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Where Is Xur Today? (December 8-12) Destiny 2 Exotic Items And Xur Location Guide

Here's where you can find Xur this weekend and what the Agent of the Nine has for sale.


Sure, Xur might not have won any recognition at The Game Awards this week, but everyone's favorite intergalactic arms dealer is still a winner in our hearts. As usual, the Agent of the Nine has touched down and is lurking on a specific planet, ready to offer some fresh Exotic and Legendary-class goods to players. Here's where you can find Xur this weekend and what he has for sale.

This week you can find Xur in the EDZ, in the Winding Cove area. For his weapon, Xur is offering the Jade Rabbit. Hunters can pick up Ophidia Spathe chest armor; Titans can grab An Insurmountable Skullfort helmet; and Warlocks can buy the Skull of Dire Ahamkara helmet.

Xur Location

Xur's location in the EDZ.
Xur's location in the EDZ.

Spawn in at the Winding Cove transmat zone, then hop on your sparrow and go north. Take the collapsed overpass on the left and look for a cave near the bend in the road. Follow the tunnel through the cliff face to reach a higher ridge where a Fallen dropship has crashed; you'll find Xur waiting there.

Xur Exotic and Legendary Items

  • Exotic Engram - 97 Legendary Shards
  • The Jade Rabbit - 29 Legendary Shards
  • Ophidia Spathe - 23 Legendary Shards
  • An Insurmountable Skullfort - 23 Legendary Shards
  • Skull of Dire Ahamkara - 23 Legendary Shards
  • Hawkmoon - 200 Legendary Shards, 125,000 Glimmer, 1 Ascendant Shard, 1 Exotic Cipher
  • Xenology quest - Free
  • Legendary weapons and armor - 50 Legendary Shards, 1,000 Glimmer

Exotic Armor

Ophidia Spathe (Exotic Hunter armor)

Ophidia Spathe
Ophidia Spathe

For the Crocodile Dundee Hunters looking to show off their knife collection, Ophidia Spathe is pretty great now that it has been overhauled. This new version of the Exotic gives you more knife charges, and if you land a final blow with a knife you'll earn a stackable bonus for the next blade that you hurl at a potential victim on the battlefield. On top of that, Gambler's Dodge refreshes the bonus timer. Combined with a Solar nuclear knife build and the available seasonal artifact perks this season, and Ophidia Spathe is a terrific Exotic to have. The stats aren't too bad either on this roll, as they're very balanced overall.

  • Mobility: 14
  • Resilience: 14
  • Recovery: 8
  • Discipline: 9
  • Intellect: 9
  • Strength: 11
  • Total: 65

An Insurmountable Skullfort (Exotic Titan helmet)

An Insurmountable Skullfort
An Insurmountable Skullfort

Arc builds aren't in the spotlight in Season of the Wish, but for Titans looking to zap their way through enemies, An Insurmountable Skullfort adds some electrifying options to builds. Transfusion Matrix will trigger health regeneration when you land a final blow with an Arc melee ability and it restores melee energy. Combine this with a Monte Carlo weapon, and you'll be throwing out shocking haymakers at a frequent rate. The stats are pretty decent on this Exotic, as there's high resilience and strength that ties in nicely with the style of play that this helmet encourages.

  • Mobility: 6
  • Resilience: 21
  • Recovery: 8
  • Discipline: 6
  • Intellect: 7
  • Strength: 16
  • Total: 64

Skull of Dire Ahamkara (Exotic Warlock helmet)

Skull of Dire Ahamkara
Skull of Dire Ahamkara

A Nova Bomb is one of the most iconic Supers that a Warlock can use, but it does make those space-wizards vulnerable for a brief moment as the attack animation plays out. With Skull of Dire Ahamkara, Warlocks get additional damage resistance during this window and Nova Bomb kills will refund Super energy back to them. The stats on this roll aren't too great, as mobility is unnecessarily high, resilience is low, and recovery is way below the average. At least intellect is pretty high, so that helps shorten the Super cooldown.

  • Mobility: 18
  • Resilience: 7
  • Recovery: 7
  • Discipline: 12
  • Intellect: 18
  • Strength: 2
  • Total: 64

Exotic Weapons

The Jade Rabbit

The Jade Rabbit
The Jade Rabbit

The Jade Rabbit has been a big favorite in PvP, especially with new weapon-centric modes like Checkpoint. A scout rifle that serves as an all-rounder, its main perk allows for precision shots to gain bonus damage on the next body shot. As a bonus, that body shot will see ammo returned to the mag, allowing for this weapon to be fired for longer.

  • The Fate of All Fools
  • Polygonal Rifling
  • High-Caliber Rounds
  • Zen Moment



Hawkmoon is an average roll this week, with its Quickdraw trait allowing it to be drawn unbelievably fast. That trait comes in handy when dealing with Unstoppable Champions, as you can stun them with this hand cannon, deal extra damage with a power weapon, and then build up Paracausal Charges for the finishing blow.

  • Paracausal Shot
  • Quickdraw
  • Polygonal Rifling
  • Alloy Magazine
  • Heavy Grip

Legendary Armor

Sovereign GauntletsTitan Gauntlets211182161665
Sovereign PlateTitan Chest Armor121921222067
Coronation MarkTitan Mark0000000
Sovereign HelmTitan Helmet2326222863
Sovereign GreavesTitan Leg Armor191221461063
Sovereign GlovesWarlock Gauntlets2326262362
Sovereign RobesWarlock Chest Armor7206761864
Coronation BondWarlock Bond0000000
Sovereign HoodWarlock Helmet22666161268
Sovereign LegsWarlock Leg Armor202101721465
Sovereign GripsHunter Gauntlets111012262667
Sovereign VestHunter Chest Armor101110206663
Coronation CloakHunter Cloak0000000
Sovereign MaskHunter Helmet62071810263
Sovereign BootsHunter Leg Armor18661615263

Legendary Weapons

Interference VIHeavy Grenade LauncherCountermass / Quick LaunchSpike Grenades / Augmented DrumClown CartridgeThreat Detector
False PromisesKinetic Auto RifleChambered Compensator / Extended BarrelFlared Magwell / Light MagUnderdogRampage
Cold DenialKinetic Pulse RifleChambered Compensator / Fluted BarrelAlloy Magazine / High-Caliber RoundsThreat DetectorSwashbuckler
Cartesian CoordinateEnergy Fusion RifleCleanshot IS / Red Dot MicroEnhanced Battery / Liquid CoilsUnder PressureBackup Plan
Memory InterdictHeavy Grenade LauncherCountermass / Smart Drift ControlSpike Grenades / Mini FragsAuto-Loading HolsterDisruption Break
Legal Action IIKinetic Pulse RifleFluted Barrel / Full BoreTactical Mag / Steady RoundsUnderdogRampage
IKELOS_SG_v1.0.3Energy ShotgunBarrel Shroud / Full ChokeTactical Mag / Steady RoundsOffhand StrikeIncandescent

Xur is present every weekend in Destiny 2, starting with the daily reset at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET each Friday. His exact location is always a mystery when he first arrives, as he is not listed on the map, and for novice players, he can be easy to miss. However, there are a set number of locations where he takes up residence, including the Tower Hangar area, on Nessus in Watcher's Grave, and in the Winding Cove area of the EDZ.

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