A Velite is a skilled skirmisher and scout often used as light militia - emphasis on the light - and are often more easily outfitted than legionnaires. And less hardy. In short, you're skilled with fighting on the budget, but not the best man for open warfare.

+2 to Dexterity
+1 to Praelium and Gymnastics
Skirmish: No Thrown Weapons Penalties
Marathon Runner (2)
Not So Tough (-2)
Cost: 7