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Destiny: Xur's Location And Exotic Wares For Week 16, Dec. 26

Xur, Agent of the Nine is back again to peddle his intergalactic wares for Week 16 from Dec. 26 – 29 in Destiny, and this time around he has some nice surprises in his arsenal.

The shadowy merchant’s inventory has rotated a bit, but since there’s a limited number of Exotics, but he does have No Land Beyond, a bolt-action sniper rifle that can be placed in a primary slot. So essentially you can have two sniper rifles.

This sounds a lot more enjoyable than it actually is, considering No Land Beyond is bolt-action, meaning it’s a single shot and then has to be reloaded. It might be make a good epic combo paired with the right set of special and heavy items, but personally I found it to be rather frustrating.


For Week 16 Xur can be found in his usual spot to the right of the class Vanguards, below the stairs in the Hall of Guardians.

For this week the Agent of the Nine can be found in his usual haunting grounds within the Hall of Guardians, to the right of each of the three class vanguards. When arriving at the Tower, simply follow the path North and go down the steps, past the Crucible handlers, and go to the right.

But the real kicker is a very specific upgrade for one of the most powerful weapons in the entire game: the Hawkmoon. That’s right, for the first time ever, Xur can upgrade the explosive Hawkmoon handcannon.

Sadly last week’s trend has continued, as two of Xur’s five purchasable Exotics are only available to owners of Destiny’sDark Below DLC. If you don’t own the content the items will be there, you just can’t buy them, and Xur won’t have any replacement items.

For shame.

Destiny Xur Bungie

In light of the recent outages across the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE, Bungie has announced that Xur will be sticking around for another day. Both PSN and Xbox LIVE were down for Christmas day as well as the day after, and it’s believed that the hacker group known as Lizard Squad is responsible.

Interestingly enough the other upgrades have been tweaked to deliver lower base and max stats, which is a bit disappointing. And Xur isn’t offering Special Weapon or Heavy Ammo Syntheses or the Exotic Engrams that can usually be picked up for 23 Motes of Light.

Without further adieu, below you can find a breakdown of what Xur is offering for Week 16 in Destiny:

"For This, There Is One Remedy"

“For This, There Is One Remedy”

The Armamentarium (Chestpiece) – 13 Strange Coins

  • Class: Titan
  • Upgrade Mats: Spirit Bloom, Exotic Shard (last tier)
  • Min Level: 20
  • Light: 30/36
  • Discipline: 138/149
  • Type: Chestpiece
  • Defense: 444/488
  • Mod 1: Special Weapon Ammo: “Increases the amount of Special Weapon ammunition you can carry”
  • Mod 2: HeavyWeapon Ammo: “Increases the amount of Heavy Weapon ammunition you can carry”
  • Mod 3: Grenade Booster: “Carry an additional grenade”
Achlyophage Symbiote

“They told me it would eat my thoughts and leave me full of Light.”

Achlyophage Symbiote (Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins

  • Class: Hunter
  • Upgrade Mats: Helium Filaments, Exotic Shard (last tier)
  • Min Level: 20
  • Light: 30/36
  • Discipline: 87/93
  • Type: Helmet
  • Defense: 407/447
  • Mod 1: Increases Grenade Throw distance
  • Mod 2: Replenish Super Energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade
  • Mod 3: Golden Gun gains one additional shot per use

“Look at all this life, oh bearer mine. There is so much left to burn…”

Claws of Ahamkara (Gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins (Dark Below Item)

  • Class: Warlock
  • Upgrade Mats: Spinmetal, Exotic Shard (last tier)
  • Min Level: 20
  • Light: 30/36
  • Strength: 49/52
  • Discipline: 49/52
  • Type: Gauntlets
  • Defense: 333/366
  • Mod 1: The Whispers: Gain an additional charge for Scorch and Energy Drain.
  • Mod 2: Special Weapons Loader: Increased reload speed with Special Weapons.
  • Mod 3: Snap Discharge: Increased attack speed
No Land Beyond Destiny Xur

“Every hit blazes the path to our reclamation.”

No Land Beyond (Sniper Rifle) – 17 Strange Coins

  • Class: Any
  • Upgrade Mats: Relic Iron, Exotic shard (last tier)
  • Min Level: 20
  • Attack: 302 / 331
  • Magazine: 6
  • Type: Sniper Rifle
  • Primary Care: This Exotic Sniper Rifle can be equipped in the primary weapon slot.
  • Mod 1: Mulligan: Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
  • Mod 2: The Master: Increased precision damage. Kills briefly increase damage against next target.
  • Mod 3: Lightweight: When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.

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Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins

Exotic Upgrades

Below we have a listing of the Exotic upgrades Xur offers along with the respective upgraded stats, including the enhanced defense, Light, stats and damage incurred from each item. The merchant has six armors and seven weapons for this wave, including the highly anticipated upgraded Hawkmoon.

Every upgrade costs an Exotic Shard as well as varying Glimmer costs, and to get the upgrades you’ll have to have the item in question. Trading it in to Xur cleans out all advancements on any given item, so be forewarned before you opt in.


Exotic Armor Upgrades

Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chestpiece)

  • Glimmer: 7607 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Class: Hunter
  • Light: 30/36
  • Stats: Strength 136/146
  • Defense: 444/488

Young Ahamkara’s Spine (Gauntlets)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7127 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Class: Hunter
  • Light: 30/36
  • Discipline: 81/87
  • Defense: 333/366

Helm of Saint-14 (Helmet)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7841 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Class: Titan
  • Light: 30/36
  • Intellect: 108/118
  • Defense: 407/447

Helm of Inmost Light (Helmet)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7451 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Class: Titan
  • Light: 30/36
  • Strength: 100/107
  • Defense: 407/447

Heart of the Praxic Fire (Chestpiece)

  • Glimmer: 7297, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Class: Warlock
  • Light: 30/36
  • Stats: Discipline: 127/137
  • Defense: 444/488

Sunbreakers (Gauntlets)

  • Glimmer: 7549, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Class: Warlock
  • Light: 30/36
  • Stats: Intellect: 84/90
  • Defense: 333/366

Destiny_20141228221627Exotic Weapon Upgrades

Suros Regime (Auto Rifle)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7789 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Attack: 302/331
  • Magazine: 33

Red Death (Pulse Rifle)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7307 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Attack: 302/331
  • Magazine: 27

The Last Word (Handcannon)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7559 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Attack: 302/331
  • Magazine: 8

Thunderlord (Machine Gun)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7681 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Attack: 302/331 (Arc elemental damage)
  • Magazine: 38

Super Good Advice (Machine Gun)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7817 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Attack: 302/331 (Solar elemental damage)
  • Magazine: 58

Gjallarhorn (Rocket Launcher)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7933 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Attack: 302/331 (Solar elemental damage)
  • Magazine: 2

Hawkmoon (Handcannon)

  • Glimmer Cost: 7793 G, 1 Exotic Shard
  • Attack: 302/331
  • Magazine: 13