Sniper rifle

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Name sniper rifle
Appearance sniper rifle
Damage vs. small 1d2
Damage vs. large 1d2
To-hit bonus +4
Weapon skill firearms
Size two-handed
Base price 4000 zm
Weight 50
Material iron

A sniper rifle is a firearm introduced in SLASH'EM. It is very accurate (+4) and long-ranged (25), but its low rate of fire makes multishots impossible without overenchanting. It is two-handed and fires bullets.

Rate of fire

Enchantment Unskilled/basic Skilled Expert
+8 or lower 1 1 1
+9 1 1 1d6-4 (min 1)


Sniper rifles are not randomly generated.

There is a 25 chance of the soldier in Grund's Stronghold generating with a +3 sniper rifle.


While very accurate, the sniper rifle's low rate of fire and two-handedness make it nearly useless. It does have a higher monetary value than any other firearm at 4000zm, but by the time one reaches Grund's Stronghold, that amount of gold is not likely to be significant. While the sniper rifle does have a longer range than any other firearm, this is unlikely to be factor in most games, since it is rare to be firing at targets halfway across the map.


Sniper rifles are specialized weapons designed to be accurate at extremely long ranges in the hands of a skilled sharpshooter. Some sniper rifles are derived from ordinary service weapons - usually assault rifles or semi-automatic rifles - while others are designed from the ground up as specialist weapons. They usually feature accuracy-focused enhancements such as bipods and large scopes.