"This Sniper is the creme de la creme of snipers. He’s pretty hard to take down and has a super deadly shot. He comes with a .338 Sniper Rifle with three options: Scoped Shot, Quick Shot, and Armor Piercing Shot! SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS-SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS… EVERYBODY! "
The Marksman is a premium Sniper-type unit that costs 60 to train. It is basically an upgraded Sniper in terms of HP and damage output. The Marksman at Rank 1 has 150 HP and deals 99-121 damage.
Purchasing this unit is not ideal for high level players because sniper units generally become less utilized at these levels, as more and more armored opponents appear. However, buying the Marksman is a shortcut to having improved Snipers without using Bars since the Marksman does not require the SpecOps Center to unlock it. Also, it is cheaper to heal, not costing any Bars.
The Assassinater is an improved, non-nanopod Sniper unit compared to the Marksman, but requires the Prestigious Academy and Stars. As the MAX Level limit rises, players who reach level 28 may find the purchase of the Marksman worthwhile instead of waiting another 42 levels to unlock the Assassinater or other more expensive, higher-level Sniper units.