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Warriors who rain death on their foes from afar.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age description

Archer is a License Board in Zodiac versions of Final Fantasy XII. It is represented by the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. It is a quick ranged class, using bows as its primary weapon and wearing light armor.

The Archer has access to 127 licenses, which require 7,241 LP to unlock, as well as up to 12 additional licenses through summon licenses costing 780 LP, and 1 additional license costing 30 LP through Quickening licenses.

ProfileEdit

Archers have limited magickal ability, only able to use a tiny bit of White Magick. They have the most technicks and are the only class to possess all three Phoenix Down augments, meaning that they can fully resurrect the party in seconds. They also have access to all three Potion Lores.

However, the accuracy of their main weapon is penalized by 20% in certain weather conditions. They are unable to learn Adrenaline and have few means to augment their attack and magick powers.

In The Zodiac Age version, the player can use two license boards for each party member. One combination is to pair Archer with the Red Battlemage that allows them to use the fire-boosting Burning Bow to enhance the Red Battlemage's ultimate spell, Ardor. The player could also couple the Archer with Knight or Uhlan that benefit from Archer's Swiftness licenses and ranged weapons, while Archer benefits from their high Strength.

Coupling Archer with the Black Mage can also be good, allowing the character three Swiftness licenses and to access all HP bonuses without Famfrit on either board. Burning Bow would still allow the character to cast a powered up Firaga, and gives decent physical damage, all in the same weapon. Shemhazai also unlocks four heavy armor licenses between the the boards. Black Mage-Archer nets all Item Lores for everything, and the Archer's Cura can be as good for healing as a White Mage thanks to Black Mage's mystic armor and Magick Lores.

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License listEdit

EquipmentEdit

Name Description LP cost
Bows (1) Allows character to equip Shortbow. 20
Bows (2) Allows character to equip Silver Bow and Aevis Killer. 30
Bows (3) Allows character to equip Killer Bow and Longbow. 35
Bows (4) Allows character equip Elfin Bow and Loxley Bow. 45
Bows (5) Allows character equip Giant Stonebow and Burning Bow. 60
Bows (6) Allows character to equip Traitor's Bow and Yoichi Bow. 70
Bows (7) Allows character to equip Perseus Bow and Artemis Bow. 90
Sagittarius Allows character to equip Sagittarius. 130
Dhanusha Allows character to equip Dhanusha. 200
Light Armor (1) Allows character to equip Leather Cap and Leather Clothing. 10
Light Armor (2) Allows character to equip Headgear, Headguard, Chromed Leathers, and Leather Breastplate. 15
Light Armor (3) Allows character to equip Leather Headgear, Horned Hat, Bronze Chestplate, and Ringmail. 20
Light Armor (4) Allows character to equip Balaclava, Soldier's Cap, Windbreaker, and Heavy Coat. 25
Light Armor (5) Allows character to equip Green Beret, Red Cap, Survival Vest, and Brigandine. 30
Light Armor (6) Allows character to equip Headband, Pirate Hat, Jujitsu Gi, and Viking Coat. 40
Light Armor (7) Allows character to equip Goggle Mask, Adamant Hat, Metal Jerkin, and Adamant Vest. 50
Light Armor (8) Allows character to equip Officer's Hat, Chakra Band, Barrel Coat, and Power Vest. 60
Light Armor (9) Allows character to equip the Thief's Cap, Gigas Hat, Ninja Gear, and Gigas Chestplate. 70
Light Armor (10) Allows character to equip the Chaperon and Minerva Bustier. 75
Light Armor (11) Allows character to equip the Crown of Laurels and Rubber Suit. 80
Light Armor (12) Allows character to equip the Renewing Morion and Mirage Vest. 90
Light Armor (13) Allows character to equip the Dueling Mask and Brave Suit. 110
Heavy Armor (10) Allows character to equip the Dragon Helm and Dragon Mail. 80
Heavy Armor (11) Allows character to equip the Magepower Shishak and Maximillian. 90
Heavy Armor (12) Allows character to equip the Grand Helm and Grand Armor. 110
Accessories (1) Allows character to equip Orrachea Armlet. 5
Accessories (2) Allows character to equip Bangle and Firefly. 20
Accessories (3) Allows character to equip Diamond Armlet and Argyle Armlet. 25
Accessories (4) Allows character to equip Battle Harness and Steel Gorget. 35
Accessories (5) Allows character to equip Tourmaline Ring and Embroidered Tippet. 35
Accessories (6) Allows character to equip Golden Amulet and Leather Gorget. 35
Accessories (7) Allows character to equip Rose Corsage and Turtleshell Choker. 40
Accessories (8) Allows character to equip Thief's Cuffs and Gauntlets. 45
Accessories (9) Allows character to equip Amber Armlet and Black Belt. 30
Accessories (10) Allows character to equip Jade Collar and Nishijin Belt. 40
Accessories (11) Allows character to equip Pheasant Netsuke and Blazer Gloves. 45
Accessories (12) Allows character to equip Gillie Boots and Steel Poleyns. 60
Accessories (13) Allows character to equip Berserker Bracers and Magick Gloves. 60
Accessories (14) Allows character to equip Sage Ring's and Agate Ring. 70
Accessories (15) Allows character to equip Ruby Ring and Bowline Sash. 70
Accessories (16) Allows character to equip Cameo Belt and Cat-ear Hood. 70
Accessories (17) Allows character to equip Bubble Belt and Fuzzy Miter. 80
Accessories (18) Allows character to equip Sash and Power Armlet. 80
Accessories (19) Allows character to equip Indigo Pendant and Winged Boots. 100
Accessories (20) Allows character to equip Opal Ring and Hermes Sandals. 115
Accessories (21) Allows character to equip Quasimodo Boots and Nihopalaoa. 130
Accessories (22) Allows character to equip Germinas Boots and Ring of Renewal. 160
Ribbon Allows character to equip Ribbon. 215

MagickEdit

Name Description LP cost
White Magick 4 Allows character to cast Cura and Raise. 30

TechnicksEdit

Name Description LP cost
1000 Needles Deal 1,000 damage to one foe. 40
Achilles Render one foe vulnerable to an additional element. 40
Shear Lower one foe's magick resist. 50
Addle Lower one foe's magick power. 50
Charm Cause one foe to confuse friend with foe. 30
First Aid Restore HP to one HP Critical ally. 20
Gil Toss Throw gil, damaging all foes in range. 30
Libra Reveal more detailed target information. 25
Infuse Fully consume user's MP, changing one ally's HP to 10 times that amount. 30
Poach Capture HP Critical foes to obtain loot. 30
Shades of Black Cast a random black magick on one foe. 70
Revive Fully consume user's HP, reviving and fully restoring HP of one KO'd ally. 40
Steal Steal from one foe. 20
Traveler Deal damage based on total steps taken to all foes in range. 50

AugmentsEdit

Name Description Amount LP cost
+30/70/110/150/190/230/270/310/390/435 HP Increases max HP by 30/70/110/150/190/230/270/310/390/435. 10 20/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/115/130
Focus Increases strength when HP is full. 1 70
Battle Lore Increases physical attack damage. 2 30/30
Remedy Lore 1 Remedies remove Sleep, Sap, Immobilize, and Disable. 1 20
Remedy Lore 2 Remedies remove Petrify, Confuse, and Oil. 1 30
Remedy Lore 3 Remedies remove Stop, Doom, and Disease. 1 70
Phoenix Lore Phoenix Down restore more HP. 3 30/50/90
Magick Lore Increases magick potency. 6 30/30/30/30/50/50
Swiftness Reduces action time by 10%. 3 30/50/80
Martyr Gain MP after taking damage. 1 30
Inquisitor Gain MP after dealing damage. 1 30
Headsman Gain MP after defeating a foe. 1 30
Potion Lore 1-2-3 Potions restore more HP. 3 20/35/70
Spellbound Increases duration of status effects. 1 30
Last Stand Increases defense when HP critical. 1 70

Espers and QuickeningsEdit

Name Licenses unlocked LP cost
Quickening White Magick (4) 50
Quickening None 70
Quickening None 100
Quickening None 125
Belias None 20
Mateus None 30
Zalera None 30
Adrammelech None 35
Shemhazai Heavy Armor (10), Heavy Armor (11), and Heavy Armor (12) 50
Hashmal None 50
Cúchulainn None 50
Zeromus None 65
Exodus None 65
Famfrit +390 HP and +435 HP 100
Chaos Magick Lore (x5) 100
Ultima Infuse and 1000 Needles 115
Zodiark Infuse and 1000 Needles 200

TriviaEdit

  • The License Board for the Archer class is shaped like a bow and arrow, representing the signature weapon of the class and their zodiac sign Sagittarius.