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The Super Snipe ZX (known simply as the Super Snipe before EBF5) is a gun available for Lance in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5. It is usually non-elemental, although it was Wind-based in its debut game.

Description

The Super Snipe ZX is a black gun that mostly resembles a real life anti-tank rifle. It has a monopod to improve stability when firing from the ground; however, Lance fires it from over his shoulder like all of his other guns. It is one of the few guns in the game to feature aiming assistance in the form of a giant scope on top of the gun. A few wires run along the side of its body.

In Epic Battle Fantasy 5, the Super Snipe ZX was made slightly more compact and gained some dark grey details, along with a red orb in the barrel that matches the lens of its scope. It also alters Lance's revolver to have a black body with red accents near the barrel and a smaller version of the main gun's scope.

Befitting its appearance, the Super Snipe ZX usually gives Lance a massive Accuracy boost and a small chance of inflicting Instant Death with its weapon-elemental skills; however, it has no bulk and its offenses often leave something to be desired. Additionally, it rarely has any elemental resistances, instead offering immunity to annoying status effects like Stun or Syphon. While theoretically useful for extremely evasive foes (whether via high/buffed Evade, strong Accuracy-debuffing skills, or a massive level advantage over Lance), it is generally outclassed by other guns in most situations.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Super Snipe is a Wind-based gun with below-average bonuses to Attack and Magic Attack. It also comes with great Accuracy and good Evade, although the former is typically irrelevant. Fittingly enough, it empowers Snipe, and its weapon-elemental skills gain a small chance to inflict Instant Death at Level 5.

Overall, the Super Snipe is a mediocre weapon that can generally be replaced very easily, with a niche usage against evasive or over-leveled foes. However, it is useful for Vegetable Forest, as it lacks the stat penalties of the Heavy Claw and is one of the party's best options for killing a Swift Crow.

The Super Snipe resists Accuracy debuffs and Stun. It becomes immune to both of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Super Snipe has unimpressive bonuses to Attack and Magic Attack, but gives a large boost to Accuracy and a significant boost to Evade. It also has a low chance of inflicting Instant Death; sadly, these are not overly useful traits with its terrible offenses. As such, other weapons will be much more consistent, assuming one is using Lance in the first place.

The Super Snipe resists Stun and Syphon, becoming immune to both at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Super Snipe ZX has strong Attack, pitiful Magic Attack, great Evade, and outstanding Accuracy (though the usefulness of the last stat is debatable). It counters attacks with Snipe, unleashes Geometry as a bonus skill, and may inflict Instant Death with weapon-elemental skills. It can also cast Lock On between turns, though this is a relatively insignificant ability. Despite being non-elemental, it powers up Lance's Wind skills, but its stats and his lack of natural skills in this regard generally means that only Tempest can really exploit this.

The Super Snipe ZX is notable for having a higher effective Instant Death chance than the Spine Snapper, and with Cat Ninja, Encore, or other sources of Haste being used to fuel the Charge turn, it can be used with status-boosting gear to wipe out waves of foes with Hyper Beam. However, the Spine Snapper has better general utility due to the debuff boost and actual status boost, among other traits.

The Super Snipe ZX also has solid physical offensive potential, which is more viable with the changes to Lance's physical skills in EBF5. Its high Accuracy allows Lance to make better use of the Death Mask, but it's still usually outclassed by other guns with comparable/superior Attack and better additional effects (e.g. the Heavy Claw and the Chainsaw Gun).

The Super Snipe ZX provides resistance to Wind, Tired, Weaken, Syphon and Disable. All but the first become an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Super Snipe ZX is a dedicated physically offensive weapon, with nothing but massive Attack and Accuracy stats. It outdoes all weapons but the Alt Chainsaw Gun (which comes with defensive penalties) in this regard, though the Alt Flame Titan or the Alt Heartstopper may be preferred due to Lance's natural magical prowess. It also randomly gives the player Good Luck, empowers non-elemental skills, rarely inflicts Instant Death with its Weapon-elemental skills, and may summon a Cat Sniper between turns, but these are fairly insignificant features.

The Alt Super Snipe ZX resists Stun, Dispel, Syphon and Disable, becoming immune to all of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Super Snipe is Lance's default weapon, being equipped when the game starts in The Town.

EBF3 WepIcon Super Snipe.png Super Snipe
High accuracy sniper rifle. Boosts the power of Snipe. Level 5: Chance of instantly killing the target.
Unleash: Attack which buffs the user's evade.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Defence.png - - - - - StatDown Accuracy.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Stat Evade.png 5% 5% 10% 10% 15% Element 50% Element Wind.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Death.png 0% 0% 0% 0% 10%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Microcontroller
x 2
-- -- 3 Microcontroller
x 10
-- --
4 Steel Plate
x 7
Softdrink
x 3
RAM Chip
x 1
5 Mythril Plate
x 1
Red Potion
x 2
RAM Chip
x 1

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Super Snipe can be bought in the Greenwood Village Equipment Shop for 2,000 gold.

EBF4 WepIcon Super Snipe.png Super Snipe
May kill targets instantly.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Status Syphon.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png 25% 30% 35% 40% 50% Stat Evade.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Death.png 10% 15% 15% 15% 20%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Blank CD
x 1
Microcontroller
x 2
-- 3 Steel Plate
x 3
Microcontroller
x 2
--
4 7-Segment Display
x 10
Microcontroller
x 10
Blank CD
x 1
5 Titanium
x 1
RAM Chip
x 1
--

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.

EBF4 WepIcon Super Snipe.png Super Snipe
May stagger targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Status Syphon.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png 25% 30% 35% 40% 50% Stat Evade.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Stagger.png 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Blank CD
x 1
Microcontroller
x 2
-- 3 Steel Plate
x 3
Microcontroller
x 2
--
4 7-Segment Display
x 10
Microcontroller
x 10
Blank CD
x 1
5 Titanium
x 1
RAM Chip
x 1
--


Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Super Snipe ZX is found in the Equipment Shop in Redpine Town. It is on the left side of the shop, locked behind a Topaz Block; as such, a Topaz Key is required to access it.

EBF5 WepIcon Super Snipe ZX.png Super Snipe ZX
Scrubs get headshots.
  • Boosts the damage of wind skills.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts Lock On between turns.
  • Level 4: Counter-attacks with Snipe.
  • Level 5: May unleash Geometry while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Wind.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 15% 30% 45%[40%] 60%[50%] 80%[60%] Stat Defence.png - - - - - Weaken & Tired 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - Syphon & Disable 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png 25% 30% 35% 40% 50% Stat Evade.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (100%) EBF5 Status Death.png 10% 20%[15%] 30%[15%] 40%[15%] 50%[20%]
Bonus Skill 170/4 (20%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, didn't have a counter.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Floppy
x 1
-- -- 3 Copper Pipe
x 4
-- --
4 P2 Processor
x 2
Glass Shards
x 3
-- 5 Game Child
x 1
P2 Processor
x 2
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Super Snipe ZX.png Super Snipe ZX
Scrubs get headshots.
  • Boosts the damage of non-elemental skills.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts Cat Sniper between turns.
  • Level 5: Gives the player good luck status.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png 25% 45% 70% 95% 125% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Syphon & Disable 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Dispel.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png 25% 30% 35% 40% 50% Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (50%) EBF5 Status Death.png 10% 15% 15% 15% 20%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status 2x EBF5 Status Good Luck.png (30%) - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Floppy
x 1
-- -- 3 Copper Pipe
x 4
-- --
4 P2 Processor
x 2
Glass Shards
x 3
-- 5 Game Child
x 1
P2 Processor
x 2
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x 1

Trivia

  • In EBF5, the Super Snipe ZX's ability to cast Geometry (whose attack animation closely resembles PlayStation buttons flying at the foe) as its bonus skill may be a reference to the "360 no scope" trick in first-person shooter games (when a player turns 360 degrees and shoots another player without really aiming, classically done with a sniper rifle without utilizing its scope).
    • This is complimented by the gun's description, "Scrubs get headshots," which refers to stereotypical elitist colloquialisms in shooters.
    • The Super Snipe ZX's recurring trait of inflicting Instant Death with weapon-elemental skills may also be a nod to the "headshot" mechanic in most FPS games, wherein shooting a character in the head tends to be extremely damaging or an instant kill.
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