Archery is the skill involved in ranged attacks executed with a bow. There are two categories of bows, Shortbows and Longbows. Shortbows tend to be lower-damage, lower-delay weapons that sometimes have bonuses to ranged accuracy. Longbows are higher-damage and higher-delay weapons that sometimes carry with them boosts to ranged attack. Some bows also have various other bonus stats, making them useful for more than just their ranged attack capability.

Job Ratings

Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 37 Cap at Level 75
Ranger A- 6 114 269
Samurai C+ 5 105 230
Thief C- 5 105 220
Red Mage D 4 101 210
Warrior D 4 101 210
Ninja E 4 94 200

Equipment that Enhance this Skill

Name Lvl Slot Effects Jobs
Hope Torque 73 Neck AGI+5 Katana Skill+7 Archery Skill+7 All Jobs

Weapon Skills

Name Skill Level Info
Flaming Arrow 10 Deals fire elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.
Piercing Arrow 40 Ignores enemy's defense. Amount ignored varies with TP.
Dulling Arrow 80 Lowers enemy's INT. Chance of critical varies with TP.
Sidewinder 175 Delivers a powerful but inaccurate attack. Accuracy varies with TP.
Blast Arrow 200 Delivers a two-hit ranged attack. Accuracy varies with TP.
Arching Arrow 225 Delivers a single-hit attack. Chance of critical varies with TP.
Empyreal Arrow 250 Delivers a single-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Namas Arrow Futatokoroto, Yoichinoyumi Only Additional effect: temporarily improves Ranged Accuracy.

Bows by Level

Name Lvl Dam Del DPS Effects Jobs
Shortbow 1 5 360 0.83 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Shortbow +1 1 6 351 1.03 Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Longbow 5 17 540 1.89 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Longbow +1 5 18 524 2.06 Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +3 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Self Bow 7 14 450 1.87 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Self Bow +1 7 15 441 2.04 Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Freesword's Bow 10 12 360 2.00 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Royal Archer's Longbow 10 24 540 2.67 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Hunter's Longbow 12 27 490 3.31 Strength +1, Agility +1, Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +5 RNG
Federation Bow 15 14 340 2.47 Ranged Attack +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Kingdom Bow 15 26 508 3.07 Ranged Accuracy +2 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
San d'Orian Bow 15 25 524 2.86 Ranged Accuracy +1 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Windurstian Bow 15 13 350 2.23 Ranged Attack +2 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Power Bow 16 30 540 3.33 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Power Bow +1 16 31 524 3.55 Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +9 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Platoon Bow 20 15 360 2.50 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Wrapped Bow 24 19 360 3.17 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Wrapped Bow +1 24 20 351 3.42 Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Assassin's Bow 29 21 330 3.82 Agility +2, Ranged Accuracy +3 RNG
Great Bow 30 43 540 4.78 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Great Bow +1 30 44 524 5.04 Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +12 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Hamayumi RareExclusive 30 42 524 4.81 Additional Effect vs Empty: Ranged Accuracy +10, Additional Effect vs Empty: Ranged Attack +10% WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Shadow Bow 34 24 330 4.36 Agility +2, Ranged Accuracy +8 RNG
Shadow Bow +1 34 25 320 4.69 Agility +2, Ranged Accuracy +10 RNG
Composite Bow 36 36 450 4.80 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Composite Bow +1 36 37 441 5.03 Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Speed Bow 38 25 324 4.63 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Battle Bow 40 54 540 6.00 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Battle Bow +1 40 55 524 6.30 Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +15 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Shikar Bow Rare 40 54 540 6.00 Ranged Accuracy +4, Ranged Attack +12 RNG
Sniping Bow RareExclusive 41 27 360 4.50 Agility +4 RNG
Kaman 50 32 360 5.33 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Kaman +1 50 33 350 5.66 Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
War Bow 50 65 540 7.22 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
War Bow +1 50 66 524 7.56 Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +18 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Sagittarius' Bow 53 34 330 6.18 Agility +4, Ranged Accuracy +3 RNG
Eurytos' Bow 55 71 490 8.69 Strength +3, Agility +3, Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +23 RNG
Vali's Bow RareExclusive 55 71 490 8.69 Strength +3, Agility +3, Ranged Accuracy +2, Ranged Attack +23 RNG
Lightning Bow 55 35 360 5.83 Dexterity +2, Resist Vs. Lightning +6 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Lightning Bow +1 55 36 352 6.14 Dexterity +3, Resist Vs. Lightning +7, Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Loxley Bow RareExclusive 57 12 120 6.00 Ranged Accuracy +12 RNG
Rapid Bow 58 37 360 6.17 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Rapid Bow +1 58 38 350 6.51 Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Sarnga Rare 59 72 720 6.00 Strength +1, Intelligence +1, Ranged Accuracy +8 RNG
Selene's Bow RareExclusive 60 72 540 8.00 Strength +2, Ranged Accuracy and Ranged Attack Varies With the Phases of the Moon RNG
Pharaoh's Bow 63 36 360 6.00 In Sandstorms: Ranged Accuracy +10, In Sandstorms: Ranged Attack +15 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Gendawa 70 76 600 7.60 Agility +2 RNG
Gendawa +1 70 77 582 7.94 Agility +3, Ranged Accuracy +3 RNG
Imperial Bow RareExclusive 70 75 540 8.33 Assault: DMG: 77, Ranged Accuracy +10 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Mighty Bow 70 53 450 7.07 Ranged Accuracy +5, Windsday: Resist Vs. Wind +15, Windsday: DMG: 63 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Rosenbogen 70 38 360 6.33 HP +10, Vitality +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Rosenbogen +1 70 39 350 6.69 HP +12, Vitality +4, Ranged Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Arco De Velocidad 71 28 300 5.60 HP +10, Strength +1, Daytime: Adds "Regen" Effect WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Bow of Trials RareExclusive 71 39 360 6.50 Latent Effect: HP +20, Latent Effect: Resist Vs. Wind +10, Latent Effect: Resist Vs. Lightning +10 RNG
Imperial Kaman RareExclusive 71 38 360 6.33 Depending On Day: Increases Elemental Weapon Skill Damage WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Master Caster's Bow Rare 71 77 540 8.56 Enhances Resist Blind Effect, Citizens of Windurst: Ranged Accuracy +7 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Shigeto Bow 71 75 600 7.50 Ranged Attack +15, Samurai: Ranged Accuracy +7 RNG/SAM
Shigeto Bow +1 71 76 582 7.84 Ranged Attack +16, Samurai: Ranged Accuracy +8 RNG/SAM
Expunger RareExclusive 72 26 360 4.33 Ranged Accuracy +9, Latent Effect: DMG: 39 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Ifrit's Bow RareExclusive 72 40 360 6.67 Strength +3, Ranged Attack +10, Latent Effect: Increases Rate of Critical Hits WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Martial Bow 72 67 540 7.44 TP Bonus WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Perdu Bow RareExclusive 73 38 360 6.33 Latent Effect: DMG: 42 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Rune Bow 73 38 360 6.33 Latent Effect: Ranged Accuracy +5, Latent Effect: Enmity -2 WAR/BLM/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK
BST/BRD/RNG/SAM/NIN/SMN/BLU
Cerberus Bow 75 72 600 7.20 Agility +2, Resist Vs. Fire +13, Resist Vs. Dark +13 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Cerberus Bow +1 75 73 582 7.53 Agility +4, Resist Vs. Fire +14, Resist Vs. Dark +14, Ranged Attack +24 WAR/PLD/DRK/RNG/SAM
Lamian Kaman 75 19 270 4.22 MP +10, Magic Defense Bonus +1 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Lamian Kaman +1 75 20 261 4.60 MP +12, Ranged Accuracy +8, Magic Defense Bonus +2 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Lamian Kaman -1 75 10 540 1.11 Ranged Accuracy -8 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Relic Bow RareExclusive 75 1 999 0.06 RNG/SAM
Wolver Bow RareExclusive 75 1 540 0.11 Dynamis: DMG: 68, Resist Vs. Water +7 RNG/SAM
Dynamis Bow RareExclusive 75 68 540 7.56 Dynamis: DMG: 71, Resist Vs. Water +9 RNG/SAM
Futatokoroto RareExclusive 75 81 540 9.00 Dynamis: "Namas Arrow" RNG/SAM
Yoichinoyumi RareExclusive 75 81 524 9.27 Ranged Accuracy +20, "Namas Arrow", Ranged Attack +10 RNG/SAM

Arrows by Level

Name Lvl Dam Del Effects Jobs
Old Arrow 1 4 126 Ranged Accuracy -3 RNG
Stone Arrow 1 5 120 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Wooden Arrow 1 5 120 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Bone Arrow 7 9 120 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow 7 7 126 Ranged Accuracy -3 RNG
Iron Arrow 14 14 120 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow +1 15 12 126 Ranged Accuracy -4 RNG
Fang Arrow 15 15 90 Ranged Accuracy +5 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Beetle Arrow 17 12 90 Ranged Accuracy +5 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Poison Arrow 19 16 120 Additional Effect: Poison WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow +2 24 14 126 Ranged Accuracy -4 RNG
Silver Arrow 24 19 120 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow +3 29 15 126 Ranged Accuracy -5 RNG
Horn Arrow 29 17 90 Ranged Accuracy +5 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Sleep Arrow 35 1 90 Ranged Accuracy +5 Additional Effect: Sleep WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow +4 40 20 126 Ranged Accuracy -5 RNG
Gold Arrow 40 17 93 Ranged Accuracy +15 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Scorpion Arrow 40 24 90 Ranged Accuracy +5 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow +5 45 23 126 Ranged Accuracy -6 RNG
Fire Arrow 45 29 120 Additional Effect: Fire Damage WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Ice Arrow 45 29 120 Additional Effect: Ice Damage WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Lightning Arrow 45 29 120 Additional Effect: Lightning Damage WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Bodkin Arrow 50 28 90 Ranged Accuracy +5 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow +6 50 26 126 Ranged Accuracy -6 RNG
Platinum Arrow 50 20 93 Ranged Accuracy +15 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Earth Arrow 55 27 90 Additional Effect:

Earth Damage

WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Water Arrow 55 27 90 Additional Effect: Water Crystal Damage WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Wind Arrow 55 27 90 Additional Effect: Wind Damage WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Crude Arrow +7 60 30 126 Ranged Accuracy -7 RNG
Demon Arrow 60 34 90 Ranged Accuracy +5 Additional Effect: Weakens Attacks WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Grand Knight's Arrow Exclusive 60 10 50 Ranged Accuracy +10 Ranged Attack +20 Additional Effect: Fire Damage WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Patriarch Protector's Arrow Exclusive 60 40 120 Ranged Accuracy +40 Ranged Attack +10 Additional Effect: Paralysis WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Marid Arrow 65 36 120 WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Kabura Arrow 70 38 90 Ranged Accuracy +3 Additional Effect: Silence WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Paralysis Arrow 70 1 90 Additional Effect: Paralysis WAR/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/RNG/SAM/NIN
Rune Arrow 70 32 120 Latent Effect: Vitality +1
Latent Effect: Ranged Attack +10
WAR/BLM/RDM/THF/PLD/DRK
BST/BRD/RNG/SAM/NIN/SMN/BLU

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