Posu'gelka-pattern needler

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This article is about the model introduced in Halo Infinite. For for more details on needlers thoughout the series, see Needler.
Posu'gelka-pattern needler
Pre-release render of the Needler from Halo Infinite.
Production overview


Lodam Armory

Model series:



Subanese crystal-based weaponry[1]




73.5 centimeters (28.9 in)[2]

Ammunition type:

Subanese crystal[1]

Feed system:

26 needles/magazine[1]

Service history

In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts[1]


The Posu'gelka-pattern shard launcher is a type of needler utilized during the post-Human-Covenant War era. It was fielded by the Banished in 2560.[1]


Design details[edit]

Main article: Needler

This model of needler has an upper cowling where the exposed crystal ammunition sticks out. There is also an ammo counter at the back of the upper cowling. The crystal ammunition is fired out of the channel brace of the weapon. Before the needler fires, shards are broken and then launched forward.[1] The Needler was developed and manufactured by Lodam Armory.[2]


Main article: Subanese crystal

Like all needlers, the weapon makes use of Subanese crystal. When fully loaded, this model can hold 26 shards. After the crystal shards have been launched from needler, the shards home in towards a target if one is present. If a shard hits a target it becomes chemically reactive and, if more than one shard is in a target, the shards detonate and explode in a "supercombine" chain reaction.[1]


This needler was fielded by Banished forces during the Battle for Zeta Halo in 2560. It was primarily used by Unggoy Conscripts and Ultras, Kig-Yar Freebooters, and Skirmishers.[1]


Pinpoint Needler, first-person POV
  • Pinpoint Needler: Improved version of the needler with an increased mag from 26 to 30. It has been painted white and can lock on and track targets when they are in range and the user is zoomed in. Used by Writh Kul during the Battle for Zeta Halo.


Changes from the Type-56D needler in Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

  • Magazine can hold 26 shards.
  • Does not possess the Type-56D's smart scope feature.
  • Has an ammo counter on its back.
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