Hmm NG+ isnt that bad actually usually it takes 2 hits to kill me off. GoA is what I currently use but it hardly outdamages MLGS if at all and Maj your comment is similar to how I have played it bit of a dodge fest against anyone with high poise though. Dragon body sounds interesting I shall have a look now.
I checked the numbers. Those stats puts you at SL 151. At 10 vit, your at 600+ hp. That's half of the standard PvP hp, well my standard of 1.2k anyways. That's 2 hits from heavy and 3 or 4 from smaller weapons.
Hmm lots of interesting ideas! dont think ill go with the dragon body bow-stab build because despite it being no worse than any other weapon (with my hp) I find the idea of being back stabbed with a bow just and generally I dodge lots in matches although I have been practising parrying for when TWoP comes into play. (as for my hp it is 573 ) also DGM = demons great machete ? havent run into too many of those. its fun when people hit the trees swinging wide arc weapons though!