Posted Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 08:34 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Still a must-have weapon.
Recently, before I felt like I had squeezed the last drops out of 'Destiny,' Xur had been generous enough to make the game-changing Ice Breaker available for the first time in months. Since then, the wily vendor has only had... less attractive wares. Those hoping he might have something as good as Ice Breaker again might shake their heads, but those who missed out a few weeks ago, now have another chance. Ice Breaker can be bought now.
Xur is located in the Tower Hanger. Just turn right.
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 switched during play). Even better, it's possible to use the Ice Breaker for a little while, and switch to another special weapon and find that that other special weapon has some ammo. Once the other special weapon is emptied, switch back to Ice Breaker, and in effect, create a cooldown for other special weapons.
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