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By published 7 March 22
Here are all possible Elden Ring endings and what you need to do to get each.
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Want to find out about all of the Elden Ring endings? FromSoftware usually feature a few different ways to conclude their games, from setting the world ablaze, to attempting to restore balance and order, to trying to keep things going just that little bit longer. Elden Ring is no different, and there are no less than six endings.
Three of these feature their own distinctive outcomes and cutscenes, whereas the other three are variations on the game’s default ending. There might even be more than nobody knows about yet.
Still, if you’re not sure which ending is for you, or just want to know which NPC questlines you should be pursuing to get them, this Elden Ring ending guide has the info. I’ve even added details on how to remove the Frenzied Flame in Elden Ring, if you unwittingly opened that door in depths of Leyndell.
If you just want to see all of the known endings so far, you can watch them on YouTube.
This guide will, of course, feature big spoilers in regards to the game, so please steer clear if you want to find these things for yourself.
This is the standard Elden Ring ending, the one that Melina has been leading you to throughout the game. Once you’ve defeated the Elden Beast, walk over and touch Fractured Marika, choosing the option to mend the ring. The Tarnished will become Elden Lord and sit upon the throne.
To get this ending, you have to defeat at least two of the demi-gods and Morgott, claim the giant’s fire to burn the thorns blocking your path, defeat Malekith in Farum Azula, and then beat the final bosses in Leyndell, Ashen Capital.
This is one of the two alternate endings, in which you help the witch Ranni replace Marika, with you as her eternal consort. The Age of the Stars begins, a thousand year voyage guided by the wisdom of the moon. You ascend with Ranni to godhood.
To activate this ending, you have to complete the Elden Ring Ranni quest and use her summon sign in the arena after you’ve beaten the final boss. It’s probably the longest and most elaborate questline, so this ending takes some work to prep.
This is Fia’s ending and an alternate version of the Age of Fracture in which you remove the curse of immortality plaguing the Lands Between. To do this, you have to complete Fia’s questline to gain the Mending Rune of the Death Prince, which you can use on Fractured Marika.
The quest isn’t too hard to follow, but here’s a basic summary of steps:
After Ranni, this is probably the second-longest ending, especially as it takes quite a bit of work to make your way to the Deeproot Depths, whether you’re coming at it from the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, or the Siofra River Cistern.
Like Age of Duskborn, this is another variation on the default ending that requires you to use the Mending Rune of Perfect Order on Fractured Marika. You get this from Gold Mask and Brother Corhyn’s questline. This restores the Erdtree to its former glory, and makes things appear much the same as they were before, save for the fickleness of the gods. Since you killed them.
To get the rune, you have to meet Brother Corhyn in various places along your journey. Here’s a brief summary of how to do it:
Besides the high intelligence spell you have to cast, this questline is pretty easy, since Corhyn and Gold Mask basically follow the same track as you throughout the game.
This is the Dung Eater’s ending, in which you use the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse on Fractured Marika. Anyone who has met Dung Eater will probably realise this is a bad ending, since you curse the world and all of its inhabitants. As if the folks of the Lands Between didn’t already have it bad enough.
The idea of this ending is simple, since all you need to do is give Dung Eater five Seedbeed Curse items to gain the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse. However, these can be quite difficult to find. To begin the quest, you’ll find Dung Eater past the Twin Maiden Husks in the Roundtable Hold around the time you arrive in Altus. If you show him a Seedbed Curse he’ll give you a key to his cell in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds below Leyndell. Any easy one to grab is from his mirrored position in the Leyndell Roundtable Hold.
From there, you have to fight him and then deliver four more Seedbed Curses to him, as we’ve lined out here:
This is Elden Ring’s bad ending, even worse than the Blessing of Despair, since you basically burn the Erdtree and reality with it, unleashing the Frenzied Flame of the Three Fingers. If you got the Frenzied Flame from the Forge beneath the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds in Leyndell, all other endings are inaccessible until you get rid of it. I explain how to do that in the final section of this guide.
But first, how to meet the Three Fingers and get the Seal of the Frenzied Flame. Here are the basic steps if you want the Seal of the Frenzied Flame, otherwise you can just find the location below the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds:
Neither Irina or Hyetta’s quests are required for the ending, but they will result in the the Frenzied Flame Seal for your trouble.
It’s still unclear what the Age of Absolute ending entails. Some people believe it’s collecting all the Great Runes in the game from both the bosses and the sidequests, but so far, nobody, including us, has done it.
The other route could involve Nepheli, Gideon, or Kenneth Haight, because all three of their quests and dialogue don’t seem to have clear conclusions. People speculate that the Age of Absolute ending could involve crowning of them as the Elden Lord in place of yourself. We’ll update the guide when we learn more.
So, curiosity got the better of you and you couldn’t resist that evil-looking door below Leyndell. Luckily, there’s a way to get rid of the Frenzied Flame and unlock the other endings, but it requires a few things. First, you’ll have to complete Gowry and Milicent’s questline that begins near Sellia in Caelid. It’s a pretty long one, and takes you all the way to Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree.
Once you’ve finished it and got the Unalloyed Gold Needle back from Milicent, you’ll have to defeat Malenia, Blade of Miquella. After the fight, a Scarlet Bloom will appear in the arena, letting you turn the Unalloyed Gold Needle into Miquella’s Needle. Now, head to the Mountaintops of the Giants’ kiln and activate the flame to head to Farum Azula.
You need to head to the arena of the secret optional boss, Dragonlord Placidusax. No need to fight it, just equip the needle once there, and use it to get rid of the Frenzied Flame. But alas, you’ll still have the burn scars.
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