Concept art for SWTOR sniper rifles.

The Sniper rifle is a high powered long range weapon that deals incredible damage over a long distances allowing the Imperial Agent code name Cipher 9 to kill his targets from a safe distance keeping out of harms way.

The Sniper Rifles abilities do not work well in close distance as being a Sniper you are to stay away from the combat and provide support to the Imperial army if possible. 

When a Sniper is in cover he pulls up a personal shield that protects from most damage but doesn't make him invulerable.This weapon can be deadly in the hands of a highly trained Sniper.