Fragrant Branch of Yore
Fragrant Branch of Yore

In-Game Description

A Fragrant tree branch with a faint sweet smell.
Restore the life of things turned to stone.

Extended inhalation of the branch's scent can
lead to coughing and nausea.


Availability (Dark Souls II)

  • Sinner's Rise: Right next to the Primal Bonfire in a chest after defeating The Lost Sinner
  • Harvest Valley: One before the Mines bonfire, in the cave to the right of the ramp out of the first poison chasm
  • Harvest Valley: First area after the Mines bonfire on a ledge. Break the wood to the hall on the left then take an immediate right into the area with the Artificial Undead ambush. The branch is on a ledge after looping back to the start.
  • Iron Keep: Buy one from Magerold of Lanafir for 7,500 souls
  • The Gutter: Before the bonfire at Black Gulch
  • Shaded Woods: Talk to Manscorpion Tark while wearing the Ring of Whispers to initiate his quest. Return after killing Scorpioness Najka to get the branch. Only the second conversation is necessary to receive the branch, though the first will enable his summon sign which may make the fight easier.
  • Shaded Woods: One branch can be found in the ruins in the open area beyond the Shaded Ruins bonfire, opposite the two towers path which lead to the Scorpioness Najka boss fog. The entrance is blocked by a petrified enemy, so you need another branch to enter it. If you have a low equipment burden you can align yourself behind the chest and slightly to the right, then jump over the wall if you aim slightly right of the lowest section, but this is difficult to pull off. You will need to warp back to the bonfire to get out without using a branch. See (Note 2)
  • Lord's Private Chamber: dropped by Duke Tseldora.

Merchants (Sotfs)

Treasure (Sotfs)

  • Forest of Fallen Giants: On the body below The Place Unbeknownst bonfire. Requires the late-game King's Ring to access. (Can also be accessed via a difficult trick jump from above the scaffolding outside the Cardinal Tower bonfire.)
  • No Man's Wharf: In a chest in a house close to the ship's pier with two Hollows sleeping at a table and poison-filled urns.
  • The Lost Bastille: In a chest on the outdoor platform where the Pursuer appears near the Tower Apart bonfire.
  • Sinner's Rise: Right next to the Primal Bonfire in a chest after defeating The Lost Sinner.
  • Harvest Valley: In the cave where Lonesome Gavlan appears. The cave is behind the first Mounted Overseer in the first poison pit of the area, just after the first bonfire (Poison Pool).
  • Shaded Woods:
    • One can be found next to Weaponsmith Ornifex. Requires spending a Fragant Branch of Yore to unpetrify the lion holding the key for the room.
    • Another can be retrieved in the metal chest containing the Lion Mage Set. Requires spending a Fragrant Branch of Yore to unpetrify the lion blocking the room with the chest. (This chest can be reached without using a Fragrant Branch via a very difficult jump over the break in the wall behind it [at least on PC], but the jump is extremely difficult to pull off since being patched.)
    • Manscorpion Tark will give you one if you complete his quest (defeat the area boss). You have to wear the Ring of Whispers to talk to him.
  • The Gutter: One can be found on the same structure that contains the Dark Pyromancy Flame. This is the building next to the second bridge from the first bonfire.
  • Black Gulch: At the start, immediately after jumping down from The Gutter.
  • Undead Crypt: In one of the metal chests just before Velstadt, the Royal Aegis.
  • Dragon Shrine: The chest on the ledge that used to contain Crystal Magic Weapon now has a Fragrant Branch of Yore.

Enemy Drops (Sotfs)


  • Unused branches will not carry over into NG+.
  • (2) The Jump trick on PS3 works as long the jump button is set to L3


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