Good morning Guardians and welcome to another Xur Inventory Breakdown by Tier 12 capability. Let's see what he's got for us in the wake of the Age of Triumph:
The first is the Hunter exotic helmet, the Graviton Forfeit, coming with a 3 points off maximum Intellect stat and a 5 point off maximum Discipline stat, making it a 91% overall roll.
- You may reach Tier 12 with this one but its getting harder since you have to have better items in your other slots to compensate the missing points
Runner up, the Titan exotic gauntlets, the ACD/0 Feedback Fence, comes in with a single point off maximum Discipline stat and a 7 point off maximum Strength stat making it a 90% overall roll.
- Like I said before, it's getting harder for you to achieve Tier 12 the more points you have to compensate.
And at last we have the Warlock exotic chest, the Heart of the Praxic Fire with a pure Intellect stat of 105, thus making it a 86% overall roll.
- I'm not a huge fan of pure rolls on armor pieces but that is just my strange coin.
Conclusion / recommended pick(s): I'm being honest when I'm not recommending anything really from this weekends stock. Last week was amazing and this one is more or less mediocre…
What is Tier 12?
Your character abilities (Super, Grenade & Melee) are devided into Tiers, the maximum per Tier is Tier 5, or 300 (5 times 60) points.
Everything above 300 points is not recommended! You will not have your super up any faster with 450 Intellect!
For Tier 12 you'll need armor with a combined value of 720 points (12 times 60) out of 743 points possible. That means you'll need items with a at least ~97% (720/743) roll per item.
That makes Tier 12 the highest possible stat distribution possible in the game. You can technically achieve Tier 13 and more using Felwinters Artifact, but that is just Tier 10 in a fancy way.
Possible Combinations are:
5 Intellect / 5 Discipline / 2 Strength. Favoured by Sunsingers and Bladedancers for example.
5 Intellect / 4 Discipline / 3 Strength. Possible distribution for Voidwalkers who rely also on their melee.
4 Intellect / 4 Discipline / 4 Strength. The most balanced setup.
2 Intellect / 5 Discipline / 5 Strength. Some Nightstalkers prefer this for Wombo Combos.
But keep in mind you get the biggest bonus of cooldown time at Tier 5, so choose your priorities carefully Guardian.
How do I check, if Xur's offer is better than mine?
When I do my review I refer to not upgraded nodes.
So if you want to compare your current gear with Xur's, you may do so with Ishtar Commander / DIM / Tower Ghost and then decide whether to buy or not.
Out of personal experience sometimes one or two points doesn't seem like much but that can be the differece between "almost Tier 12" and "I FINALLY MADE IT".
Personal side note: I will do the addition of perks next weekend. Sorry for letting you down in that reguard.
If you have any questions reguarding the rolls, the FAQ or Tier 12 itself, let me know.
That's it for now, as always I hope you find this info helpful and if you like, we'll see each other again next Xur'sday.