Melee is the harder of the two strategies, as being up close and personal with Wormface makes players more vulnerable to the AOE Death Clouds. Although, fighting Wormface on horseback can quickly get you away from the area of effect by utilizing Torrent’s dash ability. A great strategy is to ride Torrent far away from the boss when it starts spewing its Death Cloud, wait for the effect to dissipate, and then dash in and get off some attacks while Wormface is recovering from a slower attack. Because the boss moves slowly and easily staggered, it’s recommended that players utilize dexterous spirit summons that stagger such as the Lone Wolf Ashes.
Those that choose to fight the boss on foot will need to watch out for Wormface’s head smacking and deadly stomp attacks. However, these maneuvers are sluggish and easily dodged. The grab attack, on the other hand, can be a doozy. When Wormface stretches its arms to the side, roll behind it to prevent being grabbed and taking massive damage. Once melee users can predict the grab attack the fight is pretty straightforward, as they just need to circle around directly under the boss to keep pumping out damage.