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i still cant understand why it isnt popular oppinion that astorias is the hardest boss in dark souls.
Because he's not really that hard. He telegraphs his harder hitting attacks pretty badly and his faster ones still aren't so fast that they're difficult to dodge on reaction. His power up ability can be halted entirely just by hitting him a few times.
The only thing that really makes the fight harder is his higher than normal damage resistance, but Manus and Kalameet have that too.
You don't even have to dodge. A good shield totally shuts Artorias out and he can't do a thing about it.
Anywho...my vote is for Bed of Chaos. It's not even a fight, and it's just stupid and unfair. The director of the game even apologized for it. That's how bad it is designed.