This build will put you in Melee with good enough armour to take hits while dishing out some good damage too, also can utilize miracles to keep people guessing.
Lightning Red Iron Twinblade
Lightning Priests Chime
Shield:- Tower shield
Head:- Gyrm Helm
Chest:- Mastodon Armour
Hards:- Engraved Gauntles
Legs:- Mastodon Leggings
Rings:- Third Dragon ring, Royal Soldier's Ring+2, Southern Ritual band+2 and Ring of blade +1
Largely personal choice though I use Sunlight blade, Wrath of gods and Bountiful Sunlight
Using Bountiful Sunlight and your high armour you can get right into people faces also with your load being under 70% you can dodge well too. A lightning red iron twinblade buffed with Sunlight blade is a scary thing to be hit with and with its speedy hits can stun people into submission before they know what hit them!