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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A character who wields both a bow and sword (this includes crossbows). This is quite common in fiction for a number of reasons:
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In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the Hero's Bow is strongly hinted at being the same used by a previous Link, much like the Master Sword and a few other items, such as the signature green tunic.
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Baleog the Fierce from The Lost Vikings is equipped with a bow and sword, though he ditches the bow in the sequel.
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 The Lost Vikings (Video Game)
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In Tear Ring Saga, Holmes can gain swords upon promotion to Stealth Hunter. Also, the Lady Knight and Arrow Knight classes can use them, as well as the Mamluke upon promotion from Horseman. Plus, another class, the King's Knight, can use sword, lances, axes and bows!
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Warriors, Rangers and Thieves in Guild Wars 2 can use both swords and bows.
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 Guild Wars 2 (Video Game)
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Your main weapons in The Adventures of Robin Hood.
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Hawkeye trained under both a master archer and a master swordsman. He tends to favor his bow, but when he had to give up his identity, he used his fall-back weapon to become "Ronin".
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The Fate/Prototype version of Gilgamesh is an expert dual wielding swordsman as well as an archer.
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 Fate/Prototype
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In Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Might/Finesse hybrid classes usually use some variant of this combination.
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 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Video Game)
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A possible build for Angelo in Dragon Quest VIII, and somewhat viable as bows are rare while swords are common, and one has to use Item Crafting to make half of them, including the Odin's Bow.
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 Dragon Quest VIII (Video Game)
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Dragon Age:
Dragon Age: Origins allows you to switch between two full sets of weapons. Given the thrust of the game as being somewhat more tactical, it's almost unheard of that even one character doesn't switch to a bow. (Even mages, whose staves automatically hit at range, can do a lot more damage with a bow if they hit often enough.)
While Dragon Age II lacks the weapon switch option, archers automatically switch to the "murder knife" whilst attacking in melee.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hawke, if a Rogue, randomly switches between a bow and two daggers in battle.
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Just one of many combinations possible in Might and Magic. Everyone can learn to use the bow (including crossbows) in addition to his or her primary weapon (with other weapons being very class specific, the primary weapon is often something other than a sword). There is one exception in the late-game of VI and VII: blasters. You can wield them together with bows (blasters go in the right hand slot, while bows go on the back), but blasters always takes precedence when attacking (melee weapons take precedence if they are close enough to attack. Blasters are ranged weapons in the melee slot...), so the only point in going blaster-and-bow is using the bow as a Stat Stick.
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Suitably exaggerated with the Monster Hunter's arsenal in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. She fights with two swords, a third, humongous sword, and an equally-oversized bow. This is after all a woman who hunts dragons for a living. Ordinary weapons just won't do.
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 Monster Hunter (Video Game)
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Uryū of Bleach, being a Quincy, has the bow for a primary weapon, although he has the Seele Schneider, a Laser Blade that absorbs the spirit particles (reishi) his opponents release whenever they attack. It turns out that this weapon can do even more damage when fired as an arrow.
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 Bleach (Manga)
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Minecraft Dungeons: You are able to have one melee and one ranged weapon equipped at the same time, with bow and sword being just one of the available combinations.
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Beleg Cúthalion in The Silmarillion, one of the greatest archers in the First Age. He wielded Belthronding, a yew longbow; and Anglachel, a sentient sword made out of starmetal.
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A frequent combo in the Fire Emblem games.
Alm from Fire Emblem Gaiden uses swords and bows upon promotion to Hero.
In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Master Knights can wield bows and swords, as well as every other weapon type in the game save dark.
Nomadic Troopers in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. In the latter, Lyn is capable of using swords and bows after she gets promoted to Blade Lord.
The Ranger in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, you can give bow-wielding Astrid a sword (or lance, or axe) upon promotion. You can also give a bow to Oscar (lance user), Kieran (axe user), or Makalov (sword user) when they promote. In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Fiona, Geoffrey and Oscar can learn to use a bow upon promotion to Silver Knight, and Astrid can learn to use a lance upon promotion to the same class.
In the DS remakes of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, there is the Horseman, the promoted version of the Hunter, which not only learns how to use swords but also gets a horse. Quite useful.
Assassins and Bow Knights in Fire Emblem Awakening. Also, the DLC Bride class uses bows, lances and staves.
Warriors can wield a bow and an axe. Generals can use a bow and a lance in the remakes of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.
In Tear Ring Saga, Holmes can gain swords upon promotion to Stealth Hunter. Also, the Lady Knight and Arrow Knight classes can use them, as well as the Mamluke upon promotion from Horseman. Plus, another class, the King's Knight, can use sword, lances, axes and bows!
In Fire Emblem Fates there's the Bow Knights again, who now are promoted from either Outlaws (who use only bows) or Mercenaries (who only use swords). The Bow Knight is notably Selena's canonical promotion, used as an enemy in Birthright and certain DLC maps.
In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Archers, Thieves and Assassins have a proficiency in both bows and swords.
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In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this distinguishes Link from the other Champions. Revali uses just the bow, the other three Champions use melee weapons, but only Link can use both.
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The Hobbit
Kíli carries a bow as his primary weapon but also a short dwarf sword.
Bard the Bowman fought with a sword in The Battle of the Five Armies, as his bow had been broken in killing Smaug.
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In Arslan: Warriors of Legend, the characters Arslan, Daryun, Farangis, Gieve, Elam, Alfarid, and Kubard all carry at least one bladed weapon and one bow. The gameplay's weapon-swapping mechanic allow them to freely swap between them at will, making it the ideal combo.
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Princess Zelda herself gets in on the action in Hyrule Warriors with a Royal Rapier and the Light Arrows.
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 Hyrule Warriors (Video Game)
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A possible combination in Mount & Blade, and near universal among higher-level archer units.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds Byleth to the roster as Downloadable Content, who uses Claude's signature bow, Failnaught, in addition to the Sword of the Creator.
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 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Video Game)
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In Dark Souls, the Chosen Undead can employ any weapon on right hand and left hand slot, one can carry a sword and a bow (or crossbow) at the same time.
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Bloodborne takes this trope to its most literal extreme with Simon's Bowblade, a sword that can turn into a bow.
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In For Honor, most of the samurai heroes, as well as the Highlander, can use a bow as an optional feat along with their primary melee weaponry. The Valkyrie, Centurion, and Gladiator have a variant that lets them throw a spear, and the Peacekeeper has a crossbow. These weapons are quick to fire, has a very long range, and does moderate damage, but has a lengthy cooldown to prevent it from being abused, making them good for opening a fight or taking down an opponent who is running away.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) example: Although Splinter usually uses no weapon save for his walking stick, he equips himself with a katana and bow for his assault on the Shredder's mansion in the season 3 finale "Exodus".
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In Samurai Warriors, the Sengoku-era counterpart to the Three Kingdoms setting of Dynasty Warriors, the character Ina uses a bow that has blades mounted on it, allowing for melee combat. The same applies to Magoichi Saika and Ieyasu Tokugawa, who both possess ranged weapons, but also have a means of smacking enemies around with them.
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In Eternal Darkness, Paul Luther and Roberto Bianci can use a crossbow to compliment their melee weapons; sadly, in practice, the bolts' inherent weakness and the crossbow's long reload time means you probably won't touch it much.
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Nebula Violette from RWBY wields a crossbow that can turn into a sword. Cinder Fall uses dual swords that combine to form a bow though after she absorbed half of the Fall Maiden Amber's power, she settled for just creating either form on the fly.
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 RWBY (Web Animation)
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And of course, Link is as much an example of this in the Super Smash Bros. series as he is in his own. Kirby can get in on the fun too, if he copies Pit or Link's archery abilities, combined with either the sword he uses for his own Final Cutter recovery move or the Beam Sword item.
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Rambo uses a modern variant, with a compound bow and a large bowie knife (in addition to whatever guns he can get his hands on).
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The Wolfhound is both an expert marksman and swordsman.
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In Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hawke, if a Rogue, randomly switches between a bow and two daggers in battle.
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 Dragon Age: Inquisition (Video Game)
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Tales of Vesperia features Raven, whose weapon of choice is a "Transform Bow", a bow that literally folds into a dagger.
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In Assassin's Creed I and its sequel, pretty much every archer also packs a sword or bludgeon for close quarters combat. In Brotherhood the crossbowmen intriguingly do not pack close-quarters weapons, but with the crossbow finally in his hands after being foreshadowed back in the first game's first trailer, Ezio can do this. A tactic is to anger some guards, crossbow half of them, chainkill the rest, finish up with crossbowing any cowards. In Assassin's Creed III Connor has a conventional bow.
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Assassin's Creed (2016): In addition to being a Multi-Melee Master, Aguilar is also a very good shot with a bow and uses it to pick off pursuers. However, he doesn't carry a bow with him (at least not on the mission depicted in the film).
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Discworld:
The Ankh-Morpork City Watch carry both swords and crossbows, and in Vimes' case various coshes and knuckledusters as well. Oh, and a truncheon.
In Guards! Guards!, one of them (Colon) attempts to kill a dragon with a bow.
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World of Warcraft:
As initially conceived, Hunters were supposed to be this trope. To this end, Hunters had a minimum range for ranged attacks, they started without a pet to force players to learn how to switch between both effectively, and one of the talent trees, Survival, contained talents focusing on close range combat. As the game evolved, the minimum range was dropped, the focus of the Survival tree moved to traps, and then, after the removal of the Ranged slot in Mists of Pandaria forced bows into the Main Hand, the melee skills were dropped entirely. If anything, their pets (which, at least for Beastmaster specialists, make up a considerable portion of their damage output), represent the sword now.
In classic, the epic bow quest that Molten Core raiding hunters underwent was the pinnacle of this trope. The quest was designed to test the hunter's ability to use both their ranged and melee capacity to their maximum. It involved killing 4 elite demons 100% alone, not even their pet could assist. Each demon worked differently, taking noticeable damage from only a single ability: 1 had to be kited using only your DoT shot, another was a pure melee slugfest, another had to be hit with a melee ability that slowed its movement speed then while slowed it took extreme damage from a particular ranged shot that also drastically reduced its damage for a short period requiring a chaotic alternating in-out dance of ranged>melee>ranged>melee>ranged. The rewarded bow could have its string removed to covert it into a melee staff.
Even while it was possible to be this trope, itemization usually led players away from it. Hunters often didn't start with both bow and sword; the closest any race came were either Draenei, who got a crossbow and sword, and Night Elves and Blood Elves, who got a bow and a dagger. While any Hunter could learn to wield swords, there were more appropriate statistics for hunters on axes and polearms. And while any Hunter could learn bows, crossbows and guns equally well, guns could be crafted by those tired of waiting for a good bow to drop.
The only other classes with the potential to use both sword and bow were Warriors and Rogues, who tended to use the bow only for attracting an enemy's attention, after which melee weapons did most of the work. After the Ranged slot was removed, both classes got a weapon-throw attack instead.
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold: In "Day of the Dark Knight", Merlin summons Batman and Green Arrow to Camelot to save it. He arms Green Arrow with a sword and shield.
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Knights of the Old Republic allows Blaster and Sword in Accord, though it's easier in the second game because you can equip two full sets of weapons and switch with the click of a button. The first game requires you to go through the inventory menu to do this.
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As'taris in With Strings Attached uses both, though the sword far more often than the bow.
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Tolkien's Legendarium
Legolas in The Lord of the Rings uses both a bow and a long knife, although he prefers the bow.
Beleg Cúthalion in The Silmarillion, one of the greatest archers in the First Age. He wielded Belthronding, a yew longbow; and Anglachel, a sentient sword made out of starmetal.
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Brawl's incarnation of Pit uses a bow that he can split into two short swords. This carries over to Kid Icarus: Uprising for himself and his doppelganger Dark Pit.
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WarMachine/Hordes: Most ranged units use firearms, or are weak in melee combat, or both, but there are a few models or units that use a bow or crossbow and are still strong in melee. Examples include Nyss Stryder Rangers for the Legion of Everblight, Exemplar Errants for the Protectorate of Menoth, and Mage Hunter Strike Force for the Retribution of Scyrah.
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In Elsword, the archer character, Rena, start to use a sword with her bow if you follow the Trapping Ranger/Night Watcher class path.
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As of the Dawn Solution, Solars in Exalted have a Charm that specifically facilitates this combat style: Elegant Dance of Bow and Blade. Furthermore, they can switch between weapons mid-combat via Hyperspace Arsenal.
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Dragon Age: Origins allows you to switch between two full sets of weapons. Given the thrust of the game as being somewhat more tactical, it's almost unheard of that even one character doesn't switch to a bow. (Even mages, whose staves automatically hit at range, can do a lot more damage with a bow if they hit often enough.)
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Nomadic Troopers in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. In the latter, Lyn is capable of using swords and bows after she gets promoted to Blade Lord.
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In Fire Emblem Fates there's the Bow Knights again, who now are promoted from either Outlaws (who use only bows) or Mercenaries (who only use swords). The Bow Knight is notably Selena's canonical promotion, used as an enemy in Birthright and certain DLC maps.
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The Pathfinder feat Opening Volley encourages a playstyle like this: tagging someone with a ranged attack makes them easier to hit with a melee attack.
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Warriors can wield a bow and an axe. Generals can use a bow and a lance in the remakes of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.
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Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke uses both a long bow and a short sword. The pommel of his sword is fashioned with a ring that allows him to keep the sword in his hand while shooting.
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Dungeons & Dragons:
The ranger character class is the archetype from early editions. This is still their theme somewhat in later editions, though in 3rd, Fighters and their abundance of feats can be more effective, and in 4th, Rogues can do this without having to spread out their ability growth.
It's generally considered a good idea for every character in any edition of D&D to have both a melee and a ranged weapon. Particularly with the combat rules of 3rd and 4th editions, it's highly advised that frontline warriors pack a handful of javelins, and wizards take advantage of crossbow proficiency.
Made painfully obvious with the Swordbow (Regular, Light, and Great versions) from the Magic Item Compendium (D&D 3.5). The weapon transforms from a sword (Longsword for Regular, Rapier for Light, Greatsword for Great) into a bow (Longbow for regular, Shortbow for Light, Composite Longbow (+4 Str requirement) for Great) and back again as needed. On top of this, you can also interchange attacks with the two forms as part of the same full attack action.
It's also entirely possible to wield a melee weapon in one hand and a hand crossbow in the other. The 3.5E sourcebook Drow of the Underdark offers the Versatile Combatant feat for this arrangement, while 4e offers the Drow Fighting Style feat. 5th Edition allows this with Crossbow Expert feat, allowing a person to fire the hand crossbow in off hand after you attack with main hand weapon. Depending on rule interpretation, you can even use the feat to dual wield Hand Crossbows.
The Soulbow class in Complete Psionic can summon up arrows composed of mental energy and shoot them at people in addition to summoning up a sword composed of mental energy.
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Miho sometimes employs the sword/arrow combo in Sin City. Sometimes shuriken are used instead.
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In Dynasty Warriors 5 (and the games that came before it), all characters can switch between their primary weapon and a bow. The bow is more-or-less useless unless used by Huang Zhong or Xiahou Yuan, who incorporate the bow much more into their move sets, and can rapidly shoot waves of arrows at their enemies.
Xiahou Yuan in most games usually fights with a club and his bow to take down his foes. In earlier games, such as Dynasty Warriors 3, his weapon was a scimitar.
Starting from DW 7, all characters can equip any other weapon alongside their primary weapon, so if the player chooses a bow, then it becomes this.
In Samurai Warriors, the Sengoku-era counterpart to the Three Kingdoms setting of Dynasty Warriors, the character Ina uses a bow that has blades mounted on it, allowing for melee combat. The same applies to Magoichi Saika and Ieyasu Tokugawa, who both possess ranged weapons, but also have a means of smacking enemies around with them.
In Arslan: Warriors of Legend, the characters Arslan, Daryun, Farangis, Gieve, Elam, Alfarid, and Kubard all carry at least one bladed weapon and one bow. The gameplay's weapon-swapping mechanic allow them to freely swap between them at will, making it the ideal combo.
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Mio Aiba of Omega Labyrinth Life is depicted as using a bow in her skill art, and the rest of her skillset actively encourages long-ranged fighting. However, she still has one of the highest starting Strength and HP stats in the game, which makes her an excellent tank also.
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The Iron Teeth web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters and bandits. Thus many of the characters use both bows and swords.
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In Battle Realms, The Dragon Clan Samurai wield both a bow for ranged combat, and a katana for melee. In line with the game's troop alchemy system this makes sense, because samurai require that a soldier be trained as both an archer and a melee fighter (the alchemist's guild is presumably for the armour, or the tempered steel sword).
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Appears several times in The First Law trilogy. Dogman and Grim Harding both use bows almost exclusively, but are still plenty capable with bladed weapons. Ferro Maljinn fits the trope even better, being a deadly archer and swordswoman, switching from one to the other based on how close her enemies are and how many arrows she has left.
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In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, you can give bow-wielding Astrid a sword (or lance, or axe) upon promotion. You can also give a bow to Oscar (lance user), Kieran (axe user), or Makalov (sword user) when they promote. In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Fiona, Geoffrey and Oscar can learn to use a bow upon promotion to Silver Knight, and Astrid can learn to use a lance upon promotion to the same class.
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Guts of Berserk fits the ranger profile, using throwing knives and a repeating crossbow along with his BFS. He deviates from the general profile by being heavily armored and by also having a fourth weapon (a gunpowder cannon built into his arm) as a nasty surprise for any demons who think they have him beat.
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Shadow of the Colossus: The player has exactly two weapons, a bow and a sword. Interestingly, the Wanderer is a highly skilled archer but completely untrained in using the sword.
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Wonder Woman shows Bullet Time training of Amazons in archery and swordsmanship, both on ground and on horseback. This comes in handy when Trevor accidentally leads the Germans to Themyscira.
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The majority of units in Battle for Wesnoth carry two different types of weapons, often one each of ranged and melee. Special mention goes to the Duelist's higher level sprites which are shown wielding both a crossbow and saber simultaneously.
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The Legend of Zelda:
Link carries a slingshot, then either upgrades to or, more frequently, simply picks up an actual bow in the games. Of course, that's hardly the only weaponry combination he's capable of, but his sword and bow are generally his most powerful weapons and required to defeat the Final Boss.
In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the Hero's Bow is strongly hinted at being the same used by a previous Link, much like the Master Sword and a few other items, such as the signature green tunic.
Princess Zelda herself gets in on the action in Hyrule Warriors with a Royal Rapier and the Light Arrows.
In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this distinguishes Link from the other Champions. Revali uses just the bow, the other three Champions use melee weapons, but only Link can use both.
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The Na'vi of Avatar use both bows and knives.
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Valkyrie Profile:
Lenneth. She loses this ability in the sequel, since you can use all three Valkyries in battle.
Her younger sister Silmeria uses bow as her primary weapon in battle, while she uses swords for Nibelung Valesti.
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Lenneth. She loses this ability in the sequel, since you can use all three Valkyries in battle.
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Fable II lacks longbows, but has the same basic combat style and the option to use a crossbow and a sword. Otherwise you're The Musketeer.
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Legolas in The Lord of the Rings uses both a bow and a long knife, although he prefers the bow.
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 The Lord of the Rings
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Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_7fc78282
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_819853fe
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_819853fe
comment
Final Fantasy XIII-2 takes this to perhaps the most literal extreme. Serah's bow and sword are the same weapon which she can transform at will.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_819853fe
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1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_819853fe
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1.0
 Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_819853fe
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_86616890
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_86616890
comment
In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the protagonist, Ranger Talion is equipped with his standard sword, Urfael as well as the hilt of his dead son's sword which he uses as a dagger, Acharn, and he is bound with an Elven Wraith who uses his bow, Azkâr.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_86616890
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_86616890
featureConfidence
1.0
 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_86616890
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8a40eb2b
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8a40eb2b
comment
The Uruk-hai captain (Lurtz) at the end of the first film also employs a bow/sword combo.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8a40eb2b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8a40eb2b
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8a40eb2b
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8bf08bcd
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8bf08bcd
comment
Dorstag in Ultima Underworld 2 uses both a sword and a crossbow, and is famous for his skill with both. He essentially serves as the boss of the Pits of Carnage.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8bf08bcd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8bf08bcd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ultima Underworld (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_8bf08bcd
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_93acba01
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_93acba01
comment
Alm from Fire Emblem Gaiden uses swords and bows upon promotion to Hero.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_93acba01
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_93acba01
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem Gaiden (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_93acba01
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95bd5a8e
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95bd5a8e
comment
In Dishonored, the main character Corvo is equipped with both a shortsword and a crossbow, and can use both at the same time. The assassin Daud has much the same gear in the DLC. These two also conform to the Sword and Gun trope, as they can replace the crossbow with a pistol.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95bd5a8e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95bd5a8e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dishonored (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95bd5a8e
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95f94bd6
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95f94bd6
comment
The Girl And The Robot: The robot wields a sword and an archer's bow, which it can use for combat and puzzle solving.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95f94bd6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95f94bd6
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Girl And The Robot (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_95f94bd6
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98744614
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98744614
comment
Princess Merida in Brave is a magnificent archer, able to shoot a sword out of a man's hand when aiming from 20 to 30 yards away, while in the dark and on horseback, and without hurting the man himself. And, when the bow gets taken from her, she uses a sword to beat the tar out of her father, who's an excellent fighter himself and trained her in the use of both of these weapons.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98744614
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98744614
featureConfidence
1.0
 Brave
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98744614
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98c55b59
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98c55b59
comment
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura characters can be built who switch between guns or bows and melee weapons, but carrying multiple weapons of your chosen type is also common because Breakable Weapons is in effect and swords are no good for breaking open stubborn chests.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98c55b59
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98c55b59
featureConfidence
1.0
 Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_98c55b59
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9910cc85
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9910cc85
comment
Mulan is proficient in both sword and bow as a product of her Training Montage. She is skilled enough with a sword to hold her own against the villain Shan Yu, and her Improbable Aiming Skills with the bow are probably the only reason she and her Love Interest aren't dead at the bottom of a cliff....thanks to an avalanche she caused with another ranged weapon. But hey, it wiped out the other army and not hers!
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9910cc85
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9910cc85
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1.0
 Mulan
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9910cc85
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9a527531
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9a527531
comment
All characters in the Avernum games can equip a bow or crossbow alongside their normal weapon. There's not even any way to determine which one is being used at the time.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9a527531
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9a527531
featureConfidence
1.0
 Avernum (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9a527531
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9ab0076a
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9ab0076a
comment
The Elf of Dragon's Crown has this as one of her potential builds. Investing in the Holdout Dagger skill lets her pull out a dagger to complement her bow. In addition to its use as a backup weapon, with the appropriate skill, she could also perform Back Stabs with it for a lot of damage.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9ab0076a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9ab0076a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dragon's Crown (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9ab0076a
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9d34190a
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9d34190a
comment
Common throughout The Elder Scrolls series. Naturally, the Player Character can choose to use a bow along with a variety of melee weapons. However, as the series' AI has gotten more advanced over time, NPCs gave gotten in the action too. For instance, enemies who start with a ranged weapon will switch to a melee weapon if you close in, but will then switch back if you fall back or get into a position where they cannot reach you with their melee weapons.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9d34190a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9d34190a
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Elder Scrolls (Franchise)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9d34190a
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9fa054c0
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9fa054c0
comment
DeathSpank : The eponymous hero wields a crossbow alongside a sword (or a number of other melee weapons) in his first and third games. The second game has a gun instead.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9fa054c0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9fa054c0
featureConfidence
1.0
 DeathSpank (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_9fa054c0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a660fd96
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a660fd96
comment
Avengers: Endgame: Everyone knows Hawkeye is the greatest Marksman to have ever lived with his bow and arrow, but ever since his introduction we've been shown he's also capable of using other weapons, such as guns, and in Civil War, collapsable batons and a staff. In Endgame, he becomes Ronin and uses a sword along with his usual bow and arrows.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a660fd96
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a660fd96
featureConfidence
1.0
 Avengers: Endgame
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a660fd96
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a68c19b8
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a68c19b8
comment
In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Master Knights can wield bows and swords, as well as every other weapon type in the game save dark.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a68c19b8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a68c19b8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_a68c19b8
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_aad9b544
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_aad9b544
comment
Temporal Wardens in Tales of Maj'Eyal are very good at this. They start with access to bow-specific and double weapon-specific skillpaths, and their starting Celerity ability lets them swap weapons without losing a turn.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_aad9b544
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_aad9b544
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1.0
 Tales of Maj'Eyal (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_aad9b544
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ad622d64
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ad622d64
comment
Malazan Book of the Fallen:
Lightning Bruiser Icarium Lifestealer carries both a longbow, which seems to be his first choice of weapons, and a sword, and can be deadly with either, but wears little — if any — armour.
The Tall, Dark, and Snarky Tiste Andii youth named Clip is introduced sporting both a bow and a rapier, although the entire description seems to exist to emphasize how he's modified his gear for stealthy movement, setting up the scene for him being an assassin.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ad622d64
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ad622d64
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1.0
 Malazan Book of the Fallen
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ad622d64
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b0666b59
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b0666b59
comment
Quite possible in Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2, although it's more useful in the first game because the sniping opportunities (e.g. taking potshots through a portcullis) are much more frequent.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b0666b59
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b0666b59
featureConfidence
1.0
 Neverwinter Nights (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b0666b59
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b1143709
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b1143709
comment
Momba Kawunei in The Water Phoenix King is always seen in flashbacks to the war with his massive recurve bow, "Eye-Biter," but he carried a katana then, too — though recently has upgraded to a Magitek blade capable of cleaving just about anything.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b1143709
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b1143709
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Water Phoenix King (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b1143709
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b6d1e59b
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b6d1e59b
comment
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has major antagonist Genichiro Ashina, who is a master with both bow and sword. Additionally, bandit and Okami archers will pull out swords in close combat, even if they're nowhere near as deadly as Genichiro.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b6d1e59b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b6d1e59b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b6d1e59b
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b9b796cf
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b9b796cf
comment
In Fate/stay night, Servant Archer is named such because he's primarily focused on ranged combat and uses a bow. He's also very adept at using swords, such that his ultimate attack is known as Unlimited Blade Works. This is because he is the Future Badass incarnation of Emiya Shirou, who also has the power to summon swords and was the star-member of the archery club who only ever missed one shot...intentionally, to see what it felt like.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b9b796cf
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b9b796cf
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fate/stay night (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_b9b796cf
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_bb4af8d3
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_bb4af8d3
comment
Young Justice: Artemis starts out using the longbow as a sidekick to Green Arrow. While working undercover as an agent of the Light with the codename of Tigress, she uses a sword and a crossbow.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_bb4af8d3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_bb4af8d3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Young Justice
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_bb4af8d3
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0d295c4
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0d295c4
comment
Team Fortress 2:
The Sniper's non-gun primary weapon is a bow, and his melee a selection of kukris (technically knives, yes, but they're big enough to count towards this trope).
The Medic can also replace his syringe gun with a crossbow that's both a Healing Shiv and a regular weapon while using any of a number of bonesaws in melee.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0d295c4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0d295c4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Team Fortress 2 (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0d295c4
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0eae17
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0eae17
comment
Total War:
Ranged units in games always come with a melee weapon. For most archers this means little more than daggers, but some (like highland nobles in Medieval II, Gaul Noble Archers in Rome and Bow Samurai in Shogun and Shogun II) this means full-fledged swords.
Some units go the other way, and have a ranged weapon as an auxiliary when their main mode of attack is in melee — most Roman footsoldiers have a sword, shield and three javelins for example. The Danes in Medieval II have Norse Archers, which are actually substantially better in melee than they are at range (base ranged attack is 7, while base melee is 12).
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0eae17
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0eae17
featureConfidence
1.0
 Total War (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c0eae17
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c21df7ae
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c21df7ae
comment
While every character in The End Times: Vermintide and its sequel (except Bardin's Slayer career in the latter) carries both a melee and a ranged weapon, not everyone can meet this trope (Sienna uses magical staves rather than actual ranged weapons and Kruber, nominally The Musketeer, can only use a bow in his Huntsman career in the sequel). Kerillian is the straightest example, the only character who can only use bows (including a Dark Elf repeater crossbow in her Shade career), but Bardin (when not a Slayer) and Victor can also use crossbows as well as their black powder weapons and, as already mentioned, Kruber gains the ability to wield a longbow as a Huntsman. Incidentally, Bardin is the only character who can never actually wield a sword, preferring more traditionally dwarfish weapons such as hammers and axes.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c21df7ae
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c21df7ae
featureConfidence
1.0
 The End Times: Vermintide (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c21df7ae
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c686bb8
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c686bb8
comment
The Ranger in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c686bb8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c686bb8
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1.0
 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c686bb8
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c74f2d3c
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c74f2d3c
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Diablo:
It's a fairly good idea to have this set up, at least in the first game. Warriors occasionally find themselves needing to shoot at something (or, in the case of enemies trapped on the opposite sides of portcullises, want to pick enemies off at a distance.) A rogue often finds herself needing to resort to hand-to-hand if fast enemies are encroaching, so having a sword and shield and the strength to use both available helps. Straying out of The Ranger and into Magic Knight, magic is helpful to the rogue as well, though the warriors' maximum magic is so low that it's barely worth his while. The sorcerer is pretty damn awful with both bow and sword, but it's worth giving him a bit of strength and a light sword and shield in case he runs out of mana. (True, you might be screwed if this is the case, but it's better than nothing.)
The Lord of Destruction expansion pack for Diablo II added the ability to switch between two whole sets of wielded equipment with a single keypress, making this set-up tremendously more practical.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c74f2d3c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c74f2d3c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Diablo (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c74f2d3c
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c8df3bb4
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c8df3bb4
comment
Navarre in Ladyhawke uses a Cool Sword and a double-crossbow.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c8df3bb4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c8df3bb4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ladyhawke
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_c8df3bb4
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ca48bb5c
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ca48bb5c
comment
Your hero from Fable I is an example of a ranger, with a bow and a sword. Also a Magic Knight, as he can wield will magic.
Also potentially worth noting that most other heroes subvert this. The majority of heroes seem in the game are more specialized, only a few of the more skilled ones (read: named) use two skills habitually, and only one or two use all three of the disciplines.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ca48bb5c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ca48bb5c
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1.0
 Fable I (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_ca48bb5c
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d21c0672
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d21c0672
comment
In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Roam is primarily an archer, but he also has sword at hand for close-combat.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d21c0672
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d21c0672
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1.0
 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Comicbook
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d21c0672
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4823247
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4823247
comment
In Mark of Kri, the main character, Rau, starts with a sword and gets a bow later. He eventually receives other weapons, but spends most of the game with the basic combination.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4823247
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4823247
featureConfidence
1.0
 Rise of the Kasai (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4823247
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4fa168d
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4fa168d
comment
Fable:
Your hero from Fable I is an example of a ranger, with a bow and a sword. Also a Magic Knight, as he can wield will magic.
Also potentially worth noting that most other heroes subvert this. The majority of heroes seem in the game are more specialized, only a few of the more skilled ones (read: named) use two skills habitually, and only one or two use all three of the disciplines.
Fable II lacks longbows, but has the same basic combat style and the option to use a crossbow and a sword. Otherwise you're The Musketeer.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4fa168d
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1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4fa168d
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1.0
 Fable (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d4fa168d
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5b6d7cd
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5b6d7cd
comment
In Smite the Norse god Ullr wields a bow and a pair of axes, and can switch on either range or melee stance.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5b6d7cd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5b6d7cd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Smite (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5b6d7cd
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5c2a7a3
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5c2a7a3
comment
Garrett uses bow and sword in the first two Thief games (partly as an artifact of the unexpected history of the engine in those games) and switches to bow and dagger in the third. The bow can be used as a weapon, but more often is used as a tool by firing Trick Arrows (the games discourage killing any humans; that's just unprofessional for a thief). The blade is always a weapon of absolute last resort; Garrett doesn't do well in melee.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5c2a7a3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5c2a7a3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Thief (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d5c2a7a3
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type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d628f901
comment
Garr/Woodrow from Tales of Destiny can use both a bow and a sword in combat in the PS2 remake. In the original, he has to choose between one or the other.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d628f901
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d628f901
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tales of Destiny (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d628f901
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d67cd21d
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d67cd21d
comment
Elise from Gungnir uses both a longbow and a rapier, and it's generally a good idea to have one of each in her available weapon slots.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d67cd21d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d67cd21d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gungnir (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_d67cd21d
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_e04f934e
type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_e04f934e
comment
In Fire Emblem: Three Houses Archers, Thieves and Assassins have a proficiency in both bows and swords.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_e04f934e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_e04f934e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_e04f934e
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type
Bow and Sword, in Accord
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_e144ba19
comment
While Dragon Age II lacks the weapon switch option, archers automatically switch to the "murder knife" whilst attacking in melee.
 Bow and Sword, in Accord / int_e144ba19
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A Growing Affection: Sakura becomes the Archer Archetype, but continues to use her axe if her opponents get to close or she runs out of arrows.
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Dragon's Wake: The main antagonist is a Black Knight that uses a sword, shield and crossbow, as well as magical powers, to hunt and kill dragons.
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In The Gamer's Alliance, Hannibal, Orestes and the Khitans have learned to use both the bow and the sword in battle.
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Goblins: Kore takes this Up to Eleven with his crossbows and AXES. He usually Dual Wields one or the other.
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The Braver class in Phantasy Star Online 2 uses katanas and bows as its weapons of choice.
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Firion in Dissidia Final Fantasy is treated as this. He's a full-blown Multi-Melee Master; his sword and bow receive the most attention.
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Lone Wolf: Starting with the Magnakai series, the eponymous hero can use a bow alongside melee weapons. Also the case for his lieutenant in the New Order series.
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Assassins and Bow Knights in Fire Emblem Awakening. Also, the DLC Bride class uses bows, lances and staves.
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Some of the Leafmen in Epic.
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Bazhell in David Weber's The War Gods series is known for his sword, but also carries a crossbow. He typically gets off one or two shots before dropping it to charge with his sword. He's also heavily armored. (Scale or ring mail, though he'd probably like plate if he was ever in one place long enough for someone to make him a set.)
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The rebooted Tomb Raider (2013) has a longbow as Lara's signature weapon, and can use a climbing axe to lethal effect in close combat after earning enough experience.
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Tarl Cabot of Gor is an expert swordsman, but he's also quite good with the peasant bow, even though everyone else looks down on it because it's a peasant weapon.
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In Kingdom of Loathing, a revamp of the Disco Bandit skill set in October 2013 gave the Disco Bandit a number of combat skills involving knives, on top of their usual affinity for ranged weapons.
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Dream uses both a sword and a bow and arrow to use against the hunters. Dream uses the bow for far-range attacks and hitting the hunters many times when he's being chased.
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The Lord of the Rings:
Aragorn uses both bow and sword in the movie (and is the source of this combination being dubbed "The Ranger" initially), but he usually uses the bow only to open battle, staying in melee once it opens.
Legolas is more flexible, switching between his bow and his knives when appropriate. Elves in general are capable of both archery and swordplay.
Faramir's rangers from Ithilien used bows and swords and were lightly armoured, but the mainline Gondorian archers are depicted in plate armour, though it may have been a lighter style.
The Uruk-hai captain (Lurtz) at the end of the first film also employs a bow/sword combo.
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Gilan in Ranger's Apprentice uses a sword next to the usual bow. But only because he already had years of training before becoming a ranger. All others have 2 knives as their melee weapons. This is because of time required to master both bow and sword.
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In Terraria, this option is quite feasible, as is The Musketeer. This tends to work best with the harpoon or other ammoless weapons that count as dealing ranged damage. Melee specialists can do the same by using boomerangs and similar weapons, as those are distance weapons that count as dealing melee damage.
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Visseria: Treneth holds a knife in his hand at the same time as his bow, presumably in case something surprises him.
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Richard in The Sword of Truth is very skilled with his sword, but his gift also makes him a perfect marksman.
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In Guards! Guards!, one of them (Colon) attempts to kill a dragon with a bow.
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Super Smash Bros.:
Brawl's incarnation of Pit uses a bow that he can split into two short swords. This carries over to Kid Icarus: Uprising for himself and his doppelganger Dark Pit.
And of course, Link is as much an example of this in the Super Smash Bros. series as he is in his own. Kirby can get in on the fun too, if he copies Pit or Link's archery abilities, combined with either the sword he uses for his own Final Cutter recovery move or the Beam Sword item.
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Age of Empires III has longbowmen who use swords in melee combat. This is shown with them doing more damage in melee combat than other infantry made for range.
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