I recommend summoning Soltaire to distract the gargoyle, and then turning off autolock and running to the back of the gargoyle. the tail comes off in about 2-5 hits, so it's pretty easy. The axe is pretty disappointing though. --- "And then it was all over. The storm seemed to lose its frenzy. The ragged clouds gave way to the stars above."
Isn't that axe one of the weapons needed for the achievement/trophy? Plus chopping the tail removes some of the harder attacks to dodge, it's worth it to me just for that. --- Wolverine4545 "You remind me of the people who always say beauty is on the inside...."