Starts with Demon’s Souls on PS3, every FromSoftware Souls game has at least two player-receivable endings. The developer has not only increased the number of endings players can get in their games over time, but also messed up the way those endings are achieved. That is consistent with most of the design decisions of the Souls game and with Elden Ring is the latest and greatest FromSoftware title with more content to find (and miss) than their previous two or more games, many ending with confusing claims that are a foregone conclusion.
Elden Ring there are three “main” endings that the game credits with trophies and achievements, but if you include all the variations, there are a total of six ways your Targeted Man’s story could end argument (that we can find or see anyone else looking, anyway). These endings can change based on the actions you take, don’t take, the choices you make with the characters, etc. If you’re particularly interested in the lore of Elden Ring, then activating all the endings will get you the best picture of this fascinating world, but no matter how careful you are, some endings are too obscure to envision a single ending. natural way. Here’s how to get every ending in Elden Ring and what they are.
Spoilers ahead! We will spoil all the endings in Elden Ring and the actions you need to take to get them. This includes spoiling the fates of the characters, so read at your own risk.
How to end Age of Fracture
The endings of The Age of Fracture, Age of Duskborn, Age of Order, and The Blessing of Despair are all in different branches of Lord Elden’s overall ending. You should get to one of these endings by playing through the game naturally, assuming you don’t somehow accidentally trigger either of the other two larger ending types. Simply follow the direction of the game, namely Melina, defeat the bosses, collect Great Runes, and finally defeat the Elden Beast’s final boss. From here, you will sit on the throne as Lord Elden and be presented with a range of choices.
In order to get the ending of Age of Fracture, the choice you have to choose, somewhat contradictory to the name of the ending, is to heal the ring of Elden. The dub explains that the former time period will be known as the Age of Fractures and that the future will be better, although some speculate that the ending isn’t quite as happy as it might have been presented – anyway at least for your character.
This is the first fork of Lord Elden’s endgame, and as such requires you to do more than just get to the end of the game. To gain access to Age of the Duskborn’s epilogue, you’ll need to complete the entire Fia questline. This is a multi-stage task and is broken down into easier steps.
- Talking to Fia at the Round Table Meeting
- Meet D, Hunter of the Dead near Summonwater, and make him appear at the Roundtable Hold
- When you reach the Altus Plateau, talk to Fia. She will ask you to find the owner of a dagger she gave you.
- Give the knife to DI
- Returns to Fia, discovers that she killed D
- Travel to the Depproot Depths and find Fia at the Altar of Death. Talk to her and agree to locate the centipede
- Now you need to complete Ranni’s quest until you give her the Finger Slashing Sword which you can get in Nokron. In return, she will give you the Carian Inverted Statue
- Use this item inside the Carian Study hall to turn the building upside down, go to the top (bottom?) and examine Ranni’s corpse here, where the centipede’s trail is.
- Give the mark to Fia, leave, then come back. She will sleep, but a summoning sign will be there to fight the Lichdragon boss Fortissax
- Defeat the boss and get the Mending Rune of the Death Prince from Fia’s body
With this rune at the end of the game you will have a new choice after becoming Lord of Elden. In it, you use the Mending Rune of the Death Prince to free the Lands Between from being cursed with immortality, allowing life to cycle through the natural cycle again. If there’s one lesson that FromSoftware games tend to try and teach, it’s that immortality isn’t so great, leading us to think this is one of the best endings.
Once again, we’re in the midst of a somewhat lengthy, though not as complicated, quest sequence to bring to an end this Age of Order. This time, we’re focusing on getting another rune, the Mending Rune of Perfect Order, before getting to the end. Here’s how to get it:
- Agree to help Brother Corhyn find the Golden Mask as soon as you can
- Approach the Altus Plateau. At this point Brother Corhyn will no longer be in the Roundtable, having gone out into the world to try and find the Golden Mask
- Find the Golden Mask on the bridge in Altus . Plateau
- Tell Corhyn who is near where you collected the Altus Plateau map piece you found the Golden Mask
- Meet the couple in Lyndell and help them solve a puzzle that requires Regression magic. This spell requires a large Intelligence stat to learn, so you may need it temporarily revive your character to complete this step
- Retrieve them at the Stargazer Ruins in Mount of Giants and interact with them
- Defeat Malekith and return to the middle of Lyndell to find Corhyn and Gold Mask’s bodies. Loot it for the Rune of Perfect Order
Now, just beat the game again, but this time using the Mending Rune of Perfect command. This will heal Erdtree and, in fact, bring order to the Lands Between, although this is extremely vague. There are some weird notions of time, and possibly time travel, but it’s all very easy to understand.
Now, for an obviously bad ending, we have the Blessing of Despair ending. This installment focuses on working with the once charming Dung Eater character to get the Mending of the Fell Curse. In short, all you need to do is feed him 5 Seedbeed Curse items, but getting them is the hard part. After you give him the first one in the Roundtable Hold, he’ll give you a key and will instead start spawning at the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. Use the key to free him, defeat him in a fight, and then you can go collect four more Seed Curse items to feed him.
Go to the end of the game, opting to use the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse, only this time you and Dung Eater team up to curse everyone and everything in the Lands Between. Unless you want to see the world burn up more than it used to, or are just curious, objectively this is not a good fate for the world.
The first major diversion for the epilogue was the ending of Age of the Stars, which revolved around Ranni. This is a main quest, with tons of steps and directions, so we’ll just hit the main beats for brevity:
- First, meet Ranni and get the Calling Bell
- Find her again at Ranni’s Rise in Caria Manor
- Talk to Blaid at the Siofra . River
- Get a Selenium Recommendation Letter from Seluvis
- Meet Selenium and learn about Radahn
- Back to Blaid to talk about Radahn
- Defeat Radahn at Redmane Castle to trigger the world state change
- Enter the crater at Limgrave and enter Nekron
- Get the Finger Slayer Blade and give it to Ranni
- Use the portal in Ranni’s Rise and find the Miniature Ranni Doll
- Talk to the doll while at the Site of Grace until it says something
- Go to Rot Lake, defeat Blaid and get the key
- Go to Raya Lucaria Library and get a ring from the chest
- Cross Lake Rot and enter the coffin
- Defeat the boss of this area, Astel, the Naturalborn of the Void, and go to Manus Celes . Church
- Put the ring in Ranni’s hand and take the Dark Moon Great Sword
- Summon Ranni after defeating the final boss
Using Ranni’s summoning token will trigger this new ending. In it, you essentially become Ranni’s servant to help her rule the world. She uses her powers to cover the world under moonlight, which according to her will release all the souls Erdtree has trapped, as well as take you on a journey that spans thousands of years. What she has to say about this mostly makes the facts more confusing, so do your own thing.
The final ending is another bad one, though not quite to the extent of collaborating with Dung Eater. It also involves completing several side quests, not just a single NPC line this time, but a few. There’s a little debate about whether or not each of these steps needs to be done, but we’ll cover all of them just in case.
- Complete the quest Irina and Edgar on the Weeping Penosystem, where you are asked to submit a letter. It will end with Irina’s death and Edgar vows revenge
- In the sewers below Leyndell, find the Subterranean Shunning Grounds, defeat the boss, and hit the altar in the room to reveal a hidden door. Follow the path that leads down to a door in an area you can’t attack. The door won’t open unless you get all your gear, so take your clothes off. Inside, you’ll gain the power of the Flame of Madness from the Three Fingers, making your character’s eyes start to light up
- Melina will abandon you when you reach the Forge of the Giants. Select the option to listen to the flame to progress
- Beat the game as usual
When you get to the end, instead of being an Elden Lord, your character will automatically become a Mad Flame Lord instead of you being the player. This ending will have you burning down Erdtree, reality itself, and essentially allowing chaos to rule the world. If nothing else, this is an ending worth watching just to see the insane visuals it presents.