A customized version of the elusive Snipetron, with metallic finish and Lotus decal.
The Snipetron Vandal is the Vandal version of the Snipetron, first awarded as a special-edition reward for killing 20 Informers in the Informant Event and can be found as a Sortie Reward. The Snipetron Vandal has better characteristics than the regular Snipetron in magazine size and reload speed, but sacrifices Impact and Slash damages in order to boost its Puncture damage.
Originally came pre-installed with its own Orokin Catalyst and its own weapon slot.
The Snipetron Vandal requires 3 shots to activate its shot combo counter, giving it a 1.5x damage bonus on the third shot, a 2.0x damage bonus after 9 shots, and a 2.5x damage bonus after 27 shots.
This weapon is great for headshots and very useful against the Grineer.
When aiming, try to line up your shot before zooming, then zoom, adjust for error, and fire. This may take some practice getting used to, but it's much easier and faster than firing from the hip or zooming haphazardly.
Carry a good melee or close-range sidearm to engage foes at close range, since the Snipetron Vandal is inefficient and difficult to use properly at this distance.
Unlike the Snipetron, the Vandal variant is able to use a level 4 Magazine Warp to obtain 8 shots per magazine (25% of 6 is 1.5; any more would be wasted due to rounding up).
With a level 4 Magazine Warp and level 3 Wildfire (equaling 25% and 20% respectively), you are able to get 9 rounds per magazine. This is because multiple mods of the same type stack additively, rather than cumulatively.
As a general note, ammo consumption should not be too big of an issue as long as players make full use of their abilities and melee weapons in conjunction with Snipetron Vandal.
With maximized Split Chamber and Point Strike you have a 72.5% chance of landing at least one critical hit, with a 22.5% chance to land 2 critical hits and a 27.5% chance to not land a critical hit at all.
Use the Sniper Ammo Mutation mod to greatly relieve the low total ammo and ammo drop chance for sniper rifles.
As with all Vandal weapons, only the energy color can be changed. Other colors may be selected, but will not show on the weapon, unless said weapon possesses a skin.
This is what the zoom-HUD looks like in Corpus Snipers.