Play the way you feel. The choice is totally yours. But with that being said I will say crown of dusk, power within, crystal catalyst, spamming dark beads, or wrath really does not require much skill what so ever to utilize. I am pretty sure most honest veteran players will freely admit this about these "easy mode" or "glass canon" fighting styles. Anyone can do it and fight this way and see a substantial rise in win average. If winning is your sole purpose in playing then those tactics are perfect for you. Skill is different then buff fighting. Remember they are called buffs for a reason. They are to give you a fighting advantage over all your opponents, with maybe the exception of those fighting you the same way. Buffs give a substantial boost in both magic and weapon damage.
Unfortunately most people don't believe this about buffs, mainly because their play style incorporates these items and spells to boost damage. Sure these items are legitimately in the game for all to use but one should ask themselves this about buffs: In a 1v1 fight who is fighting fair a guy using regular armor and an un buffed katana or a person using crown of dusk, crystal catalyst, one of the dragon magic buff rings or princess ring, OHKO bead spamming, as well as wrath, with a hornet ring, and using a sunlight blade or darkmoon or crystal magic buffed rapier. If you really have to think about who is the player who is actually challenging themselves more in the game by utilizing a true skill play style then you may want to spend more time on this wiki learning the difference between non buffing and buffing items and their weapon or magic damage outputs.
I personally have more respect for players who make it a personal challenge on themselves by fighting in a no buff fighting style. Those guys are bad a$$. I had a really ignorant player who said he was a veteran player state he fights in a no buff fighting style, yet he uses hornet ring and claims it is not a buff. Really people? Hornet ring is not a buff? Even though it didn't help him in the fight I was really surprised by his claim that he was a clean fighter who doesn't resort to buffs. I personally see more Japanese fighters who do not utilize buffs. These great players tend to play simply for the fun of the game and the challenge to improve their skill. Most others I see tend to play with the "must win at all cost" mentality.
So with that being said again it comes down to your own personal choice. Do you want to improve skill wise? Or is your main purpose in this game to win every single fight. Buffs are a crutch. They are much like what bowlers call a handicap. A handicap is what is given to a player who is playing against an opponent who has a much higher average then he does. Like a bowler who has a 200 average vs a player who has a 130 average. The lower average player is given a handicap of points to compensate for the average difference. Its the difference between an elite player vs a novice one. Most elite players are totally confident in their skill set and pretty much shrug off ever using buffs in their play style. This includes fights where they are pitted against multiple opponents. That's why they are elite players they play in ways no other players can and will. They actually challenge themselves and its not about winning or losing with them. Its the competition and confidence in their skill. It comes down to how good a player wants to be in this game. Because honestly a real veteran player would never say that an "easy mode" player is truly an elite player. That's just dumb. Because without the buffs these try hards are not very good at all. They became so reliant on a buff play style that they forget about learning skills and tactics. Just my opin.