The Cleric is a starting class in Dark Souls 2.
A Cleric on a pilgrimage.
High faith and miracles
guide the way.
Weapons: Mace, Cleric's Sacred Chime
Armor: Archdrake Robes
Items: Lifegem (x10)
Notes: An extremely useful starting class due to the limited amount of Estus Flasks early in the game - their 3 Heal miracles function the same as Estus Flask. Their mace is also a very powerful weapon early-on in the game. They only start with one robe, but it has high defense - you can buy armor from Maughlin to augment it and it will be higher than the other starter armors, you may also wear Imported Set given at the start before being able to acquire armors. The cleric must start off 2-handing the mace, and will need to put one more point in strength before they can one-hand it effectively in combination with a shield. Once you get to 18 strength and 8 dex, you can buy another mace and power stance them for huge attack power. Note the full Archdrake Set is obtained in Shrine of Amana from Archdrake Clerics that drop the armor pieces, their mace or the Slumbering Dragon Shield, so this is considered a rare armor piece like the Black Hollow Mage Robes for the Sorcerer.