Pathfinder

Class Properties

Class GroupExplorers
Job GroupArcher
Primary StatDEX
Secondary StatSTR
Legion Bonus
Grants flat DEX
(+10/20/40/80/100)
Primary Weapon
Ancient Bow
Secondary Weapon
Relic
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All Actives

Active Buffs:Skill Cursebound Endurance Skill Sharp Eyes Skill Maple Warrior
Summons & Placables:Skill Shadow Raven Skill Raven Tempest(120s cd) Skill Obsidian Barrier(120s cd) Skill Relic Unbound(120s cd) Skill Fury of the Wild(120 - 105s cd) Skill Guided Arrow(Toggle)
Buffs with Cooldowns:Skill Awakened Relic(120s cd) Skill Epic Adventure(120s cd)
Common V Buffs:Skill Maple World Goddess(180s cd) Skill Vicious Shot(120s cd)
Binds:None
iFrames:Skill Nova Blast(120s cd)
Damage Reduction (%Max HP):Skill Ancient Astra(-60% | 60s cd) Skill Obsidian Barrier(-40% | 120s cd)

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Special thanks to the members of the Pathfinder Discord for their help in making this overview!

Base Stats (From Skills)

Attack: [Skill Bountiful Torrent +20%]
Crit Rate: [Skill Critical Shot +40%] [Skill Archer's Essence +10%] [Skill Sharp Eyes +20%]
Crit Damage: [Skill Sharp Eyes +15%] [Skill Ancient Bow Expertise +10%] [Skill Curseweaver up to +20% from debuff]
Damage: [Skill Archer Essence +10%]
Final Damage: [Skill Guidance of the Ancients +20%] [Skill Ancient Archery +10% to Ancient / Enchant Force Skills]
Attack Speed (Weapon): 3
Boss Damage: [Skill Ancient Archery +50% to Ancient / Enchant Force Skills]
Ignore DEF: [Skill Archer Essence +30%]
Knockback Resistance: [Skill Evasion Boost +40%] [Skill Illusion Step +60%]
Abnormal Status Resistance: [Skill Cursebound Endurance 60 & up to 100]

Example Skill Build Path

1st Job:Skill Double Jump -> Skill Critical Shot -> Skill Archery Mastery -> Skill Cardinal Deluge
2nd Job:Skill Physical Training -> Skill Ancient Bow Mastery -> Skill Agile Ancient Bows -> Skill Cardinal Deluge Amplification -> Skill Bountiful Deluge -> Skill Cardinal Burst -> Skill Swarm Shot
3rd Job:Skill Archer's Essence -> Skill Shadow Raven -> Skill Guidance of the Ancients -> Skill Evasion Boost -> Skill Cardinal Burst Amplification -> Skill Cursebound Endurance -> Skill Bountiful Burst -> Skill Cardinal Torrent -> Skill Triple Impact
4th Job: -> Skill Ancient Bow Expertise -> Skill Advanced Cardinal Force -> Skill Ancient Archery -> Skill Bountiful Torrent -> Skill Maple Warrior -> Skill Sharp Eyes -> Skill Combo Assault -> Skill Glyph of Impalement -> Skill Hero's Will
  • All 1st to 4th Job skills can be maxed
  • Put one SP into each skill first and then max each skill in this order
  • For any skills that have prerequisites, follow them first before following build path
Hyper Skill Passive Build
  • Skill Cardinal Force - Reinforce Skill Cardinal Force - Bountiful Enhance Skill Cardinal Force - Extra Strike Cardinal Force - Reinforce, Bountiful Enhance and Extra Strike
  • Skill Ancient Force - Boss Rush Skill Ancient Force - Enchant Enhance Ancient Force - Boss Rush and Enchant Enhance
Recommended Skills for Boost Nodes
Primary Trio 1
Skill Cardinal Deluge Skill Cardinal Burst Skill Cardinal Torrent
Primary Trio 2
Skill Triple Impact Skill Combo Assault Skill Glyph of Impalement
Secondary Trio
Skill Swarm Shot Skill Shadow Raven Skill Ancient Astra
  • Any combination of these skills are good but preferred from same category as you want to max primary first and so on
  • Secondary Trio can be equipped for training and unequipped during bossing
  • 6 Boost Nodes total are needed to reach Master Level 60 for these skills (with Matrix Points used)
All Possible Skills Obtainable for Boost Nodes
Skill Cardinal Deluge Skill Cardinal Burst Skill Cardinal Torrent Skill Shadow Raven Skill Swarm Shot Skill Triple Impact Skill Glyph of Impalement Skill Combo Assault Skill Ancient Astra
Recommended Inner Ability
  • Boss Damage +20% (Ideal) / Meso Obtained +20% (For Training)
  • Crit Rate +20%
  • Damage to Debuffed +8%
  • [Note]: Meso Obtained on first line can be kept until ready to roll for Boss Damage unless priority is training
  • [Note]: If third line is rolled into Boss Damage +5-10%, it can be kept until you are ready to roll Boss Damage on first line

How to create a Pathfinder

To create one, choose the 'Pathfinder' option in the Character Creation screen. Pathfinders have their own separate creation button like Dual Blade and Cannoneer. As well, they have a different story than regular Explorers but are part of the same class group

Relic Gauge

Pathfinders have a special gauge called the Relic Gauge that is used to cast certain Skills. Attacking enemies will charge up your Relic Gauge. At the center of the gauge, there is also a special emblem that changes depending on which the skills you use. Some skills will change depending on what the emblem is

There are three types of emblems (from left to right): Deluge, Burst and Torrent

Additionally, in 2nd Job you will have unlocked your 2 main attacks, Skill Cardinal Deluge Cardinal Deluge (1st Job) and Skill Cardinal Burst Cardinal Burst (2nd Job). These two skills can be placed in a skill macro to be used together where Cardinal Burst is placed first and Cardinal Deluge is placed second. Skill macros can be found by pressing a button on the bottom right of the Skill UI


Credits

Skill Icons + Animations: Ikasuu
Boost Nodes Build + Inner Ability + Hyper Passive Build: Pathfinder Discord