So I've been thinking of making a swordsman as a challenge for myself to see if I can make the ultimate pvp build (specifically ranked and hopefully budokai if it ever gets fixed) out of a pretty mediocre class. For some my build may look crazy so ill explain before i drop the link, So once you start ranked you start with no rp, thats where the combo of opening roar and energy recovery come in. these two skills gurantee that you will be able to spam mss kd, not to mention youll be virtually un touchable because of scintillation and maxed guard.. those two skills combined will leave your opponent unable to touch you.. mix that with concentration and cool down gear you take the already minimal cooldown of 8 secs for block and can chop that all the way down.. Recommended gear for this build would be a mix of focus and cooldown..
With this character I will prove that swordsman can be just as strong as fighters..
If you have any questions let me know!