Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Dec. 28-Jan. 1)

The Dawning, Destiny 2’s holiday event, is nearly over, which makes this weekend your last chance to give a few holiday cookies to Xur. The special vendor who only appears from Friday to Tuesday each week also has his usual crop of products: Exotic weapons and armor. Here’s everything you need to know about where to find Xur and what you can buy from him during your final Exotic shopping days of 2018.
For the final weekend of December, you’ll be able to find Xur on Titan in the area known as The Rig. If you still need to deliver him Strange Cookies to get all the Triumphs for the Dawning event, check out our Dawning recipe guide before you miss your chance.

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As usual, he’s offering Exotics from the Year One collection to help you get all the best weapons and armor from before the release of Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion. This week, Xur has D.A.R.C.I., a powerful sniper rifle that gives you a whole bunch of information about enemies when you activate its «Personal Assistant» perk by aiming through the scope. When the Personal Assistant is activated, the rifle does a lot more damage and has better targeting acquisition, making it a pretty great tool both in the Crucible and against enemies throughout the solar system.

Xur also carries three pieces of Exotic armor, one for each class of character. This week, Warlocks can grab the Stag helmet, which gives you additional Rift energy when you’re critically injured and creates a healing Rift on your body if you die-making it a lot easier for teammates to revive you. For Hunters, Xur has the Ophidia Spathe chest piece, which gives you an extra throwing knife melee charge. Finally for Titans, there’s the Ashen Wake gauntlets, which make your fusion grenades explode on contact and increase your grenade throwing speed and distance.

Here are all the Exotics Xur offers this week and what they’ll cost you:

  • D.A.R.C.I. (Exotic auto rifle) – 29 Legendary Shards
  • Ashen Wake (Exotic Titan gauntlets) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Ophidia Spathe (Exotic Hunter chest armor) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • The Stag (Exotic Warlock helmet) – 23 Legendary Shards

You can also buy a Fated Engram, if you can afford it. Dropping 97 Legendary Shards on the item will grant you one Year One Exotic you don’t already have for that character. You can also snag a Five of Swords challenge card for free, which allows you to add difficulty modifiers that increase your score in Nightfall runs.

These are the last few days of the Dawning, so don’t forget to knock out your Triumphs and unlock the Dawning Cheer sparrow. There’s also Iron Banner this week, a great place to get Powerful gear while you drive your characters up to the new 650 Power level cap. And last week saw the release of the Izanami Forge, the third of four new forges as part of the Black Armory expansion.

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