Archer (アーチャー, Āchā?), Knight of the Bow and Heroic Spirit of the Bow, is one of the Three Knight Classes among the seven standard Servant classes summoned for the Holy Grail War. Servants placed within this Class excel in possessing powerful Noble Phantasms, are able to act as highly effective scouts, and are frequently Heroic Spirits from the Age of Gods when magecraft was still commonplace. The qualifying condition for the Heroic Spirits is not attributes, but instead the possession of powerful projectile weapons or special abilities related to projectile weapons. They possess high Magic Resistance as a Class Skill, so most modern magi are unable to inflict damage to them. They also possess Independent Action, allowing them the ability to act independently for a length of time without an active supply of magical energy from their Master.[1]

Due to excelling in powerful Noble Phantasms, Tokiomi Tohsaka considers it inevitable that Gilgamesh, with his EX ranked Ea, came to be of this class. For Archers with high ranked Independent Action and a disposition opposite to the Master, the only guaranteed way to control them is through the use of Command Spells.[2] Servants will generally assume that the Noble Phantasm of an Archer-class Servant is their bow, but any projectile weapons, even firearms, can be indicative of an Archer.[3][4]

Known ArchersEdit

Servants marked with are also able to be summoned by the Protagonist in the Grand Orders.

True Name War Master
Unknown*First Holy Grail WarUnknown
Unknown*Second Holy Grail WarUnknown
Unknown*Third Holy Grail WarUnknown
GilgameshFourth Holy Grail WarTokiomi Tohsaka
EMIYAFifth Holy Grail WarRin Tohsaka
No NameMoon Cell Holy Grail War
Sakura Labyrinth
Hakuno Kishinami
Robin HoodMoon Cell Holy Grail War
Sakura Labyrinth
Dan Blackmore
ChironGreat Holy Grail WarFiore Forvedge Yggdmillennia
AtalantaGreat Holy Grail WarRottweil Berzinsky
Shirou Kotomine
EuryaleGrand OrderProtagonist
Orion and ArtemisGrand OrderProtagonist
DavidGrand OrderProtagonist
Nikola TeslaGrand OrderProtagonist
ArjunaGrand OrderProtagonist
Gilgamesh (Child)Grand OrderProtagonist
Billy the KidGrand OrderProtagonist
TristanGrand OrderProtagonist
Tawara ToutaGrand OrderProtagonist
Chloe von EinzbernGrand OrderProtagonist
Ishtar (Rin Tohsaka)Grand OrderProtagonist
James MoriartyGrand OrderProtagonist
EMIYA (Alter)Grand OrderProtagonist
Tomoe GozenGrand OrderProtagonist
Fujino AsagamiGrand OrderProtagonist
Napoleon BonaparteGrand OrderProtagonist
Calamity JaneGrand OrderProtagonist
SitaGrand OrderProtagonist
ArashFirst Holy Grail War (Prototype)Elsa Saijou
GilgameshSecond Holy Grail War (Prototype)Unnamed Man
GilgameshFalse Holy Grail WarUnnamed Master
Tine Chelc
Alcides/HeraclesFalse Holy Grail WarBazdilot Cordelion
EMIYAFifth Ainsworth Holy Grail WarShirou Emiya
Gilgamesh (Card)Sixth Ainsworth Holy Grail WarAngelica
Oda NobunagaStrange Tales of the Imperial Holy GrailArtoria (Koha-Ace)
Tokugawa IeyasuKoha-AceUnknown
Mehmed IIFate/Grand Order x Himuro's WorldAyako Mitsuzuri

Nonstandard ArchersEdit

Servants possessing the Class of Archer for special reasons unrelated to a proper summoning.

True Name War Master
Altera the San(ta)Grand OrderProtagonist
Anne Bonny and Mary Read (Swimsuit)Grand OrderProtagonist
Joan of Arc (Swimsuit)Grand OrderProtagonist
Helena Blavatsky (Swimsuit)Grand OrderProtagonist
King Arthur (Swimsuit)Grand OrderProtagonist
Siegfried (Fake)Grand OrderJoan of Arc (Alter)

Other qualifying heroesEdit

True Name Current Class Notes
Christopher ColumbusRider[5]
Edward, the Black PrinceNone[6]
Lü BuBerserker
MedusaRiderFate/Ace Royal only
Sherlock HolmesRuler[5]
Urabe no SuetakeNone[7]


  1. Fate/Zero - Volume 1
  2. Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works - Day 4 - Saber's compromise
  3. Fate/Extra - Week 1
  4. 5.0 5.1 TYPE-MOON Ace - Volume 11
  5. TYPE-MOON Ace Fate/Grand Order, p.125-126
  6. Fate/Grand Order Chaldea Ace