The Explorer is a starting class in Dark Souls 2.
Not terribly powerful,
but has many items.
Explorer Starting Equipment and Items
Weapons: Dagger, Wood Bolt (x20)
Armor: Traveling Merchant Set
Items: Lifegem (x20), Witching Urn (x8), Aromatic Ooze (x4), Prism Stone (x5), Rusted Coin (x2), Repair Powder, Pharros Lockstone (x1), Spell Quartz Ring
Notes and Tips About Explorer
Notes: One of the weakest classes in terms of offense, they are almost on par with the Deprived despite being at level 10, and their item based special attacks are limited. Few of the items he has are ones that can't be obtained from early game merchants. However, the Pharros Lockstone may come in handy to open a treasure room, they do start with the highest Adaptablilty among all classes, so you may invest into a Dex. build if you want to have a character with decent dodging frame or climbing speed. Also, their 20 Lifegems are quite handy early on, that is until the moment when the merchants sell infinite Lifegems.
See builds for more information.