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->"''Able to resolve most conflicts with either spell or sword. They are a deadly mix of scholar and soldier.''"
-->-- In-game description of the battlemage class, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''

Most mages are of the SquishyWizard variety, able to work eldritch wonders but [[GlassCannon not take a punch]]. And most warriors are {{Magically Inept Fighter}}s, able to deal and take devastating damage, but his range is limited to the length of his weapon. But who said you can't have the best of both worlds? Whether he's a wizard who picked up a melee weapon and some spiffy armor, or a warrior who learned to cast a few spells, this guy is every bit as deadly with both spell and sword.

For the purposes of [[CompetitiveBalance game]] [[PVPBalanced balance]], he'll either be [[MasterOfNone weaker at spell and sword]] than a pure fighter or mage, [[MightyGlacier generally slower]], somehow otherwise [[StoneWall limited to being defensive]], or he'll be TheHero, who is expected to be the most powerful character anyway. Usually, the Magic Knight will specialize in a particular class of magic (attack or healing, for instance), effectively making him a hybrid of only two "classes", rather than being an out-and-out [[AnAdventurerIsYou "Jack"]] of ''[[TheRedMage all]]'' trades. However, being a total JackOfAllStats is also possible, depending on the game.

Another form of balance may be found in their spell loadout. Instead of the wide variety of spells a normal spellcaster can use, they tend to focus on {{Status Buff}}s and direct attack spells. Other typical abilities for this class may include infusing their [[ElementalPunch bodies]] or [[SpellBlade weapons]] with [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental powers]]. Doing the same with StandardStatusEffects is not unknown either.

OlderThanPrint, as the [[NorseMythology Norse god]] Odin (who also [[TropeCodifier made]] the RobeAndWizardHat convention), was both an accomplished wizard and a powerful warrior.

ThePaladin is a Magic Knight who's centered around [[HolyHandGrenade Holy powers]] and [[TheHunter fighting the forces of darkness]]. The BlackKnight or TinTyrant may be one of these, usually with a focus of {{Necromanc|er}}y and [[CastingAShadow spells of darkness]]. Wizards that use their fists and feet instead of swords and shields go under KungFuWizard while those who favor firearms or a bow and arrow fall under MageMarksman. Contrast ArmorAndMagicDontMix. A Magic Knight whose magic focuses on healing is a form of CombatMedic.

See also the MagicalGirlWarrior sister trope[=/=]genre for magical girls who use magic, sparkly weapons, frilly armor, and ThePowerOfFriendship to kick evil's ass.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Shinigami are a military of ghostly warriors who protect the balance of souls between world and save humans from hollows. Although their primary focus is on channelling their power through their weapons, they do have the ability to use [[MagicByAnyOtherName kidou]]. Those shinigami that manage to become kidou masters are therefore known for their ability to fight with both magic and weapons in battle. Level 90s kidou has such a mystique among shinigami that anyone who is capable of using it is extremely powerful. Yamamoto, Aizen, Urahara, Tessai and Hacchi are the only Kidou Masters who have so far used such powerful kidou. Aizen, Urahara and Hacchi have further developed their own customised high-level kidou techniques. Lieutenants such as Hisagi, Iba and Rukia are also well know for their kidou ability. Iba defied the 11th division tradition to learn kidou so that he could become a lieutenant in an unusually short space of time. Hisagi is a very balanced physical/magical fighter and Rukia's an expert at double-chanting (casting two spells at the same time). It's strongly implied that Yumichika is also a Kidou Expert due to his combat weapon's specialisation, which he keeps secret due to the 11th division being anti-kidou. [[spoiler:it's confirmed in the final arc.]]
** Unohana is the specialist CombatMedic of the military, her healing kidou being second to none (within the Gotei 13, that is). [[spoiler: It's eventually confirmed she used to be an AxCrazy MartialMedic who used her healing kidou to keep herself and her opponent alive for as long as possible just so she could enjoy a good fight.]]
** Byakuya is famous for his kidou ability and regularly supplements his fights with carefully placed, and extremely powerful kidou.
** Hinamori is famous for her kidou ability. She was able to drive three fraccions to their resureccion through a complicated stacking of several kidou spells. Prior to that, she had more infamously escaped gaol by destroying the ward a captain had created around the prison and then cloaking herself well enough to go unnoticed by even the captains for a while. The final arc reveals she knows healing kido too.
** Kira used to be a member of the Fourth Division so is one of the few shinigami outside the Fourth Division to have mastered high-level healing kidou. He also makes liberal use of kidou in battle, due to his zanpakutou being a very specialist tool designed for executing his opponents rather than fighting them to the death.
** Nanao gained her position as lieutenant on the basis of her exceptional kidou ability. Although kidou is made up of reishi, something quincies are experts at controlling, it still takes Haschwalth longer than he'd planned to break down the barrier she set up to protect Kyouraku from him.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch Lamperouge, despite being a bona fide SquishyWizard outside a mecha, is sometimes capable of holding his own against many of the [[HumongousMecha knightmare frame]] aces throughout the series while [[AwesomenessByAnalysis piloting his own custom frame, the Shinkiro]].
** Lelouch isn't really a good pilot either, and still relies on strategy on a personal scale, so in mecha combat he's more a case of WeakButSkilled.
*** It probably helps that his mech is designed specifically for defensive/strategy purposes, and that he himself had piloting experience previous to the rebellion via the giant pizza-making attempts of years past (using his mother's old frame, the Ganymede). He seems to be a case of an average-to-decent pilot going up against aces on a regular basis, making his very survival rather impressive, considering how close to death he's come at times.
*** Once he gets Shinkiro, he also benefits from its non-standard control scheme, which seems to work far better for Lelouch than standard Knightmare Frame controls.
* Dai from DaiNoDaibouken is this, being TheHero of a DragonQuest based series: first as a swordsman that learns some offensive magic, and then enchanting his sword with fire and lightning. Baran also counts: he's a Dragon Knight, a creature that has the willpower of humans, the magic of demons and the strenght of dragons and is tasked to keep the balance between the three.
* Erza from ''Manga/FairyTail'', big time. Her type of magic is actually called "the knight" and is specifically about summoning swords and armor with various magical effects (though she abuses it and also uses her powers to change into pajamas, construction uniforms, a few dresses, and a bunny suit). Although it's not clear if she actually owns any other clothes than the Exquip ones.
** A flashback showed that her powers still work on non-magical items, so it's entirely possible that she's simply [[MundaneUtility using Exquip to change into regular clothes.]]
** EVERYBODY in ''Fairy Tail'' is a fighter/mage, its just too hard to make a shonen action manga without heavy fighter element. Erza is more of a fighter than a mage. She's basically just a fighter who summons magical equipment; just about every fighter in fiction uses magical equipments anyways.
* Almost all mages in ''[[LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'' are capable of some form of close combat or other. Fate and her weapon's [[SinisterScythe Scythe]] form being a prominent early example. Later, the practitioners of the Belka style of magic are literal Magic Knights (and are even called such), focusing mostly on physical power boosted by magic.
** The only exceptions (so far) are Hayate (the single, strongest GlassCannon currently exist in universe) who followed SquishyWizard rule for not having [[BeehiveBarrier defensive]] and [[AirJousting melee]] skills ''whatsoever'' (except in the game).
*** It's possible that if Hayate were to try to enhance her physical body, that she'd tear herself to pieces. Her magic has control issues such that her smallest spells require evacuation orders.
* Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' is a possible TropeNamer. The three protagonists are all gifted with [[ElementalPowers elemental]] magic and evolving swords and use both extensively in their mission. The video game adaptation refines their roles to balance the gameplay (Hikaru is a GlassCannon, Umi is a FragileSpeedster, and Fuu is a combination of TheMedic and StoneWall, plus their elemental specialties). In Part II we also have Lantis, a powerful sorcerer/swordsman who has the title of "Cail" which, in Cephiran, means "magic knight but not ''the'' legendary Magic Knights."
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' the magic knight is a magical brawler who makes use of quick melee attacks, or quick magic attacks. Negi becomes this after learning martial arts from Ku Fei, and learns better magic attacks from Evangeline, and Rakan. Nagi is the best Magic Knight around.
** Kotarou despises mages because of their squishiness, so he encourages Negi to choose the MagicKnight path instead.
** Kamo calls Setsuna by the trope name [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v04/c030/13.html here]] after he sees her using spell tags to form a defense.
** [[spoiler:[[MilitarySchool Ariadne]] Knight Yue]] is somewhere along the lines of Magic Cavalryman, since her training is based on broom riding for combat. Her sword and armor is also of more textbook appearance of this class compared to Mage Samurai Setsuna and [[KungFuWizard Mage Brawler]] Negi.
** [[OldMaster Evangeline A.]][[OurVampiresAredifferent K. McDowell]] is an odd case. During her initial appearance, she is described as a [[SquishyWizard typical western mage]] and requires [[BattleButler Chachamaru]] to cover her while she prepares [[WaveMotionGun the big spells]]. Recent appearance however shows her to be a ''terrifying'' [[KungfuWizard magic brawler]], capable of executing deadly magically powered up melee skills to complement her bombardment ones. She ''[[BrickJoke did]]'' say early on that as you improved the differences between magic knights and mages grew insignificant, after all.
* Yuusha of ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha''. He's quite the swordsman, and famed as such, but he has a handy-dandy teleport spell, is a good enough magical healer that their party didn't need a dedicated one, and is shown in one of the manga adaptations blasting through multiple squads of demons at once with lightning.
* A great lot of the cast in ''PrismArk''.
* This seems to be the standard for the {{Magical Girl}}s of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''; the loadout seems to be the ability to materialize weapons, boosted physical attributes, a unique ability, and rarely-used energy blasts.
** To be specific: None of the main five cast spells that are directly offensive. They all summon weapons from {{Hammerspace}} and either strafe with bows, [[SmallGirlBigGun rifles and guns]], or fight [[BladeOnAStick melee]]. [[CombatPragmatist Homura]] is the most triumphant example, using a [[spoiler: magical time machine and HyperspaceArsenal to]] unleash an unholy payload [[spoiler: of bullets and bombs she stole from the {{Yakuza}} and the military]]...
* Sieg Hart, in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' manages to take out 1000+ mages by taking advantage of their preference for long range fights and beating the crap out of them with a magic absorbing sword rather than waste his own magic abilities on them.
* Ashram in ''RecordOfLodossWar''.
** Not always. Most of the time (OVA and TV series) he's just a normal (if BadAss) knight, but in "Legend of Crystania", he gets possessed by an evil god...
* ''RuneSoldierLouie'' - supposedly pure mage with a questionable magical aptitude but makes up with his lack of competence as a mage being what he looks to be: a brawny fighter.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Despite being a senshi, Sailor Uranus is strong physically and often prefers to bash rather then magically attack, the enemies. Has a magical sword as add-on weapon.
** The [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] makes Venus one: with the others she's prone to physically attack the enemy with melee weapons (usually her chain, but has been shown summoning an energy sword and actually killed [[BigBad Beryl]] with a stone sword) or just kick it into oblivion, and as [[Manga/CodeNameSailorV Sailor V]] she regularly bashed the MonsterOfTheWeek before finishing it with a magical attack, or, in one exception, just beheaded it with a katana.
** Tuxedo Mask is one in the manga as well; he gains some powerful attacks to go alongside his swordsmanship, unlike his [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] counterpart.
* Lina Inverse from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' is primarily a wizard, but also has prowess with a sword. Most of the time, though, she relies on her spells to attack. Zelgadis is an even straighter example, being a far better and stronger swordsman than her, and a highly powerful shaman in his own right. Even Amelia gets in on the act being able to cast some quite potent shamanistic spells and a mean hand to hand fighter. Lina's sister is also implied to be this, being both the vessel for the fragment of a god and said to be capable of defeating a plasma dragon with just a kitchen knife. Lina, Zelgadis and Amelia also all have spells that take advantage of their dual skills. Lina has [[CoolSword Ragna Blade]], a powerful spell that takes the form of a sword, Zel has [[SpellBlade Astral Vine]] that temporarily imbues his sword with powerful magic and Amelia has Vizfarank that has a similar effect to Astral Vine on her fists.
* [[ActionGirl Kaori]] of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' was really the only person to beat Touma because she didn't actually rely on [[spoiler:her powers as a Saint]] and instead just used a sword. Granted, it's not actually magic. It's implied to actually be ''better'' than magic.
** Acqua of the Back and the Knight Leader are highly skilled warriors and supreme mages.
* Fay of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', also by CLAMP, looks the part of a SquishyWizard but is a capable fighter even when he swears off using magic.
** Later in the same series, [[spoiler: the replacement Syaoran is a strong melee fighter, and then turns out to be a very powerful mage as well (the other Syaoran had no magic.) Turns out he was hiding his magical ability from ''Fai'' so as not to trigger Fai's hidden time-bomb curse.]]
* CLAMP uses these characters in Fuuma and Kamui in ''{{X1999}}'' also.
* Wales/Magic Knights from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''.
* In ''Manga/Rain'', the titular Rain vowed to become the WorldsStrongestMan after a gang of brigands murdered a childhood friend and her grandmother while he was powerless to stop it. To this end, he not only became a MasterSwordsman, he even mastered magic. He also wields an InfinityPlusOneSword and absorbed the lifeforce and power of a dragon, granting him an AntiMagic shield as a bonus. He's one of the best (if not the best) warrior in the world and he's a lot better at magic than most dedicated mages. While he's not the only Magic Knight in the series, few if any of the others approach him in ability.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DoctorFate not only wields sorcery of a power and diversity that rivals [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange his nearest Marvel Universe counterpart]] -- he also has the classic power suite of a FlyingBrick, ''above and beyond'' those magical abilities.
* Comicbook/GhostRider might not be duking it out with TheHulk or TheMightyThor but he usually fights his demonic foes physically. But he also posesses {{Hellfire}}, can reconstitute himself and heal others, and his most powerful weapon is the [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the Penance stare]].
* ''Grimjack'' is primarily a warrior, but he knows somethings about magic. He's better with guns and swords though. It's stated while he has a great deal of magical power, he doesn't have a great deal of control over the power.
* TheMightyThor. Though his magical ability is mostly limited to WeatherManipulation, he has shown surprising proficiency with illusion magic in recent years, noting that he learned a few things while growing up with Selfdemonstrating/{{Loki}}.
** Not that Loki himself isn't this trope when matched against non-Asgardian opponents, he might be more on the ''Magic'' side but what he lacks in ''Knight'' tends to balance with [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]].
* The eponymous ''{{Spawn}}'' has a vast array of magical powers in addition to his superhuman strength and endurance. These include teleportation, necromancy, and firing blasts of necroplasmic energy.
* The [[AnotherDimension other-dimensional]], [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot six-armed, cyborg, warrior-sorceress]] Spiral from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' series.
* Really, in a way the entire superhero genre is a modernization of this trope. (Or this trope is superheroes [[DoingInTheScientist reverse engineered]]), with exceptions being a [[BadassNormal pedigree of their own]]
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Jon Snow in ''Fanfic/ADragonOfTheNorth''. Due to the setting's LowFantasy nature, this makes him a force to be reckoned with. [[DramaPreservingHandicap Even though he doesn't use it openly.]]
* In ''Fanfic/AGrowingAffection'', Naruto and to a lesser degree Hinata become this trope, balancing melee attacks with medium to long range jutsu.
* The dwarven noble protagonist in ''Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns'' [[spoiler:harbors a tear in the Veil]] that enables him to become a BarrierWarrior and use RazorWind sword attacks, plus augment his physical abilities (though it takes an active effort). Unfortunately, it also comes with a wild magic effect that makes healing spells mostly useless on him and can cause spells to have unpredictable effects. Friendly fire included.
* In ''Fanfic/MassEffectHumanRevolution'', Aleph and Johann Ramsus are both {{Master Swordsm|an}}en and very powerful biotics.
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'':
** Applies to all the winged unicorns, especially Rhymey.
** Harkin from ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'' has shades of this too.
** [[spoiler: Spike as the Dragon Knight]].
* ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorld'' has the crusaders of [[TheOrder the Holy Order of Juno]]. Oh, and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Argath Iruvedla]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the [[FilmOfTheBook film of]] ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', [[BigBad The White Witch Jadis]] went into battle with a sword and a wand of petrification. A pretty nasty combination by anyone's standards, and she put both to pretty good use.
* Gandalf of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' fame was never a SquishyWizard, and the Creator/PeterJackson films showcased this. When faced with a Balrog, a giant nightmarish demon about fifteen feet or more in height, Gandalf tries using his magic first, but when that fails, he engages it with his sword and defeats it. He's also seen fighting in many other scenes in the LOTR movies as well as the first part of Jackson's ''Film/TheHobbit'', the only part released as of early 2013. This is consistent with the books.
* Believe it or not, ''Merlin'', the UrExample of the old wizard, once got up to this in the 1998 ''Film/{{Merlin}}'' film, where ''he'' wielded Excalibur before Arthur did, and used it to great effect. After all, he wasn't ''always'' old and frail.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Jedi use the Force to give them a number of magical powers as well as swordfight effectively with their lightsabers.
** Count Dooku in Episode II may most exemplify this, as he first defeated two Jedi effortlessly (Anakin and Obi-Wan), then fought Yoda with the Force to a draw, then finally fought Yoda with a lightsaber before finally retreating. It is unclear whether he was losing or simply realizing that fighting Yoda to the death was counterproductive. The effect was much improved by Creator/ChristopherLee, Dooku's actor, being an expert fencer.
** The fact that ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' is an AffectionateParody of ''Star Wars'' makes [[TheHero Lone Starr]] a parody of this trope as well.
* This is almost a requirement in TheSorcerersApprentice. It actually makes sense that every magic-user would also be adept in some sort of weapons or hand-to-hand training, as its specifically stated that TheMasquerade is to be kept up when possible, so it would make sense to be able to defend oneself without magic (and in the ages where Balthazar, Horvath and Sun Lok rose from, one needed to be able to defend oneself and others against a variety of mundane threats). This also explains why Drake and Dave aren't this trope and more of the SquishyWizard variety; one's a celebrity who undoubtedly has excellent security, and the other's a high-level student/researcher who has no need to learn self-defense.
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[[folder:Gamebooks]]
* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''The Citadel of Chaos'', the player is a master wizard with some additional swordsmanship skills. His (or her) spell selection doesn't include anything for destroying his enemies, though: Just stab your blade to their gut and be done with it. (The fire spell could, probably, be used to this purpose, but the book won't allow it.)
* Pip from the ''Literature/GrailQuest'' series uses both magic (being somewhat Merlin's disciple) and a sword (Excalibur Junior).
* ''Literature/LoneWolf'':
** Lone Wolf and the rest of the Kai are an order of divinely empowered Magic Knights, although most of their powers are [[PsychicPowers psychic in nature]].
** The Vakeros of Dessi are also an example, being warriors who use Old Kingdom Magic.
** In the Grand Master books, Lone Wolf can learn Old Kingdom Magic and Left-Handed Magic (called Kai Alchemy in the books) making him a true MagicKnight. At higher skill levels these two disciplines even provide spells that can actually be used in combat.
** On the villains' side, Lone Wolf can duel against a [[http://www.projectaon.org/en/xhtml/lw/10tdot/ill15.htm Ziran]] in Book 10, a Drakkar in full armor and fighting with a MagicWand.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Alien'' by Igor Dravin (''Чужак'', Игорь Дравин):
** All mages of the Hunters' Guild are {{MagicKnight}}s by necessity. Non-mages compensate either by being werebeasts or using ImplausibleFencingPowers.
** While the Rangers' Guild employs a few non-combat mages, e.g. for interrogation, those on the front-line also fit this trope.
** The Clan of the Lynx has few mages, but those combine their clan's undisputed martial skill with battle-honed magic.
** Vlad takes his pupils through TrainingFromHell, as their primary magic is mostly siege-grade RitualMagic, and later develops a style to use that school of magic for quick close combat spells.
** Death mages fuel their magic with the very "power of death" spilled in the area where sentients die. They are necessarily skilled in providing said power by killing the first opponents by mundane means, although prefer to leave the dirty work to their companions.
* Demons in Literature/ArtemisFowl: The Lost Colony are divided into two castes: ordinary demons develop no magical power, but metamorphose into monstrous forms when they come of age, while warlocks develop magical talent instead of muscle. [[spoiler:Demon warlord Leon Abbott managed to steal some magical power from a warlock when he interrupted a spellcasting ritual and caused a freak accident, and uses the stolen magic to secretly bewitch the rest of demonkind into serving him.]]
* Garion from the ''{{Belgariad}}'' series (by the same author as above) also qualifies, being both a skilled (eventually) sorcerer and wielder of a {{BFS}} with the MacGuffin stuck on its pommel.
* Veres from ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' feels comfortable with both his magic and his sword, and uses them to deadly effect. It's implied that most monster hunters are {{Magic Knight}}s, as even if one of their talents won't work on a [[OurMonstersAreDifferent darkling]], the other will, and they need extra reflexes and HealingFactor magic gives them.
* This goes back to 12th century ''chansons de geste'' with Maugis, Charlemagne's Wizard in Shining Armor.
* Pretty much all Citizens from ''Literature/CodexAlera'', as half the elements greatly bolster ability at swordfighting. Depending on the individual, they'll depend on swords or manifested furies to varying extents.
** It's also taken literally, in that the most powerful mages are usually recruited as royal knights. This is most [[IBelieveICanFly obvious]] with the [[BlowYouAway Knights Aeris]].
* Some could interpret various characters in the ''{{Darkover}}'' series this way, as many Comyn lords were both trained as warriors and also possessed [[PsychicPowers psionics]].
* Basically the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the Patryns from Literature/TheDeathGateCycle- as their magic is primarily physical in nature, easy to activate because it stems from the runes tattooed onto their bodies, and absolutely necessary to survive in the DeathWorld they're trapped in, they're the undisputed masters of combining it with more traditional combat skills. Even [[AntiVillain Lord Xar]], leader of the Patryns, despite looking like the stereotypical "robed and beared old wizard" and relying primarily on magic alone, is explicitly noted to be a deadly swordsman and in incredible condition for a man his age.
* Lots of these throughout the {{Deryni}} works, including:
** [[TheOrder The Orders]] of the Michaelines and the Anvillers are full of these types, specifically trained to be both warriors and mages.
** Alaric Morgan, Duke of Corwyn is Lord General of the Armies, King's Champion, and a Deryni sorcerer. His magic has the usual limits of all Deryni powers (requiring concentration to use it, for starters), and his arcane education is limited thanks to the [[BanOnMagic persecutions]].
** To a lesser extent, Duncan [=McLain=], Bishop-Duke of Cassan has both military and magical training. In addition to the limitations of Deryni magic, Duncan is a cleric who spent many years at university and in TheChurch, but he is shown both practising sword fighting and engaging in actual combat.
** Younger men coming into their own as warrior mages include King Kelson Haldane, Dhugal [=MacArdry=] [[spoiler: [=McLain=]]], and King Liam-Lajos II Furstįn.
* Mustrum Ridcully from Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}}. Oh, all of the Wizards like to get the occasional whack in with their staff, but Ridcully is definitely the best at it (aside from the librarian, an orangutan), and is pretty good in a boxing match (not common amongst wizards), and also owns a pretty good crossbow (ie, can take out two people with a single shot, and still keep going).
* Morrolan and Aliera from the ''{{Dragaera}}'' series. Canonically, Morrolan is a better swordsman and Aliera is a better sorcerer, but Vlad notes that this is usually irrelevant because they're both so good at either. Most Dragaeran warriors qualify, because they are naturally strong, sorcery is readily available, and they have extremely long lifespans to master both skills.
* Lord Ariakas in ''{{Dragonlance}}''. Bonus points for also being the most powerful man on Krynn until Raistlin's rise.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** This is {{justified}} by the Laws of Magic, which, among other things, forbid wizards from killing humans, and only humans, with magic, including using a gust of wind to push someone off of a cliff. Thus, all killing blows must be done with a sword or by some other means. Unless they're in self defense. But when the swords are spelled to ''cut through enemy enchantments'', why wouldn't you use them?
** Pretty much all the Wardens in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' qualify, and use both magic and melee to devastating effect. And, uh, revolvers, semiautomatics, the occasional shotgun, a grenade or two (Ramirez versus vampires) and even, on one remarkable occasion, [[NuclearOption a nuke]].
** A one-trick wizard who could call up hordes of mooks also carried a web of concussion grenades.
** Harry himself qualifies, showing himself to be more than capable with a sword as well as his favoured 'Dirty Harry Special' revolver.
** Both Lloyd Slate and Fix have shown to have excellent swordsmanship skills, in addition to the Winter and Summer magic they have at their command, making them ''literal'' [[MagicKnight Magic Knights]]. As of ''Changes'', [[spoiler: Harry is one as well.]]
* Serroi, of Jo Clayton's ''DuelOfSorcery'' and ''Dancer'' trilogies, develops a rather powerful innate magical ability over the course of the first series, but never seems to lose her formidable (especially considering she's ''[[WaifFu tiny]]'') martial skills. (In the hands of an author less skilled than Clayton, Serroi would probably have been a GodModeSue.)
* The Pandion Knights (and the other three Elene orders of Holy Knights) of Creator/DavidEddings' {{Elenium}}. Magic is technically considered heresy in their ChurchMilitant, since it involves [[ReligionIsMagic calling on foreign gods]], but the Knights get a [[OmniscientMoralityLicense special dispensation]].
* TheElricSaga: Elric of Melnibone. An Albino Wizard whose sword is cursed, giving him part of the LifeEnergy of the people he kills. He's specifically too weak to use most of the magic he knows, but after killing dozens of men in combat and feeding on their souls that can change. BTW he's the ''hero''.
** It's easy to forget because [[SoulCuttingBlade Stormbringer]] is so iconic, but Elric is actually a competent (if not necessarily superhuman) swordsman and highly skilled wizard even without the runeblade so long as he stays properly medicated. It's only when he has access to ''neither'' his sword nor the right drugs that his condition becomes a problem.
** Elric's also far from alone. Magic in the Young Kingdoms is largely slow and ritualistic, mostly involving getting the attention and help of supernatural entities who aren't exactly on speed dial (Elric ''can'' sometimes get help a bit faster in an emergency, but that's by virtue of having inherited all the ancient pacts between those beings and specifically the rulers of Melnibone), so a wizard who expects to see close combat once in a while is well advised to also brush up on their actual fighting skills. It's at the very least implied that many Melnibonean and Pan Tangian nobles are thus examples of this trope.
* Eyes of Silver, by MichaelStackpole, has two versions: the Church holds any use of magic on living things to be heresy, so there are battle-priests who enchant their weapons and armor and airship-borne aetherines with enchanted wings to let them fly. The Ataraxian heretics, on the other hand, believe that God forbids the use of magic on anything but the living, and consequently each have a distinct form of magical combat power ranging from increased strength to teleportation.
* Some wizards of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' have also been accomplished swordsmen. A prime example is Godric Gryffindor, one of the founders of [[WizardSchool Hogwarts]], whose [[CoolSword sword]] is an important magical artifact. Sirs Cadogan and Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington also count.
* Jack Swift of Literature/TheHeirChronicles was born a wizard but, lacking a weirstone, was implanted with that of a warrior. As a result he has the physical prowess and [[PlayingWithFire other tricks]] of the warrior guild but can still manage certain low-level charms.
* Almost all Heralds, and many of the Tayledras, in Mercedes Lackey's ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series are skilled in both magic (and/or [[PsychicPowers Mind-Magic]]) and physical combat. While the more powerful mages tend to rely much more on their magic than they do on their physical skills, a good many of them still maintain and make use of those skills, and all Heralds up to and including the royal family are expected to develop as much combat ability as they can. In particular, every one of them is required to be a competent archer.
** Similarly, in her TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms, Champions are physical fighters who have just enough magic to enhance their weapons and/or armor, making them capable of fighting magical foes.
** Many of the Griffons were this, being already powerful physically, but also capable of magic.
** For a woman who was mage or warrior, the Sword Need could provide this, making mages into deadly warriors, or providing immunity to magic for warriors.
* Shades, Elves, and Dragon Riders tend to specialize this way in the Literature/InheritanceCycle. Magic and swordplay are often listed as "the essential skills of a Dragon Rider."
* In Creator/NickPerumov's ''Literature/KeeperOfTheSwords'' series, there is an order of Battle Mages, who are strong magically, but also can fight with regular weapons, or with magically augmented weapons. One member of it, Klara Huemmel, "Preferred to rely on steel rather than magic. And she outlived many who had different preferences."
** Also young Sylvia, who is not very strong, but quite skilled with weapons. She also gets a big magic sword for most of series.
* Gandalf from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' (the movies in particular) is skilled at swinging a sword (and carries a glowing Elvish longsword, Glamdring) along with his MagicStaff and actual magic abilities.
** Finrod (Galadriel's brother from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'') too. A warrior who died killing a venomous werewolf with his bare hands, he also fought Sauron in a [[MagicMusic magical singing duel]]. He was the most powerful known telepath among all elves, ever.
* Anomander Rake from the MalazanBookOfTheFallen series by Steven Erikson is not only the Archmage of his 10,000+ kin the Tiste Andii, but also the only living man with both the skill and resolve to wield the Elder-God-forged sword Dragnipur. He also holds the rank of seventh following an afternoon stroll, uninvited, down the main street of a nation where social status/rank is determined by martial proficiency (normally involving duels to the death). Did I mention he only magically left the nation to slow down his heart rate from all the fighting, and in the first book of the series fends off four+ High Mages singlehandedly?
* The Aurėnfaie from the ''Literature/{{Nightrunner}}'' series, being the resident flavor of [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]], produce a fair number of these due to the ease with which their race can develop magical ability. However, most such Fighter/Sorcerers or Ranger/Sorcerers do not have the range or scope of power possessed by those who devote themselves more exclusively to magical pursuits. Orėska wizards and the Rhui'auros attain greater magical powers, but are usually pretty [[SquishyWizard squishy]].
* The Abhorsens in the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series, also the Royal Guard, and possibly the Clayr Librarians. Pretty much any magic user in fact: even the Ancelstierran's [=NPRD=] hedge-mages scrape together some basic enchanted weapons to complement their even more basic spellcasting.
* Lyra from ''Literature/PassingThrough'' is both a skilled swordswoman and a powerful spellcaster. At first glance she is usually taken for some minor Lordling's elite guard or messenger, as her beauty and refinement set her apart from most mere footsoldiers. In battle, she's more than willing to take on most single opponents with her blade, reserving her magic for diversions, last-minute saves, and for when she is confronted with multiple foes at once. Her offensive spells are mainly limited to various forms of lightning discharges (which works ''great'' against foes with metal armor).
* A very reluctant Milla becomes this in ''Literature/TheSeventhTower''.
** Crow is capable of low-level combat-related sunstone magic (Red Rays of Destruction) and is deadly with the throwing knife.
* The Warrior Druids from ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'', as exemplified by Risca in ''Literature/FirstKingOfShannara''. Unlike the rest of the Druids, they channel their magic through their weapons for exceptionally destructive results.
* The eponymous group of Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/SpecialCircumstances'' group is composed almost entirely of these, from a wide range of religious beliefs.
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', has the Knights Radiant in the backstory, as well as Szeth son son Vallano, although he's more of a magic ninja. Also [[spoiler: Kaladin is a MagicKnight in training as of the end of the first book.]]
** BrandonSanderson's magic systems in general lend themselves to Magic Knights, as most of them can be used to enhance the wielder's body in some way (no {{Squishy Wizard}}s here!). The only real exceptions are Awakeners from ''{{Warbreaker}}'' (powerful Awakeners, though they live a long time and don't get sick, aren't neccessarily any tougher than ordinary people; Vasher could still fit the definition, being very good at Awakening and handy with a sword) and Soulcasters from ''Way of Kings'' (since their power is focused on changing things on a elemental level, and things removed from the base elements are harder and harder to create).
* Richard of the ''SwordOfTruth'' series qualifies in later books; though he never ''quite'' gets a handle on just how to use his magic, he's still able to use it to devastating effect, and he's an almost unbeatable swordsman, partially thanks to magic.
** D'Hara tries to avert this with the Lord Rahl. He's the magic against magic, they're the steel against steel. Some Lords Rahl don't like ''rules''.
** Mord-Sith. They're anti-magic knights. With a magic torture stick.
** A Confessor in the Con Dar is this. And creepy as all getup.
** Nathan Rahl wears a sword through much of the series. Many of his friends ask him why he needs a sword when he's a hilariously-powerful wizard. Then the Pristinely Ungifted show up. The Pristinely Ungifted aren't even immune to magic, ''they have no connection to it whatsoever''. To them, magic might as well not exist except when it does something like hold someone off the ground (where they see the person in the air even if they don't understand) and some poorly-defined subset of Subtractive Magic, which they have some connection to because they're mortal.
* In Jennifer Roberson's Tiger and Del series, Delilah begins as this (though her frost-based magical abilities, as channeled through her sword, are limited in the Southron heat) and Tiger becomes this (after having begun the series as an [[MasterSwordsman expert and widely-feared sword-dancer]]).
* The ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' has multiple Gifted knights who are trained in magic alongside the usual knight skills. Some notable examples are Alanna, who has both healing and destructive magic, Jonathan, and Duke Gareth. A few of Kel's yearmates from ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' also grow up to be this.
* In Valentin Ivashchenko's ''Warrior and Mage'' and ''Dancing Flame'' (''Воин и маг'', ''Танцующее Пламя'', Валентин Иващенко):
** [[HeirClubForMen Male]] mages born into noble families learn magic by the imperial decree, and aquire decent melee skills due to [[BlueBlood common requirements]] for boys in noble families, e.g. [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Yan]] and Valle. Depending on species, family, country and culture, this may also include noble girls.
** Mages born from commoners may choose a military career as an effective but appropriately risky way to fame, fortune and possibly nobility. Those willing to become front-line mages receive excessive soldier training to yield valuable combat specialists for the army.
** Those willing to trade their future and their very possibility to bear children for revenge can become "night huntresses", gaining both magic and combat skill from a possible DealWithTheDevil. As a part of his quest to prove that DarkIsNotEvil, Valle makes a habit to find, hire or pardon and redeem them.
** With the discovery of the [[GeometricMagic power of the Signs]][[GameBreaker which works without requiring magic skill]] every skilled warrior might be instantly promoted to MagicKnight upon mastering the Signs. Valle, already a very powerful mage to begin with, pulls a [[GodModeSue badly described gambit for]] [[AGodAmI immortality and god status]] with the Signs.
* In Vitaliy Zykov's ''Way Home'' (''Дорога домой'', Виталий Зыков):
** K'irsan becomes this by being both an [[TheRedMage unwilling heir to several species' magics]] and learning from a [[ImplausibleFencingPowers heir of the]] [[MageKiller rare swordfighting school designed to fight mages in melee]].
** Oleg aquires decent melee skills as part of his apprentice studies under Ayrung, who also strives to fit this trope.
** Urgh (goblin) shamans are well-versed in combat and use various amulets and enchanted items in battle. With training, they can use lesser RitualMagic or {{SummoningRitual}}s on the battlefield to devastating effect.
** Necromancers of Nekrond are proficient with their signature sickles in melee, partially due to pure necromancy being RitualMagic. They might open combat with lesser BlackMagic spells or trigger [[SummonMagic summoning artifacts]] to compensate.
* Rand al'Thor in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' qualifies. Not only is he an accomplished swordsman (being able to hold his own, and later completely on his own, against people who are considered swordmasters), but also extremely powerful magically. Later on, all of the Asha'man go down the same route.
** Heck, Rand goes even further, creating a magic sword made of fire in many instances, bringing new meaning to the word "Spellsword"
*** This particular bit of work was openly mocked by one of the Forsaken who pointed out that conjuring a sword from the air was possibly the weakest and most inconvenient way in which Rand could use his enormous power to inflict damage.
** One of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]], Demandred (the FourStarBadass of the Shadow and one of Rand's {{shadow archetype}}s) also proves to be this in the last book, showing himself as a master of both physical and channeling-based combat. [[spoiler: He's so good that it takes three increasingly epic [[MasterSwordsman blademasters]] and a former [[DarkMessiah False Dragon]] in succession to take him down]].
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* Series/KamenRiderWizard and his SecondRider Kamen Rider Beast. Both are magicians and do use magic heavily in combat, but also have a sword (in Wizard's case [[SwissArmyWeapon a sword that turns into a gun]]) they're skilled with which can be powered up by their magic. Wizard's SuperMode, Infinity Style, makes him an almost literal example, as the suit seems to have a KnightInShiningArmor motif and has a CoolSword that doubles as [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]] as his WeaponOfChoice. Bonus points for the sword being called the [[{{Excalibur}} Axcalibur]].
* For a lack of better tropes, [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Kamen Rider Drive's]] third form in the series, Type Technic. Crunching the performance numbers, Type Technic sits between MightyGlacier Type Wild and JackOfAllStats-slash-FragileSpeedster Type Speed in terms of power, with marginal differences in jumping and running between Types Technic and Wild. What makes Type Technic unique, however, is that he's a [[{{Technopath}} master mechanic]] and [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask multitasker]] due to the functioning optics placed quite literally in the back of the helmet. Drive also needs a cool head in order to assume Type Technic in the first place, which was a tall order starting off.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
** By Series 3, Merlin seems to use sword and sorcery equally well together to take down his enemies. It's likely he picked up fighting techniques purely in self-defense from a combination of always being attacked and Arthur's insistence upon using Merlin as a sparring partner (or practice dummy).
** Morgana knew how to use a sword effectively before she ever discovered that she had magic.
** Morgause is a witch and also a very skilled swordswoman.
* Many characters from ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' slot into this whenever their power source is based on magic rather than technology. Most notable are Series/PowerRangersMysticForce and Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger, which made the biggest emphasis on Magic. Magiranger even has a character named Dark Magic Knight Wolzard.
** ''Mystic Force'' has Koragg the Knight Wolf (Wolzard's counterpart) and the SixthRanger, Solaris Knight. (The Rangers themselves fit the trope, but these two have the name to go with it.) It goes into what a Knight is (in this universe), treating it as a rank above Ranger. Chip/Yellow aspires to reach it, though we don't know if he ever does (blame Nick/Red being a SpotlightStealingSquad of one.) Later series go on to refer to all the SixthRanger types who are more heavily armored than a Ranger as "Knights," such as the Sentinel Knight from ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive,'' who has apparently been combining Zordon-level magic with hands-on asskicking for over ''250 million years.'' Baddies break out evil robots or MakeMyMonsterGrow? No problem, he'll ''turn himself giant at will.''
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* A number of fighter-mage classes from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' qualify.
** Not a class as such, but the spell "Tenser's transformation", which has occurred in several forms over several editions, allows a prepared wizard to simply swap out his caster levels for martial training for a few hours or minutes. Various other systems have magical effects that allow rewriting one's personal history temporarily to the same effect.
** Both the original and second edition AD&D games took things so far as to allow for ''triple''-class options, notably for half-elves who could take take Cleric/Fighter/Magic-User(!), albeit with level limits.
** The Eldritch Knight was the original Magic Knight Prestige Class, but later editions introduced base classes such as the Hexblade and Duskblade, other Prestige Classes such as the elven Bladesinger and even base class variants such as the Battle Sorcerer. The fighter-mage archetype has come to be nicknamed "Gish" in the Dungeons and Dragons community, after the Githyanki term for multiclass fighter-mages, and is now a popular colloquial term for any character build that incorporates both magical and melee prowess.
** The Swordsage from D&D 3.5 supplement Tome of Battle is a somewhat less classic example in that they don't use the game's standard magic system but in lieu of their martial skills they have two schools worth of magical abilities giving a very seamless mix of sword and sorcery.
** The Duskblade bears special mention for being the most "nearly-perfect" of any of the examples given, (coming in at the end of the edition after the writers had more practice helped). They have full BAB like a Fighter, while still being able to cast a number of blasting spells. They can even channel their spells through a weapon strike to do both in one turn.
** On the [[ReligionIsMagic divine magic]] side of the spectrum, we have the Paladin, and even the Cleric itself, which can keep up with ([[GameBreaker and surpass, in some cases]]) dedicated fighters in close combat if built correctly.
*** Elven Clerics, with their proficiency in Composite Long Bows and a splatbook elf-only domain, surpass nearly every other class in (physical) ranged combat.
** Complete Arcana introduced the War Mage, who is allowed to cast spells and wear up to medium armor without the percent chance that spells would fail.
** Complete Arcana also introduces the Spellsword prestige class. By sacrificing one level to fighter (or another martial based class), you could get all the nuke spells as well as a -30% to your spellcasting failure chance while wearing any armor. With the right enchantments on your armor, you could wear full plate armor and holding a heavy steel shield and have a 0% chance of spellcasting failure.
** The Psionics Handbook (a 3.0 supplement) introduced us to the psychic warrior. Part psion (wielding magic of the mind) and part fighter, the psychic warrior's list of available psionic powers is full of things that boost one's combat prowess.
** Races of Stone had Dwarf Runemages who used a form of runic magic allowing them to cast magic in full plate-armor with no penalty.
** In the Basic/Expert/Companion/Master non-AD&D branch of D&D, Elves were treated as a fighter-mage class.
** In AD&D2, Bards could also qualify, though they were more of a [[JackOfAllTrades Jack]] class. Of course, [[{{sourcebook}} Complete]]-s added not only Bard variants, but Bladesinger, War Wizard, Amazon Sorceress, Militant Wizard...
** Literature/{{Dragonlance}} gives us an interesting situation. There's a semi-religious organization of Wizards of High Sorcery that [[LampshadeHanging actually try to avert this trope.]] They've made all sorts of laws and social stigma against a wizard wearing armor or carrying martial weapons. Wizards who do so anyway are looked down upon, such as...
*** The [[KnightInSourArmor Knights of Neraka]] faction, the Knights of the Thorn. They can cast arcane spells with a reduced chance of failure when using armor, and often resort to melee combat. They are referred to as Grey Robes, in a [[TakeThat mockery of the aforementioned wizards of High Sorcery.]]
** ForgottenRealms got mentions of elven spell-archers and bladesingers from early on, and of course in elf-related {{sourcebook}}s such references are mandatory.
*** ''Maztica'' has two magical traditions -- feathermagic and talonmagic. Accordingly, there are two magic-using, {{shapeshifting}} military orders: Eagle Knights and Jaguar Knights, with respective kits [[note]]effectively proto- Prestige Classes, since up to 5-6 level apprentices are only "proving themselves" without extra-special training[[/note]].
*** ''TabletopGame/AlQadim'' has Mystics of Nog -- hermit battle-monk wizards.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' introduced the Magus, which is probably the purest example of a MagicKnight base class. It focuses on FullContactMagic, DualWielding spell and weapon, and channeling spells through their weapon, allowing them to both invoke [[SpellBlade certain magical traits]] in their weapon and to cast "touch range" spells through their weapon. Arguably its only flaw is that its spellcasting ability maxes out at 6th level spells.
*** Though not available in the initial release of TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Fourth Edition, a true arcane MagicKnight, the Swordmage, was soon introduced with the new version of TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms. Like the aforementioned Magus, it's a base class, focusing on a mixture of FullContactMagic, {{Spell Blade}}s, {{Flash Step}}ping, and [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks projectile Spell Blades]]. To emphasize the magical aspect, it has a class feature that makes it more protected if it's not wearing metallic armor and only wielding a one-handed weapon, which is essentially flavored as an armor-variant of BattleAura. As the MeaningfulName implies, it works best with swords, though the way weapons are handled means it can also use a SinisterScythe, [[KnifeNut daggers]], certain forms of BladeOnAStick, and even [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]], by virtue of the "khopesh" weapon belong to both the sword and axe groups.
** Before that, the Wizard Of The Spiral Tower [[PrestigeClass paragon path]] let Wizards use swords and could (with some multiclassing) make an effective "gish" class.
*** The divine healer {{Magic Knight}}s in 4th Edition are Clerics (who [[TheMedic specialize more in healing]]) and the Paladins (who specialize more in [[StoneWall tanking]]). Additionally the Runepriest, a MagicKnight focused on buffs, was introduced in the third Player's Handbook as another option for divine characters.
*** From the PHB2, the Avenger also counts, being the closest thing to a mix between a rogue, a shonen protagonist and a magic knight that exists.
*** And now with the Hybrid classes, it's possible to make a combination of Fighter/Wizard, Paladin/Sorcerer or even a Swordmage/Wizard - particulary common with Paladin|Warlock and Swordmage|Warlock that mix the Paladin/Swordmage's melee abilities with a dash of ranged powers with the Warlock's dash of melee abilities with plethora of ranged powers.
*** In yet another expansion on available classes, we're introduced to the Hexblades, Warlocks whose pacts carry decidedly front-line ability sets, but who still retain the class' significant damage potential and continual damage buildup over the course of each battle.
*** The Knight class, if built correctly, can be this: start out as a normal Knight, end up teleporting across the battlefield, going invisible at a whim, smacking foes in the head with arcane powers and not allowing them to escape.
** Fifth Edition is full of Magic Knights. Eldritch Knights are now present as a sub-class for Fighters, Bards and Paladins have their magic knight capabilities, Monks can spend Ki Points to cast spells if they choose the Four Elements sub-class, and Warlocks can manifest a weapon that they have automatic proficiency in.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is full of them: [[ThePaladin Grey Knights]]; SpaceMarine [[BadassBookworm Librarians]]; [[TheCorruption Chaos]] [[EvilCounterpart Space Marine Sorcerors]]; [[OurElvesAreDifferent Eldar]] [[{{Seers}} Warlocks and Farseers]]; many [[StateSec Imperial Inquisitors]]; [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Weirdboyz]]; some [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]], particularly [[BigCreepyCrawlies many of the big ones]], and especially the [[LargeAndInCharge Hive Tyrants]].
** The mother franchise ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Warhammer Fantasy Battles]]'' can proudly boast a few as well. It gives us Warrior Priests, many Vampires, Chaos Lords of Tzeench, regular Chaos Sorcerors (especially those of Tzeentch) in .
*** The Elves have Loremasters who are Elf mages, who are so {{Badass}}, they can wield both a sword, and cast spells in battle.
* In ''{{Exalted}}'', all Exalted player characters are like this to some degree. It's one of the many benefits of playing demigods (often mightier than a lot of actual gods) in a world that runs on RuleOfCool. All Exalted have charms and can use sorcery, while each kind specializes in specific types of magic and ass-kicking: Sidereals are the best martial artists (in a world where martial arts are themselves magical and can, for example, detrimentally rearrange the fate of an opponent), Lunars can shapeshift into bestial killing machines, Dragon-Blooded were designed to be the ultimate soldiers, and Solars and Abyssals are generally the pinnacle of good old weaponized ass-kicking. Exalted have classes called castes or aspects, but all castes include both fighting and magic.
** Many Solar charms are actually a matter of enhancing weapons and archery with magic. Solars are also the best sorcerers, while Abyssals have equally powerful Necromancy.
** Even heroic mortals and god-blooded can learn minor magic called Thaumaturgy, and can be initiated into the most basic supernatural martial arts. Mortals have no caste restrictions at all.
** Meanwhile Dragon King characters, on top of being dinosaurs with opposable thumbs, can use both martial arts and Thaumaturgy, and get their own magic Paths as well.
** Infernal Exalts tend to be the most blatant about it. The Malfeas charmset, for example, includes both "create a spear and use that to stab people" and "use that spear to shoot radiation lasers" powers. Averted with SWLIHN Charms, however, which tend to rely heavily on grabbing reality by the neck with your mind and shaking until it does what you want.
* ''FantasyCraft'' features the Rune Knight expert class that is exactly this. However, even a base Mage in Fantasy Craft is fully capable of wearing plate armor, wielding a two-handed sword, and being proficient in it.
* {{GURPS}}, being a classless, skills-based system, allows for a character to very easily fit this mold from character creation, and in higher magic worlds this WILL be much more common.
** In addition the Holy Warrior template from Dungeon Fantasy fits a Paladin type. Latter supplements explain how to mix and match any of the various professions, inevitably resulting in multiple kinds of Magic Knight, as well as many other character.
** The Mystic Knight template, introduced in Pyramid, is a dedicated Magic Knight template using Imbuements (magic channeled through weapons and armor). It excels as either a heavy armor wearing tank with magically-empowered attacks, or as a lightly armored highly mobile artillery monster (fire one arrow, watch it multiply into [[RainofArrows 20]] [[SuperPersistentMissile heat-seeking]] [[StuffBlowingUp exploding]] [[LightningGun lightning]] [[AnnoyingArrows arrows]]). In both cases, the Mystic Knight's magical abilities are limited to attack and defense, with no utility functions at all.
* The new version of the IronKingdoms RPG features a dual-career system - meaning you take two classes when you make the character instead of the industry tradition of just one. And since armour does nothing to spellcasting in the setting (as the numerous warcaster, warlocks and other spellcasting units in the wargames show) this means that you can combine Arcanist with Knight and have a sword-wielding spellslinger in full-plate.
* In ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'', the system ''explicitly forbids this'' to a degree-while a shugenja (caster) can learn martial skills and be quite effective in combat, they can't gain the School Techniques that make actual bushi much more powerful fighters, and shugenja are explictly forbidden from learning bushi techniques. The only exception is the Kuni Witch Hunters, an offshoot of the Kuni Shugenja school which uses quasi-magical powers to detect and destroy evil.
** You're forgetting the Dragon Clan's Tamori Shugenja School. Tamori shugenja are fully trained in kenjutsu, carry katana as well as wakizashi, and their special school technique gives them some bonuses in standard skirmish combat. They're no match for a proper bushi, still, but they're no pushovers.
* Both ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' and its SpiritualSuccessor TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening have variants; as the more flashy, combat-intensive magic tends to ping the WeirdnessCensor, it's usual that most mages will learn how to work a knife, sword, or gun, or at least take a kung-fu class at the Y. But there are mages dedicated mainly to the balance. TabletopGame/MageTheAscension has the Akashic Brotherhood, an order that balances mental magic with martial arts, whereas TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening has the Adamantine Arrow, an order of soldiers dedicated to mastering both martial and mystical combat.
** Generally speaking, the requirement that spells be more or less subtle and the unofficial theme of mage being "be prepared", plus their ability to beg, borrow, steal, craft, or conjure basically whatever they want without interference from the mundane law, a mage stepping into a potential conflict with ''merely'' a full suit of ceramic armor and an automatic weapon behind his magical defenses is almost unheard of. They tend to keep their shield spells up and some kevlar under their shirt even when they're going out for coffee, paranoia comes naturally when the entire universe is trying to kill or corrupt you.
** In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', while the Theurge (seer) Auspice specializes in it and the [[MagicalNativeAmerican Uktena]] tribe has this as their [[PlanetOfHats hat]], all Garou have at least some arcane power... and the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent 8 foot snarling death-beast thing]] covers the knight part of the equation very well.
*** Likewise the Uratha of ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''.
* The Templar class in the {{LARP}} ''NERO''. Earth Templars are also [[CombatMedic Combat Medics]].
* In ''{{Rifts}}'' there are a number of classes of this type, most notably Mystic Knights and Psi-Warriors.
* Notwithstanding the earlier SNES adaptation, ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'''s blend of cyberpunk and magic meant that it's entirely feasible for the mage of the party to carry around a machinegun while wearing heavy armour. Granted, trying anything 'cyber-' with a mage tended to make him less mage-like in a game mechanics sense.
** Mystic Adepts in the latest edition combines more traditional spellcasting of the Mage and the more {{Ki}}-like magic-boost of the (traditionally more physical combat focused) Adept.
** You could theoretically build a thoroughly cybered-up character who was still a fully effective mage through the use of geasa, creating a character that is simultaneously bulletproof, possesses superhuman strength and speed, and can blow up a car with a thought.
** But you don't even need cybers to make a good Magic Knight; many shaman builds can match front-line street samurai with a combination of buffs and a good gun, then exceed them with street spirit summons and direct damage magic.
* Mage heroes in ''WarhammerFantasy'' tend towards this due to their relatively good statline and magic item budget. Special mention, however, must go to the plate-armored Sorcerers of Chaos, the Dragon Mages of the three elven armies, and the Vampire Counts of Sylvania.
* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Paladin Dark Paladin]] epitomizes this trope, serving as a fusion of a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Spellcaster Spellcaster]] ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Magician Dark Magician]]) & [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Warrior Warrior]] ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Buster_Blader Buster Blader]]). For bonus points, Dark Paladin also has its very own {{BFS}}.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Flare_Knight Dark Flare Knight]] is also an example for the same reasons, but this time as a fusion of the Dark Magician & [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Flame_Swordsman Flame Swordsman]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Magician_Knight Dark Magician Knight]] is another example, basically a Warrior-type effect monster of the Dark Magician that requires tributing the Dark Magician through [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Knight%27s_Title Knight's Title]] before it can be summoned to the field.
* It should be noted that in any series that allows multi-classing (such as the later editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''), it is possible to create characters of this type, though their effectiveness may vary. (A common complaint about the multiclassing rules of D&D's third edition was how they "hosed" multiclassed primary casters if you didn't also take a suitable prestige class to fix things -- a result of LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards and spellcasters' power depending solely on their ''class'' level.)
** This is probably why Prestige Classes were created in the first place. Considering that many in the core books are just zero frills combinations and all.
* ''[[TabletopGame/{{PoniesAndParasprites}} Ponies and Parasprites]]'' has non-canon, [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Exalted-style]] Celestial Templates. Characters have to already be pretty beefy to qualify for one of the eight available Templates to begin with. When they actually acquire a template, they gain access to [[InstantArmor summoned armor or pieces of armor]] based on their Alicorn patron as well as a variety of useful spells and abilities.
* As with the literary example above, this is a viable character type in ''TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles''. Since the rules only let one get so good at so many skills and since mortal "stunts" and supernatural powers draw upon the same refresh pool, players who want to go for it will likely have to decide where exactly their priorities are and make some compromises, and some specific concepts may be out of the reach of ''starting'' characters at certain campaign power levels -- but one doesn't need to go full-out Wizard just to be able to sling at least ''some'' useful magic around either, so it's still eminently doable.
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* In Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, the Toa are specialized magic knights, each limited to specific {{ElementalPowers}}. Includes [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[BlowYouAway air ]], and [[MakingASplash water]]. Also includes less-common powers like [[GreenThumb plant control]], [[ExtraOreDinary iron]], and [[GravityMaster gravity]]. They have a strict moral code, centering around ThouShaltNotKill.
** They generally charge their [[ElementalWeapon melee weapons]] to create an ElementalPunch as well.
** Most after 2006 used a combination of an elemental melee weapon and a firearm, making them SwordandGun fighters.
** Three Toa are capable of doing a FusionDance and combining into one larger, more powerful Toa. Six could create new, unbreakable materials through AllYourPowersCombined. Used at one point to [[SealedEvilInACan seal the big bad in a can]].
** Every Toa is equipped with a [[MaskofPower Kanohi Mask]], granting them [[ComboPlatterPowers additional powers]].

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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan'' has the Herald of Xotli, a mage which uses big weaponry and [[KillItWithFire fire]] to put on the pain, as well as the Dark Templar, a defensive melee class which can also [[CastFromHitpoints transfer hitpoints to their allies]], [[LifeEnergy and drain their enemies']]. The Conqueror class is also an offensive melee class that uses [[StatusBuff 'auras', 'orders', 'formations', and 'commands']] to aid themselves and their allies, though these abilities are not stated to be magical.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' allows the player to develop such a character; it's a pretty good build, as no penalties come from wearing heavy armor if you don't get encumbered by it (and your strength should be high anyways in this build).
* Allanak's templars in ''ArmageddonMud'' are both trained to fight and receive magic from their [[SorcerousOverlord Highlord.]] It elevates them far beyond the power of any normal man.
* The very popular and very broken Kensai/Mage class combo in BaldursGate, utilizing the unmatched raw damage of the Kensai and the broken protection magic and haste buff of the Mage. There are other Magic Knight class combos, but this is by far the most popular one.
* In the original ''[[VideoGame/TheBardsTaleTrilogy Bard's Tale series]]'', the third game's midway point would let you sacrifice a physical character's special abilities (some of the warrior's extra attacks, the paladin's saving throws, the rogue's special abilities, the bard's songs, the monk's unarmed/unarmored bonuses) to make that character a geomancer, a fighter with a repertoire of earth-themed spells and the ability to equip anything a warrior or an archmage could equip.
* The player has shades of this in both ''Franchise/BioShock'' games. In addition to your standard array of FPS guns, you also have access to magic-like powers known as Plasmids. There's also the Drill Specialist ability in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', which greatly reduces Plasmid cost but limits you to the drill. Lastly, the Big Sister [=NPCs=] use Plasmid powers as well as quick melee attacks to rip you apart.
* ''Final Fantasy'' spin-off ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' uses a job system based on ''Final Fantasy V'' with every character having access to the command of one other class besides the one they're using, so they can effectively make a paladin by giving the White Magic command to the Knight or similar, though some combinations might not have the stats to use one of the commands effectively. There's also equipment that can be used as items with no cost to cast magic spells that any class can use, so even without a magic Command they'd be able to cast the spells their equipment is imbued with. In addition, several classes fit the description on their own:
** Spell Fencer is a sword favoring Physical Attacker that can imbue their weapon, preferably a sword, with magic, either an element or a StandardStatusEffect. Since this job's Sword Magic Command is based on Physical attack, it's the one that works best when trying to make Magic Knights out of other classes.
*** Ciggma Khint, the Spell Fencer you have to defeat to get the job from, even has a name which is an [[SignificantAnagram anagram]] of "Magic Knight".
** The RedMage can use Black AND White magic as their command. But their weapon proficiency is higher with swords and they're generally a JackOfAllStats.
** The Templar is a tankier Knight class with the same proficiency for swords, shields and heavy armor as well as a basic command of a stronger attack (though it works differently). As it levels up, it learns Light Magic attacks and very useful support spells like Rampart.
** The [[BlackKnight Dark Knight]] ups the Knight/Templar's armor proficiency by adding a preference for helmets over hats, and can use Katanas just as well as they use Swords. But they immediately have access to Dark Magic attacks that CastFromHitPoints making them a GlassCannon depending on how you use them.
** Finally, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] class, which has PowerCopying abilities like the classic Blue Mage. Though their magic stats are higher, they can use Swords, and you can choose whether you prefer them as physical attackers or spell-casters. This is important as a lot of the magic gained from enemies runs off the physical stat that the Vampire is naturally weaker in. They also have more classic vampire abilities letting them drain their opponents of blood to restore HP, or [[ManaDrain Mana to restore MP]].
** The Freelancer class starts off as a JackOfAllStats and ends up a LightningBruiser through Magikarp power, and eventually has a the perfect stats to be a Magic Knight.
* Theres a few people from the ''BreathOfFire'' series that could count, such as Momo and Ryu (As something of a paladin) from 3.
* In ''CabalOnline'' there are six playable classes. All of them are {{MagicKnight}}s, the Wizard being the least "knight".
* The main knight characters from ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' also qualify, being able to use elemental attacks in addition to their arsenal of weapons. Especially true if you upgrade your magic and melee attacks at an equal pace.
* Older RPG-style adventure games can take elements from this, too. ''VideoGame/CastleOfTheWinds'', for example, lets you clank around in heavy plate armour, swing a two-handed sword... and when you meet a dragon, chuck a ball of lightning at it.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** Shanoa from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' is a bit of a variation. She mostly uses magic to materialize her weapon and is pretty handy with them. She can also cast several spells at her disposal.
** Juste Belmont from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'' also counts, being that he uses both the whip and his magic a lot, considering that a lot of the genes from [[BlackMagicianGirl Sypha Belnades]] run in his body.
** Though he mainly uses melee weapons, Alucard from ''Symphony of the Night'' also has a number of moderately powerful spells at his disposal. All you need is sufficient {{Mana}} to cast it if you know the combo/sequence.
* Aurora from ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' is good at physical combat with her sword and is naturally gifted with [[LightEmUp light-elemental spells]].
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' characters have to make physical attacks before they can use their spells, and they can all cast spells, making everyone a MagicKnight.
* Crono from VideoGame/ChronoTrigger can both slice enemies with his [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and zap them with powerful lightning magic, which includes the almighty Luminaire spell. Frog is more of the 'paladin' type with healing spells, but (being an amphibian) also learns a few water-elemental attack spells.
** From the same game, Magus, despite being an awesome magician, is a hell of a physical beefcake as well, dealing out a lot of damage with his scythes and generally having some of the highest stats in the game, be it physical OR magical. He IS an optional character, however. The only field he's lacking in when it comes to combining techs, as he's only capable of being part of two unlockable [[CombinationAttack Triple Techs.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah'' actively encourages builds like these, since pure fighters and pure mages both have weaknesses early on which can be cheaply addressed by putting a few points into magic (to keep a fighter healed up) or combat (for when a mage is out of mana).
* This is extremely common in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' because of classes being nothing more than starting status. Some weapon upgrade paths even allow you to base weapon damage off intelligence or faith instead of strength and dexterity. Pyromancy in particular is practically made for this. It doesn't have any stat requirements, and damage increases simply by upgrading the Pyromancy Catalyst. There isn't a single build in the game that doesn't benefit from having some pyromancy available because it doesn't have a downside like increasing your soul level.
* Much of the same applies to the sequel ''Videogame/DarkSoulsII''. Pyromancy was slightly nerfed since this time its effectiveness relies on stats as well as the catalyst. On the enemy side of things, Velstadt the Royal Aegis and his former comrade Raime the Fume Knight are both armored behemoths armed with huge weapons who use magic when the tide of battle turns against them. Velstadt, a noble knight tainted by Dark, will buff himself with Dark power and blast you with hexes after losing half of his health. Raime became enamored with what was left of a Child of Dark, Nadalia the Bride of Ash, and infused his greatsword with a fragment of her soul. When he loses half of his health, he buffs his sword with dark flames and starts launching fireballs.
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} 2'' has a few classes of this type. The Paladin (who can use both defensive and offensive magical auras) and the Assassin (with her magical martial arts) are the closest fits. The Druid can specialize in either magic or physical combat (with his shapeshifting tree), but doesn't really count since it's hard for him to do both at once.
** The Monk class from ''Hellfire'', the unofficial expansion for the original ''Diablo''. In the original game, the starting class mostly just affected the starting stats and character art, so it was possible to build any class into at least a partial spell caster by spending your level-ups right.
*** Not really, since every class had a limit on certain stats.
** The Necromancer's skills allow for a 'Meleemancer' build, which relies on primarily on curses to allow the Necro to cherrytap monsters to death without much risk.
** Do not forget the sorceress herself, being fully capable of holding two handed weapons and heavy armor [[http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1387/bildschirmfoto3j.png given enough strength]], and with the enchantment spell and some specialisation talentpoints can surpass any other class in single hit melee damage.
* The Magic Knight class in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series. They were actually the best spellcasters in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', capable of both outdamaging and outlasting the others.
** [[TheHero Mao]] from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' has equal base stats and aptitudes in strength and intellect, and is also proficient with a variety of melee weapons and learns ice magic normally.
** Characters in other NipponIchi games can also be built this way. [[LaPucelle Alouette and Papillon]] and [[MakaiKingdom Salome and Valvoga]] are named characters who naturally fall into the trope.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', there is a [[PrestigeClass specialization]] of the basic Mage class called "Arcane Warrior" that fits this trope perfectly. It allows the character to both cast spells and melee people to death, all while wearing heavy armor. A proper Arcane Warrior build is actually more durable than anyone else in the game, being able to solo dragons. They win simply by outlasting their enemies. Though, thanks to the game's skill system not being adapted for true cross-class characters, they are powerful, but somewhat less effective than the usual examples of this trope.
** Two of the Warrior specializations, Templars (''[[AntiMagic Anti]]'' Magic Knights) and Reavers (Warriors empowered by Dragon's blood) also fit the bill. The ''Awakening'' expansion introduces the "Spirit Warrior" (Warrior that taps into the Fade itself) specialization of the Warrior class. Needless to say, all three specializations can be stacked with each other. That said, the average Templar would not appreciate being called a ''magic'' knight.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Templars and Reavers return, but Arcane Warriors do not. This is because ''all'' Mages have improved melee abilities: all staves are [[BladeOnAStick blades on a stick]], which greatly improves close combat, and [[ElementalArmor Rock Armor]] is stronger and an entry-level spell, meaning there's no reason not to take it regardless of build.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' Hawke's father, Malcolm taught himself how to use a sword to better hide his magic. He passed these skills on Carver and non-mage Hawke.
** ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has the Knight Enchanter specialization, which is all about getting up-close and using a LaserBlade to cut through enemies. It turns out the Circle basically appropriated the Arcane Warrior style, with a new name and some minor adjustments.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' loves this trope:
** For starters, the hero in most games. They could use a balance of healing and offensive magic, usually being fire-based, although heroes are usually the only characters in the game that can use the stronger lightning-based magic. Heroes are also capable of using the strongest weapons and armor in the game. This originates from the very first game, where the Hero was the only playable character, and as such ''needed'' to be able to do everything.
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'' featured an exception: the prince of Cannock was a magic knight, while the hero was more of a LightningBruiser and was the only party member who had no magic at all.
** The sage class in ''Dragon Quest III''. Also to a lesser extent, the pilgrim/cleric class.
** Kiryl/Cristo and Meena/Nara from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' are modeled after the third game's cleric class, and could use both healing magic and had access to a handful of strong equipment. Kiryl was focused more on healing magic, while Meena had more offensive magic.
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' had a Magic Knight class which could be accessed after gaining levels in the Soldier and Wizard classes. The Hero class from that game also qualified as both this and JackOfAllTrades.
** The ranger and paladin in ''Dragon Quest VII''. This game was also an interesting case as equipment choices were based on the character, rather than their class.
** The armamentalist in ''Dragon Quest IX''.
** Potentially any [[{{Mons}} mon]] in ''Dragon Quest Monsters''.
* The Mystic Knight hybrid class of ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' is capable of using Magick Shields, granting him/her the ability to cast performance enhancing buffs, static combat spells, and elementally based counter-attacks. Magick Archers present another hybrid option suited towards those who want a mix of combat finesse and magical attacks.
* ''DungeonSiege'' uses a classless system; as a result fighter-mage builds are very easy to develop.
** The expansion to the sequel lets you mix melee and nature magic to become a [[DishingOutDirt Fist of Stone]], or ranged and combat magic to become a [[BloodyMurder Blood Assassin]].
** The third game features Reinhart Manx, a mage who can punch people with a PowerFist, Katarina, who mixes [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Lescanzi]] BlackMagic with [[TheGunslinger gunslinging]] and Anjali, an [[PlayingWithFire Archon]] who uses a spear for melee attacks.
* Ness from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. As his party specializes in [[PsychicPowers PSI powers]] or items, Ness qualifies as its definitive tank. To say nothing of the fact that after [[spoiler:Magicant and the destruction of Ness' Nightmare, he gets a significant boost in power anyway, making his stats much higher than anyone else in your party.]]
** Ninten in [[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} the prequel]]. Of course, his tank status is not as pronounced because of Teddy and [[spoiler:a leveled up Pippi]], but considering that [[spoiler:Pippi never fights directly alongside your party again after you talk to the Podunk mayor]] and Teddy [[spoiler:can be lost permanently to heavy injuries fighting off a powerful robot, and has to be if you haven't reactivated EVE before getting him to join you, so he's not around for long]], he can take the most punishment for most of the game.
** Lucas in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is basically this. He is TheMedic, and has lots of defensive stuff and is the only character who can buff parties, but at the end of the day, he generally has the highest damage output by just attacking. He is quite slow, which makes it so that you can't rely on him to save your characters from getting KO'ed.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has a few of these classes available as standard, such as the Battlemage. The nature of the custom skill system means that the player can create their own classes fitting this basic template.
** Healers, Sorcerers, and Pilgrims also have elements of this.
*** Rather confusingly, the series has three separate sorts of Battlemages - the Battlemage ''class'' (seen, for example, in the Imperial Legion Battlemages in Oblivion), which is this trope, the Imperial Legion Battlemages ''organisation'' who are the official corps of magic-users in the Legion, and the Imperial Battlemage ''position'', who can be, but more often isn't, a MagicKnight, and is more like the [[TheGoodChancellor Chanc]][[EvilChancellor ellor]] to the Emperor.
** There is also a archetype that is more sword, less spell: the "Spellsword". The more mundane martial prowess is their mainstay, supplemented by magic.
** The Dragonborn in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is another example of this, as even a starting character has some basic magic skills, and mixing magic and melee/archery is a good combination regardless. The Dragonborn also has access to the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]], which are [[RealityWarper reality warping shouts]] in the dragon language and one of the more potent tools at the Dragonborn's command, so even a Dragonborn who isn't using any traditional spells will likely still be using magic in some form.
*** All of the Thalmor forces seen in the game (with the exception of their archers) use magic in combat. Even their basic soldiers summon bound swords and use flame magic. They aren't exactly squishy either since they wear full suits of elven armor.
*** ''Skyrim'' doesn't just make this possible -- it very actively encourages it, to the point it's extremely impractical to play as a pure mage with no weapon use at all.
* One of the many classes in ''{{VideoGame/Elsword}}'' is actually named MagicKnight but is surpassed by the much more effective Rune Slayer, though these are hardly the only examples. Over Taker/Reckless Fist, Pyro Knight/Blazing Heart and Little Devil/Yama Raja are all varying styles of MagicKnight that different characters can become. Chung, in all his forms, is a very strange version; though he wields a massive cannon, swinging it as a melee weapon and firing it as a ranged one, his suit and cannon both are powered by El, and firing it sometimes costs mana and has magical effects.
* Effectively every character after Ellia in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', although how useful their spellcasting will be depends on when they appear in the storyline '''and''' how large their ManaMeter is. Main character Alex fits the mold the best, though, given she acquires every spell and her magick replenishes twice as fast as anyone else's.
* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard'' has the War Magus, described in-game as a hybrid of TheMedic and [[JackOfAllTrades the Landsknecht]]. Their War Lore gives them access to healing spells and buffs, while their War Edge lets them learn specialized sword slashes which have extra effects on enemies under certain [[StandardStatusEffects status effects]]... including Cursecut, which can be combined with their unique Transfer skill to become a bit of a GameBreaker when used properly.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' you can become this, and be named a "Spellwarrior", which, according to [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]], "felt like the game was calling me an indecisive prick"
** Depending on how you play it, this can be a very effective build. Good spells to use with this build include Multi Strike, Slow Time, and Assassin Rush.
* ''VideoGame/FallFromHeaven'' has using armies of these as the [[TheMagocracy Amurite]] civilisation's [[PlanetOfHats hat]]. Many of the late-game units and some of the heroes, particularly [[BadassPreacher Chalid]] [[ScaryBlackMan Astrakein]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Mardero]], also qualify.
* Most of the [[{{Mons}} Servants]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' have such capability, between their physical combat prowess, magical weaponry, and varying ranges of actual sorcerous ability. Notable exceptions are melee-only Berserker, magic-only Caster, and BadassNormal Assassin.
** ''FateNuovoGuerra'' features Celestina Barbieri, who uses her wind magecraft to boost her sword's effectiveness, along with reinforcing her body. There's also Kosviel von Einzbern, who uses her family's alchemic expertise to craft superior bladed weapons for her personal use.
** Though Servents uses mana to strengthen themselves (though mana is more like an energy source than the traditional "magic points" required to cast spells) and uses magical equipments, they would still generally be classified as fighters. Their equipments are capable of releasing magical bursts of energy but they do not cast it in the way mages do; these attacks are probably more analogous to KiAttacks. There are exceptions, like Lancer, who knew some magic when he was alive but prefers fighting head on; being summoned as the "Lancer" class limits his magic even more.
** A more straightforward example would probably be Shirou and Archer. While technically mages as well, they rely almost solely fighting head on. They don't know any magic except for one particular type, which basically stresses specialization in head on combat. In a sense, they're fighters rather mages and only use magic to bring out their weapons.
* Many characters and classes from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series qualify, starting with the Red Mage from the original game (and future iterations of the class in the sequels).

** The Knight and Ninja class changes from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' qualify as well, since they gain minor [[WhiteMagic white]] and BlackMagic abilities, respectively. They still focus primarily on physical attacks, though.
** Future Knight and Paladin classes, such as Cecil from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', also had minor ability in magic.
*** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', the [[BarbarianHero Man in Black]] is a muscle-bound giant of a man, wearing a kilt and armed with a {{BFS}}. Not only can he learn more BlackMagic than Cecil and even pick up some WhiteMagic, but he has Taunt and usually 1,000 more HP than your toughest fighter when you're introduced to him. Fittingly, he has a huge equipment draw ranging from mage robes and staffs to knightly swords, shields and heavy armour. Heck, the only thing he can't do is status spells, [[CrutchCharacter or improve past a certain point]]. [[spoiler:Golbez sure hasn't lost his edge in 17 years]].
*** Also, Edge the Ninja from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' had access to a special form of black magic called Ninjutsu.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' had a Mystic Knight/Sorcerer (the name depends on the translation you're using) class which had the ability to infuse his sword with magic.
*** Also, using the job system, it is possible to give any physical class a secondary job as a [[BlackMagic black or]] [[WhiteMagic white mage]]. However most jobs have sufficiently low magic stats, rendering the use of magic all but useless.
**** Or so it seems, until you realize that your magic is boosted up to a certain level (if below) when equipping those abilities. A fully-maxed Black Magic command will make the bearer's magic stat equal to what it would be if he was a Black Mage, even in a non-magical class. But lower levels of Black Magic will not boost the character's magic as much...
**** And each class you "MASTER" grants its stat bonuses to your "BARE" or "FREELANCE" class
*** BigBad Exdeath himself is a MagicKnight. Not only is he a powerful wizard, he also [[TinTyrant wears full body armor]] and wields a sword.
**** Actually he only looks like he's a Magic Knight wearing armor; [[spoiler:he's actually a tree. Not a treant -- a tree.]]
** Terra and Celes from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' also qualify. While being the only two characters to learn magic naturally, both were far from [[SquishyWizard squishy]], and could equip swords and armor, including some of the [[InfinityPlusOneSword most powerful equipment in the game]].
*** Although once magicite started showing up you could make anyone into a MagicKnight.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' had a very modular (read: Materia) system of setting up abilities. Anyone can use magic. Thus, there was nothing stopping you from loading TheBigGuy down with enough magic-things to stop a truck by their sheer mass, while trying to groom the WhiteMagicianGirl to do more with the staff than focus healing through it.
*** The brief flashback where Sephiroth and the player are working together shows that Sephiroth, an unquestionable MasterSwordsman, also totes some serious offensive magic.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''CrisisCore'' shows that magic (via Materia) is standard equipment for Shinra's elite [=SOLDIERs=], who are already [[BioAugmentation bioaugmented]] [[SuperSoldier super soldiers]] with SuperStrength and SuperReflexes.
*** During his sparring match with Sephiroth, Genesis infuses his sword with magic in an attempt to counter Sephiroth's ImplausibleFencingPowers. It works until Sephiroth shows that [[IAmNotLeftHanded he was holding back]].
*** In the game, Zack not only uses loads of Materia, but can modify and combine different ones to enhance their effects.
** Blue Mages are also often a MagicKnight class, particularly in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''.
*** Red Mages often ''try'' to be a [[AnAdventurerIsYou Jack]] version of this, but the trope gets subverted: their physical capabilities tend to fall behind quickly. (In some games so does their magic, but that's another trope...)
**** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', the above comment on Red Mages is true offensively; however, Red Mages can be considered the 'Defensive Limitation' version of this trope, as they are one of the few jobs that can likely take hits from nearly any defeatable monster in the game (the true ''tanks'' being [[KnightInShiningArmor Paladin]] and [[FragileSpeedster Ninja]]). Not to mention that they've been known to take on Gods one-on-one and ''win''... [[AwesomeButImpractical provided you have several hours to kill, spend gil on items to use, maximum skill in the job, and they only use magic to do so.]]
**** Red Mages don't actually fall behind when properly equipped. They have access to the best one handed weapons in the game, better armor than most melee, and spells that augment their offenses and defenses. Their only real weak point is the below average skill levels with weapons and defense, but can negate everything except their below average accuracy with debuffs. Realistically, if you know what you are doing, a level 50+ Red Mage (without Ninja and Utsusemi spam) is effectively invincible against anything that isn't Incredibly Tough (8+ levels higher than you) designated. The reason they don't melee in most situations is because many high level enemies spam Area of Effect attacks and debuffs and it is far easier to play a full mage in parties that doesn't need to be constantly healed like melee who have no choice.
** Beowulf from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.
*** Can't forget Orlandu, Agrias, Meliadoul, and a slew of other characters that you [[spoiler: hire/fight against]]. Unlike Beowulf, their powers differ a bit from regular magic...but that's a ''good'' thing because it means they don't consume [[{{Mana}} MP]]. You can have Orlandu and Agrias use either [[ShockAndAwe Lightning Stab]] or [[HolyHandGrenade Holy Explosion]] (or [[DarkIsEdgy Night Sword]] in Orlandu's case) every turn, and there's little reason ''not'' to.
*** The generic Geomancer class fits the trope very well. They have above average across the board stats, but don't excel in any one in particular. They can equip swords but not heavy armor, and their ability Geomancy is the only skill in the game that uses both physical and magical attack power to calculate damage.
** Also using sword-oriented magic effects (mostly [[ElementalPowers elemental in nature]]) are characters given the Warrior dressphere in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''.
** [[TheHero Tidus]] and [[TheLancer Wakka]] are physical fighters capable of [[StatusBuff buffing]] their allies or [[StandardStatusEffects debuffing]] their enemies, respectively. And if you grind enough, you can customize them into having any sort of magic you want.
** It's a cinch to create a party of {{Magic Knight}}s in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' thanks to the License Board system. Vaan and Ashe are the ones with the stats for it, with Vaan leaning more towards the knight aspect while Ashe favors magic.
** The entire party counts as Magic Knights in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', being able to learn a variety of physical and magical talents. [[TheHero Lightning]] is the best case, as she's equally versatile with physical and magical attacks.
** The main character of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'', who eventually gets every spell in the game in addition to his arsenal of weapons. Kaeli may also qualify (as a subversion of the typical WhiteMagicianGirl), since she uses an axe as her WeaponOfChoice.
** ''Everyone'' in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is a MagicKnight, although the game takes a certain level of introspection in [[TheDragon Seifer's]] case. All of his [[LimitBreak Special Attacks]] involve burning you with fire magic and then using his gunblade to throw some other non-descript magic at you, and he specifically hooks up with the BigBad to enhance his magical abilities to kill his rival and [[spoiler: protect his mother.]]
** Given the nature of ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' (namely, being a [[MascotFighter massive crossover brawler]] between ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters), there are several who qualify as this. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI The Warrior of Light]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII the Onion Knight]] can even be considered sort of original, being vague amalgams of the generic roles from their respective games.
*** The Onion Knight is probably the purest example of this trope in the game, since his moveset is split '''perfectly''' between physical and magic attacks (in order to cater to his [[JobSystem Job Class]]-based [[SuperMode EX-Mode]], with which he changes class to Ninja with physical attacks, and to Sage with magic attacks.).
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyDimensions'' uses a job system strongly based on the fifth game. In addition, a modified version of the spellblade ability is available to Red Mages.
* ''FireEmblem'' has a few classes fitting this trope, though comparatively they're rather rare. Although they disappeared completely after the jump to the GBA, necessitated by its handling of the Strength and Magic stats, a couple of Magic Knight classes cropped up in post-GBA games.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Gaiden]]'': Celica (Priest -> Princess) can wield both swords and magic.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral The Jugdral duology]] sports ''far'' more instances of this than the rest of the franchise. The Mage Knight is a mounted class appearing in both games which wields swords and [[FireIceLightning the three types of nature magic]]. The Mage Fighter is much the same aside from being a footsoldier class, but it only appears in ''Genealogy'' (''Thracia'' does however reuses its sprites for the dismounted Mage Knight). Being that both of these classes promote from straight Mages, they're certainly not built equal in this respect and are much more proficient at magic use. Additionally, Troubadours are capable of wielding swords and healing staves; they promote to a female-exclusive Paladin variation which can use staves in addition to swords and lances, whereas male Paladins cannot use staves. Falcon Knights, promoted Pegasus Knights, also gain the use of staves. The Master Knight class, an impossibly broken class exclusive to Leif and Raquesis, wields everything except Dark magic; before promotion, Rackesis wields both swords and staves. There are also a handful of boss-exclusive classes which can use varying combinations of magic and physical weapons, including the Baron and Emperor (everything except Light and Dark magic).
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius The Tellius duology]] reintroduced the concept on a much smaller scale, exclusive to two characters. Mist, a Cleric who promotes to Valkyrie, wields both swords and staves (whether she does so before promotion depnds on the game); unlike in past games, these classes are exclusive to her. Princess/Queen Elincia has a Falcon Knight/Seraph Knight variant class which also wields swords and staves.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' brings the concept back in full force: it features the Tactician class, which can be promoted to Grandmaster and is exclusive to [[HelloInsertNameHere the player-]][[CharacterCustomization created Avatar]] [[spoiler:and his/her children]]; the Dark Knight, a possible Mage promotion which wield both swords and magic tomes; the Dark Flier pegasus knights, who use spears and tomes; and the [[DownloadableContent DLC]]-only Dread Fighters, capable of using swords, tomes, ''and'' axes. Also, the Thief promotion Trickster uses swords and staves, and the also-DLC-only [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery Bride]] uses spears, bows, and staves.
* In ''SuperSmashBros For Wii U / 3DS'', Robin, the PlayerCharacter from ''FireEmblemAwakening'', fights much like s/he did in their original game, wielding numerous magical tomes along with a sword.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' has the Servile and Agent classes, capable of both high-end magic and melee combat at the expense of Shaping skills. The servile is inclined more towards physical combat and enhancement magic, while Agents tend towards battle magic.
* The heroes of the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series qualify, since everyone is capable of using [[strike:offensive magic]] [[ElementalPowers psynergy]], even 'fighter-types' like Isaac, Garret or Felix. However, Venus adepts like Isaac, Felix and Matthew are much more balanced between psynergy and physical power, while characters like Garet and Piers have very little Psynergy Points to use in battle forcing them to focus more of physical strength.
* GuildWars, with it's primary/secondary class setup, allows for countless varieties of Magic Knights, who can choose to focus on any type of spellcasting or melee fighting they choose. Essentially pick one of Warrior/Ranger/Assassin/Dervish/Paragon, and one of Monk/Elementalist/Mesmer/Necromancer/Ritualist/Paragon, and you have yourself a Magic Knight.
** Hell, the Dervish and Paragon do a pretty good job being Magic Knights ''regardless'' of their secondary.
*** Assassins aren't exactly bad at it either. Though, it should be noted that it's generally a good idea not to try to be a Magic Knight unless you're one of those three classes anyway. Warrior/Monks are an excellent example. Sure, you could put points into healing as well as your physical attack abilities, but really you're just tearing up a perfectly good build; indeed, this specific example gets ruined so badly that there's even a specific derogatory word for them: Wammo.
*** Note that "Wammo" took on its derogatory tone later. In pre-release and shortly after retail, Wammos were extremely overpowered.
* In GuildWars2, the Guardian fills this role, using holy magic, being able to use both magical and melee weapons, and having heavy armor. All scholar classes (Elementalist, Mesmer and Necromancer - with the Necromancer being a Black knight) are cloth-wearing mages that can be built to be Magic Knights or Battlemages, through wielding melee weapons available to their professions. On 25th of January 2015, A new profession announced - The Revenant - Is the third solider profession brought to the game. Revenant's wear heavy armor, deal melee damage as well as possess powers of the mists. They call upon spirits from Legends to empower them and channel during battle. Though not much is known of the Revenant as of yet, they could be considered to be Black Knights - due to their affiliation with demons and other necromantic elements.
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'', as the name implies, allows the Heroes to specialize in either form or a mix between the two. The only exception being the Orc Warlords in V, which can't learn any spells at all.
** ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' has a few classes like this (exactly which depend on what game it is). Most had Paladins (Priestly-Fighters, some had Archers (Wizardly Fighters who also are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), but VIII had Dark Elves (replacing Archers) and Vampires (replacing Paladins) instead.
* The Priest class from ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}''.
* Sora in ''KingdomHearts'' is a MagicKnight, JackOfAllStats, and the most powerful playable character. In fact, most keyblade wielders are some form of MagicKnight with varying levels of knight and mage, with characters like Riku, Terra, and Eraqus specializing in swordfighting, Xehanort and Aqua prefer magic, while Sora, Roxas, Xion, Vanitas, and Ventus are somewhere in between.
** Most of Organization XIII count as well, since each one has their one WeaponOfChoice and ElementalPowers, though some specialize in one or the other to various degrees.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'', a player who chooses not to focus on any of the three main skill trees of [[FighterMageThief Might, Sorcery and Finesse]] and instead spread their skill points between two of those disciplines will develop into a hybrid class. Might[=/=]Sorcery is a tank built to withstand both physical and elemental damage, and convert a portion of it into mana. Finesse[=/=]Sorcery is more of a FragileSpeedster who's dodge maneuver is replaced with a short-range teleport that also poisons nearby enemies. Spreading skill points equally between all three disciplines unlocks the [[JackOfAllStats Universalist]] who lacks any class-specific techniques and takes longer to get access to mid- and top-tier skills, but makes up for it by being better than other classes at what they ''do'' have access to.
* Want to be one of these in KingdomOfLoathing? Go ahead; just keep a different spell every time you ascend and you can use it as a non-mysticality class. Hell, everyone keeps Entangling Noodles since it's so useful (2-3 free turns of whiacking your foe).
** A successful [[BonusDungeon basement dive]] requires this, as the road to level 500 is paved with tests of endurance and magical energy, and populated with opponents immune to physical or spell damage. The post-ascension stat gains make it feasible to employ a wider range of [[BuffySpeak magical knightliness]].
* [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] has no problem summoning huge tornadoes and shooting {{Sword Beam}}s in between slashing at Kirby with Galaxia. And Galacta Knight is an even more powerful MagicKnight, summoning a StormOfBlades, shooting a laser from his lance, and causing several bolts of lightning to appear. The standout example, however, is [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia, whose fighting style includes both devastating magic and some really impressive physical attacks.]]
* Jedi Consulars from KnightsOfTheOldRepublic are basically this. They have frikkin laser swords and magic (read: Force) powers. Consulars took a hit to feat & skill progression, but could still hold their own with the lightsaber and throw [=AoE=] force powers and buff allies. Really, all three Jedi Classes (Consular, Guardian, and Sentinel) are basically MagicKnight variants, as all Jedi have some access to the Force. Same could be said for the Sith classes, though those might fall under a Blood MagicKnight type...is there a BloodMagicKnight trope? There is now!
* ''VideoGame/{{Langrisser}} II'' for the SegaGenesis takes this one a bit too far. ALL playable classes except Fighter and Pirate (which we can only assume is Lester's starting class) get magic, and most kind of knights end up having a good mix of buffing magic and offensive spells. However, the difference with mages is that their MP and magic power/range stay rather low and there's not much they can do about it (they can equip wands, which are not worth giving up a real weapon for, and they can't equip orbs). In fact, out of the 10 playable characters, 9 can potentially choose the actual "Magic Knight" class after their second class change.
* The titular Dragoons in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'', who are able to use magic and armor infused with the powers of dragons [[ElementalPowers according to element]].
* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' also qualifies in certain games where he's given spells, which includes all of the Zelda games produced by Nintendo except the original and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess.'' Though even those two Links could still use Magic Wands at least. Particularly in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''. Though a lot of the time, he's more of a gadget user, channeling raw magic into canes, medallions, and other types of magic-powered tools.
** The ''Twilight Princess'' incarnation of Zelda would also qualify, to a degree. She's shown wielding a sword in a cutscene, and also has quite considerable magical power.
** Also, Ganondorf is exceptional at both physical combat and magic, and actually being better than most dedicated fighters or mages. Being a giant demon pig capable of casting spells that rip open dimensions can do that. He's also skilled in two handed weapons, dual wielding, and strong enough to ruin entire islands...while having most of his power still sealed.
* The main hero of ''VideoGame/LightCrusader'' uses a sword but can also use spells when an element is equipped on him.
* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' MMORG allows Lore-masters (otherwise you classical stuff-and-spell wizards) to wield a sword on higher levels, making them much closer to that trope. Ministrels from the same game, who use songs with magical effects along with shields, medium armor and variety of weapons, are even closer to this trope.
** The highest level Lore-Masters can dual wield a sword and a staff ''at the same time'', when using the proper optional, unlockable "legendary trait". Since a staff is ''supposed'' to be a two handed weapon, this is a bit of a GameBreaker.
** More recent updates have made this an innate ability of the class, upon reaching a certain level, rather than spending a Legendary trait slot. The former trait was modified to instead buff the Lore-master's survivability and melee damage. Of course, the class is still extremely squishy -- only capable of wearing Light Armour and unable to use shields -- so trying to play them as a MagicKnight is high-risk, high-reward compared to playing as a more traditional mezzer/Nuker.
* Every member of Maxim's bloodline in the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' series is a MagicKnight:
** The Hero in ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'' wields swords and healing magic.
** Maxim is [[JackOfAllStats balanced between physical and magical power]], and can use the basic attack elements save for fire spells. Selan also counts, though she [[SquishyWizard leans more towards the magic side]]. [[OurElvesAreBetter Artea]] also counts, coupling archery with magic and being the only party member who can use [[HolyHandGrenade light magic]].
*** Maxim remains balanced in ''VideoGame/LufiaCurseOfTheSinistrals'', though he [[PlayingWithFire specializes in the fire element]] in this game.
** Wain is the party's primary Magic Knight in ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'', being [[HeroesPreferSwords the main sword-wielder]] combined with healing and [[AnIcePerson ice magic]]. It's only much later that you get more Magic Knights, [[QuirkyBard Yurist]] and [[OurElvesAreBetter Milka]].
* LuminousArc2 have the protagonist, Roland, becoming a Rune Knight to use one of six elemental magic in battle if the Witch he's [[ItMakesSenseInContext Engaged]] to was deployed as well. The effects of Engagement gives Roland use of magic, give a nice boost to one of his stats and an elemental [[LimitBreak Flash Drive]]. The game also have [[spoiler: Master Mattias, Bharva and late in the game, the Stinger Squad via vastly improved Runic Engines]].
** LuminousArc3 basically have an ''academy'' for Magi Knights, which Refi attends.
* Alex, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'', fit this bill, particularly in the SegaCD version of the game. In every version, he gains access to the extremely powerful Dragon spells, in addition to being the strongest fighter in the game (eventually outstripping even Kyle, the team's main tank). In the Sega CD version of the game, he had access to a wide variety of Fire spells, as well as Healing magic and the occasional "Kill Every Enemy on Screen" spell.
* Elta, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/MagicianLord''.
* The player character, Roy Temperance, can be built this way in ''Mars: War Logs''. He's a Technomancer, and as such has the power to control and generate electricity with the proper equipment. With points in both the Combatant and Technomancer trees, you can easily be a mostly-melee fighter who charges his weapon with electricity, protects himself with an electric shield, and attacks enemies outside melee range with lightning strikes.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', biotic users are the equivalent of magic users. The Soldier class is a warrior, the Adept is a mage, and the Vanguard is a mix of the two therefore it's a Magic Knight. Also by unlocking certain achievements, the player can choose a single skill as a "bonus talent" on any class. So a soldier or infiltrator can pick up a biotic skill, or an adept might learn to wield sniper rifles or shotguns.
** Shepard enjoys many magic knights among their allies. Urdnot Wrex, Jacob Taylor, Thane Krios, and Aria T'Loak are all modified Vanguards. There is also Samara, Morinth, and Javik; Adepts with the ability to use assault rifles. [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jack]] occupies an odd middle-ground between the Vanguard and Adept classes. Among the Sentinel party members, Kaidan Alenko [[TookALevelInBadass grew into a magic knight]] between games while Nyreen Kandros is one from the moment she appears.
** Any [[WitchSpecies asari]] that joins their military is required to be a magic knight.
* Archers and Paladins do this for Elemental and Self magic respectively in VideoGame/MightAndMagic 6.
** 7 carries over the classes, and also Rangers, who do it for ''both'' spell categories (Archers are set up as a hybrid of Knights and Sorcerors, Paladins are set up as a hybrid of Knights and Clerics, and Rangers are set up as a hybrid of Knights and [[TheRedMage Druids]]).
* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight R: Daibouken Hen'', all six main characters are basically this, with some of them more skilled at magic than physical weapons, and vice-versa. The sliding scale of the characters, from more skilled at magic, to more skilled at weapons, is the following: Sophia - Linda - [=MacLeod=] - Raizze - Lesley - Hanna.
* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', the Knight class starts out as a heavily armored but weaker combat character, but has the ability to become an effective spellcaster as well, once some spells have been learned and magic-friendly armor acquired. OTOH, even the Wizard can be fairly effective at bashing things with a staff or stabbing them with a magic dagger.
* Every single character in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series, but specifically in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' where every character specializes in a specific type of spell. The only person who can't use spells in either game is a temp character, and even then, he has magic-like skills.
* The protagonists of each primary ''PhantasyStar'' game -- Alis, Rolf, Chaz, and the third-generation characters of ''[=PSIII=]'' (especially Sean) -- are all Magic Knights.
** The games generally avert this in-universe; true Magic is something that can only be used by members of a race of psychics called Espers, with "techniques" being usable by almost anyone and generally treated as something of a martial arts trick. Kyra, being the only known Esper who can equip heavy-type armors and use a weapon that isn't a staff, fits the MagicKnight trope best.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' provides some leeway as to what character classes can equip what weapons and magic techniques (except for Androids, who can't use magic at all), but two classes stand out: the [=HUnewearl=] (a female newman Hunter) can develop better proficiency for magic than other hunter classes while maintaining full use of melee weapons, while the [=FOmar=] (a male human Force) is better apt at using melee weapons than other Force classes.
** ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' makes it easier to build Magic Knight classes: thanks to the subclass system, players can play as a Hunter or Fighter while having access to the Force and Techer's suite of magic abilities, or vice versa. However, [[AwesomeButImpractical this kind of playstyle is hard to master]] since only a fraction of your subclass's stats are added to your main class, leaving you with weakened magic or melee combat abilities (unless you can get your hands on a melee weapon with magic attack stats, or a magic weapon with melee attack stats). Episode 3 introduces a dedicated Magic Knight class called the Bouncer, which uses [[DualWielding Dual Blades]] for melee combat and [[JetPack Jet]] [[TrickedOutShoes Boots]] for magic.
* Dakkon in ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. ''The Karach sings true!''
** The Nameless One can inadvertently become one of these due to his unique leveling system and equipment selection. If you level him as a fighter, then switch to mage later, you keep all the physical stats you earned from a fighter, but you are functionally still a full mage in terms of casting.
* A good number of {{Pokemon}} fall under this category. Their defensive stats and speed vary, but they can all deal decent physical ''and'' special damage and often have a large enough move pool to take advantage of both. They find their place on the team in the form of "mixed sweepers" (unless their user raises them to specialize in one offensive type or the other.) Prime examples of these Pokemon include Infernape, Lucario, Magmortar, Hydreigon, Eelektross, Greninja, [[BadassAdorable Azelf]], Deoxys (particularly Deoxys-A,) Giratina in both forms, Jirachi, and Celebi.
** Generation VI brings us Aegislash, the Steel/Ghost possessed sword with stats of 150 in attack AND special attack in its attack forme.
** Other less prominent examples include Seviper, Zoroark, Salamence, Emboar, Honchkrow, Raichu, and Houndoom.
* Your daughter can become one in second PrincessMaker.
* Lagnus from ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' is depicted as one in his attack animations. In ''Madou Monogatari Saturn'' he's a swordsman backed with a couple of light-based magic spells, one of which being a potent healing rain. In contrast, the dark wizard Schezo learned his magic first before he obtained his sword.
* The {{Paladin}} from the ''QuestForGlory'' series qualifies: In ''QuestForGloryIII'' earning the Heal ability automatically adds the Magic skill, enabling the Paladin to learn almost all of the spells in the game (except for the handful that being the Wizard class in mandatory for, such as Summon Staff). More mundanely, it's possible to start as a Fighter and add the Magic Skill at character creation as early as ''QuestForGloryI''.
* Stocke from ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' can chop, dice, throw fire and heal you in a pinch
* The Sage and the Professor/Scholar of ''RagnarokOnline'' is capable of being a Magic Knight. Unfortunately, he/she suffers from being a melee type now... (shift from attack speed to faster casting times), a GlassCannon for his magical roots, slower casting time and luck (Auto Spell has a 25% chance of automatically casting while attacking physically).
** Older classes can function like this. Monks function as healers. Priests can [[DropTheHammer clobber]] [[EpicFlail things]] and still [[TurnUndead use Magnus Exorcismus for killing undead mobs]]. Paladins and Crusaders have [[HolyHandGrenade a ranged magical holy-element attack]]. The newer classes make it even easier. Rune Knights [[GameBreaker can use their magic attack with their physical attack]]. Royal Guards are an upgrade of Paladins. And Archbishops have skills that not only buff their attack, but allow them to use their magic to attack enemies while meleeing them, similar to Rune Knights.
* In the ''RuneFactory'' game series, if you choose to train your combat skills and your magic skills, you can definitely become one of these, slinging deadly fireballs as easily as you beat foes into submission with your sword.
* Frantz and Angela from ''VideoGame/RustyHearts''.
* Sacred and its sequel had several characters (i.e. classes) with this sort of potential, most notably the Wood Elf in the first game, the Inquisitor in the second, and the Seraphim in both. Oddly enough, though there is a character ''called'' a Battlemage in the first game, and who claims at creation to be good at combat too, he's very squishy and is best played as a pure magic user.
* The SNES version of ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' had an odd variant of this. You could run around, and cast magic, and even throw a little cyberware into your flesh. Sounds fine... but the TabletopRPG it's based on tends to have a rather strict separation between magic and cyberware -- namely, the more you slap metal into you, the less able you are to toss magic missiles. This also happens in the Genesis version, where spellcasters are better off not installing any cyberware.
** The xBox 360 shooter version is the same way, allowing deportation and cybercrap in the same character.
* Arthur from the original ''ShiningForce'' definitely fits this trope. Even though at first he's really weak, he becomes significantly stronger than almost any other knight, magic or not. At this point his magic pretty much sucks, but he's still the only useful fighter that can use magic besides the BareFistedMonk.
** Max, the main character, who, on top of being a good fighter, has some use in magic. Mainly it's for the "he who fights and runs away..." spell Egress, though he can cast the spell called Supernova.
** Also, from ''Shining Force II'' onwards, most the main characters in the series could learn Bolt magic. The heroes in ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'' take it up a notch in their final promotion forms by learning the super powerful [[PlayingWithFire Inferno]] spell.
* Faize Sheifa Beleth from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope''. He casts attack symbology from the get-go, he can wear the same armor as [[TheHero Edge]], and his weapon is a rapier. [[spoiler: His replacement,]] Arumat is on the other side of the spectrum as a [[SinisterScythe scythe wielding]] warrior with access to [[DishingOutDirt Earth]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] symbols. Edge himself supplements his sword skills with low-level healing and mid-level Light symbols.
* Some characters in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series wielded swords in the front row, and were still very proficient in using rune spells.
** The main character of each game is almost always an example, starting out as an [[LightningBruiser excellent physical fighter]] and later gaining access to one of the incredibly powerful True Runes. The sole exception is Chris Lightfellow from the third game, whose magic stats are so low that she can't even use her Rune's fourth-level spell without excessive power-leveling (or farming lots of stat-increase items for her).
*** This isn't much of an issue if she gets the True Water Rune, since that Rune's most useful spell is first-level, and as a healing spell, isn't much affected by a low magic stat. She is therefore a very useful paladin-type MagicKnight. She makes an awful Flame Champion, though.
**** While it is true that Chris is a poor rune caster, giving her the True Fire rune has the side effect of granting Hugo the True Water rune. Hugo, mounted on Fubar, with access to almost unlimited healing, can solo (well, duo) the final boss. Not bad for an RPG with six (6) party slots.
* The main character of ''{{Summoner}}'', Joseph, plays this fairly straight. He's a competent swordsman and can wear decent armor, he buffs and heals very well (and slings damage magic not-quite-so-well, especially if you're playing him as a front-liner), and as the titular Summoner he can conjure spirits, golems, and other monsters of great power.
* The (now defunct) online game ''TabulaRasa'' all-but based the game on the concept, with general ''logos'' that everyone could use, and other ones related to job specialty.
* TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis has the Warlock. It can be unlocked by having a character gain the medal: Pen and the Sword. Valkyrie, female counterpart, can also count.
* Most magic users in ''{{Tales Series}}'' have decent capacity for physical combat, though the exact degree varies.
** Kratos and Zelos in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Though they had significant stats for both, they have less techs for magic and fighting.
*** In the sequel, Marta starts out more of a 'white mage,' but is competent in physical combat, and later learns damaging spells as well. Possibly just because Tales' real-time combat makes a pure mage irritating to keep around, and a pure healer that can only heal one person at a time has mixed usefulness in a game where using an item doesn't cost you a 'turn.'
** Most characters in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' were a MageKnight of a specific element to one degree or another, some more physical (Stan) and some castier (Philia). Ditto ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence''. In ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts''' Kohak and Kunzite are both close-range fighters with a spell list, and Hisui is a Mage Archer.
** Everyone in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' has physical and magical skill sets, although it was clear who was meant to be frontliners (Kyle and Loni), nukers (Reala and Harold), or do a little bit of both (Judas and Nanaly).
** Raven from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' qualifies, but he also has many unique abilities to compensate for his averageness.
*** [[ThePaladin Flynn]] from the PS3 port of Vesperia also applies, if possibly only slightly. He's the only character apart from Estelle who can use Light-element spells (on purpose, anyways. Patty can cast them as well but it's a random chance in her case), plus he's a very capable swordsman. He's more of the "Knight first, Mage second" type considering his physical skills outnumber his spells.
** Virtually everyone in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' qualifies to an extent. Aside from Asbel, who is a physical attacker only, every other character is capable of both casting spells and being used as a melee attacker. However, it's obvious some characters have more prowess at one or the other and LightningBruiser Sophie's magic is limited to healing and support artes making her more CombatMedic than magic knight. Among the party, Richard is the most textbook example of a magic knight, with his skills evenly divided between short-range melee attacks and long-range spells.
*** Technically, everyone in Graces is a magic knight from a meta perspective, as Assualt Arte damage is calculated using the physical attack stat, and Burst Arte damage is calculated using the magic attack stat.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has Anise, a SquishyWizard who rides around on a giant stuffed puppet with impressive physical skills as well as being the go-to party member for [[BlackMagicianGirl dark-elemental magic]], and Jade "the Necromancer" Curtiss, who specialises in [[MagicByAnyOtherName fonic artes]], yet has impressive skills with a spear as well (including using a fonic arte to store his spear in the skin of his arm when he's not using it).
*** Abyss also has [[GuestStarPartyMember Asch]] who, in addition to having all of [[TheHero Luke's]] sword skills, also possesses a number of high level spells long before anyone else in your party will have access to anything that powerful. Unfortunately, his stats more closely resemble those of a pure swordsman, rendering his spells fairly useless since he lacks the magical attack power to back them up and cannot modify any of them with fields of fonons.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has Milla, Rowen, and Elise. The first leans more towards the "knight" side of the equation, her unique ability allowing her to transform her magic artes into physical artes, and having more physical artes overall. The second leans more towards the magic, his ability instead increasing its potency using button inputs, though you can alternatively forgo it in favor of ''much'' faster casting speed using a skill. The third strikes something of a balance, her unique ability allowing her to switch between enhanced magic and enhanced physical artes, and having skills that let you specialize in either regard. Her frailness tends to make the latter approach a practical option only in the hands of a player, though.
*** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' adds a fourth into the equation in the form of Musee, who has an equal split between physical and magical artes, though her abilities favor the use of the latter. It also introduces a new skill for all four characters to use that increases their casting speed proportionate to how many hits they've dealt in their current combo, which can allow you to seamlessly incorporate magic artes into them once you've dealt enough hits, making for some very stylish and flashy combos.
* ''TalesOfMajEyal'' has a ton of these. You start out with the Arcane Blade and Shadowblade, and can unlock around six others, eventually getting one MagicKnight class for every meta-class except "Mage." Temporal Wardens add BowAndSwordInAccord to the mix for ultimate versatility.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s Youmu Konpaku. Explicitly stated to be quite good at both using her swords and magic. Things get especially hairy when she starts using both at the same time (Asura Sword, Hell God Sword, Hungry King Sword, and her Last Word...heck, all of her spellcards to some degree, even if some are supposed to be her using her swords to fling danmaku or cut bullets). Using her in the fighting games demands this of the player as well.
** If a character is depicted as having a melee weapon, then they are invariably examples this trope because they can use spellcards in addition to their weapon of choice. Case in point: [[PersonOfMassDestruction the Scarlet Sisters]], [[ForTheEvulz Hinanawi Tenshi]], [[KnightInShiningArmor Toramaru Shou]], and [[AncientConqueror Toyosatomimi-no-Miko]].
** While certainly not knights in behavior or weapon choice, it is heavily implied that if not for the spell card rules, [[ChineseGirl Hong Meiling]], [[PintsizedPowerhouse Ibuki Suika]], [[BoisterousBruiser Hoshiguma Yuugi]], and [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kazami Yuuka]] are just as if not more dangerous with physical attacks than magic ones.
* TrinitySoulsOfZillOll: Areus
* The Druid and Paladin classes from the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series - with the Druid leaning more toward magic and the Paladin more toward physical combat. (And in the later games, the "Avatar" class that only the protagonist gets.)
** Actually, let's break this down by game a little. In ''VideoGame/UltimaIV, there are 8 classes, and 3 of them are entirely one or the other- Mage, Warrior, and Shepherd. The other three are all hybrids. ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' is where this trope really comes into its own, though- there are only three classes for [=NPCs=] now- Mage, Warrior, and Bard, where the Bard is a MagicKnight. Then the protagonist is of class "The Avatar", which can get as good at magic or fighting as anyone else and is TheHero.
* ''Videogame/VagrantStory'''s protagonist Ashley Riot is proficient in a wide variety of weapons and fighting styles, and can teach himself spells from the Grimoires he finds over the course of the game.
* Most Hero characters in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' fit into this role as their abilities usually can be used both for magical and non-magical attack.
** As well as Strength casters from DefenseOfTheAncients. Earthshaker and Dragon Knight are good examples of this.
* The Shake King in ''VideoGame/WarioLand Shake It''. He's physically imposing, has the same brute force based attacks as Wario, mainly for the first half of the battle... and can shoot both massive laser beams and lightning bolts all over the arena.
* The main character of VideoGame/WarriorsOfMightAndMagic, Alleron, is probably one, since he can use any kind of weapons, armors and shields and can still cast spells.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'' lets any of the 4 characters learn magic through equipping Guardians. However only two characters can get close to Magic Knight, Clive and Gallows. The other two,Virgina and Jet, have poor physical stats and poor magic stats respectively.
* Geralt (and all witchers) from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' is a lightly armored swordsman with a small array of magical abilities. He's also a bit of an engineer and an alchemist, able to make things like bombs, traps, and healing potions.
* [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Neku Sakuraba]] is unique among Players in that he is capable of using every pin in the Game. This means he can wield "positive" psychs, like [[BladeSpam Shockwave]] and [[{{Shoryuken}} Vulcan Uppercut]], and "negative" psychs, like [[PlayingWithFire Pyrokinesis]] and [[ShockAndAwe Thunderbolt]], with equal proficiency.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' is full of such hybrids. The Shaman is a [[GlassCannon Nuker]] / [[TheMedic Healer]] who can wield hefty weapons and upgrade to mail armor, and on top of that he's a Device-type [[AnAdventurerIsYou Mezzer]] with his Totems. The Paladin is a Healer/[[StoneWall Tank]] with the most impressive and complex Mezzing ability in the game, and one of only two classes able to equip shields and plate armor. Before the expansions blurred the lines, the Shaman and the Paladin were the game's original Magic Knight classes and were nicely balanced against each other: Shamans were exclusive to the Horde and Paladins to the Alliance and both played the role of ChurchMilitant. However, Shamans place more emphasis on spellcasting (though melee is a viable option) while Paladins are more melee-oriented.
** There are also several [=NPCs=] that casts damaging spells while wearing heavy armour, or can both melee and cast spells quite well.
** Druids also muck around in Magic Knight territory to a degree-they normally have to change forms in order to cast spells or tank, but a talent in their offensive spellcasting tree nets them a substantial armor boost-potentially allowing them to have warrior-level armor. That this talent also results in them turning into a giant owl-chicken-demon thing is regarded as a bonus by druids.
** The ''Wrath of the Lich King'' expansion adds Death Knights, fallen warriors who augment their martial abilities with [[BlackMagic necromancy]].
** Thrall, Warchief of the Horde, started out as a gladiatorial warrior, but later learned shamanistic magic, which he uses in combination with his full plate armor and warhammer.
** The dragon species and probably most other "higher beings." Kalecgos, a blue dragonflight, is describe as having "the powers of a sorcerer and the strength of a warrior."
** Despite being considered the greatest warrior among the Titans, the current ultimate BigBad of the Warcraft Universe is more than capable of casting extremely powerful magic.
** In the [[ExpandedUniverse novels]], the mage Rhonin is also a decent enough fighter. The later novels show his hand-to-hand combat skills increasing, but his magic powers increase more rapidly, so he is not entirely 50/50.
* Notable subversion: the main character of the old UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum Magic Knight series (actually named Magic Knight) suffers greatly in the actual knight department, although [[SamusIsAGirl she]] can cast lightning bolts strong enough to weld golden sundials back together in ''Knight Tyme''.
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* In ''Webcomic/CrimsonFlag'' most Gray Reyn can use magic, so naturally their soldiers and nobles fall under this trope. Red Reyn appear to specialize, though the queen's bodyguard Sir Bryce uses a lot of [[http://crimsonflagcomic.com/comic.php?comicID=148 enchanted weapons]].
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Raven and Abraham are this which means their battle consisted of swordfighting and spellcasting. Halfway through the battle Abraham forgets that Raven is this and suffers for it.
* {{Roza}} [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2009-07-13 wants to be one]].
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', ''[[AxeCrazy Black Mage]]'' is, funnily enough, more of a MagicKnight than [[{{Munchkin}} Red Mage]], TheRedMage [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Who Doesn't Do Anything]] except [[StopHelpingMe when]] [[ForbiddenChekhovsGun he]] [[PlayedForLaughs does]]). Red Mage is the [[MagicKnight Swords,]] [[BlackAndWhiteMagic Black Magic, White Magic]] type of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Red]] [[TheRedMage Mage]], but Black Mage does far more physical damage (and slaughtered many) with his knives than Red Mage has ever done outside of experimental surgery.
** Some noteworthy examples: Black Mage has taken down an entire city guard with his knives, slain an entire doomsday cult of Mindflayers after losing the element of surprise, and even ''blown up an iceberg'' by hacking at it with his knife because he'd run out of daily destruction spells.
--->[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/01/18/episode-504-tis-a-good-question/ Black Mage: Why would it explode?!]]
*** He also solo killed [[spoiler: [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/04/30/episode-1123-endgame/ all four Fiends, at once,]] when they'd been summoned from Hell]] using nothing but his knives. [[spoiler: Then he stole their souls and gained almost as much power as he'd had when he ''took over Hell.'']] The best part is that the other Light Warriors were just planning to fight without bothering to include BM.
** Canonically Black Mage is still the GlassCannon, but RuleOfFunny allows him to sustain more AmusingInjuries than he should be able to. Because when is it ''not'' funny to see Black Mage injured?
*** Well, maybe not ''just'' RuleOfFunny. Black Mage is the Glass Cannon, yes - but that's in only in comparison to ''the other Light Warriors.'' Fighter is able to survive almost any kind of attack even before getting his class change (which allows him to block every kind of attack imaginable, even ''fatal falling damage''), the Fiend of Fire couldn't even seriously injure him, and he can survive underwater, without air, for 20 minutes or more. Red Mage was eaten by the Fiend of Water, his last choked words that his skeleton was being pushed out through his mouth... and then cut his way out of the beast about a minute later. A similar situation occured when he was eaten by a fire dragon who refused to help the party across a river of lava, because riding on his back would prove fatal to humans. And Thief is expert enough at escaping or avoiding attacks that we rarely see his durability.
* As ''[[{{Webcomic/Drowtales}} Drowtales]]'' tend to have a more realistic approach to how magic would work, most Drow/elfkind soldiers and fighters have some degree of magic power and fighting prowess - anyone who specializes solely in either tend not to do well (exceptions exist). True "magic knights" however tend to be more experienced overall and most ranking members of an army will be a force to be reckoned with either way. As a specific example, Sarv'wati, one of the Imperial daughters of the Queen, leads the bulk of the Sharen army, is one of the most potent spellcasters in the underworld and is the only one to have defeated Quain'tana in martial combat. [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=445 In an early page]], a duel between the leaders of 2 different military branches quickly degenerates into a magic-heavy battle.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' has the fighters known as fishermen, originating from the practice of slaying gigantic aquatic beasts. They mainly use [[FunctionalMagic Shinsoo]] in reinforcement techniques or give short blasts, as opposed the Wave Controllers, who only use combat magic and Spear Bearers, who specialize in close combat.
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* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Rinoa]] in ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'' is shown to be rather handy with her melee weapons, as well as capable of summoning tornadoes and freezing lava solid.
* The Black Lion, a mystic villain from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse, is a literal MagicKnight. Once an armored medieval knight, he is now been kept alive for nine hundred years through dark and sinister magic. In addition to his skills with a sword, he is also a powerful sorcerer in his own right.
* In ''Literature/MotherOfLearning'', Zorian's friend Taiven was trained in nonmagical fighting since she was a small girl before going on to learn combat magic at the academy.
* Many fighters in NocteYin are adept at both magic and weaponry.
* Derek the Bard, of WarningReadersAdvisory is both a wizard and a swordsman.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Fey is currently turning herself from a SquishyWizard into this. She's learning Tai Chi and swordfighting. Considering who she's up against, this is a good thing.
* From Wiki/TheWorldbuildProject, both the Sword-Dancers and Justicars of the [[WillingChanneler Rohomajeshi]] fit this description to some extent.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Prince Zuko demonstrates proficiency in both [[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] and [[HeroesPreferSwords swordsmanship]], allowing him to beat Jet in a swordfight where he cannot reveal his Firebending, as well as [[spoiler:beating his own father Ozai on the Day of Black Sun]]. Additionally, he effortlessly wipes the floor with Sokka when the latter demanded they find out who the better swordsman was.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has the [[BlackKnight Fright Knight]], who can fire energy blasts or seal his opponents by slashing them with his sword.
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' both Demona and Macbeth count, though Macbeth is more solidly a fighter who uses magic when he has too, while Demona is a more even split between the two abilities.
* [[TheCaptain Shining Armor]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is this. He's captain of the entire Royal Guard, and possesses high tier magical abilities like being able to [[BarrierWarrior put a force-field]] around the ''entire capital city''.
* The WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}} were an entire collection of these. They all had the power to transform into their [[AnimalMotifs totem forms]], and they also had their own individual power staffs and magical abilities, when they didn't have the power to charge and control {{Magitek}} vehicles.
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