Destiny 2: Xur Exotic Armor, Weapon April 5 Breakdown

Destiny 2: Xur Exotic Armor, Weapon April 5 Breakdown

While last week was a slight disappointment for many considering that Destiny 2’s exotic merchant Xur didn’t actually bring any new Forsaken exotics with him, Friday has returned again giving fans hope that the result will be different this weekend. Thanks to a very important buff at the start of the current Season of the Drifter, Xur finally has a chance to sell new exotics from the most recent expansion during his visits each weekend. In addition, this season also kicked off a weekly questline called Invitations of the Nine, which provides lore on the mysterious group known only as The Nine.

Here’s where Destiny 2 players can find Xur, details on what the latest Invitation of the Nine quest entails, as well as what exotic items are on offer for the weekend of April 5, 2019.

Where is Xur?

This weekend, Xur is back in his hut on Titan. Fast travel to The Rig to get started.

destiny 2 Xur on titan

Once loaded in, start heading to the other side of the zone towards the ramp that leads to the Solarium. Before reaching that ramp, Xur can be found inside one of the nearby houses, typically on the left side if the player is facing the Solarium ramp.

Invitation of the Nine Quest Week 4

Added as part of the Joker’s Wild annual pass update, the Invitation of the Nine quest for week 4 takes players to Jupiter’s moon, Io. Here are the details:

  • The Magician – Collect 9 samples from defeated Vex, Taken, and Cabal on Io. Complete strike “The Pyramidion.”

Class Armor

After a down week, Xur has brought a couple of new Forsaken exotic items to sell this week. Here are all three gear pieces for this weekend:

Winter’s Guile – Warlock gauntlets

While this item isn’t subclass specific, it pairs pretty well with Voidwalkers who run Attunement of Hunger. The exotic perk is known as Warlord’s Sigil which increases the player’s melee damage each time an enemy is eliminated by a melee strike. It’s not the most interesting of exotics out there, but it can have its moments of being fairly powerful in PvE and at times in Crucible.

The nice thing about this particular piece of gear is that it comes with Impact Induction, which feeds right back into Warlord’s Sigil.

Gear Rolls:

  • Mobility OR Resilience
  • Fusion Rifle Loader, Hand Cannon Loader, Impact Induction
  • Sniper Rifle Scavenger OR Machine Gun Scavenger

Gwisin Vest – Hunter chest armor

This piece of gear is going to be controversial for every class besides the hunter. The reason being is that this Hunter exotic is specifically geared towards Spectral Blades, a Nightstalker super that is currently extremely strong in places like the Crucible. The main reason is due to its intrinsic perk called Roving Assassin. While the super is active, each spectral blade kill made before going into stealth restores more super energy, making it last longer than normal.

destiny 2 buffing spectral blades super upcoming update

Needless to say, this Forsaken exotic is a must own for Hunters, especially due to how strong the subclass is at the moment. Bungie will likely aim to tone down or straight up nerf Spectral Blades at some point, but for now, this is an exotic worth spending shards on as the super managed to avoid any changes in next week’s big subclass patch. Either way, expect to see a lot of SPectral Blade Hunters this weekend and over the next month.

Gear Rolls:

  • Resilience OR Recovery
  • Unflinching Bow Aim, Unflinching Fusion Rifle Aim, Unflinching Kinetic Aim
  • Scout Rifle Reserves OR Special Ammo Finder

Antaeus Wards – Titan boots

Titan’s get the other Forsaken exotic this week with the Antaeus Wards. These mobility enhancing exotic boots feature an interesting, albeit somewhat tricky mechanic to utilize for players that wear them. The intrinsic perk Reflective Vents improves the player’s slide while also reflecting incoming projectiles during the slide. As a side bonus, when a projectile is reflected, the player gains super energy.

The ability may require a slight adjustment period to get the timing down, but once the mechanic is figured out, these boots become extremely valuable. Not only can players reflect bullets, but they are also capable of reflecting supers like Blade Barrage and Nova Bomb. As a side bonus, these boots can be worn with any Titan subclass which makes them extremely versatile as well.

Fixed Gear Rolls:

  • Mobility OR Recovery
  • Fusion Rifle Dexterity, Hand Cannon Dexterity, Outreach
  • Scout Rifle Scavenger OR Special Ammo Finder

Exotic Weapon

The D.A.R.C.I. exotic sniper rifle is back as the featured weapon after a couple of months on the shelf. The intrinsic perk known as Personal Assistant gives the player access to critical information like health and distance when the scope is aimed at an enemy. Synchronizing with that is the exotic trait Target Acquired, which activates when Personal Assistant is used. Essentially, it gives the weapon better target acquisition and deals significantly more precision damage.

destiny 2 darci sniper rifle

Prior to Warmind, the exotic sniper rifle D.A.R.C.I. was one of the best weapons for dealing a lot of damage quickly, though it has seen its popularity decline due to other weapons like Whisper of the Worm. However, this is still a very strong weapon to have on hand thanks to its two exotic perks. Another slight bonus is that its exotic catalyst isn’t terribly hard to get, dropping randomly from fighting PvE enemies. In the end, for players who don’t have it yet, D.A.R.C.I. is still worth a buy especially for those without Whisper of the Worm.

Here’s the complete rundown of Xur’s entire stock in Destiny 2 for April 5:

  • Winter’s Guile (Warlock gauntlet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Gwisin Vest (Hunter chest armor) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Antaeus Wards (Titan boots) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • D.A.R.C.I. (Sniper Rifle) – 29 Legendary Shards
  • The Magician – 9 Legendary Shards
  • Fated Engram – 97 Legendary Shards
  • Five of Swords Challenge Card

Destiny 2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


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