The Archer(弓使い, Yumi Tsukai?, lit. Bow User) is a job that appears in various games in the Final Fantasy series. They wield bows in battle and uses status ailments to attack.
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 Zodiac versions, the Archer License Board is represented by the Sagittarius zodiac sign. 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.
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.