The Velikaya is a primary weapon for the Sniper class in Blitz Brigade. It is the first sniper rifle available to be semi-automatic, and is used in training missions with the Sniper. It acts similarly to the Escher M41, but it cools down faster, and has a better rate of fire. The Velikaya is a great weapon for players to be on a budget, as it only costs 40,000 coins to purchase, 35 diamonds to upgrade, and deals a great amount of damage at a decent rate of fire. The critical chance, and ammo capacity are average, while the range isn't as great as other weapons in this class, like the M1 Lockram. However, it isn't that much harder to save a little more money and gems to get the Sokolsky, a similar sniper rifle but with better stats. It is based on the SVT-40.
By the Fusion Update, like every non-melee weapons in the game, the Velikaya possesses several perks. And interestingly, due to the perks, the Velikaya is now able to match stronger weapons from greater divisions. The Velikaya's perks include Shock Anomaly, Damage Increase, and Increase Damage to Vehicles by 50%. This essentially makes the Velikaya an even more effective killing machine when used correctly, and the Last Word itself can be proved outward inferior when the Velikaya got all perks upgraded.