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i was forced on how to parry more properly. you guys are right, he was easier to kill if parries were more well-timed, chipping his posture greatly
If you fight Sun-Un first as a lot of people will Giraffe is a joke in comparison - no adds, no fire.

Though both long arms are really easy once you understand how to deflect
Exactly. This is literally the first boss I've beaten in one try in the entire game, although I came close to disaster in the end when a finger cramp almost prevented me from parrying fast enough. X)
Cameraman: Everyone says "Ashina!"
This guy: I'M A GIRAFFE!!!
counter counter counter counter SPACE counter counter counter counter counter SPACE counter.
then sweeping perilous attack, jump to avoid it.