The Elite Skirmisher is the second-strongest Raider Skirmisher, with the level 70 Ruthless Skirmisher being the strongest. This unit was added along with other Elite Raiders in the 2.9 Patch. Players begin facing this unit at level 55.
Stronger than its predecessors, this unit boasts a large pool of Health AND Armor, enabling the Elite Skirmisher to survive longer than its weaker Raider Skirmisher and Tough Raider Skirmisher brothers. Its first attack, Talons, prioritizes on hurting infantry and critters, able to deal a lethal blow to all infantry and/or critters on an entire row. It is important to note that this unit's first attack has a range of 1-2, enabling it to scratch the entire second row if there is an opening in players' front-line defense. The Elite Skirmisher's second attack has an attack type, named Hand Cannon, and is extremely lethal to tanks, however, with a 10% critical hit chance, it cannot effectively hurt a ranked Mega Tank so much that it is in the risk of being lost.