I have a maxed fire Zweihander, which I believe was an ultra greatsword.
He's an agile character, even in black iron armour
in one hand, shield
in other, and dark grain ring for crazy cartwheel attackan'.
Throw on a creepy mask like
[This one actually boosts stamina recovery, which helps me considerably when I'm cartwheeling frantically.in gamein gamein game
and you're good to go. The game is tense enough as it is, in treacherous levels like Crystal Cave or the Tomb of the Giants the monsters and thin precipices alone are enough to send you to your doom.
Having a freaky phantom spinning at you with a flaming ultra sword is enough to drive one mad.