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Dish out?
Safest (and most boring) non cheesy way to beat him has turned out to be to just wait until you are certain he intends to attack, then back pedal yourself and hit him with a longer range trick weapon like the transformed axe or cane. I find that a lot of enemies in the game lack the AI to deal with longer-than-standard range trick weapon and never try to dodge when you use the very tip of it. Its even worked for me to use the r2 of the cane's whip to sneak in some cheap shots on the Orphan!
I love this fight so much I wish there more Hunter vs Hunter battles especially now with less people on pvp