Hey guys, need your help for a bit.
Please keep the spoilers to a minimum. I'm halfway through Drangleic castle and know just about nothing about the upcoming areas.
Ok, my most successful guy in Dark Souls 1 was a Faith/Dex build chucking Sunlight Spears in bosses' faces. I beat the game three times with this guy. I thought I could do the same with Dark Souls 2 and so far I liked the playstyle I've been using; heavy Co-op and some Pvp I just hang back and chuck my lightning spears at dudes/bosses. Even when I solo bosses, I have the most success by dodging/blocking attacks and responding with a miracle. I already made a few changes to my initial build idea that arose from just experimenting with different weapons and infusions.
1. I dropped the dex build in order to use the Lances I found. - I'm using the Old Leo Ring and am breezing through PVE. The lances have also been successful for me in PvP with this set up, I'm ok with my 30 str to one hand the Chariot Lance.
2. I increased my INT to play around with some Hexes since I already had a powerful chime, I though I might as well give it a shot. The thing is, I love the hexes I've played with. Great Resonant Soul is a good backup to my Lightning Spear. I soften up the enemies with the hex/miracle and then poke em in the face with the lance. It works pretty good for me.
Here's my question...
I intend to stop leveling at 150 for occasional PvP on this character. I may make a new guy just to PvP with later, but I'm not sure about that yet. My goal was to end with 42 Faith (using the black hood and Ring of Prayer = 47 faith) to be able to throw Sunlight Spears and an INT of 16 to use some utility hexes.
Should I even out my int and faith to 30/30 in order to maximize my hexes at the cost of reduced lightning spear/miracle potency? I did check out a wiki, and I don't really see myself using any of the more stat demanding hexes and faith since my guy is more of a hybrid. I like the option of hitting any enemy (PvP or PvE) with Lightning, Dark, or Physical damage at just about any time.