|Release date||23 June 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Store price|| 1 coin|
|Exchange price||6 coins (info)|
|Examine||Used with a thread to make clothes.|
A needle is an item used along with thread to create armour out of either leather or dragonleather through the Crafting skill. It can be bought in crafting stores and clothing stores, such as the one in Al Kharid. They can also be bought from Moon Clan Fine Clothes on Lunar Isle and Polypore Dungeon Supplies in the Polypore Dungeon. A needle can be stored in the tool belt.
Needles can be found by searching haystacks, hay bales, or digging in the Digsite, as well as shops and tool stores. This is a reference to the idiom "needle in a haystack", which is defined as: "Something that is difficult or impossible to locate; something impossibly complex or intractable."
Needles are stackable items, presumably because they are small, although normal usage does not require them to be. It is suggested to have more than 1 needle as they can break. If a player uses a needle on a cow, they will get the message: "The cow doesn't want that."
A dwarven army axe has the same effect as a needle.
Dropping monsters Edit
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Baby impling N/A (hunter) 1 Common H.A.M. guard 12,18,22 1 Uncommon Ice giant (Daemonheim) 37, 64, 86, 149 1 Rare
Tricks and scamsEdit
In RuneScape Classic, needles had a highly-transparent appearance, thus it was possible to scam players by placing a stack of several-thousand needles next to a stack of 1000 or more coins to give the illusion that there were several million coins up for trade.
- Golden needle - found in the Priest in Peril quest while looking for the iron key. It has no use in Crafting.
- Silver needle - found in the Murder Mystery quest while searching a barrel in Elizabeth's room. It also has no use in Crafting.
- Sacred clay needle - obtained through the Stealing Creation activity for 20 points. Temporarily gives double Crafting experience.