If you had asked me several months ago whether or not I thought that the Sword Offhand was worth using, I would have said no. Compared to the pistol, it doesn’t seem a particularly viable choice. However, I have come to love and favour a Sword/Sword play style over Sword/Pistol. The Phantasmal Swordsman is great for several reasons, the first being that it actually acts as a Leap Combo, meaning when you use the skill you too gain such Combo benefits if in the right Field. The Swordsman also deals considerable damage (in excess of 5,500 with the right builds) while also being capable of avoiding damage because it leaps in and out of combat. The fact you can also have its cool down to as little as 9 seconds makes it formidable.