Thanks! I'll see what I can do with the rope climbing animation. At this size and this color count I sometimes forget what pixels are indicating what! That one actually uses 6 frames I think, more than enough to do stuff.
Here's an animation with a bit more going on. I'm fairly pleased with it as a first attempt, but I would love to push it more. It was supposed to feel like Artorias's spin attack if you know the reference.
I learned a lot with this run, but he feels too dorky :[ Also, any tips on keeping the sword more consistent, less wobbly?