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Archer (Tactics Advance)

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Archers are essential for long-range combat.
—In-Game Description

The Archer (弓使い, Yumi Tsukai?) Job class is available to humes and viera as a basic Job class in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Archers are well-known for their long range combat via bow and arrows wielding. The range of their attack varies depending on what bow they are wielding.

When two Archery skills are mastered by humans, they can become Hunters. When two Archery skills are mastered by viera, they can become Snipers. They are also one of two Job classes that can ward off the undead for good, the other being the White Monk.

See also: Ranger


Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
4 2 50
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Bows Hats Clothing No

Growth ChartEdit



Hume Archers are almost completely inferior to Soldiers and Thieves, the other two basic physical-damage hume jobs. The only stat that isn't outclassed by either the Soldier or the Thief is the Archer's Resistance, which combined with their long ranged physical damage makes them useful as an anti-mage job early in the game. Compared to the viera Archer, again the only notably higher stat is Resistance.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
7.2 B- 1.1 E 7.2 C- 7.2 C- 6.4 D 8.1 B- 1.4 C



Viera Archers are inferior to Fencers, the Archer being only a tenth of a point faster, having slightly better resistance, and having marginally higher MP, while the rest of their stats are noticeably lower. Although viera Archers may seem superior to hume Archers, the fact is that Fencers are even better than either of them. In theory, viera Archers could also be used as an anti-mage job, but the difference in Resistance between the viera Archer and Fencer is negligible.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
7.2 B- 1.6 D 8.1 B- 6.8 D+ 7.2 C- 7.6 C 1.6 B



Archer command. Shoot a well-aimed arrow.

Ability Equipment Effect AP Power Range
Boost Longbow Focuses energy to increase damage on next weapon atk. 100 Self
Aim: Legs Thorn Bow Shot aimed at legs to immobilize target. 200 As Weapon
Aim: Arm Nail Bow Shot aimed at arms to disable target. 200 As Weapon
Cupid Artemis Bow Shot through the heart. Charms enemy. 200 As Weapon
Burial Silver Bow Buries zombified units immediately. 300 As Weapon
Take Aim Yoichi Bow Carefully aimed shot. Good hit rate, low damage. 300 As Weapon As Weapon
Faster Perseus Bow Blurringly fast attack. Nullifies R-abilities. 300 As Weapon As Weapon
Blackout Char Bow Closes target's eyes, inflicting darkness. 200 As Weapon


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Block Arrows* Green Beret Completely avoid all physical attacks from units wielding a bow or greatbow. 300

*Because Block Arrows is a reaction, it does not activate against counterattacks.


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Concentrate Target Bow Greatly increases Accuracy of attacks. 300


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Bow Combo Mythril Bow Allows the unit to start or join in a Combo during combat. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Archer TCG

A Viera Archer appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a Wind-elemental card.


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