So, this was a comment of mine on the post titled, "What were the 5 hardest bosses for you?". I'm reposting it here, because I'd like to have a conversation about Champion Gundyr.
My comment: "It's funny, but when talking about the hardest bosses, no one ever mentions the ridiculously lightning fast boot-stomping living coal train that is Champion Gundyr. I killed the Nameless King on my 3rd attempt, but Champion Gundyr was easily the most painful fight for me. I've accepted the fact that I cannot parry and was forced to fight him without doing so. To me, he's easily the most aggressive and unrelenting boss in Dark Souls 3. Even Midir gives you a breather every so often, and once you learn his moveset, killing him is just a test of patience as you chip away at his massive pool of health.
Champion Gundyr is a goddamn monster. He won't let you breathe. He won't stop. And if you try to break away just to get your bearings, he'll promptly punish you with his massive fuck-you halberd.
Not to mention that when he isn't charging you at full speed, he's got that Jason Voorhees act down pat, with his slow walk and dead-eyed stare.
Gundyr is in my nightmares, but I have a mountain of respect for that fight.
That said, my list from easiest to hardest is: The Abyss Watchers, Pontiff Sulyvahn, Midir, The Dancer of the Boreal Valley, Champion Gundyr."
I can't be the only one that had this experience, what did you guys think of him? How did you handle his fight your first time?