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Combining swordplay and sorcery is a viable strategy in your StandardFantasySetting, but perhaps this magic wielding character prefers to engage enemies at a distance to use their ImprobableAimingSkills. Or perhaps this character lives in a setting where FantasyGunControl isn't in effect and swords are obsolete. Enter the Mage Marksman.

The Mage Marksman comes in mainly two flavors:
* The Magic Gunman, who uses a firearm in tandem with magic. Aside from simply being another means of bringing the pain, magic spells may supplement the missile weapons, such as [[TimeMaster time spells]] that make it easier to land [[BoomHeadshot headshots]], or using [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to rip an enemy out of cover. The Magic Marksman is commonly found in UrbanFantasy and GaslampFantasy settings, where magic exists but using a sword or a bow simply wouldn't make much sense.
* The Arcane Archer, who uses archery instead of firearms. The Arcane Archer's powers may include [[TheBeastMaster summoning animals]] in fights, {{Trick Arrow}}s, MagicMusic, or your standard fare ElementalPowers. The Arcane Archer will usually be found in the StandardFantasySetting, but may wander into other fantasy settings too.

Compare MagicKnight and KungFuWizard, wherein the character uses a sword or their bare hands alongside magic. See also PostmodernMagik. Not to be confused with DepletedPhlebotinumShells, where the weapons or bullets themselves are magically enhanced, though a character who fights like this may well combine these tropes.


!!!Magic Gunman

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The titular character of ''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'' uses a sniper rifle as her [[MagicWand Gundo]] and shoots a versatile array of magic spells from it, which includes combat ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Ripper]]), support ([[AntiMagic the Breaker]]), and utility ([[TrueSight the Searcher]]) spells among them.
* The Spirit Tokisaki Kurumi from ''LightNovel/DateALive'' uses a flintlock pistol and a musket in combat. She is never seen reloading them and gets a few occasions to show that they [[BottomlessMagazines can be fired multiple times without reload]] such as her first major fight with Mana. On the occasions she does use "ammunition," she uses magic derived from one of the twelve time-based powers of her Angel Zafkiel.
* Background characters Alzack and Bisca from ''Manga/FairyTail'' use Gun Magic as their main power but this is more of a case of AllThereInTheManual. Each uses a different variant, with Alzack firing {{Trick Bullet}}s from a magic pistol while Bisca uses [[HyperspaceArsenal Re-Equip Magic]] to switch guns as needed.
* Psychic powers ("Stands") are all over the place in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', so inevitably a few users wind up being gunslingers. Hol Horse and Guido Mista both have Stands that allow them to redirect their bullets mid-flight, and in ''Steel Ball Run'' arc (set in the WildWest), most people there are already gunslingers who now have to factor super powers into their gun fights.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Teana Lanster, a mage who fights using [[MasterOfIllusion illusion magic]] and a pair of {{Magitek}} guns that fire energy bullets. She has the ability to guide the trajectory of her bullets and fire several of them at the [[MagicMissileStorm same time]]. She also eventually masters the title character's SignatureMove, [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]].
** Vice Granscenic is a sniper who has a sniper's gun similar to Teana's guns and uses energy bullets.
* Mami Tomoe from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' uses her magic powers to conjure single-shot muskets, bombards and cannons out of thin air. Sometimes in massive amounts, only to have them fire a shot each and disappear. Homura Akemi has time-control powers but her lack of offensive ability has her resort to [[SuperheroPackingHeat using ordinary firearms]] in combat. This has massive synergy with the fact that her magical shield can store an entire HyperspaceArsenal, and her [[TimeStandsStill time stop powers]] allow her to abuse said arsenal with impunity. At one point she froze time, then [[MoreDakka fired an entire army base worth of weaponry]] at an EldritchAbomination. She and Mami battled it out with all of their magical power and GunFu skills during the movie ''Rebellion''. And it was ''awesome''.
* In the world of ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki'', there are soldiers who are also adept at magic, and weave magical spells together with their marksmanship, allowing them to fire bullets with the explosive power of artillery shells. Tanya Degurechaff, in particular, is such a dangerous markswoman that she's capable of using a spell that lets her fire a FantasticNuke from her rifle.

* Most combat Allomancers from ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'' fall under this trope, since this world has plenty of guns. However, [[ByronicHero Wax]] is the most prominent, being the protagonist and a combination of a [[MindOverMatter Coinshot]] and a [[GravityMaster Skimmer]] in his Twinborn powers, making him capable of shoving his bullets much harder after firing them to add a lot to their impact.
* Harry of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' routinely uses guns in combination with his magical tools, as does most everyone in the supernatural community. Part of the reason for this is that the White Council enforces a death penalty on human magic-users who kill other humans ''with'' magic (and that doing so is strongly implied to have a corrupting effect on the perpetrator in any event), so if violence does become necessary guns are often still one of the "safer" options.
* In the ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' series, Air Masters can use their powers or the aid of sylphs to improve their aim. Giselle in ''Literature/FromAHighTower'' in particular gets a job as a lady sharpshooter in a Wild West show thanks to her sylphs and Air magic improving her already very good marksman skills. (At one point, she finally masters Annie Oakley's trick of splitting a playing card in half with a bullet).
* Kiritsugu Emiya from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is a ruthlessly pragmatic low-level "magic user" (as opposed to an authentic "magus"), who only sees magic as another tool to complement his weapon arsenal. The ultimate symbol of this is his "Mystic Code" (The equivalent of a magic wand in the {{Franchise/Nasuverse}}): A [[HandCannon Thompson Contender]] with enchanted rifle shells filled with two of his powdered ribs. The strength of the shell means that it will punch through almost anything short of dedicated armor that most people won't have on hand, [[MortonsFork but if the target uses magic to defend himself]], the bullet enchantment will react to the spell and cause the mage to explode from the inside out.
* ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles'' by Larry Correia is full of these. The story takes place in an alternate reality of the 1930s where a small but significant portion of the human population has magical abilities. Though the main characters are all powerful mages, they also train with and routinely use conventional weapons including firearms extensively.
* In ''Literature/ThePowderMageTrilogy'', this is the principle ability of the titular Powder Mages. They can use the force of the black powder they're carrying to fire bullets at impossible ranges, fire two bullets at a time, and guide bullets to their targets. They're contrasted with (and resented by) the Privileged, whose sorcery is more traditional.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** The ''Coruscant Nights'' trilogy, set a year or so after ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', introduces a Jedi sect called the Gray Paladins who eschew lightsabers in favor of blasters and favor a minimalist approach to the Force. The mainstream order considered them borderline heretics.
** Members of the New Jedi Order often carry blasters [[TheMusketeer in addition to lightsabers]]. This shouldn't be too surprising given many of their number are former military.

[[folder:Myth and Legend]]
* Railroad Bill was an African American outlaw who robbed trains and sold goods to the poor at a reduced price, like a Postbellum RobinHood. Aside from his skill with rifle, he was believed to use shapeshifting powers to evade capture time and time again.
* An old bit of German folklore talks about a marksman who makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the devil]] to obtain a set of seven magical bullets; six of them fly wherever the shooter aims them and strike their target without fail, while the seventh is controlled by the devil with predictably unfortunate results. This legend is also the inspiration for the opera ''Theatre/DerFreischuetz''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein'' supplement ''Sixguns & Sorcery'' has spellslingers, gunslingers who could enchant magical spells onto their bullets.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' had Hexslingers; a combination of a Huckster (a spell-caster) and a gunslinger, who specialised in spells that affected their shooting.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} magazine'' #71 has Murlynd, a "Quasi-Deity" of the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' campaign setting. He is able to shoot guns in combat as well as casting spells.
** The Spelljammer and ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' campaign settings had primitive firearms (e.g. flintlocks) that could be used by spellcasters.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsTheDragoning'' has the Magitek Gunner class follow this to a T. Their signature class feature is the Elemental Shot series of feats which allow them to apply magical effects to firearms attacks. They gain access to both spell schools and GunKata styles and a feat attained in the last level lets them pre-cast and store a spell into a gun.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. [[http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/wizard/archetypes/paizo---wizard-archetypes/spellslinger Spellslingers]] from the Ultimate Combat book. They are a wizard archetype who can use spells to magically enhance bullets.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
** Mages can cast spells, but smart ones will keep a firearm handy as well.
** Casting spells can cause fatigue damage as well as possible [[CastFromHitPoints body damage, or even death]].
** Gunslinger Adepts can use their magic powers to enhance their ranged combat skills, becoming something like Gunkata embracers, with a mix of gymnastics and dual-wielding pistols as their signature combat style.
* Most pyskers in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' prefer to fight at long range, though using their powers to assist their shots is more of an RPG occurence (TabletopGame/DarkHeresy, etc.).
** Taken to extremes with the fanmade Imperial Guard unit, the ''[[FanFic/FirstMembranes 1st Membranes]]'', who are almost ''all'' psykers, resulting in an entire army of these.
* ''Warmachine'' of ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' has many examples.
** Cygnaran Gun Mages cast spells through their magelock pistols. This frequently takes the form of creating DepletedPhlebotinumShells by casting their spells on the bullet itself.
** All Warcasters are accomplished mages, and many carry a gun of some kind with a HandCannon being the most common sidearm. They can spend Focus to improve accuracy or damage, and some have spells or abilities which improve their ranged attacks. A few Warlocks have firearms as well.
** Allister Caine takes it up to 11 by being both a Gun Mage and a Warcaster, [[GunsAkimbo dual wielding]] magelock pistols. Kara Sloane is a FriendlySniper Warcaster.
** Characters in the Iron Kingdoms RPG can take Gun Mage as a career.
* In the ''World of Darkness'' both [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Old]] and [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness New]], while characters in any game can be proficient with firearms, Mages and Werewolves are the best known for enchanting their guns or otherwise incorporating them into their magic. In [[RecycledInSpace historical supplements]], similar effects can be done with bows.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series allows the player to use Plasmids/Vigors in addition to a selection of guns and [[GrenadeLauncher RPGs]].
* The Traveller is the source of the "Space Magic" featured in Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}''. This is most notable in [[BountyHunter the Hunter]] [[TheGunslinger Gunslinger]] subclass and both [[BadassBookworm Warlock]] subclasses.
* ''VideoGame/BulletWitch'' pretty much has this trope as its basis. Protagonist Alicia has a magical gun that looks like a broomstick, can morph into either sniper rifle, shotgun or gatling gun, and its ammo is reloaded with magic. Not to mention her deadly mass-destruction spells when things get really hairy.
* In ''Videogame/{{Bayonetta}}'', the Umbra Witches fight with a combination of guns and black magic, either to augment their physical abilities or to summon up demons or torture devices to execute their enemies. Such is their skill with both guns and magic that they are quite capable of ''quadruple wielding'' any gun, their witch powers being used to fire the ones [[ArmedLegs mounted on their feet]].
* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', any character from the 18th century onward (starting with Dr. Maximilian Roivas) can be this, as guns are prominently featured as weapons, and use of the game's TomeOfEldritchLore allows for spellcasting.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and its spin offs has Vincent Valentine who is a SquishyWizard style character who wields various firearms as his basic attacks. In his SpinOff title the VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus he can even fire magic bullets by equipping different materia to his gun. The game also features ArmCannon wielding ScaryBlackMan Barret Wallace, who can use the same Materia as everyone else but his [[MightyGlacier strengths lie elsewhere]].
** Irvine Kinneas from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is a sharpshooter who specializes in shotguns and rifles, and who learns how to use [[SummonMagic Guardian Forces]] and [[VancianMagic para-magic]] after being recruited into the party.
** The Gun Mage Dressphere in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' can learn [[PowerCopying Blue Bullet]] spells from fiends in addition to firing DepletedPhlebotinumShells to hit certain monsters for massive damage
** The Machinist and Shikari jobs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' [[NoExportForYou IZJS]] can equip guns and learn [[TimeMaster Time Magic]] and WhiteMagic, respectively.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has Sazh who wields GunsAkimbo and is your most potent spellcaster when it comes to {{Status Buff}}s.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'', Cater and King are students of a [[WizardingSchool Magical]] MilitarySchool both wield firearms (GunsAkimbo and a [[MagicBullets Magic Gun]]).
* Lucca from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fights with a pistol, and becomes the party's [[PlayingWithFire fire-mage]] once they get trained in spellcasting.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' typically do battle by VoluntaryShapeshifting into magic-wielding demons, but they're all competent in the use of firearms when in human-form.
** In ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'', some Persona-users supplement their magic abilities with a firearm of some kind:
*** In the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' and ''VideoGame/Persona5'', your party members can use firearms in addition to their Persona abilities (and melee weapons), with Maki Sonomura from ''1'' being a rare double example who wields both a pistol ''and'' a bow. In ''Persona 5'', the guns themselves are sort of magical; they're basically airsoft replicas in the real world, but the Metaverse gives them lethal power thanks to ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.
*** ''VideoGame/Persona2'': Maya Amano has dual pistols, Eikichi Mishina carries a machine gun disguised as a guitar case, and Katsuya Suou has a handgun.
*** ''VideoGame/Persona3'': Antagonist Takaya Sakaki carries a revolver.
*** ''VideoGame/Persona4'': Private detective Naoto Shirogane favors pistols, while [[spoiler:the murderer has his police-issued handgun]].
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'''s [[GravityMaster biotics]] invariably enter combat armed with some form of gun in addition to their powers. Thane in particular stands out as a biotic sniper (the only such squadmate in the trilogy).
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series, whose combat is almost entirely gun-based, the Sirens are women with various psionic abilities. Lilith can transit another dimension, while Maya can temporarily trap a foe inside it.
* In the SpaceWestern MMORPG ''VideoGame/WildStar'', the Spellslinger class (shown in the page image) is a "GunsAkimbo Mage" that fires enchanted bullets.
* Xigbar and his human self Braig from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is a SpaceMaster, and goes GunsAkimbo with his [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms Arrowguns.]]
* Lita from ''VideoGame/BreathOfDeathVII'' is both a gun user and PlayerParty's dedicated BlackMage.
* Illia Animi from ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' uses dual pistols as her weapons of choice, and can utilize supportive magic along with water/ice based offensive magic.
* Legretta the Quick from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss, uses dual pistols as well as some offensive magic.
* When playing on the special Halloween map Helltower, any of the player characters of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' can start casting spells they pick up around the map while still using their guns as normal.
* In the Korean MMORPG ''VideoGame/{{Kritika}}'', handguns are the WeaponOfChoice for the mage class.
* Corvo Attano and Daud from ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' are both this and [[MagicKnight Magic Knights]], using the powers granted to them by [[HumanoidAbomination the Outsider]] in tandem with ranged weapons such as pistols and crossbows.
* ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'':
** The later games tend to feature this type of character, with earlier games featuring Arcane Archers (see below), frequently from the Grassrunner and Forest clans. Thanks to the Master/Apprentice system from 3 and 4, it's easy enough to make them either focus in one area, or develop them equally in both.
** VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII has Momo, a Grassrunner who fights as TheRedMage for the team. She uses a giant bazooka that lets her hit as hard as the team's heaviest hitters, and knows a variety of healing, support, and attack magic. She leans a bit more towards magic; her bazooka [[PowerfulButInaccurate packs a huge punch but has terrible accuracy]], but it's easy enough to compensate for it with the right equipment.
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' features Ursula, who uses handguns and shotguns and is the game's [[KillItWithFire fire-magic specialist]]. Her stats tend to lean more towards physical combat, but she's no slouch with her spells either.
* The [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 128th Champion]] of ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Jhin, the Virtuoso, was confirmed to be this. WordOfGod has stated that while most of Jhin's equipment was made by an Ionian Hextech manufacturer, including his gun and the Hextech Mass Accelerator[[note]]The giant thing on his right shoulder[[/note]] he carries. But his bullets and lotus traps, [[http://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/miscellaneous/WUwqmxEZ-new-champion-qa-jhin-the-virtuoso?comment=00080002 he crafted himself and are magic powered, instead of gunpowder like a regular bullet]].
* The Psyshot class in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal'' combines PsychicPowers with guns and [[{{Steampunk}} Steamtech]] to do things like shoot a bullet that inflicts paranoia on the enemy and causes them to attack at random, or create a psychic explosion of shrapnel that inflicts {{Knockback}} and stun on everything nearby.
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' has several flavors of this in both the generic starter decks and the faction-specific ones.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{XCom}}'' games, psionic human soldiers and some aliens are still able to use guns and other conventional weapons.
* VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia introduces [[TheGunslinger Albus]], a member of the titular Order. The Order uses Glyphs, special symbols imbued with magic, to fight monsters. While the protagonist, Shanoa, can use Glyphs by imprinting them on her skin (easily accesible through the power of a SexyBacklessOutfit), she's the only known human that can do this. Albus instead uses Glyphs by channeling them with a [[CoolGun magic flintlock]] that shoots out spells and bullets imbued with magic.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' features Mesa and Harrow, whose void powers supplement their gunplay. Mesa has the ability to store up damage with each hit and later release it all at once on a single enemy and has the ability "Shooting Gallery" that causes the weapons of nearby enemies to mysteriously jam and prevent them from shooting back. Harrow takes it much further in that his abilities support the team through heals and buffs based on how much damage he does, with headshots resulting in much bigger buffs, and his first ability not only freezes enemies in place but forces them into poses that make headshots even easier to attain.
* Billy Lee Black of ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' utilizes revolvers, magic-enhanced guns and shotguns, and he's wields [[CombatMedic powerful healing magics]].

* The WeirdWest world of ''Webcomic/SixGunMage'' is built around an order of gunmages, who use magic CastFromHitpoints to enhance their aim, make their shots explode or charge them with other forms of energy, and so on. The main protagonist, Kylie, is one such gunmage. [[spoiler:It turns out she has far greater magical potential than most other gunmages, allowing her to use a specially crafted repeater to make shots, whereas the rapid fire rate and resulting drain of the repeater would kill other gunmages.]]
* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has an AmazonBrigade called the Gun Witches. Not much is known about them, but from what has been seen so far they definitely qualify for this trope.
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': With the setting being more of an AfterTheEnd world that got a TheMagicComesBack episode, guns are still around. Among the mages seen in the story, Lalli always has a rifle with him while scouting, and is actually seen using it on-panel in Chapter 13. Since the PowerStrainBlackout exists in this setting, it's also most likely best to avoid using magic when a well-used weapon will have the same end result.

* In ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III is the perfect example of this. his first gun, The List, has 2 of it's 6 barrels enchanted with fire and ice. Later, he takes the Magic Initiate feat (warlock), which allows him to cast the spells Hex, Minor Illusion, and Friends.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Kanan Jarrus of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a "[[SamuraiCowboy Cowboy Jedi]]" who uses a blaster in addition to his [[LaserBlade lightsaber]]. No surprise, as Jedi are hunted by TheEmpire.

!!!Arcane Archer

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' features the {{Miko}} Kikyo and her {{Reincarnation}} Kagome, who both wield a bow and arrow to focus their [[HolyHandGrenade spiritual magic]].
* Quincy from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' namely the Ishida family use archery to channel their Reishi into arrows. The Quincy from Vandenreich also use bows or crossbows.
* Gowther from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' uses magically created {{Energy Bow}}s and energy based arrows that inflict illusion based spells on opponents.
* Signum from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has an attack called "[[GratuitousGerman Sturmfalken]]". Her CoolSword [[SwissArmyWeapon Laevatein]] takes the form of a bow, "[[GratuitousGerman Bogenform]]", and then Signum creates a magical arrow that creates a big explosion. In the movie adaptation of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the energy around the arrow takes the form of a fire falcon.
* Cure Aqua has an attack called "Sapphire Arrow" in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''; she creates a bow and arrows made of water.
* Cure Beauty from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' gains an upgraded attack called "Beauty Blizzard Arrow"; she turns her [[DualWielding two ice swords]] into an ice bow and creates an ice arrow.
* Cure Heart from ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has an attack called "Heart Shoot"; she uses her magical bow to fire a gigantic [[HeartBeatDown heart]] like an arrow. The group attack "Lovely Force Arrow" follows the same principle, only there are four Pretty Cures who bows and arrows.
* [[FriendlySniper Sinon's]] ALO character in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' is primarily an archer, but she can supplement her skills with magic to enchant {{Trick Arrow}}s on the fly.
* Elves in ''Manhwa/PhDPhantasyDegree'' can use magic to create bows and arrows. Iris is especially talented in materializing magic arrows.

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series: Mustrum Ridcully is a wizard who likes to hunt animals with a crossbow in his spare time.
* ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' series: After Conall loses to Dhugal in an informal archery contest early in ''The King's Justice'', Kelson explains to Dhugal why it wouldn't have been fair for him to have joined the competition, and he shoots an arrow "precisely in the center of the target." Then he demonstrates how he can use his Deryni powers to enhance his archery skills, shooting a second arrow exactly alongside the length of his first. Dhugal is suitably astonished when Alaric Morgan does likewise at Kelson's request (without looking at the target while he shoots); the result is four arrow shafts in a tight square in the target. The scene foreshadows their parts [[spoiler: in the rescue of Duncan from Loris and Sicard; Kelson and Morgan use their powers to deflect the arrows of Loris' archers as they shoot at the captive Duncan.]]
* In Literature/CodexAlera, one of the powers of [[GreenThumb woodcrafters]] is the ability to fire arrows with supernatural accuracy.
* In Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy, Durzo Blint at one point used his Talent to load arrows into his bow as soon as he fired the last one, effectively creating a rapid-fire bow.
* In the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' series, various characters (mostly Eragon) use the magic word "Brisingr" before firing an arrow, which covers the arrowhead in blue flames, and makes it burst into a large ball of flames on impact with the target.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Any spellcasting character proficient in archery would qualify. In 3.X Edition (and ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'') a ranger with the archery Combat Style is a particular example, gaining archery-improving feats and a handful of nature- and hunting-related spells.
** The arcane archer prestige class combines both archery and spellcasting into one class, with the signature ability of [[SpellBlade imbuing area spells into arrows]] to deliver them from great distances.
** There is also the marksman, a {{ps|ychicPowers}}ionic class that specializes in ranged attacks. The specialization includes options for enhancing either crossbow or bow attacks.
** 4th edition has the Seeker, the Primal power source equivalent to the Ranger class. Their bows fire missiles made of primal magic. There's also the Euphonic Bow paragon path for Bards, which is all about using their magic songs to enhance their marksmanship (and vice-versa).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
** Dark Sun Gwyndolin from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' is geared with the Darkmoon Bow, which fires magical Darkmoom Arrows towards people who trespass his room. [[DudeLooksLikeALady He]] also has a catalyst for casting powerful sorceries.
** Aldrich, Saint of the Deep from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' [[spoiler:uses the upper body of Gwyndolin he's been devouring to fight against you.]] He's geared with the same equipment used by Gwyndolin, but he uses a more aggressive combat style, and he can launch a RainOfArrows upon you.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The series features more than a few archers who also specialize in magical attacks as well.
** Maria, a LadyOfBlackMagic in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' also specializes in wielding a bows by default. The original NES Version however has Bow type weapons reduce magical power.
** Rosa who is one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of the WhiteMagicianGirl in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' can also wield a bow and arrow and has a specialized AlwaysAccurateAttack to take advantage of an otherwise low accuracy weapon.
** Serah who doubles with MagicKnight due to BowAndSwordInAccord in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''.
** Trey from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'', who follows TheStraightAndArrowPath while attending a [[WizardSchool Magical]] MilitaryAcademy.
** Phoebe from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' who was part of ArcherArchtype and TheRedMage.
* ''Videogame/DragonsDogma'' has the Magick Archer class, a Mage/Strider hybrid class who uses Magick Bows to fire magical shots with homing properties. Some of it's techniques involve bolts of ice magic capable of {{Roboteching}} in on enemies, lightning shots that [[PinballProjectile bounce all around the walls]] and fire shots that act as a time-delayed bomb.
* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', the titular Princess Zelda is always something of a sorceress and on many occasions will take up arms with a bow and arrow mostly to fire the [[LightEmUp Light]] [[ElementalWeapon Arrows]].
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Revali, a [[BirdPeople Rito]] archer who also has [[BlowYouAway wind-based magic]] that allows him to rise up in the air rapidly.
* Elven rangers in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'' are able to enchant their arrows with harmful spells.
* The early ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' like II, III, and IV had the Archer class. Besides being good with bows and crossbows, they also could equip medium armors, some weapons, and got arcane magic spells. It shows up in later games, too -- ''VI'' and ''VII'' had the Archer class in more-or-less the same, allowing for game-mechanics, way as the early games (with the mage part made rather explicit by fact that in both games one of the class promotion ranks was Warrior Mage), ''VIII'' had the Dark Elf race/class which was the same plus some special tricks.
* Minamoto no Hiromasa in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' is a talented archer and is well-versed in ''kekkaijutsu'', even though his real-life historical counterpart was known for being a ''musician''.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the hunter class has many arrows with special effects. Most of them are [[TrickArrow Trick Arrows]], but some, such as Arcane Shot and Black Arrow, are undeniably magic. In addition, most of their special shots do some form of magic damage. Also, since hunters can use both guns and (cross)bows, they could also fit the Magic Gunman type.
* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', features a few in the form of hero units Priestess of the Moon (the most notable being Tyrande Whisperwind) has a ranged attack and boosts ranged abilities of surrounding units, but can also cast spells as well as Dark Ranger's like Sylvanas who favored Necromancy and the Naga Sea Witch who favored storm flavored spells.
* Marle from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fights with a crossbow, and becomes the party's ice-mage once they get trained in spellcasting.
* The ''Videogame/{{Diablo}}'' series each features one such character playable starting with the Rogue, an archer who was the middle ground of magic users between the Sorcerer and the Warrior, the Amazon whose archery was supplemented by support magic such as making enemies glow, which make them easier targets and summoning {{Valkyries}}. The [[DemonSlayer Demon Hunter]] in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' favors {{Automatic Crossbow}}s and using BlackMagic against the demons themselves.
* The Force Archer class of ''Cabal Online'' can also fit in this trope with their Astral Bow weapon.
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is a very viable build. The most popular form is the "Witch Hunter" build which combines boosts to Marksmanship with [[SummonMagic Conjuration]], [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]], and [[ItemCrafting Enchanting]]. Summon an [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation ethereal "Bound Bow"]], summon a couple of meat-shield mooks, and use poisoned arrows to strike down foes quickly. Alternatively, enchant a standard bow for extra magical damage. The "Nightblade" build boots Marksmanship and [[MasterOfIllusion Illusion]], allowing you to turn invisible to sneak up on foes for [[CriticalHitClass critical hits]] or to [[HitAndRunTactics safely retreat]] to a safe distance once the fighting has begun. (''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' does away with the pre-made classes, but you can still create this build by developing the same skills and investing in the right perks.)
* Raven in ''Videogame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' is both a skilled archer and a mage who learns spells from the [[MakingASplash Water]] and [[HealingHands White Necromancy]] colleges of magic.
* Ronyx in ''VideoGame/StarOcean1'' taught himself how to use both bows and offensive magic when time travel separated him from his preferred phasers. This backfired on him a bit in the UpdatedRerelease, since staves were changed to boost the wielders' magic power while bows give no bonus just like the original version.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Blackguards}}'', Niam is an archer who can use magic.
* The ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
** In the remakes of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', which no longer force Garr to choose between equipping a bow or his [[EmpathicWeapon Swordian]], he is both a MagicKnight and a Mage Marksman.
** Everyone in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' can use both magic and physical arts. The archer, Nanaly, is no exception.
** Natalia of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is a CombatMedic variant.
** Raven of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' combines his bow with powerful wind magic.
* The Elf of ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' has this as one of her potential builds. Investing in Elemental Lore allows her to cast a variety of spells depending on her surroundings, providing her with additional utility and firepower to complement her bow and arrows.
* ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'':
** The first two games feature this character type, before switching over to Magic Gunman:
** The [[VideoGame/BreathOfFire original game]] has [[MeaningfulName Bow]], who fights with (you guessed it) a bow, and knows some low- and mid-level attack spells. However, he's a borderline example, since his spells will typically fall out of use before too long (thanks to his Wisdom and AP stats, both of which start low and have terrible growth rates).
** VideoGame/BreathOfFireII has Bo (not to be confused with Bow above), who fights with a crossbow and is by far the best healing-magic user on the team.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal'' also has the Temporal Warden, a class which combines archery, dual-weapon fighting, and [[TimeMaster Chrono]][[SpaceMaster mancy]]. Highlights include summoning versions of yourself from alternate time-lines to provide a RainOfArrows, firing an arrow that explodes into an UnrealisticBlackHole, or a melee strike that sprays out a wave of temporal distortion over nearby foes.
* Thorn in ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' decimates her enemies with arrows and special magic powers, such as blight fields, which deal significant area-of-effect damage. She can also apply her powers to her arrows, inflicting enemies with a damage-over-time effect called "curse".
* One of the best Aramon units in ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'' is the mage archer. In addition to having much longer range that regular archers, they can enchant their arrows with powerful spell effects.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Although most of Hanzo's abilities are handwaved with sufficiently advanced technology (sonic arrows function like echolocation, but through walls, for example), there's no real explanation for the spirit dragons he summons with his ultimate. Theories abound that they are hard light projections activated through cybernetics in his tattoo, but no explanation has yet been given. Or for how he ''curves'' an arrow in the "Dragons" short.
* In ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'', both [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} the original game's]] Maki Sonomura and ''VideoGame/Persona3''[='s=] Yukari Takeba use bows in addition to their potent Persona-based magic. Maki in particular is a rare double example who also wields pistols.
* This is a viable build for Angelo in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', particularly in the 3DS UpdatedRerelease which gives him more skill points.

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* Opal in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is also an example of this trope. Since she's a fusion gem, she can fuse the weapons of the two gems that she's made of, [[spoiler:Amethyst and Pearl]], into an ''EnergyBow'' which shoots magic arrows.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', and the game it's based upon, has the Cra character class [[SdrawkcabName ("bow" in French is "arc")]]. They can fire a wide variety of magical arrows at [[MoreDakka machine gun rates]] and even shoot clouds down (literally - Eva did this to water a field once).
* Lord Balthazar in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' isn't above using weapons such as muskets and crossbows in addition to magic against the Smurfs if it suits his purpose.