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 optional bosses will be marked with an asterisk (*). I tried rearranging the order to make it more accurate but the cite 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. 

All SnS Bosses

The Sodden Knight

The Sodden Knight

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

The Queen of Smiles*

Location Village of Smiles
Drops
Weakness Slash / Holy
Kraekan Cyclops

Kraekan Cyclops**

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

The Mad Alchemist*

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

The False Jester**

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

Kraekan Wyrm*

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

The Tree of Men

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

The Disemboweled Husk*

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

That Stench Most Foul*

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

The Untouched Inquisitor

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

The Third Lamb

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

The Dried King

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

The Bloodless Prince*

Location Ziggurat of Dust
Drops
Weakness Fire / Lightning / Holy / Arcane
The Coveted

The Coveted

Location The Ruined Temple
Drops
Weakness Arcane / Poison / Lightning
Carsejau the Cruel

Carsejaw the Cruel*

Location Pitchwoods
Drops
Weakness Fire
The Witch of the Lake

The Witch of the Lake

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

The Unskinned and the Architect

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

Kraekan Dragon Skourzh

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

The Nameless God

Location The Still Palace
Drops
Weakness Strike
 ** The False Jester and Kraekan Cyclops are the only bosses that become optional once the other is defeated. Defeating the Mad 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. 

Optional Bosses

The Unspeakable Deep

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

Murdiella Mal

Murdiella Mal

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

Ronin Cran

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

The Forgotten King

Location Crypt of Dead Gods
Drops
Weakness King & Knight: Fire, Judge: Arcane,

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      24 Jul 2020 03:35  

      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

        11 Jul 2020 14:19  

        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

          02 Jul 2020 01:28  

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

          • Anonymous

            14 Jul 2019 21:44  

            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.

            • 06 Jan 2019 02:32  

              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

                31 Jan 2018 07:06  

                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

                  25 Oct 2017 20:39  

                  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

                    31 Aug 2017 12:58  

                    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

                      02 Aug 2017 21:35  

                      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

                        21 Apr 2017 08:00  

                        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

                          21 Mar 2017 00:19  

                          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

                            31 Jan 2017 07:32  

                            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

                              29 Jan 2017 12:44  

                              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

                                16 Jan 2017 14:41  

                                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

                                  Gold rewards07 Sep 2016 20:59  

                                  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

                                    grow up16 Jun 2016 15:45  

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

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The forgotten king01 Jun 2016 20:24  

                                      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.

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