Am starting on alfard now just wanting to no any good tips on fighting him such as pet and what atma and what to look out for o ya dnc or nin sub too? If i sub dnc what moves do i need to worry about for stunning thank you for any info :)
The trick is ofcourse, placying your pet just right. Ducal Guard and Razed Ruins are necessary, choose the 3rd atma as you like. I prefer Savior. When you place pet to tank from behind Alfard, all attacks are physical, and serpent tail is the only TP move he'll use that way. If you get hate in front of him, he might do Nerve Gas, which will most likely kill you and/or pet. Positioning correctly can keep him from turning around, including afte the knockback on serpent tail.
Staying behind him is critical. IF you snarl frequently there won't be a problem w/ hate. /nin and /dnc both work. /nin you have shadows, so you don't have to worry as much about taking hate occasionally and you can try a few yellow procs.. /dnc ofcourse has alot more utiility.
fight takes about 20~30 min depending on how yoru damage goes. Any pet will work when using DG atma. Slug will give a nice def/attack down w/ corrosive ooze. Can also chop off a nice chunk of hp w/ purulent ooze to start. yuly @ falcorr work welll for th and eva. TH will be most helpful for alfard's fangs.