Rapier of
the needle
( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 20s
Danger Level N/A
Material Eternium

The rapier of the needle is an artifact sword that first appeared in ADOM v 1.2.0.

The rapier has a 6% chance to land critical hits in melee. It provides bonuses of 6 to Dexterity, 6 to speed, 8 to DV and 1 to PV while wielded.

In its unidentified form it appears as a rapier.


It has mediocre base damage and its bonus to critical hit chance is quite low. An okay weapon when you factor in Duelist abilities and its defensive bonuses, but definitely on the disappointing side of the crowning gift pool.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is a possible crowning gift for Duelists.

Greater Identify information[]

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The rapier is actually a blessed rapier of the needle (+2, 2d6+10) [+8, +1]
{Dx+6} (+6 spd).
It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +8 and PV by +1.
When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 2d6+10
points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit 
and causes 2d6+9 points of damage.

It modifies your dexterity attribute by +6.
It is very good at scoring critical hits in melee. It modifies your speed by +6.