OK been playing a while and reading complaints and hate and just plain pleas for help from people that are stuck.
My first try I kind of "beelined" as fast as I could moving along and got to the Dapper Old Gent and got my butt handed to me time after time. Read the tips on how to do it but no luck. Then I remember what I find myself telling newbies in various online games that I play/have played- sometimes you may get a mission/quest you are not ready for and you need to "train up for it". Figured that was the same going on for me in DS3 so Instead of trying in vain to kill the Gent with my