PyroMage wrote:I'm far from an expert but I've played through most of the main game, defeating all bosses apart from two so far I think. Also beat all bosses in DS1 (inc DLC) and Bloodborne (not the DLC). The most I've taken to beat any boss up to now is maybe 100 attempts.
But Sister Friede is different. It's probably about two months now since I first encountered her. Beating her has now kind of become an obsession. I will not perform any other action in a video game until I've defeated her.
But it seems impossible. The best bosses should of course seem impossible on the first couple of tries, but I'm starting to think this one may actually be, at least for my skill level.
Phase 1 and 2 are annoying, but I've got them down. I still die there when I make mistakes, but I can get to Blackflame Friede with reasonable regularity. It's just annoying to have to get past those two phases. Every. Single. Time..!
But Blackflame just destroys me. I'm thinking I may have spread my points too thinly. I tend to over-level, so already at 100+. Playing as a mage, only using GH soul arrow and Moonlight Greatsword against Friede. I have 40-something Intelligence, enough Vigor to give me around 1000 HP (one or two rings helping there), some strength, some dexterity. Sword doing about 300 damage per hit. Soul arrows slightly less I think. Stats high enough to use a very high stability shield - can't remember which one but stability is 80+.
I've read up on strategies. They're not working for me - or I've not got the right equipment. Some say to dodge - I dodge a couple, then she hits me. Some say to keep away from her. See above.
And that neck-slice attack, or whatever it is. If she gets me with that and I have full health, I'm left with a sliver. She just has to get in one more hit before I manage to drink, which she nearly always does.
This isn't quite how I imagine hell to be, but maybe purgatory...
I agree with others, you are too stressed to win against her. You should watch some "no damage" videos in the internet, they are extremely helpful. Her moveset become too predictable after a while. I recently killed her with only three hits.
And try not use a shield, but if you want to use a shield try a high stability shield with high dark defence. Upgrade the shield get more stability.
She is weak against lightning, bleed. Do not try to use dark damage on her.