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I used Gowers ring to beat him back before the patch nerfed it. Now there’s no point, it’s not worth it.
It’s a stupid cheese fight. It’s not even really a fight. More of a repetitive action. Basically the only thing he can kill you with is this flying fire breath attack, which covers almost the whole arena and will probably kill you in one hit.
What you do is stand about 10-20 meters (whatever) in front of him so he starts up his stupid normal fire breath attack, then run to the right (his left) and whack on his front arm a few times. Since he’s a dragon he’s too stupid to notice someone is chopping off his limbs, and can’t be bothered to stop breathing fire at absolutely nothing. Fucking chode. Then run away to the edge of the arena, since by that point he’s probably already flying up in the air to do his special little “I’m a pretty princess and I always win!” fire attack. Let him get it out of his system, then run back in front of his face and repeat. Just keep doing that until he dies, since he’s too stupid to change that pattern. You’ll die a couple times trying to figure out the sequence, and maybe a couple more from trying to hurry the shit show along, but it’s actually pretty easy.
The fight proves two things: 1) all dragons are walnut brained cowards that can’t win a fight unless they can cheat and 2) DS2 doesn’t really know what an actual challenge is, and just relies on cheap bullshit. But no, the fight isn’t worth it. It’s a waste of time brownie points fight. The illusion that you’re fighting a badass dragon only works on the inexperienced. Once you figure out what’s going on, it becomes clear you’re fighting the equivalent of a wind up toy. I wish there was a racist term for dragons so I could be racist towards the Ancient Dragon. Fuck dragons.