Weaponry and Equipment
Melee 1) Ludwig's Holy Blade
Melee 2) Kirkhammer / Logarius' Wheel (one point in raw damage difference)
Ranged 1) Hunter Pistol / Blunderbuss
Ranged 2) Rosemarinus / Flame Sprayer
Armour: Anything! Fashionbourne it up!
Clockwise Metamorphosis (+15% Max HP)
Anticlockwise Metamorphosis (+15% Max Stamina)
Great Lake (+4% All Damage (Fire/Bolt/Arcane/Physical) Reduction)
Hunter of Hunters (Stamina Regen Boost)
This build is for an all around player. There is enough stat variance to where you can use almost any melee weapon (aside from the Chikage / Reiterpallasch / Rifle Spear because of bloodtinge requirements). The arcane stat is high enough as well to be able to use those fun Hunter tools. You will be able to use all of them with one exception: A Call Beyond.
The Ludwig's weapon gets the best out of the stat distribution at 365 raw damage (without Bloodgems) and the weapon can still be buffed with Fire/Bolt Paper and Empty Phantansm Shell (all of which give a flat damage boost and do not scale with the Arcane stat).
As far as the secondary weapons, it is really up to the user to pick. The Kirkhammer gets all the perks as Ludwig's as far as buffability, but scales less with the given stats. Logarius' Wheel, while not buffable, does have the two handed damage boost (Which I believe scales with your Arcane stat, but I'm not 100% sure).
Because of the lowest starting Bloodtinge stat with the Cruel Fate starting build, we are only able to use the starter ranged weapons. The sprayers, however, scale greatly with Arcane and are an excellent source of damage, especially the Flame Sprayer against beast type enemies.
There are no real armour choices here. You can choose what suits you best. The only things to stack are certain resistances depending on what area you are on. The Caryll runes can be interchanged for that as well.
If you have any additions or comments, please let me know! Thanks!