Needle Shot is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.
Making its debut, it is learned when Angelo invests 25 skill points into his Bow skill tree. He fires a needle-thin projectile that has a 1/16 chance to hit the enemy in the soft spot (killing them instantly), but will otherwise will inflict 1 damage. When 100 skill points are invested, it is replaced with Needle Rain.
Learned with 35 skill points allocated into the Bow skill and costs 1 MP to use, while working the same as in the previous game. However, the instant death effect for the skill is no longer affected by resistance.