- "Sniper, sniper!"
- ―A clone trooper under attack by battle droid assassins
The battle droid assassin was a variation of the B1 battle droid used by the Trade Federation and the Confederacy of Independent Systems over the course of the the Clone Wars. Their gyroscopic stabilizers and detailed target-selection programs made them very effective snipers, which proved lethal to the Galactic Republic's clone troopers. They were not, however, as common as the regular B1 battle droids, because it was costly to make a droid as accurate as an organic sniper could be.
During the Clone Wars, battle droid assassins were deployed at the Battle of Geonosis in defense of the most important units waiting to be loaded onto transports and at the Battle of Muunilinst against Advanced Recon Commandos. Battle droid assassins were also used during the Battle of Tirahnn, and appeared on a number of battlefronts throughout the Clone Wars. Following the end of the conflict and the shutdown of the Separatist Droid Army, battle droids were reactivated and used by the rogue Geonosian Gizor Dellso in his army up until the Battle of Mustafar.
Battle droid assassins were B-series battle droids produced by Baktoid Armor Workshop. They stood 1.91 meters tall and featured tan plating and black sensors on their cranial units. The droids were equipped with a Baktoid Armor E-5s sniper rifle as well as a standard blaster pistol, V-1 thermal detonators, and a Mark IV recon droid. Certain models were equipped with an autoturret. While the units wore no special markings, some were painted with camouflage patterns to help them remain hidden from enemy forces. They were programmed with advanced targeting capabilities and to utilize their E-5s rifles to the utmost against enemy soldiers.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: Battlefront (As Droid Sniper)
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 3" (First appearance)
- "Blind Force"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith game
- Star Wars Battlefront: Prima Official Game Guide
- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Battlefront II: Prima Official Game Guide
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- Galaxy at War
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Battle Droid Assassin (★★★) (link)) (as "Battle Droid Assassin")