Archers stand out of harm's way, raining arrows upon their foes from afar.
Archers are useful units that allow the player to inflict damage on the first turn. Their Focus ability prepares a powerful attack, while several other abilities inflict status effects upon enemies.
A useful ability against undead is Burial, which removes undead from battle and thereby prevents their resurrection. An Archer works best with a strong melee unit acting as a protective shield to stop incoming enemies. By mastering three Archer A-abilities, humes can become Hunters, while viera can become Snipers with two Archer A-abilities.
Viera Archers are comparably better than hume Archers for their dominance in Attack, Magick and Speed growth.
The skills of the ARCHER do not call for brute force, but deadly accuracy to fell a foe.
|Muster the user's strength, increasing next action's ATTACK.|
|Leg Shot||Thorn Bow||Weapon range||250|
|Take aim at the target's legs to IMMOBILIZE it.|
|Arm Shot||Nail Bow||Weapon range||350|
|Take aim at the target's arms to DISABLE it.|
|Cupid||Artemis Bow||Weapon range||450|
|Pierce the target's heart with a magicked arrow. CHARMS the target.|
|Burial||Silver Bow||Weapon range||200|
|Bring peace to the Undead.|
|Take Aim||Yoichi Bow||Weapon range||200|
|Take careful aim at the target, increasing chance to hit, but dealing less damage.|
|Lightning Strike||Perseus Bow||Weapon range||300|
|A blindingly fast attack that does not trigger reaction abilities.|
|Blackout||Char Bow||Weapon range||250|
|Loose specially prepared arrows to Blind the target.|
|Archer's Bane||Green Beret||Avoid all bow-based basic attacks.||200|
|Concentration||Target Bow||Focuses the user's thoughts. Increases chance to hit.||300|