- Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:32 pm
That's the opposite of stupid, as you well observed yourself within your last sentence. You adapted to the situation and made use of the most efficient tools / strategy to beat the opponent!
I just beat him in a similar way for the first time and found it to be very satisfying. I was running a mage build, crystallized my blue flame (1H magic sword) to spank him into phase 2 and then dark orbed him one spell at a time, with my fastest staff, while permanently keeping my distance. At first it felt nearly impossible to survive phase 2 as a mage and I kept summoning NPCS to be able to keep my distance, but it's actually fairly easy to keep your distance to him, once you got the hang of his moves. Also the fight is actually a lot less chaotic without the NPCs, aside from the greatly increased boss defenses by summoning phantoms. I found the NPCs to be valuable for nearly every fight with my build, but here indeed they rather made the fight even harder. In fact, I actually beat the boss eventually, when I had decided to do just a solo try for the sake of saving effigies and training the boss moves some more, before I'll try it again with phantoms.