I can't begin to guess how many times he killed me, but after the first 10 or so I became determined not to give up. And yes, he is a cheating bastard; as you say, his mace can be nowhere near you and you still get frozen, but even more annoying than that is even after you shatter and escape the ice you still keep on taking damage! The amount of times I managed to break free and still died, because I couldn't use a potion in time, was simply unbelievable. Finally sussed that you have to dash "forwards" (when locked on), rather than to the sides, so that you just get behind him but even then it wasn't a move that you could pull off reliably.
I'm trying to do the Deposed King side mission and all i can say is the fucking thing cheats.I double evade sometimes triple his attacks and there is a country mile of space between me and his mace yet he always manages to freeze me.
Getting pretty fucked of with the game in general because there has been plenty of other instances of WTF HOW! to start making it unenjoyable.
As for the Wailing Host (the boss in City of the Dead, right?), I kinda pissed all over him; I had Achidna's Fangs equipped and just kept on using the ground-pounding move whilst stood right next to him. Even though his arms would sweep back and forth through me, it didn't interrupt the attack animation and I was healing damage way more quickly than he could inflict it. Any summoned skeletons that got near me just got smashed to bits and then when the boss dropped his head down towards the ground I just smacked the crap out of him, with him reeling over for the KO blows.
Edited by YenRug at 17:21:27 06-09-2012