Since the DLC is right around the corner I decided to create a brand new character and prepare for it.
My first female sorcerer is a pure INT spec’d mage. I just reached the Catacombs and I’ve barely invested any points in anything other than my Intelligence.
I’m going through the game without a melee weapon. My only weapon is my staff and so far I haven’t had a super hard time, but it’s more of a challenge than what I’m used to. Soul Sword has been my best friend with this character. I’ve even beaten a few invaders in Farron Keep.