I honestly dont get the hate for this guy. When you dont learn how to time your dogdes and you constantly try to attack anywhere that isnt his head, his weak point and easiest part of him to hit I should mention, yeah, you're gonna have a bad time. Fighting him is no different to any other boss. Use a weapon you're comfortable with, and hit his head. It's that simple. If you've got a quality build, sellsword blades work beautifully, but any melee weapon you like will do. As for avoiding his attacks, his forward facing moves are all much easier to track and avoid than any of his back attacks, tail swipes, or his standing fire blast, which is designed to hit under and behind him. That's a move I see so many people try to avoid by running around or under him, when it's designed to hit people that do exactly that. This is a boss designed to beat those who have fallen into Complacent Gaming Syndrome. Stop fighting him as if he's supposed to have some easy exploit when he clearly doesnt have one.