For those who like to dodge attacks over blocking.
Small shield for backup. Any armor, just stay below 70%. Ring of steel protection, ring of blades, red tearstone ring, Chloranthy ring, of binding/old sun ring.
DONT WORRY ABOUT SPELLS!!!!!!
It is important that you stay below 70% armor so you dont fat roll! The high adaptability will make you very hard to hit. Try to even out strength and dex since the claymore is a C/C setup. With enemies, poke, dodge, recover stamina, then jump right back in.