Darktide: Best Sharpshooter Veteran Build

A guide that covers every bit of information on Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build and weapons associated with the Veteran class.

Best guide on Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build & weapons.

If you are a Veteran and are finding the best Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build for your class, then you have come to the right place. In this guide, we show you the best Veteran build and weapons that will make you unbeatable and powerful on the battlefield.

Key Takeaways

  • Counterfire and Confirmed Kill are essential feats in your Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build.
  • Munitorum Mk III Power Sword is the best melee weapon in the Veteran class.
  • Kantrael MG XII Infantry Lasgun is the best-ranged gun in the Veteran class.

Darktide Veteran Sharpshooter Build 

So, how to get this best build for your veteran class? Do not worry; we will guide you with every bit of information essential for becoming invincible on the battlefield. The veteran class is best at using guns and long-range weapons. So, we will cover every talent and give you an idea of the best talent of them all.

However, we will start from the meat of all these builds that are standard abilities of your veteran class. So, why are you waiting? Let us build your best invincible build!


Your veteran sharpshooter has fragmentation grenades. These are very useful in clearing hordes of opponents. But in general, you will use your grenades mostly to stop big elites from destroying your team thoroughly.

If you see some rangers coming, it is the perfect time to toss the grenade. It will help you shred mixed hordes or rescue somebody. Toss two grenades, reload your gun, and you are ready.


In aura, your veteran class has got the Scavenger. In this, you and your allies in Coherency gain a small amount of ammo whenever any of you kill an Elite enemy. So, as long as the Elite opponent dies, you get ammo.

Hence, this is the reason you can leave the ammo to the Veteran. Other characters only need a little ammo if they are not wasting it because your scavenger ability should load them up.

Volley Fire

Volley is an ultimate and beneficial ability. It gives you additional fifty percent range damage for five seconds and helps you designate non- Ogryn Elite and specialist enemies as Priority Targets. 

But with level thirty Counterfire talent, you also designate all shooters as priority targets. With this ability, you can continuously refresh the counter fire and get additional twenty-five percent weak spot damage during Volley fire. This ability is outstanding indeed.

Make Every Shot Count

This ability gives you extra fifteen percent weak spot damage. Just snipe the head of your opponents.

Be Prepared

Another iconic ability is Be Prepared. With this power, forty percent of your ammo is reserved for all ranged weapons. Therefore, you always have more ammo.

So these were your veteran class standard abilities. Now let’s go through the talents, and there are different talents at different levels. We will guide you on which level which talent is best for you.

Best Warhammer 40k Veteran Build
Best Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran Build

Level 5 Talents

At this level, there are three talents: Exhilarating TakedownAt Arm’s Length, and Confirmed Kill.

Exhilarating Takedown

So, our first level five talent is Exhilarating Takedown. This talent replenishes ten percent on ranged weak spot kill. But due to its lack of speed, this is not preferable.

At Arm’s Length

Another level-five talent is At Arm’s Length. This talent replenishes five percent toughness per second while more than eight meters from enemies. However, due to its slowness, we recommend you refrain from using this ability.

Confirmed Kill

So, our last level five talent is  Confirmed kill. The amount of Elites in T4 and T5 is enormous, and with this talent, when you kill an Elite, you get twenty-five percent toughness and a further twenty-five percent over time. 

Therefore, you can get complete toughness by killing multiple Elites. Because all you need to do is kill two Elites to regenerate toughness from zero to a hundred. That’s why we suggest you use this talent.

Level 10 Talents

So, in this talent list, there are also three abilities: Sniper, Tactical Reload, and Demolition Stockpile. Let us find which talent would be best for you on the battlefield.


Hence, our first level 10 talent is Sniper. This talent deal up to twenty percent increased ranged damage based on how far away you are from your target. But remember, the damage reduces the closer you are to your mark.  

Tactical Reload

Another talent that people usually prefer to use is Tactical Reload. This talent increases reload speed by twenty percent if you have ammo in your weapon. 

Demolition Stockpile

So, the last in our level 10 list is Demolition Stockpile. With this talent, you use a free grenade every sixty seconds. You can devastate hordes and clear the way for your team, which is essential.

Hence, we highly recommend you use this talent on the battlefield and become invincible.

Level 15 Talents

Like all other levels, level fifteen also contains three main talents: Covering Fire, Demolition Team, and Bio-Optic Target.

Covering Fire

With this talent, when you kill an enemy with a ranged attack, allies in the melee range of the target replenish ten percent of toughness. 

So, Covering Fire can be good if you are shooting close to your melee, but we found that it’s hard often to shoot next to the Ogryn. Hence, if you want to use it, you can try it. 

Demolition Team

This talent can give you and your allies in Coherency a five percent chance to gain a grenade on an Elite enemy kill. It is utterly worthless because most grenades drop when you use Demolition Stockpile. 

So, this is a waste of space; we advise you to use something other than this talent.

Bio-Optic Target

So, our best choice goes to  Bio-Optic Target. Why? Because this talent allows you to see the range of your enemies, and it helps your zealots to know there is a mass concentration of capacity they can charge.

This ability allows your Psyker to shoot further, or if you are using the Purgatus force staff, it helps you to know where to burn. So, this talent enables you to clear the path for your team. Hence, this ability is vital to have in this ultimate Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build.

Level 20 Talents

So, at this level, the three main talents are Unwavering Focus, Duck and Dive, and Camo Expert. Let us go through each and find which is best for you to use in your Veteran build.

Unwavering Focus

Our first talent at level 20 is Unwavering Focus. This talent gives an additional seventy-five percent toughness damage reduction from ranged attacks during Volley Fire. However, by using this talent, you get suppressed, which means you can not aim properly, and a Veteran must  

have a good aim.

Duck And Dive

This talent gives twenty percent stamina for dodging, sprinting, or sliding to avoid ranged attacks. If you use melee a lot, this can be helpful, but as long as your role as a veteran goes, this talent does not suit you appropriately.

Camo Expert

Our last and significant talent at this level is Camo Expert. Stand still for almost 1.5 seconds, and enemies are significantly less likely to target you. They will pass you unnoticed.

So, you can stand still and shoot at your opponents. Learning to position quickly, stop at that location, and shoot at your opponents are essential skills of a veteran. Therefore, we urge you to choose this ability.

Level 25 Talents

This level also contains three talents: One After AnotherFrag Storm, and Deadshot.

One After Another

This talent gives an extra thirty percent reload speed on Elite kill. But this ability is not very useful, as you have to reload after every Elite kill.

Frag Storm

Frag grenades apply eight stacks of bleed to all enemies hit. So, this is useful since you already have a Demolition Stockpile. If you want to use it, give it a shot, and see if it suits you.


We highly urge you to use this talent if you use Kantrael MG XII because your alternate fire has a twenty-five percent increased critical hit chance, which is massive against one of the specials. 

Sixty percent reduced sway, which is essential for this gun because Kantrael MG XII is unstable, like  Kantrael MG IV. But you will lose stamina, and once your stamina gets zero, you do not get any benefit from Deadshot. 

However, stamina takes time to reduce to the value of zero. So, take advantage of the opportunity to use this ability. But if you do not want to use Deadshot, you can use Frag Storm as an alternative.

Level 30 Talents

Hence, our final list of talents contains Sustained Fire, The Bigger They Are…, and Counterfire. Let’s undergo each ability one by one.

Sustained Fire

So, using this talent Volley Fire reloads your weapon and replenishes sixty percent of toughness. Killing a designated opponent during Volley Fire refreshes its duration. But we recommend you refrain from using this ability as it is less beneficial on the battlefield.

The Bigger They Are

This ability gives you an additional fifty percent damage during Volley Fire. Volley Fire designates Ogryns and Monstrosities as priority targets. But still, we advise you to refrain from using this ability because this is less effective than Counterfire talent.


It would be best if you had Counterfire ability for your ultimate veteran build because there are so many range trash mobs. Usually, we try to kill specialists and Elites gunners. 

Still, after some time, we realized that there should be an ability in our Veteran build which is effective against normal gunners. So, get counterfire and kill all the ranged foes, and we assure you that by selecting this talent, you will become invincible on the battlefield.

Veteran Sharpshooter Best Weapons

So, this is all you need to know about the Veteran best build. Now we will discuss the best long-range weapons the Veteran class can offer you. Hence stay tuned and scroll down to get one of your best Veteran weapons.

Munitorum Mk III Power Sword

We advise you to start your loadout with the power sword. You can use any blessing for this melee weapon unless you feel like choosing specific blessings. 

This weapon is one of the best melee weapons. But being a Veteran, our primary focus is on the ranged weapons. See its specifications in the image given below.

Best melee weapon for use in Warhammer 40 Darktide Veteran build.
Munitorum Mk III Power Sword

Locke Mk IIb Spearhead Boltgun

Our first gun on our list is the Locke Mk IIb Spearhead Boltgun. This weapon is one of the best guns in the Veteran class. It hunts down everything on the map when we use it on our foes. If you want maximum damage and mobility, then use this gun. You can see its specifications in the image below.

This is one of the best ranged weapons to associate with Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build.
Locke Mk IIb Spearhead Boltgun

M35 Magnacore Mk II Plasma Gun

So, our second best weapon on our list is the M35 Magnacore Mk II Plasma Gun. This weapon obliterates every Elite and even Crushers with one shot on the hardest damnation T5 difficulty. This weapon has enough power to melt monstrosities like they are nothing.

Blaze Away is the blessing we used for this weapon. You can see more about it in the image given below.

This is one of the best ranged weapons to associate with Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build.
M35 Magnacore Mk II Plasma Gun

Lucius Mk II Helbore Lasgun

This gun is the most controversial in the Veteran class. Because this gun could have been better at more significant difficulties, but this weapon is devastating against the Elites. This gun is difficult to use at the start of the game, but after some time, you will get used to it. 

So, to make this gun even good, use the Onslaught blessing. This blessing is necessary for this gun to be helpful. For more details, please see the image provided below.

This is one of the best ranged weapons to associate with Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build.
Lucius Mk II Helbore Lasgun

Accatran Mk Vld Recon Lasgun 

So, our next top gun is Accatran Mk Vld Recon Lasgun. This gun has an insane rate of fire with zero recoils and is an entertaining weapon to use on the battlefield. This weapon will pull you out safely from the group of enemies surrounding you from every side.

Punishing Salvo is the chosen blessing of this weapon. You can see this in the image given below.

This is one of the best ranged weapons in Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran class
Accatran Mk Vld Recon Lasgun

Agripinaa Mk I Infantry Autogun

This weapon is also one of the best weapons. Autogun is as good as your Recon Lasgun. But its single shots could have been better. The blessing you can have with guns are Raking Fire and Terrifying Barrage. For more information, please see the image given below.

This is one of the best ranged weapons in Veteran class
Agripinaa Mk I Infantry Autogun

Lus Mk III Shredder Autopistol

This weapon has outstanding speed in shooting bullets at your foes. This weapon works well when using the Counterfire feat with it. Its blessing is Terrifying Barrage, as seen in the image below.

This is one of the best ranged weapons in Veteran class
Lus Mk III Shredder Autopistol

Kantrael MG XII Infantry Lasgun

So, the last best gun on our list is Kantrael MG XII Infantry Lasgun. This gun provides powerful sniper firepower. You can test this in the training area. We highly recommend you use this weapon on the battlefield as this weapon will surely make you invincible. 

Being a Veteran, you have to knock down the ranged foes for your teammates. That’s why this weapon stands high above all the guns discussed earlier. Falter is its blessing, as you see in the image below.

This is one of the best ranged weapons in Veteran class
Kantrael MG XII Infantry Lasgun

Final Remarks

So, this was the ultimate Warhammer 40k Darktide Veteran build. Build your Veteran class just as we discussed earlier, and you will get used to it after some time.

Just remember, being a Veteran, you have to control the flow of the game and ensure that your team does not get overwhelmed by the foes. Use the build and weapons discussed in this guide to become unbeatable on the battlefield.

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