Archers belong to one of the four classes in Chivalry 2. Being the weakest out of all classes, the Archer still has a lot to offer on the battlefield in terms of range. In this Chivalry 2 Archer Class guide, we’ll be taking a look at what Archers have up their sleeves and how you can use their bows to your advantage.
Chivalry 2 Archer Class
Archer in Chivalry 2 is a ranged and highly required class. This class can regain your team’s momentum by harassing from afar in combat however, they lack Stamina (50), Max Health (90), and Movement Speed (100) making them the most polarizing of all four classes.
Archer Subclasses in Chivalry 2
The Archer in Chivalry 2 is further divided into three subclasses: The Longbowman, Crossbowman, and the Skirmisher with each class having access to their own weapons.
The best weapon here to use is a bow, as it allows one to hit the enemies from a distance keeping the archer safe. Keep in mind that your accuracy and stamina will be destroyed if you hold the arrow for too long, so release it quickly.
Brazier allows you to set your arrows to fire and hit the enemies, thus causing more damage. The secondary weapons like knives and cudgels allow you to hit the enemies faster. Other secondary weapons like short swords and hatchets can help you improve your defense against the enemies.
Here crossbow helps you inflict more damage to the enemies as compared to a bow. Also, a crossbowman can use a shield to stop the attacks coming from enemies while he is attacking.
One can also make use of a banner that allows his allies to heal while staying away from the enemies.
Here Javelins can be helpful; as they help your allies finish the opponents while you distract them with the Javelin attacks. Javelins offer a good range and cause a lot of damage as well.
On the other hand, throwing axes are faster and hits the enemies more effectively as well. Knives and falchions can also be damaging with some speedy attacks on the enemy.
Best Archer Weapons
In spite of having overall low stats and lacking close-ranged attacks, Archers stand out the most due to them being an all-rounder class in Chivalry 2 having both ranged primary weapons and melee weapons in their arsenal.
Despite taking out a good amount of the opponent’s health, the throwing axe is still considered the worst weapon for primary range. It mainly depends upon the precision of your aim as, without a good aim, you can’t handle this weapon making it the least recommended weapon to select for combat.
Unlike the throwing Axe, Axe’s such as the Viking Axe is one of the best melee weapons held by an Archer. Even though it is slow to swing, but its reach and DPS more than makes up for it. The best use of this weapon comes when you’re being charged by an enemy. Simply use the Axe to chop their heads off!
Going with the weakest weapon used by an Archer, having a weak close range, the Mace is a type of weapon you want to keep as a secondary weapon option since Archers aren’t known for their close-quarter capabilities.
A one-handed single-edged sword used by the Archer. This weapon may be slightly better than a Mace but still has a short-range as compared to other weapons. To use a Falchion, one must head into the battlefield for a close-ranged attack and again, Archers aren’t the best pick for such attacks.
An improvement from the Falchion. Now, this is a weapon you can use for combat. The Short Sword being relatively faster in speed, causes a good amount of damage and is classified in the must-have category of weapons used by an Archer.
Probably the longest reach of any melee weapons an Archer can hold. The Javelin is capable of being thrown from a distance, keeping a safe distance from the combat and still causing a large amount of damage. The Javelin is the go-to weapon for this class.
Bow is a trademark for Archers. They even have their own subclasses dedicated to Bows. Archers are experts in killing enemies with at least three arrows in combat, making it a primary weapon to choose from their arsenal.
The best-ranged weapon an Archer can hold is the Crossbow. The Crossbow should be your first pick. It may take a long time to reload; however, it’s best known for its long-ranged damage output.
Combat Tips for Archer
Surviving as an Archer in combat is a tough job due to them being really vulnerable at close range. Let’s go through the tips that can help you go longer in a fight as an Archer.
Never Attack at Close Range
As mentioned before, Archers are best known for their long-distance attacks. They have an entire arsenal of weapons used for long-ranged attacks so it’s a really risky job to put them in a spot where they’re at a close range. Therefore, always make sure to place an Archer at a long range for the most effective attacks.
Keep An Eye on Flanks
Being an Archer, you must watch your Flanks often. You may encounter few enemies such as the Vanguards so if you do come across them, you can leave your spot and let your team cover you and relocate if you have to.
Work as a Team
Helping out your team members to score kills is the main job of an Archer. This class is capable of interfering in combats to back its allies and help them score kills.
Being a range class, it’s easy for an Archer to help the team by using weapons such as arrows and brazier. Simply take a position at a high-placed spot and do wonders with your class.
Use Ammo Wisely
This brings us to the last and the most important tip of the day, using your ammo wisely. An Archer has a total of 20 arrows, and fairly using it can help you last longer in combat without leaving your spot to hunt down for supplies.
In conclusion, only use Arrows if you know you can score a kill otherwise, you’ll be wasting ammo for no reason.