Sniper Robot

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Sniper Robot
Sniper Robot
Basic Information
Health: 125 (Sniper, Sydney Sniper, Razorback Sniper, Bowman)
1,200 (Rapid Fire Bowman)
Speed: 85% (Rapid Fire Bowman)
100% (Sniper, Sydney Sniper, Razorback Sniper, Bowman)
Everything above your neck is going to be a fine red mist!
The Sniper-bot

Sniper Robots appear in Mann vs. Machine as enemies. They are mechanical versions of the Sniper, built by Gray Mann.

Normal variants

Sniper

Icon Name Primary Melee Attributes
Sniper
Sniper Sniper Rifle
Sniper Rifle
Kukri
Kukri


Regular Sniper robots appear in small numbers and behave like human Snipers, offering support to their teammates from afar. A notification appears when Snipers spawn, and players may yell "Sniper!" to alert their team to the robot's presence.

Sniper robots never carry the bomb, preferring to use their Sniper Rifles to hit players from afar. Their rifles emit lasers indicating where they are aiming and giving away their position. Snipers may relocate to avoid grenades and rockets but will usually do so to get a view of their enemy, so players occupied with other robots like Tanks are advised to stay out of the Sniper's sights. If players get close to a Sniper robot, it will attack the player with its Kukri. Backing away from the robot will result in it using its Sniper Rifle to kill the player.

Their aim is deadly accurate, so they will always hit a player in sight and not taking rapid evasive action, such as strafing quickly back and forth or moving quickly left after moving right for a short time. However, they can't deal headshot damage and will usually not wait to charge their rifle, giving players a chance to ambush the robot.

Bowman

Icon Name Primary Attributes
Sniper bow
Bowman Huntsman
Huntsman
Pictogram minus.png -50% damage penalty


The Bowman is a special robot. It will attempt to pick up the bomb unlike the other Snipers and acts like other robots, going in closeup combat. It is equipped with the Huntsman, allowing it to fight more easily up close, but not from a distance and does not give its position away with the targeting laser. Bowmen will never use any other weapons, preferring to still use arrows at point blank range. Being special robots, they appear far less frequently than the regular Snipers. Some waves of Snipers also spawn with several allied Pyros; the Pyros can light their arrows on fire and allow them to deal additional damage.

Sydney Sleeper Sniper

Icon Name Primary Melee Attributes
Sniper sydneysleeper
Sydney Sniper Sydney Sleeper
Sydney Sleeper
Kukri
Kukri


The Sydney Sleeper Sniper fires shots that covers the enemy in Jarate, turning all damage taken into Mini-Crits. These robots are also equipped with a Kukri and will use them as normal Sniper robots will. Being special robots, they appear far less frequently than the regular Snipers.

Razorback Sniper

Icon Name Primary Secondary Melee Attributes
Sniper
Razorback Sniper Sniper Rifle
Sniper Rifle
Razorback
Razorback
Kukri
Kukri


Icon Name Primary Secondary Melee Attributes
Sniper
Sniper Sydney Sleeper
Sydney Sleeper
Razorback
Razorback
Kukri
Kukri


The Razorback Sniper is a variant of the Sniper Robot that appears less frequently than traditional Sniper robots. These variants wear a Razorback for protection against backstabs. There is a second variant that uses the Sydney Sleeper.

Rapid Fire Bowman

Icon Name Primary Attributes
Sniper bow
Bowman Rapid Fire Huntsman
Huntsman
Pictogram info.png 1.5x larger in size
Pictogram plus.png 1200 HP
Pictogram plus.png +30% smaller head size
Pictogram plus.png +40% faster firing speed
Pictogram minus.png -15% movement speed


This variant of the Sniper Robot fires arrows much faster than the average Bowman. They appear in the advanced missions of Mannhattan. These robots are larger than normal Sniper-bots, but it is not considered a giant robot, and so it is still vulnerable to Sappers and Backstabs.

Unused content

  • A disabled template exists for a "Jarate Master" robot, with a fast-recharging Jarate as its main weapon. The file's comments indicate it was cut due to lacking a robot Jarate-throw animation.
  • There is an unused icon presumably intended for the Bowman Rapid Fire.

Bugs

  • The blue lasers often glitch, being visible through solid objects and walls, even after the Sniper Robot has been killed.
  • Upon being killed by Bowmen or Rapid Fire Bowmen, the killfeed will occasionally show the non-crit version of "arrow headshot" kill icon. This is due to the fact Sniper Robots never crit on headshots, but they still count as headshots.

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