This walking pile of corpses holds one of the four great souls, but it's not going to give it up easily. Armed with a massive cleaver and a stomach full of acid, The Rotten is one tough boss. You'll have to perfectly time your dodge rolls here.
Having trouble getting the timing right? Study his movements by watching our video guide to The Rotten boss battle.
For more help be sure to check out our complete Dark Souls 2 Boss guide.