Hawkeye / Sagittarius Guide

by DK on February 17, 2020
Hawkeye / Sagittarius Guide
February 17, 2020

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7.3
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PvP (1v1)
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7.1
PvP (Siege)
8.8
8.7
PvP (3vs3 Honorable Battlefield)
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8.8
8.1
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 Welcome To The Ultimate Hawkeye Guide!

Hawkeyes are Humans (Rogue) who can be selected after finishing the Class Transfer quest at lvl 31. They specialize in Bows and wear Light Armor. True to their name, Hawkeyes have the longest attack range, thanks to their active skill Snipe. Additionally, they can deal AoE damage and stun multiple enemies mid-range. They are also able to hit even the most evasive opponents due to their  high Accuracy. Thanks to these many skill advantages, Hawkeyes are one of the easiest characters to level up, as  they excel in both PvE and PvP.

Unlike Silver Rangers, Phantom Rangers, and Scavengers, Hawkeyes have a wide AoE ability (Arrow Rain) which increases the speed of  monster clearing, and also deals accumulated damage to clustered opponents. However, despite these advantages, they move slowly, which can make it difficult to run away from enemies and avoid getting pinned down in attacks. With this in mind, as a Hawkeye, it is always important to attack from a good vantage point!

Hawkeyes are one of the best classes to finish quests quickly, as they have good survivability (high HP and DEF), despite being archers. As Humans, they are gifted with balanced stats and bonuses in ATK and CRIT RESIST. They can easily dominate the field to hunt monsters for resources and cores. However, fighting in dungeons is one of their weaknesses, because their range advantage cannot be heavily utilized. Additionally, their AoE skills cannot be spammed quickly; if enemies flock towards you, it would be difficult to cut loose given Hawkeye’s speed disadvantage.

Since Hawkeyes are essentially snipers, they are most effective when they are able to attack long-range. As a result, they are easy targets in 1v1 Arena, especially if they get too close to an opponent and are disabled. Unlike Silver Rangers, Hawkeyes can’t evade attacks as easily, due to their slow move speed. In order for this class to excel, you need good positioning; fighting in groups is highly recommended.

If you enjoy playing Archer classes that deal continuous damage to enemies and attack from the backlines, you will enjoy this character.

Character Review

Pros:

  • Extremely high accuracy, making it easy to hit your targets
  • Longest range in the game
  • Has a speed debuff (Enhanced Slow) as one of his skills, which makes it easier to keep enemies at bay.
  • Very useful in parties due to good AoE skills
  • Good amount of HP and DEF for an archer class, which adds to his survivability
  • Amazing in Sieges as he is considered the best archer in Fortress fights.

Cons:

  • Struggles in cluster maps such as Elite Dungeons and also does not perform well in  1v1 PvP.
  • Requires a good amount manual controlling for positioning purposes
  • Slow Movement Speed and a lack of evasion can lead him to get pinned down by opponents

 

Best Equipment

 ItemImage
WeaponUpitear (PvP / Overall 1st priority)
Elven Bow (PvE magical monsters)
Crystallized Ice Bow (PvE normal monsters)
Akat Long Bow (Boss hunt)
Light Crossbow (PvE elite monsters)
ArmorReggios Set





AccessoriesNassen Set (Chasing / Movement increase / Manual Evasion)



Elven Set (Highest ATK stat of all accessories / Stun resist)



 

Skill Priority and Usage

Be sure to obtain Level 1 on all your skills before following the prioritization (specifically Enhanced Slow and Guidance). Prioritize Rogue Weapon Mastery to bolster your attack power, making it easy to kill enemies as you level up. To compensate for the lack of evasion, allocate points on Light Armor Mastery. Your 2 Active buffs are extremely important as it enhances your damage capabilities especially during PvE fights. The last priority to max are Enhanced Slow and Guidance as they have low marginal returns, so keeping them at level 1 would suffice.

PvP (Siege) Skillset – Snipe / Multiple Shot / Arrow Rain

PvP (Arena) Skillset – Snipe / Arrow Rain / Hawkeye or Multiple Shot

PvE Skillset – Snipe / Arrow Rain / Hawkeye or Multiple Shot

 SkillImageDescriptionPvPPvE
ActiveMultiple ShotL2R skills Multiple ShotHawkeye sprays penetrating arrows in a cone to do damage and knockdown enemies. The knockback lasts for 2 seconds.3rd/4th5th/6th
Arrow RainL2R skills Arrow RainShowers arrows in a circle to do continuous damage to enemies within the area.3rd/4th3rd/4th
SnipeL2R skills SnipeMoves carefully to increase ATK and Accuracy Rate. Allows you to attack enemies far away but results in reduced Speed. 2nd2nd
HawkeyeL2R skills HawkeyeActivates Hawkeye which increases Crit rate and damage dealt to enemies.6th3rd/4th
PassiveRogue Weapon MasteryL2R skills Rogue Weapon MasteryIncreases Atk. when a Dagger or Bow is equipped.1st1st
Light Armor MasteryL2R skills Light Armor MasteryIncreases Evasion Rate when Light Armor is equipped. This effect stacks up to 4 times.5th5th/6th
Enhanced SlowL2R skills Enhanced SlowWhen attack lands, slows enemy and causes bleeding.7th/8th7th/8th
GuidanceL2R skills GuidanceIncreases the Accuracy of you and your party members. This effect is region-wide.7th/8th7th/8th
Human PotentialL2R skills Human PotentialHuman’s firm resolve gives them higher Atk. against enemies. (Bonuses to P. Atk. and Crit. Resist.)InnateInnate
RareMissile BoltThis powerful skill deals critical damage to a few enemies.X
Meteor ShowerThis skill is ideal for attacking many enemies in a large area.X
Absolute ShieldThis skill greatly improves your Def. so you are able to withstand powerful enemies.X
Healing StrikeThis skill is a very effective means of healing to extend your HP effectively for a duration of time.X
Poison StrikeL2R poison strikePuts an enemy to a poisoned state, reduces damage and movement speed for a certain amount of time. Additional damage during debuff duration.✔ (Alternative for M. Bolt)X
Defense ZoneL2R defense zoneA protective zone is set up to reduce damage received by party members, and you are immune to your condition for a while.✔ (Siege)X

Specific Skills Usage

  • Snipe is Hawkeye’s bread and butter, this is your main priority in active skills, as you will use it in both PvE and PvP
  • Go for Hawkeye after that to boost your overall damage output, especially if you are more PvE oriented
  • Rogue Weapon Mastery and Light Armor Mastery is important to increase survivability.

 

Main Stats and Sub-stats Priority

EquipmentSoul Crystal (Not applicable in NA/EU servers)Pet Mount
Weapon - Critical Rate / Critical Damage / P. Atk or Attack SpeedPurple - Critical Damage (All)Helmet - Critical Rate (All)
Helmet - P. Def / Evasion / PenetrationOrange - Critical Damage (All)Armor - Critical Rate (All)
Armor - P. Def / Evasion / SpeedRed - Critical Damage (All)Saddle - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Gloves - P. Atk / Evasion / PenetrationYellow - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)Boots - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Shoes - P. Atk / Speed / Evasion or Attack SpeedCyan - Critical Damage (All)
Necklace - Attack Speed / P. Def / HP Drain or Accuracy or Critical ResistGreen - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Earring - Speed / Penetration / HP Drain or Accuracy or Critical ResistBlack - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Ring - Critical Rate / Critical Damage / P. Atk or HP DrainBlue - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Silver - Critical Damage (All)

 

Other Useful Class Tips

  • Rogue Weapon Mastery is your topmost priority to max out. Your skills, especially the ones that contribute to attack (including Snipe and Hawkeye), are extremely important early game to progress fast.
  • Hawkeyes’ accuracy bonuses are attributed to the Guidance and Snipe skills, which pair well with the Hawkeye skill that increases your Crit Rate and Attack damage.
  • Hawkeyes have the lowest evasion and HP among archers, but boast the  highest accuracy
  • Add points for MP regeneration in Soul Crystals to save mana potions, as this class has high mana consumption.
  • Nassen is a good Accessory set to compensate for your lack of movespeed. This allows you to quickly change to a good attacking position. Elven Accessory Set is also a good option if you want to focus on adding DPS and gain Stun resistance.
  • In PvP Siege:
    • Find a good attacking position > Snipe >  Attack from a good distance where enemies will find it hard to ambush > Find an opening for Multiple Shot or Arrow Rain > [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Shower and Missile Bolt > Move further back and attack from afar.
  • In PvP Arena
    • Snipe > Multiple Shot > [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Shower and Missile Bolt > Arrow Rain > Normal attacks
    • Hawkeye > Snipe > Multiple Shot > [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Shower and Missile Bolt > Move further back and attack from afar.
  • For Rare Skills, use Missile Bolt and Meteor Shower in Arena PvP. In Sieges, you can replace Meteor Shower for Defense Zone to add survivability. Healing Strike and Absolute Shield are must haves for Elite Dungeon Farming.

 

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  • Vincentz
    July 10, 2018 at 5:09 am
    Positives

    The best archer ever. This is my reason :
    1. I can kill any player with higher CP before he/she reach me, and of course in arena too, just stay back a while, buffing, using 2 skill and 1 rare skill...then...adios.
    2. Easy to mob monster, i can hit them from far2 away, when they're coming, just use arrow rain.
    3. Very easy to kill mobs because good AoE skills.

    Negatives

    Skill cooldown was too long and attack speed was too slow. Of course i can handle it with 4% attack speed from shoes and necklace (substat) combined with Dynasty Accessories set.

    Best archer ever (i already tried all classes)

  • Moddo
    July 28, 2018 at 11:28 am
    Positives

    Snipe skill, good range comparable to War Ranger class, so not the best range in game as stated here. But better then all others.
    Faster then most classes eith Nassen. But low evade.
    Good in party duels, or stationary off screen kills.

    Negatives

    Low Def. Unlike what's in this post. Hawkeyes have less def then most archers, War rangers being in the lead.
    Hp decent but not the best.
    Barley notice crit resist.
    Cool downs for skills is more then most classes.
    You will die very quick.

    Rating
    Ease of Leveling8.7
    PvE (Field & Dungeons)7.1
    PvP (1v1)5.3
    PvP (Siege)7.2
    PvP (3vs3 Honorable Battlefield)8.7

    The skill layouts are wrong here for their intended purpose. Power shot/snipe/multishit/missile/healing strike. Is what is needed for PvP 1v1, only way hawks have an advantage. Snipe,stun,missile,stun-basic hawc combo.
    They do not have high def, stated as less def then other classes with less base def per class have it be elf or dwarf, etc.
    Crit resist is low unless your putting it on as sub stats.
    I have 2 Hawkeyes, first is a 1.4 mil cp. Other is a 1 mil cp.
    Biggest advantage is snipe, it diesnt last long and takes a while to recharge, but that’s the Hawkeye trump card. It will push a 100k base p.atk to 140k.

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