Epic gear, would it be a spoiler to ask where you got it? And yup, I pretty much went for the exact opposite of your leveling strategy but I love my Axe and single sword, I am now starting to level magic for those insanely OP weapon buffs and one can always rely on spirit, gear refoging and accessories for more life.
Gear comes from just natural gameplay, i kill alot of revenants, they drop great gear. The way my character looks is a disguise i bought from the hidden teahouse for 1300 glory.
"Wheel me out to the curb for garbage day"