Archer

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The Crème de Cacao (Chocolate Bean?) of the Knight's Arsenal. These guys may not be the burliest of men, but they know how to make killing look good.

the Archer

ArcherNew.png

General Info
Also known as Bowman
Introduced in Beta 2.0
Health: 100
Armor: 80
Speed: 210
Damage required for special: 165



Overview

Archers are pretty much the opposite of Heavy Knights, as the Masters of Range.

With two different bows (as if one is not enough) enemies need not be close for you to kill them. Archers are exceptionally weak and usually avoid melee fights, but if they are forced, they have their infamous butter-knife to fall back on.

Voiced by: Joseph "Bingo Bango" Bracken

Arsenal

Weapons
Shortsword Crossbow Longbow
ShortswordArcherNew.png CrossbowArcherNew.png LongbowNew.png
Short, but quick. It's useful when you are forced to cross swords, but there's a reason it's often called the "Butter-knife" and used for humiliating purposes.

Its damage is identical to the Skirmisher's cutlass, but it charges slower.

Very powerful and accurate. Right-click to aim. When aiming, the Crossbow is more accurate and deals more damage, but your walking speed is reduced. Headshots are even more devastating. A successful hit pushes back your enemy and can hurt them even if they have a shield. You have to reload after every shot, which will leave you unprotected for three seconds. Quick, powerful and deadly in skilled hands. Be aware of the arc and time it takes arrows to travel. It cannot be charged while in mid-air, and will slow you down slightly while charging.
Damage: 56 (charged), 42 (not charged) Damage (unaimed): 70 (far), 45 (close) Damage (far): 80
Forward/side Interval: 15 Damage (aimed): 100 (far), 60 (close) Damage (close): 47 (charged), 15 (not charged)
String: 10 Headshot Damage (unaimed): 110 (far), 70 (close)
Forward Interval: 16 Headshot Damage (aimed): 145 (far), 90 (close)
Special attack: Triple Shot
It only works with the player holding the longbow
When your special meter is filled, press the special button to fire three flaming arrows at once to pierce right through enemies and their shields. Each arrow deals 120 damage, but only one of the arrows can hit a specific enemy, therefore it's suggested to use the special against crowded players.

Achievements

Achievements
"Archer"
Pvk2 archer play.jpg "Play a full round lasting at least five minutes as a Archer"
"Legolas"
Pvk2 archer bowkills three 10seconds.jpg "Kill 3 enemies with the Longbow within 10 seconds" The Instinctive Nocker
"Robin Hood"
Pvk2 archer kill 100ft.jpg "Kill an enemy with the crossbow or longbow from 100ft" The Precise
"Cornish Game Hen"
Pvk2 archer bowkill parrot 15x.jpg "Hunt down 15 enemy parrots with the longbow" The Parrot Connoisseur
"It's Like Weakness Water Three!"
Pvk2 archer kill special 2x.jpg "Kill 2 enemies with a single longbow special"
"Butterknifed!"
Pvk2 archer butterknife kill.jpg "Kill 25 enemies using the short sword"
"I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!"
Pvk2 archer sword dmg 100k.jpg "Amass 100,000 points of damage against your enemies using the short sword" The Greasy Bandit
"Clay Pigeon"
Clay Pidgeon.png "Kill 20 enemies while they are in mid-air using either your longbow or crossbow" The Bane of Pigeons

Trivia

  • It's possible to kill an Archer with full health by using only the keg or the Captain's special, and possibly the Sharpshooter's special. By targeting his feet with an explosive, the Archer is thrown up in the air, and the fall damage finishing off the remaining health.
  • The Archer and Sharpshooter are the only characters to not draw their primary weapon (the short-sword and dagger, respectively) on respawn. Instead he draws the longbow, which holds the third weapon slot.
  • The taunt "Thanks for standing still, you bastard" is a reference to the Sniper from Valve's video game Team Fortress 2;

Gallery


See Also

Knights

Archer Strategy

How to get Archer achievements

Classes

Pirates

Vikings

Knights

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