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For the hunter specialization, see Marksmanship.
Hunter preview Marksmanship

A human marksman.

Marksmen shroud themselves in the perils of the untamed wilds, perfecting the use of weapons that are deadliest from great range. They've maintained little interest, however, in gaining the loyalty of the many beasts inhabiting these crude landscapes. Instead, the marksman blends into the surrounding environment, surveying behavior of all manner of predator and gleaning deadly methods for stalking their own prey. A sniper in hiding, the marksman unleashes arrows and bullets with deadly precision, exposing the weakness in whoever—or whatever—passes through their crosshairs.[1]

Marksmanship hunters are master archers or sharpshooters who excel in bringing down enemies from afar.[2] As such, they use bows, crossbows, and guns, but sometimes a melee weapon as well.

Elven rangers pursue mastery in marksmanship.[3] Dwarven riflemen using blunderbuss long rifles are considered excellent marksmen.[4] The night elf archers that compose the first rank of the Sentinel army are expert marksmen.[5]





  • Marksmen are playable through marksmanship hunters.
  • Draenei marksmen of the Aldor are issued blanks while training.[8]

In the RPG[]

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Marksman prestige class.

Marksmen are warriors who have embraced firearms as their weapon of choice. Studying the techniques of the dwarves, these soldiers craft their own weapons and hone their aim until they are capable of incredible feats of speed and accuracy. Marksmen learn to trust their instinctive ability with firearms to make incredibly skilled shots.[9]

Epic marksman[]


Epic marksman epic prestige class.

An epic marksman is an experienced marksman. The epic marksman is an ultimate master of firearms. They can shoot an apple's stem at 3,000 paces, fire rifle shots in rapid staccato, and perform selective surgery at range. Those who anger them drop dead in the streets. Ranged combat with firearms is their specialty, so they keep improving it. Increases to speed and mobility can help him avoid melee so they can do what he does best. This grants ability increases to dexterity. If they are determined to put an ability increase elsewhere, they are told to soak their face in ice water until they feel better.[10]

In the TCG[]

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'"A true marksman is not one who never misses, it's one who always kills."[11]

See also[]