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Some say that the sniper is the worst kind of assassin: a killer who waits silently in the shadows and then strikes from a distance without remorse. Snipers, of course, understand that such protestations about “cowardice” and “honor” regarding their profession are in fact merely the bleatings of sheep fearing the slaughter and pay them no heed. Most snipers take pride in their formidable abilities, which allow them to take life quickly, quietly, and efficiently, then disappear into their surroundings without a trace.

The sniper is an archetype of the archer class.

Accuracy (Ex)

At 3rd level, a sniper halves all range increment penalties when making ranged attacks with a bow or crossbow.

This ability replaces evasion ability.

Deadly Range (Ex)

At 5th level, a sniper increases the range at which she can apply her precision shot damage by 5 feet. This range increases by 5 feet for every 2 levels after 5th.

This ability replaces hunter tricks.

Quick Sniper (Ex)

At 11th level, a sniper gains a bonus equal to 1/2 his archer level on Stealth checks when sniping. When he is hit with a ranged attack, he can shoot his bow or crossbow at his attacker as an immediate action if it is loaded.

This ability replaces improved evasion.