"Sharpshooters are elite Rebel soldiers equipped with a long-range A280 longblaster and trained for sniper duties. They have low health, but deal extreme damage to vehicles, units, and heroes."
~In-game description of Rebel Sharpshooter
Rebel Sharpshooters are units that have a long range and deal high amounts of damage, particularly to vehicles, units, and heroes. They have little armor and can be killed quickly if not healed by a Medic Droid or screened with tougher units, such as Wookiee Warriors.