"Ive beaten the main game dozens of times with every class, including the optional bosses." [doubt intensifies] Phase one is trivialized by backstabbing her and R2ing her as she gets up. Phase two is trivialized by the high damage Ariandel takes. Phase three is a bit of a challenge, but you just need to be careful, and keep backstabbing her. "Magic flying everywhere that does massive damage." Assuming you didn't talk about the floor ice magic twice, this is dumb. She has only a few other kinds of magic, which never reaches the point of "flying everywhere". The normal Flame Serpents can be a bit of a pain, but aren't so bad. The large one should never hit you unless you have the reactions of a dead sloth. Literally just walk to one side and it won't hit you. I've done it. If you want to count Ariandel's fire attacks as well, then it still doesn't matter, since there is no dark magic in phase two, so only one of them will be doing magic at a time anyway. As for "Magic covering the entire floor that does massive damage and inflicts status in addition to launching you into he air" you should never be hit by the second part of this anyway, outside of terrible luck. It's big and slow, and gives you lots of time to move out of the way without taking frostbite. Ariandel (usually, assuming you're not doing certain challenge runs) makes phase two easier, not harder. Unless you're letting yourself get cornered, or blocking your view of his attacks, he should never hit you either. Just run circles around him and he's doomed. Complaining about her health, stamina, and FP is also stupid. She's a boss, if she had 2000 health she would be pathetically easy. You could beat her in one backstab + wake-up combo if she had health that low. She might not have infinite stamina, but even if she did, she takes breaks quite often anyway. As for FP, ALL ENEMIES HAVE INFINITE FP. Picking this out as a complaint specifically for her is stupid, don't deny it. Maybe I'm biased, because I'm actually good at the game unlike you, but I don't think Friede's particularly hard normally. I'm on her now in my SL1 magic only run and she's hard, but only because I have low health, low damage, and slow cast times. And if you come back with your whiny attitude, I'll post a link to my video of me beating her at SL30+3 in NG+3, and ENJOYING the fight. Yes, that's right, I like this fight. It's no Gael or Nameless King, but it's still fun. Why? Because it's actually a bit of a challenge. Not every fight needs to be Vordt with three phantoms, you know.