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

See list of archer quests.

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Heavy Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 1 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
 Straight Shot Archer frame icon.png ARC 2 Weaponskill 50 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
 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 60 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 130.
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 back from current position. Cannot be executed while bound.
 Quick Nock Archer frame icon.png ARC 18 Weaponskill 140 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all enemies in a cone before you.
 Windbite Archer frame icon.png ARC 1Quest: The One That Got Away 30 Weaponskill 60 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
 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 12 Ability Instant 30s Binds target.
 Leg Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 16 Ability Instant 30s Inflicts target with Heavy +40%.
 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.
 Invigorate Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
24 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores 400 TP.
 Tactician Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 32 Ability Instant 180s Gradually restores own TP and the TP of all nearby party members.
 Refresh Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 36 Ability Instant 180s Gradually restores own MP and the MP of all nearby party members.
 Head Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 40 Ability Instant 30s Silences target.
 Arm Graze Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 44 Ability Instant 25s Stuns target.
 Palisade Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS 48 Ability Instant 150s Reduces physical damage taken by a party member by 20%.

Traits

See list of archer traits.

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 140.
  •  Venomous Bite - Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
  •  Quick Nock - Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 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.