Piercing Arrow

Archery weapon skill
Skill Level: 40 (Rangers only)
Description: Ignores enemy's defense. Amount ignored varies with TP.
Equipment: Aligned with snow equipment (Snow Gorget & Snow Belt).
Aligned with light equipment (Light Gorget & Light Belt).
  • The amount of defense ignored is 0% with 100TP, 35% with 200TP and 50% with 300TP.
  • Typically does less damage than Flaming Arrow.


Element: None
Modifiers: STR:20%; AGI:50%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.00 1.00 1.00

Skillchain Properties

Induration-Icon.gifInduration (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-square.gifIce-square.gif Induration Invisible-square.gifWater-square.gif Reverberation = Lightning-square.gifWind-square.gif Fragmentation
Level 1 Skillchains
Ice-square.gif Induration Lightning-square.gif Impaction = Lightning-square.gif Impaction
Water-square.gif Reverberation Ice-square.gif Induration = Ice-square.gif Induration
Ice-square.gif Induration Dark-square.gif Compression = Dark-square.gif Compression
Transfixion-Icon.gifTransfixion (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-square.gifLight-square.gif Transfixion Invisible-square.gifEarth-square.gif Scission = Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Light-square.gif Transfixion Water-square.gif Reverberation = Water-square.gif Reverberation
Light-square.gif Transfixion Dark-square.gif Compression = Dark-square.gif Compression
Dark-square.gif Compression Light-square.gif Transfixion = Light-square.gif Transfixion


  • Piercing Arrow is only natively available to Rangers. While other jobs can obtain the required 40 Archery skill, they must use Ranger as their support job in order to gain access to Piercing Arrow.
  • Archery skill level 40 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Ranger A- 13
Samurai C+ 14
Thief C- 14
Warrior D 15
Red Mage D 15
Ninja E 16
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