Archer (アーチャー, Āchā?), Knight of the Bow, is one of the seven normal Servant classes in the Heaven's Feel ritual; and it is placed among the Three Knight classes along with Saber and Lancer. Servants placed within this class are usually proficient with projectiles and excel in possessing powerful Noble Phantasms. More so than any other class, their true strength, and the qualifying condition to place in the class is determined not by their attributes; but the possession of powerful projectile weapons or special abilities related to projectile weapons.
Their main class ability is "Independent Action”; the ability to act independently for a length of time without an active supply of prana from their Master. This makes them suitable as scouts; it allows them to survive for duration of time if their contract with their Master is severed with more time granted by higher ranks. Those with the highest ranks, such as Gilgamesh, can be difficult to control as this ability allows them to travel where they please and do as they wish without anything besides their own moral compass and the threat of Command Spells to restrict them. They also have the class ability of Magic Resistance; however, it is not as great as that of the Saber class. Although Servants of the Archer class will generally be assumed to have Noble Phantasms relating to a bow, it is not necessary for some, instead sporting some sort of projectile.
Unformatted by a Heroic Spirit, the base parameters of the Archer-class container are: Strength C, Endurance C, Agility C, Mana E, and Luck E.