Archer

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Introduction

Notch, Draw, Loose. The enduring popularity of the bow is a testament to its elegant design, but this simple weapon would be of little worth without surpassing skill of those who master it – the archers. Projectile techniques such as high-angle fire enable archers to assail their foes with deadly precision even at great distances.

Constant assessment of the battlefield enables them to carefully determine the most advantageous ground which to loose, as well as the nature of the arrows best suited to their enemy. Together with the longbow sentries of the Elezen military, the shortbow hunters among the Miqo’te are widely regarded as the most skilled with a bow. The guild’s teachings cover a variety of projectile weapons, down to the simplest throwing rock.

Role

Archers possess a situational awareness in combat which allows them to assault enemies from great range while simultaneously providing support to their companions.

Though weak at close range limited by their quivers, an archer’s expertise in positioning and arrow selection can easily determine the outcome of battle.

Abilities

  • Chameleon – Blend in with your surroundings, consuming TP to reduce enmity (threat).
  • Hawk’s Eye – Your eyes gain hawklike precision, increasing the accuracy of your next attack.
  • Quickstride – Quicken your stride, increasing movement speed.
  • Replenish – Invoke a blessing of renewal, consuming MP to replenish your projectiles to capacity.
  • Retrieval – Search your surroundings, consuming HP to find and gather projectiles.
  • Light Shot – Attack with your bow, dealing projectile damage.
  • Close Shot – Attack with your bow, dealing projectile damage and rendering the target immobile.
  • Refill – Refill your quiver with arrows.

Lv2 – Puncture

  • Apply full force to your attack, dealing projectile damage to all enemies, between you and the target.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 10
  • Tp cost 1000

Lv4 – Raging Strike

  • Strengthen your grip, increasing the attack power of your next attack.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 30

Lv6 – Shadowbind

  • Fetter an enemy’s shadow, rendering the target immobile.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 40
  • Tp cost 250

Lv8 – Wide Volley

  • Launch a wide-ranged assault, dealing projectile damage to the target and nearby enemies.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 10
  • Tp cost 1000

Lv10 – Quelling Strike

  • Stifle the noise made by your weapon, reducing the enmity generated by your next attack.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 30

Lv12 – Scourging Strike

  • Deliver a debilitating attack, dealing projectile damage and removing an enhancement effect from the target.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 40
  • Tp cost 500

Lv14 – Hawk’s Eye

  • Your eyes gain hawk-like precision, increasing the accuracy of your next attack.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 60

Lv16 – Arrow Helix

  • Loose arrows in all directions, dealing projectile damage to nearby enemies.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 10
  • Tp cost 1000

Lv18 – Scavenge

  • Gather a stray arrow for your next attack, can only be executed when no arrows are equipped.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 5

Lv20 – Multishot (bought for 500 marks)

  • Nock an additional arrow for your next attack, up to a maximum of three
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 0

Lv20 – Quick Nock

  • Nock and release repeatedly with blinding speed, dealing projectile damage to enemies in a cone before you.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 60
  • Tp cost 2000

Lv22 – Quickstride

  • Quicken your stride, increasing movement speed.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 180

Lv24 – Shrieker

  • Loose a shrilling arrow, dealing projectile damage.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 40
  • Tp cost 500

Lv26 – Chameleon

  • Blend in with your surroundings, reducing enmity.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 300
  • Tp cost 250

Lv28 – Puncture II

  • Apply full force to your attack, dealing projectile damage to all enemies, between you and the target.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 10
  • Tp cost 1000

Lv30 – Trifurcate

  • Seek to inflict massive damage, nocking up to a maximum of three arrows.
  • Cast time 0
  • recast time 300
  • Mp cost 30

Lv32 – Shadowbind II

  • Fetter an enemy’s shadow, rendering the target immobile.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 40
  • Tp cost 250

Lv34 – Barrage

  • Get the most out of your weapon, dealing up to fourfold damage and increasing enmity.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 30
  • Tp cost 1500

Lv36 – Decoy

  • Deploy a decoy capable of absorbing ranged and magic attacks.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 90
  • Tp cost 250

Lv38 – Forseeker

  • Deliver a deadly precise shot, dealing projectile damage. Increases accuracy for each arrow loosed.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 10
  • Tp cost 1000

Lv40 – Raging Strike II

  • Strengthen your grip, increasing the attack power of your next attack.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 30

Lv42 – Quelling Strike II

  • Stifle the noise made by your weapon, reducing the enmity generated by your next attack.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 30

Lv44 – Wide Volley II

  • Launch a wide-ranged assault, dealing projectile damage to the target and nearby enemies.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 10
  • Tp cost 1000

Lv46 – Farshot

  • Heighten the angle of your attack, increasing range and reducing attack power by ??
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 40

Lv48 – Bloodletter

  • Snipe a vital area to cause excruciating pain, dealing projectile damage and additional damage over time. Deals further damage when the effect fades.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 10
  • Tp cost 1000

Lv50 – Subtle Release

  • Carefully place your attack, reducing the chance for changes in the targets enmity.
  • Cast time 0
  • Recast time 180

Arms

Weapons

  • Long Bow
  • Short Bow

Arrows

  • Iron Arrow – All-purpose.
  • Mythril Arrow – Effective against Ashkin.
  • Obsidian Arrow – Effective against magical barriers.
  • Twintail Arrow – Effective against large creatures.
  • Poison Arrow – Effective in extended battles.
  • Trinity Arrow – Effective against multiple enemies.

Gameplay

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