Archer

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Introduction

With a bow in hand and a quiver on his back, the archer strikes at the enemy from afar. In Eorzea, two schools of archery have risen to prominence: that of the longbow sentries of the Elezen military, and that of the shortbow hunters among the Miqo'te. Archers constantly assess the battlefield in order to determine the most advantageous ground from which to loose their arrows, as well as the nature of the shaft, point, and fletching best suited to their foe. It is said that master archers are capable of showering their targets with a veritable deluge of death well before a counterattack can ever be mounted.

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Archers are light-footed hunters who deal precise damage from afar. This class stacks up critical-damage buffs and chain hard-hitting attacks, rendering an intense pressure on enemies.

General information

Guild

The Archer's Guild is in New Gridania. If you choose archer as your first class, you will start off in the city of Gridania. At level 30, archers may specialize into bard.

Equipment

The archer is a disciple of war and wears leather armor. They use bows as weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the archer:

Hunting Log

See archer hunting log.

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest giver Unlocks
Way of the Archer Class quest 1 Athelyna
My First Bow Class quest 1 Luciane
A Matter of Perspective Class quest 5 Luciane
School of Hard Nocks Class quest 10 Luciane
Training with Leih Class quest 10 Luciane
Violators Will Be Shot Class quest 15 Luciane  Repelling Shot
To Catch a Poacher Class quest 20 Luciane
Homecoming Class quest 25 Luciane
The One That Got Away Class quest 30 Luciane  Windbite

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Heavy Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 180.
 Straight Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 2 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
 Raging Strikes Archer frame icon.png ARC 4 Ability Instant 80s Increases damage dealt by 10%.
 Venomous Bite Archer frame icon.png ARC 6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Misery's End Archer frame icon.png ARC 10 Ability Instant 12s Delivers an attack with a potency of 190.
Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%.
 Bloodletter Archer frame icon.png ARC 12 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Shares a recast timer with Rain of Death.
 Repelling Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 1Quest: Violators Will Be Shot 15 Ability Instant 30s Jump 10 yalms away from current target. Cannot be executed while bound.
 Quick Nock Archer frame icon.png ARC 18 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all enemies in a cone before you.
 Windbite Archer frame icon.png ARC 1Quest: The One That Got Away 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Deals wind damage with a potency of 60.
 Barrage Archer frame icon.png ARC 38 Ability Instant 80s Triples the number of strikes for a single-target weaponskill. Additional effects added only once.

Physical Ranged DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Leg Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 6 Ability Instant 30s Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.
 Second Wind Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
8 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores own HP.
 Foot Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 10 Ability Instant 30s Binds target.
 Peloton Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 20 Ability Instant 5s Increases movement speed of self and nearby party members as long as they remain within distance.
 Head Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 24 Ability Instant 30s Interrupts the use of a target's action.
 Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Tank role.png Tank
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
32 Ability Instant 120s Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
 Heavier Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 2 Adds to Heavy Shot a 20% chance that you will become Straight Shot ready.
 Increased Action Damage Archer frame icon.png ARC 20 Increases base action damage by 10%.
 Increased Action Damage II Archer frame icon.png ARC 40 Increases base action damage by 20%.

Jobs

The archer can specialize into Bard frame icon.png BRD, a DPS job.

Core mechanics

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The archer offers a decent single-target damage by upkeeping critical hit buffs.
  •  Straight Shot - Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
  •  Venomous Bite - Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
  •  Quick Nock - Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all enemies in a cone before you.

Archers will be mostly watching for Straighter Shot to trigger in order to land a 100%-chance single-target critical hit. Venomous Bite is another action that assists with damage-over-time, while Quick Nock is an option for AoE damage.

Gallery

External links

  • Archer on the official website.


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