Ahh, he telegraphs his attacks from a mile away in his normal mode, it’s just when he’s surrounded by Black Goop Monster it’s confusing because:
a) What parts of Black Goop Monster hurt (“big claw” I’m guessing, but equally that seems to go where his halberd does, so wtf knows)
b) What the heck is he doing in there? confusion -> halberd to the face outta the gunk -> YOU DIED
If the gunk doesn’t hurt to touch, then I’ll try sticking closer; I’ve mostly been staying at midrange, darting in to do a few Light Attacks/the odd heavy, then staying back. But my parrying’s just not There Yet, and his tracking attacks make rolling feel like a poor & risky tradeoff.
I’ve not found circling him avoids his attacks? A lot of them seem to track movement, though I read a wiki that said circling… Right? Avoids some of them.
I went Assassin, so I guess I’m kinda close to Knight… Sorta? Though my shield is only a naff Buckler at the moment, and the Miracles I got seem to last all of 30 seconds, and like hell am I good enough to recast in midfight & leave myself shieldless while I do it. XP
I think primarily I need to just get my parrying muscle-memory back enough that I can get through the main phase with a flask or two left and then firebomb the crap out of his nasty-gunk-phase.