The Archer is a basic minion that moves to the upper-right and upper-left adjacent tiles. It has a special attack (Ranged) Destroy Target on the second tile above the unit.
Note: The pictures are outdated, instead, all tiers of the archer cost 1 less morale and the orange tile (magic) are changed to ranged which is the same, but requires line of sight.
Quick Stat: Archer Edit
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Tier 2: Archer+ Edit
To Upgrade from Archer to Archer+, you need 5 Archer and 25 Dragon Coins.
Changes from Archer: Adds a backward move
Tier 3: Archer++ Edit
To Upgrade from Archer+ to Archer++, you need 5 Archer+ and 100 Dragon Coins.
Changes from Archer+: Adds one diagonal movement range from starting position
Tier 4: Archer+++ Edit
To Upgrade from Archer++ to Archer+++, you need 5 Archer++ and 500 Dragon Coins.
Changes from Archer++: Extra range is now permanent
Strategy: Archer Edit
It attacks forward with a Magic (update is ranegd) attack and moves diagonally forward. Higher tiers give it more movement.
Strength: Archer Edit
The archer's strengh relies on creating opportunities to lock aim on low mobility pieces two squares ahead of him. Since he destroys his target without moving, he generally attacks from safety if well defended. Archer works well with freeze, which can come from Frostmage, Comet, or Frostmephit. Freezing the target, then using the archer to target and destroy the piece works especially well with high mobility pieces, such as Dragon, Queen, or Rook. Due to Frostmage's large attack range, the archer's lack of mobility is made up for.
Weakness: Archer Edit
The archer has really low mobility and usually has to make many preparatory moves to be of any use. Furthermore, it only has one space it can attack (range 2), so it is weak to any attacks made on it from anywhere else.