@5enintendan: I'm hardly an expert on the second game, but from what I can tell. Faith builds are really strong in PVE as well. Just put sunlight blade on your, er, blade. And kill stuff! Making the weapon lightning infused also boosts the damage a fair bit.
Also for the thread. I'm not really looking to get back into the game again, but I do want to play the DLC at some point. I wonder if I can be lucky with a sale later on when all 3 are out.