As far as I remember, one can 100% complete dark souls 1 using only melee weapon, that means to reach and kill every boss and find every item without using spells, bows, throwing knives and stuff like it.

Is the same true for Dark Souls 3?

I'm asking because I am facing the tree in Undead Setlement, which has a treasure hanging on its branches, that treasure looks unreachable without range. Please don't spoil that specific case, I just want to know the general answer to the question whether I can constrain myself by "melee only weapons".

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    throw your sword :v May 12, 2016 at 10:16
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    what does "100%" complete mean? It's obviously not just "finish the game". Get every pick-up-able item in the entire world? Because that itself can't even be done until 3 playthroughs
    – Kritner
    May 12, 2016 at 13:43
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    there are some melee weapons which have weapon art or special strong attack which - no spoilers here - have somehow extended range. Are you ok with using these?
    – arghtype
    May 12, 2016 at 14:00
  • @Kritner, I am not sure what you are asking. There is very clear and even highlighted definition in my question. Yes, I want to pick up every item, and no, I don't care about anything but need to use ranged attack, so I don't care about numbers of playthroughs.
    – klm123
    May 13, 2016 at 8:36
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    @arghtype, I would say no, since effectively this would be ranged weapon. I need to know whether I need to use range or just think and explore. But, I guess, PapaStan have already answered to this quesiton.
    – klm123
    May 13, 2016 at 8:37

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For example, the Red and White Shield is only reachable with ranged weapon.

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