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Archer (弓闘士) is a class in the Valkyrie Profile series that use bows for weapons.

Valkyrie Profile[]


Archers in Valkyrie Profile are capable of attacking from the back row and therefore avoiding most attacks. Lenneth is unique in that she is both a Light Warrior and an Archer, depending on the weapon equipped. Janus is the only character to have a status ailment attached to a regular attack.


Janus, an Archer in Valkyrie Profile.


Archers in Valkyrie Profile have 24 different bows that they can equip.

  • Crossbow
  • Bolt-Crossbow
  • Short Bow
  • Supreme Crossbow
  • Raven Slayer
  • Long Bow
  • Rapid-Crossbow
  • Windlass-Crossbow
  • Crescent Arrow
  • Rapid Bow
  • Mage Slayer
  • Cranequin-Crossbow
  • Fire-Crossbow
  • Arbalest
  • Soul Slayer
  • Shiny Rupture
  • Composite Bow
  • Serstine-lock-Gun
  • Elven Bow
  • Last Avenger
  • Foul Slayer
  • Bolt-Aqqar
  • Berserker Bow
  • Razor Shaft

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria[]


Archers in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria specialize in physical and magical combination attacks. Archers that have high MAG should use elemental attacks and stick with the Supreme Crossbow for nearly the entire game. Later on you can upgrade to the Shiny Rupture.


Phyress, an Archer Einherjar.


Main Article: Archer Attacks

Archers in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria have a total of 15 attacks at their disposal (not including unique character attacks. See below). These are:

  • Aiming Wisp
  • Binding Distortion
  • Dual Tusks
  • Flame Shot
  • Flare Blast
  • Poison Shot
  • Rising Wisp
  • Shrapnel Shatter
  • Single Shot
  • Smashing Shot
  • Stardust
  • Stony Decree
  • Target Throat
  • Three-way Attack
  • Wave Motion

Rufus and Silmeria have unique attacks.


Archers in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria have the choice of 23 different bows to equip. All bows have the Red Piercing Rune.

  • Short Bow
  • Crossbow
  • Long Bow
  • Gandeeva
  • Supreme Crossbow
  • Composite Longbow
  • Strength Bow
  • Greenery Slayer
  • Mage Slayer
  • Arbalest
  • Serstine-lock-gun
  • Shiny Rupture
  • Doublecross
  • Elvenbow
  • Blue Gale
  • Misteltein
  • Soulslayer
  • Tathlum
  • Crescent Arrow
  • Wild Chalice
  • Elhanan's Fingertips
  • Soothsayer Bow
  • Sylvan Bow

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume[]


Archers in Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume have an attack range of four (including diagonals, with the exception of the surrounding panels around the archer) and his movement range is three. Archers use Bows as their weapon and can equip Cloaks, Gloves, and Boots for protective wear. For headgear, male archers equip Crowns while female archers equip Tiaras. Although they can't normally initiate nor participate in attacks on opponents standing on the surrounding panels, the archer can still inflict damage through counterattack if the attack was a group attack that would place the archer's target directly between the archer and another enemy.