Xur, Destiny’s shady black market dealer, sells powerful exotic weapon and armor every weekend. This week though he has what is widely considered to be one of the most powerful and unique pulse rifles in Destiny, Red Death. Just at face value, Red Death is a slow but powerful pulse rifle, however it’s the healing and reload perk that really makes it stand out from its competition. The Red Death perk heals you and speeds up your reload upon killing an enemy. There’s not too many items in Destiny that will heal you, making Red Death pretty special in that regard. That also means that yes, on Crota Hard, you could heal yourself using Red Death.
This weekend, Xur is hanging out near the vanguard vendors. Besides Red Death, he is offering up a helmet (An Insurmountable Skullfort) for Titans, a helmet (Knucklehead Radar) for Hunters and gauntlets (Claws of Ahamkara) for Warlocks. An Insurmountable Skullfort is perfect for striker Titans that like to melee, and also has the additional perk of giving orbs the ability to heal you. Knucklehead Radar allows Hunters to have their radar up no matter what while aiming. While the Claws of Ahamkara lets Warlocks gain an extra charge for their melee abilities.
If you’re looking for strange coins, they can commonly be found by completing Destiny’s weekly heroic and nightfall strikes along with completing a daily public event and turning in blue engrams. Also, Xur has a multitude of exotic weapon and armor upgrades that can be purchased for one exotic shard and around 7500 glimmer provided you have the original non-upgraded version.
Check out the images below for a look at Xur’s location in Destiny and the stats for all of the items he has for sale.
Thanks to Jeff from Destiny Fireteams for help with the pictures this week!