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By Anonymous
#15843767
A few of these are actually non-optional, such as the Skeleton Lords, which are required to reach Iron Keep, which is where you get the fragmented branch of yore to unpetrify the woman in the way of the lever you have to pull to reach shaded woods...
By Anonymous
#15843768
You can get other fragrant branches of yore, so if that's the only reason you have for the skeleton lords being mandatory, you're wrong.
By Anonymous
#15843769
You can buy one from merchant hag melentia for 12K souls
By Anonymous
#15843770
You can buy one from merchant hag melentia for 12K souls
By Anonymous
#16015661
You can choose one as starting gift
By Anonymous
#16211013
You can also get one from the gutter right before the black gulch bonfire
By Anonymous
#16302588
You can start the game with a branch, or find multiple of them laying around.
By Anonymous
#15887574
The flexile sentry is NOT optional. If you reach the lost bastille via the raven you still have to face them to continue.
By Anonymous
#15912563
Flexile Sentry is optional because if you grab the Bastille key (I think that's the right name) you can make your way to sinner's rise without ever fighting them.
By Anonymous
#16148491
I know heading to the sinner flexile does appear but I'm pretty sure you can run past him. Don't think he's considered a boss battle in that moment though
By Anonymous
#15897127
Missed aldia scholar of the first sin...
By Anonymous
#16148674
This is clearly about the 360 version
By Anonymous
#16391018
Why is Nashandra and the other non optional bosses even in this list? Also yeah half the game is optional if you can skip it, so why not have 2 categories, true optional, and optional depending on path choice