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Sniper Crewmen are special Crewmen that carry Lanka.png Lanka sniper rifles and wear bright yellow suits. They are stronger and less common than normal crewmen and usually accompany a group of normal Crewmen into battle, providing ranged fire support. As of Update 20.0 (2017-03-24), Sniper Crewmen gained the ability to deploy Ratel to attack players.

Farming Locations[]

These are based on opinions and may not be 100% true. These should be viewed as advice for finding the enemies until better facts are proven.

Normal Sniper Crewman

Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconCorpusB.svg Europa Paimon Defense 18 - 23 Corpus Ice Planet
IconCorpusB.svg Neptune Sao Sabotage 29 - 31 Corpus Outpost


  • Sniper Crewmen are normally treated as if they're holding Dera.png Dera rifles, as their tactics, more or less, are similar to those of the Grineer.
    • Although, they retain some distance from their targets, making them harder to kill.
  • Their Lanka sniper rifles are far more lethal than the Dera rifles used by other crewmen. While they are less lethal than a player-operated Lanka, it is still crucial to avoid their shots.
  • Although they use Lankas, they seem incompetent to use them as they never lead their targets. If one wishes not to be hit, one simply need to keep moving.


Main article: Ratel

Ratels are small drones spawned by Sniper Crewmen from electrical spawn pads. They're small yellow quadrupeds with dark grey blades for feet, capped off by a bright yellow edge. They attack by chasing the player and firing a small electrical beam and will pursue if the player leaves their attack range.


  • They seem to appear more often in invasions.
  • The Sergeant, a Corpus boss character, has a slight resemblance to Sniper Crewmen, likely to be a higher-ranking Corpus sniper unit given by rank, custom suit and more versatile and powerful equipment.
  • As of Update 12.0 (2014-02-05), their suit is now yellow instead of the tan coloring.


Juno Sniper Crewman General Drop
Introduced Update 28.0 (2020-06-11) Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Combustion Beam 1%
Mod TT 20px.png Gaia's Tragedy 1%
Mod TT 20px.png Vulpine Mask 1%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 1%
Tileset Corpus Ship
Weapon Stahlta.png Stahlta
Codex Scans 5
Flesh 200
DmgSlashSmall64.png + DmgToxinSmall64.png ++ DmgViralSmall64.png ++ DmgImpactSmall64.png - DmgGasSmall64.png -
Shield 200
DmgImpactSmall64.png ++ DmgColdSmall64.png ++ DmgMagneticSmall64.png +++ DmgPunctureSmall64.png - DmgRadiationSmall64.png -
Affinity 150
Base Level 15
A crewman specialized in long-ranged firearms.

Terra Sniper Crewman General Drop
Introduced Update 24.0 (2018-11-08) Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Metal Fiber 1.897%
Mod TT 20px.png Pistol Gambit 1.897%
Mod TT 20px.png Chilling Grasp 0.221%
Mod TT 20px.png Fury 0.221%
Mod TT 20px.png Infected Clip 0.221%
Mod TT 20px.png No Return 0.221%
Mod TT 20px.png Shotgun Savvy 0.221%
Mod TT 20px.png Guardian Derision 0.025%
Mod TT 20px.png Jagged Edge 0.025%
Mod TT 20px.png Rapid Resilience 0.025%
Mod TT 20px.png Vital Sense 0.025%
Tileset Orb Vallis
Weapon Opticor.png Opticor
Prova.png Prova
Codex Scans 5
Flesh 60
DmgSlashSmall64.png + DmgToxinSmall64.png ++ DmgViralSmall64.png ++ DmgImpactSmall64.png - DmgGasSmall64.png -
Shield 200
DmgImpactSmall64.png ++ DmgColdSmall64.png ++ DmgMagneticSmall64.png +++ DmgPunctureSmall64.png - DmgRadiationSmall64.png -
Base Level 1

Vapos Sniper Crewman General Drop
Introduced Update 25.0 (2019-05-22) Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Assault Mode 2.2764%
Mod TT 20px.png Incendiary Coat 0.3318%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.3318%
Mod TT 20px.png Combustion Beam 0.015%
Mod TT 20px.png Ravage 0.015%
Mod TT 20px.png Stalking Fan 0.015%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.015%
Tileset Corpus Gas City
Weapon Lanka.png Lanka
Prova.png Prova
Codex Scans 5
Flesh 60
DmgSlashSmall64.png + DmgToxinSmall64.png ++ DmgViralSmall64.png ++ DmgImpactSmall64.png - DmgGasSmall64.png -
Proto Shield 150
DmgImpactSmall64.png +DmgToxinSmall64.png +DmgMagneticSmall64.png +++DmgPunctureSmall64.png ‐‐DmgFireSmall64.png ‐‐DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png ‐‐
Base Level 15



Patch History[]

Hotfix 24.0.4 (2018-11-12)

  • Lowered Terra Sniper Crewman base damage from 60 to 45.

Hotfix 24.0.2 (2018-11-09)

  • Terra Sniper Crewman and Terra Raptor SX now only create Hyenas if their level is >15.

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • Sniper Crewman now are able to deploy mini-robots known as Ratel. These fast-moving mini robotics units are quick and can quickly overwhelm even the strongest Tenno
  • We have increased the spawn chance of Sniper Crewman in Corpus missions.

Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)

  • Introduced.