Bosses in Salt and Sanctuary are powerful enemies that are difficult to defeat. They have unique drops and can be found all through out the game.

The bosses marked with an asterisk (*) are optional. I tried rearranging the order to make it more accurate but the site wouldn't carry over images or formatting. The bosses with asterisks are OPTIONAL but routing around them may be hard to do on your first run. 

The False Jester and Kraekan Cyclops are marked with two asterisks (**), because they are the only bosses that become optional once the other is defeated.

Defeating the False Jester requires beating the Mad Alchemist and routing towards him.
The Kraekan Cyclops can be reached by going on the lowest level of the Watching Woods and jumping across the falling platforms. You will reach a house in the background, walk forward and you will see a small jump then a bigger jump. You should be able to survive the large jump. After this you will skip the Mad Alchemist and go directly into the Kraekan Cyclops boss fight.

All Bosses

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The Sodden Knight

Location The Festering Banquet
Drops
Weakness Strike / Fire
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The Queen of Smiles*

Location Village of Smiles
Drops
Weakness Slash / Holy
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Kraekan Cyclops**

Location Sunken Keep
Drops
Weakness Slash / All Elements
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The Mad Alchemist*

Location The Watching Woods
Drops
Weakness Slash / All Elements
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The False Jester**

Location Sunken Keep
Drops
Weakness Slash / All Elements
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Kraekan Wyrm*

Location Castle of Storms
Drops
Weakness Strike / Fire / Lightning / Holy / Arcane
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The Tree of Men

Location Red Hall of Cages
Drops
Weakness Strike / All elements
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The Disemboweled Husk*

Location Hager's Cavern
Drops
Weakness Slash / Holy
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That Stench Most Foul*

Location Mire of Stench
Drops
Weakness Slash / Fire / Holy
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The Untouched Inquisitor

Location Dome of the Forgotten
Drops
Weakness Slash / Fire / Arcane
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The Third Lamb

Location Dome of the Forgotten
Drops
Weakness Slash / Fire / Arcane
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The Dried King

Location Ziggurat of Dust
Drops
Weakness Strike / Holy
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The Bloodless Prince*

Location Ziggurat of Dust
Drops
Weakness Fire / Lightning / Holy / Arcane
the coveted small

The Coveted

Location The Ruined Temple
Drops
Weakness Strike / Arcane / Poison / Lightning
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Carsejaw the Cruel*

Location Pitchwoods
Drops
Weakness Fire
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The Witch of the Lake

Location Siam Lake
Drops
Weakness Slash / Fire / Holy
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The Unskinned and the Architect

Location Salt Alkymancery
Drops
Weakness Unskinned: Elements. Architect: Physical
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Kraekan Dragon Skourzh

Location Crypt of Dead Gods
Drops
Weakness Slash / Fire / Poison / Holy / Arcane
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The Nameless God

Location The Still Palace
Drops
Weakness Strike
 

Optional Bosses

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The Unspeakable Deep

Location Prologue
Drops
  • 8,000 Salt + 8,010 Gold
  • Black Pearl
  • Shimmering Pearl
  • Drowned Tome
Weakness

All Elements

 

Can only be fought once per save file as NG+ will start you directly on the beach

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Murdiella Mal

Location Mal's Floating Castle
Drops
Weakness Arcane + Slash
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Ronin Cran

Location Cran's Pass
Drops
Weakness All Elements
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The Forgotten King

Location Crypt of Dead Gods
Drops
Weakness King and Knight: Fire; Judge: Arcane

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      what a ****ing shitty boss design attacks with no build up enemies that can enter the arena and 2nd phases that add follow-ups to all of their attacks

      • Anonymous

        This game has a crazy difficulty curve. Its difficult then it's not and then its difficult and then it's not.

        I love it anyway.

        It's almost like karma. You cheese the bosses, and some of them cheese you.

        • Anonymous

          I tried to correct the mandatory and optional bosses, but due to the sites coding I can't rearrange the pictures. I instead added an asterisk system which is explained at the beginning of the wiki page. Sorry for not editing sooner.

          • Anonymous

            are we going to ignore the fact that a good portion of the """mandatory""" bosses are in fact optional?

            -Queen of Smiles
            -Kraekan Cyclops or Jester (one skips the other)
            -Stinky boi
            -Gun bro
            -Carsejaw the Pushover

            • Anonymous

              Following bosses are also optional
              -The Queen of Smiles
              -Kraekan Cyclops
              -That Stench Most Foul
              -The Disemboweled Husk
              -Carsejaw the Cruel

              • Anonymous

                Why isn't Carsejaw the Cruel in the "optional" section? I never beat him in my first playthrough and only fought him in my second because I wanted the Scharfrichter; I was already at the end of the game by then.

                • There are a lot of bosses in this game that are "optional". The only ones you cannot skip under any circumstances are The Sodden Knight, either 1 of the 2 bosses in Sunken Keep, (Queen of Smiles can be skipped, and so can be the Mad Alchemist if you take the drop down that leads to Kraekan Cyclops), The Kreakan Wyrm. Now, I never tried to finish the game without the hardlight and dart brand, but I know you can skip the whole Redshift road making Tree of man, Disemboweled Husk and That Stench most Foul optional. I dont think you can finish the game without Dart brand but I also never tried, so im assuming The Untouched Inquisitor, The Third Lamb and The Dried King are mandatory but if it can be skipped, either way is 3 bosses. Then The Coveted (as you can skip The Bloodless Prince by going through the Pitchwoods from the Far Beach Sanctuary), The Witch of the lake, The Unskinned and the Architect, Kraekan Dragon Skourzh and The Nameless God are all unskippable. So only 11 bosses out of 23 cannot be skipped. So that's more than half the bosses that are optionnal. What the "optionnal" section refers to here are more like "Hidden" or "Secret" bosses.

                  • Anonymous

                    I thought the bloodless prince, carsejaw and coveted were all optional. Also the cyclops and jester don't both need to be killed, only one. Can anyone confirm?

                    • Anonymous

                      i only made to the untouched inquisitor and when i finish i went back to destroy the night axe guy and cant make it up a jump so i cant get up there to move on neither my jump where i can jump off the wall dosn't even work im suppose to get up there but how

                      • Anonymous

                        This game is amazing ! I'm now on NG+ with paladin on strong/magic tree. I now defeated That Stench Most Foul and he was easy AF. I can't wait till' I reach Nameless God.

                        • Anonymous

                          I would love this game more if the bosses were a bit less confusing. They're like Bloodborne bosses in a Dark Souls game, having them be fast with a lot of attacks doesn't work well. I don't feel accomplished when I kill one, just relieved I don't have to keep wasting resources on fighting the jerk. I'm not sure what they were going for, but with an AOE on almost every melee, lingering hitboxes, heavy tracking, ability to stunlock and annoying Damage over Time, they aren't as fun as the rest of the game.

                          • Anonymous

                            Path of least Bosses:
                            Sodden Knight>Kraeken Cyclops>Kraeken Wyrm>Untouched Inquisitor>Third Lamb>Dried King>Witch of the Lake>Unskinned&Architect>Kraeken Skourzh>Nameless God

                            Path of Glitch:
                            Unskinned&Architect>Skourzh>Nameless God

                            • Anonymous

                              even in a glitchless, control mapping abuse (long jump, ladder trick, etc.) free run of this game, far more bosses are optional than simply the ones listed. The only bosses required, from what I can tell, are Sodden Knight, Kraeken Cyclops or False Jester, Kraeken Wyrm, Untouched Inquisitor, Third Lamb, Dried King, Witch of the Lake, Unskinned + Architect, Kraeken Dragon Skourzh, and Nameless God. Only 10/23 are required at minimum.

                              • Anonymous

                                There is a way to reach almost everywhere after killing Sodden Knight, using shift+jump... it takes a bit of skill but I've managed to arrive to the Witch without killing any other boss. Maybe you can reach even further.

                                • Anonymous

                                  if you kill the kraekan cyclops you get the green key then you dont need to kill the false jester but if you kill the jester instead you dont need to kill the cyclops

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Technically speaking, the Stench Most Foul is an optional boss... as it's possible to complete the game without ever acquiring the Redshift Brand. There is another way to enter the Ruined Temple without it...

                                    • Anonymous

                                      From what I've experienced so far, every boss' gold reward seems to follow this formula : "Base salt reward" + 10 = "Gold reward". Even Murdiella Mal follows this rule (0 salt + 10 = 10 gold).I don't know of any exception, but there might be one.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        the mankini warrior of the satan lands??looks like someones trolling the wiki....why do you people have to do this childish bull*****?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Did you know the forgotten king,judge and knight are the 3 ''new gods'' if you go to the sencuary at the village of smiles you will see the 3 ''new gods'' they wear similar cloths as the forgotten gang.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I can tell that "the coveted" and "carsejaw the cruel" are optional too, since I finished the game without beating them (there is often a way to pass a boss trought another way)

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Something like half of the bosses for the not optional category can be never fought without using any glitches. If you get dart brand and go to far beach you can get through woods and get to Witch of the Lake without fighting: The Queen of Smiles, one of (Mad Alchemist + False Jester / Kraekan Cyclops), The Tree of Men, The Disemboweled Husk, That Stench Most Foul, The Bloodless Prince and The Coveted. You don't have to use any glitches or anything, just take right path through the game...

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The game desperately needs a map, I fought the wyvern before I fought Smiles...I'm forced to look at wiki in order to know where to go, walking around in game is so boring when I can't find out what to do next.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Funny how some bosses are like Dark Souls 1 bosses.Ronin Cran is like Knight Artorias.Murdiella Mal is a dark version of the Moonlight Butterfly.Carsejaw the Cruel is clearly Gravelord Nito with a minor difference on his vertical stab.And the Witch of the Lake is something that the Witch of Izalith should've been.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    You need to need the Cyclops battle cause I get almost one shoted and even if I doge roll he still hits me. If it dosent get fixed soon am reporting you guys

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Using the merchant set gives pretty solid arcane resist. I think I killed her at lvl 60 ish using a headsman's voulge 5. Currently 130 on NG+ and having a hard time with a northern cross maxed. Worth possibly putting points into prayer to get etherial intervention. Arcane defense ring will also help. While this fight is 95% dodging, having the defense to survive getting clipped by a few attacks will help immensely.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Carsejaw, Coveted, Bloodless Prince, Stench, Queen of Smiles, and Husk.Also if you kill the Cyclops the Alchemist and Jester are skippable.

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