The Sniper (capitalized) is a battle type in the Metal Shadow universe. It describes an elemancer specializing in mid to long range offense, support, and reconnaissance. They have the highest accuracy of any battle type at long range, which comes in handy in a variety of ways, especially when they are armed with a weapon.
The sniper is often well-balanced, but relatively slow and highly reliant on weaponry. Any unit who is fast enough to close in and disarm it is a good counter.