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29th Jan '18 2:42:11 AM Mhazard
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' depicts this as being a standard of the Black Hand Hunters of Lothric (both the one you can summon as a phantom and the one you encounter as an enemy), with both having variants of switching between bow and sword and DualWielding in lieu of carrying a shield. [[Towards the end of ''The Ringed City'', Slave Knight Gael uses a chipped [[{{BFS}} Executioner's Greatsword]] and a [[AutomaticCrossbows Repeating Crossbow]] against you, he even incorporates both of them at the same time by leaping to the sky, firing the crossbow mid-air and lands an overhead spinning slash in one of his movesets]].

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' depicts this as being a standard of the Black Hand Hunters of Lothric (both the one you can summon as a phantom and the one you encounter as an enemy), with both having variants of switching between bow and sword and DualWielding in lieu of carrying a shield. [[Towards [[spoiler:Towards the end of ''The Ringed City'', Slave Knight Gael uses a chipped [[{{BFS}} Executioner's Greatsword]] and a [[AutomaticCrossbows Repeating Crossbow]] against you, he even incorporates both of them at the same time by leaping to the sky, firing the crossbow mid-air and lands an overhead spinning slash in one of his movesets]].
29th Jan '18 2:40:19 AM Mhazard
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' depicts this as being a standard of the Black Hand Hunters of Lothric (both the one you can summon as a phantom and the one you encounter as an enemy), with both having variants of switching between bow and sword and DualWielding in lieu of carrying a shield.

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' depicts this as being a standard of the Black Hand Hunters of Lothric (both the one you can summon as a phantom and the one you encounter as an enemy), with both having variants of switching between bow and sword and DualWielding in lieu of carrying a shield. [[Towards the end of ''The Ringed City'', Slave Knight Gael uses a chipped [[{{BFS}} Executioner's Greatsword]] and a [[AutomaticCrossbows Repeating Crossbow]] against you, he even incorporates both of them at the same time by leaping to the sky, firing the crossbow mid-air and lands an overhead spinning slash in one of his movesets]].
27th Jan '18 5:22:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* 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 huitting 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.

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* Princess Merida in ''{{Brave}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{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 huitting 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.
24th Jan '18 6:22:34 AM Gamermaster
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* [[WarriorPrince Leaf]] from ''Anime/DogDays'' fights with a crossbow and short sword combo. The crossbow is also attached to a retractable cord on his belt, allowing him to let go of it in the heat of battle and quickly switch to melee range.
7th Dec '17 3:34:09 PM Amahn
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*** 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.
7th Dec '17 9:45:47 AM pvsage
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* ''Film/WonderWoman'' shows BulletTime training of Amazons in archery and swordsmanship, both on ground and [[HorseArcher on horseback]]. This comes in handy when Trevor accidentally leads the Germans to [[HiddenElfVillage Themyscira]].

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* ''Film/WonderWoman'' ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'' shows BulletTime training of Amazons in archery and swordsmanship, both on ground and [[HorseArcher on horseback]]. This comes in handy when Trevor accidentally leads the Germans to [[HiddenElfVillage Themyscira]].
7th Dec '17 9:40:35 AM pvsage
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* ''Film/WonderWoman'' shows BulletTime training of Amazons in archery and swordsmanship, both on ground and [[HorseArcher on horseback]]. This comes in handy when Trevor accidentally leads the Germans to [[HiddenElfVillage Themyscira]].
13th Nov '17 1:53:00 PM WillyFourEyes
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** The [[VideoGame/DarkSouls3 third game]] depicts this as being a standard of the Black Hand Hunters of Lothric (both the one you can summon as a phantom and the one you encounter as an enemy), with both having variants of switching between bow and sword and DuelWielding in lieu of carrying a shield.

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** The [[VideoGame/DarkSouls3 third game]] ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' depicts this as being a standard of the Black Hand Hunters of Lothric (both the one you can summon as a phantom and the one you encounter as an enemy), with both having variants of switching between bow and sword and DuelWielding DualWielding in lieu of carrying a shield.
13th Nov '17 1:52:18 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 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, though. Unless its used by Huang Zhong or Xiahou Yuan, who incorporates the bow much more into their move sets, and can shoot out muliple wide waves of 5 arrows rapidly.
** 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 the 7th main entry, all characters can equip any other weapon alongside their primary weapon, so if the player chooses a bow, then it becomes this.
** In VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors, 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 the [[Literature/TheHeroicLegendofArslan Arslan]] crossover game, the characters Arslan, Daryun, Farangis, Gieve, Elam, Alfarid, and Kubard all carry at least 1 bladed weapon and 1 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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* In ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 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, though. Unless its more-or-less useless unless used by Huang Zhong or Xiahou Yuan, who incorporates incorporate the bow much more into their move sets, and can rapidly shoot out muliple wide waves of 5 arrows rapidly.
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 ''Dynasty Warriors 3, 3'', his weapon was a scimitar.
** Starting from the 7th main entry, ''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 VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors, ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', the Sengoku-era counterpart to the Three Kingdoms setting of Dynasty Warriors, ''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 the [[Literature/TheHeroicLegendofArslan Arslan]] crossover game, ''[[Literature/TheHeroicLegendofArslan Arslan: Warriors of Legend]]'', the characters Arslan, Daryun, Farangis, Gieve, Elam, Alfarid, and Kubard all carry at least 1 one bladed weapon and 1 one bow. The gameplay's [[RealTimeWeaponChange weapon-swapping mechanic mechanic]] allow them to freely swap between them at will, making it the ideal combo.
1st Nov '17 6:28:09 AM BeerBaron
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* Easily possible along with countless combinations in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', for instance, most archers will put away their bows and draw a melee weapon if their enemy gets close enough, and the CityGuards will default to longswords but switch to bows at range or if the player gets somewhere [[ArtificialStupidity they can't climb to]].

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* Easily possible Common throughout ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series. Naturally, the PlayerCharacter can choose to use a bow along with countless combinations a variety of melee weapons. However, as the series' AI has gotten more advanced over time, [=NPCs=] gave gotten in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', for the action too. For instance, most archers enemies who start with a ranged weapon will put away their bows and draw switch to a melee weapon if their enemy gets you close enough, and the CityGuards in, but will default to longswords but then switch to bows at range back if you fall back or if the player gets somewhere [[ArtificialStupidity get into a position where they can't climb to]].cannot reach you with their melee weapons.
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