- Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:09 am
Maybe you do... Maybe you don't... It truly just depends. (Figured I'd add an answer that covers the remaining gray area.)
Seriously though, and without knowing the correct answer, intuition points to answer #1 being correct. The "imbued" keys help to advance the overall storyline (special), while the "stone" keys do not further the story (generic).
Aside from pure convenience for an NG+ playthrough (skipping the "imbued" keys' locations), collecting more keys, than actually needed, serves no purpose.