Archer (アーチャー, Āchā?), Knight of the Bow and Heroic Spirit of the Bow (弓兵の英霊?), 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 Ritsuka Fujimaru in the Grand Orders.
  • Servants marked with are also contracted to Hakuno Kishinami in the world of Fate/EXTELLA.
  • Servants marked with are those who change class mid-story but do not display characteristics substantially different from the original class.different from the original class.
True Name War Master
UnknownFirst Fuyuki Holy Grail WarUnknown
UnknownSecond Fuyuki Holy Grail WarUnknown
UnknownThird Fuyuki Holy Grail WarUnknown
GilgameshFourth Fuyuki Holy Grail WarTokiomi Tohsaka
EMIYAFifth Fuyuki Holy Grail WarRin Tohsaka
No NameMoon Cell Holy Grail WarHakuno Kishinami
Robin Hood‡†Moon Cell Holy Grail WarDan Blackmore
ChironGreat Holy Grail WarFiore Forvedge Yggdmillennia
AtalantaGreat Holy Grail WarRottweil Berzinsky
Shirou Kotomine
ArjunaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Billy the KidGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Calamity JaneGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
DavidGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
EMIYA (Alter)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
EuryaleGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Gilgamesh (Child)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Ishtar (Rin Tohsaka)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
James MoriartyGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Napoleon BonaparteGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Nikola TeslaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Orion (Super)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Orion and ArtemisGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
ParisGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Sei ShonagonGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Tawara ToutaGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Tomoe GozenGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
TristanGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
William TellGrand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
AshwatthamaGrand OrderScandinavia Peperoncino
SitaGrand OrderNone
Space IshtarGrand OrderNone
ArashFirst Tokyo Holy Grail WarElsa Saijou
GilgameshSecond Tokyo Holy Grail WarUnnamed Master
Robin HoodLabyrinth Holy Grail WarNone (Stray Servant)
GilgameshTrue and False Holy Grail WarsUnnamed Master
Tine Chelc
Alcides/HeraclesTrue and False Holy Grail WarsBazdilot Cordelion
EMIYAFifth Ainsworth Holy Grail WarShirou Emiya
Gilgamesh (Card)Sixth Ainsworth Holy Grail WarAngelica
Oda NobunagaImperial Capital Holy Grail Strange Story MemoirsArtoria (Koha-Ace)
Oda NobunagaImperial Capital Holy Grail Strange StoryArtoria (Koha-Ace)
UnknownNone (Learn More with Manga! FGO)???
Tokugawa IeyasuNone (Koha-Ace)Unknown
Mehmed IIMost Powerful Great Figures ChapterAyako Mitsuzuri

Nonstandard ArchersEdit

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

True Name War Master
Artoria Pendragon (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Altera the San(ta)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Anne Bonny and Mary Read (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Jeanne d'Arc (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Helena Blavatsky (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Nightingale (Santa)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Osakabehime (Swimsuit)Grand OrderRitsuka Fujimaru
Siegfried (Fake)Grand OrderJoan of Arc (Alter)

Other qualifying heroesEdit

True Name Current Class Notes
Akechi MitsuhideCaster[5]
Christopher ColumbusRider[6]
Edward, the Black PrinceNone[7]
Lü BuBerserker[8]
Sherlock HolmesRuler[6]
Urabe no SuetakeNone[14]


« Archer was actually the class Takeuchi chose when he provided me with a sample image of what the tarot cards should be like. I found it to be so cute and cool at the same time that I asked for permission to use the image with only a few revisions. As such, Takeuchi should get some credit for the general layout of this card. »

(Chihiro Aikura - Tarot Card Archer, Fate/complete material II)


  1. Fate/Zero - Volume 1
  2. Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works - Day 4 - Saber's compromise
  3. Fate/EXTRA - Week 1
  4. Koha-Ace
  5. 6.0 6.1 TYPE-MOON Ace - Volume 11
  6. TYPE-MOON Ace Fate/Grand Order, p.125-126
  7. Fate/Grand Order - Kama profile
  8. Fate/Grand Order - Karna profile
  9. Fate/Ace Royal
  10. Fate/Grand Order - Penthesilea profile
  11. Fate/Grand Order material III - Rama profile
  12. Fate/Grand Order Chaldea Ace
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