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Re: Dark Souls - October 4th, 2011
McQueen, you're not supposed to fight him. Run away through a door on the left side when you enter. Then the tutorial starts. You'll fight him again after it is over. He's much easier with your new equipment and weapon. Also, you get to do a falling strike on him that takes away 1/3 of his health.
Or if you're still having trouble. Restart, choose the firebombs as your starting gift. It takes 4-5 of them to kill him.