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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Archer frame icon.png 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 Archers' 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 must 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 Rewards
Way of the Archer Class quest 1 Athelyna Archer 1 Weathered shortbow icon1.png  Weathered Shortbow
5 Braised pipira icon1.png  Braised Pipira
My First Bow Class quest 1 Luciane
A Matter of Perspective Class quest 5 Luciane 1 Maple shortbow icon1.png  Maple Shortbow
1 Custom-made tunic icon1.png  Custom-made Tunic
1 Leather eyepatch icon1.png  Leather Eyepatch
1 Fingerless leather gloves icon1.png  Fingerless Leather Gloves
1 Copper gorget icon1.png  Copper Gorget
5 Allagan tin piece icon1.png  Allagan Tin Piece
Training with Leih Class quest 10 Luciane 1 Plumed maple shortbow icon1.png  Plumed Maple Shortbow
1 Leather jacket icon1.png  Leather Jacket
1 Bronze sallet icon1.png  Bronze Sallet
1 Hempen bracers icon1.png  Hempen Bracers
1 Hard leather caligae icon1.png  Hard Leather Caligae
2 Allagan bronze piece icon1.png  Allagan Bronze Piece
Violators Will Be Shot Class quest 15 Luciane Repelling Shot.png  Repelling Shot 1 Ash shortbow icon1.png  Ash Shortbow
1 Cotton tabard icon1.png  Cotton Tabard
1 Hunting hat icon1.png  Hunting Hat
1 Fingerless hard leather gloves icon1.png  Fingerless Hard Leather Gloves
1 Hard leather crakows icon1.png  Hard Leather Crakows
3 Allagan bronze piece icon1.png  Allagan Bronze Piece
To Catch a Poacher Class quest 20 Luciane 1 Elm velocity bow icon1.png  Elm Velocity Bow
1 Goatskin jacket icon1.png  Goatskin Jacket
1 Iron sallet icon1.png  Iron Sallet
1 Goatskin armguards icon1.png  Goatskin Armguards
1 Goatskin leg guards icon1.png  Goatskin Leg Guards
5 Allagan bronze piece icon1.png  Allagan Bronze Piece
Homecoming Class quest 25 Luciane 1 Wrapped elm longbow icon1.png  Wrapped Elm Longbow
1 Velveteen shirt icon1.png  Velveteen Shirt
1 Altered velveteen bandana icon1.png  Altered Velveteen Bandana
1 Fingerless goatskin gloves icon1.png  Fingerless Goatskin Gloves
1 Goatskin crakows icon1.png  Goatskin Crakows
2 Allagan silver piece icon1.png  Allagan Silver Piece
The One That Got Away Class quest 30 Luciane Windbite.png  Windbite 1 Ash cavalry bow icon1.png  Ash Cavalry Bow
1 Toadskin jacket icon1.png  Toadskin Jacket
1 Steel sallet icon1.png  Steel Sallet
1 Toadskin armguards icon1.png  Toadskin Armguards
1 Toadskin leg guards icon1.png  Toadskin Leg Guards
3 Allagan silver piece icon1.png  Allagan Silver Piece

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Heavy Shot.png  Heavy Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
Straight Shot.png  Straight Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 2 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Raging Strikes.png  Raging Strikes Archer frame icon.png ARC 4 Ability Instant 120s Increases damage dealt by 15%.
Venomous Bite.png  Venomous Bite Archer frame icon.png ARC 6 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Bloodletter.png  Bloodletter Archer frame icon.png ARC 12 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
Repelling Shot.png  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.png  Quick Nock Archer frame icon.png ARC 18 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Windbite.png  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.png  Barrage Archer frame icon.png ARC 38 Ability Instant 120s Triples the number of strikes for a single-target weaponskill. Additional effects added only once.

Physical Ranged DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Leg Graze.png  Leg Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 6 Ability Instant 30s Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.
Second Wind.png  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.png  Foot Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 10 Ability Instant 30s Binds target.
Peloton.png  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.png  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.png  Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Tank role.png Tank
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.png  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).png  Increased Action Damage Archer frame icon.png ARC 20 Increases base action damage by 10%.
Increased Action Damage II (archer).png  Increased Action Damage II Archer frame icon.png ARC 40 Increases base action damage by 20%.

Jobs

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

Core mechanics

Archer icon.png

The archer offers a decent single-target damage by upkeeping critical hit buffs.

  • Straight Shot.png  Straight Shot - Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
  • Venomous Bite.png  Venomous Bite - Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
  • Quick Nock.png  Quick Nock - Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all enemies in a cone before you.

Venomous Bite is an action that assists with damage-over-time, while Quick Nock is an option for AoE damage.

Gallery

External links

  • Archer on the official website.