Originally Posted by Hawk
Do you have any tips for Rotem itself? >_>
All his attacks are relatively slow. Stand infront of him and while he's "running " towards you, just dash to the side and attack. It's all there is to it. So as an example:
Facing 8 (up) and Rotem is facing 2 (down).
If he runs towards you, just press 44 or 66 (dash to the side) and then proceed to attack him (AAS AAS AAS, or whatever floats your boat). Don't overdo it or you won't be able to dodge the next attack he dishes out towards you. Keep the attacks in moderation and always be in defensive. You won't even need Ice Wall if you dodge like this.
However, in some cases, the aggro gets split in between the party members, so make sure that your party knows what they're doing and what their perspective roles are. They should be able to tell if Rotem is about to go after them (If he looks at you, duh).
His AoE isn't a threat, since it only does less than 100 damage (i believe), compared to OB's 200-400 damage PLUS stun, so there's really nothing else to worry about besides his slow- yet powerful attacks. You don't have to kill the trees if you lure him to the bottom and keep him in the middle of the map, but if it makes you feel more comfortable, do so.