Not liking all the Tangleroot hate in this thread. It is a fun and immersive chain - try looking around and seeing how much thought got put into it.
Maybe its just the newer players with all their fancy ghostbanes who just want to steamroller everything on the back of vets...
Wear death block and carry restore/greater restore scrolls if you can't be bothered to run Tangleroot.
You don't need to EBB the chain to get the reward btw