Pew Pew Pew haha its a freaking mage what else do they do?
BlueMoon Sword or Grand lance. Dark pyro +10, DragonRider Bow+5, Staff of Wisdom +5, Witch Tree Bellvine +10. (different staff may be needed for staff based hexes)
Black Robe set aka striad's, Northern Ritual Band +2, Southern Ritual Band +2, Blue ClearStone +2,
Any, but soul spears are awesome. Unleash magic is a must
Dont invest any points into vgr untill ur sl 200. Focus everything on Intel and Faith and attunement. Switch what stats need points dumped into them as needed. Once you get to the end of Ng+ you will be doing average of 750 damage verus bosses per crystal soul spear. Only down side is you have to ace to win