

  • Hip Fire – This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
  • Plan C – Charge and equip times are very short immediately after weapon swap.

Armor

The ArmamentariumThe Armamentarium

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 week it comes with a decent stat roll of 130 Discipline.

Crest of Alpha Lupi, the other Exotic Titan chest, is similar in that it doesn’t provide any subclass specific upgrades – so feel free to use this on both subclasses!

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.

This is the ultimate Titan’s chest piece. If you’re not using your heavy and special weapon a lot, you should still buy this for its high discipline and additional grenade!

Alternatives

Crest of Alpha Lupicrest of alpha lupi hunter

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 (such as Plan C) 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.

This chest has 128 Strength, which isn’t as high as the last time it was sold, but it’s not too bad.

Unless you’d rather wait for the Lucky Raspberry, an Exotic Helm (for level 30), or don’t think the perks would benefit your playstyle, buy it. If you do not play 3v3 PvP, or mostly stick to PvE, wait for an Exotic helm to help you get closer to level 30.

Alternatives

Voidfang Vestments (Voidwalker)voidfang vestments warlock

“YOU WILL DREAM OF VOIDFANG VESTMENTS AND NOTHING ELSE” – Xûr

The Warlocks currently have 2 Exotic chest options, and Voidfang Vestments is great for Voidwalkers who PvP a lot. The Dark Below will introduce the Starfire Protocol (see: expansion content).

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?

You probably already have this… seeing how it’s been sold even more than Sunbreakers at this point!

The Improved Axion Bolt perk will buff your grenades, which means more consistent kills. Add in the fact that you now spawn with grenade energy, and you turn into a grenade throwing nightmare for your enemies.

This chest would work for the Sunsinger as well, because with the Gift of the Sun talent, it will spawn you with 2 grenades.

It’s only got 124 Strength, but that is higher than what it’s been in the past.

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

Along with spawning with full grenade energy, the Strength stat will reduce your melee cooldown time, making it an all around great choice. As with the Crest of Alpha Lupi, this is a better choice for PvP than PvE.

If you don’t do much PvP, the Skull of Dire Ahamkara or Light Beyond Nemesis will be a better option (if Xûr cooperates).

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