Sniper Rogue Archetype

Due to the massive numbers of deaths during the Great War, Horassian men are much rarer in the military than they once were. Women have ascended the ranks to defend their home. With aging equipment no longer supported by Jreastern suppliers, the Horassian snipers make do with the resource they have, scrounging rifles and ammunition from corpses of their enemies.

The Tsar greatly values these snipers (known as “chasnep”) and uses them only when serious magical threats need to be neutralized, preferably from a distance. That hasn’t prevented some snipers from going mercenary, hiring their talents out to the highest bidder in exchange for ammunition.

Bonus Proficiencies

When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you gain proficiency with firearms and the Survival skill.

Massive Shot

Starting at 3rd level, you are at your deadliest when you get the drop on your enemies. You have advantage on attack rolls with your rifle against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn in the combat yet. In addition, any hit you score against a creature with your rifle that is surprised is a critical hit.

Far Shot

Starting at 9th level, you become an expert at hitting a target at extreme range. When you use a rifle, its normal and long range is doubled. Additionally, you do not suffer disadvantage when attacking with your rifle at long range.


At 13th level, you are skilled at correcting you’re aim by firing two shots in rapid succession. As a reaction to missing a ranged attack with a rifle, may use your reaction to make another ranged attack with the same rifle with advantage. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus; thereafter, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

Critical Shot

Starting at 17th level, you become a master at dropping a target with a single shot. When you attack with your rifle and hit a surprised creature, it must make a Constitution saving throw (DC 8 + your Dexterity modifier + your proficiency bonus). On a failed save, double the damage of your attack against the creature.

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