Posted Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 08:51 AM PST by Brian Hoss
It is a must-have weapon.
Another day, another 'Destiny' article. Worse, this is one of those articles about Xur's inventory that basically flood the internet on Friday mornings. This is the first time I've wanted to notate what Xur has, and this with good reason. This is the first time I've logged into the game in awhile, and it was just to go buy this weapon.
Xur is located to the left of the center area, down the stairs and near the Crucible Quartermaster.
For the first time in months, Xur has the Ice Breaker for sale. For 17 Strange Coins, anyone can pick up the Exotic Sniper Rifle that regenerates ammo (there is no reloading ever, the gun charges up to 6 available shots), and thankfully, this weapon starts with a 302 attack (solar) and maxes out at 331. The two unlockable perks are "Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly into the magazine," and "Ice Breaker's victims explode dealing damage to others nearby."
The Ice Breaker is useful for both Raids and for several strikes as its ability to always have ammo is indispensable. It's even fun just to run around and use it during normal play since it doesn't instantly run out like every other 15 round sniper rifle (or 0 rounds if switch during play).
Also, available to buy at 13 coins a piece are three helmets, one per class. The Glasshouse (Titan) – 13 strange coins, the Achlyophage Symbiote (Hunter) – 13 strange coins, Obsidian Mind (Warlock) – 13 strange coins. Once again, Xur has Exotic shards for 7 strange coins, and there is no exotic engram this week. (Motes of Light continue to be next to worthless.)
And here's what's up for upgrading this week:
Crest of Alpha Lupi
No Backup Plans
Skull of Dire Ahamkara
Light Beyond Nemesis
The Last Word
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