If you aren't sure what to do, you could try two generic openings:
1) Shade -> Hellsmoke -> Shade -> Lebeau (or Crest Halbred)
2) Shade -> Hellsmoke -> lvl 2 crest fighter
Generally playing the Iginia/MD Shield early is a bad decision. Most files will have damage soul skills firing off left and right that will constantly disrupt your combo. If you play your combo a little later, it will yield far greater results.
The True Hero / Callonia