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The Sniper is one of the five basic Upgrade choices from the Basic Tank and can be selected at Level 15. The Sniper can upgrade further into the Assassin, Overseer, Hunter, or Trapper, the most choices out of any Tier 2 tank.

Design Edit

The Sniper features a circular base with a rectangular Cannon on the front. Compared to its predecessor, The Basic Tank, the cannon length is slightly longer.

Technical Edit

The Sniper has an increased field of vision and Bullet Speed however, it has a reduced rate of fire and a slight decrease in Movement Speed.

Strategy Edit

  • Strong Against: Low DPS tanks, slow tanks, distracted tanks, Destroyers.
  • Weak Against: Strong bullet spammers, skilled Overseer branch users, fast melee tanks.

As the Sniper Edit

Offensive Edit

  • Use its larger Field of View to the Sniper's advantage. It's low fire rate hinders close-quarters-combat, so the player should avoid the target or enemy staying as far away as possible.
  • A swarm of Crashers is able to drain the health of the Sniper because of its low rate of fire, so it is highly recommended that the player should stay out of the Pentagon Nest when their level is low, or just stay at the edge and shoot inwards due to their increased FOV.
  • Farming from Squares or Triangles will be hard due to the Sniper's slow fire rate, so focus on farming for Pentagons or low-level tanks in order to max out Reload as soon as possible. Alternatively, increase Bullet Penetration and Bullet Speed to hit many Polygons in a single shot from a longer range.
    • It would also be ideal to wait until the Sniper is at Level 30 or 45 to start upgrading since the Tank has a somewhat quick fire rate and is able to defend itself in close-quarters combat.
  • Ideally, a skilled Sniper approaches the enemy (who does not know that the Sniper is there and therefore, does not acknowledge its presence) stealthily.
    • This tactic can be done only with the Ranger, Assassin, Stalker, and Hunter, but each tank has different skills; for example, the Stalker has the ability to become invisible, and the Ranger can take targets out from much further away.
      • A good Sniper tactic is to shoot at where the player's target will be. The player must always predict their enemies' movements. It can be hard to master, but it helps to know how to do it as it is the best way to achieve that ever elusive kill.

Defensive Edit

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Sniper in game

  • The best thing to do when a Sniper encounters another player is to run away, except if the player knows they can kill them. If they see the player and fire at them, they should move away from them and if they follow the player, fire at them and watch every direction, as another player, such as one with a rammer build, can quickly move in to kill the player if they don't see it.
  • High RoF (Rate of Fire) tanks can kill a Sniper with little to no effort, so it's best not to engage them until the player has upgraded to a Tier 3 tank.
  • The player should use their larger FoV (Field of View) to their advantage. If the player sees the edge of an enemy player, that doesn't mean they can see the other player, and so the Sniper can either shoot them or run away (according to their judgement).

Against the Sniper Edit

  • Drone classes could flank a Sniper from front, behind, or the sides, since the Sniper can't destroy all of a Drone class’ Drones in time.
  • If used correctly, a player using a tank in the Destroyer branch could kill a Sniper since its stats are too low in movement speed to dodge your bullet.
  • Bullet Spammers like the Triplet, Penta Shot or Sprayer could fire lots of bullets which would overwhelm the Sniper.
  • Rammers like tanks in the Tri-Angle, or Smasher branch could charge at a Sniper while dodging the fast bullets then quickly kill it.

Achievements Edit

  • Snipin’ — Upgrade to Sniper
  • Try some other classes too — Upgrade to Sniper 100 times
Snipin’
Upgrade to Sniper
Try some other classes too
Upgrade to Sniper 100 times

History Edit

  • With the initial release of achievements on February 21st 2017, upgrading to the Sniper for the first time awards the player the achievement “Snipin’”.

Trivia Edit

  • The Sniper and its upgrades’ Bullets do not slow down when travelling through obstacles (enemy Bullets, Polygons), which may be helpful for farming. From another side, a very high Bullet Speed might be the reason the Bullet will fail to deal the max amount of damage to small and strong Polygons like the Pentagon.
  • A Sniper, alongside a Machine Gun, with maxed out reload and movement speed at level 15 is the fastest tank in the game outside of Sandbox.
  • The Sniper branch of the Class tree is the largest of the Tier 2 branches.
    • A Sniper can become one of 14 distinct Tier 4 Classes, as well as an additional 4 Tier 3 Classes.

Gallery Edit

Tanks
Tier 1 Tank NAV Icon1
Tier 2 FlankGuard NAV Icon1MachineGun NAV Icon1Sniper NAV Icon1Twin NAV Icon1
Tier 3 Auto3 NAV Icon1Assassin NAV Icon1Destroyer NAV Icon1Gunner NAV Icon1Hunter NAV Icon1Overseer NAV Icon1
QuadTank NAV Icon1Smasher NAV Icon1Trapper NAV Icon1Tri-angle NAV Icon1TripleShot NAV Icon1TwinFlank NAV Icon1
Tier 4 Annihilator NAV Icon1Auto5 NAV Icon1AutoGunner NAV Icon2AutoSmasher NAV Icon1AutoTrapper NAV Icon1Battleship NAV Icon2Booster NAV Icon1Factory NAV Icon1Fighter NAV Icon1GunnerTrapper NAV Icon1Hybrid NAV Icon1Landmine NAV Icon1Manager NAV Icon1MegaTrapper NAV Icon1Necromancer NAV Icon1OctoTank NAV Icon1Overlord NAV Icon1Overtrapper NAV Icon1PentaShot NAV Icon1Predator NAV Icon1Ranger NAV Icon1Rocketeer NAV Icon1Skimmer NAV Icon1Spike NAV Icon1Sprayer NAV Icon1SpreadShot NAV Icon1Stalker NAV Icon1Streamliner NAV Icon1Tri-Trapper NAV Icon1TripleTwin NAV Icon1Triplet NAV Icon1
Removed AutoTank NAV Icon1MachineGun2 NAV Icon1Destroyer2 NAV Icon1MegaSmasher NAV Icon1Mothership 2.0XHunter NAV Icon1Ball NAV Icon1MountedTurret NAV Icon1
Old Versions Predator NAV Icon2Master NAV Icon1ArenaCloser NAV Icon2Landmine NAV Icon2
Special ArenaCloser NAV Icon1Dominator NAV Icon1Mothership NAV Icon1Developer NAV Icon1