The great thing about guides, best to read and understand and then ask questions.
Aes's Archer / Hunter Guide: http://www.aeriagames.com/forums/en/viewtopic.php?t=221891
It will give a decent idea to start off with.
I'm no expert with Archer/Hunter. I mainly play a rouge class between most games I play. Especially with something like Shaiya. Still using older / classic builds are viable, but depends on really what you intend to do and also how your budget is. Be it: time, farming, or ap/real life cash.