Yeah, Archers are terrible. They do have their uses but being locked to a ranged only weapon makes them probably the worst class. --- http://www.backloggery.com/sainthegoo https://www.youtube.com/user/VicariousBrian/videos?view=1&flow=grid
i think archers are pretty solid, especially in higher difficulty FE's due to their anti air. i can only imagine how useful Virion will be in lunatic/lunatic+ against enemy wyverns or pegasi (the latter of which will have enough speed to double pretty much everyone i'm sure..)
shinon is a poor man's rolf. but awesome,regardless...unless you are talking abou FE9,where shinon sucks
both will and rebecca were awesome,high hit,good strength,dodged and doubled like crazy. neimi usually ends similarly to them,but a little worse. --- Confession Time! jRPGs are pretty much the best thing that ever happened to Video Games - Soanevalcke6
Most of the hate stems from the inability to attack and yet they have so much more for benefits. FYI, if you are playing the "everyone for themselves" game, you are indeed doing it wrong.
-They are consistently faster than most units. -Their defenses are adequate and decent enough to survive hits from both sides. -They are strong vs flyers. -They are better equipped to fight at range and are more map friendly. -They are one of the best magekillers classes. -Unaffected by any weapon triangle.
Of course there is the other thing, namely that bows are not unique to Snipers. But they tend to not come with the same benefits.
Personally, I want a bow general. --- The official Ardha of the SMT IV board. So much sodium against the WiiU!