Today was a good day. Beat the Undead Giant after a millionth attempt, finally had co-op to defeat both Vicar Amelia and that electric beast (Yaarl or something?). My weapon of choice is still Ludwig's Holy Blade, with Saw Spear on the side if I need range and attack speed. Not a fan of the counter mechanisms as I often failed to time it properly, so I mostly just hit and run. Now I plan on doing the lv2 labyrinth and killing the hunters in Old Yarhem.
BTW, where do you get the password to give the dude at the Grand Cathedral's door? Also, is Oedon Chapel really safe lol That guy gives bad vibes and I just told someone else to go take refuge there.