The Swordsman is a starting class in Dark Souls 2
Finely skilled swordsman.
Fights gracefully with strong weapons
in both hands.
Swordsman Starting Equipment and Items
Notes and Tips About Swordsman
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.
See builds for more information.