Rakion Archer Guide



Rakion In Depth Archer Guide by Cow

Armor is generally better used then health. Also keep in mind you have a few choices for purchase.

You feel like being a pvp archer? Get Lac Crown (Power user I assume!) and 3 protection rings.

Feel like being a cell control archer? Buy 3 Pain of Cell rings and two moons (58k necklace) or pain of cell necklace (32k)

Feel like being really defensive? Get NeoCross (+19 or 20 armor) and 3 protection rings.

Little Explanation for cells

Get Golems for an extra suit of defence. Commonly I been in a position where I can trap people in or trap myself in (Serves as extra protection).

Get Taurus mainly to repel invaders (Or if u don’t lag) Summon these at a proper distance and u can send ur opponents flying.

Get dragons as your offensive types. If you like to fry people or just torch the gold golem, get these.

Like to set up juggles and have moderately strong non power user cells? Get Panzers or Dwarf archers. Dwarf archers provide great juggle or life saving shots, they shoot fast and have decent hp and power. Panzers attack once in a while but provide some extra damage and stun you might need.

Need something to hide behind but not a power user or a cell reduction archer? Get a Blazer, these are pretty decent for dishing out damage and they are cheap. You can use these to block you when fighting another archer.
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Contents

0. Introduction
a. Updates
b. Credits
1. Starting Status
2. Moves and Keys
3. Weakness and Strength
a. Pros
b. Cons
4. Status Distribution
a. Attack Speed
b. Cell Points
c. Creature Attack
d. Distance Attack
e. Running Speed
5. Melee
6. Long range
7. Score Games
8. Solo Games
9. Golem Games
10. Working with teammates
11. Targets and Hunters
12. Mini Strategies
13. Am I Archer Material?
a. Picture of Knight Armor
14. Archers Chaos Mode
15. Cells / What to Buy

0. Introduction

Hello, this is an In-Depth guide to the class of ARCHERs, if you would like to read a guide about ninjas, please click Here. I believe everything is correct, any errors or typos should be pmed to me. If you say something to contradict what I have to say like for instance – BS Archer is the weakest class in the game! – I will have to ignore you. If this guide DOES NOT answer questions you may have then Private Message me, simply by clicking my name then clicking the PM button or by clicking the PM button at the top of this post. I am by no way putting down any class, afterall, the best class depends on the person whos using the character. Any Archer can kill any Blacksmith if they had the skill and vice versa, don’t think just because you get mowed the class sucks.

In early times, archers formed as a group and had a role in
long range attacks. But after creatures appeared, they
accustomed to do more of approaching attacks. They equip
middle size sword because of their light weight

Archer is woman class who uses bow as a main weapon.
She takes part in long ranged attacks and they are also
adequate for close quarter battles.
She is really good at long range, anti-sky attack and backing
up team. But she is usually weak at approaching attack.
It depends of course. Some archers are more powerful than
sword men.

[Softnyx – http://rakion.softnyx.net]

a. Updates

5-28-05 – Guide created, text from dssjoek added to Cell Pt section Ctrl+F May 28
5-28-05 – Added translated status from korean to stat distribution.
5-28-05 – Credits added
5-29-05 – Fixed Speed Per Point thanks shadowzsl
5-29-05 – Added “Am I Archer Material?”
5-29-05 – Corrected false information about arrows passing through people Ctrl+F Correction
5-30-05 – Added more to Vsing a Ninja under “Targets and Hunters”
7-27-05 – Long time no update, added info on Chaos Mode.
8-4-05 – Info about chaos mode
8-9-05 – Added more info about attack speed.
10-21-05 – Even more nfo on attack speed
1-27-06 – Touched up.
1-30-06 – Added summon and Buying info.

b. Credits

dssjoek – For text about Cell Points
Maketa and tracker4502 for stat translation.
shadowzsl for travel speed information

1. Starting Status

Archer

Basic Attack Power = 60
Distance Attack Power = 80
Special Attack Power = 120
Grab Attack Power = 100
Attack Power vs. Creatures = 4
Maximum Energy = 130
Maximum Armor =130
Attack Speed = 98.00
Travel Speed = 7.00
Maximum Cell Points = 2000

(Thanks shadowzsl)

Basic Attack Power – Affects the Melee done by an Archer, this is any damage done by a dagger.
Distance Attack Power – Affects the Range damage done by an Archer, this is any damage done by a bow.
Special Attack Power – I assume this is damage from a charged attack, fire on the dagger done during melee.
Grab Attack Power – Affects the Grab done during Melee, this is any damage done with clicking two mouse buttons.
Attack Power Against Creatures – Affects range or melee done by an Archer, this is any damage done to creatures.
Maximum Energy – Affects the HP bar of your character, this is your Red Bar.
Maximum Armor – Affects the Armor Bar of your character, this is your Blue Bar.
Attack Speed – Affects the attack speed of Melee done by an Archer, increases the speed of delay.
Travel Speed – Increases your base travel speed in order to make you faster, improves the speed of which you run, jump further.
Maximum Cell Points – Increases your cell points, the number at the top left hand corner of the screen. Use these to summon.

2. Moves and Keys

In order to fully enjoy the game of Rakion, you must learn the moves and keys of the game.

Melee

Left Click – One Slash (One Second )
Two Left Clicks – Two Slash Combo (Two Seconds)
Jump + Left Click – Jump Attack (Two Seconds)
Up + Up + Left Click – Dash Attack (Two Seconds)
Right Click + Hold – Power up special attack (Two Seconds)
Left + Right Click [Same Time] = Invincible Spin attack (Three Seconds)
[Getting Up] Left Click – One Slash (Stuns Opponent)
Shift – Guard
[Standing in Front of Behind Opponent, Very Close] Left + Right Click [Same Time] – Grab (One Second)

Long Range

Left click = Shoots Arrow (Hold and Release)
Shift = Guard
[Getting Up] Left Click – One Slash (Stuns Opponent)

[Thanks dssjoek]

To move you should use these keys.

^ – Moves you forward.
v – Moves you downward
> – Moves you to the right
< – Moves you to the left

w – Moves you forward
s – Moves you downward
d – Moves you right
a – Moves you left

e – Switches your weapon
q – Switches your weapon

Also moving your mouse changes your screen angle.

3. Weaknesses and Strengths

Every class has its weaknesses and strengths, including even the great archers. Here are the things you should know about the archers before you use them.

a. Pros

You have the least delay through all your shoots, If unstopped, you can shoot ten shots in ten seconds.
You allow allies to have extra combos.
When you shoot, you stun, giving you an EXTRA second to shoot again (works well against noobs who don’t guard)
Your range damage is good.
You have moderate HP and Armor.
Can own people attacking your golem alone.
Can take more then one person at a time taking almost no damage.
Your shot can penetrate someones (Generally lag) character and hit TWO sometimes THREE people if they are close together.
Best for 2~4v1 since you can shoot while they delay and keep moving (unless other archers)
Archer Bug =(

b. Cons

Everyone cept mages outrun you.
Your Melee sucks, and delay is to much for the damage.
You can’t see behind you, allowing easy grabs.
Your favorite spots are homes to mages, sometimes crowded and easy targets.
Other Archers stun the crap out of you.
Your always a first target, so if you have the golden sword your going to be the main goal.
You piss your opponents off.

4. Status Distribution

May 28, 2005 – A Chart of the status in korean if needed, Thanks Maketa and Tracker4502.

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a. Attack Speed

K to start off – I have 50 attack speed archer on krn rakion
And I also have a 45 attack speed ninja on krn rakion

Wanna know what I noticed?

1) Attack speed helps A LOT in melee
2) Attack speed doesnt effect your range attack fire speed

I had absolutely no where else to put this or anything to say but my conclusion:

Archers do NOT EVER get attack speed. Get attack speed only if you plan meleeing.

What attack speed does is makes your attack delay shorter.

Example, when a max attack speed ninja misses a grab he will spin his dagger faster and recover faster.

I hope everyone got this before they fucked up.

b. Cell Points

I suggest raising this around level 17, because you will need the extra cell points to summon a golem. Golem cost 2000 Cell points when you first get it and increases by 100 each time you Level it. Here is a list of the summons + cost + Lv Requirement. Or you can just get panzers till lv 39 when they cost more then u can summon >_> (Also note you can buy cell items instead of pumping points)

Nak – Lv 1 – 400 CP
Panzer – Lv 4 – 600 CP
Dwarf – Lv 8 – 900 CP
Blazer – Lv 12 – 1100 CP
Golem – Lv 17 – 2000 CP
Taurus – Lv 30 – 2600 CP
Dragon – Lv 35 – 3000 CP

Every point you put into Cell, you gain 180 cell points.

May 28, 2005 – From dssjoek concerning summoning

To summon creature, first go to your inventory and put them in your creature slot.. for screenshot, go to the forum and you can see mine.. to summon you have to get enough CP in the game and you push 1 2 or 3 which ever slot you put it on. also archer’s max CP is 2000 but you can upgrade it.. I have to 2750 I think.. When you buy creature, they are in your inventory and you have to put it in your slot to play them. it doesn’t cost to upgrade, but you only get 3 points of upgrade per level. the second number beside the amount .. I think you’re talking about the one that’s little less than the price is when you resale your creature that’s how much you get.. and another info is the CP requirement to summon that creature.

c. Creature Attack

I tried this skill on my archer, I found out some important tips. First off, this affects your attack with BOW or MELEE. you slowly see the effect as you level up, around 30 creature attack it takes you 12 shots to kill the golden golem [Lv 1]. But as you level past 10, and get into the bigger games, the golems level increases, taking you twice as long to kill it… which as you can see its not worth it (Could be). Your creature damage will double at 50.

Note – Every creature attack point adds 1~2 more points per shot you get added to your cp when you hit a cell.

d. Distance attack

Distance attack is a MAJOR improvement to archers. At Max you can prob kill a lv 1 mage in what, 4 hits? You definently want this skill before all others.

This is the main stat you want to raise before attack speed.

Note – Every distance attack point adds 1~2 more points per shot you get added to your cp when you hit a cell.

e. Travel Speed

Travel speed is probably the second alternative you might want to get (aside of creature attack, depending)

You gain roughly .02 and .03 per point and it eventually adds up. When you raise attack speed it can do many things such as help you hit and run and just run.

At max your attack speed will be 8.20 without any equipment to decrease it.

5. Melee Attacks

It’s odd, every class gets melee and every class gets range, and melee is always what you start on, although thats not the archers main weapon. But Archer even has some melee.

Controls –

Left Click – One Slash (One Second )
Two Left Clicks – Two Slash Combo (Two Seconds)
Jump + Left Click – Jump Attack (Two Seconds)
Up + Up + Left Click – Dash Attack (Two Seconds)
Right Click + Hold – Power up special attack (Two Seconds)
Left + Right Click [Same Time] = Invincible Spin attack (Three Seconds)
[Getting Up] Left Click – One Slash (Stuns Opponent)
Shift – Guard
[Standing in Front of Behind Opponent, Very Close] Left + Right Click [Same Time] – Grab (One Second)

Only time you should melee –

1. On a summon, on a guy with one hp and its laggy, or when you can’t hit them.

Keep in mind you should also melee if someone won’t stop guarding. Grab them for an easy kill.

Watch out for them to move.

2. Just keep in mind, grab for damage, and swing for delay / stun.

6. Long Range Attack

The BASE of the archer, the only thing you need (unless against guard whores.)

Ok, the arrow from your bow travels in a path similiar to a real arrow. It goes up and gravity brings it down. The Further away you are the more you raise your bow. Correction to my earlier assumption, an Archers shot stops IMMEDIATELY after it hits, but if someone gets in the way of the path the person your shooting at and the one that jumps in the path both take damage. Refer to this screenshot

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Just keep in mind, the main reason for long range is stun.

If there are any allies nearby, get behind them and shoot shoot shoot, and its really nice having a warrior stand in front of you and guard, as a protection from enemy arrows. On some levels its appropiate just to stand behind and wait for the enemies to come to you, and with a large group of mages or archers blow them away.

If you want to know how to stop certain characters and some strategies browse all of the topics. For example if you want to know how to take on a blacksmith, Go to Targets and Hunters.

7. Score Games

Score Games allow so many kills, average is around 10. What you want to do on these is –

1. Avoid death (duh)
2. Get kills (duh)
3. Help stun your opponents
4. Hide and conquer.

Always aim at the enemy under the most fire, or aim at the one firing at you. There is really not much to score, except, stay behind your allies and fire at the person lowest hp or under the most fire. It’s almost completely obvious what to do.

8. Solo Games

Solo Games make you alone, and its just like score, around 10 kills to win or when the timer ends. Its 1v1v1v1v1v1v1v1. or however many are playing. I believe there are books, just like in score, that give you roughly 50 cp when you pick them up. This is a little different then score but pretty self obvious.

1. Avoid Death
2. Get Kills
3. Stun and try to STEAL kills.
4. Hide and Dominate.

Always look for low hps and kill them, when people attack you lure them to other people and run until they get bored, then just sit back and snipe. Or you could lure one guy at a time into a hall and shoot at them so they get so stunned they can’t attack.

9. Golem Games

This is pretty much Rakion’s main game. The goal is to kill the golden golem in the middle or to the side, and then go kill the enemies golem. The Archers creature attack is weak, and it takes roughly a minute to kill it without help or without creature attack.
Your main objectives —>

1. First round or any round without any cell points, attack the golden golem and accumulate the points
2. After you have the cell points, stay behind your allies and protect the golden sword.
3. Once you die don’t come back, so work to take out as many enemies as possible in the shortest amount of time.
4. Faster you kill enemies less time they have to make an effect on you.
5. Protect your golem, try to head the golden sword off.
6. Hit enemies while they are in the air, to give your allies time to catch up, because they fall down.
7. I suppose you can try and get the sword.

Wow the game is boring, do the exact same thing as you do in score…

10. Working with teammates

Archer was never meant to be a solo character, although they can be, and quite often. But you should always back up your teammates when possible, without you, they probably won’t survive, mainly because they are outnumbered. What you should do is stay back, aim for the same person they are hitting, and with luck you will give your teammate an extra combo (assuming they are blacksmith or swordsman.) Goes for all characters, and always ALWAYS knock out other archers or mages helping their teammates, because they are annoying and should be disposed of, if your ally dies your going to be stuck with them and they will give you hell. Try to stay with other mages and archers, as they provide a nice stronghold, and if someone gets near you can act in a group. Remember, there is no i in team, lame saying but it works.

11. Targets and Hunters

People to stay away from –

Other Archers (Unless your good at predicting patterns and your keyboard doesn’t screw up like mine.)
Ninjas (On Occasion)

People to prey on –

Blacksmith (yum yum, better hope they don’t like to grab, OR MOVE BLOCK)
Swordsman (Yawn, such a bore fest, just shoot and jump over their combo, MAX attack speed and move speed can give you hell though.)
Mage (Shoot where they are about to run and watch them cry.)

When Vsing an Archer –

Keep Moving, Keep jumping, and shoot where you know they are going to move. Keep in mind they have the same objectives as you do. Always run zig zag and do a surprise pattern, never repeat. Watch for their stun, because if they get you in 2 shots, chances are unless your alone one of their allies gonna come up and get in another half your hp bar…

When Vsing a Ninja –

Always jump, always move, keep your screen positioned facing them and keep hitting the down button to run away from them. Shoot when they least expect it and repeat, when they get close enough, tease them into a grab so they jump up and get their delay, or you can simply shoot them when they are beside you, and if you repeat as fast as you can, they can’t fight back unless they run or guard or grab, either way all 3 are hard to do since they are caught in your stun. if they get you in a grab, its ok, just repeat, when you get low hp run to an ally, which is a smart idea to do when vsing any class. Also ninjas tend to hate it when archers shoot at them from afar, specially when they are at golem. Since ninjas do a crapload of damage to golem, its smart to shoot them instead of the golden golem itself. Doing this prevents the damage on the golden golem, and you won’t be effecting golem to much with your arrows anyway. Also, your arrows do a huge chunk of life to a ninja, around 10~12 shots can kill one, so always target them first, lethal + easy to kill. Get the ninja in a small area, such as in a corridor, or a little room, then continually shoot the ninja as they keep moving around you, then they will occasionally grab or block, when they block jump over them or take the grab and repeat, you stun bad enough that grabbing is diffult though.

When Vsing a Blacksmith –

Lure them in a small space and keep shooting at them. When you stun them they can’t move, grab, or attack. Sometimes they are retarded enough to sit there and take the hits. Try to keep moving and turn your screen around and hit the down button. They are slower then you (even though it says they are faster), so take advantage, hit and run, Enjoy it.

When Vsing a Swordsman –

Same for a blacksmith

When Vsing a Mage –

Shoot where they are about to run, and you can easily beat a melee mage by shooting them close range for the stun, since they have to hit the up button twice to use their ice attack, generally they like to run, but their armor and stuff so low that you can easily kill.

12. Mini Strategies

1. Hit and Run

Anyone who has played games like Age of Empires knows that hit and run is essential to an archer class… Obviously this game is no different. When you are archer, people are going to chase you over everyone else for a few reasons. You’re an easy target, since you can’t see behind you, perfect chance for ninjas to take a stab into your back. You’re annoying, you keep hitting an enemy, they fall over, they can’t hit, they are stunned. You’re usually alone (unless you’re with fireball mages or other archers) leaving you an easy target. Also, archers are a backbone to teams, without them the game gets easier for warriors.

Now you may asking, how do you hit and run ninjas and swordsman who have faster speed then me? Well its quite simple. In order to catch you they have to chase you. What I do is, when I see someone coming near, I move away. If they chase me I run and TURN my frames backwards and follow the same path using the down key, so I can see the people chasing me but I’m running away. Then you get your white aimer on their head and you blast it. Generally I find the head to give a little more damage then hitting other parts of the body. But If you really need to knock someone over, shoot them in the knees. As you hit someone they slow down and you can continue running.

If more then one is chasing, wait till they fall behind before shooting, in order for that to happen, you have to tease them and make them use their high delay moves, then you can turn around and pick the fastest / lowest hp off. Always smart to run to extra teammates, either let the people chase them or let the teammates help you.

2. Defend and Shoot

Archers, are one of the best classes for defending. They stall opponents, damage them, knock them over, and cancel mages spells. In Golem games, Blacksmith attack the golem and its pretty much screwed. One way to prevent this is by using archers, to knock the blacksmith down and delay his moves. Other way is using a mage, swordsman and other blacksmith arn’t that effective unless the person with the golden sword is an archer or Mage.

On some maps, there will be places to hide, stick close to the golem, and find the main battle field, and just shoot, if your back is facing the golem, don’t worry to much about your back, if someone happens to come you can run away after taking a hit. Your teammates will love you from far away, always aim slightly above peoples heads… when they are really far away you want to aim really high above, watch for dust and sparks where your arrow hits. When you do hit you will see a circle showing you damage.
If its just you against 2~3 people and they are full hp, I suggest grabbing the golden golem, and then running to their base and staying back and shooting until they come, otherwise if they are wasting time protecting golem just hit and run them…

3. Long Range

The main part of being archer is long range, you need to look hard your first few times, but it gets easy. Stay long, and look for mages or other archers that are shooting your teammates from a distance, and hit them. Sometimes they won’t even see you, so they just keep moving and taking shots. If you lag, and they start running rapidly without shooting, just leave them alone, its near impossible to hit people skipping across the screen. Blacksmith are ALWAYS easy targets unless there is 3 or more of them. Just shoot at their head and take off their helmets. Swordsman move fast, whenever they do their high delay moves they are good targets as well, just be careful, everyone hates getting shot out of no where, and when they turn around and see who’s shooting them they are not going to be happy.

[From my Brief Guide]

13. Am I Archer Material?

Here are some ways to find out.

1. If you die every 5 minutes every game – your not an archer.
2. If you like to be support, archer is for you, either that mage
3. If you like action from far away, your an archer.
4. If you like to shoot fast, archer is for you.
5. If you don’t like low armor and hp, archer is not for you.
6. If you don’t like moving a LOT, archer is not for you.
7. If you don’t like having low CP, Archer is not for you.
8. If you don’t like archer wars, archer is not for you.
9. If you can’t tolerate dieing, archer is not for you.
10. If you enjoy group gang bangs from afar, archer is for you.

14. Archers Chaos Mode

I LOVE the archers chaos mode, no doubt about it, the only mode I like better is the mages. Heres a brief description on archers chaos mode.

Turn into a white shining angel that wields a longbow and shoots arrows. Pretty simple eh?

But wait, zomg whats this, the archer can shoot without delay, THE ARROWS, THEY DON’T STOP COMING T_T. Archer in chaos mode can do 3 moves.

1 – Basic shot, just like your non chaos mode move, just hold and release. This shot can be blocked and knocks back an enemy about 4 blacksmith. The damage applied is tremendous, about the same as a mages ice spike…

2 – Shotgun, this is, just godly. This shot can not be blocked. Also this shot fires 5, count it, Five arrows in a spread out path. Each arrow does APPROX 1/5 damage on blacksmith. BUT this attack does have delay sadly, you must hold it for 3 seconds before you can fire, which if you get hit you have to recast anyway. But the main reason you use this skill are for knock outs. Get behind the enemy line and transform, be quick, you get like 20 seconds in chaos mode. Run up behind an archer or mage thats shooting, be careful that they dont see you, get close… Charge your shot, and fire 5 arrows into their back, all of them do 1/5 damage, so its an instant knock out. Every kill you get gives you like 3-5 more seconds in chaos mode. Hold down right mouse button to activate this. Also would like to add each arrow does a knock back power enough to keep anyone away from you.

3 – Power Spin – hold both mouse buttons and do a spin, just like your normal one. But this spin attacks with more power and speed, nothing special.

Everytime you get a kill, your Chaos Gauge goes up (6 slots). Every kill is 1 slot, everyone kill by a summon is 1/2 (your own summon killing someone else). Everytime you lose a game thats 1/2 slot, last alive = 1 slot. After all 6 slots are full, and you continue getting kills, you receive 0 bonuses, so wait till your full hp or next round starts and bust a move. When your ready for chaos mode you will glow bright blue, and everyone on the field can see it. Kills obtained during Chaos mode go into your timer as mentioned above. Press “C” to activate chaos mode. Also, keep in mind that when your hit in Chaos Mode, you will not fall, but rather move back from the stun.

P.S. You can take on any class in chaos mode as long as your not lagging, the infinite shots will definently give anyone trying to mess with you a dangerous stun.

15. Cells / What to Buy

Armor is generally better used then health. Also keep in mind you have a few choices for purchase.

You feel like being a pvp archer? Get Lac Crown (Power user I assume!) and 3 protection rings.

Feel like being a cell control archer? Buy 3 Pain of Cell rings and two moons (58k necklace) or pain of cell necklace (32k)

Feel like being really defensive? Get NeoCross (+19 or 20 armor) and 3 protection rings.

Little Explanation for cells

Get Golems for an extra suit of defence. Commonly I been in a position where I can trap people in or trap myself in (Serves as extra protection).

Get Taurus mainly to repel invaders (Or if u don’t lag) Summon these at a proper distance and u can send ur opponents flying.

Get dragons as your offensive types. If you like to fry people or just torch the gold golem, get these.

Like to set up juggles and have moderately strong non power user cells? Get Panzers or Dwarf archers. Dwarf archers provide great juggle or life saving shots, they shoot fast and have decent hp and power. Panzers attack once in a while but provide some extra damage and stun you might need.

Need something to hide behind but not a power user or a cell reduction archer? Get a Blazer, these are pretty decent for dishing out damage and they are cheap. You can use these to block you when fighting another archer.

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Enjoy the guide, and good luck to Archers.

Cow

jOeK’s Archer Guide

Basic moves.. (korean version… Global is little different)

Melee

left click = one slash ( delay 1 )
2 left clicks = two slash combo (delay 2)
jump + left click = jump attack (delay 2)
forward+forward+left click = forward dash attack (delay 2)
right click (hold) = Power up special attack (delay 2)
left + right click at same time = Invincible Spin attack (delay 3)
(while down) left click = one slash (stuns opponent)
shift = block
(looking at enemy from the front or back, very close to opponent) left + right click at same time = grab attack

Long Range

Left click = shoots 1 arrow (hold and release)
Shift = block
(while down) left click = one slash (stuns opponent, delay 1)

now.. you know all the archer’s move.. let’s go into general Tactic..

When you are in a battle with teammate:

1) Look for other archers in your team… It is best to Stay with other archers and hit 1 guy… don’t try to attack 2 differnt guys… Archers are very effective when supporting other players..
2) ALWAYS look around you… When you are in Long range mode( which you should ALWAYS be in with few exceptions ), you do not see everything around you.. and thus you are very vulnerable to be hit from the sides or back.. best bet is to have a WALL behind you, but in that case your view becomes focused… so what I do is stay close to a wall but not too close..
3) ALWAYS be aware of where your teammates are.. you play a big role in big team battles.. it’s because when you hit enemy with your arrows when they are meleeing, it gives your teammate that 1 second needed to grab or attack opponent..
4) Don’t try to 1vs1 against another player.. or try to go for the Golem by yourself.. it’s useless to attack golem by yourself because archers have LOW creature attack power.. it’ll take all day to kill an golem.. also, don’t 1vs1 cause you can kill one enemy VERY fast when doing 2vs1 3vs1 ..( when you are the 2 or 3 )
5) when against 1vs2 or 1vs3 or 1vs4, then you kill the one with the LOWEST energy first.. less ppl attacking is LOT better.. don’t try to damage the HIGHEST HP enemy.. but kill off the Weakest link… 1vs1 is better than 1vs2.. no matter what..

when playing 1vs1.

VS.. Swordsman or Blacksmith:

1) ALLOW them to get close to you.. you need them to attack and with that 1 sec or 2sec delay.. depends on what move they did, you get the chance to shoot them with arrows..
2) when they get close to you jump diagonally, because they’ll do their dash attack lots of times.. or do their one slash attack…
3) when I play I jump towards opponent and since they usually have attacked, I turn around and shoot 1 or 2 arrows and jump around.. and move around..
4) If opponent is the type where they like to do jump attacks, then hold the left button until they land, then shoot… then flee.. shoot and run is what I call this tactic.. if you think they are going to hit you in air, then release arrow ASAP then run.. you don’t need to try to hit them.. just run…
5) You have almost lowest defense in the characters.. so don’t try to melee other characters.. you’ll surely lose unless you are excellent melee person
6) always aim for the head.. it’s better chance they’ll get hit.. the further away, higher you have to aim.. but I always aim at the head if I’m close to them..

VS.. Mage:

1) pesky little creature… they are too small.. so I always aim down..
2) aim for the feet.. they are slow, but since they are small you won’t get ALOT of shots out… so you must be very patient…
3) DO NOT SHOOT FIRST.. Always wait for them to do the Ice spikes or slash attack, that’s the only time you’ll get a shot off.. if you try to shoot them while they are moving, chances are you won’t get them .. lol
4) try to avoid their fire balls … they hurt…. and they do LOTS of damage..
5) jumping around is ALWAYS good for archers.. and this is no exception..

VS.. Ninja:

1) I hate this character.. they are too fast… so try to stay as far away from them if possible..
2) if you can’t avoid them.. then aim always in front of where they are going… they are going to go there and then get hit..
3) most likely they’ll try to slash you once then grab you… so.. if they get close and hit you once… JUMP… there’s no other option.. then turn around since they probably tried to grab you, they will disapear and then reapear striking down, that’s when you get your shots off …
4) ALWAYS JUMP, they are fast and if you get brabbed from behind.. you’re screwed.
5) if you know you’ll be grabbed, then turn your mouse so that you are facing them… back grabs are more deadly… so turn around as Fast as you can if you can’t jump from them..

VS.. Archers:

1) Better aiming and better luck is needed.. better item and better stats will determine the winner..
2) DO NOT jump around that much.. they will be doing same thing as you are.. jumping just gives them landing spot to aim at..
3) shoot and move.. shoot and move.. that’s the best thing to do..
4) GUESS where they’ll be moving to.. at first, they will not be moving much, so aim at them.. but when you hit once or twice, they’ll get the idea to move around.. usually they move left to right and right to left.. and go back and forth.. so if they are in the right side, shoot at the left side, since they’ll be moving there.. if they are the type where they just move to one direction, then do not aim at them, but aim where YOU THINK they’ll be moving to.. and shoot..
5) Good guessing on their pattern will determine the winner so, be a hunter and read the opponent’s pattern..

I think that’s it for archers.. This was all done through MY experience as Archer.. so If you think otherwise.. post your own tactics / guide.. Playing 1vs1 with archer will increase your skills far better than other characters..

Character Stats:

I heard LOTS of korean ppl say that Moving speed and Attack speed is needed for Archers, but I think Long range attack is better.. ALso, you have to put AT LEAST 10 points on CP… since archers start with 2000 you need to upgrade Max CP… but what I recommend is don’t bother upgrading moving speed or attack speed.. upgrade couple of Max CP, then upgrade LongRange attack… when you get to level 19 or 20, you’ll have upgraded 50( which is max ) then go to Attack speed… I’ve upgraded few other things but I see no difference.. so that’s what I recommend on upgrading… character stat is something ppl will have different views on… so DO AS YOU LIKE… but this was an opinion.. and just PURELY my opinion at that.

Archer FAQ

Does Attack speed help me fire faster?

No

Why do archers lag so much?

Thats simply a bug in the system commonly called the archer bug (They see a hit on their screen so you are stunned on theirs. HAPPENS to all range attacks cept ninja)

Are Archers Overpowered?

Before players start getting armor, archers arrow are very overpowering. Generally in the higher lvls the damage is very weak compared to other attacks.

Should I use my dagger?

Very rarely should you use your dagger. Your bow is usually better.

I can’t hit people that are far away!

The further away someone is the more you raise your aimer.

People keep saying archers suck, is it true?

They are just annoyed at the constant barrage of arrows.

What is Archer Attack speed used for?

Archer attack speed is used for melee attacks.

Feel free to add more questions to the list (just post.)

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