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Archer Class Type?


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I'm going to make my first character soon, and as tradition with all the MMO's I usually play, I wish to create a hunter first. Unfortunately, there is no hunter class (yet), so I was wondering what class is best for an UNSTEALTHY battle archer. :) I basically want to fly in to battle and fire off my bow at enemies. Maybe use some magic too, since this game allows for that kind of thing.
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How to be an archer in ESO

Step 1: pick up a bow

And that's all the steps. Seriously though, nightblade would probably be most advantageous for an archer


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I would think a Dragon Knight would make a better unstealthy archer. Of course I doubt the class will matter to much in the end if you build it right.


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Battle archer...Dragon knight or Templar.
Templar to be more self-sufficient, with self heals
Dragon knight for a much more "up close" attack where, enemies are literally twenty steps away.


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First, you may find these threads helpful:
http://www.tesof.com/topic-nightblade-build-discussion
http://www.tesof.com/topic-dragonknight-...discussion
http://www.tesof.com/topic-sorcerer-build-discussion
http://www.tesof.com/topic-templar-build-discussion

Then, here's one example:

Standard Bow-Nuker

Class: Templar

Armor: 5 MA / 2 LA

Nodes: 15 HP / 15 MA / 19 STA

Weapon: Bow

Skills:

Ultimate: Meteor

Skills:

Solar Flare (morphed; Obvious version)

Poison Arrow

Sunfire

Snipe

Backlash



Slot #2:

Ultimate: PvP ultimate

Skills:

1. Rune Focus

2. Restoring Aura

3. Cleaning Ritual

4. Rushed Ceremony

5. Poison Arrow



The first skill bar is the pure offensive one, with interrupts and snares, and few other tricks. The second hotbar, yup its purely for debuff stripping, healing, regaining resources and if you can stay still, resistance & armor buff.



I’m afraid this, much like a lot of other nuker builds will be gibbed in sieges without proper support toons around you.


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Their will be not official class archer, like a Templar or a Dragonknight. Because all of the class are going to be able to use bows.


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Thanks for the responses guys, I think I've made a good decision :P
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I'm doing an archer but I'm going to focus on single handed, conjuration (for summoning weapons, monsters and filling soul gems) and single handed for close combat.

I'm doing an archer but I'm going to focus on single handed, conjuration (for summoning weapons, monsters and filling soul gems), restoration for healing and single handed for close combat.
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Also the Bosmer are more proficient with bows if I recall so see you on our side ;)


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I'm thinking about making a more support oriented archer.

Healing templar (Restoring light skill tree) with bow.
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(January 9th 2014, 03:24 PM)Predetor Wrote: Also the Bosmer are more proficient with bows if I recall so see you on our side ;)

Incorrect. The bosmer level up their bow skill faster, but by no means are they more effective at it.


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I enjoyed DK Archer. You'l have rock fist (melee range stun with morph into long range stun) molten weapons for extra damage,searing strike (nice melee ranged burst + dot)Deathtalons if needed(melee ranged root).

Had no trouble ripping through mob packs as DKArcher
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4 classes is 3 too many so I pray they don't make any more. I have seen new classes introduced into mmorpgs really damaging the balance and overall experience. But if they made a "hunters" or "archers" guild that would compliment the Morrowind world.

As succinctly pointed out any avatar can use and become an "archer" & Bosmer do have the benefit of leveling up the bow quicker. Needless to say, all characters can go hunting (and bounty hunting).

As to selecting a class that suits the cliched "hunter" vogue I hope you pick one that feels right for you.

Classes are simply an unpleasant game construct perhaps only required for balance in pvp. Luckily the 4 TESO classes all seem very similar so will seem obsolete in gamers' mindsets.
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Templar or nightblade, I would use templar as an archer because u can heal your teamates while staying back as an archer or nightblade if your going for stealth.
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I guess your class depends upon what kind of archer you are, but an army of stealthy archers could do a lot of damage.
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