Rich’s Gameroom: Fighter (Eldritch Archer)

The arcane archer prestige class from previous editions fulfilled a desire in players for firing unique magically charged arrows on the battlefield. For many, the arcane archer became the conduit for channeling our love for archery-based heroes like Green Arrow, Hawkeye, Arsenal, Artemis, and others. Though the existing eldritch knight archetype for the 5th edition fighter can technically be used to create a version of the arcane archer, its powers are more aimed at melee combat.

The eldritch archer archetype is more a clarification or expansion of the standard eldritch knight’s abilities than it is a unique archetype of its own. Many of the changes below apply to any eldritch knight, though the Arcane Sniper option at 15th level is unique to those eldritch knights that choose to focus on ranged combat.