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Archer
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Race Human
Statistics
Hit Points 60
Armor 1
3 (1 upgrade)
5 (all upgrades)
Basic Damage 0
Piercing Damage 4
6 (1 upgrade)
8 (all upgrades)
Range 5
Speed 8
Sight 4
Decay Rate N/A
Production Related
Gold 450 Gold
Lumber 50 Lumber
Produced at Barracks
Requires Lumber Mill
Build time 700
Campaign
Unlocked in Grand Hamlet
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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

Archers use their skill in the crossbow to deal death from a distance. They are slightly more maneuverable than Footmen, but the cost is the lighter armor they must wear. The ability to launch their deadly rain of missiles from a distance makes them a force not to be discounted.[1]

Information

Archers, like all ranged units, are extremely useful in blocking off narrow passages (like bridges) by putting around six of them all in one place so that the oncoming enemy units will be instantly killed, unless said unit is a Catapult or a Spearmen. Their ranged attack makes them much more effective at drawing attention and saving Peasants or important structures. Their only weakness is their low armour, if a melee unit manages to reach the Arhcer, chances are that the Archer has had it.

Wounded archer

Wounded archers may be found in the The Dead Mines mission of the Human campaign, and once they are healed by a cleric, they will resume their roles normally.

Upgrades

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Upgrade Arrow Strength
Increases the piercing attack damage of Archers by 2
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Lumber Mill 140
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Upgrade Arrow Strength
Further increases the piercing attack damage of Archers by 2

An Archer as seen in the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual.

Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 WC1Gold.gif Lumber Mill 140
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Upgrade Shield Strength
Increases the armor of all your units and buildings by 2
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120
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Upgrade Shield Strength
Further increases the armor of all your units and buildings by 2
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120

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