Recommended PVE snipers for newbie
1. Long Shadow
Frame: Adaptive Frame Elemental: None Mod: Backup Mag Recommended Perk: Extended Mag, Rapid Hit, Triple Tap. Acquired randomly. Since it has 7 rounds of ammo, Triple Tap fits perfectly and gets the best advantage. You can pick up this weapon when you need kinetic sniper weapon but Izanagi's Burden is not available. Except Izanagi's Burden, this will be the best kinetic sniper. 2. Distant Tumulus
Frame: Rapid-Fire Frame Elemental: Solar Mod: Boss Spec Recommended Perk: Tactical Mag, Clown Cartridge, Firing Line Acquired randomly. With Clown Cartridge & Firing Line, this weapon shows really high boss DPS, but you cannot use this weapon in solo. If you equip Anarchy for power weapon, this combination is one of the highest boss DPS weapons. There's a tip for this weapon. In any raid, shot one ammo before you touch the raid banner. So that Clown Cartridge will get the max advantage. 3. IKELOS_SR_V1.0.2
Frame: Rapid-Fire Frame Elemental: Solar Mod: Boss Spec Recommended Perk: Any mags that don't increase the round, Fourth Time's the Charm, High-Impact Reserves Acquired from Umbral Engram. Almost the same as Distant Tumulus. You can use this weapon for solo as well. DPS is a little lower than the best perk Distant, but IKELOS' DPS is very high too. 4. The Supremacy
Frame: Elemental: None Mod: Boss Spec Recommended Perk: Extended Mag, Triple Tap Acquired from The Last Wish raid. Actually, The Supremacy is better in PVP, but you can also pick up this weapon for PVE. You can only get Long Shadow via random drop and this means it's really hard to find the best perk Long Shadow. If you're really in hurry to get kinetic sniper, you can try to get this before Long Shadow with the best perks. It has power limit so you need to find your next sniper in the future. 5. Tranquility
Frame: Adaptive Frame Elemental: None Mod: Backup Mag Recommended Perk: Tactical Mag, Auto-Loading Holster (or Field Prep), Firing Line Acquired from Moon quest (Essence of Vanity), or Pit of Heresy. If you get Auto-Loading Holster & Firing Line, you can spam all rounds and swap to the power weapon (Wendigo, Anarchy or something), then swap to this and spam again. 6. Show of Force XF4865
Frame: Aggressive Frame Elemental: None Mod: Boss Spec Recommended Perk: Tactical Mag, Rapid Hit, Triple Tap Acquired from Forges. Rapid Hit & Triple Tap shows really nice synergy so that you can spam the ammo faster. However, the forges are very easy but it might take so long to get this weapon with the best perks. Sniper weapon's maximum round is 7. Aggressive Frame has basically 3 rounds, maximum 5 (Tactical Mag or Extended Mag & Backup Mag Mod) Adaptive Frame has basically 4 rounds, maximum 7 (Extended Mag & Backup Mag Mod) Rapid-Fire Frame has basically 5 rounds, maximum 7 (Tactical Mag or Extended Mag or Backup Mag Mod. Only 1 will be applied) Except IKELOS_SR_V1.0.2, more rounds are better.