This build is my attempt to simulate the classic Paladin template within Dark Souls 2.
It works especially well for PvE sunbroing but also packs a punch during PvP Encounters.
The miracles used here are the most general that work for basically any encounter be it PvE or PvP, but can also easily adjusted to fit a certain situation.
Lightning Defender's Greatsword +5
Lightning Dragon Chime + 5
Defender's Shield +5
Velstadt's Helm + 5
Throne Defender Armor + 5
Saint's Glove + 5
Saint's Trousers + 5
Third Dragon Ring
Cloranthy Ring + 2
Clear Bluestone Ring + 2
Covenant Ring / Southern Ritual Band + 2 / whatever you need
Great Lightning Spear
Great Magic Barrier
(Wrath of God)
Some general stats with this build:
ATT Slots: 7
Cast Speed: 224
Attack Sword: 545
Attack Chime: 679
Equip Load: 48 - 49.9% depending on 4th ring slot.
*As you can see i chose to get ATT to 40 for the 7th ATT slot. You get the 4th Sunlight Spear Casting with 33 ATT so you can stop there and put those points elsewhere if you don't want 7 ATT slots.
Soothing Sunlight is great for boss battles since it's AoE healing is alot bigger than Great Heal's. Costs 2 ATT slots tho.
I stopped at 50 FTH and used Skeptic's Spice on Sunlight Spear, Soothing Sunlight and Blinding Bolt.
I know alot of people don't like Blinding Bolt and i can understand that. Feel free to pass on it. But it sure looks great! ;)
I don't have Wrath of God yet, so i can't comment on it.
That's pretty much it. Your Hosts will stand there in awe while watching you throw Lightning Spears left and right and healing them during boss encounters. You will also look awesome while doing it.
Praise the Sun!