Archers overlap slightly with Rangers, as both specialize in bow weapons and share two trademark abilities, Barrage and Aim. The main difference is that Archers are exclusive to Ivalice, with the exception of Final Fantasy XIV, and specialize in status and elemental attacks while Rangers focus on being strong ranged physical attackers.
In the International Zodiac Job System version, the Sagittarius License Board holds the Archer class. They use primarily light armor and bows, and can cast some White Magick. The Archer also has the largest number of Technicks of any job class.
The Archer class is exclusive to enemy viera, which focus on debuffing and weakening enemies.
Archers have the Aim ability, which lets them take time to charge up a stronger attack than normal. The amount of time it takes to charge, and the strength of the attack, both increase as the job levels up.
The Archer class can use several special attacks to inflict status ailments on enemies. The job is available for human and viera, and job growth changes depending on which species the user is: humans may develop their skills to become Hunters, while viera become Snipers.
The Sniper is a job exclusive to viera. It uses several quick and deadly abilities and can even attack at an enemy's personal possessions.
The Archer is again a job class for humes and viera, and has several status attacks. As in Tactics Advance, humes may become Hunters and viera may become Snipers by training with the Archer job.
The Sniper is available for viera once they master two Archer abilities. Snipers rely on weakening opponents in a more subtle fashion.
Archers can deal physical damage to both air and ground targets over a wide area.
Archers use their powerful composite bows to attack both land and air targets located diagonally from them.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
The Archer appears in Puzzle & Dragons as part of the Crystal Defenders collaboration.
The Archer appears on a normal card.