- Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:34 am
Suggestion for anyone having trouble with the black phantom Satsuki, this is what I did in NG with a meat cleaver and compound longbow level 80 str/dex build. Enter the area from the Adjudicator's stone and clear out the area behind him. This shouldn't take you too long, wear the thief's ring and attack all the skeletons from behind. Stop well before the archway where he stands with his back to you, go back and up into the area where the crescent falchion +1 is/was, kill that strong enemy guarding it. Soften him up by hitting him from up there with arrows to the back his head, after each he will turn and aggro for a moment. Move back because even with the thief ring on once he's aggro'd he'll start running around in circles trying to reach you if you're too close to that ledge, and you want him to head back to his neutral position. When he settles back under under archway, shoot again, move back, wait, repeat. Don't get him under half his health or he'll heal, but once he's got like 50%-60% health left, jump down, walk up and backstab. Equip anything that empowers this backstab but keep the thief ring on to ensure he doesn't turn around on you. Now he should be low on health and you only have to worry about getting in one or two hits more. Uing the meat cleaver I just pancaked him a couple times before he could get up and attack, which is just a matter of timing.
My mage build in NG just warped in front of him with the thief ring on and used soul ray a couple times followed by firestorm. It's harder for melee builds. I haven't tried him in NG+ yet, but I'll see if I can repeat it.