The Exiles in Path of Exile are often categorized depending on the attributes that contribute the most to their effectiveness. They are therefore divided into Pure and Hybrid classes. The Duelist class belongs to the latter due to its reliance on both the Strength and Dexterity attributes. Duelists make good collectors of POE Currency due to their flexibility and survivability.
Hybrid classes are the second type of classes Exile in the game are categorized as. Their key trait is that they rely on two or more attributes to become effective. This also allows Hybrid classes to be more flexible in their builds. They can often wear various accessories that help in increasing their multiple specialties. Another advantage of Hybrid classes is their adaptability to weapons. They can often wield either range or melee weapons and still be a force to be reckoned with in the battlefield.
Duelists use a mix of Strength and Dexterity to survive in Wraeclast. This allows him to be proficient in both Bow a and swords. POE Credits this Hybrid class can wield include two-handed swords, longbows, one hand swords and shields. The duelist also survives through dodge and parry thanks to their affinity to Dexterity. The starting stats of a Duelist are 23 Strength, 23 Dexterity and 14 Intelligence.
With regards to gear and equipment the Duelist can wear or use Path of Exile Items on, there are plentiful. These quick tempered Exiles can wear Helmets for their heads and Brigandines, Doublets, and Lamellar for their body. Scale Gauntlets and Boots are often seen on their hands and feet. For those who choose a sword and shield approach, they can don Round Shields to fend off blows.