From Saplings Grow - Archery Weaponskill  

Start Area: Windurst Woods
Start NPC:Perih Vashai (K - 7)
Related Areas:Cape Teriggan
Related Mobs:Stolas
Min Level:72
Max Level:75
Weapon Skill:Empyreal Arrow
Items Required:Annals of Truth
Bow of Trials
Map to the Annals of Truth
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 00:58:37 2009

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You must have an Archery skill of at least 250 and be at least level 72 to begin this quest. If you're ready to accept the mission, head to Windurst Woods and speak with Perih Vashai.

She will hand you a key item (Weapon Training Guide) as well as a bow, the Bow of Trials. You need to remove the latent effect off of it by participating in skillchains and performing weapon skills. The number of SCs and WSs you need to do goes by a strict point-based system:

Solo-WS or opening any level SC: 1 pt.

Close LVL1 SC: 2 pt.

Close LVL2 SC: 3 pt.

Close LVL3 SC: 5 pt.

- Total Needed: 300 pt.

- Participate in SCs until you've accumulated enough points for the latent effects on the Bow of Trials to dissappear. (Note: the text on the item description will remain, but the effects will expire)

After the latent effects are off of the Bow of Trials, return to Perih and trade her the bow. She will hand you yet another key item (Map to the Annals of Truth) and tell you to proceed to the Cape Teriggan.

Head to (G-7) and when your party is ready, touch the ???. An NM Bird named Stolas will appear. Defeat him. Once Stolas is dead, check the ??? again to receive yet another key item (Annals of Truth).

Now head back to Windurst Woods and speak with Perih again. After a short cutscene, you will receive your long-awaited prize: Empyreal Arrow!


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# Oct 18 2006 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
This Bird NM hits abnormally quick and quite hard, not a mob to be taken lightly. Also kind of a bad pop spot, lotta link possabilty etc. Make sure u got your stuff together before trying this, for lack of undesired death.

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Need to fix all the guides
# Jul 29 2006 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
189 posts
Very important, evidently, it's only ONE point for starting ANY SC...

So a lot of the guides here are wrong

Caused me to miscalculate WS points when doing Savage Blade
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Need to fix all the guides
# Aug 21 2006 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
869 posts
After opening SC's (level 1,2 and 3) for 6 straight latent parties
and STILL having my latent active, I was thinking this was the case
OR that Blast Arrow (which includes a melee hit) doesn't count
toward the total at all.
Siren/Bastok/Rapierdwit RNG 75 WAR 75

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Alchemy 60
Bonecraft 60
Smithing 55
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# Jun 01 2006 at 1:22 PM Rating: Default
5 posts
only RNG can use the Bow of Trials.
# Apr 06 2006 at 5:29 PM Rating: Excellent
48 posts
This ws looks cool. I wanna get it really bad, but i don't think it is worth leveling rng just for a cool looking ws :/
Re: Job
# Feb 11 2006 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
that is exactly my question. i did my home work on this so bare with me. if you are lvl 75sam(like me^^) and have your archery capped at 230( Sams are 2nd in Archery only to Rng. C+ rating). Then Merit the hell out of your archery skill to 250. why wouldn't you be able to get this WSNM? the only requirments it says are that you have to have 250 skill lvl. it says nothing about being a Rng anywhere. i really want this WS for my Sam but i keep hearing that you need to be a Rng to get it. One last thing...Samurai's get the relic bow! why the hell couldn't we get this WSNM? someone please shine some light on this. NO opinions, i need facts. preferrably someone that actually had tried this or has this as a Sam. thanks
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Re: Job
# Aug 30 2006 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
245 posts
Archery weapon skills are only available to Rangers or a RNG sub. Thought you knew?
RE: Re: Job
# Feb 27 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
625 posts
No. I can tell you, for sure, that you cannot do this. You may not obtain an weaponskill by means of merits/+skill gear that you cannot obtain naturally without +skill. Meaning that even if you play ranger and get the weaponskill, and then merit archery, you still cannot get the ws on samurai.

The bow of trials is also ranger-only. Even if it were an option, you'd have to play ranger to 72 for the quest.
#Michimeow, Posted: Jan 24 2006 at 4:37 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Do you HAVE to be a ranger to get this weapon skill or can u just sub ranger and still have it?
RE: Job
# Jan 25 2006 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Only rangers can get and use weapon skills for both archery and marksmanship.
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RE: Job
# Feb 09 2006 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
11 posts
actually buddy....if u sub rng u get the WS's.....like sam/rng is sick
RE: Job
# Mar 04 2006 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
42 posts
No.. he means the lvl 72 quested ws, Empyreal Arrow and Detonator.. ONLY rng main can get and use these.
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