I'm back to the game after like 4 years off, so total noob... I am training an ABC Archer and I find the Lightning Strike seemingly useful, but really none of the other Samurai stuff seems to apply to an archer. Almost everything requires parrying which bows can't do. And I can't do the honor/perfection thing as it is not really applicable to ranged weapons. So that leaves Lightning Strike and sometimes Confidence. Though Confidence is really more useful when weapon parrying - the initial HP burst is usually fouled by attack spells. So is Lightning Strike really that usefull to spend 100 skill points on it? Also, how exactly does Lightning Strike work? I activate it, and the icon is red, but it doesn't do anything until an arrow actually hits, THEN it takes the 5 mana. As I understood it, it increases the chance to hit. How can it only increase the hit chance at times when you have already hit? One more thing - I have around 65 magery now because it seems important to be able to mark runes with the Mark spell. How uncool is it that Chivalry doesn't have something comparable? Marking runes is very important. Any other tidbits of advice for an archer in training would be greatly appreciated.