I literally described how to abuse the bosses. >Ape guardian where you can literally stagger him to death with simple R1 every 3 attacks and then alternating between 2 and 3 whenever he starts his animation to stagger him again, INFINITELY.
Same with genichiro, he is probably easiest out of all to stunlock. Because he has only 3 attacks to break out of your R1 stunlock - his jump, kanji attacks and his 3rd hit from his 3-hit combo.
Owl works relatively same as Genichiro, except he breaks out of your stunlock with more attacks. His jump, anti-flask, kanji, poison/shuriken jump and deflect.
Isshin is really hard because of his phase 2 where shit is not very predictable and you cant R1 spam him, but phase 1 is not very hard to deflect his few attacks and R1 spam him. in Phase 3 you literally just wait for lightning reversals to kill him.
All these I literally did on my playthrough. It takes very little time to figure out this shit. it take some practice to execute them but a lot less practice than what you had to do to learn shit in dark souls.>>225607
Second corrupted monk has literally only one deflect and red kanji to break your stunlock combo lmao. And you literally take two of his health bars away in first 10 seconds of the fight. First is during the engage from the branches on the right side and 2nd during the intermission black phase. kek.