Why are archers in FE so hit or miss?

#1AphophPosted 3/5/2013 5:06:53 PM
FE archers haven't been that great.
#2guedesbrawlPosted 3/5/2013 5:08:14 PM
Rebecca. Shinnon. Rolf. Neimi. Anyone in this game if properly trained.
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#3SwampertOwnsPosted 3/5/2013 5:08:48 PM
Neimi in FE8 always turned out awesome for me. Whether she went Sniper or Ranger mattered little in the end, she was just always awesome.
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#4pizzaman95Posted 3/5/2013 5:09:19 PM
All units are hit-and-miss, aside from those Lunatic+ enemies with Hawkeye.
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#5SorrySleepingPosted 3/5/2013 5:09:22 PM
Archers generally only get skill and speed, suffering in all other stats. NPC Theifs should tell you something, doesn't matter if you can hit twice if the damage is 0 and they hit you for over half your HP.
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#6RemembranceSkyPosted 3/5/2013 5:11:08 PM
Snipers are so underrated in Awakening. Most people don't realize how useful they are.
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#7bronzefrogPosted 3/5/2013 5:11:17 PM
There is one archer that was not inferior to all of fellow units, and that was Shinon.

Indisputable truth, you are not permitted to argue against it.
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#8guedesbrawlPosted 3/5/2013 5:12:09 PM
SorrySleeping posted...
Archers generally only get skill and speed, suffering in all other stats. NPC Theifs should tell you something, doesn't matter if you can hit twice if the damage is 0 and they hit you for over half your HP.


wut.

I've yet to meet an archer that didn't have average or above average strength.

surely you are not saying that they are weaker than pegasus knights, right? Lances and Bows usually have similar MT. (In this game at least, the base ones are equal.)
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#9guedesbrawlPosted 3/5/2013 5:12:52 PM
bronzefrog posted...
There is one archer that was not inferior to all of fellow units, and that was Shinon.

Indisputable truth, you are not permitted to argue against it.


and there was an archer that didn't need much training to surpass him, Rolf.
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#10GuardianDreamerPosted 3/5/2013 5:14:21 PM
Gaiden archers were the best... Of course, I'm pretty sure Gaiden gets ignored by almost everyone, so yeah. But I think that the lack of an enemy phase is what usually hurts a lot of archers.