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TypeRanged Medium Artifact
Damage7 Physical and 7 Chemical damage
+2 damage per Effort, max +10
Critical hits immobilize targets
Uses Icon Speed small.png Speed
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Needler is a Ranged Medium Artifact weapon in Torment: Tides of Numenera.


This sleek, slightly curved tube is usually inert. It springs to life when taken in hand - three needle-thin muzzles erupt from one end and seek targets. The device's material has a metallic blue sheen, but it feels warm and soft. Putting pressure on the tube causes one of the muzzles to spit forth a minute needle. The muzzles try to point wherever the operator's looking. The device constantly hums quietly. Occasionally, and with no clear cause, a row of bright red lights appears on one side of the weapon, and the hum becomes a shrill wordless scream. This subsides in a few heartbeats with no apparent side effects.