Pitchwoods is a Location in Salt and Sanctuary. This optional location hides the Keepers of Fire and Sky sanctuary, and introduces deadly Spindlebeast enemies and complex jumping puzzles.
- Previous: The Ruined Temple
- Next: Siam Lake
- Recommended Levels: 70 to 80
- Bosses: Carsejaw the Cruel
- Sanctuaries: Keepers of Fire and Sky
NPCs in the area
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Full Pitchwoods Walkthrough
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Upon entering, you will see a few flashing ledges (the ones that disappear and reappear). This is a jumping puzzle that leads to a Templar's Charm. Keep heading directly up, and then to the left (above the entrance), in the bushes you will find the Charm. Come back down and then head right, jumping from one flashing ledge to another, all the way till you reach the next stone platform. From here, keep heading right again, repeating the same till you reach another stone platform. This one will have a Case of Salt waiting for you.
Then climb down all the way to the right, and enter the cave to the left. Use the lever to unlock the shortcut so that next time you can just walk straight to/from the entrance without having to jump over those ledges. In that room, at the very top will be a chest containing Black Slacks, Black Silk Gloves, Black Tailcoat and Top Hat.
Then head back out to the right, and keep going that way. You will run into some Impaled Knight that can hit hard. It is easy to kill them by spamming slashes and staggering them. Go past and keep walking uphill until you reach a doorway, which leads to a Shrine. Heal up and set the shrine as your waypoint, then head back out the door to your left. Straight above you after exiting the Shrine is the Sanctuary of the Keepers of Fire and Sky. You will have to do a series of complex Shadowflip and Dart jumps whilst treading along flashing platforms to do this. Follow the second video below on how to reach it.
Above the Sanctuary is a chest containing a Charred Tome. And to its right will be a wall-jump puzzle that is infact a shortcut to the top of the Pitchwoods. The 2 clouds are turned to walls whilst having your torch on. To make this jump, you need to do it without any armor on (i.e. naked). There's no good reason to attempt this jump, it doesn't lead to a secret area or any additional items that you couldn't reach by traveling downward from the sanctuary at The Far Beach. If you haven't taken that path yet, it might be worth traveling to the Far Beach's Sanctuary and then exploring the upper Pitch Woods the safe way. There is a Gray Pearl and further down a Bloodwood Crossbow, as well as on a ledge a chest containing the Russet Mask, Russet Doublet, Russet Sleeves, and Russet Leggings. Further down the path is another Gray Pearl and the Shroud Charm. Eventually the path heads downwards and connects back to the start of the area, where the first flashing platforms were encountered. This is a one-way path, there's no way to create a shortcut here.
The easiest way down is to travel to the Siam Lake sanctuary, and run back towards the bottom of this large tower where the Sanctuary is. Once you are at the base, continue heading right. This will bring you to the Boss fight.
This area's boss is Carsejaw the Cruel. He is weak to Fire damage. For tips & strategies on how to defeat this boss, see the Carsejaw the Cruel page. After defeating him, head right to find the Masterless Knight. Speak to him one last time to obtain the Wise Words trophy. To the right of him you will find Carapace Pavise shield and 4x Drowned Censer.
Pitchwoods Video Walkthrough
Keepers of Fire and Sky Creed Walkthrough
A fast walkthrough of how to find the Keepers of Fire and Sky Creed is shown below.1. You have to make it to the ground level of the area, if you are coming from The Ruined Temple that means going right and down and then left and down across many Dart Brand jumps.
2. When you get there, there are some rather challenging enemies called Spindlebeast. Go right from them until you meet a dead end, up a platforming section to unlock a level to open that wall, and then further right until you fight Impaled Knight enemies.
3. Past these enemies, you will find a wall where you can initiate a complex jump and dart puzzle leading to the creed.
A video below: