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Archer Guide For New Player

First of All, I haven't playing any Ragnarok Online for almost 3 years, but I've returned mainly because I love to experience the game which has really good plot, story-line, hard worker farmer, etc etc. I made this guide because I've study so many newbie guide but when actually read it, its not for newbie people at all, its more likely for who have known the game for more like 1 week ~2 months playing or have friends to tell how or what to do etc. they are good but for newbie its hard to understand and boring, so when I can't really state what it meant or more than my understanding I'll put a link, so others can quickly see the more and most good advance guide there, that's for introduction.


What I am written here is for mostly or Completely Beginner Player or who really don't know what to do like farming zeny, where to hunt, base and job leveling, equipment. So, as a title says "Its for New Player Archer". I am not going to go too much fast pace, and only until level 50. This also from my experience so please don't judges me too seriously, I have been playing solo mostly like 8/10 and I am also a noob who doesn't have any friend(s) 

In this Talon Ragnarok Online, after you enter the game and done tutorial "DON'T SKIP TUTORIAL" just before changing jobs, After that "PLEASE DO JOB QUEST" for changing Job, because you are new to the world, you don't have friends to help you and you really don't have zeny (you got about 10k zeny in the beginning)to buy equipment, buffs, potion etc needed in the game, so do job quest so you can get Copper Coin which can be used later for Rental Items.

Job Quest guide can be found here. There you just get Copper Coins for Free. I'll explain where to get equipment, items needed to kill monster, where to get Base and Job Exp

Then, You are now mostly Level 21~24 Base and Lv.1 Job, from here on you're gonna to be busy. After getting a job the archer Guild gave you bow and arrow, yes for equip, just double click and it'll equip automatically. After that Go to Payon City, Warp>Cities>Payon, the go south ward then in the left side go to the wooden roof house, ta da.... that's where you are gonna get bow or arrow.


Firstly, I really recommend you buy silver arrow which cost 2z get it about 1000 at least, and buy 1~3 Concentration Potion for your attack speed. and go back to the town and warp to Payon Dungeon to kill monsters.

As for stats, Archer need fast attack speed/dodge as well as good or best hit rate so i suggest putting to like STR-9 (damage and increase weight limit) VIT - 9 (Hp and Def) AGI- 26 and DEX - 20. Go to Payon Dungeon and equip silver arrow, drink concentration potion, now start killing Skeleton for Exp. it'll be 100% hit with Skeleton and will need 2~5 hit to die, also beware of Zombie and Familiars which are aggressive don't let them surround you. Archer got ranged advantages so, you can pick them from afar, one by one. Now, after killing monsters you get Skill Stats/Points which you need to add. I recommend to add ac_owl.gif.3434db9f08e81c95d9907d7a8193f36f.gifOwl's Eye (add Dex)and ac_vulture.gif.92b8f909aad3c8ffa393529456fd6c18.gifVulture's Eye (HIT and Ranged) to max at first and then Add ac_concentration.gif.04e0a31cf0c96a6da7f5ff2ebbcd81f7.gifAttention Concentration (% to AGI/DEX) then ac_double.gif.004f83f20c38d42f16599dead1cad90e.gifDouble Strafing skill to kill monster, as it name implies it attack double with 1 arrow and used SP and finally AOE attack ac_shower.gif.f65423edce540c2f197ea1dc123ca491.gifArrow Shower with remaining skill points. Altogether 49 points. Platinum skills can be learned at Prontera near Hunting Quests Board ac_makingarrow.gif.36dfc1a8da19cfe2c08cdb0342a300cf.gifMaking Arrow (It's a skill which you can make an arrow from materials detail can be found here) and ac_chargearrow.gif.19f150d4547e98e143080c174495b0d6.gifCharge Arrow

Where to Level with some basic detailed

Level 21~30 Payon Dungeon 00(silver.gif.8da515ea528ac90c809d5b856ed8cb3b.gifSilver Arrow) [Skeleton, Zombie, Familiars and Poporing] and Prontera Culvert, to go to Culvert you need access so here is how to do LINK [Thief Bug, Familiars, Tarou, Thief Bug Egg, Female Thief Bug, Spore] By the Way, keep everything drops.

Level 31~40 Payon field 09 (fire.gif.0a2e2bed4998f9f15dacc10771b07de3.gifFire Arrow) [Smokie, Bigfoot and Poporing]

Level 37~45 Bibilian Dungeon 01/02 [Plankton, Vadon, Marina, Kukre and Hydra (Immovable)] (wind.gif.63b95b311305a7526c6098383f4d7354.gifWind Arrow)

Level 41~50 A. Payon field 02 [Wolf, Snake, Poporing, Spore (for spore don't use fire)]

                   B. Orc Dungeon 01 [Orc Zombie, Orc Skeleton, Drainliars (silver.gif.8da515ea528ac90c809d5b856ed8cb3b.gifSilver Arrow)(They are Aggressive) Steel Chonchon (stone.gif.2d62ee3dec455783ec1c214b7e8e9c5c.gifStone Arrow or Neutral)] 

                   C. Einbroch Field 02 [Geographer (Aggressive and Immovable) Holden Metaling](fire.gif.0a2e2bed4998f9f15dacc10771b07de3.gifFire Arrow)



As for other leveling guide and other most useful guides which I found very good and much more please see below with links

A. Talon Wiki Leveling Guide here

B. A Great guide made by Kimchii for farming and leveling can be found here

C. A Class overview made by kkroto01 here

D. Mercenary guide by Goodboy here

As for others I'll update when available

Now Equipment Guide and Strategy 

For this, its very hard to make a guide because, you start out with your first character which is an archer, so, i'll try to keep up the necessary materials/ equipment but low cost as possible.

Firstly, after changing your job as an archer what you get is a bow, i suggest you used it all the way until you get 25~40k zeny to buy new Bow. You can get the following Bows at NPC Vendors

cbow.gif.bb83b8d24fd003efb2c425777a634837.gifComposite Bow[3] 2,500z

gbow.gif.9fc69125e0e4f25e2789a95b5827230f.gifGreat Bow[2] 10,000z

crbow.gif.a5825c070853f9201e0fd27376d8a896.gifCrossbow[2]  17,000z

Gakbow.gif.1a7240cf04e862480a6bfb160ed5b87b.gifGakkung[1] 42,000z

alba.gif.bb4a4d7dfd0b7153a38a9b3358cf2c98.gifArbalest [1] which gives +2 DEX 48,000z

As for others if you can find pantie.gif.e0694d33d40f4e711149aa1025175db8.gifPantie and under.gif.3c8ceb6ff4cf0c61838ece5d08df92fd.gifUndershirt MDEF+1 which is a combo set which gives AGI+5 and Flee Rate +10, it is best if not forget it, As for Armor or Head gear Use mag.gif.d1fa41b476477efd25ee934d20d5c712.gifMagnifier (can be buy in NPC Vendors )to Identify the drop equipment and equip, common items which are normally drops are ribbon.gif.54c907309584c3171ed7d688c14c07ec.gifRibbon +3 MDEF, hood.gif.26e10da0aa993cc6c94ff0823fb28d3b.gifHood, cotton.gif.7c6481aaa364fc2bb85cbdd699409e88.gifCotton Shirt, sandal.gif.4f1e21c9242d870b6319b5168b27f75c.gifSandals, skull.gif.4fcb9f85880f2bef6675690261857bc0.gifSkull Ring, gold.gif.9828002214ccea24058bf4fd7a954947.gifGold Ring. Equip as desire. Most of them gave DEF. Also, you can upgrade it with an Ore, which will give decent DEF and ATK for Weapons, depend the Level of Equipment Ore are Differentiate.


I'll try to update as fast when I'm done some investigation regarding guide.

Thank you. Btw, I really am not playing or logging my account anymore, wish this help, also got a friend who is completely a newbie who wants to play and ofcourse we can't play at a same time, so with that as based I'am making this guide.


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i just returned to RO, after more tan 10 years, thank you for this mini guide, i hope you add more content.

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Good guide! Love these! 

But I would suggest getting DS first and than Vulture eye, etc. Makes the killing so much easier and let you take on higher level monster on a low level, thus more exp.

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I'd recommend people holding on changing jobs until they reach level 40ish as a novice.

The beginning items are pretty useful and can help you level (Poporings and Metalings - North of Lighthalzen the latter ones).

As for bows, keep in mind the Hunting Bows and Hunting Arrows, that are useful if you also make a Sage to go with your Archer/Hunter. Yeah, not something that a newbie would do, but it's recommended to at least point out that possibility. It's good on the long run.

Orc Archer Bows and, at higher levels, Elven Bows are pretty powerful too.

As for stuff to kill, apart from Stings and Gargoyles, at lower levels you can try Archer Skeletons. if they drop the card, you can make a pretty powerful bow with a +7 Elven Bow [1].

Also, HBQ, do it ASAP. You want the Rental Balista.


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