XÃ»r’s Inventory Feb 26th-27th
XÃ»r has been spotted in the tower down below passed Eris and across the hall from Lord Shaxx.
This week’s Titan exotic item is none other than the infamous “Ruin Wings” that have helped out many during previous year one content. This is due to its primary perk called “Seeds of Ruin”. This perk helps heavy ammo drop more often. On top of that, each purple heavy ammo brick will contain more rounds than they normally have. This week’s rolls on them are not terrible, but they aren’t exactly great either. First off the stat roll is ok as it provides Intellect and discipline. The secondary selectable perk is decent, as it provides further grenade throw distance or more grenade energy after punching enemies. The third selectable perk has sidearm loader and rocket launcher loader.
Overall Opinion: PvE this is a must have if you are always running low on heavy ammo and heavy ammo synths. Plus, not only does it work for you, but it also helps your fire team as well with extra ammo. If PvP is your game of choice, skip these gloves as they are no use to anyone on the PvP side of the house.
For the Hunter “The Mask of the Third Man” is being sold by XÃ»r, last time we had that happen was back on October 23rd 2015. If you are one of those hunters who loves playing as a Bladedancer, then this is the helmet designed for you. Its primary exotic perk called “Unstable Current” allows your Arc Blade attacks to use less Super energy. The helmet can be utilized in PvE or PvP to help give you that extra swing or two with your Super. This week’s rolls on the helmet is beneficial to the PvE side of the house with the selectable perks of “Inverse Shadow” (Increased super energy gained from killing minions of the Darkness) and “Heavy Lifting” (Bonus Super energy from Heavy Weapon kills on minions of the Darkness). If you want this helmet for the PvP side, I would suggest re-rolling it with Glass Needles until you get at least Ashes to Assets for a perk in the second column.
Overall Opinion: Love this helmet for the Bladedancer class giving you increased time to use your Arc Blade more. I would prefer to use this helmet on the PvE side of the house since that is where you will see the most benefit from the perks.
XÃ»r has happened to grace the Warlock with the “Light Beyond Nemesis” helmet. This helmet’s ability allows the wearer to revive teammates and be revived faster; additionally, this also allows your Supers to generate an extra Orb. As you can see, this helmet can really come in handy durning PvP matches where fast revives can turn the tide of the battle. Another bonus is that it is not tied to a specific subclass and can be used on whichever one you prefer. This helmet’s stat roll comes with full intellect and “Ashes to Assets” and “Heavy Lifting”, which is somewhat balanced between PvE and PvP.
Overall: If your 3v3 or 2v2 team needs some fast revive exotics equipped then feel free to pick this up. Other rolls are usually ones helping the PvE side of the house and can be useful during Strikes/Raids when you need a quick revive (which is completely useless in Hard Mode Raids).
XÃ»r has also decided to provide us with a really big weapon in his inventory this week. He brings us the “Truth”, an extremely powerful rocket launcher with some awesome abilities! This Void based weapon has some extremely dangerous perks for whomever this weapon is being aimed at. As you unlock these perks, the first one is called “Grenades and Horseshoes” which allows your Rocket to detonate early based on its proximity to the targets. The next set of perks you run into are selectable between Javelin (Velocity), Heavy Payload (Blast Radius), and Flared Magwell (Reload Speed). The last Perk is called “Prototype Trueseeker”, this allows the rockets to seek their targets aggressively. Although there are other rocket launchers out there which have rocket tracking, those can sometimes be avoided. Where the Truth is different is the combination of Proximity based explosions combined with tracking. So even if your enemy can out strafe the rocket, when they are still close to it the proximity will trigger with detonation removing them from the battlefield.
Overall Opinion: If you have not unlocked this weapons yet”¦.do so now! I have been on the receiving end of this weapon more times than I can count in PvP. In PvE, it’s a rocket with tracking which helps out so much if you need it. It will cost you 23 strange coins though.
The Iron Banner
The Iron Banner is back upon us again! It has been active since Tuesday and has gone back to a traditional Clash game mode. Lord Saladin is back again in the Tower in the area above and behind the bounty board. In this round of the Banner, Saladin has brought new gear to earn. The gear consists of Iron Banner Gauntlets (costs 40 Marks) and Helmets for armor (costs 75 Marks). The gauntlets provide a weapons loader for either Hand Cannon (Titan / Hunter) or Pulse Rifle (Titan/Warlock) depending on your character. The Helmets all have the same rolls on them, but the PlayStation people are able to pick between the standard Iron Banner helm and the PlayStation exclusive helm.
Upon hitting rank 4, you are capable of purchasing the Weyloran’s March Sniper Rifle (Firefly and Army of One Perks) for 90 Marks. When hitting rank 5, you will be capable of purchasing the Tormod’s Bellows Rocket Launcher (Tracking and Tripod Perks) also for 90 Marks. Don’t forget to pick up your packages upon hitting Rank 3 and Rank 5. To help determine when you will hit those ranks please feel free to stop by DestinyTheGame Reddit page to check out GenericDreadHead’s post about how to level up in Iron Banner. They have depicted all the calculations for experience based on gear bonuses and Tempered Buff
Destiny Weekly News Roll-Up
This past Thursday Bungie released their weekly news piece letting us know what to expect from them in the near future. The Roll-Up of information basically comes down to their focus upon instant contact with their fans and guardians by utilizing their Twitch page and new Studio to communicate more effectively. This is great news to the fans since this has been a big issue in the recent months and will open a new door of communication to answer real-time questions. So far, the plan from Bungie is to have certain sit-downs with the community over the Twitch feed to discuss what is going to happen.
The first scheduled event will be next week on Wednesday March 2nd where there will be a Ride Along with Senior Artist Andrew Hopps and Senior Designer Brian Frank to take guardians through a detailed tour of Oryx’s fortress. In the several weeks that follow, Bungie plans on taking us by the Audio Team to educate the Guardians on how all the sounds of the game have been captured. Following that, there will be a Bungie Bounty out on PlayStation Clan “Resolute” in Rift battles. Finally, after all of those events, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to info about the new content dropping in the spring. An update has been mentioned on several occasions, once two weeks ago and the other before the Holiday break (Dec 10th). This update states it is “Slated for spring” and “A significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for the PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability”. Ultimately, there aren’t any dates or times listed for the events after the Ride Along next week, but keep your eyes on the Bungie website and Twitch page for the lists when they drop. I will let you know what I learn and be back next week with the Weekend Roll-Up.