I have picked the wanderer class for a couple of reasons. one he/she starts with the highest dex out of all the classes. Two he/she is one of the two best fit to kill vanguard, the training level boss (if you kill him you are a badass). After defeating phalanx level up your strength, or vitality, or endurance. go with strength first because all the katanas need 18 strength. in level 1-1 get a spear (it powns ass in 2-1, 2-2). start upgrading the short spear to +7. go to 1-2 to short bow to defeat the 2-1 boss, start upgrading the short bow that you get to +7. after defeating the 2-1 boss, use some of the souls to buy about 100 arrows, if u have the short bow +3or 4 u should pown the red dragon in 1-2 at the first tower. upgrade your spear as much as possible. go to 2-2 and defeat flamelurker using the wall cheat (see the bosses page for details). while killing flamelurker two hand your spear and slab some sticky white stuff for extra affect (yes this sentence sounds funny on purpose). after killing him go to blacksmith ed and give him flamelurker's souls (just talk to him, then leave, then talk to him again). after doing that you con upgrade to short bow +7 to the lava bow, and the short spear +7 to the scraping spear. the scraping spear is the best thing for this class until you get a katana because it gets a a bonus for dex. by now you should be around soul level 25 ish. i hate the tower of latira, so i skipped over it to 4-1 and it was pretty easy. just lock on to the rolly guys and start poking. the black doulbe katana guys are easy with the lava bow too. kill vanguard with the lava bow as well ,so make sure u come into 4-1 with at least 50 arrows. after defeating flamelurker and vanguard the tower knight in 1-2 is a piece of cake, just use turpentine or a dragon weapon. by now you should be upgrading the katana. farm from the black katana guys. by now u should be soul level 30 ish. go and kill adjudicator, use fire stuff. this is where u can soul farm for no work at all. go to adjudicator's archstone and go kill the reaper with your lava from the tunnel with graverobber bilge. by now u should be on your way to being a great samuri warrior, so i am going to leave u be and form the rest of your samuri how u want. just remember that Tashio has thought u all u know, use what i have thought u wisely.
- rolling is the wanderer's friend in the beginning, u can roll so roll like the wind. it gets really annoying because the wooden shield doesn't have full 100% block so some damage aways gets through.
- try to get blue phantoms, you still get the same amount of souls even if a blue phantom kills a guy. and it also makes boss battles soooooooooo much easier.
- take out your scraping spear if a black phantom invades, even if he/she kills u. u just put them back about 10,000 souls to repair their armor because of the scraping spears ability.
-in all just try to be a badass becuase this build screams badass.