The Archer trait was first introduced in the Core Set and has proven to be one of those traits that got abandoned by the developers right after. There have been only 2 cards with the printer Archer keyword, and neither one is amazing. The Archer trait can, therefore, be linked with terrible cards for players.
Who are the Archers?
The two Ranged allies in the Core Set both got this trait, with the hope that the trait might get developed in future cycles. That did not turn out to be the case. As of this moment, the Archer trait remains undeveloped outside the Core Set.
- Core Set
Leadership and Tactics
They have Ranged…
Synergy with other traits
None, besides the fact that they are a Silvan and a Rohan character. Both allies don’t benefit much from their respective traits and their synergies.
You can staple these to your bike spokes.
“Bad” Archer cards
Silverlode Archer is too expensive for his stats, he is outclassed by the Greenwood Archer that is cheaper and has a useful ability. The Silverlode Archer also doesn’t play well with the Silvan synergy.
Horseback Archer is also too expensive for only his ranged keyword. He also doesn’t play well with the Rohan synergy and was a Tactics ally in a time where Rohan was focussing on Spirit. He might be useful if you use the effect of Spirit Theoden, but there should be plenty of other, better targets for this.
…Now you are just being silly…
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