Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach Achievements

A Spoonful Of Blamite

Killed 10 enemies in Firefight or Campaign with a supercombine explosion.  

*Must be done on Normal or higher difficulty*
You cannot die as it will reset you kill counter.
This can be done in any game mode. A supercombine explosion is when you put so many needles into a enemy, the needles explode and cause instant death.
There are two supercombine weapons that are found in this game:

Needler - T33 GML: The Needler is a Automatic gun that shoots faster the longer you shoot. This Needler has a magazine that holds 24 needle shots. The amount of needles needed to supercombine different enemies varies upon the enemy and how powerful they are.

Needler Rifle - T31 Rifle: Similar to the DMR, but the Covenants version. The Needler Rifle is a semi-auto single shot rifle that has a 3x zoom scope on top. To use the scope, click in the . A enemy that is shot three times with no shield will cause a super combine explosion.

Needle Kill Medal:
If you get a kill that is caused by a supercombine, you will see this medal appear on your screen. This only shows up in:

  • Campaign (Only when scoring is turned on for Campaign)
  • Firefight
  • Matchmaking/Multiplayer
  • Custom Games
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 10 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by FreezeDry
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 01:47:18 PM

10 Kills with the Needler. Picture is a dead giveaway but you should make sure that u empty almost a whole clip into the enemy so you get the explosion. No explosion, no achievement.

Comment #2 by DustinEchoes
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 09:16:41 AM

This won't unlock for me. Done it with the needler and the needle rifle countless times in both modes and still no dice.

Comment #3 by kiba cheetah
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 05:26:49 PM

i cant get it eiter X.X maby its that they have to be killed by the explotion? not geting shot? or like maby the boom has to kill other ppl?

Comment #4 by garbagekid 322
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 02:30:10 AM

i wasnt getting it either but what i did was went to firefight and set up the game gruntapacolypse and set my load out to have the needler put on unlimited amo and health and i got it that way in no time

Comment #5 by Joliet Jakester
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 10:59:37 AM

Make sure you are not playing on easy... will not pop on easy.

Comment #6 by General Reeder
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 02:27:03 AM

I was playing firefight and just going off with the needler I didn't use the needle rifle and after a while ( and a whole lot of super combines later) I randomly got it just do a custom firefight match where your invincible and just have fun you'll eventually get it (Thats what I did and I wasn't planning on getting it)

Comment #7 by MidasMakeItRain
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 04:05:18 PM

little tip, use elites plain old elites they take a clip+explosion to kill so that makes it rather easy

Comment #8 by blast space
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 05:18:55 PM

All I used was a needler during Firefight on corvette. You can alter the settings to where damage intake is poor for enemies and just killed 10 enemies. Also make sure you empty the whole clip or shoot until an explosion occurs.

Comment #9 by veresszem
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 05:31:54 AM

You have to play the game on NORMAL or harder. That stands for ALL achievements, no achievements can be unlocked in easy.

Probably the easiest way to do this one is by starting a FIREFIGHT game alone. Se the difficulty to normal, turn on invulnerability and infinite ammo, select the needler as your primary weapon and start the game. Kill enemies with the needler (just press the fire button until you need to reload. It shouldn't be a problem.

Comment #10 by phoenix15t
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 10:56:43 AM


Comment #11 by gig
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 01:11:23 PM

Download from the most downloaded something like 1 million points in 15 minutes or something like that, change the weapon to needler and you wont have to reload so youll just have to keep holding it so this is a easy way.

Comment #12 by chaoticlown666
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 10:20:24 PM

An extremely easy achievement to get in all honesty....

Comment #13 by xJIMMYxJAZZx
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 02:38:54 PM

I notice that there is a Needler achievement in all the Halos. WHY?

Comment #14 by Valter
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 05:26:57 PM

Thanks, just got the achievement bra.

Comment #15 by Kilo666Charlie
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 12:38:07 PM

@xJIMMYxJAZZx: because Bungie likes needlers that's why!

this was one of the harder ones for me, seeing as i hate the needler and LOVE the needle rifle, i kept getting headshots with it by accident and running out of ammo... never thought i'd hate getting a headshot until now...

so yeah, play on NORMAL or higher, achievements don't unlock on easy. DON'T get headshots (if you're using the rifle) if you turn on scoring (i don't play a mission without it) you'll see a pink medal appear on your screen. get 10 of these and it's yours

Comment #16 by Svstoned
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 02:21:36 PM

I got this in a firefight match on the smallest level, used not a needler but a plasma grenade.

I had lots of incoming grunts which i killed with a dmr until there was an area just overloaded with plasma grenades the grunts dropped, then i waited untill more grunts got there and chucked a sticky (or was it a regular nade?) in, result; super mega chain explosion and this achievement.

Comment #17 by kingfatass010
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 07:44:45 AM

I always thought it was 10 grunts with one round thats why i didn't this
one until later its sinch

Comment #18 by yumlolliyum
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 02:46:26 AM

I have the same problem as #16 had

Comment #19 by I Keel U Die
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 01:12:39 AM

Do you need to kill 10 enemies in one explosion or just an enemy for each
seperate explosion?

Comment #20 by Rednova14
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 02:16:08 PM

kill 10 enimes with a nedeler or nedeler rifle

Comment #21 by masterchiefP
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 10:56:43 PM

Firefight+bottomless clip=job done.

Comment #22 by Zandai
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 12:50:45 AM

Firefight make yourself invincible start with needler in corvette instant achivment

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Game Info
Bungie Software


US September 14, 2010
Europe September 14, 2010
Japan September 15, 2010

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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