Leveling your archer and don’t know where to start? Well, you came the right place! Archers are a great class to solo with in Final Fantasy XIV. This archer leveling guide will help you clear through the early game. Read on for more information below:
Starting Off with an Archer
Now that you have started your adventure with an archer, begin by sniping your hunting log. A level one character doing hunting logs and participating in level appropriate FATES is the best and easiest method for earning EXP on early levels. As an archer, you’ll be wandering around Central and North shroud often. Your mission is to clear the early levels as quickly as possible. If you’ve got leves to complete, you can get more EXP here by doing levequests in The Bannock for levels 1 to 5. It’s north of Bentbranch Meadows in Central Shroud. Remember to do as many nearby FATES as you can.
Level 1 – 5 Archer Skills
If you’ve got some cross-class skills such as Second Wind (PGL 8), Protect (CNJ 8), and Bloodbath (MRD 8), they are your best bets for now as they can do two things: make dying less of an issue, and allow you to kill higher level mobs.
LEVEL 2 SKILL REMINDER – STRAIGHT SHOT & HEAVY SHOT:Always make sure the Heavy Shot crit plus buff is on before you do anything else (DPS wise). This becomes significantly important in the future.
LEVEL 4 SKILL REMINDER – VENOMOUS BITE:This skill is a damage-over-time type, so it requires 2 things for it to gain value, basically: first, making it last its full duration, and second, never ‘clip’ it by reapplying it too soon. Generally speaking, starting a fight with Heavy Shot into Venomous Bite will be your opening DPS for a while.
LEVEL 8 TRAIT REMINDER – HEAVIER SHOT:This trait grants a % chance on doing Straight Shot, and your next Heavy Shot is an auto critical. Let it go as soon as it comes out.
LEVEL 8 SKILL REMINDER – MISERY’S END:A ranged execute that can only be done when your target has low HP. It’s off GCD, so make full use of this whenever it’s up!
You should get to Level 10 Archer following what’s mentioned above. Once you have reached Level 10, make your way up to the first tier hunting log before going ahead. Once you’ve also gained attribute points, place them all to DEX. Also, check in with the Archer Guildmaster every 5 levels – Levels 1, 5, and 10 in this case. Don’t forget to do your class quests!