in 2handed melee niche, i can imagine gd has roughly these selection of archetypes i’ve remembered seeing around the build sections. such as:
-knightly chivalrous 2handed inquisitor/soldier/oathkeeper with physical/fire/elemental 2h sword/hammer
-dark warrior handed necro/nightblade/occultist/shaman like you suggest with chaos/physical obsidian juggernaut or cold/vitality/piercing 2h scythe grim reaper, or dreeg’s 2h melee acid/poison witch hunter (rancour 2h sword or something), or conjurer/ritualist with chaos set that transform primal strike into chaos damage thus.
-wildly berserking beastly 2handed shaman/soldier/occultist/inquisitor/necro like primal titan of lightning 2h ultos warder/vindicator or physical/internal trauma/bleeding warder.
-heavy swordsman/assassin 2handed nightblade/shaman/soldier with pierce/bleed/cold nidalla 2h sword or some 2h bleeding axe wielder (not sword i know, but it make things bleed)
-battlemage 2handed arcanist/inquisitor/necro/nightblade/soldier with some exotic 2h melee weapons focusing on elemental or some other magical damage. i don’t know much.
well, those are what i remember when thinking about 2h melee archetypes. and all of them of course has builds that shows how are their capabilities when handling end tier content. i listed those rough list to give op some choices on what kind of 2h melee (i assume op want melee) builds grim dawn can offer, that will satisfy op’s aesthetic preference.
the 2h archetypes can also be simplfied as knight of light, knight of darkness, assassin, berserker, or battlemage.
most of them will have a dark vibe (its grim dawn…), but if you want some righteous noble vibe, look at soldier/inquisitor/oathkeeper 2handed melee builds.