Halberd, currently at +6 - Haven't found any Titanite Chunks yet to keep leveling it up. I'm currently somewhere around SL60 and just finished Belfry Luna and Undead Purgatory. About to head into the rest of Huntman's Copse.
My main run through Dark Souls 1 I got a lucky early Titanite Catchpole drop from the Titanite Demon between Undead Parish and Darkroot Basin. Eventually I switched to the Zweihander so in either case I got used to the combination of range + damage as the way I play a Souls game (I don't own a PS3 so never played DeS - I do plan on going back to it at some point once we get one more PS3 price drop...there have only ever been 2 PS3 must play titles for me so it hasn't been worth the $).
I picked Warrior class in DaS2 and went for the early switch to the morningstar and club due to STR scaling. Between the lack of range on the weapon and changes to the game mechanics, I had a very hard time in the early areas of DaS2, but with the weapon switch, upgrades, improved equipment, and proper leveling up, it has been much more comfortable/enjoyable. I really struggled against even easy early bosses like Dragonrider, and had to summon help, something I only did for O&S in DaS1. Meanwhile I was able to beat the Belfry Gargoyles and Executioner's Chariot on my first try. Obviously, I know the game will still get considerably harder, but at least I feel like I am on the right path.