The content of this post may contain spoilers if you haven’t seen/played the game.

You can read my thoughts about the fight in the ‘spoiler’ section below:

Spoiler

After doing several attempts on Manus without armour to maximize my fast roll, someone in chat tried trolling me by suggesting I wear Havel’s set. I had already been in a mood to have some fun with the viewers and decided to indulge them a bit. I played along and put on full Havel for this attempt, fully expecting to quickly get swatted to death before doing a serious attempt again. To my surprise, it turned out to be an amazing strategy to tank him!

Looking back on it now, I probably would have looked at wearing stuff to improve my stamina regen, such as the Cloranthy Ring and/or the Grass Crest Shield. I ran out of stamina a few times, which meant I couldn’t attack during some of the openings Manus left me. My survivability was so high though, that I could afford to let that happen and still win the fight.

I love my little giggle fit at the end, so I left that in. Enjoy!

This was broadcast on 29 July, 2018.

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Dark Souls boss fight: Manus, Father of the Abyss