First of all, I didn't make this threat to QQ about archer...i already moved on (am i happy? no) I came across a lot of newbies who asked questions about archer both in game and in forum....I have seen a lot of wrong answers which i don't want to correct individually, and thus make this thread to answer and correct all of them...You are welcome to correct me if you think I am wrong. Some misunderstandings are:
1) Archer have LONG RANGE. I can't really blame people for thinking that because the name of the class would suggest that. However, in reality, archer somewhat have the same range as any caster classes despite the number (32/34 VS 28) Why? you ask....it's due to the slow channeling. I will give you an example. This wizzy and I were in a instance in NW. He saw me and I saw him. I pressed the stunnning arrow hotkey and my toon ran toward him, and he also ran toward me. What i had in my head was that i would stun him first and pew pew. Guess what? I got sealed before my stunning arrow finish channeling. Why? figure out yourself, and please stop about the will surge BS....you think i don't know will surge can anti-seal? If you thinking about saying that....you missed my point
2) Archer is OP, people just don't know how to play it. I don't know where people get this concept from...maybe from private server. I can tell you with 100% confident archer is an inferior class far from being OP. Why can i say that, you ask? PWCN devs tell me. If you go on to PWCN web they will show you the potential growths of all the classes. SB's potential growths (AOE, damge, PK, mass PVP, etc...) is big enough to contain archer's potential growths, which means archer is inferior in all aspects compared to SB. I am sorry but the potential growth of archer is the smallest of all the classes....Why do you say a class that is OP when even the PWCN devs label it inferior is beyond my understanding....
3) archer deal biggest damge in the game. I don't know why people belive this...just a simple observation...have you ever seen an archer's name on the highest damge contest each week? and please stop about the BS about players can deal big damge on mob and not on other players.....why do you think they deal big damage on mobs and small damgage on players? and archer deal small damage on mobs and big damage on players? please entertain me... I would say archer have the highest physical attack...but in return they have slowest aps and slowest channeling which combine to give a really pathetic damge output....and they rely on normal arrow pew pew which have been nerfed to the ground with primal passive skills.
4) Archer is not good for 1 VS 1 but VERY GOOD for massive PK. Again....I have no idea why people have that common sense.....why do you think a class that can't do well in 1 VS 1 will do well in massive PK? Range? i just proved to you that archer's range is really not that different from any casters Damge? look above and why do you think a class that is good for 1 VS1 not good in massive PK? I will tell you right now that some classes that are good in both 1 Vs 1 and mass PK. For example, SB and seeker they are both good for 1 VS 1 and massive PK. Even if that misunderstanding is true that archer is not good for 1 VS 1 but good for massive PK...I don't understand why you would play a class with ugly skill animations while you can play classes like SB and seeker with pretty skill animations and can be best of both world....
5)archer can purge; therefore, they are VERY good and useful First of all, in order to have this "purge" ability you need to have RRR9 bow (please no BS about G16 bow can purge, you need spirit black hole and - 0.1 int for purge)....but guess what RRR9 bow alone is not enough...you need the whole RRR9 set to get the -int needed to land that purge. This means you need to RRR9 your archer to get the ability "purge" which people classify as "SUPPORT" would you spend time and money to RRR9 a class that only grants you a "SUPPORT" position? furthermore, would you RRR9 a class that even the devs declare as inferior class?
There are many more but i don't want to make this thread so long as people hate to read long thread Lastly is a question about PKing BMs and Barbs as an archer not that i have any easier time PKing other classes, but BMs and Barbs seem to me is impossible to kill as an archer atleast in my perspective If anyone out there know any good strategies to PK against BMs and barbs please tell me I recently went white name and have a fair 1 VS 1 with barb and BMs. I would say we have pretty equal gears RRR9 weap +12, RRR9 armors +10/+12 all vit stones ( i am not vit stone though) with G16 ornaments, 105/105/105 I was able to get their HP to 1/5 before i either got CC or ran out of chi and had to hide in stealth...i know i could not kill them and the result will be the same either CC or ran out of chi The reason why i asked because while i was PKing...a "pro archer" pm me and tell me what to do which i didn't have time to read. Please can you be kind enough to post your strategies again thanks in advance.