Sniper Rifle

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Sniper Rifle
Sniper Rifle.png
Type Weapon
Damage 125
Knockback 8
Max stack 1
Velocity 16
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Use time 49 (Extremely Slow)
Tooltip Shoots a powerful, high velocity bullet
Right click to zoom out
Sell 2 Gold Coin

The Sniper Rifle is a Hardmode post-Plantera ranged weapon that fires a bullet with extremely high damage, though at a far slower rate of fire than most ranged weapons, and has a "zoom" feature. It cannot be auto-fired. The Sniper Rifle is uncommonly dropped by Skeleton Snipers in the Dungeon during Hardmode, only after Plantera has been defeated.

The Rifle's zoom capability is identical to the Rifle Scope and the Binoculars' abilities, whereby the screen scrolls temporarily in the direction of the mouse cursor while holding the right-click button, essentially extending your viewing range in one direction.

The Sniper Rifle has a base 19% critical strike chance as opposed to the usual 4%.

Its best possible modifier is Unreal.


A critical hit of 1106 with a Ruthless Sniper Rifle.


  • The Rapid modifier can help overcome its slow fire rate (+16% speed).
  • Its high base damage makes ranged damage bonuses very potent. With the Unreal Modifier, Chlorophyte Helmet, and Sniper Scope, damage is raised to 181 per shot. Switched with the Shroomite armor and its 45% max stealth bonus, with its Shroomite Mask bullet damage bonus, the damage rises to 245.
  • Pair with Chlorophyte Bullets for a powerful homing killing machine. The homing effect compensates for the slow rate of fire by successfully killing even when you "miss", so you don't need to re-fire as much.
  • Pair with Golden Bullets for a money-making machine. The low bullet consumption and high coin return per kill makes this an efficient coin producer.
  • Although the Sniper Rifle pairs nicely with Exploding Bullets (killing multiple targets, compensating for the low fire rate) one must be very careful, as self-damage from the sniper explosive rounds are easily enough to 2 shot kill most players. Crystal Bullets will have similar benefits without the risk of self-damage.
  • Since enemies can only spawn while off-screen and within a certain range, using the Rifle's zoom ability continuously can cause far fewer enemies to spawn from that direction. This can hinder farming efforts, for instance: if a player is farming enemies by standing where enemies can only come from a single direction, zooming in that direction can cause spawn rates to drop drastically.


  • It has the third-highest base damage of any weapon, next to the Bunny Cannon with Explosive Bunny and Dynamite. However, the rifle is the most cost effective way to do high damage of these options. It is also the only one of the three able to be used without removing the item from one's inventory in order to do so.
  • A Ruthless Sniper Rifle does the highest per-hit weapon damage in the game, generally. The Stake Launcher with the same modifier can deal more damage, but only when used against vampires: Up to 5000 on a critical strike, which is enough to trigger many servers' anti-cheat and subsequent autokick.
  • It bears resemblance to a Ruger Mini-14 with a custom OD Green thumbhole stock.


Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons • Holy Water.png Other Weapons

Post-Plantera entities
Accessories Celestial Stone • Festive Wings • Ghost Wings • Hercules Beetle • Hoverboard • Master Ninja Gear • Necromantic Scroll • Papyrus Scarab • Pygmy Necklace • Rifle Scope • Sniper Scope • Spooky Wings • Sun Stone • Tabi • Tattered Fairy Wings
Armor Beetle armor • Shroomite armor • Spectre armor • Tiki armor • Spooky armor
Bosses Golem • Mourning Wood • Pumpking • Everscream • Santa-NK1 • Ice Queen
Crafting Autohammer • Lihzahrd Furnace • Ectoplasm • Shroomite Bar • Spooky Wood • Beetle Husk
Enemies Blue Armored Bones • Bone Lee • Diabolist • Dungeon Spirit • Flying Snake • Giant Cursed Skull • Hell Armored Bones • Lihzahrd • Necromancer • Paladin • Ragged Caster • Skeleton Commando • Skeleton Sniper • Tactical Skeleton
Events Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon
Tools Picksaw • The Axe • Shroomite Digging Claw • Spectre Pickaxe • Spectre Hamaxe • Spectre Paintbrush • Spectre Paint Roller • Spectre Paint Scraper
Weapons Bat Scepter • Blizzard Staff • Candy Corn Rifle • Chain Gun • Christmas Tree Sword • Elf Melter • Flower Pow • Grenade Launcher • Golem Fist • Heat Ray • Inferno Fork • Jack 'O Lantern Launcher • Keybrand • Leaf Blower • Magnet Sphere • Nettle Burst • North Pole • Paladin's Hammer • Piranha Gun • Possessed Hatchet • Proximity Mine Launcher • Pulse Bow • Pygmy Staff • Rainbow Gun • Raven Staff • Razorpine • Rocket Launcher • Scourge of the Corruptor • Shadowbeam Staff • Sniper Rifle • Snowman Cannon • Spectre Staff • Staff of Earth • Stake Launcher • Stynger • Staff of the Frost Hydra • The Horseman's Blade • Vampire Knives • Venus Magnum • Wasp Gun
Other Items Temple Key • Biome Key Mold • Biome Key • Wisp in a Bottle