On the armor side, Hunters can pick up The Dragon’s Shadow chest armor, which reloads your guns and provides a speed and handling buff after a dodge. Warlocks get the Crown of Tempests helmet, which speeds up arc ability recovery when you get arc ability kills. And Titans can get the Ashen Wake gauntlets, which improve fusion grenades by letting you throw them faster and causing them to explode on impact.
The full lineup and prices are as follows:
Xur Exotic Items (October 19-23)
- Crimson (Exotic hand cannon) — 29 Legendary Shards
- The Dragon’s Shadow (Exotic Hunter chest armor) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Crown of Tempests (Exotic Warlock helmet) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Ashen Wake (Exotic Titan gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
Also from Xur, you can pick up a Five of Swords challenge card for adding modifiers to Nightfall strikes (which is needed to do the weekly Powerful gear challenge to score over 100,000 in the Nightfall). Additionally, he has the Fated Engram, which is pricey at 97 Legendary Shards but is guaranteed to decrypt into a Year One Exotic you don’t already have.
As noted above, Xur’s lineup may not be thrilling (though Crimson genuinely is great), but there’s plenty else happening in the game. You can get curated Iron Banner rewards from taking part in the Crucible mode, and we’re still in the first week of the three-week-long Halloween event, Festival of the Lost. This features a new activity called the Haunted Forest that’s fun and offers a path to a 600 Power level auto rifle called Horror Story–just be careful when going for the chest at the end.