- Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:20 am
been happily farming this fella for a while now (12.5k souls a defeat stacks up nicely), so i'll give my two cents. i'm using a melee build.
first job is to cut the tail. not just for the weapon- in virtually negating an otherwise relatively strong and annoying attack with a great range, you open up his backside as a huge weak spot. ignore what it says about
only striking above the ring- you can actually go some ways below it.
second, stay at his back. stab at his back. sprint to his back if he tries to stop you smacking your metal stick into his tail stump. if he shakes it, roll back to dodge, run in again. repeat until dead. it's that simple.
he tends to jump a lot, and doesn't move often when doing so. for that reason and for ease of butt-smacking, try not to get him stuck in a corner. makes things a lot more difficult. that means watch out for the charge he often starts with.
'what about the head?' you ask. yes, it's his weak point, but he shows it little, moves it up again quickly, and you've no time to reach it if you're at the butt when he unfolds himself. also, he could immediately swipe at or charge you point blank. unless you're already pretty close to it, don't risk it. stick to the butt.
and for everyone who's inevitably gonna comment 'why are you saying this he's easy, if someone can't beat him they just need to git gud', then to hell with you. helping people isn't a crime, so crawl back to your little hole of self-entitled idiocity.