Sister Friede SL1 Phase 2
By - Kaidono222
Are you using Lloyd shield ring? Usually helps you survive a hit.
my current rings are hornet ring, lloyd shield ring, prisoners chain, and carthus bloodring
Dump bloodring, it’s shit. Get dragonslayer’s axe, knights+hunter’s ring, lightning resin, and trash p2
You can use Light Crossbow for phase 2.
Takes quite a long time, because it doesn't deal a lot of damage, but you can always run away and be completely out of danger the whole time.
I'm on a crossbow run right now and Phase 2 Sister Friede was one of the easiest challenges in this run so far. Be sure to equip the Hawk Ring though.
Ariandel is weak to bleed. You can also cheese with the Storyteller Staff WA, as it'll take two procs to kill him where you only need to run around the arena and occasionally backstab Friede if she tries to heal him.
Like u/TotallyCultured said storyteller staff weapon art and bleed are good.
But it sounds like your problem is not getting hit. Phase 2 is very easy. Maybe you are employing the wrong strategy. Run around the perimeter of the arena. Position yourself so Freide’s ice attack won’t be where Ariandel ends his charge and then punish Ariandel with several hits. Repeat.