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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  • Thomas Harrison

    god freaking dammit bungie when are you going to sell an insurmountable skullfort?

    • Raxs

      Don’t rely on Xur for every exotic item. I’ve had Skullfort twice (Three times if you count Xur). Once from nightfall, One from VOG and one from an exotic engram (Which I don’t so much count).

      Really, your focus should be VOG on hard and Nightfall. Unfortunately it’s only apart of an RNG system, having more quests and bounties for this sort of thing would fix the problem. To be honest. Skullfort looks really cool, but I can tell you it’s perk is as good as useless. It only recharges your health if you kill someone with storm fist, which can only be usefull if you are fighting more than one combatant, but that fails because if someone even lands one shot on you it cancels the regen. So it only works if you kill the last enemy in the area, which makes the regen basically pointless. Same with walking over orbs for health. They are rarely around at all let alone went they are positioned just right for some much needed health. Inmost Light helm seems much more prominent in term of practicality (: That should be the focus from Strikers.

      • Thomas Harrison

        i agree with your point though its just frustrating that a lot of people who don’t like it have it and i don’t also the health regeneration thing is more for pve and works great with proper use of cover also i guess you don’t usually run with a fire-team and my last reason is because it looks amazing to me and im the type of person who adapts to the type of armour he likes. and honestly i don’t rely on xur i do the raid and night fall weekly on multiple characters and have yet to get that one piece I’ve loved that helmet ever since i saw it in the trailer.

        side note: i have all of the titan exotics except that one i mean my hunter friend got it out of a legendary engram

        • Raxs

          There is simply no doubt in my mind that it is the coolest exotic helmet in the game. If that’s what interests you, it seems like a fair investment. If you like it in that way, save up your motes of light and try and get it from an engram. I hope for your sake that Xur never sells it. When you get it in the end it will look awesome and feel awesome. I’ll admit, it makes it all the cooler to know It’s rare and unique. Buying things from Xur, to me at least, feels like I just bought a trophy from a pawn shop. It makes me think, yeah, I’ve got a trophy, but who cares. It’s not like I earned that trophy, I just bought it with measly cash. I treat exotics the same way. You might think differently and not really care, in which case, Xur might be a fair option.

      • titankiller

        What great advice….considering I’ve never got 1 single exotic from NF/weekly since launch and the past 2 nightfalls I’ve got absolutely nothing and I don’t mean no gear, I mean my slots were empty. You can hold RNGesus’ hand, give him a handjob, w/e. The RNG can kiss my ass and so can you.

  • Not_Happy

    Fucking Warlock chests again, wankers.

    • Raxs

      You shouldn’t rely on Xur for everything… Try doing VOG on hard or Nightfall instead. That will fill your pocket with a tonne of Exotic stuff. Don’t whine every time you don’t get what you want from an RNG machine… If you are going to rely on Xur giving you a cheep exotics that you choose don’t bitch about his drawbacks. He makes it easy in many ways, but he should make it hard in many others.

      • Godin Intaki

        So instead of a trader, rely on RNG…………..

        • Raxs

          I take you didn’t properly read the comment… I basically said: Xur is an easy method to get Exotics, so don’t bitch about it when he has draw backs. Instead of whining like a little child try putting in the effort to get Exotics by other means instead of waiting for each weekend for the stuff you want. If he doesn’t have what you want, don’t come onto the internet a cry about it, get back in the game and try getting exotics by playing the harder parts of the game.

          What’s the point of even playing Destiny if you get all of your Exotic items by waiting once a week for someone to turn up? Play the activities and the actual missions. If you got what you wanted from Xur, good for you… Add it to your collection. If you didn’t, try getting them other ways. Xur isn’t the only way to get exotics in the game. There are plenty other methods. So why is all hope lost when some RNG merchant didn’t give you what you wanted?

          • Toh Tohs

            I would like to point out that I had to stop playing because out of the 30+ Nightfalls on the hardest difficulty and only getting The Last Word one time – it was a huge waste –
            you don’t ALWAYS get a ton of sweet stuff lol
            same with the Raid –
            did it both hard and easy mode for 4 weeks straight- only thing I got were the raid gloves I’ve already got and energies/shards – nothing else –
            just became a waste of time –

          • Christian

            I don’t think Nightfall has more than one difficulty. You must be thinking of the Heroic. That will rarely give you exotics.

            If you are interested in my input: I usually get an exotic from Nightfall 1 out of 3 times. Every time I have endeavoured, at least one of my team mates landed an exotic.

            I’ve played Vault of Glass, myself, about 3 times start to finish. From that I got the Shader, Ship, Shotgun, Sniper, Assault Rifle Raid Helmet, and MG. My friends usually got similar things.

            I’m surprised you got so little. I’ve never known anyone to go 1 raid without getting at least 2 thing. to go 8 times seems rather ridiculous.

            But I must agree with him, Nightfall missions are very good for getting exotics. Not as good as Xur, but still good.

          • Toh Tohs

            point in case made – I just ran the nightfall – with 2 buddies –
            I got a legendary scout rifle… they got Suros Regime and Hard light….
            it continually happens – now with 2 characters running raids night falls weekly and the likes – (I started one over) I have only ever received 2 exotics from this game – Patience and Time and the Last word – all others are bounties or bought –

          • Christian

            Yeah. It seems a shame. I had very few from RNG, even then, it doesn’t feel like much of an achievement. But I know Bungie will take it in and make some nice challenges for these prestigious weapons. It would be nice to get Exotics for, say: Completing the entire campaign at lv32. Defeating more incredibly hard bosses etc.

          • Godin Intaki

            1: I never said that Xur wasn’t flawed, I’m saying that YOUR logic is. If instead of making an ass out of yourself and assuming that I thought that Xur was okay in his current state or not.

            2: I understand what you said clearly. Don’t insult me asshole.

            3: Again, I never said any of that. Is your head so far up your ass that you can’t read a simple statement?

          • Raxs

            Xur isn’t flawed… He has drawbacks. They are not the same thing.

            I didn’t insult you. I prompted you to read the comment again because you missed the details completely and didn’t even understand what my comment was about.

            There was a point in my comment where I said: “I basically said:” The rest of the paragraph that followed the colons was ‘Basically what I said’. Clearly, for some reason you decided it was aimed at you, even though your details weren’t even apart of the conversation at the time. I even stated before that paragraph “I basically said:”.

            “Don’t insult me…” then proceeding to say “Asshole”? Seems a bit hypocritical. I didn’t realize we are stooping down to the level of insults. I thought we might actually be mature enough to have a discussion.

            I wouldn’t say I’m up my own ass when you are the one who thinks every comment and every statement applies to you. It’s a typical narcissistic trait. I said a bunch of things and instead of properly analysing the punctuation and structure of my comment you just assumed the whole thing was about you, and then felt insulted even when I was talking about someone else.

            Seeing as a clearly must repeat myself for the THIRD time: Everything that relies on exotics is RNG. Even Xur, because his loot table is random. Why would someone bitch about Xur not having the right stuff. Instead you should just keep playing the game and trying to get them by other means. You will probably get an exotic from Nightfall or VOG. Logging on once on the weekend and then suddenly moaning the Xur’s table isn’t good is ridiculous. If that is the only thing that matters and is worth so much you must log in to the internet and complain about it, there is no reason they should be playing the game in the first place. (I feel it necessary to now say this paragraph isn’t about you either.)

          • Godin Intaki

            1: Something is by definition flawed if it has a drawback. Of course nothing is perfect, but it could be so small it doesn’t matter. Xur has drawbacks so large it makes little sense.

            2: You say that I didn’t understand what your comment meant, yet you still haven’t figured out what mine meant. Oh the irony.

            3: I read the entire thing, especially this, “so don’t bitch about it when he has draw backs. Instead of whining like a little child try putting in the effort to get Exotics by other means instead of waiting for each weekend for the stuff you want. If he doesn’t have what you want, don’t come onto the internet a cry about it, get back in the game and try getting exotics by playing the harder parts of the game.” Explain how this isn’t a insult. Also, you telling me that I didn’t read something insults my ability to judge someone. That makes you an asshole deal with it.

            4: Yes, you’re an asshole. That is the truth. Or at least, you come off as a asshole due to spitting snide ass comment one after the other. Maybe if you didn’t do that, you wouldn’t seem like a asshole. Until you stop, I won’t change my mind.

            5: Actually, it isn’t. It is a known fact that Xur’s table is set.

            And I never said that is was good or not, which again you seem to not understand. You actually don’t even know how I feel about the entire thing, That is why you’re wrong. Your argument against me doesn’t even fit my goddamn opinion.

            Again, you’re saying to rely on RNG vs. a trader…….

            5a: Doesn’t matter. You started applying it towards me when you started arguring against me. I said a simple, easy to read and understand statement, then you went all “You don’t understand a single word I said. Let me make it simpler for you”. You can’t even understand a simple statement that I made however. The irony with you is insane.

          • Raxs

            I’m not going to waste my time reading a huge comment that is just about an argumentative response. It’s just filled with childish insults. I’m not going to waste my time engaging with it, so tata.

          • Godin Intaki

            You didn’t read the whole thing, but apparently it’s filled with childish comments…..

            Also, I stooped to your level. Deal with it.

          • Raxs

            I scanned through a lot of hostile addresses were made, so I didn’t bother.

            Yeah, yeah, keep whining.

          • Beau Brown

            If the game had more strikes and raids to grind I’d agree, but I’m tired of doing the same activities 1000 times to hope for the rng to give me something worth while. In the current form of destiny there is no such thing as “earning” an exotic beside the bounty weapons, it’s all random chance. To me, zur is the closest thing to earning a weapon because you go and get the strange coins for this specific reason.

          • Raxs

            I get that, but what even is the point? If you aren’t even going to continue attempting missions and play the activities why are you even playing the game at all? If you literally are just playing the game to gather weapons in some sort of scavenger hunt then fine, but I find that very bizarre.

          • Beau Brown

            I just play once in a while now. i play specials like the iron banner and what not, and i come back and grind out the strange coins if zur has something cool. I like destiny alot, but playing the same strikes/raid repeatedly got old. Im just waiting for the dark below to drop.

          • Raxs

            Fair enough, It makes sense to be on and off if you have played the activities a lot. I’ll play a big more vigorously again when the DLC comes out, too. It’s been pretty steady, I’ve only bothered with weekly and daily content activities recently so the DLC should provide a lot more to do.

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  • Theemo Deman

    Omg xur, you know we need the Ice Breaker!! 🙂

  • Octus

    I’m out with the in-laws this week so im not able to pick anything up. Plan c will have to wait 🙂

    • Raxs

      Plan C has not really been considered one of the most prominent of Exotics so It’s best a time if any to miss out on it 🙂

  • Omar

    Bungie you really need to sell icebreaker or gjallerhorn again. 🙁

    • Raxs

      I sure need me an icebreaker too.

  • Christian

    Hmmm. Plan C might not be the best Exotic performer, but it’s one of the best lookers. Xur just got 17 coins richer.

  • atrix4me

    Question: about to complete the quest for pocket infinity do I get plan c or The Armamentatrium? I have monitor type 2 legendary chest piece? Sugesstions! Ty in advance