Well the problem I was having was between:
A) it just not working. Like I did everything right and it didn’t matter. Fairly rare, but it only has to happen once.
B) He has a jump attack, they both start the same so if you’re ready for one and he’s doing the other one, you’re toast. You can’t really dodge and have time to jump that I saw, so if you thought he was doing the regular attack and dodged it or jumped into his attack… you were dead.
That said, I did finally kill the fucker. It’s funny how his first stage could still just kill me though. I literally burned him to stage 2 in under a minute one time. Next attempt he killed me in 30 seconds by just throwing out his usual moves and using all his weirdest and rarest ones back to back.
Then I went back to Seven Spears and destroyed his face because I’ve been honed into a killing machine apparently. Wish I had one more freaking bead though, some health would be great.
I even went and killed Headless but he doesn’t drop a bead. That SOB.