Difference between revisions of "Sharpshooter"
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|• Ranged attack|
• No range penalty
• No obstacle penalty
"Specially trained by the guerrilla warrior Gelu, Sharpshooters are a select troop. Recruited from the ranks of Archers, Marksmen, Wood Elves, and Grand Elves, Sharpshooters use a huge recursive, compound longbow. More than five feet in length, three bowstrings running through the pulleys on both ends, aid in the power and precision of their attacks. With their training, distance and siege walls are not a hindrance." AB manual
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Like most ranged units, they are very vulnerable when within melee range. This applies especially to Sharpshooters, glass cannons whose 15HP are the lowest among all Level 4 units. However, they have the highest damage-to-hit points ratio of any unit in the game, dealing tremendous amounts of damage as long as they are kept alive. Expert Slow coupled with Expert Archery helps immensely with this. When laying siege to a town, they are extremely useful as they have no range penalty, though they are often targeted by Arrow Towers. Do anything to protect Sharpshooters against enemy's melee fighters. Sharpshooters' major advantage is their excellent speed, especially in comparison with many other ranged units, which means they can wipe out a major part of the enemy's army prior to the turn of many of its units.