Sniper rifle

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Sniper rifle

Sniper rifle

An ancient design of precision sniper rifle. Bolt action. It has an exceptionally long range, great accuracy and good power. Because it's so unwieldy, other weapons outclass it at close range.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Tech Level
Industrial
Class
Industrial
Market Value
530 Silver
Mass
4 kg

Ranged Combat

Mode
Single-Shot
Damage
25 dmg (Bullet)
Armor penetration
38%
Warm-Up
210 ticks (3.5 secs)
Cooldown
138 ticks (2.3 secs)
Range
44.9 tile(s)
Accuracy
50% - 70% - 86% - 88%
Avg. accuracy
76.2%
Velocity
100 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
DPS
4.31 (3.28)
Stopping power
1.5

Melee Combat

Melee Attack 1
Stock
9 dmg (Blunt)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 2 
Barrel
9 dmg (Blunt)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 3 
Barrel
9 dmg (Poke)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
4.5
Melee Average AP
13%

Creation

Crafted At
Machining table
Required Research
Precision rifling
Skill Required
Crafting 7
Work To Make
45,000 ticks (12.5 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 60 + Component 8
Technical
weaponTags
SniperRifle
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardQualitySuper


The sniper rifle is a slightly heavier, single-shot firearm in RimWorld which deals a high amount of damage per shot; a long time between shots; very long range and high overall accuracy.

Acquisition

Sniper rifles can be crafted with skill level 7 at a machining table once the precision rifling research has been completed; with Steel 60 Steel, Component 8 Components and 45,000 ticks (12.5 mins) of work.

Sniper rifles can be purchased from outlander and orbital combat suppliers or from outlander settlements, or recovered from raiders:

Raider Kind Chance Average Quality Health
Mercenary Sniper 99.89% Normal 70-320%

Analysis

The sniper rifle has the longest range of all weapons in the game, along with excellent long-distance accuracy and high per-shot damage. Like the pila and charge lance, the sniper rifle a reputation of maiming or even outright killing its victims. Due to the propensity of destroying limbs, it tends to make a poor choice if you intend to take prisoners after a raid.

But, due to its sluggish firerate, actual DPS is one of the worst of the firearms, just on par with the neolithic greatbow. This leaves the sniper rifle to roles where the range is useful, such as provoking a siege to attack, or as one of best weapons to go hunting with. Also, close range accuracy is quite weak.

As a shooter's own accuracy is reduced for each tile, the sniper is one of the most skill-heavy weapons of the game. For example, a shooter with a Shooting Accuracy of 95% (Shooting 6) would have a 0.95^30 chance, or only ~21%, to hit a target from 30 tiles. This is regardless of weapon - weapons apply another penalty after shooter-side accuracy. In contrast, a shooter with Shooting Accuracy 99% (Shooting 20) would have a ~74% shooter-side chance to hit. If using a sniper for long-range combat, then have your highest skill shooters wield it.

Compared to the bolt-action rifle, the sniper rifle trades firing rate and accuracy at shorter distances for additional range, extra damage and improved long-distance accuracy. The sniper rifle is more expensive and has a larger research requirement, and isn't common from raiders, outside of sniper-only mercenary raids.

Stats

The sniper rifle can kill from 2 shots to the torso, or 1 shot to the head, brain, or any vital organ.

On average, the sniper rifle is best paired with a careful shooter up to level 14, then with a trigger-happy shooter beyond that point.

Quality table

Ranged

  • Quality Dam. AP Accuracy
    (Touch)
    Accuracy
    (Short)
    Accuracy
    (Medium)
    Accuracy
    (Long)
    DPS
    (Optimal)
    DPS
    (Touch)
    DPS
    (Short)
    DPS
    (Medium)
    DPS
    (Long)
    Market
    Value
    Awful Sniper rifle 22.5 34.2% 40% 56% 69% 70% 3.88 1.55 2.17 2.68 2.72 265 Silver
    Poor Sniper rifle 25 38% 45% 63% 77% 79% 4.31 1.94 2.72 3.32 3.4 395 Silver
    Normal Sniper rifle 25 38% 50% 70% 86% 88% 4.31 2.16 3.02 3.71 3.79 530 Silver
    Good Sniper rifle 25 38% 55% 77% 95% 97% 4.31 2.37 3.32 4.09 4.18 660 Silver
    Excellent Sniper rifle 25 38% 60% 84% 100% 100% 4.31 2.59 3.62 4.31 4.31 795 Silver
    Masterwork Sniper rifle 31.25 47.5% 68% 95% 100% 100% 5.39 3.66 5.12 5.39 5.39 1325 Silver
    Legendary Sniper rifle 37.5 57% 75% 100% 100% 100% 6.47 4.85 6.47 6.47 6.47 2650 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Melee

  • Feature Toggle
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    Sniper rifle Sniper rifle Stock (Blunt)Barrel (Blunt)Barrel (Poke) HP Value
    Quality
    DPS[1] AP[1] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful 3.6 10.4% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 33% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 33% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 33% 100 265 Silver
    Poor 4.05 11.7% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 33% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 33% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 33% 100 395 Silver
    Normal 4.5 13% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 9 2s 13% 4.5 33% 100 530 Silver
    Good 4.95 14.3% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 33% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 33% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 33% 100 660 Silver
    Excellent 5.4 15.6% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 33% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 33% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 33% 100 795 Silver
    Masterwork 6.53 18.85% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 33% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 33% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 33% 100 1325 Silver
    Legendary 7.43 21.45% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 33% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 33% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 33% 100 2650 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

    1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This is the actual base average derived from the melee verb system updated in 1.1.2610, it may sometimes disagree with the listed value in the in-game infobox.
      It may also change depending on the stats and the melee verbs available to the wielder
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chance for attack to be selected, assuming only the weapon's attack verbs are considered. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder

    Version history

    • Aproximately A9 - Name changed from M-24 to Sniper Rifle, sprite changed.
    • Beta 19 - received a great reduction in damage dealt, but fires slightly faster; overall, its DPS was massively nerfed.
    • Beta 19/1.0 - Barrel melee attack damage reduced 10 -> 9, cooldown increased from 1.9s -> 2s. Stock cooldown increased from 1.8 -> 2.