Fragrant Branch of Yore

fragrant branch of yore

Restore the life of things turned to stone. 

Fragrant Branch of Yore is a type of Consumable in Dark Souls 2 (DKS2)Fragrant Branch, a tree branch emitting a faint sweet aroma. Use it to restore life to petrified entities, but prolonged inhalation may lead to coughing and nausea. Consumable Items grant various effects such as restorative properties for recovering HP, removing certain negative status effects, applying temporary buffs and debuffs, as well as activating various actions and effects.

 

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.

Dark Souls 2 Fragrant Branch of Yore Usage

  • Unpetrify the player or NPCs.

 

Scholar of the First Sin

Post King's Ring

 

Regular Version

  • Needed to unpetrify Straid of Olaphis
  • Needed to unpetrify Rosabeth of Melfia
  • Unpetrify the Ogre in Aldia's keep under the dragon skeleton to get a "Dragon Acolyte Mask"
  • Unpetrify 3 enemies in the 3rd area of the Shaded Woods
    • Past Manscorpion Tark to get the Black Knight Halberd (Not needed, can jump to this area from near the bonfire.)
    • In a broken building towards the boss, for a "Lion Mage" armor set and an extra branch (not needed but VERY hard to get without the branch)
    • Near the bonfire, drops the Fang Key

 

Fragrant Branch of Yore Location in DKS2

Scholar of the First Sin

Post King's Ring
  • Forest of the Fallen Giants: Near the Memory of Jeigh behind the King's Gate, the body hanging off the ledge now contains 2 x Twinkling Titanite and a branch
  • Aldia's Keep: The last cage (closest to the Guardian Dragon boss) hanging from the ceiling has a Mimic that drops a branch
  • Dragon Shrine: after dropping down to the ledge after obtaining the Petrified Egg and defeating Dragonfang Villard, it is in a chest along with the Crystal Magic Weapon Sorcery

 

Regular Version

  • Harvest Valley: One in the first poison fog area after The Poison Pool bonfire, inside the cave guarded by the Banedigger. Once inside you'll see the item on a body hanging over a ledge, watch out for skeletons.
  • Harvest Valley: After progressing past The Mines bonfire you'll see a room full of poison fog-filled pits and an item on a ledge. Enter the tunnel nearest to this ledge, and be ready to fight or run as you make an immediate right. In the quarry area with 4 sickle-wielding enemies, you'll see several boarded-up tunnels, the one you want is second from the right on the top level. Make a right turn inside the tunnel and you'll find yourself back out on the original ledge with the branch.
  • The Gutter (Before the Bonfire at Black Gulch)
  • Shaded Woods: Talk to Manscorpion Tark with the Ring of Whispers equipped (bought from Sweet Shalquoir in Majula) after you've defeated the area boss.
  • Shaded Woods: One in the chest containing the Lion Mage Set (Using a branch on the lion warrior outside will allow access,)
  • Brightstone Cove Tseldora (Dropped by the Hollow Duke of Tseldora in the Lord's Private Chamber after defeating Duke's Dear Freja.)
  • Sinners' Rise: Right next to the Primal Bonfire (in a chest after defeating Lost Sinner)
  • Iron Keep: Magerold of Lanafir's Shop (Cost 7500)

 

Dark Souls 2 Fragrant Branch of Yore Notes and Tips

  • Upon entering a new NG cycle, even if branches are present in your inventory, they cannot be used to unpetrify NPCs and enemies until the respective branches are picked up again in the current playthrough.
  • In Scholar of the First Sin, there are 17 branches and 17 statues to be dissolved per NG cycle.


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Consumables
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    • Anonymous

      My only issue is that there aren't any extras, and several of the statues are blocking optional stuff. These two things mean you either scour the entirety of every area to make totally sure you don't waste any, or have a wiki open. And you're forced to pick your poison unless you've memorized the layout of practically the entire game. Literally all it adds is tedium.

      • Anonymous

        Fragrant Branch of Yore is not for everyone. Please talk to your doctor before taking Fragrant Branch of Yore.

        • Anonymous

          Suddenly I'm glad the only way I can play this is on a ps3! This combined with the weird ass enemy placement makes the updated version look annoying as hell

          • Anonymous

            Yui Tanimura’s mod (Scholar of the First Sin) makes the entire game different because now there is 17 (seventeen) yore branches blocking you off from locations you could had gone normally in the original release! That will be $60.

            Worst part of Scholar version by far

            • Anonymous

              Obnoxiously rare item thats necessary for progress with plenty of bait to waste them unless you use a guide. Tedious and petty

              • Anonymous

                I don't understand why but I don't have it in the places the wiki indicates, I went to the merchant and he didn't have it, then I went to open the chest with the poison barrels and it wasn't there either

                • Anonymous

                  To hell with trying to find this awful item. I got so sick of it that i had to use cheat engine to get 99 of it.

                  • Anonymous

                    I'm...ok with these as a game mechanic but it really stands out as a video game contrivance when it's obvious you could easily scooch around them. The one in Dragon Aerie is especially bad, someone could easily squeeze by it on either side.

                    • Anonymous

                      Fragrant Branch of your mother, she so ugly she turned the hollows into statues by looking at them like medusa

                      • in SotFS, in order to get one of the branches in the Undead Crypt, you need to light the statue after the drop, not one the one that is on the path. It needs to be the one that gives a message after lighting it, and lights up the whole room. Then, you backtrack to the room full of the oil barrels. I thought I would provide more details, in case it wasn't clear what to do to get this branch!

                        • Anonymous

                          Gotta love how Scholar of the First Sin puts so many statues in the way of important areas that are meant to make your life less painful like the path leading to the before boss bonfire in Black Gulch and the Rise of the Dead at the end of Shrine of Amana just to make things tedious for the sake of being tedious and make already-awful areas even more of a pain in the ass and forcing you to go searching if you aren't lucky enough to already have a Fragrant Branch, what an annoying and pointless change

                          • Anonymous

                            Hi I'm Lanci, I can't change the wiki's entry for some reason but I found a way to farm these bad boys, you just need to use the Bonefire Ashetic item on the "Lower Brightstone Cove" bonefire, thus making the boss "THE DUKE'S DEAR FREJA" respawn, she will now drop both her soul and seath's. (You can trivialise the fact by attacking her from a distance + 2 phantoms and a torch to keep the spiders away). After her death the way to the primal bonefire will be open once again but with the guy that gives the branch and the ring still alive, therefore just go towards the primordial bonefire, kill the little guy and enjoy the branch. (idk if it's mandatory but every time I kill her I go through the dragon's memories).

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