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The Archer: Skills Glyphs Weapons Armour



A female castanic archer charging Penetrating Arrow.png Penetrating Arrow.

The archer specializes in various archer skills and highly depends on such in terms of combat in order to deal damage from far range and attempt to avoid getting hit. Most archer skills can only be used while a bow is equipped.

There are currently 28 archer skills which can only be learned by the Archer. While 24 of them can be learned from the skill menu, Arrow.png Arrow and Backstep.png Backstep (Archer) are gained automatically upon character creation.

All of the skills with the exception of Find Weakness and apex skills, can be enhanced with a glyph with the total glyph cost up to 55 points (60 after apex), depending on the character's level.

Icon Name Level Glyphs Description
Arrow.png Arrow 1 SapPiercingSlowing Effect: Focus Generation: Shoot an arrow at a target up to 19m away. Each successful hit generates 1 Stack of Focus. Stack Focus 10 to reduce the charging time of Penetrating Arrow and Radiant Arrow.

PvP: Reduced damage at max distance.

Skill Usage: Your basic skill

Backstep Icon update.png Backstep (Archer) 1 Energy Effect: Quickly back up and out of harm's way. Invincible while moving. You can move through units without restrictions.

Skill Usage: Press the skill button to dodge in the current movement direction or default to jump backwards

Arrow Volley.png Arrow Volley 2 MultiplicationInfluenceBlaze (Stunning Trap)Blaze (Penetrating Arrow)Persistance Effect: Lock on to 5 targets and shoot arrows within 18m

Skill Usage: Press the skill button once and mouse over to lock on, then again (or left-click) to shoot all targets.

Penetrating Arrow.png Penetrating Arrow 4 SlickPowerLongshotCarving (apex only) Effect: Charge Skill:

Charge up the arrow's damage, then shoot a penetrating arrow at up to 15 targets in a 18m line by releasing the button. Charges to three levels.

PvP: Reduced damage at max distance.

Chained Skill Guide: Triggers Sequential Fire after use

Skill Usage: Fires as soon as you release the button. The longer you press it, the more damage you'll do.

Slow Trap.png Slow Trap 6 Lingering Effect: Set a trap that briefly slows the victim. The trap lasts for 15 seconds or until triggered.

Skill Usage: Use traps to inconvenience enemies and gain time for complex attacks.

Close Quarters.png Close Quarters 8 FleetfootLingeringEmpowered Effect: Strike a foe in front of you twice. Second attack briefly stuns the foe.

Skill Usage: Use to incapacitate a target.

Breakaway Bolt.png Breakaway Bolt 10 EnergeticPowerlinkFleetfootSlowing Effect: Shoot an explosive arrow that damages the target within 4m, while leaping out of harm's way. You are invincible for a short while when using the skill

Skill Usage: Press the skill button to dodge in the current movement direction or default to jump backwards.

Retaliate.png Retaliate (Archer) 12 EmpoweredEnergy Effect: Leap to your feet while attacking your target. You can use this skill only when knocked-down. You become briefly immune to knockdown, stagger, and stuns.

Skill Usage: Use when you are knocked-down.

Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire 14 PersistenceSpiritedEmpowered Effect: Focus Generation: Shoot up to to 7 arrows at a target up to 22m away. Each successful hit generates 1 stack of Focus. Stack Focus 10 times to reduce the charging time of Penetrating Arrow and Radiant Arrow.

PvP: Reduced damage at max distance.

Enchanced Skill: Windsong increases you MP replenishment, but lowers the number of arrows fired. (Apex only)

Skill Usage: Holding the button will fire up to 7 arrows.

Radiant Arrow.png Radiant Arrow 18 LongshotSlickCarvingSanative Effect: Charge Skill: Charge up the arrow's damage by holding down the skill button, then shoot the arrow up to 18m by releasing the button. Only charges to one level.

PvP: Reduced damage at max distance.

Chained Skill Guide: Triggers Sequential Fire after use.

Skill Usage: Fires as soon as you release the button. The longer you press it, the more damage you'll do.

Poison Arrow.png Poison Arrow 22 BlazeLingering Effect: Shoot an arrow dripping with lethal poison. The arrow flies 18m, inflicting damage to the target and additionally inflicting 3,128 damage every 2 seconds for 12 seconds. Can be stacked up to 3 times.

PvP: Reduced stack damage and damage at max distance.

Skill Usage: Maintain 3 stacks to rapidly reduce an enemy's HP.

Incendiary Trap.png Incendiary Trap 26 PowerPowerlink Effect: Set a trap that lasts for 12 seconds. The trap explodes and deals damage to nearby enemies when triggered

Skill Usage: Use traps to inconvenience enemies and gain time for complex attacks.

Stunning Trap.png Stunning Trap 26 LingeringBlaze Effect: Set up a trap that briefly stuns the victim. The trap lasts for 20 seconds or until triggered.

Skill Usage: Use traps to inconvenience enemies and gain time for complex attacks.

Feign Death.png Feign Death 38 EnergeticRegeneration Effect: Deceive monsters by pretending to be dead. This resets all aggro on you. You can feign death for up to 1 minute. Ends when you use a skill or take damage.

Skill Usage: Use to clear aggro.

Web Arrow.png Web Arrow 42 LingeringFleetwork Effect: Shoot an arrow up to 18m, inflicting damage and slowing the target's movement speed by 33% for 7 seconds.

PvP: Reduced damage at max distance.

Skill Usage: Used to incapacitate a target.

Restraining Arrow.png Restraining Arrow 54 LingeringEnergeticSap Effect: Shoot an arrow up to 18m, decreasing the target's movement speed by 50% and attack speed by 15% for a short time.

PvP: Reduced damage at max distance.

Skill Usage: Use while facing a distant target.

Rain of Arrows.png Rain of Arrows 58 EnergyPowerHastened Effect: Shoot arrows into the sky; they descend 15m away and damage targets in the circle where they land.

Skill Usage: Use when fighting multiple enemies.

Concussion Trap.png Stunning Trap Arrow 60 Energetic Effect: Launch a trap 15m in front of you. The trap lasts for 10 seconds or until triggered. Briefly stuns the target and surrounding enemies.

Skill Usage: Used to incapacitate a target.

Ensnaring Trap.png Snare 60 Energetic Effect: Launch an arrow at enemies up to 22m away. Press the button again before it reaches the max distance to detonate the arrow early, decreasing the movement speed of nearby enemies for a short time.

PvP: Slowing effect and duration is reduced

Skill Usage: Time the detonation to incapacitate a group of enemies.

Explosion Trap.png Incendiary Trap Arrow 60 Empowered Effect: Launch a trap 15m in front of you. The trap lasts for 10 seconds or until triggered. Deals damage to the target and nearby enemies when triggered.

Skill Usage: Use to damage a group of enemies.

Tenacity (Archer).png Tenacity (Archer) 61 BalanceSpiritedEnergetic Effect: Call on inner reserves to instantly replenish 360 MP. Greatly increases resistance to stun for 5 seconds.

Skill Usage: Use when you are low on MP

Thunderbolt.png Thunderbolt 63 HastenedCarvingEmpowered Effect: Shoot a concussion arrow up to 24m away. The shock will cause damage and knock enemies back. It cannot knock back bosses or elite monsters.

Skill Usage: Use to incapacitate an enemy

Sequential Fire Icon.png Sequential Fire ?? BlazeEnergeticPersistent Effect: Focus Generation: Fire a quick, damaging arrow within 18m. A successful hit staggers an enemy and adds a stack of Focus.

PvP: Deals reduced damage at max distance

Chain Skill Guide: Triggered by Radiant Arrow, Penetrating Arrow, Thunderbolt, and Gust Arrow.

Skill Usage: Use in a chain after select charging skill.

Find weakness icon.png Find Weakness ?? - Effect: Grants additional effects based on your choice of target, and modifies other skills. While active, all your attacks against monsters are considered back attacks, regardless of your relative position. Effect ends when skill is used again.

Chain Skill Guide: Aiming at a specific target with Radiant Arrow, Penetrating Arrow, or Thunderbolt triggers Weakness Exposed, which also increases damage by an additional 15%. The effect of Find Weakness is superceded by that of Weakness Exposed.

PvP: Velik's Mark: Damage to players within 24m is increased by 10%

Skill Usage: Use to maximize your damage against specific targets.

Chase icon.png Chase (Archer) ?? Energetic Effect: Charge a short distance in the direction of movement. You will stop running if you encounter an enemy.

Skill Usage: Use to close the distance between you and your target.

Wind walk icon.png Wind Walk 65 (after reaching item level 439 or higher and completing the Apex(Awakening) quest) - Effect: Focus Generation: Charge forward up to 24m and attack a target. Grants the Howling String effect.

Chain Skill Guide: Can be used to interrupt the animation of all skills.

Skill Usage: Use to close the distance between you and your target.

Windsong Icon.png Windsong 65 (after reaching item level 439 or higher and completing the Apex(Awakening) quest) - Effect: Enhance Skill: Increases Attack Speed by 10% for 22 seconds, and resets the cooldowns of Find Weakness, Thunderbolt, Radiant Arrow, Penetrating Arrow, Rapid Fire, and Sequential Fire. While the effect is active, the cooldowns of these skills are decreased by 50%.

Chain Skill Guide: While active, increases the attack speed of Radiant Arrow, Penetrating Arrow, and Thunderbolt by 30%. Decreases the number of attacks done by Rapid Fire, but increases the damage dealt and MP replenishment per hit. Decreases the RE consumption of Wind Walk by 30.

Skill Usage: Use boost your stats and enhances other skills.

Gust Arrow.png Gust Arrow 65 (after reaching item level 439 or higher and completing the Apex(Awakening) quest) - Effect: Charge Skill: Shoots an empowered arrow that staggers and knocks down all enemies within 40m.

While the skill charges, you are invincible and immune to reactions.

Chain Skill Guide: Triggers Sequential Fire

Skill Usage: Use to incapacitate a group of enemies.


Passives[]

These are the Passive Skills on archer both normal and apex passives.

Icon Name Level Apex? Description
Speed Boost Icon.png Speed Boost 1 No Increases your noncombat Movement Speed by 60
Crack Shot Icon.png Crack Shot ?? No Increases all skill damage by 10% and grants additional 6% damage when attacking monsters.

Increases the chance to crit by 5% when attacking monsters from the side or rear.

Safe Space Icon.png Safe Space 65 Yes Increases the skill damage of all attack skills by 5% when no enemies are within a 5m radius.
Seasoned.png Seasoned 65 Yes Decreases the RE cost of Backstep (Archer) by 30, and recovers 10 RE after every successful hit of Focus Generation skill.
Huntsman.png Huntsman 65 Yes When Fighting monsters, using Chase (Archer) changes all attack skills into attack from behind for 5 seconds


Removed skills[]

These following skills have been removed and are no longer available.

Icon Name Level Glyphs Description
Poisonous Trap.png Poisonous Trap 16 - This skill will allow the user to place a poisonous trap. It will remain intact for up to 20 seconds and if the opponent steps in it, they will lose 36 HP every 2 seconds for a total of 10 seconds.
Sniper's Eye.png Sniper's Eye 48 Influence Increases Power by 30, attack speed by 4 and movement speed by 8. Increases damage to boss monsters by 5%. Cannot be used in conjunction with Eagle's Eye.
Velik's Mark.png Velik's Mark 30 InfluenceLingeringBlaze Mark a target within 23m for 30 seconds. You deal 20% more damage to the marked target.
Eagle's Eye.png Eagle's Eye 48 - Increase power by 30, attack speed by 4 and endurance by 4. Increases damage to monsters by 10%. Cannot be used in conjunction with Sniper's Eye.
Final Salvo.png Final Salvo 24 PersistenceBlaze Hold down the skill button to shoot up to 5 arrows 18m away. Does less damage at maximum range. You can use it as a chain skill only after Radiant Arrow.png Radiant Arrow, Penetrating Arrow.png Penetrating Arrow or Thunderbolt.
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