Snipers in Star Warfare 2: Payback
Like Alien Invasion, Sniper Rifles are very good weapons to use in PvP as they can potentially deal large amounts of damage, and can even kill multiple players at once if they have low health. The EGT class weapons have special abilities. Dealing the finishing blow with the EGT-42 Uranus causes the target to explode, causing a lot of damage to anyone caught withing the blast. Meanwhile, the EGT-76 Obsidian fires out a beam that lasts for 2 seconds, dealing damage to any enemies that touch it during that time; if the shot is a direct hit, double damage is dealt.
In PvE, Sniper Rifles are useful in Normal, but not so much in Heroic. The EGT-42 Uranus is a good weapon for taking out large swarms of enemies and is a better alternative to RPGs. Sniper Rifles work very well on bosses on Normal, provided that you have the speed to dodge all of the attacks. In Heroic, they should only be used as long-range weapons due to their ineffectiveness against Demsters and Mambulls.
Rank 1 POW: 720
Cost: 600 mithril
Rank 8 POW: 2520
Rank 8 DPS: 1411.2
"This weapon is as bright as Sirius."
The EGT-42 Uranus is the first sniper rifle that can be unlocked after finishing Normal Stage 2. If an enemy is killed from a direct hit, the beam explode and deals significant damage to anyone in the blast radius (even more damage than getting hit with the beam itself in PvP).
Rank 1 POW: 1440
Rank 8 POW: 5040
Rank 8 DPS: 2822.4
"This single-shot, high-powered weapon has the ability to make ultra-long-range snipes."
The LDK-4410 Crescent is the only sniper rifle in the game that can be obtained with gold. It is unlocked after completing Heroic Stage 2. Unlike the EGT class snipers, it doesn't have any special effects.
Rank 1 POW: 1080*
Cost: 4,400 mithril
Rank 8 POW: 3780 (per impact)
Rank 8 DPS: 2116.8 (varies depending on number of hits on an opponent)
"UNCC research scientists created this with the mystical obsidian"
When fired, The EGT-76 Obsidian leaves a laser beam that lingers for 2 seconds, which will damage any enemy who touches it. It is widely considered as one of the most dominant weapons in PvP. A direct hit on an opponent will normally cause the beam to deal double damage on impact, unless the opponent is moving too fast.