Well, sort of anyway. I see alot of people asking for help with their Swordsman template. So, I figured that I would drop a few of the "better" templates that I have come up with. So, here goes.
Master Swordsman/Master Doctor
Speaks for it's self, really. My personal favorite for PvE. You can buff yourself, heal yourself, heal your states, poison, disease, bleeds and nearly anytying else. The only problem lies in the lack of defenses. But, who needs defenses when you have good armor and the ability to heal almost anything? As always, Musician and Dancer buffs are a great idea for this and any template when taking on Super-Mobs.
Master Swordsman/Doctor 4000/Combat Medic 3004
Right, this is a handy one. Especially for those of you who really don't care about buffing yourself. You can get Stim D's that are experimented down to your Medecine Use and all of the Heal State packs are usually down there anyway. So, the only thing that you are missing is the ability to buff and the ability to craft. But...Who really wants to craft their own stuff anyway? The CM adds a nice flavor in there as you are now able to throw DOTs on anything you want. Believe me...It really speeds up those Night Sister Elders and Krayts when you are flying solo. This template works quite well for PvP and PvE. Again, the drawback is in the defenses. You don't have a whole lot and should get used to using those Cure State packs alot. But, overall this one is fun and solid.
Master Swordsman/Doctor 4000/Fencer 3440
Once again, you see the importance of Doctor with Swordsman. You are up close and personal with anything that you fight and will be there until the deed is done...Hopefully. However, in this template you see the use of Fencer. This stacks on the little extra defense that you have been missing. Some people would use Teras Kasi Artist instead of Fencer. But, when you do the math, Fencer is just a better choice. Be mindful that your Fencer is only for defenses. This is not a template where you should fall back on your Stun Baton or Gaffi Stick. Though, I think that falling back on another weapon is a bad idea in the first place. Unless it is a DOT weapon and if you have DOT Swordsman weapon...Well...You just suck. This one is pretty simple. You can heal yourself and stay relatively unscathed. It works for PvP and PvE.
Master Swordsman/Master Brawler/Fencer 4440/Teras Kasi Artist 4304/Pikeman 0020
Hooray for Defense stacking! For those of you who don't like Doc at all and don't even want to heal yourself...Here is your answer. Just Swordsman ass-whoopin and Brawler Defenses. With this template you come fresh out of the box with a very wide array of dizzys a knockdown for your Swordsman and a few little tricks in the bag. Once again, I don't like the idea of switching weapons mid-fight, but if your sword won't make the dizzy stick for the KD, use the Vibro Knuckler or the trusty Stun Baton. However, I would suggest putting some Medic in this. You can pick and choose what you want and don't want out of it. This is a very nice "Tank" template. With this, you are everybody's friend. Moreover...The Doc in your group will quickly become your best friend, lol.
Master Swordsman/Master Fencer/Pistoleer 0040/TKA 3000
Another ode to defense stacking. Just a little different way of going about it. This particular template has very nice Defense Vs. stats. All Defense Vs. are close to, at, or over 100. Which is nice. However, you find yourself somewhat lacking in the melee and ranged defense department. If you have a constant SL that you run around with, this will not be a problem. But, if you are more of a soloist, such as myself. Not such a good idea. It is a nice template, though. One more suited for PvP as the status effects run rampant there. But, you should be mostly safe from them with this little number.
Master Swordsman/Master Rifleman
On a personal note, I say bleck to this one. Alot of people think that this template would be great. Which is a justified assumption until you look at it closely. While you are an offensive powerhouse to be sure, you will be lacking any sort of defensive capability whatsoever. Very little Melee and Ranged Defense, not much for Defense Vs., and your ability to heal yourself is non-existant. But! You can change that as you have a fair amount of points leftover to play with. But, I just don't find it to be enough to do anything to really change the weaknesses in this template. But, go ahead and try it. You might like it.
Master Swordsman/Combat Medic 4404
Okay, this is alot like the first one. But, you have CM instead of Doc. *Gasp* Was that not clear before? Anyhoo...You can now lay somewhat better DOTs and do it much faster. This template is nice, as you can heal yourself rather effectively. However, you are lacking defenses and the ability to cure states. Well...There isn't much to the imagination with this one.
See? That wasn't so bad, was it? Before I wrap this up, I will give you my personal opinon and some tips on template building. My personal favorite here is Master Swordsman/Master Doctor. Very versatile. You may end up on your ass alot, but you will always get back up if you do it right. Who needs Defense Vs. when you can just heal them away? The ability to buff is VERY nice for long sessions of hunting as well. Now, for the template building tips. The main thing that you want to remember is where to find what you need. I have already done this for you. Somewhat.
Melee/Ranged Defense: Teras Kasi Artist and Fencer are your best bets.
Defense Vs. Effects: Pistoleer Techniques line is ultimate for this. Also, Teras Kasi Artist and Fencer have some nice trees.
Healing: Medic and Doctor. Duh.
Additional DOTs: Combat Medic. Duh.
Although, I think that the last two were somewhat unneccesary...I thought that someone would ask. So, I thought I should say it anyway.
Well, I hope that this has helped you to either find a template or at least give you some guidance on how to make one for yourself. Now...Get out there and hit things in the head like there is no tomorrow!