Sniper Marksmanship Basics Guide

Marksmanship

One perfect shot has the potential to change everything, and no one is more precise than the marksmanship Sniper. From the safety of cover, the Marksmanship Sniper ambushes the enemy and follows up with an encore of penetrating blasts that make extra sure the Sniper’s job is done.

  • Role: Damage
  • Type: Burst Damage
  • Weapon: Sniper Rifle
  • Distance: Long Range
  • Mirror: Gunslinger – Sharpshooter

Marksmanship for New Players

  • Marksmanship has you take cover and not move. Cover makes Marksmanship a very difficult class for newer gamers to learn, as many fights require moving around – but you can ignore the cover mechanic while learning Marksmanship if you want as all but one ability can still be used out of cover.
  •  Marksmanship is long range – if you can handle the cover mechanic, you can hit targets very, very far away compared to most classes which makes it easier to find targets to hit than short-range classes.
  • Marksmanship is the simplest of the three Sniper disciplines – using a very basic move set, you can get away with using only five abilities if you aren’t worried about doing max damage.
  •  I was originally intimidated by the number of abilities Marksmanship had, but found it very easy and intuitive to play once I read a guide and it felt there was less to memorize than many other disciplines.
  • I was originally intimidated by the number of abilities Marksmanship had, but found it very easy and intuitive to play once I read a guide and it felt there was less to memorize than many other disciplines.
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How to play a Marksmanship Sniper

You can start playing Marksmanship at level 1. To start playing Marksmanship, you will need to first create a Sniper character, which can be played by Troopers, Bounty Hunters, Smugglers or Imperial Agents.

Once you are ingame, press K on your keyboard to open the Combat Style tab, and choose Marksmanship from the three options. This choice is not permanent, you will be able to switch between all three options by finding a rest location like a cantina.

Below Level 80

Below Level 80

If you are below level 80, there are no true guides available to tell you what specific abilities you should be using, because the ideal rotation would change every level.

Instead, you can use this guide to figure out which of your abilities are attacks, which are defensive, and which are just useful.

Level 80

5 Ability Basic Rotation

Not quite ready to learn all your abilities yet? Use this quick 5-ability rotation for the Marksman until you’re ready to read and learn from a true level 80 guide.

  • Start your fight with Corrosive Dart. This damage-over-time ability weakens your enemy – you only need to apply it once every 18 seconds, do not use it over and over!
  •  Ambush is going to be your main source of damage for most fights. Has bit of a cooldown and can be slow to cast, but you can speed it up by using Snipe twice before your next Ambush!
  •  Penetrating Blasts is a channeled ability that does high damage and weakens your enemy’s defenses. Make sure this is done right after the opening Ambush to deal way more weapon damage!
  •  Followthrough makes your Snipe more powerful and is a very inexpensive filler which is important because energy management can be hard for Marksmans. Use whenever it’s available.
  •  Snipe is your standard spam-able filler for Marksmanship. Always do two Snipes in a row to buff your next Followthrough and make Ambush faster. If nothing else is glowing, or needs to be reapplied, or is off cooldown, or you’re just lost for a second, doing two snipes is pretty safe.

More than 3 Enemies

  • Suppressive Fire is a standard Area Attack that can deal great damage (especially if buffed by the tree choice Ruthless Efficiency at level 64) but is VERY expensive to cast, so be careful not to overdo it and run out of energy. You do need to be crouched to use it.
  • If you still need more area damage, Orbital Strike (a choice at level 68) can be taken for a huge amount of damage over a set area.

Extra Tips

  • Crouch and stay in cover as much as you can! You can be very far from your enemy and still hit them.
  •  Sniper Volley is a really great buff to your energy management, cast times, and also resets the cooldown of Penetrating Blasts, so typically you’ll want to activate this buff right after using Penetrating Blasts, and then use Penetrating Blasts again!
  • Adrenaline Probe gives you energy if you run out.
  •  Feeling spicy? Use your green Laze Target buff to do automatic critical damage with your next two Ambushes.
  • Takedown is an “Execute” ability that you can add to your rotation once your target is under 30% health. Using Ambush can make it glow, and it should only be used when glowing.
Level 80

Before you start…

Compared to other classes: At the moment (update 7.0), Marksman is considered one of the weakest classes in the game at level 80. You will be able to easily do more than enough damage for all basic group content including Story Mode Operations and all Flashpoints with the 5-key rotation, so don’t be afraid to try this discipline if it looks fun. If you choose to try harder content, you will need to work twice as hard at doing high damage compared to playing on many other classes, and some fights will still be out of reach even if you’re playing this class to its highest capabilities. We are hoping this class gets a boost in future updates so it can play at a similar level to other classes.

Making your Corrosive Dart debuff more visible on your enemy can make it easier to know when it is about to fall off.

  1. Press ESC on your keyboard, choose Interface Editor from the menu
  2. Select the “Target Frame” box where the portrait of your enemy would appear
  3. In the center box, scroll down and check 🔲 Highlight Debuff, then scroll down more and check 🔲 Personal Debuffs
  4. Save. This will show your own debuffs highlighted in gold so you don’t mix them up with your groups’!

If you have 3,000 Tech Fragments, go and buy the Agitating Energies tactical item.

With the tactical item, Corrosive Dart will stay on the enemy almost automatically after you use it at the beginning of the fight. You won’t need to reapply it later as long as you are doing the rest of your rotation!

Level 80 Gear Recommendations
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Level 80 In-Depth Community Guides

Ready to learn more about your class, and how to play at a higher skill level? These guides by other players break down your class's abilities and your full rotation!

Guides

Attacks

  • Rifle Shot - Basic AttackLevel 1
  • Snipe - AttackLevel 1
  • Takedown - AttackLevel 1
  • Fragmentation Grenade - Area AttackLevel 4
  • Suppressive Fire - Area AttackLevel 7
  • Corrosive Dart - AttackLevel 7
  • Leg Shot - AttackLevel 10
  • Ambush - AttackLevel 15
  • Penetrating Blasts - AttackLevel 35 REPLACES Series of Shots at Level 35+
  • Series of Shots - AttackLevel 37
  • Followthrough - AttackLevel 47
  • Orbital Strike - Optional Area Attack Level 68 Option 2/3Level 68

Multiple Enemy Attack Abilities

These Marksmanship attacks are useful for attacking groups of enemies.

  • Fragmentation Grenade - Area AttackLevel 4
  • Suppressive Fire - Area AttackLevel 7
  • Orbital Strike - Optional Area Attack Level 68 Option 2/3Level 68

Buffs

You can combine your Marksmanship buffs with your attacks to create powerful combinations.

  • Coordination - Passive Class BuffLevel 1
  • Adrenaline Probe - BuffLevel 15
  • Laze Target - BuffLevel 15
  • Target Acquired - Optional Buff Level 43 Option 2/3Level 43
  • Sniper Volley - BuffLevel 60
  • Meticulous Preparation - BuffLevel 67

Defensive & Healing Abilities

Use these abilities to help yourself stay alive. The Sniper has these defensive and healing abilities and you'll want to know where they are in a difficult fight.

  • Diversion - DefensiveLevel 35
  • Entrench - DefensiveLevel 35
  • Shield Probe - DefensiveLevel 47
  • Ballistic Shield - Optional Defensive Level 68 Option 3/3Level 68

Useful Abilities

These abilities may not be directly for attacking, but they are used heavily by skilled Snipers in combat to turn the tide of a fight.

  • Crouch - Cover - You must be in cover to take advantage of some of you abilities. Your Crouch will allow you to take cover where you are standing.Level 1
  • Take Cover - Environment Cover - You must be in cover to take advantage of some of you abilities. You have two ways to enter Cover - your normal Cover in place ability, and your Environment Cover, which you can only use if there is terrain to take cover behind nearby, indicated by a holographic green figure crouching in front of a rock or barricade.Level 1
  • Recuperate - Regeneration - Regain health out of battle.Level 1
  • Escape - Stun Break - If you are stunned and can’t move, you can use this ability to unstun yourself.Level 10
  • Distraction - Interrupt - Every class has an interrupt ability that allows them to interrupt an enemy while they are casting. Enemy castbars that fill up from left to right are called casts and can be interrupted and the ability will be stopped, but castbars that go from right to left deal damage the entire time they are channeling. Using your interrupt in combat is very useful as it can prevent the enemy from damaging you, or sometimes even prevent them from stunning you or knocking you back!Level 19
  • Countermeasures - Detaunt - Your detaunt ability will cause enemies to lose interest in your character, at least for a short time. This is most useful if you're getting attacked during group fights when your tank is supposed to be taking the damage, or when your companion is set to tank.Level 23
  • Maim - Optional Stun Level 27 Option 2/3 - You can use your short stun on weaker enemies to stop them from running around, from casting abilities, to stop them from damaging you, or just to keep them out of the fight in general.Level 27
  • Cover Pulse - Knockback - Pushes enemies back.Level 31
  • Covered Escape - Movement - Roll forward 18 meters, purging movement-impairing effects and landing crouched behind cover. While rolling, your chance to dodge attacks is increased by 100%.Level 60
  • Hololocate - Optional Teleport Level 68 Option 1/3 - Activating the ability marks your current location for 10 minutes. When this ability is activated again, if you are within 60 meters of the marked location, you instantly return to the marked location. Hololocate goes on cooldown for 120 seconds when use to return to the marked location.Level 68

Tree Choices

As you level up, you will be able to make choices about how you play your Marksmanship Sniper with the Ability Tree, which can be opened with the K key on your keyboard. If you do not choose one, a default option will be chosen for you.

You will have eight choices to make as you level up, at levels 23, 27, 39, 43, 51, 64, 68 and 73. All of these Ability Tree choices are not permanent choices and can be changed later. If you are following a Level 80 guide on how to play your Marksmanship Sniper, you will need to make sure to choose the same options as they have. You may not have the same choices chosen as a friend who is also playing a Marksmanship Sniper.

Solo Suggestions
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Flashpoint Suggestions
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Operation Suggestions
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Level 23 Choice: Ambush Change

Choose from one of three ways that you want Ambush to change at level 23. Your options are Shrap Shot, Relentless Ambush, and Targeted Ambush.

Ambush

Fires a high-powered shot that deals weapon damage. Ambush ignores 20% of the targets armor.

Shrap Shot

Ambush deals splash damage to nearby targets and slows them by 30% for 6 seconds.

Ambush deals splash damage to nearby targets and slows them by 30% for 6 seconds.

Relentless Ambush

The energy cost of Ambush is reduced by 5. Each use of Ambush grants Relentless Ambush, lowering the cooldown of your next Ambush by 1.5 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

The energy cost of Ambush is reduced by 5. Each use of Ambush grants Relentless Ambush, lowering the cooldown of your next Ambush by 1.5 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

Targeted Ambush

Increases the critical hit damage of Ambush by 20%. Killing a target with an Ambush critical hit resets the cooldown of Laze Target and Ambush.

Increases the critical hit damage of Ambush by 20%. Killing a target with an Ambush critical hit resets the cooldown of Laze Target and Ambush.

General Suggestion: Relentless Ambush - Marksmanship Snipers probably have the most difficulty juggling their energy levels while doing damage; a choice to reduce costs is very helpful.

Level 27 Choice

Choose from one of three Sniper abilities at Level 27, you can only have one of these options at any given time. Your options as a Marksmanship Sniper for the Level 27 choice are Evasive Maneuvers, Maim, and Shatter Snipe.

Evasive Maneuvers

Countermeasures grants Evasive Maneuvers, increasing your chance to dodge melee and ranged attacks by 200% and reducing the damage you take from Force and Tech attacks by 75% for 3 seconds. Additionally, activating Countermeasures resets the cooldown of Covered Escape.

Countermeasures grants Evasive Maneuvers, increasing your chance to dodge melee and ranged attacks by 200% and reducing the damage you take from Force and Tech attacks by 75% for 3 seconds. Additionally, activating Countermeasures resets the cooldown of Covered Escape.

Maim

Hurl a virbroknife with debilitating precision, dealing energy damage and stunning the target for 4 seconds and allowing your next Takedown to be used regardless of the target's remaining health and deal 15% additional damage. Requires dual blasters.

You can use your short stun on weaker enemies to stop them from running around, from casting abilities, to stop them from damaging you, or just to keep them out of the fight in general.

Shatter Snipe

The critical hit damage of Snipe is increased by 20%. Dealing damage to a target with Snipe inflicts trauma for 10 seconds, reducing all healing the target receives by 20%.

The critical hit damage of Snipe is increased by 20%. Dealing damage to a target with Snipe inflicts trauma for 10 seconds, reducing all healing the target receives by 20%.

General Suggestion: Evasive Maneuvers - Unfortunately at level 27 a damage increase is competing against a better defensive passive and an optional stun, and as a DPS-only combat style, you should really be taking the DPS increase. If you really need a 4 second stun for something, Maim is there, but ultimately, take Shatter Snipe by default.

Level 39 Choice: Penetrating Blasts Change

Choose from one of three ways that you want Penetrating Blasts to change at level 39. Your options are Penetrating Rounds, Energy Barrel, and Retargeting.

Penetrating Blasts

Fires a number of blasts that deal weapon damage and sunder the target for 45 seconds. Sundered targets have their armor rating reduced by 20%. Consumes 20 energy over the duration of the channel. Replaces Series of Shots.

Penetrating Rounds

Increases the armor penetration of Penetrating Blasts by 20% and Penetrating Blasts now immobilizes targets for the duration of the channel.

Increases the armor penetration of Penetrating Blasts by 20% and Penetrating Blasts now immobilizes targets for the duration of the channel.

Energy Barrel

Increases the energy cost of Penetrating Blasts by 10 energy and increases its critical hit damage and critical hit chance by 20%.

Increases the energy cost of Penetrating Blasts by 10 energy and increases its critical hit damage and critical hit chance by 20%.

Retargeting

Whenever Penetrating Blasts deals damage, the cooldown of Laze Target is reduced by 2 seconds.

Whenever Penetrating Blasts deals damage, the cooldown of Laze Target is reduced by 2 seconds.

General Suggestion: Energy Barrel - A good reason why marksmanship's rotation has an emphasis on energy conservation; this choice that makes it harder also does great damage. This is by far the best damage increase on the level 39 tier, but if you find yourself unable to keep your energy levels up, Penetrating Rounds is also free damage with no energy drawback.

Level 43 Choice

Choose from one of three Sniper abilities at Level 43, you can only have one of these options at any given time. Your options as a Marksmanship Sniper for the Level 43 choice are Ballistic Redistribution, Target Acquired, and Lazer Focus.

Ballistic Redistribution

Critically hitting with a weapon attack restores 2 energy.

Critically hitting with a weapon attack restores 2 energy.

Target Acquired

Increases ranged and tech accuracy by 30% and armor penetration by 15% for 10 seconds and immediately restores 15 energy. In addition, Target Acquired generates one charge of Laze Target.

Increases ranged and tech accuracy by 30% and armor penetration by 15% for 10 seconds and immediately restores 15 energy. In addition, Target Acquired generates one charge of Laze Target.

Lazer Focus

Dealing damage has a 50% chance to reduce Laze Target's cooldown by 2 seconds.

Dealing damage has a 50% chance to reduce Laze Target's cooldown by 2 seconds.

General Suggestion: Lazer Focus - This choice will result in the biggest increase to your damage over longer fights where multiple uses of Laze Target are possible, but if you find yourself forgetting to use Laze Target or running out of energy too much, Ballistic Redistribution can help for less damage.

Level 51 Choice

Choose from one of three Sniper abilities at Level 51, you can only have one of these options at any given time. Your options as a Marksmanship Sniper for the Level 51 choice are Snap Shot, Ballistic Dampers, and Pillbox Sniper.

Snap Shot

Entering cover makes the next Snipe or Lethal Shot activate instantly. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.

Entering cover makes the next Snipe or Lethal Shot activate instantly. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.

Ballistic Dampers

Entering cover grants 3 charges of Ballistic Dampers. Each charge absorbs 30% of the damage dealt by incoming attacks. This effect cannot occur more than once every 1.5 seconds. Ballistic Dampers can only be gained once every 6 seconds.

Entering cover grants 3 charges of Ballistic Dampers. Each charge absorbs 30% of the damage dealt by incoming attacks. This effect cannot occur more than once every 1.5 seconds. Ballistic Dampers can only be gained once every 6 seconds.

Pillbox Sniper

Reduces the cooldown of Entrench by 15 seconds and Cover Pulse knocks targets back an additional 5 meters.

Reduces the cooldown of Entrench by 15 seconds and Cover Pulse knocks targets back an additional 5 meters.

General Suggestion: Ballistic Dampers - Ballistic Dampers is a great method of reducing damage done to your squishy sniper in any content! 30% less damage taken for the next few hits every time you enter cover will immediately show noticeable tankiness as soon as you reach this choice at 51. Always be taking cover!

Level 64 Choice

Choose from one of three Sniper abilities at Level 64, you can only have one of these options at any given time. Your options as a Marksmanship Sniper for the Level 64 choice are Reestablish Range, Ruthless Efficiency, and Over-Prepared.

Reestablish Range

Countermeasures purges all movement-impairing effects when activated and grants Reestablish Range, increasing your movement speed by 75% for 6 seconds. Additionally, the final shot of Series of Shots and Penetrating Blasts knocks back the target if they are within 10 meters.

Countermeasures purges all movement-impairing effects when activated and grants Reestablish Range, increasing your movement speed by 75% for 6 seconds. Additionally, the final shot of Series of Shots and Penetrating Blasts knocks back the target if they are within 10 meters.

Ruthless Efficiency

Increases the damage dealt by Suppressive Fire by 25%.

Increases the damage dealt by Suppressive Fire by 25%.

Over-Prepared

Reduces the cooldown of Meticulous Preparation by 45 seconds and increases your damage reduction by 15% for 15 seconds after activating Meticulous Preparation.

Reduces the cooldown of Meticulous Preparation by 45 seconds and increases your damage reduction by 15% for 15 seconds after activating Meticulous Preparation.

Solo Suggestion: Reestablish Range - Adding a 75% movement speed increase and knockback to your detaunt is great because not only can you get out of danger faster in group content where you may accidentally get aggro, it also gives you a free sprint button in solo content! You may also consider a 25% increase to suppressive fire: unlike the other two Snipers, Marksmans will use this to AoE often.

Flashpoint Suggestion: Ruthless Efficiency - Unlike the other two snipers, Marksmanship has fewer tools for dealing AoE damage: in any fight that has 3+ targets to hit, it's suggested to take this for a big boost.

Operation Suggestion: Ruthless Efficiency - Unlike the other two snipers, Marksmanship has fewer tools for dealing AoE damage: in any fight that has 3+ targets to hit, it's suggested to take this for a big boost.

Level 68 Choice

Choose from one of three Sniper abilities at Level 68, you can only have one of these options at any given time. Your options as a Marksmanship Sniper for the Level 68 choice are Hololocate, Orbital Strike, and Ballistic Shield.

Hololocate

Activating the ability marks your current location for 10 minutes. When this ability is activated again, if you are within 60 meters of the marked location, you instantly return to the marked location. Hololocate goes on cooldown for 120 seconds when use to return to the marked location.

Activating the ability marks your current location for 10 minutes. When this ability is activated again, if you are within 60 meters of the marked location, you instantly return to the marked location. Hololocate goes on cooldown for 120 seconds when use to return to the marked location.

Orbital Strike

Calls in support from orbiting warships, dealing elemental damage over 9 seconds to up to 8 enemies within 8 meters of the targeted area. Additionally, standard and weak enemies are knocked down by the blasts.

Calls in support from orbiting warships, dealing elemental damage over 9 seconds to up to 8 enemies within 8 meters of the targeted area. Additionally, standard and weak enemies are knocked down by the blasts.

Ballistic Shield

Deploys a Ballistic Shield that spans 10 meters around you, reducing the damage taken by all allies that remain inside by 20%. Lasts 25 seconds.

Deploys a Ballistic Shield that spans 10 meters around you, reducing the damage taken by all allies that remain inside by 20%. Lasts 25 seconds.

Solo Suggestion: Orbital Strike - Orbital Strike is a great source of free damage even in single target scenarios if you drop it on the enemy right at the beginning of a fight. Open up with this if you take it! If you find you really dont need an extra Area Attack or maybe really need some group utility, Ballistic Shield is a very strong group-wide defensive that should be taken whenever needed.

Flashpoint Suggestion: Orbital Strike - Orbital Strike is a great source of free damage even in single target scenarios if you drop it on the enemy right at the beginning of a fight. Open up with this if you take it! If you find you really dont need an extra Area Attack or maybe really need some group utility, Ballistic Shield is a very strong group-wide defensive that should be taken whenever needed.

Operation Suggestion: Ballistic Shield - Ballistic Shield is a very strong group-wide defensive that should be taken whenever needed. If you find that you need a little more damage, you could take Orbital Strike instead and have it do some extra damage over time at the beginning of a fight.

Level 73 Choice

Choose from one of three Sniper abilities at Level 73, you can only have one of these options at any given time. Your options as a Marksmanship Sniper for the Level 73 choice are Augmented Shields, Calculated Pursuit, and Seek Cover.

Augmented Shields

Increases the amount of damage absorbed by Shield Probe by 30%. In addition, when taking damage while Entrench is active the cooldown on Meticulous Preperation is reduced by 2 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 3 seconds.

Increases the amount of damage absorbed by Shield Probe by 30%. In addition, when taking damage while Entrench is active the cooldown on Meticulous Preperation is reduced by 2 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 3 seconds.

Calculated Pursuit

You gain 4 charges of Calculated Pursuit upon exiting cover, which allow Snipe and Lethal Shot to be activated while moving. Each use of Snipe or Lethal Shot consumes 1 charge, and consumption of the first charge triggers a 20 second rate-limit on this skill. This effect lasts up to 15 seconds, but reentering cover removes the effect prematurely.

You gain 4 charges of Calculated Pursuit upon exiting cover, which allow Snipe and Lethal Shot to be activated while moving. Each use of Snipe or Lethal Shot consumes 1 charge, and consumption of the first charge triggers a 20 second rate-limit on this skill. This effect lasts up to 15 seconds, but reentering cover removes the effect prematurely.

Seek Cover

When Entrench ends or you leave cover while Entrench is active, you gain Seek Cover, which increases your movement speed by 50% and grants immunity to movement impairing effects. Lasts 6 seconds.

When Entrench ends or you leave cover while Entrench is active, you gain Seek Cover, which increases your movement speed by 50% and grants immunity to movement impairing effects. Lasts 6 seconds.

Solo Suggestion: Augmented Shields - Augmented Shields takes the strongest defensive that snipers have and makes it better! This should be the default choice for any sniper taking damage.

Flashpoint Suggestion: Seek Cover - If you aren't taking much damage and would rather some utility over Augmented Shields' increase to reduction, calculated pursuit is a great addition of mobility for snipers that may need help dodging area attacks or standing in the right place for mechanics.

Operation Suggestion: Seek Cover - If you aren't taking much damage and would rather some utility over Augmented Shields' increase to reduction, calculated pursuit is a great addition of mobility for snipers that may need help dodging area attacks or standing in the right place for mechanics.

All Abilities

All your abilities for the Marksmanship Sniper.

LvlIconAbility
LvL1
CrouchCover

Crouches in place, taking cover if used behind an object that provides cover. Crouching enables the use of cover-only abilities, and so long as you remain down behind a cover object, most ranged attackers strike your cover instead.

You must be in cover to take advantage of some of you abilities. Your Crouch will allow you to take cover where you are standing.

LvL1
Take CoverEnvironment Cover

Roll into the selected cover point. If no cover point is available, you will crouch in place. Taking cover enables the use of cover-only abilities, and so long as you remain down behind a cover object, most ranged attackers strike your cover instead.

You must be in cover to take advantage of some of you abilities. You have two ways to enter Cover - your normal Cover in place ability, and your Environment Cover, which you can only use if there is terrain to take cover behind nearby, indicated by a holographic green figure crouching in front of a rock or barricade.

LvL1
Rifle ShotBasic Attack 35m

Shoots your rifle at the target, dealing weapon damage.

Shoots your rifle at the target, dealing weapon damage.

LvL1
SnipeAttack 35m

Shoots a target for weapon damage.

Shoots a target for weapon damage.

LvL1
TakedownAttack 35m

Attempts to take the target down with a single powerful shot that deals weapon damage. Only usable on targets at or below 30% max health.

Attempts to take the target down with a single powerful shot that deals weapon damage. Only usable on targets at or below 30% max health.

LvL1
RecuperateRegeneration

Allows you to catch your breath, recovering your health and energy over 15 seconds. This is only usable out of combat.

Regain health out of battle.

LvL1
CoordinationPassive Class Buff

Increases critical hit chance by 5%.

Increases critical hit chance by 5%.

LvL1
Accurized RiflePassive

Increases the critical chance of Suppressive Fire by 15% and increases its critical damage by 30%.

Increases the critical chance of Suppressive Fire by 15% and increases its critical damage by 30%.

LvL1
HeadshotPassive

Increases the critical chance of Takedown and Penetrating Blasts by 15% and reduces the energy cost of Takedown by 3.

Increases the critical chance of Takedown and Penetrating Blasts by 15% and reduces the energy cost of Takedown by 3.

LvL1
Elite AssassinPassive

Increases the critical damage dealt by Ambush, Penetrating Blasts, Followthrough, Snipe, and Takedown by 10%.

Increases the critical damage dealt by Ambush, Penetrating Blasts, Followthrough, Snipe, and Takedown by 10%.

LvL1
Rapid FireHidden Passive

Reduces the cooldown of Ambush and Penetrating Blasts by 3 seconds.

Reduces the cooldown of Ambush and Penetrating Blasts by 3 seconds.

LvL1
Between the EyesPassive

Increases the critical hit chance of Snipe and Followthrough by 4%. Additionally increases armor penetration by 10%.

Increases the critical hit chance of Snipe and Followthrough by 4%. Additionally increases armor penetration by 10%.

LvL4
Fragmentation GrenadeArea Attack 35m

Deals kinetic damage to the primary target and kinetic damage to up to 7 standard or weak enemies within 5 meters of the primary target. If the primary target is a standard or weak enemy, it is knocked to the ground.

Deals kinetic damage to the primary target and kinetic damage to up to 7 standard or weak enemies within 5 meters of the primary target. If the primary target is a standard or weak enemy, it is knocked to the ground.

LvL4
Hold PositionPassive

While in cover, ranged defense is increased by 20%, you cannot be leapt to or pulled, and you are immune to interrupts and ability activation pushback.

While in cover, ranged defense is increased by 20%, you cannot be leapt to or pulled, and you are immune to interrupts and ability activation pushback.

LvL7
Suppressive FireArea Attack 35m

Sprays a wave of bolts over the target area, dealing weapon damage and spending 45 energy over the duration to up to 8 targets within 8 meters. Can only be used from cover.

Sprays a wave of bolts over the target area, dealing weapon damage and spending 45 energy over the duration to up to 8 targets within 8 meters. Can only be used from cover.

LvL7
Corrosive DartAttack 35m

Fires a dart at the target that deals internal poison damage over 18 seconds.

Fires a dart at the target that deals internal poison damage over 18 seconds.

LvL10
EscapeStun Break

Purges incapacitating and movement-impairing effects.

If you are stunned and can’t move, you can use this ability to unstun yourself.

LvL10
Leg ShotAttack 35m

Fires a shot that deals weapon damage and immobilizes the target for 5 seconds. Direct damage dealt after 2 seconds ends the effect prematurely.

Fires a shot that deals weapon damage and immobilizes the target for 5 seconds. Direct damage dealt after 2 seconds ends the effect prematurely.

LvL15
Adrenaline ProbeBuff

Summons a droid that helps you recover 50 energy over 3 seconds.

Summons a droid that helps you recover 50 energy over 3 seconds.

LvL15
Efficient TargetingPassive

Increases the range of Quick Shot, Flash Grenade, and Distraction to 30 meters, and additionally increases the range of all blaster, grenade, and charge attacks by 5 meters. In addition, Corrosive Dart marks its target for 45 seconds. Marked targets take 5% more damage from ranged weapon attacks.

Increases the range of Quick Shot, Flash Grenade, and Distraction to 30 meters, and additionally increases the range of all blaster, grenade, and charge attacks by 5 meters. In addition, Corrosive Dart marks its target for 45 seconds. Marked targets take 5% more damage from ranged weapon attacks.

LvL15
Laze TargetBuff

Increases the critical hit chance of your next Ambush by 100%. This ability has two charges.

Increases the critical hit chance of your next Ambush by 100%. This ability has two charges.

LvL15
AmbushAttack 35m

Fires a high-powered shot that deals weapon damage. Ambush ignores 20% of the targets armor.

Fires a high-powered shot that deals weapon damage. Ambush ignores 20% of the targets armor.

LvL15
Sniper's NestPassive

Increases the energy regeneration rate by 1 per second while in cover.

Increases the energy regeneration rate by 1 per second while in cover.

LvL15
Double LazePassive

Laze Target gets two charges.

Laze Target gets two charges.

LvL19
DistractionInterrupt 35m

Interrupts the target's current action and prevents that ability from being used for 4 seconds.

Every class has an interrupt ability that allows them to interrupt an enemy while they are casting. Enemy castbars that fill up from left to right are called casts and can be interrupted and the ability will be stopped, but castbars that go from right to left deal damage the entire time they are channeling. Using your interrupt in combat is very useful as it can prevent the enemy from damaging you, or sometimes even prevent them from stunning you or knocking you back!

LvL23
CountermeasuresDetaunt

Activates countermeasures, instantly lowering your threat by a moderate amount.

Your detaunt ability will cause enemies to lose interest in your character, at least for a short time. This is most useful if you're getting attacked during group fights when your tank is supposed to be taking the damage, or when your companion is set to tank.

LvL23
SpotterPassive

Upon entering cover, your stealth detection level begins to increase gradually, reaching up to 30 additional levels of stealth detection over the following 30 seconds. This effect ends when you leave cover.

Upon entering cover, your stealth detection level begins to increase gradually, reaching up to 30 additional levels of stealth detection over the following 30 seconds. This effect ends when you leave cover.

LvL23
Zeroing ShotsPassive

Snipe zeroes in your sights, reducing the activating time of your next Ambush by 0.25 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times.

Snipe zeroes in your sights, reducing the activating time of your next Ambush by 0.25 seconds. Stacks up to 2 times.

LvL23
Precision AmbushHidden Passive

Ambush ignores 20% of the target's armor.

Ambush ignores 20% of the target's armor.

LvL23
Shrap ShotOptional Passive Level 23 Option 1/3

Ambush deals splash damage to nearby targets and slows them by 30% for 6 seconds.

Ambush deals splash damage to nearby targets and slows them by 30% for 6 seconds.

LvL23
Relentless AmbushOptional Passive Level 23 Option 2/3

The energy cost of Ambush is reduced by 5. Each use of Ambush grants Relentless Ambush, lowering the cooldown of your next Ambush by 1.5 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

The energy cost of Ambush is reduced by 5. Each use of Ambush grants Relentless Ambush, lowering the cooldown of your next Ambush by 1.5 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

General Suggestion: Marksmanship Snipers probably have the most difficulty juggling their energy levels while doing damage; a choice to reduce costs is very helpful.

LvL23
Targeted AmbushOptional Passive Level 23 Option 3/3

Increases the critical hit damage of Ambush by 20%. Killing a target with an Ambush critical hit resets the cooldown of Laze Target and Ambush.

Increases the critical hit damage of Ambush by 20%. Killing a target with an Ambush critical hit resets the cooldown of Laze Target and Ambush.

LvL27
Energy TanksPassive

Increases maximum energy by 10.

Increases maximum energy by 10.

LvL27
Evasive ManeuversOptional Passive Level 27 Option 1/3

Countermeasures grants Evasive Maneuvers, increasing your chance to dodge melee and ranged attacks by 200% and reducing the damage you take from Force and Tech attacks by 75% for 3 seconds. Additionally, activating Countermeasures resets the cooldown of Covered Escape.

Countermeasures grants Evasive Maneuvers, increasing your chance to dodge melee and ranged attacks by 200% and reducing the damage you take from Force and Tech attacks by 75% for 3 seconds. Additionally, activating Countermeasures resets the cooldown of Covered Escape.

General Suggestion: Unfortunately at level 27 a damage increase is competing against a better defensive passive and an optional stun, and as a DPS-only combat style, you should really be taking the DPS increase. If you really need a 4 second stun for something, Maim is there, but ultimately, take Shatter Snipe by default.

LvL27
MaimOptional Stun 10m (short range) Level 27 Option 2/3

Hurl a virbroknife with debilitating precision, dealing energy damage and stunning the target for 4 seconds and allowing your next Takedown to be used regardless of the target's remaining health and deal 15% additional damage. Requires dual blasters.

You can use your short stun on weaker enemies to stop them from running around, from casting abilities, to stop them from damaging you, or just to keep them out of the fight in general.

LvL27
Shatter SnipeOptional Passive Level 27 Option 3/3

The critical hit damage of Snipe is increased by 20%. Dealing damage to a target with Snipe inflicts trauma for 10 seconds, reducing all healing the target receives by 20%.

The critical hit damage of Snipe is increased by 20%. Dealing damage to a target with Snipe inflicts trauma for 10 seconds, reducing all healing the target receives by 20%.

LvL31
Cover PulseKnockback

Detonates an emergency charge that knocks all nearby targets back several meters and immobilizes them for 5 seconds. Damage dealt after 2 seconds ends the effect prematurely. Only usable in cover.

Pushes enemies back.

LvL35
DiversionDefensive 35m

Reduces the accuracy by 45% and exposes from cover of up to 8 enemies within 8 meters for 6 seconds. Cannot be used on Operation Bosses.

Reduces the accuracy by 45% and exposes from cover of up to 8 enemies within 8 meters for 6 seconds. Cannot be used on Operation Bosses.

LvL35
EntrenchDefensive

Entrenches you into cover, becoming immune to all controlling effects and reducing all area effect damage taken by 60%. Only grants protection while in cover. Lasts 20 seconds.

Entrenches you into cover, becoming immune to all controlling effects and reducing all area effect damage taken by 60%. Only grants protection while in cover. Lasts 20 seconds.

LvL35
Penetrating BlastsAttack 35m

Fires a number of blasts that deal weapon damage and sunder the target for 45 seconds. Sundered targets have their armor rating reduced by 20%. Consumes 20 energy over the duration of the channel. Replaces Series of Shots.

Fires a number of blasts that deal weapon damage and sunder the target for 45 seconds. Sundered targets have their armor rating reduced by 20%. Consumes 20 energy over the duration of the channel. Replaces Series of Shots.

LvL35
Heavy DiversionPassive

Targets affected by your Diversion continue to be affected for 3 seconds after leaving the area of effect.

Targets affected by your Diversion continue to be affected for 3 seconds after leaving the area of effect.

LvL37
Series of ShotsAttack 35m

Unleashes a series of shots that deals weapon damage and uses 20 energy over the duration.

Unleashes a series of shots that deals weapon damage and uses 20 energy over the duration.

LvL39
Steady ShotsPassive

Increases the damage dealt by Snipe, Lethal Shot, Series of Shots, and Penetrating Blasts by 5%.

Increases the damage dealt by Snipe, Lethal Shot, Series of Shots, and Penetrating Blasts by 5%.

LvL39
Penetrating RoundsOptional Passive Level 39 Option 1/3

Increases the armor penetration of Penetrating Blasts by 20% and Penetrating Blasts now immobilizes targets for the duration of the channel.

Increases the armor penetration of Penetrating Blasts by 20% and Penetrating Blasts now immobilizes targets for the duration of the channel.

LvL39
Energy BarrelOptional Passive Level 39 Option 2/3

Increases the energy cost of Penetrating Blasts by 10 energy and increases its critical hit damage and critical hit chance by 20%.

Increases the energy cost of Penetrating Blasts by 10 energy and increases its critical hit damage and critical hit chance by 20%.

General Suggestion: A good reason why marksmanship's rotation has an emphasis on energy conservation; this choice that makes it harder also does great damage. This is by far the best damage increase on the level 39 tier, but if you find yourself unable to keep your energy levels up, Penetrating Rounds is also free damage with no energy drawback.

LvL39
RetargetingOptional Passive Level 39 Option 3/3

Whenever Penetrating Blasts deals damage, the cooldown of Laze Target is reduced by 2 seconds.

Whenever Penetrating Blasts deals damage, the cooldown of Laze Target is reduced by 2 seconds.

LvL43
Ballistic RedistributionOptional Passive Level 43 Option 1/3

Critically hitting with a weapon attack restores 2 energy.

Critically hitting with a weapon attack restores 2 energy.

LvL43
Target AcquiredOptional Buff Level 43 Option 2/3

Increases ranged and tech accuracy by 30% and armor penetration by 15% for 10 seconds and immediately restores 15 energy. In addition, Target Acquired generates one charge of Laze Target.

Increases ranged and tech accuracy by 30% and armor penetration by 15% for 10 seconds and immediately restores 15 energy. In addition, Target Acquired generates one charge of Laze Target.

LvL43
Lazer FocusOptional Passive Level 43 Option 3/3

Dealing damage has a 50% chance to reduce Laze Target's cooldown by 2 seconds.

Dealing damage has a 50% chance to reduce Laze Target's cooldown by 2 seconds.

General Suggestion: This choice will result in the biggest increase to your damage over longer fights where multiple uses of Laze Target are possible, but if you find yourself forgetting to use Laze Target or running out of energy too much, Ballistic Redistribution can help for less damage.

LvL43
Honed ShotsPassive

Snipe grants Honed Shots, increasing the critical hit chance and damage done by Snipe by 3% for 20 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

Snipe grants Honed Shots, increasing the critical hit chance and damage done by Snipe by 3% for 20 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.

LvL47
Shield ProbeDefensive

Projects a defense field around yourself for up to 10 seconds, which absorbs damage. Does not break stealth.

Projects a defense field around yourself for up to 10 seconds, which absorbs damage. Does not break stealth.

LvL47
FollowthroughAttack 35m

Fires a well-controlled follow-up shot at the target that deals weapon damage. Only usable within the 5 seconds immediately following a Snipe, Ambush, Takedown, or a complete Penetrating Blasts.

Fires a well-controlled follow-up shot at the target that deals weapon damage. Only usable within the 5 seconds immediately following a Snipe, Ambush, Takedown, or a complete Penetrating Blasts.

LvL51
Snap ShotOptional Passive Level 51 Option 1/3

Entering cover makes the next Snipe or Lethal Shot activate instantly. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.

Entering cover makes the next Snipe or Lethal Shot activate instantly. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.

LvL51
Ballistic DampersOptional Passive Level 51 Option 2/3

Entering cover grants 3 charges of Ballistic Dampers. Each charge absorbs 30% of the damage dealt by incoming attacks. This effect cannot occur more than once every 1.5 seconds. Ballistic Dampers can only be gained once every 6 seconds.

Entering cover grants 3 charges of Ballistic Dampers. Each charge absorbs 30% of the damage dealt by incoming attacks. This effect cannot occur more than once every 1.5 seconds. Ballistic Dampers can only be gained once every 6 seconds.

General Suggestion: Ballistic Dampers is a great method of reducing damage done to your squishy sniper in any content! 30% less damage taken for the next few hits every time you enter cover will immediately show noticeable tankiness as soon as you reach this choice at 51. Always be taking cover!

LvL51
Pillbox SniperOptional Passive Level 51 Option 3/3

Reduces the cooldown of Entrench by 15 seconds and Cover Pulse knocks targets back an additional 5 meters.

Reduces the cooldown of Entrench by 15 seconds and Cover Pulse knocks targets back an additional 5 meters.

LvL51
Recoil ControlPassive

Firing Snipe twice in a row, firing Takedown or Ambush once, or completing a Penetrating Blasts now finishes the cooldown on Followthrough.

Firing Snipe twice in a row, firing Takedown or Ambush once, or completing a Penetrating Blasts now finishes the cooldown on Followthrough.

LvL60
Covered EscapeMovement

Roll forward 18 meters, purging movement-impairing effects and landing crouched behind cover. While rolling, your chance to dodge attacks is increased by 100%.

Roll forward 18 meters, purging movement-impairing effects and landing crouched behind cover. While rolling, your chance to dodge attacks is increased by 100%.

LvL60
Sniper VolleyBuff

Immediately finishes the cooldown of Penetrating Blasts, increases base energy regeneration by 2 per second, and increases alacrity by 10%. Lasts 15 seconds.

Immediately finishes the cooldown of Penetrating Blasts, increases base energy regeneration by 2 per second, and increases alacrity by 10%. Lasts 15 seconds.

LvL60
Muzzle FlutingPassive

Followthrough reduces the energy cost of your next two Snipes by 5.

Followthrough reduces the energy cost of your next two Snipes by 5.

LvL64
Reestablish RangeOptional Passive Level 64 Option 1/3

Countermeasures purges all movement-impairing effects when activated and grants Reestablish Range, increasing your movement speed by 75% for 6 seconds. Additionally, the final shot of Series of Shots and Penetrating Blasts knocks back the target if they are within 10 meters.

Countermeasures purges all movement-impairing effects when activated and grants Reestablish Range, increasing your movement speed by 75% for 6 seconds. Additionally, the final shot of Series of Shots and Penetrating Blasts knocks back the target if they are within 10 meters.

Solo Suggestion: Adding a 75% movement speed increase and knockback to your detaunt is great because not only can you get out of danger faster in group content where you may accidentally get aggro, it also gives you a free sprint button in solo content! You may also consider a 25% increase to suppressive fire: unlike the other two Snipers, Marksmans will use this to AoE often.

LvL64
Ruthless EfficiencyOptional Passive Level 64 Option 2/3

Increases the damage dealt by Suppressive Fire by 25%.

Increases the damage dealt by Suppressive Fire by 25%.

Flashpoint Suggestion: Unlike the other two snipers, Marksmanship has fewer tools for dealing AoE damage: in any fight that has 3+ targets to hit, it's suggested to take this for a big boost.

Operation Suggestion: Unlike the other two snipers, Marksmanship has fewer tools for dealing AoE damage: in any fight that has 3+ targets to hit, it's suggested to take this for a big boost.

LvL64
Over-PreparedOptional Passive Level 64 Option 3/3

Reduces the cooldown of Meticulous Preparation by 45 seconds and increases your damage reduction by 15% for 15 seconds after activating Meticulous Preparation.

Reduces the cooldown of Meticulous Preparation by 45 seconds and increases your damage reduction by 15% for 15 seconds after activating Meticulous Preparation.

LvL67
Meticulous PreparationBuff

Immediately finishes the active cooldowns on Countermeasures, Shield Probe, Cover Pulse, and Entrench.

Immediately finishes the active cooldowns on Countermeasures, Shield Probe, Cover Pulse, and Entrench.

LvL68
HololocateOptional Teleport 60m Level 68 Option 1/3

Activating the ability marks your current location for 10 minutes. When this ability is activated again, if you are within 60 meters of the marked location, you instantly return to the marked location. Hololocate goes on cooldown for 120 seconds when use to return to the marked location.

Activating the ability marks your current location for 10 minutes. When this ability is activated again, if you are within 60 meters of the marked location, you instantly return to the marked location. Hololocate goes on cooldown for 120 seconds when use to return to the marked location.

LvL68
Orbital StrikeOptional Area Attack 35m Level 68 Option 2/3

Calls in support from orbiting warships, dealing elemental damage over 9 seconds to up to 8 enemies within 8 meters of the targeted area. Additionally, standard and weak enemies are knocked down by the blasts.

Calls in support from orbiting warships, dealing elemental damage over 9 seconds to up to 8 enemies within 8 meters of the targeted area. Additionally, standard and weak enemies are knocked down by the blasts.

Solo Suggestion: Orbital Strike is a great source of free damage even in single target scenarios if you drop it on the enemy right at the beginning of a fight. Open up with this if you take it! If you find you really dont need an extra Area Attack or maybe really need some group utility, Ballistic Shield is a very strong group-wide defensive that should be taken whenever needed.

Flashpoint Suggestion: Orbital Strike is a great source of free damage even in single target scenarios if you drop it on the enemy right at the beginning of a fight. Open up with this if you take it! If you find you really dont need an extra Area Attack or maybe really need some group utility, Ballistic Shield is a very strong group-wide defensive that should be taken whenever needed.

LvL68
Ballistic ShieldOptional Defensive 10m (short range) Level 68 Option 3/3

Deploys a Ballistic Shield that spans 10 meters around you, reducing the damage taken by all allies that remain inside by 20%. Lasts 25 seconds.

Deploys a Ballistic Shield that spans 10 meters around you, reducing the damage taken by all allies that remain inside by 20%. Lasts 25 seconds.

Operation Suggestion: Ballistic Shield is a very strong group-wide defensive that should be taken whenever needed. If you find that you need a little more damage, you could take Orbital Strike instead and have it do some extra damage over time at the beginning of a fight.

LvL68
Portable BunkerPassive

Increases the duration of Entrench by 3 seconds. In addition, when you enter cover after using Covered Escape, you gain Entrench for the first 3 seconds.

Increases the duration of Entrench by 3 seconds. In addition, when you enter cover after using Covered Escape, you gain Entrench for the first 3 seconds.

LvL73
Augmented ShieldsOptional Passive Level 73 Option 1/3

Increases the amount of damage absorbed by Shield Probe by 30%. In addition, when taking damage while Entrench is active the cooldown on Meticulous Preperation is reduced by 2 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 3 seconds.

Increases the amount of damage absorbed by Shield Probe by 30%. In addition, when taking damage while Entrench is active the cooldown on Meticulous Preperation is reduced by 2 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 3 seconds.

Solo Suggestion: Augmented Shields takes the strongest defensive that snipers have and makes it better! This should be the default choice for any sniper taking damage.

LvL73
Calculated PursuitOptional Passive Level 73 Option 2/3

You gain 4 charges of Calculated Pursuit upon exiting cover, which allow Snipe and Lethal Shot to be activated while moving. Each use of Snipe or Lethal Shot consumes 1 charge, and consumption of the first charge triggers a 20 second rate-limit on this skill. This effect lasts up to 15 seconds, but reentering cover removes the effect prematurely.

You gain 4 charges of Calculated Pursuit upon exiting cover, which allow Snipe and Lethal Shot to be activated while moving. Each use of Snipe or Lethal Shot consumes 1 charge, and consumption of the first charge triggers a 20 second rate-limit on this skill. This effect lasts up to 15 seconds, but reentering cover removes the effect prematurely.

LvL73
Seek CoverOptional Passive Level 73 Option 3/3

When Entrench ends or you leave cover while Entrench is active, you gain Seek Cover, which increases your movement speed by 50% and grants immunity to movement impairing effects. Lasts 6 seconds.

When Entrench ends or you leave cover while Entrench is active, you gain Seek Cover, which increases your movement speed by 50% and grants immunity to movement impairing effects. Lasts 6 seconds.

Flashpoint Suggestion: If you aren't taking much damage and would rather some utility over Augmented Shields' increase to reduction, calculated pursuit is a great addition of mobility for snipers that may need help dodging area attacks or standing in the right place for mechanics.

Operation Suggestion: If you aren't taking much damage and would rather some utility over Augmented Shields' increase to reduction, calculated pursuit is a great addition of mobility for snipers that may need help dodging area attacks or standing in the right place for mechanics.

LvL73
Marksman's FinessePassive

Snipe grants Marksman's Finesse, increasing the armor penetration and damage dealt by your next Followthrough by 10%. Stacks up to 2 times.

Snipe grants Marksman's Finesse, increasing the armor penetration and damage dealt by your next Followthrough by 10%. Stacks up to 2 times.

LvL78
Finish the JobPassive

Dealing damage with Ambush to a target with less than 30% health grants Finish the Job, increasing the damage of your next Takedown by 20%.

Dealing damage with Ambush to a target with less than 30% health grants Finish the Job, increasing the damage of your next Takedown by 20%.

Milestones

  • At Level 15 you will get your first exclusive ability only the Marksmanship Sniper has, it will be called Ambush.
  • At Level 23 you will get to choose a way to change how Ambush works from three different options. This is your first Ability Tree choice, and you can make it by pressing K on your keyboard and selecting an option from the Marksmanship Ability Tree on the right.
  • At Level 27 you will get your second choice between three options in your Ability Tree. These options may be useable abilities you can click, or they can be passive abilities which give you a boost to your existing abilities.
  • At Level 47 you will get your second exclusive ability only the Marksmanship Sniper gets, it will be called Penetrating Blasts.
  • At Level 39 you will get to choose a way to change how Penetrating Blasts works from three different options in your Ability Tree.
  • At Level 47 and 60 you will get your last two exclusive abilities only the Marksmanship Sniper has, Followthrough and Sniper Volley.
  • At Level 73, you will get to make an important choice between three major abilities. This is a big choice all players need to make for their character.
  • At Level 43, 51, 64, 68 you will get to make additional choices for your Sniper.
  • All of these Ability Tree choices are not permanent. You can change them any time you are not in combat and are not in a queue for Flashpoints, Operations or PvP.
Learn Your Class
Combat StyleDisciplineRoleDisciplineCombat Style
SentinelWatchman DOT DamageAnnihilationMarauder
Combat Burst DamageCarnage
Concentration Burst DamageFury
GuardianDefenseTankImmortalJuggernaut
Vigilance DOT (AOE) DamageVengeance
Focus Burst DamageRage
ShadowKinetic CombatTankDarkness
Assassin
Infiltration Burst DamageDeception
Serenity DOT DamageHatred
SageSeer HealerCorruptionSorcerer
Telekinetics Burst DamageLightning
Balance DOT DamageMadness
VanguardShield SpecialistTankShield
Tech
Powertech
Plasmatech DOT DamagePyrotech
Tactics
Burst DamageAdvanced Prototype
CommandoCombat Medic HealerBodyguardMercenary
Gunnery Burst DamageArsenal
Assault Specialist DOT DamageInnovative Ordnance
ScoundrelSawbones HealerMedicineOperative
Scrapper Burst DamageConcealment
Ruffian DOT DamageLethality
GunslingerSharpshooter Burst DamageMarksmanshipSniper
Saboteur DOT DamageEngineering
Dirty Fighting DOT DamageVirulence
Learn Your Mirror
Combat StyleDisciplineRoleDisciplineCombat Style
VanguardShield SpecialistTankShield
Tech
Powertech
Plasmatech DamagePyrotech
Tactics
DamageAdvanced Prototype
CommandoCombat Medic HealerBodyguardMercenary
Gunnery DamageArsenal
Assault Specialist DamageInnovative Ordnance
ScoundrelSawbones HealerMedicineOperative
Scrapper DamageConcealment
Ruffian DamageLethality
GunslingerSharpshooter DamageMarksmanshipSniper
Saboteur DamageEngineering
Dirty Fighting DamageVirulence
SentinelWatchman DamageAnnihilationMarauder
Combat DamageCarnage
Concentration DamageFury
GuardianDefenseTankImmortalJuggernaut
Vigilance DamageVengeance
Focus DamageRage
ShadowKinetic CombatTankDarkness
Assassin
Infiltration DamageDeception
Serenity DamageHatred
SageSeer HealerCorruptionSorcerer
Telekinetics DamageLightning
Balance DamageMadness

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