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
Weapon 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)
13% AP
2.0 seconds cooldown
Melee Attack 2 
Barrel
9 dmg (Blunt)
13% AP
2.0 seconds cooldown
Melee Attack 3 
Barrel
9 dmg (Poke)
13% AP
2.0 seconds cooldown
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
Has Quality
True
weaponTags
SniperRifle
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardQualitySuper
tradeTags
WeaponRanged


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[edit]

Sniper rifles can be crafted at a Machining table once the Precision rifling research project has been completed. They require Steel 60 Steel, Component 8 Components, 45,000 ticks (12.5 mins) of work, and a Crafting skill of 7.

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

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

Analysis[edit]

Sniper rifles have the longest range of all weapons, along with excellent long-distance accuracy. With high per-shot damage, they have a propensity to destroy limbs. Therefore, they are a poor choice if you intend to take prisoners after a raid.

While per-shot damage is high, snipers have a sluggish firerate. Their actual DPS is among the worst of firearms, just on par with the neolithic greatbow. Thus, snipers are a poor "general" weapon. If range is important, though, then snipers are a strong choice. They can be used to provoke sieges, kite centipedes, or be one of the safest weapons to hunt with. Due to poor DPS and slow firerate, it is a tedious weapon to kite with and should generally be avoided unless you really need the range.

As a shooter's personal accuracy is reduced for each tile of distance, sniper rifles are one of the most skill-heavy weapons in 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, a DPS increase of +252%. 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 has worse firerate, DPS, and close-range accuracy in exchange for higher range, extra per-shot damage, and improved long-distance accuracy. The sniper rifle is more expensive, has a larger research requirement, and isn't common from raiders (barring sniper-only mercenary raids).

Stats[edit]

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.

Attack table

Ranged

  • Sniper rifle Sniper rifle Accuracy
    (Touch)
    Accuracy
    (Short)
    Accuracy
    (Medium)
    Accuracy
    (Long)
    DPS
    (Optimal)
    DPS
    (Touch)
    DPS
    (Short)
    DPS
    (Medium)
    DPS
    (Long)
    Market
    value
    Quality Dam. AP
    Awful 22.5 34.2% 40% 56% 68.8% 70.4% 3.88 1.55 2.17 2.68 2.72 265 Silver
    Poor 25 38% 45% 63% 77.4% 79.2% 4.31 1.94 2.72 3.32 3.4 395 Silver
    Normal 25 38% 50% 70% 86% 88% 4.31 2.16 3.02 3.71 3.79 530 Silver
    Good 25 38% 55% 77% 94.6% 96.8% 4.31 2.37 3.32 4.09 4.18 660 Silver
    Excellent 25 38% 60% 84% 100% 100% 4.31 2.59 3.62 4.31 4.31 795 Silver
    Masterwork 31.25 47.5% 67.5% 94.5% 100% 100% 5.39 3.66 5.12 5.39 5.39 1325 Silver
    Legendary 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. Values shown in Red indicate the weapon is out of range at the reference point for this range band. The value is provided due to the interpolated nature of accuracy between range points.

  • Melee

    Feature Toggle
    AttacksRitual Quality Check Off.pngRitual Quality Check On.png
  • Sniper rifle Sniper rifle Stock (Blunt) Barrel (Blunt) Barrel (Poke) Human: Left fist (Blunt) Human: Right fist (Blunt) Human: Teeth (Bite) Human: Head (Blunt) 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] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful 3.98 11.6% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 8.333% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 8.333% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 8.333% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 37.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 37.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 265 Silver
    Poor 4.07 11.82% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 20% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 20% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 20% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 20% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 20% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 395 Silver
    Normal 4.4 12.75% 9 2s 13% 4.5 25% 9 2s 13% 4.5 25% 9 2s 13% 4.5 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 530 Silver
    Good 4.74 13.73% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 25% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 25% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 660 Silver
    Excellent 5.08 14.7% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 25% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 25% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 795 Silver
    Masterwork 5.92 17.14% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 25% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 25% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 100 1325 Silver
    Legendary 6.59 19.09% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 25% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 25% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 25% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 12.5% 8.2 2s 12% 4.1 0% 5 2s 7% 2.5 0% 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 if the weapon is wielded by some other than a baseline human.
    2. Chance for attack to be selected, assuming the weapon is wielded by a baseline human. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder

    Version history[edit]

    • 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.