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How to Unlock Every Ending in Elden Ring

Starting with Demons’ Souls on the PS3, every FromSoftware Souls game has featured multiple endings for players to discover. The developers have not only increased the number of endings in their games over time but have also made the requirements for achieving them more cryptic. This is in line with the overall design philosophy of the Souls games, and the recently released Elden Ring continues this tradition with even more endings and hidden content than its predecessors.

Elden Ring offers three main endings that are recognized by the game with trophies and achievements. However, if you consider all the variations, there are a total of six different ways your journey as a Tarnished can conclude. These endings can be influenced by the actions you take, the choices you make with other characters, and more. If you’re a dedicated lore enthusiast, unlocking every ending will provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of the intriguing world of Elden Ring. However, be warned that some endings are so obscure that they may be difficult to discover naturally. In this article, we’ll guide you on how to unlock every ending in Elden Ring and provide a brief overview of each one.

Spoilers ahead! We will be revealing all the endings in Elden Ring, including the actions required to achieve them. This will involve discussing the fates of certain characters, so proceed at your own risk.

How to Achieve the Age of Fracture Ending

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The Age of Fracture ending is part of the Elden Lord ending category, which also includes the Age of Duskborn, Age of Order, and The Blessing of Despair endings. To attain this ending, you must progress through the game naturally, following the direction of the story and defeating the bosses. Additionally, you’ll need to collect Great Runes and eventually face the Elden Beast as the final boss. Once you have reached this point, you will sit on the throne as the Elden Lord and be presented with a series of choices.

To achieve the Age of Fracture ending, you must choose to mend the Elden Ring, despite the somewhat contradictory nature of the ending’s name. The voice-over explains that this choice will usher in the Age of Fracture, with the promise of a better future. However, some speculate that the ending may not be as optimistic as it initially appears, at least for your character.

How to Achieve the Age of the Duskborn Ending

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The Age of the Duskborn ending is the first branch within the Elden Lord endings. To unlock this ending, you will need to complete Fia’s questline. This questline consists of multiple stages and can be broken down into the following steps:

  1. Speak to Fia at the Roundtable Hold.
  2. Encounter D, Hunter of the Dead near Summonwater and make sure he appears at the Roundtable Hold.
  3. When you reach the Altus Plateau, speak to Fia, who will give you a dagger and ask you to find its owner.
  4. Deliver the dagger to D.
  5. Return to Fia and discover that she has killed D.
  6. Travel to the Depproot Depths and find Fia at the Altar of the Death Prince. Speak to her and agree to search for the centipede mark.
  7. Progress through Ranni’s quest until you reach the point where you deliver the Finger Slaying Blade to her in Nokron. In exchange, she will give you the Carian Inverted Statue.
  8. Use the Carian Inverted Statue inside the Carian Study hall to flip the building upside down. Make your way to the top and examine Ranni’s dead body, which bears the centipede mark.
  9. Give the mark to Fia, leave the area, and return. You’ll find Fia asleep, with a summon sign present to fight the boss Lichdragon Fortissax.
  10. Defeat the boss and acquire the Mending Rune of the Death Prince from Fia’s body.
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With the Mending Rune of the Death Prince in your possession, you will encounter a new choice after becoming the Elden Lord. Use the rune to free the Lands Between from its curse of immortality, allowing life to follow a natural cycle once again. This ending is often considered one of the best, as it reinforces the common theme in FromSoftware games that immortality is not as desirable as it may seem.

How to Achieve the Age of Order Ending

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The Age of Order ending, like the previous two, falls under the Elden Lord ending category. While not as complex as the Age of the Duskborn ending, this ending requires you to obtain a different rune known as the Mending Rune of Perfect Order. Here’s how you can acquire it:

  1. Agree to help Brother Corhyn find Gold Mask as soon as you are able.
  2. Reach the Altus Plateau. At this point, Brother Corhyn will no longer be in the Roundtable Hold since he has gone out into the world to search for Gold Mask.
  3. Find Gold Mask on the bridge in Altus Plateau.
  4. Inform Corhyn of finding Gold Mask near the place where you collect the Altus Plateau map fragment.
  5. Meet up with Corhyn and Gold Mask in Lyndell and assist them in solving a riddle that requires the Law of Regression spell. This spell requires a high Intelligence stat of 37 to learn, so you may need to temporarily respec your character to complete this step.
  6. Encounter them again at the Stargazer’s Ruins in the Mountaintops of the Giants and interact with them.
  7. Defeat Malekith and return to the middle of Lyndell to find Corhyn and Gold Mask’s body. Loot the body to obtain the Rune of Perfect Order.
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After obtaining the Rune of Perfect Order, complete the game once again. This time, use the Mending Rune of Perfect Order. By doing so, you will heal the Erdtree and restore order to the Lands Between, although the exact consequences of this ending remain somewhat vague. There are hints of time manipulation and other abstract concepts that invite interpretation.

How to Achieve the Blessing of Despair Ending

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For a decidedly dark ending, you can pursue the Blessing of Despair. This ending involves collaborating with the enigmatic character known as Dung Eater to acquire the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse. To embark on this path, simply feed Dung Eater five Seedbeed Curse items. However, obtaining these items can be a challenge. After giving Dung Eater the first Seedbeed Curse item in Roundtable Hold, he will give you a key and start appearing in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. Use the key to free him, defeat him in combat, and then locate the four remaining Seedbeed Curse items.

When you reach the end of the game, choose to use the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse. This time, you and Dung Eater will join forces to curse everyone and everything in the Lands Between. Unless you have a morbid curiosity or a desire to witness the world’s further descent into chaos, this ending is objectively unfavorable for the fate of the world.

How to Achieve the Age of the Stars Ending

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The Age of the Stars ending represents a significant divergence in the available endings and revolves around the character Ranni. This questline is extensive, consisting of numerous steps and directions. For the sake of brevity, we will only highlight the major milestones:

  1. Begin by meeting Ranni and obtaining the Spirit Calling Bell.
  2. Find Ranni again at Ranni’s Rise within Caria Manor.
  3. Speak to Blaid in Siofra River.
  4. Obtain the letter of introduction for Selen from Seluvis.
  5. Meet Selen and learn about Radahn.
  6. Return to Blaid to discuss Radahn.
  7. Defeat Radahn at Redmane Castle to trigger a world state change.
  8. Enter the crater in Limgrave and proceed to Nekron.
  9. Acquire the Finger Slayer Blade and give it to Ranni.
  10. Explore the portal in Ranni’s Rise to find the Miniature Ranni Doll.
  11. Speak to the doll at a Site of Grace until it reveals something important.
  12. Head to Rot Lake, defeat Blaid, and obtain a key.
  13. Journey to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library and retrieve a ring from a chest.
  14. Cross Rot Lake and enter a coffin.
  15. Defeat the boss Astel, Naturalborn of the Void, and proceed to the Cathedral of Manus Celes.
  16. Place the ring on Ranni’s hand and receive the Dark Moon Greatsword.
  17. Summon Ranni after defeating the final boss.
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Using Ranni’s summon sign will activate this unique ending. In this ending, you become a servant to Ranni, assisting her in ruling the world. Ranni uses her powers to envelop the world in moonlight, which she claims will liberate all the souls trapped by the Erdtree and send you on a thousand-year journey. The events surrounding this ending can be perplexing, so feel free to interpret them as you see fit.

How to Achieve the Lord of Frenzied Flame Ending

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Finally, we have the Lord of Frenzied Flame ending, which represents another unfavorable outcome, though not as extreme as the Blessing of Despair. This ending requires completing several side quests instead of focusing on a single NPC. While there is some debate about the necessity of each step, we will outline all the recommended actions:

  1. Complete the Irina and Edgar quest on the Weeping Peninsula, where you are tasked with delivering a letter. The quest concludes with Irina’s death and Edgar vowing revenge.
  2. In the sewers beneath Leyndell, locate the Subterranean Shunning Grounds, defeat the boss, and activate the altar in the room to reveal a hidden door. Follow the path until you reach a door in an area where attacking is not possible. To open the door, unequip all your gear. Inside, you will obtain the power of the Frenzied Flame from the Three Fingers, causing your character’s eyes to emit a fiery glow.
  3. Once you reach the Forge of the Giants, Melina will abandon you. Choose the option to listen to the fire to progress.
  4. Complete the game as usual.

Upon reaching the end, rather than becoming the Elden Lord, your character will automatically transform into the Lord of Frenzied Flame, without any player input. This ending involves burning down the Erdtree and reality itself, ushering in a world ruled by chaos. If nothing else, this ending is worth experiencing for its visually striking imagery.

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