The Archer is a recurring class in the Disgaea series. Archers hail from the now all-female community of Badre (パドル), an icy mountain community. Archers have a unique social system lead by their ancestors, the Sevria. It is said that they are born from the roots of a large tree and that they can hear the spirit of the wind, which tells them the direction and power of the wind. They once lived alongside the Rangers, until a war broke out due to the Archers opposing the cold hearted nature of the Rangers. They wield Bows exclusively due to a strong sense of tradition and despise any other means of attack.
- Main article: Archer (Disgaea)
- Main article: Archer (Disgaea 2)
In Disgaea 2, Archers make a return as an unlockable class once a character achieves level 5 Bow Mastery, then pass the "Make a Lovely Hunter" bill. The Archer's innate ability allows for a longer attack range with bows. With some time investing in the Item World, an archer can have a 10-panel attack range.
- Main article: Archer (Disgaea 3)
In Disgaea 3, Rangers are a new available unit, their backstory explained as having a deep-seated rivalry with the Archers. This rivalry extends into their Evilities, as Rangers deal more damage to females, and Archers deal more damage to males.
- Main article: Archer (Disgaea 4)
- Main article: Archer (Disgaea D2)
The Archer returns in Disgaea D2.
- Main article: Archer (Disgaea 5)
The Archer returns in Disgaea 5. They are unlocked by having a Martial Artist and a Warrior both at rank 2, then completing the necessary quest.
The Archers in Phantom Brave have the rare skill known as 'Quick Attack', which allows them to attack as soon as they are confined. Their highest skill mastery is that of Energy. If unarmed, Archers can use an attack that creates a short-ranged energy crossbow to attack.
The Archers in Makai Kingdom have a high TEC stat, which allows them to use the weapons of Rifles and Fans effectively.
- Ranger, the male counterpart to this class.