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 the training missions with the Sniper. It also is very comparable to the Escher M41, although the Escher has been removed from the shop. In terms of performance, the weapon does deal average damage for its class, although headshots will guarantee an instant kill. The critical chance and ammo capacity are average, while the range - although good, isn't as great as higher-end weapons in the class, like the M1 Lockram. Overall, the Velikaya is a great weapon for starting players and also players that are on a budget, as it only costs 40,000 coins to purchase and 35 diamonds to upgrade. 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.