A Miqo'te Archer in Final Fantasy XIV.

The Archer (弓使い, Yumi Tsukai?, lit. Bow User) is a recurring job in the Final Fantasy series. They wield bows in battle and uses status ailments to attack.

Archers overlap slightly with Rangers, as both specialize in bow weapons and share two trademark abilities, Barrage and Aim. The main difference is that Archers are exclusive to Ivalice, with the exception of Final Fantasy XIV, and specialize in status and elemental attacks while Rangers focus on being strong ranged physical attackers.

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Appearances

Final Fantasy XII

In the Zodiac versions, the Archer License Board is represented by the Sagittarius zodiac sign. They use primarily light armor and bows, and can cast some White Magick. The Archer also has the largest number of Technicks of any job class.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

The Archer class is exclusive to enemy viera, which focus on debuffing and weakening enemies.

Final Fantasy XIV

The Archer is a Discipline of War. It can be upgraded into the Bard job.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Archers have the Aim ability, which lets them take time to charge up a stronger attack than normal. The amount of time it takes to charge, and the strength of the attack, both increase as the job levels up.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The Archer class can use several special attacks to inflict status ailments on enemies. The job is available for human and viera, and job growth changes depending on which species the user is: humans may develop their skills to become Hunters, while viera become Snipers.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

The Archer is a job class for humes and viera, and has several status attacks. Humes may become Hunters and viera may become Snipers by training with the Archer job.

Final Fantasy Tactics S

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Crystal Defenders

Archers can deal physical damage to both air and ground targets over a wide area.

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Crystal Defenders: Vanguard Storm

Archers use their powerful composite bows to attack both land and air targets located diagonally from them.

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Final Fantasy Artniks

The Archer appears as a character card.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper

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Final Fantasy Explorers-Force

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

The Archer appears with Wind-elemental cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances

Puzzle & Dragons

The Archer appears as part of the Crystal Defenders collaboration.

Knights of the Crystals

The Archer appears on a normal card.

Minna to BIOHAZARD Clan Master

As a crossover collaboration with Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, the Resident Evil smartphone card battle RPG Minna to BIOHAZARD Clan Master boasts character Piers Nivans as an Archer. This is likely in correlation with how Piers was a skilled sniper, and in consideration of Resident Evil's European mysticism and heritage setting themes, evokes an old English saying regarding training archers: "If you want to train a longbowman, start with his grandfather"; as Pier's family heritage has a continued military tradition started from his great grandfather.

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