I would recommend you go Quality if you're starting off. Quality builds are 27/28/40 strength, and 40 dexterity. It allows you to use a vast amount of various weapons, which in turn, helps you learn the ins and outs of each weapon. And if you really want to buff, use a resin.
Maybe after using the build for awhile and experimenting with a variety of weapons, you find yourself using the Claymore and Gold Tracer a lot (just as an example). From there you can make an INT/FTH oriented build to suppliment the Claymore/Gold Tracer combo.
Here's an example of a Quality build - http://mmdks.com/1evj Mix and match weapons as you please
And here's an example of supplimenting a Quality build with Faith - http://mmdks.com/1evm
I'd also like to butt my ugly opinion in here and say that buffs, while fun to use, tend to become a crutch for some players and also have the tendency to make duels.. not so fun. They are very useful for random invasions and chaotic brawls like the forest, however, in duels they're a little op on most weapons and any smart player will just turtle/dodge you until it wears out, thus nullifying your major offensive tactic. Again, my opinion, just keep it in mind.
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