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The Type-56D Guided Munitions Launcher (T-56D GML), more commonly known as the Needler, is a weapon part of the Needler series of weapons. It was fielded by the Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant in October 2558.
The Type-56D needler has an upper cowling where the crystal ammunition exposed sticks out of. The channel brace of the weapon is where the crystal ammunition is fired out of. The Type-56D needler features a holographic Smart scope projector on the channel brace. Before the needler fires, shards are broken and then launched forward.
Like all needlers, the weapon makes use of Subanese crystal, where on the Type-56D model it can hold 22 shards. After the crystal shards have been launched from needler, the shards home towards a target if one is present. If a shard hits a target it becomes chemically reactive and usually detonates, where if more than one shard is in a target it explodes in a "supercombine" chain reaction with the other shards.
After the Human-Covenant War, humanity recorded this needler in 2556, calling it the Type-56D Guided Munitions Launcher. This needler was later fielded by the Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant in October 2558.
Halo 5: Guardians
In Halo 5: Guardians the needler has a 480 RPM (automatic), a velocity of 32.31 m/s (106.0 ft/s; 72.28 mph), a range that is Short to medium, more specifically 30.6 m (100.3 ft) (unscoped) and 36.7 m (120.3 ft) (scoped) It is ranked a Common REQ in Warzone simulations, and is available at Level 2 energy while giving 50 REQ points if sold.
The Hailstorm needler is ranked an Uncommon REQ in Warzone simulations and is available at Level 3 energy while giving 75 REQ points if sold. It has a 16% faster velocity.
The Talon of the Lost needler is ranked a Rare REQ in Warzone simulations, is available at Level 3 energy while giving 100 REQ points if sold, and can also be found as the first of four special weapons in the mission Reunion.
Changes from the Type-33 needler in Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo 5: Guardians REQ cards
List of appearances