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#1 Mar 06 2014 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
Hey, I'm new to archer class (not even 10), I'm used to the archer class from other games have either 1. A pet to tank for it or 2. Arrows/shots the keep the mobs at bay. I realize none of this really matters if you're in a group, but only when soloing/questing.

Looking at the skills I don't see any of the aforementioned abilities. Did I miss them? And if not, how well does an archer solo without either a pet or a slowing abilities?
#2 Mar 07 2014 at 3:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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A lot of archers still kite. You also put out a LOT of damage, as long as you keep your weapon reasonably up to date, and don't really require specific combos.
#3 Mar 09 2014 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
Ravashack wrote:
A lot of archers still kite. You also put out a LOT of damage, as long as you keep your weapon reasonably up to date, and don't really require specific combos.

Thanks, Rava. One more question: Do you put all your points into dex or some into vit as well? So 3 dex or 2:1 dex/vit?
#4 Mar 10 2014 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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Dex only. Vit is meaningless unless you're a tank.

Like Rava said, while the class has few control skills (you do get a root at I think level 12), the kiting power is incredible. Most of the time you don't even need to kite though. Fighting even level mobs you can just let them hit you and it's not a big deal.
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#5 Mar 11 2014 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
Karlina wrote:
Dex only. Vit is meaningless unless you're a tank.

Like Rava said, while the class has few control skills (you do get a root at I think level 12), the kiting power is incredible. Most of the time you don't even need to kite though. Fighting even level mobs you can just let them hit you and it's not a big deal.

You mean "Shadow Bind"? Yea, but it says the target is unbound if damage is taken. But maybe I'm underestimating the upfront damage an archer can dish out. There may not be a need to root at all. I'll keep playing and prioritize dex and see what what happens.

Thanks for all the advice.
#6 Apr 08 2014 at 3:18 AM Rating: Default
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Ravashack wrote:
A lot of archers still kite. You also put out a LOT of damage, as long as you keep your weapon reasonably up to date, and don't really require specific combos.

Thanks, Rava. One more question: Do you put all your points into dex or some into vit as well? So 3 dex or 2:1 dex/vit?


I like to distribute my attributes....so 2:1 dex/vit looks better :)
#7 Apr 17 2014 at 5:47 PM Rating: Good
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I like to distribute my attributes....so 2:1 dex/vit looks better :)


but completely gimps you. If you want to play with stats I'd suggest binding materia to certain pieces of gear to play with. Unfortunately many endgame things require you to be able to hit, and hit with power. You need to cap DEX.


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