The khergit horse archer is the ranged class of the Khergit Khanate in Multiplayer games. With a variety of powerful bows, excellent arrows, and the unique combination of mounted archery, the Khergit horse archer is a formidable class; however, its proficiencies at anything but archery are poor (and even its archery proficiency is slightly sub-par for an archer), and it has the worst helmet options of any class in the game.
Khergit horse archers have some notable archery equipment. Their bow selection is very good -- being equivalent to that of a Vaegir archer in every way except lacking the war bow. Khergit arrows are excellent -- although pricey. Their helmets are the weakest of any multiplayer class.
Some of the armor choices seem like traps for the unwary. For example, although there are four helmet choices, the free steppe cap is the second best one: you pay more (slightly) for a downgrade for two of the helmets. Steppe armor is another choice which, barring a strong aesthetic appeal or the like, generally seems best avoided: it means paying 195 denars for armor that is heavier, has 8 lower torso protection, and 8 higher leg protection. At the very least, consider upgrade boots before steppe armor. Khergit armor + Khergit leather boots is strictly superior, statistically, to steppe armor + hide boots: higher torso protection, equal leg protection, lower weight, and lower cost.
+15 Steppe cap
+14 Steppe cap
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Tribal warrior outfit
Khergit lamellar vest
Khergit leather boots
Splinted leather greaves
Bot Khergit Horse Archers
Being holdovers from an earlier period, bot Khergit horse archers generally have higher non-archery proficiencies than PC Khergit horse archers although lower archery proficiency, as well as some equipment choices unavailable to PC horse archers. In spite of their lower archery proficiency, their high horse archery skill means that, in practice, they're more accurate when shooting on the run than PC Khergit horse archers, in addition to riding faster thanks to a higher riding skill. They carry a sabre (type 2), khergit bow, khergit arrows, and a round cavalry shield. The cavalry shield was removed some time ago from the equipment choices of PC Khergit horse archers, but the bots still have them, giving them a formidable defensive ability when not wielding their bows. They wear Khergit cavalry helmets (another holdover item deemed to powerful for PC Khergit horse archers), tribal warrior outfits, Khergit leather boots, and ride steppe horses. With low strength and no ironflesh, they are less durable than PC horse archers, however.
Khergit Horse Archer (multiplayer) - Default Stats and Equipment