The Swordsman is a starting class in Dark Souls 2

Finely skilled swordsman.
Fights gracefully with strong weapons
in both hands.

Soul Level Vigor Endurance Vitality Attunement Strength Dexterity Adaptability Intelligence Faith
12 4 8 4 6 9 16 6 7 5

Weapons: Scimitar +1, Shortsword +1
Armor: Wanderer Set
Items: Lifegem (x10)

Notes: A class for those who like fast attacks with dexterity-based weapons or want to try out dual-wielding. You had better be good at dodging, since the Vigor is very low. Needs 8 more DEX and 2 more STR to Power Stance the starting weapons making the dual wielding abilities more powerful. If you can't power stance yet, you might want to temporarily replace the Shortsword with a shield. You can swap out the right hand weapon for Rapier to retain the parrying ability upon power stance.

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