Sniper (SNIP) is a recurring promoted class in the Shining series. It is the default promotion option for Archers.
Snipers are experienced archers, with similar patterns of stats to the unpromoted class, though of course their magnitude is larger. Unlike Archers, Snipers are capable of using weapons that have a range of up to three spaces. Though nearly all Snipers are elves due to the race's sharp eyesight, there is one human Sniper: Garosh, from Shining Force III Scenario 2: Target: Child of God.
- Hans (Shining Force)
- Diane (Shining Force)
- Shade (Shining Force Gaiden / Shining Force CD)
- Chester (Shining Force: Sword of Hajya / Shining Force CD)
- Elric (Shining Force II)
- Janet (Shining Force II)
- Sonette (Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conlict)
- Hayward (Shining Force III)
- Bernard (Shining Force III)
- Garosh (Shining Force III)
- Elwynn (Shining Tears)