Pinpoint Needler

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Pinpoint Needler
A transparent crop of the Pinpoint Needler in-game model. Courtesy of User:BaconShelf.
Production overview


Lodam Armory[1][Note 1]

Model series:



Needle-based weaponry[2]



73.5 centimeters (28.9 in)[1]

Ammunition type:

Subanese crystalline shard[2]

Feed system:

30 shards/magazine[2]

Rate of fire:



No magnification[1]

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts[2]

Modified Needler with advanced target acquisition and lower supercombine requirement.[3][4]

The Pinpoint Needler is a modified variant of the Posu'gelka-pattern shard launcher.[3]


Design details[edit]

Main article: Posu'gelka-pattern needler

The Pinpoint Needler is a modified variant of the standard Posu'gelka-pattern needler. In addition to having a white chassis instead of the standard purple coloration, it features an expanded magazine of 30 shards and an advanced target acquisition ability. The shards fired from the Pinpoint Needler also have a lower "supercombine" requirement.[3]


One such weapon was used by Writh Kul, a Kig-Yar Skirmisher in the Banished during the campaign on Installation 07 in 2559-2560.[5] During the campaign, she used the weapon in a combat encounter with John-117, though was defeated by the Spartan.[6]

In-game information[edit]

Halo Infinite[edit]

In campaign, the Pinpoint Needler is a legendary weapon awarded to the player after defeating the High Value Target, Writh Kul. The weapon can be acquired at any Forward Operating Base within the campaign. It exhibits an enhanced ability to track enemy targets and its shards can create a "supercombine" explosion at a lower threshold of numbers embedded in an enemy, triggering an explosion at 8 shards instead of 12 shards.[2][3]


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Given that Lodam Armory is a known manufacturer of the Needler, it is likely that the "Lodham Armory" manufacturer mentioned in Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition) is a misprint.


  1. ^ a b c d Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 479
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Infinite, Gameplay
  3. ^ a b c d Halo Infinite, Forge - Pinpoint Needler description: "Modified Needler with advanced target acquisition and lower supercombine requirement."
  4. ^ Halo Support, Halo Infinite Weapon, Equipment, and Vehicle Inventory (Retrieved on May 5, 2023) [archive]
  5. ^ Halo Infinite, High Value Target dossier, Writh Kul
  6. ^ Halo Infinite, campaign mission Reformation: Writh Kul