I think this is one of the first fight from has done where they seem to completely set you up for failure. I did this fight right around the time i got the de-armoring spear, and died to him multiple times feeling like I wasn't doing that right. Even getting him to the point where I got the red dot and THEN tried to spear him. The spear makes such a big deal out of being used to rip off armor, and then this guy makes a big deal out of having impenetrable armor, it's a really bad way to go into the fight. I bet they at one point had the spear rip this guys armor off, and then walked it back because then you couldn't beat him without a specific item.