You’ll never see Camelot Unchained’s Archer before she shoots you

    
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Interested in being a deadly threat at a distance? Then you should pay attention to Camelot Unchained’s archer archetype, which comes in three class varieties: Winter’s Shadow, Blackguard, and Forest Stalker.

“At a minimum, we are using differences in the type of ammunition, power of bows, camouflage abilities, and other factors to differentiate them, but we are also using some major differences in playstyles,” the team posted Friday. Each of the archers has his or her own twist on the class: Winter’s Shadow can use shields and other weapons, Forest Stalker dips her arrows into poison, and Blackguards have the most powerful bows.

City State Entertainment also provided a development update that included a sneak peek at one set of concept armor for each of the three factions. After reading all of that, you can watch the archer class reveals on Camelot Unchained’s Twitch channel and let out a satiated sigh.

Source: Evening update, class reveal. Thanks to Martin, Spykedruid, and Flying Dutchman for the tip!
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BigJohnny1982
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BigJohnny1982

LOL at first I thought this was another lame Crowfall reveal.

Instead this is awesome. Excited!

TimothyTierless
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TimothyTierless

Foggye vinicitur “Realmless” just made my names list Fog! Love it. Might have to make it my forum name too!

Foggye
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Foggye

Oleg Chebeneev Well, the archers out of CU won’t be like the Hunter from WoW.  They’re not gonna be able to dance in circles, running around all run and gun.  The mechanic about the archer will be more traditional.  You load, draw, aim, then fire.   You can either make that all one motion, but you can stagger it to hold your shot.

Additionally each archer will play a bit differently.  A Blackguard looks like your either your sniper or volley specialist.  A Forest Stalker will probably make the mid range well, but really shine in defense of their own realm (making them probably the premier defensive unit of their realm).  While your Winter’s Shadow is your switch hitter; capable with both the bow, and hold their own in melee.  Out of the three, the Blackguard will probably be the most prone to melee, but with the furthest range they can keep try keep enemies at a distance.  Probably the same with Stalker outside of the forest.  While the Shadow will soften you up with the bow, then gladly get in melee.  In terms of utility, that will vary as well.  Blackguard is probably pretty straight forward.  While the Stalker will probably make use of some plant magic.  While the Shadow will have some utility up close, and perhaps a bit at mid range.

All three of them play a bit differently, and that is what makes things very interesting.  It’s all about the Paper, Rock, Scissors.  If you want to be the archer that doesn’t have a hard time with melee, play the Winter’s Shadow.  You want to be a the archer that makes casters cry, play a Blackguard.  While the Stalker looks like it may have some supporting abilities that could make them an assist in a group, especially in a forest ambush.

Foggye
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Foggye

JakeBoller Yeah, the Winter’s Shadow definitely seems like your switch hitter.

Foggye
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Foggye

CSE_Jenesee vinicitur Fearum You mean “making choices difficult to make!”

Foggye
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Foggye

vinicitur TimothyTierless I bet in the end, he’ll have to change his name to Realmless because he’ll want to play everything on every realm.   Though, any guild would be happy to have him.

CSE_Jenesee
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CSE_Jenesee

vinicitur Fearum LOL we enjoy making “choices matter” :P

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CSE_Jenesee

FlyinDutchman Thanks for taking a look. Hopefully with the variety of classes, you will have lots of options that might appeal.

AilsaN10
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AilsaN10

I played Midgard in DAOC and am gravitating toward Vikings. Arthurians is a close second, however.

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AilsaN10

They’ve specifically said they want to avoid that.