U4gm's PVE Archer Guide

Tera Date: Jul/13/18 17:00:13 Views: 12742

Archer is a high damage ranged class that is simple to learn. It both charges skills for big damage, and uses small fast skills. Archer is considered a consistent damage dealer, unlike sorcerer who is a burst damage dealer. A downside to Archer is its ping reliance. High ping players may notice lower damage than low ping players with similar gear. This is a guide to help you min/max your Archer rotation. This should hopefully help you become a better Archer and rise the DPS ranks! U4gm provides complete TERA PVE guide, and reading it can help you better. Also, U4gm sells a variety of cheap TERA gold. Before, we have achieved great results and accumulated a large number of fans.

 

Gear

Ideal DPS Stats (Unbuffed except for Sniper's Eye and Prime Battle Solution)

 

With Mystic: 60 +170 Crit Factor / 72 +213 Power

With Priest:  60 +194 Crit Factor / 72 +201 Power

 

Weapon

Top line – Increases damage by 9.3% when attacking enraged monsters

Bottom lines – Increases damage by 9.3% when attacking enraged monsters, Increases damage by 6%, and Increases damage by 6.9% when attacking from behind

Fourth line – Decreases skill cooldowns by 7.2%

All of these damage lines are a must have. CDR makes for more fluid rotations.

 

Chest

Top line – Increases damage of Radiant Arrow by 10%

Bottom lines – Decreases damage taken from enraged monsters by 10%, Decreases damage taken from frontal attacks by 6.9%, and Decreases damage taken by 6%

Fourth line – Increases max HP by 8%

Radiant Arrow damage got a lot better due to focus stacks, damage buffs, and crit increase.

 

Gloves

Increases Crit Factor by 9, Increases Power by 5, and Increases Attack Speed by 2.25%

Standard glove rolls for DPS, no better options.

 

Boots

Increases Endurance by 4, Increases Movement Speed by 6%, and Replenishes 2% of total MP every 5 seconds

Standard boot rolls, no better options.

 

Jewelry

 

Full Crit Setup

Godsbane Ring (Crit 4 / Power 4) + Keytrap Ring (Crit 4 / Power 4)

Godsbane Earring (HP 4% / Endur 4) + Keytrap Earring (HP 4% / Endur 4)

Godsboon/Keytrap Necklace (Power 4)

Only use this for Harrowhold.

 

Mixed Setup

Godsbane Ring (Crit 4 / Power 4) + Heavensbane Ring (Crit 4 / Power 4)

Godsbane Earring (HP 4% / Endur 4) + Heavensbane Earring (HP 4% / Endur 4)

Godsboon Necklace (Power 4)

This is the jewelry set up you will most commonly use regardless of whether you have a mystic or a priest.

 

Brooch

Empowered/Quatrefoil/Marrow Brooch (Crit 6 / Power 3)

Quickcarve Brooch (Crit 6 / Crit 4)

 

Belt

Increases Crit Factor by 6 / Increases Power by 3

 

Innerwear

Increases Crit Factor by 20/16/12/4

 

Etchings

 

Weapon/Glove Etching

1x Pumped / 1x Energetic

-or-

2x Energetic

The different in etchings here are really small. I use double energetic because it makes the class feel more fluid.

 

Chest/Boot Etching

2x Grounded

Endurance is always good.

Skills/Glyphs

(Glyphs will be color coded by usefulness as follows)

This is a necessary glyph

This glyph sucks

 

Arrow

Arrow Volley

Radiant Arrow

Penetrating Arrow

Rain of Arrows

Backstep

Feign Death

Rapid Fire

Slow Trap

Stunning Trap

Velik's Mark

Incendiary Trap

Stunning Trap Arrow

Snare

Incendiary Trap Arrow

Thunderbolt

Sequential Fire

Close Quarters

Breakaway Bolt

Restraining Arrow

Poison Arrow

Web Arrow

Sniper's Eye

Tenacity

Find Weakness

Chase

Glyph Pages

Glyphs for both Low and High Ping

This is the only glyph page I would use on archer. The only thing I'd reconsider is getting rid of is Sequential Fire reset for Velik's Mark duration. If you have high ping, you might also consider getting Powerlinked Breakaway Bolt instead of Rapid Fire reset.

 

Glyph Pages

Rotations

This section is going to be a lot different than most rotations you will see on other classes. This is because archer does not have a set rotation, and it all comes down to what I mentioned at the beginning of the guide called priority skills.

 

Priority Skills

 

These are the skills that you are going to want to put emphasis on. There are the best skillson the class, and the only ones you want to be using.

 

 

Good Skills

 

 

Uptime Skills

 

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