Prince of Persia Enemies
Scythian Archer
Alias Dark Guard
Weapon(s) Bow/Arrows
Damage Moderate
Behavior Aggressive
Weaknesses Speed Kill
Strengths Moderate
Special Abilities None
Origin Scythia
Species Human (formerly), Sand Creature
Creator Vizier
Affiliation Vizier
Series Information
Appearances Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Scythian Archer[1] (also known as Dark Archer[1] and Sand Archer[1]) are a common enemy in The Two Thrones.

Official Description

"Scythian archers have honed their skills on horseback, traveling the northern plains in pursuit of beast, fowl, and rival tribesmen. Skilled marksmen, t hey have impressive aim and can imbue their arrows with tremendous force and speed. They do not fit the traditional stereotype of archer being smaller, weaker units. In fact, they have modified their bows to be effective at range and in melee combat. Sharp bone spikes attached to the bow can be used to grab and rend enemies who stray too close. When the Vizier absorbs the Sands of Time, the archers are transformed into sand-monster versions of themselves. These creatures are known as Sand Archers."
—Official Booklet Description[1]


These Scythian archers are the ranged troops of the Vizier's army. They became even more formidable after being transformed by the Sands of Time. They are common enemies in the game, wearing birdlike masks on their faces and equipped with the bow and an infinite amount of arrows.


Although weaker than the Scythian Swordsman, they may constitute a real threat, especially when shooting from an almost inaccessible location. In a direct clash they have no chance at all so the Prince may eliminate them using the Speed Kill attack. However, if paired with Guards, it is better to get rid of the Archer than the Guard, as focusing on the Guard will give time for the Archer to continuously shoot at you.





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Prima Official Game Guide)

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