Darkness Rises: Archer Class PVP-PVE Skill Builds and Combos


Here'a a skill build and combo patterns for players playing Archer class in Darkness Rises, a hack and slash action adventure Android and iOS mobile game.

Archer - An archer who uses longbow to attack enemies from afar. Adept at ranged battle, the archer can turn the tides of battle with her deadly accuracy.

Important Notes

   - Please refer to this guide first because I will no longer explain some things here including Skill upgrading, PVP Duel or Team Tips, Player Skill importance and more.
   - Link Here: Darkness Rises: PVP Guide and General Skill Builds (PVP and PVE)
Darkness Rises: PVP-PVE Skill Builds and Combos
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PVP Skills: Damage Output and DPS Ratings

Damage Output

   - Supernova:   300% (13 Seconds) =   23.1
   - Firebird:   280% (17 Seconds) =   16.5
   - Multishot:   270% (13 Seconds) =   20.8

   - Wind Walk:   250% (13 Seconds) =   19.2
   - Rapid Fire:   250% (16 Seconds) =   15.6
   - Wild Shot:   250% (17 Seconds) =   14.7

   - Song of the Wind:   200% (14 Seconds) =   14.3
   - Arrow Storm:   200% (14 Seconds) =   14.3
   - Ensnaring Arrow:   200% (20 Seconds) =   10
   - Firefly:   160% (11 Seconds) =   14.5

DPS Ratings (Base Damages Only)

   - Supernova:   300% (13 Seconds) =   23.1
   - Multishot:   270% (13 Seconds) =   20.8

   - Wind Walk:   250% (13 Seconds) =   19.2
   - Firebird:   280% (17 Seconds) =   16.5

   - Rapid Fire:   250% (16 Seconds) =   15.6
   - Wild Shot:   250% (17 Seconds) =   14.7
   - Song of the Wind:   200% (14 Seconds) =   14.3
   - Arrow Storm:   200% (14 Seconds) =   14.3
   - Firefly:   160% (11 Seconds) =   14.5

   - Ensnaring Arrow:   200% (20 Seconds) =   10

Archer PVP Skill Build and Combos

   - Aside from Damage Output and DPS, it is also important to consider their extra Effects (Stun, Atk/Defense debuffs, Knock enemies into the air, etc..), Single Target or AoE, how easy to execute, and more.

   - Skill Combos will also include potential Auto Attacks (AA) for extra damages. Preferably, during "Air Locks", because targets can't do anything during this time!

Skirmish Mode

   - Switch to "PVP mode skill select" to check their base damages, cool-downs, and extra effects, or just try them out in PVP Skirmish Mode.
   - *Note: When creating Skirmish mode Duel or Team PVP, make sure to tick the Public option to make your room open to all.
Darkness Rises: Archer Class PVP-PVE Skill Builds and Combos

Duel PVP Skill Build

Duel PVP Main Combo and Nuke Skills

Wind WalkSupernovaMultishot

Wind Walk Supernova Multishot

   - Wind Walk is your initiator skill, you should master how to use this properly to close the gap between you and your target before unleashing your nukes with higher accuracy.

   - Supernova and Multishot are your base nuke skills. Basically, use Windwalk to close in, Supernova for damage, and Multishot to knockback your target.

   - The best thing about this build is that they all have the same cool-downs, very high DPS ratings (820% base damage output every 11~13 seconds!), and AoE range, so upgrade these 3 early on to massively increase their damage output!
   - Note: Even if Wind Walk's hits doesn't connect 100%, the DPS rating for this combo is still very high!

   - Notable Disadvantages: This combo relies on player skill to execute Wind Walk with accuracy, if you missed, use your nuke's AoE range. Getting close to your enemy is also risky, so make your Archer sturdy and time your attacks well.

Duel PVP Alternative 3rd Skill Selection

Wild Shot

Wild Shot

   - Combo: Wind Walk > Wild Shot > Supernova > AA
   - If you were able to pin your enemy to the wall after the combo, do another AA while the enemy is on the ground.

   - Wild Shot is a stun skill that can help you easily connect combos, and in-case your Wind Walk missed, you can still use your Wild Shot's AoE to do a 2 skills combo + AAs.

   - Note: In terms of all around use, I would still recommend the first combo above. Use this alternative combo only if you are having trouble connecting your skills during Dual or Team PVP.

   - Notable Disadvantages: DPS is way lower than the first combo build above, and if you will use your stun skill while your enemy is doing combos, it won't work.

Other Skills

   - Other skills are usable too, depending on your preference or play style.
   - Feel free to share your thoughts too. ^^

   - Note: Upgrading them would also diversify your Skill Points, so I would recommend to focus on few skills first during early to mid game for all around use.
   - Learn other skills that you like at later levels, since you'll be able to max them all out anyway.
Darkness Rises: Block and Counter

Block, Counter and Dodge

   - These 3 are still the best skills to master for PVP.

Team PVP Skill Build

Archer's Auto Attacks

   - Use your range to your advantage especially those areas where you can snipe enemies through walls or obstacles. Spam your AAs to support your teammates, but watch out for incoming attacks and quickly use block or dodge.

   - Use after dodging an attack, best if they are using a skill with long animation!

   - Use it to fend off other players who are trying to get to the Ultimate Orb spawn point, but still be careful and use Block when the Orb is about to spawn (make sure to stand where it should pop out).

Team PVP Main Combo and Nuke Skills

Wind WalkSupernovaMultishot

Wind Walk Supernova Multishot

   - Your role is to abuse your skill's AoE, high damage output and DPS to deal massive damages!

   - Use Wind Walk to close in to your targets, and help you land your nukes. Note: Even if Wind Walk's hits doesn't connect 100%, the DPS rating for this combo is still very high!
   - Supernova for AoE nuke, then  Multishot to push them away with bonus debuff.
   - Multishot can also be your "Ring Out" skill, which would make your Archer a powerhouse!

   - Just be careful and don't dive into clashing skill attack animations, because you might get caught and catch huge damages instead.

   - Your skill's cool-downs are quick enough, so after spamming them, go and find some Orbs (specially Resistance or Life Orbs to increase your survivability).


Quick Tips for Archers:
   - Unlike Duel PVP, Team PVP will give you a lot of opportunities to accurately use your skills. The best way is to always go where your teammates are, because it is easier to target enemies that are doing combos or AAs.
   - You can also get a lot of Assist Points by doing this.

   - Try to stay at the bottom half area of the map, to get a clear view and advantage over others when spamming skills.

Team PVP 3rd Skill Selection

Wild Shot

Wild Shot

   - Combo: Wind Walk > Wild Shot > Supernova > AA
   - If you were able to pin your enemy to the wall after the combo, do another AA while the enemy is on the ground.

   - Same info above (check Wild Shot's info under Duel PVP Alternative Skills).

Other Skills

   - Learn other skills that you like at later levels, since you'll be able to max them all out anyway.

   - Other skills are usable too, depending on your preference or play style.
   - I did not mention them all because some of them are hard to execute or use with other skills, the risk isn't worth it, or they are more effective against weaker opponents.
   - Feel free to share your thoughts though. ^^

PVE Skill Build

   - Once you figure out what to use for PVP, you can now easily select which PVE skills to get.
Darkness Rises PVE Skill Builds

DPS Ratings (Base Damages Only)

   - Multishot + Firefly:   270% + 230% (13 seconds) =   38.5
   - Wind Walk + Song of the Wind:   300% + 270% (16 seconds) =   35.6
   - Rapid Fire + Firebird:   300% + 260% (18 seconds) =   31.1
   - Ensnaring Arrow + Arrow Storm:   270% + 260% (17 seconds) =   31.2
   - Wildshot + Supernova:   300% + 260% (19 seconds) =   29.5

PVP and PVE Skill Build (All Around Use)

   - As much as possible only focus on 3 skills trees for both PVP and PVE to maximize your Skill Points, especially early to mid game.
   - Try other skills once your main skills are maxed.
   - Based from the recommended PVP skills above, use and upgrade the following skills.

1) Multishot + Firefly

   - Notable DPS for PVE, no need to upgrade Firefly early game if it is only used for PVE, but do upgrade if you need more fire power and once you get extra skill points, cap them to Lvl 9~30 first (multiples of 3).
   - Max Multishot to increase Damage Output and decrease Cool-down.

2) Wind Walk + Song of the Wind

   - Max Wind Walk to increase Damage Output and decrease Cool-down.
   - Only upgrade Song of the Wind if you need more fire power for PVE and once you get extra skill points, cap them to Lvl 9~30 first (multiples of 3).

3) Wildshot + Supernova

   - Upgrade Wild Shot if you need more damage for PVE, but cap them too to Lvl 9~30 first (multiples of 3) to save up SP for your Main Skills. Max if used for both Duel and Team PVP, otherwise just upgrade for PVE use.
   - Max Supernova to increase Damage Output and decrease Cool-down.

Preferred Skill Still Unlocked?

   - In case the skill isn't unlocked yet, just go for any skill for now, but do not upgrade them. Note that it is best to use a temporary Skill with a Combo Skill unlocked for PVE because of higher damage output (250% + 200% is better than using a single 300% upgraded skill for example).

Final Notes

   - Please note that this is not the only way to play Archer, also try other skills as well since you can max them all in the end.
   - If you find any discrepancies with the skill info above (base damage or CD) due to game update patches, please notify us, thanks.
   - Hope you find our skill build useful, good luck! ^^



Related Darkness Rises: Tips & Guides:
Darkness Rises: Quick Beginner's Tips, Tricks and Strategy Guide
Darkness Rises: PVP Guide and General Skill Builds (PVP and PVE)

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