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Strict Soldier's guide for MvM: Sniper (Part 1) by Menaria Strict Soldier's guide for MvM: Sniper (Part 1) by Menaria

Special thanks to:
:icontfsoldier: For fixing the script!

Nobody says that you have to make miracles like headshoting a Giant Scout to be a good Sniper.
The reason why he gained his bad reputation is because he’s one of the classes that can either do his job right or pretty much don’t do anything at all. The fact that he’s a primary pick of most of unskilled players don’t help to improve a stereotype about a Sniper on MvM.

If you can’t land many headshots but still want to play MvM,
Do NOT play on advanced maps or above. People will want you to change your class or start a votekick as soon as they will notice that you can’t do your job good enough for those missions.

Take a practice on easier maps.
On Advanced and Expert Mann Up maps there’s a big chance that you’ll get kicked if you have less than 5 tours finished and pick a Sniper. Thanks to that “every Sniper is bad” stereotype, there’s not a lot that can be done about it, even if you appear to have a right loadout and upgrades. I can only recommend to finish at least those 5 tours as a different class and then try your luck as a Sniper.

Speaking of loadout and upgrades:
Heatmaker, Machina and default Sniper Rifle are the best choices.
Do NOT use Sydney Sleeper. Its mini-crits can be easily replaced by a Jarate, Scout’s mark and Soldier’s Buff Banner. Sniper's full crit on headshot obviously deals more dmg.
Secondary weapon – Jarate. That’s always an extra mini-crit and slow on the enemies if necessary.
Mele – Doesn’t matter much, since there’s a rare opportunity to use it. I personally use Bushwacka, because it makes a great combo with a Buff Banner against tanks.
Upgrades: Sniper’s job is to take cover and kill enemies from a distance, so any resistances and any health-regens aren’t most important (the only real thing that might be a threat to him are robo-spies).
Sniper’s primary weapon is a priority and it’s the best to start a game from an explosive headshot upgrade.

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jcieph3 Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
While it is a good loadout for mvm, I didn't play much with the heatmaker.
Overall, I go for the machina, which in my opinion is better in mvm.
ParadoxialGamer Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strict, you are my freekin hero and deserve fanart.
Menaria Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconstrictsoldierplz: My duty is to teach all of you, walking vomits, how to do your work right!
ParadoxialGamer Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
iWantcoal Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last panel: 'MURICA, F**K YEAH! Come again to save the mothaf**king day ya...
He's tha man!
Joosh-Face Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh god. XD Now that soldier is an awesome soldier.
3 best secondaries are jarate (mini crits and slowed speed for robots), smg (will be a new minigun that does more damage), and carbine (da critz)
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly what am I afraid of. Poor Sniper players that play Snipers like a pro, being kicked by those votekicking assholes ...
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