I've been having trouble staying alive as an archer. Now although I do agree part of my problem relates to my lack of skill and less than optimal connection, I want to ensure I at least know what I am supposed to do... I have been playing a stealth archer and generally I can survive by smoke bombing and slipping away. However, I would like to remove hiding/stealth and last a bit longer without it. Right now when I don't smoke bomb and try to survive it seems that the timer is too long on pots and bandages take too long. When I am near my allies they can keep me healed pretty well but sometimes I get separated and I'd like to live long enough to make it back. Running isn't really an option, everyone seems to move faster than me so out running a couple mystic mages is not happening and that is without getting slept. Additional Info: my opponents are almost exclusively mystic mages. Sometimes they have an archer in their group. My allies are a mix of archers and mages, sometimes mystic mages. Also I can add/subtract any skill if there are better ways to heal I should consider. I am far better at building suits than at pvp so redoing the armor is not a problem either. Right now I have the standard fare 12ish mr, 40 lmc, 70 dci, 45 hci, 70's resists, some hpr, 25 hpi, etc. Am I just SoL and should resign myself to a stealth archer if I want to play an archer at all? Thanks everyone.