Heavy Needler
Flechette heavy turret
General Information
Mount Medium, Ballistic
Primary Role Anti Shield
Ordnance points 15
DPS 250
Damage type Kinetic
Range 800
Flux/sec 250
Accuracy Medium
Turn rate Medium
Damage 50x30
A dual-mount of the Light Needler with a heavier base, this advanced weapon system is capable of overwhelming shield projectors very quickly.

The Heavy Needler is an advanced weapon that fires 15mm flechette rounds. An improvement upon the Light Needler, it features better feed and cooling systems, which enable even greater fire rates. Projectiles are identical to the light version, 15mm caseless ammunition tungsten-jacketed flechettes.

–In-Game Description

The Heavy Needler is a medium kinetic weapon, an intermediate between the Light Needler and the Storm Needler.


The most expensive medium ballistic weapon in the game, the Heavy Needler is still a good anti-shield weapon, but it may be preferable to mount a Light Needler instead.

The Heavy Needler has significantly higher DPS than the Hypervelocity Driver, greater accuracy than the Heavy Autocannon, and more flux efficiency and a faster turn rate than either. Its burst lets it front-load damage, and its fast projectiles are much harder to evade than those of its medium kinetic peers.


Heavy Needler
Ballistic Small Light Assault Gun · Light Autocannon · Light Dual Autocannon · Light Dual Machine Gun · Light Machine Gun · Light Mortar · Light Needler · Railgun · Standard Bomb Bay · Vulcan Cannon
Medium Arbalest Autocannon · Assault Chaingun · Dual Flak Cannon · Flak Cannon · Heavy Autocannon · Heavy Machine Gun · Heavy Mauler · Heavy Mortar · Heavy Needler · Hypervelocity Driver · Thumper
Large Devastator Cannon · Gauss Cannon · Hellbore Cannon · Hephaestus Assault Gun · Mark IX Autocannon · Mjolnir Cannon · Storm Needler
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Medium Graviton Beam · Heavy Blaster · Heavy Burst Laser · Ion Beam · Ion Pulser · Mining Blaster · Phase Lance · Pulse Laser
Large Autopulse Laser · High Intensity Laser · Paladin PD System · Plasma Cannon · Tachyon Lance · Thermal Pulse Cannon
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Large Cyclone Reaper Launcher · Hammer Barrage · Hurricane MIRV Launcher · Locust SRM Launcher · Squall MLRS

Change HistoryEdit


  • Burst size doubled to 30 from 15
  • Reduced per-shot recoil
  • Rate of fire within burst doubled
  • Increased refire delay, overall DPS increased from 214 to 250
  • Flux per shot increased to 50 (was: 40)

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