Fragrant Branch of Yore


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."

Fragrant Branch of Yore is a type of consumable in Dark Souls 2.




  • Unpetrify the player or NPCs.


Scholar of the First Sin


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



Scholar of the First Sin


Regular Version


  • 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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