Archery weapon skill
Skill Level: 40 (Rangers only)
Description: Ignores enemy's defense. Amount ignored varies with TP.
Equipment: Aligned with snow equipment (Snow Gorget & Snow Belt).
Aligned with light equipment (Light Gorget & Light Belt).
  • The amount of defense ignored is 0% with 100TP, 35% with 200TP and 50% with 300TP.
  • Typically does less damage than Flaming Arrow.


Element: None
Modifiers: STR:20%; AGI:50%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.00 1.00 1.00

Skillchain Properties

Induration-IconInduration (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareIce-square Induration Invisible-squareWater-square Reverberation = Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation
Level 1 Skillchains
Ice-square Induration Lightning-square Impaction = Lightning-square Impaction
Water-square Reverberation Ice-square Induration = Ice-square Induration
Ice-square Induration Dark-square Compression = Dark-square Compression
Transfixion-IconTransfixion (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareLight-square Transfixion Invisible-squareEarth-square Scission = Water-squareIce-square Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Light-square Transfixion Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation
Light-square Transfixion Dark-square Compression = Dark-square Compression
Dark-square Compression Light-square Transfixion = Light-square Transfixion


  • Piercing Arrow is only natively available to Rangers. While other jobs can obtain the required 40 Archery skill, they must use Ranger as their support job in order to gain access to Piercing Arrow.
  • Archery skill level 40 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Ranger A- 13
Samurai C+ 14
Thief C- 14
Warrior D 15
Red Mage D 15
Ninja E 16
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