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  • Anti-Air: Most single-target Snipers will have the trait "Attacks aerial units first", letting them function as this trope compared to other ranged units.
  • Arbitrary Maximum Range: As with Casters and some Guards, Snipers can only fire at targets within their highlighted range. If an enemy moves a single inch outside of it, they will instantly stop shooting, even if the target is still literally right in front of them and only stepping slightly off to their side.
  • Bottomless Magazines: If a Sniper uses a gun or crossbow, they will never have to reload. Kroos is a great example of this, being a fast Sniper who uses a crossbow and can fire at near-machinegun speeds when buffed.
  • Long-Range Fighter: But of course. Snipers tend to have the longest attack range of all operators.
  • Planet of Hats: With the exception of Mostima, all playable Sankta characters are Snipers. It's almost certainly because most Sankta come from Laterano, the nation that specializes in firearms and ranged weapons.

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Rarity: ★★★
ID: No. 211
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Sankta
Birthday: May 30
Height: 171cm
Artist: Yī Lì Lǐzi
Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi

  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the beginning of mission 1-11, Adnachiel stays behind and engages the Reunion boss W so his teammates could escape. Considering the power disparity between them, W effortlessly crushes him, though his sacrifice allows the rest of the Reserve Team to regroup and defeat her. Subverted in that he ends up surviving, however, and is able to relay valuable information about W to Rhodes Island.

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Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 302
Affiliation: Lateran
Race: Sankta
Birthday: January 13
Height: 162cm
Artist: m9nokuro
Voiced by: Nozomi Nishida

  • Mighty Glacier: Ambriel is of the same general attack type as Firewatch, taking slow aimed shots that deal massive damage and prioritizing those with the lowest DEF first. Her second skill Radar Positioning expands her range to cover the entire freaking map, but sniping at those beyond the normal range takes additional aiming time in addition to the normal ASPD penalty.

     Blue Poison
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Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 129
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Anura
Birthday: January 18
Height: 157cm
Artist: LLC
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki

  • Animal Motif: Poison dart frogs.
  • Dub Name Change: A particularly unusual example in that it only applies to the Japanese version of the game. In all other versions of the game, BP is known as, well, some variant of "Blue Poison" (蓝毒 in Chinese), but in Japanese she's known as "アズリウス", which transliterates as "Azurius" in standard JP-to-EN romanization. This does get especially weird thanks to the Japanese audio (which is used for all versions of the game), since she introduces herself as "アズリウス" but the text in all non-JP clients won't match.
  • Mysterious Past: BP has some kind of link to the Abyssals and Abyssal Hunters, though whether she, as an Anura, counts as an "Abyssal" herself is a bit of a question mark. At the very least, she seems to know Specter from before the time Specter got amnesia, and she's a bit evasive about exactly where she's from or her early life before coming to Rhodes Island.
  • Poisonous Person: And she's really not terribly happy about this fact. Yes, she is a poison expert and can generate poisons from her own body, but it really hurts her to be called "poisonous" and she desperately wants to live a more peaceful, normal life where people can simply accept and like her. She does point out that it's perfectly safe to touch her, which a lot of her fellow operators, even, seem to doubt.
  • Ship Tease: Her higher trust lines are quite shippy, as the Doctor is one of the first people to just accept her for who she is and be unafraid to actually touch her.

Rarity: ★★★
ID: No. 282
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Kuranta
Birthday: August 8
Height: 163cm
Artist: m9nokuro
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa

  • Military Maverick: She dislikes following orders, and gets a kick out of being a nuisance to her captain, Orchid.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Catapult is an AoE Sniper, and is basically a budget version of Shirayuki or Meteorite if you don't have them. Lore-wise, Catapult is kind of an explosive maniac who blows stuff up for fun and has actually gotten into trouble many times for this hobby of hers. The Noodle Incident mentioned in her bio is actually one of the tamer instances, where she only blew up some vaults instead of anything more important.

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Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 279
Affiliation: Lateran
Race: Sankta
Birthday: July 7
Height: 181cm
Artist: Skade
Voiced by: Takashi Kondo

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Rarity: ★★★★★★
ID: No. 103
Affiliation: Penguin Logistics
Race: Sankta
Birthday: December 24
Height: 159cm
Artist: Huànxiàng Hēi Tù
Voiced by: Manaka Iwami
An operator from Penguin Logistics, Exusiai is the point-woman of the team, trigger-woman when necessary, and general resident ray of sunshine.
  • Achilles' Heel: Heavily-armored units. Exusiai actually has surprisingly low attack for her rarity, which is usually compensated for by her bevy of skills allowing her to hose the enemy down in bullets. However, armor subtracts damage on a per-hit basis... so an enemy with an A rating or higher in armor can give her trouble and cut down her damage potential substantially.
  • All-Loving Hero: Just about the closest thing the Crapsack World of Arknights can have to one. Despite the world being in the state it's in, she's still positive and upbeat, and does her best to keep her teammates upbeat and to help those in need (which seemingly contributes to her being broke most of the time).
  • Art Evolution: Over the course of a year, no less. In the artwork for her skins, her hair becomes a much brighter shade of traditional red, whereas her original art has her hair as a rustier kind of red that trends toward purple.
  • Bifauxnen: Because she tends to wear clothing that doesn't emphasize her chest and she keeps her hair quite short, it's easy to mistake her for a very pretty young man at first glance.
  • Double Tap: Triple Tap to be precise. She also unlocks a Quadruple Tap skill at Elite 1, and Quintuple Tap at Elite 2.
  • Gun Nut: The darker shade and interpretation of her character is this; her profile does note that keeping her firearms maintained and practiced-with is the thing that best keeps her attention. A few of her quotes make it clear that she loves guns, loves collecting guns, and loves shooting things with guns.
  • More Dakka: In a world where firearms are fairly rare, Exusiai, being Lateranan, has access to comparatively advanced guns that are almost always fully automatic; her initial appearance and her skins have her using a Kriss Vector (painted in the exact colors of the Vector of Girls' Frontline, no less) and her Elite 2 art has a whole array of rifles fanning out behind her like wings, with her holding an M16 variant. Her activatable skills all reflect her usage of full-auto weapons (with her second and third skills basically boiling down to "hold down the trigger, then spray and pray").
  • Our Angels Are Different: Exusiai is a Sankta, who resemble traditional depictions of angels. This pretty much boils down to her having a halo of sorts above her head and small energy "wings" coming out of her back at all times, regardless of her clothes (the wings aren't attached to her body). The wings, for better or worse, don't allow her to fly. It's worth noting that, aside from this, Ex is a comparatively normal flesh-and-blood humanoid — one angelic trait the Sankta leave out is the idea of being related to souls of the departed. In the end, they're just people.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's not immediately obvious, but in Japanese (with the Arknights characters, despite originating from China, having been named with an eye toward transliteration into Japanese) "Exusiai" is spelled (and pronounced, by folks like Texas) エクシア. Not only is that missing the extra "i", but it's also identical to the kana spelling of the Gundam Exia. This makes it very possible she's meant to be named Exia (or "exousia", the root of the name, meaning "authority" in Koine Greek) and that players knowledgeable in their mecha anime are meant to make the connection.
  • Those Two Girls: She's often depicted alongside Texas.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Texas and Exusiai don't appear to get along super well (Tex notes in Ex's profile that they're kind of polar opposites in terms of personality) and they do snark on each other occasionally, but they're still pals and comrades through thick and thin.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her wings aren't very big, but as a Sankta, she does count, and her wings are usually pretty visible.

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Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 158
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Elafia
Birthday: Unknown
Height: 158cm
Artist: aZLing4
Voiced by: Ru Thing

  • Cold Sniper: One who uses a crossbow and can fade into shadows, making her undetectable.
  • Death from Above: Starting from Elite 1, Firewatch can use an additional skill called Tactical Transceiver, which lets her call down two (up to three) artillery strikes onto random enemies within her targeting range.
  • Horned Humanoid: She has a pair of antlers going out the sides of her head, owing to her elk Animal Motif.
  • Magikarp Power: At first blush, Firewatch is an okay-ish Sniper with pretty unremarkable abilities, her slightly-higher damage notwithstanding. After promoting her to Elite, however, the difference is night and day, especially considering her new skill, which is Grenade Spam ramped Up to Eleven, allowing her to nuke high-HP targets or big mobs into oblivion. Not for nothing that her class tag has "Nuker" attached to it.
    • And you're not even done there. Both of her skills are only okay-ish at level 7, and would require further investment into Mastery training if one is to make the most out of her. Of note is Tactical Transceiver, which will only drop two bombs at level 7, while Mastery 1 will already allow Firewatch to drop 3, thus substantially increasing her damage potential.
  • Mighty Glacier: Firewatch is slow, very slow in fact. The tradeoff to her high damage per hit is her crossbow's single-shot nature, which puts a crimp on her fire rate. While this may be of little consequence during low-level farming, Firewatch can really struggle against mass air or Reunion ranged units on higher difficulties, where their sheer volume of fire could overwhelm her before she could deal meaningful damage to them.
  • Sole Survivor: Of her clan.
  • The Stoic: She rarely ever emotes, and on the off-chance something pisses her off enough for her to show it, things are prone to get very messy.
  • Tranquil Fury: A byproduct of her being The Stoic. If she stops being tranquil, you know things are about to go really bad for the other party.

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Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 367
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Liberi
Birthday: November 14
Height: 162cm
Artist: m9nokuro
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 235
Affiliation: Blacksteel International
Race: Feline
Birthday: March 3
Height: 147cm
Artist: m9nokuro
Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi

  • Apologises a Lot: Her mission failure line is pretty much this.
  • Audience Surrogate: In the tutorial maps, she's the newcomer, point-of-view character whom Dobberman explains the gameplay mechanics to.
  • Big Eater: She says that she cut back on snacks to afford ammunition. Doberman is baffled that her snack budget was enough to buy specialized ammunition in bulk. It's mentioned in the mail that the reason the beginner campaign of Sanity-restoring cookies had to stop is because Jessica got ahold of the entire supply.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Jessica is actually a highly skilled and competent operator, who is only held back by her personal hangups.
  • Extreme Doormat: Due to her timidity, she's often asked by Blacksteel executives and Rhodes Island operators to help test out new equipment.
  • Gun Nut: She's one of the few non-Laterano operators who carries a gun. She actually spent her own money to obtain one and it's heavily implied that even a simple Laterano handgun cost quite a sum.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is extremely timid and shy and doesn't have a lot of self confidence, often having trouble communicating with others and hesitating during missions.
  • Smoke Out: Her second ability, Smokescreen, allows her to deploy a smoke grenade to reduce the accuracy of attacks aimed at her.

Rarity: ★★★
ID: No. 124
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Cautus
Birthday: November 22
Height: 154cm
Artist: Xiàyě Hóng Míng
Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro

  • Crutch Character: Kroos will most likely be the definitive crutch Fast Sniper for many players due to a combination of her being given for free during Chapter 0, her low cost, ease of acquisition due to her 3-star rarity, and relatively strong performance for such a common unit. Her talent and auto skill make her incredibly powerful among 3-star snipers, putting her closer in performance to the 4-star Jessica and making her the budget equivalent of Exusiai. Though, one should be prepared to hear "Ko ko da yo!" very often due to the nature of her skill.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her profile picture should be self-explanatory enough.
  • Hidden Depths: Beneath that cheerful veneer, Kroos is suffering from the pains of her Oripathy infection. She decided to be a Perpetual Smiler to ease that pain and to cheer others up.
    Kroos: I'm always looking for fun things to do as a way to ease the pain of my Oripathy, I guess. Plus, I love seeing other people smile~

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Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 133
Affiliation: Kingdom of Victoria
Race: Liberi
Birthday: May 1
Height: 151cm
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 126
Affiliation: Kingdom of Kazimierz
Race: Kuranta
Birthday: May 1
Height: 164cm
Artist: HUG
Voiced by: Ayaka Fukuhara

  • Anti-Armor: This is Meteor's niche. Both of her skills deal high physical damage in addition to reducing the DEF of her enemies by certain percentages.
  • Forest Ranger: To an extent where she could be considered an Expy of the Wood Elven Waywatchers of Warhammer. Meteor used to be part of an entire order of Forest Rangers who patrolled the immense woodland region of Kazimierz, until she was exiled due to her oripathy infection.

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Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 219
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Sarkaz
Birthday: August 30
Height: 170cm
Artist: TOKI
Voiced by: Risa Taneda

  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Meteorite served alongside Firewatch when the latter's clan was destroyed. Even though the loss was unbearable to Firewatch, Meteorite had seen and been through much worse that she's pretty much blasé about it.
  • But Now I Must Go: During the times when Meteorite confided in Amiya about her past and people, this is one eventuality that she almost always mentions, due to the goals and methods of Rhodes Island not necessarily aligning with her own. Building her trust to maximum reveals that her tight bond with her teammates changed her mind, thus averting this.

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Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 204
Affiliation: Kingdom of Kazimierz
Race: Kuranta
Birthday: February 13
Height: 160cm
Artist: Skade
Voiced by: Ai Kayano

  • Mighty Glacier: Platinum hits very hard, but she's also painfully slow to set up. Her ASPD is on the slow side, and her skills and talents encourage this sedentary playstyle.
    • Her talent gives her bonus damage that scales according to the amount of idle time Platinum gets between each attack, up to a maximum of 190% for 2.5 seconds of waiting.
    • When using her second skill, Platinum has massively increased range even for Snipers, but at a cost to her (already slow) ASPD, and the skill itself takes about a minute of real time to even get the ball rolling. This makes her a terrible initial choice when time is of the essence and one has to rush Snipers out to defend an area, but greatly powerful if deployed late and allowed time to set up.
  • Professional Killer: She hailed from an entire order of professional killers, with the only thing setting them apart from the typical hitmen being that they are basically the monarchy's Secret Police.

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Rarity: ★★★★★
ID: No. 145
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Lupo
Birthday: November 30
Height: 162cm
Artist: Zhā Niàn
Voiced by: Akari Kageyama

  • Close-Range Combatant: Weirdly for a Sniper, Provence is best described as this. She has comparatively shorter range than most Snipers, which doesn't increase by much even when she's promoted, and her damage-boosting talent actually has the highest chance to proc when the enemy is literally right in front of her.
  • Finish Him!: Provence is best used to pick off stragglers that are nearly dead. Her first skill passively increases her ATK by up to 25% for every 20% of her target's HP that's missing, to a theoretical total of 100% bonus damage per enemy, and her second skill gives her a massive firepower boost, but Provence will outright refuse to attack enemies that are healthier than 80% for the entire duration of it.
  • The Heart: Her profile pretty much states her as this. Being very optimistic, and compassionate despite her infection, and inspiring those around her.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Possibly. Scavenger is mentioned to have a crush on her, but Provence shows no interest of that sort in other female characters, her dialogue doesn't even seem to mention Scavenger herself at all.

Rarity: ★★
ID: No. 503
Affiliation: Rhodes Island
Race: Savra
Birthday: July 22
Height: 179cm
Artist: Ryuzakiichi

  • Anti-Air: Rangers has the Talent "Anti-Air Master", giving him +50% more damage on aerial targets and making him stronger than higher rarity Snipers against airborne units.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Justified. He finds it easier to conduct close-quarters combat barefoot, since it allows him to “feel the vibration of the ground.”
  • Lizard Folk: As a Savra, Rangers is this.
  • Old Soldier: Is a seasoned veteran who has been all around the world, and has no intention of letting his old age slow him down.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: He even wears it in his sleep.
  • Starter Mon: He's the first Sniper one will receive, as part of the first tutorial mission.

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Rarity: ★★★★★★
ID: No. 340
Affiliation: Siesta
Race: Feline
Height: 169cm
Artist: Liduke
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 118
Affiliation: Great Lungmen
Race: Anaty
Birthday: July 20
Height: 154cm
Artist: A Guǐ
Voiced by: Nana Harumura

Click to see Elite 2 appearance. 
Rarity: ★★★★
ID: No. 190
Affiliation: Siesta
Race: Vulpo
Birthday: June 25
Height: 153cm
Artist: KENTllaall
Voiced by: Ayaka Saitou


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