Yeah I really want to fit Bountiful sunlight, but it's also 2 slots (just like Soothing) And I also sometimes want to Squeeze VoS in as well, as a very successful plan if to Ambush the other team with a slew of Magic (HCSM or Pursuers + casted spells, FireTempest around corners ect.) There is a lot the build can do, and shuffling around the spells is definitely something I'm constantly working on to figure out what works best. So far I've found Soothing (the heal) to be more effective than Bountiful (the regen) But I also think Having both may not be a bad idea, but again if I want VoS/TwoP to support that's 7 spell slots right there, and that's with zero space for WoG which is really the only powerful damage the build would have (WoG stun into BS, or even just a quick r1) I need to remake it so I'm going to see if I can maybe fit another spell on, or move points around and somehow get better mileage (for example I think 48 faith, just enough for soothing, is plenty going to 50 for the little bit of Madj. at the softcap is pointless)
I also have a very odd build that Makes a great Host, that uses a variety of defensive options. The Idea is to negate all possible threats. Heavy poisey armor with a midroll and 350 physical defense, which is where it starts to diminish in value. Strong Magic Shield makes any shield into a total beast that laughs off danger. Replenishment/GMB as usual for me are excellent survival choices (I really am in love with them) And Vow of Silence can(will) stop silly things like TwoP darkbead. GC/Blackflame spam, enemy WoGs. The Bandit Knife/Hornets were chosen because I really like the knife, its fast, bleeds and crits like a beast. Having replenishment and such big physical defense combined with the fast swing of the knife makes blind parries an attractive option as a quick r1 can stop BS attempts if you whiff a parry (sometimes you'll get BSed anyway but they have to basically have guessed you'd parry and just happen to be in the right position) BK Shield was chosen to block Pyro it's that simple. Though I do carry around a Crystal Ring Shield and Dark hand. Dark hand is for weight limitations when I want to not use the BKnife, and it's fine to use with SMS. Crystal Ring is itself a potential weapon, it seems to surprise most people, as ever since the nerf it's been largely ignored.
Okay, now that I've typed waayyyy to much for my own good, I'm actually going to go play dark souls