When Bungie detailed Destiny 2‘s latest season, the Season of Dawn, a big part of its rundown concerned Solar character subclasses. As with Arc subclasses last year, Bungie revamped a bunch of Solar subclass abilities and perks to make more character builds and strategies useful in the game and viable to players. For the first visit of the season for weekend Exotic vendor Xur, Bungie has carried on the Solar theme–the Agent of the Nine’s entire inventory is geared toward Solar subclasses. Time to try out some new strats.

Here’s where you can find Xur and everything he’s carrying.

Xur Location

Xur is located on Nessus in the Watcher’s Grave area, offering Prometheus Lens as his Exotic weapon this weekend. For Hunters, he has Young Ahamkara’s Spine gauntlets; for Titans, it’s the Hallowfire Heart chest armor; and for Warlocks, it’s the Wings of Sacred Dawn chest armor.

To find Xur’s location, spawn in at the Watcher’s Grave transmat zone, jump on your sparrow, and head north. You’ll see Calus’s golden barge floating above the landscape ahead. Climb aboard and look for Xur hanging out near the edge of one side.

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What Is Xur Selling?

Unfortunately for veterans but perhaps fortunate for New Light players, Xur’s entire haul this weekend consists of Year One Exotics. Your weapon from Xur this week is an oldie but a goodie: Prometheus Lens. The Exotic trace rifle fires a powerful Solar beam, and if you want a fun Solar weapon to use for Zavala’s seasonal Strike missions to earn the Buzzard ritual gun, the new shader, and the new emblem, Prometheus Lens isn’t a bad choice.

If Xur’s wares aren’t compelling, you can always roll the dice on the expensive Fated Engram he brings with him. This gives you a single Exotic from the limited pool of ones you haven’t already earned, for the price of 97 Legendary shards. If there’s something you’re missing from your collection and you want it sooner rather than later, it can be a good deal–starting with the Season of Dawn, all Exotic Engrams are Fated Engrams, but you’ll have to level up your Season Pass or wait for a random drop to get some. Be sure to purchase it on the character who’s missing the Exotic, and note that you can only get one per week, so choose wisely which of your characters makes the buy. If you’re a PC or Xbox One player taking advantage of cross-save, you can now potentially get Wavesplitter from the Fated Engram as well.

Xur Item Lineup (December 13-17)

  • Prometheus Lens (Exotic trace rifle)
  • Young Ahamkara’s Spine (Exotic Hunter gauntlets)
  • Hallowfire Heart (Exotic Titan chest armor)
  • Wings of Sacred Dawn (Exotic Warlock chest armor)

Prometheus Lens

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There was a time when Prometheus Lens was a beastly Crucible weapon that needed nerfing. These days, it’s still a handy trace rifle that can do some serious damage from long distances, thanks to its perfectly straight laser trajectory. It fires a Solar beam that creates an expanding heat field on whatever you hit, which grows larger the longer you hold down the beam to do more damage. Landing kills with Prometheus Lens gives the gun ammo from reserves, too, so the more havoc you wreak, the longer the beam will last.

Young Ahamkara’s Spine (Hunter)

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If you like Tripmine Grenades, you’ll love Young Ahamkara’s Spine. The gauntlets increase your tripmines’ duration and blast radius, which can make them extremely deadly–and great for setting traps in the Crucible. You can also get your grenades back faster with the gauntlets, since any ability kills will give you Tripmine Grenade energy.


  • Mobility: 10
  • Resilience: 3
  • Recovery: 11
  • Discipline: 10
  • Intellect: 6
  • Strength: 6
  • Total: 46

Hallowfire Heart (Titan)

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Titans get to set a lot of things on fire with Hallowfire Heart. The Exotic chest armor has a simple function: It improves the recharge rate of all your Solar abilities–especially when your Super is fully charged. Go forth and burn the bad guys down.


  • Mobility: 8
  • Resilience: 7
  • Recovery: 10
  • Discipline: 6
  • Intellect: 12
  • Strength: 6
  • Total: 49

Wings of Sacred Dawn (Warlock)

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Now that Solar subclasses have been updated, flying around as a Warlock is a much more viable strategy than it has been in the past. Wings of Sacred Dawn feed into that plan, since the chest armor buffs you as you soar through the air. When airborne, aiming down sights causes you to hover in place briefly, where you get increased damage resistance, increased accuracy, and reduced flinch. You can also extend the effect by landing weapon hits.


  • Mobility: 14
  • Resilience: 6
  • Recovery: 7
  • Discipline: 6
  • Intellect: 12
  • Strength: 6
  • Total: 51

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