Archer (弓使い [yumizukai] or 弓術士 [kyuujutsushi] in Japanese) is a variation of the typical Final Fantasy job Ranger. Similar to the Archer in many ways, and sometimes identical, are the jobs Ranger and Hunter. There is also the Sniper job, a kind of a hybrid between Archer and Assassin.
Archers are archery and marksmanship specialists. If the game they appear in doesn't have the Gunner job or similar, they often take the gunman's role also. While Rangers and Hunters are often more nature-oriented, Archers are based only on their weapon of choice. However, this is not an absolute rule of separation between the jobs.
Several examples of possible Archers in the series are Rosa Farrel from FF4 - in whose case it is combined with a heavy White Mage influence - and Maria from FF2, although the latter can be made to resemble any job you wish.

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Equipped with a bow and arrow, this warrior provides valuable long-range attacks. May Aim for higher damage.

Unlock: Squire lv2
Unlocks: lv3 Thief, lv4 (+others) Ninja
Command Ability: Aim
Innate Abilities: -
JP to Master: 5,600



Stat Modifications
Phys Atk C+, Mag Atk D+
Phys EVA 10%, Mag EVA 0%
Move 3, Jump 3

Growth Rate for Stats
HP ★★★, MP ★★
Phys Atk ★★★★, Mag Atk ★


Aim +1 (100 JP), Aim +2 (150 JP)
Aim +3 (200 JP), Aim +4 (250 JP), Aim +5 (300 JP)
Aim +7 (400 JP)
Aim +10 (700 JP)
Aim +20 (1,200 JP)

Reaction Abilities
Adrenaline Rush (900 JP)
Archer's Bane (450 JP)

Support Abilities
Equip Crossbows (350 JP)
Concentration (400 JP)

Movement Abilities
Jump +1 (200 JP)


Weapons: Bows, Crossbows
Shield: Shields
Head: Hats
Body: Clothes

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Archer has quite a few appearances in the FF-TCG series, although most of them are card reruns. They have the Wind element.

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Category: Jobs

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