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Having hard time beating the rotten boss tips?
1. Block only when dogding isn't a viable option
2. Fire defence is recommended
3. NPCs work as a great distraction
4. Lighting(and maybe poison and bleed*) damage dealing weapons/miracles are recommended
5. Everything I wrote is totally useless but hey, he is slow so don't go over 70% equip load and I recommend rolling to the side rather than away from him.
Use an upgraded thrust weapon like a rapier. The rotten is very weak to thrust weapons.
You can roll through most of his attacks, I suggest rolling towards whichever direction he is swinging from and then using your atks, there should also be an npc you can summon before the fight
*ahem*
get
*drumroll*

GOOD

seriously though the Rotten is one of the easiest bosses in the entire game
only losers and fanboys say "get good" when someone simply asks for tips.

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Really it's a matter of rolling and having a decent damage weapon I suggest leaving the rotten until near the end also lucatiel can be summoned and she is a good distraction and does ok damage
Whats the lug and kellen weakness

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A scratching post legit though use lightning practically every enemy in dark souls 2 is weak to the sweet Zeus juice
Playing SotFS and the Pursuer has a combo where he stabs the ground. Has anyone else experienced this? I've never seen it before and I've played the game multiple times.

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Yes I have seen it but when he did it for me his sword released humanities at me