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“Archers are gifted at concealing themselves to avoid detection and deftly attacking their enemies at range. They are also capable of enhancing the abilities and strengths of their allies, making them a valuable addition to any party.”

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Archer FAQ

How do I become an Archer!
You can choose it as a starting class, or by going to the Archers guild once you complete the level 10 class quest.

Where is the Archer guild?
The Archer guild is located in New Gridania. [more info: Guilds guide]

What’s the best Archer race?
Elezen Wildwoods, or any Mi`Qote. [more info: Racial Stats guide]

What’s the best Archer god?
God choice is irrelevant for Archers right now. [more info: Gods guide]

What are the best crafting and gathering jobs for Archer?
Carpenter, Leatherworker, and Botanist.

What advanced jobs require Archer?
Bard requires (ARC)30, Black Mage requires (ARC)15
[Complete Job requirements Guide]

What’s a good Archer stats build?
DEX (Increases Damage), PIE for Mana to keep bard songs up. and for those who want to be less squishy – VIT (HP Pool)
[Full info: Archer / Bard  Stats & Materia Guide]

What are the Archer traits and abilities?
Right here :)

More advanced information on Archers can be found in the Bard Guide.

Patch 2.1 changes:

  • Shadowbind – Cooldown has been increased to 40 seconds from 12 seconds.
  • Hawk’s Eye – Effect has been changed to increase DEX by 15% and guarantee all attacks land.

 

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Archer Skills / Abilities

Name
Level
Cast
Recast
Cost
Range
Radius
Type / Affinity
Heavy Shot102.50s60 TP25y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.ARC BRD
Straight Shot202.50s60 TP25y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
Additional Effect: Increases critical hit rate by 10%.
Duration: 20s
GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC DRG BRD
Raging Strikes40180.00s00y0yAbility
Increases attack power by 20%
Duration: 20s
GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC CNJ THM DRG BRD BLM
Venomous Bite602.50s70 TP25y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Venom
Potency:35
Duration: 9s
GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC DRG BRD
Misery's End8012.00s025y0yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 135.
Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%.
ARC BRD
Shadowbind10040.00s025y0yAbility
Binds target.
Duration:10s
Cancels auto-attack upon execution
Target unbound if damage taken.
ARC BRD
Bloodletter12015.00s025y0yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.ARC BRD
Repelling Shot1502.50s05y0yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 80.
Additional Effect: 10-yalm backstep
Cannot be executed while bound.
ARC BRD
Quick Nock1802.50s140 TP8y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all enemies in a cone before you.ARC BRD
Swiftsong2232.50s00y8ySpell
Increases the movement speed of all nearby party members as long as they remain within hearing distance. Effect ends upon reuse or when enmity generated. Cannot be used in battle or with other songs.ARC BRD
Hawk's Eye26090.00s00y20yAbility
Increases DEX by 15% and guarantees all attacks will hit.
Duration: 20s
GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC CNJ THM DRG BRD BLM
Wind Bite3002.50s00y0yAbility
Deals wind damage with a potency of 60.
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time
Potency: 40
Duration: 18s
Additional Effect: When damage over time is critical, there is a 20% chance Bloodletter recast time will reset
ARC BRD
Flaming Arrow34060.00s025y0yAbility
Sets the ground ablaze, delivering damage with a potency of 25 to enemies that enter the flames.
Duration: 30s
ARC BRD
Barrage380180.00s00y5yAbility
Increases the number of strikes per auto-attack to two.
Duration: 10s
ARC BRD
Blunt Arrow42030.00s025y0yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50.
Additional Effect: Silence.
Duration: 1s
ARC BRD
Quelling Strikes460120.00s00y0yAbility
Reduces enmity generated by each attack.
Duration: 15s
GLA PGL MRD LNC ARC CNJ THM DRG BRD BLM
Wide Volley5002.50s160 TP25y5yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to target and enemies near it.ARC BRD

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Archer Traits.

 
Level
Name
Description
8Heavier ShotAdds to Heavy Shot a 20% chance that your next Straight Shot will deal critical damage.
14Enhanced Dexterity (Archer)Increases dexterity by 2.
16Enhanced Dexterity II (Archer)Increases dexterity by 4.
20Increased Action Damage (Archer)Increases base action damage by 10%.
24Enhanced Venomous BiteExtends Venomous Bite duration to 18 seconds.
28Enhanced Raging StrikeShortens Raging Strike recast time to 120 seconds.
32Enhanced Dexterity III (Archer)Increases dexterity by 6.
36River of BloodGrants a 20% chance that damage over time inflicted by Venomous Bite or Windbite will reset the Bloodletter recast timer.
40Increased Action Damage II (Archer)Increases base action damage by 20%.
44Enhanced BarrageIncreases number of strikes per auto-attack to three.
48Enhanced Quick NockExtends Quick Knock range to 12 yalms.