Let’s get something straight here

Punch wizard: Mage/primary caster that punches people, typically to apply spells and/or as their primary melee option 

Example:  Alex Louis Armstrong (Full Metal Alchemist)

Originally posted by tisiphon

Fistomancer: Overly adamant Bigby’s hand users and/or a caster that summon fists/punching spirits/other punching forces to bludging/beat up/decimate foes. 

Example: Jostaro Kujo (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

Originally posted by jetstreamsammi

Punchlock: Warrior who is only able to rely on unarmed combat either through some vow, deal, arcane curse, or other means in which they do not or cannot use weapons.


Arcane fist: A warrior who uses their fists, though not necessarily without weapons, mixed with (typically arcane) magic as their primary method of combat. Typically will delivers spells by punching.

Example: Yang Xiao Long

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom

Muscle Wizard: A wizard with high strength, beautiful muscles, and often high charisma, who uses their displays of strength for unorthodox solutions and/or diplomacy

Example: Alex Louis Armstrong (again)

Originally posted by cyosecret

See also: Pipe organ bard

Mind you, it should be clear that these are not exclusive terms. As it stands, Ro is a punchlock/arcane fist and mixing styles is completely allowed. There’s also the unarmed magus, which is exactly as it sounds, the celestial timebomb, and the bear puncher, which is a druid that turns into bears or other animals and punches things (I know it’s confusing).

Glad we could clear that up. Please let me know if I missed anything.