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Got him on first try, but we died at the same exact time and didn’t get a slab when I went back for my souls. Did get the 20,000 souls, though.
When you drop down, don't try healing immediately. Just back away from him to avoid the AOE, heal and then approach.
no, get really close to him. if he does the slam the handle will go over your head, and if he does the side swipe -> aoe you can get behind him with ease.
His horizontal swings and jumping attack do not have an AOE blast.