Gliders

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Overview[edit | edit source]

Gliders are a unique take on flying mounts that allow you to control your character in the air while also taking into account gravity, height, duration of flight, and potential obstacles in your path. Gliders will always tend to, well, glide down; different models have more or less time and ability to stay aloft, but the higher tier gliders all have the same stats except for they all have different abilities.

Gliders are equipped to your character’s back in the same slot a trade or resource pack would occupy, thus preventing you from gliding while also carrying a heavy load!

There are multiple different glider models, including one dropped by the legendary Kraken.[1]

Every glider has a set of ratings in these basic stats:

  • Flight Speed: Speed of forward movement.
  • Gliding Ability: How slowly it loses altitude.
  • Turning Speed: How quickly (and thus sharply) it can turn.
  • Initial Speed: Does it start out fast or take time to build up speed?

In addition, gliders can have a combination of special abilities such as an upward boost to quickly gain altitude, the ability to drop explosives on targets below, dive-bomb, quick side-rolls, etc.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

The basic glider is offered through an early quest line and can be upgraded through the crafting system at various levels.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

The Experimental Glider you obtain can be upgraded three times. Each upgrade is in the form of a blueprint purchased for gold at Mirage Island, you use these blueprints along with your glider in the Machining section of a Carpentry Workbench. The upgrades must be done in order, if you want the Enhanced Glider then you must upgrade to the Improved Glider first.

  • The Improved glider requires level 10 to equip.
  • The Enhanced glider requires level 15 to equip.
  • The Ultimate glider requires level 20 to equip.

Flight[edit | edit source]

To fly in ArcheAge, you will need a glider first acquired around level 10 and you will need to equip it on your character screen. Once equipped, your glider will be shown on your character's back and will resemble a shield, to draw your glider and begin flying you can double tap your jump key or use a hotbar key (default is (Shift)+(=)).

While flying you will be able to change your height, directions and speed while using your movement keys or mouse with the primary button held down. When flying the only limit to where you can explore is whether or not you have sufficient height to pass over obstacles. The higher you are on the terrain when you deploy your glider the further you will be able to fly and the higher the obstacles you'll be able to fly over.

Flight time and distance varies depending on the glider you are using, your height at take off, and whether or not you have skills to prolong your flight. Most glider flights are also limited to 3 minutes as indicated by a buff on your character however some rare gliders have flight times up to 10 minutes; If the buff runs out while you are still in flight you will fall to the ground and take fall damage. Dismounting (R)too far above the ground will also cause fall damage.

Flight Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The higher up you are when you take off the further you'll be able to fly. Look for hills or towers from which to begin your flight.
  • Although there is no fast way to descend beyond dismounting mid-flight pressing forward and left or right will bring you in to a steep descent spiral.
  • Some objects and landmarks reward experience when you land on them; Look for interesting places to touch down.

Gliders[edit | edit source]

There are several gliders in game, obtained either by loot drop or crafting.

Glider Blueprint Price Design Location Flight Time Abilities (mouse-over) Flight Speed Gliding Ability Turning Speed Initial Speed
Pilot Glider.jpg Experimental 5 Silver0 Copper Mirage Island 3m N/A Low Low Low Low
Improved Glider.jpg Improved 25 Silver0 Copper Mirage Island 3m Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Moderate Low Low Low
Improved Glider.jpg Enhanced 50 Silver0 Copper Mirage Island 3m Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Moderate Low Moderate Moderate
Finished Glider.jpg Ultimate 1 Gold0 Silver0 Copper Mirage Island 3m Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. High High Moderate Moderate
Glider of Norwood.jpg Norwood - - - Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Bomb- Drops a large explosive barrel beneath the glider.
Reddragon.png Red Dragon 150 GildaStar1.png Mirage Island - Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Dive Bomb- Descend rapidly, crashing into the target. Very High High Moderate Very High
Glider of Norwood.jpg Moon Shadow 150 GildaStar1.png Mirage Island - Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Stealth- The glider becomes invisible. Moderate High Very High High
Thunderbolt.png Thunderbolt 150 GildaStar1.png Mirage Island - Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Bomb- Drops a large explosive barrel beneath the glider. Low Very High Low Very High
Greenscale1.png Green Scale - - - Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Invincible- Become invulnerable to damage for 7 seconds. High Very High High High
Ezi.png Ezi's 150 GildaStar1.png Mirage Island - Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Invincible- Become invulnerable to damage for 7 seconds. High Very High High High
Charge glider01.png Corrupt Ally's Wings Sold in Cash Shop 3m Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Somersault- Do an aileron roll. High High Moderate Moderate
Redgoblin1.png Red Goblin Explorer's Chest - Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Teleport- Allows your glider to teleport forward. High High Moderate Moderate
Glider of the Kraken.jpg Feathered Dragon (Kraken) Drop Kraken 10m Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Very High Unknown12 High High
Pilot Glider.jpg Founder's Experimental Founder Reward 3m N/A Moderate Low Low Moderate
Charge glider02.png Glass Phoenix Founder Reward 3m Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude. Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. Smokescreen- Produces a cloud of smoke behind the glider. Somersault- Do an aileron roll. High High Moderate Moderate
Sloth.jpeg Sloth Loyalty Shop - 350 Tokens 3min 30m Dropback, Parachute Down
25px Squirrel Loyalty Shop - 350 Tokens 3min 30m Dropback, Parachute Down

1Unknown is the value specified in game, it is thought to be a value above Very High.

2The Feathered Dragon Glider does not lose altitude when holding "back" ("S" by default) and is immune to turbulence.

Unconfirmed Gliders[edit | edit source]

These gliders, while in other versions of the game, are not confirmed for the North American version of ArcheAge. However, they may be worth mentioning.

Glider Blueprint Price Flight Time Abilities (mouse-over)
Yinyang.jpg Yin-yang -- -- Focused Glide
vzletdrakona.png Rise of the Dragon -- -- N/A

Removed Gliders[edit | edit source]

Glider Blueprint Price Design Location Flight Time Abilities (mouse-over) Flight Speed Gliding Ability Turning Speed Initial Speed
Greenscale1.png Ultra-Lightweight Reward for reaching level 25 3m Nitro- Forces the glider to gain altitude.1 Barrage- Fire explosive arrows a few meters ahead. Air Raid- Drops several explosives below the glider. High High Moderate Moderate

1The Ultra-Lightweight glider's Nitro skill requires character level 30, while other gliders have no such requirement.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.archeagegame.com/en/news/2014/05/archeage-feature-guide-traversing-the-world/