11 Jul 2020 18:31 again here. I just beat him, the absolute noob casual way, the opposite way of what everybody suggests, with Irithyll Straight Sword +5. I tried Farron Greatsword +5 as well but it only does about double the amount of damage and costs a lot of stamina, is very slow and leaves you way too vulnerable after each swing. Basically I just kept running for 10 minutes straight, with the main goal to stay right under his rear legs. If you react quickly enough on him moving so much, you are actually kind of safe in that spot, from most of his attacks whatsoever. Some are tricky to time but you can basically dodge everything there, way easier than when you just stay in front of his head, as everybody suggests. Whenever he moves/attacks, roll or sprint to get back between his legs, try to stick right to where his balls would be, choose a leg and hit it whenever you are close enough. Only leave that spot when fire is coming. Eventually he will either breathe fire or stand still for a couple of seconds. When stays still, you can wail at him for at least 3 times. If you turn the camera to see him from behind you can anticipate when he does his next move and therefore even drain your whole stamina hitting him sometimes. I had Cloranthine Ring and Grass Crest Shield. When he breathes fire, run to the tail and do two swings. You will only hit half the time there on average and it only does a little more than 100 damage, so thats still incredibly difficult to pull off, because you get hit eventually. (In contrast to what everybody says, a lot of hi*****s are only very briefly telegraphed imo and need more than a single roll to get away from or through.) So in addition do that you have to try to hit his head once, whenever he gets away from you and you have been able to sprint back to him fast enough so that he is not yet attacking right away. Sometimes you can hit twice, but that made me take damage more than half of the time. One hit is usually safe, after that immediately sprint or roll back under him. Its very tedious and annoying at first and you have to manage to play it safe enough that your heals last long enough but at the same time aggressive enough that you hit the head when you get the chance. However this was the only way I was able to eventually not lose health continually faster than I could inflict damage. I still have the same opinion about him though, this is the stupidest boss in all Souls games, it does nothing but piss you off, in contrast to every single other boss in all of these games for me. I am not even much relieved, I am just glad that this guy is out of the way so I can finish the game without a stain on my pride. If you need more details for this safe way to beat him from a total casual feel free to ask, I will look here every day for a week. After that I probably won't be able to remember it good enough anymore anyway.