I tried everything, most guides, mist cheese strats, nothing works for me. But, it is my own fault. My reactions and reflexes are too slow. I caught myself getting out of rhythm and starting mashing the buttons several times. That doesn't help. One or two times I fought like a god and parried everything and almost had him, but then again I lost my concentration again in the last phase and was down in seconds. This boss isn't unfair lads, it's just a fight of pure reflexes and concentration of oneself. If you lose sense, you lose the fight against this great, if not THE greatest FromSoftware Boss. I *****ing love him, even if I lose countless times. Because its my own fault.