Pursuer Boss Guide – Dark Souls 2 Wiki Fextralife
The pursuer is a recurrent boss fight in Dark Souls II. In this guide we demonstrate how to get a perfect kill. If you have high adaptability, which increases your invincibility frames, you’ll find dodging attacks easier. Circle him towards his shield and time your dodge to avoid getting hit. You should also roll out of danger from the frontal AOE swipes. The overall strategy is just to move counterclockwise and continuously. When you see his 3 hit combo begin, you can simply walk towards him before the last hit where he leaps. This keeps you safe and opens him up for attacks. His charge attack makes his sword glow blue. This is a warning to move out of the way.
And if the hit connects, you will take a lot of damage and be cursed..
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