How to Get Every Ending in Elden Ring

How to Get Every Ending in Elden Ring

A guide to all six endings.

Elden Ring is an unimaginably dense game, as it well should be considering how long it took to make. No two players experience it the same way. But while the journeys are all different, they do, eventually, converge upon an ending point, although even the ending point isn’t set in stone. In this guide, we’ll explain how to get every ending in Elden Ring.

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There are a total of six different endings you can attain in Elden Ring, with the endings available to you depending on the questlines you pursue and complete. Since Elden Ring can be a bit… light in the guidance department, it is possible to accidentally kill quest-vital NPCs and not realize it, though some of them can be revived through atonement at the Church of Vows. When you complete these particular questlines, you’ll receive special mending runes that can be utilized after defeating the final story boss, the Elden Beast.

How to Get Every Ending in Elden Ring

Age of Fracture

This is the default ending for Elden Ring. All you have to do is defeat the Elden Beast and mend the Elden Ring. The Tarnished will assume the throne as Elden Lord and… that’s about it. If anything else interesting happens, the narrator doesn’t clue us into it.

Age of Duskborn

This ending is achieved by pursuing Fia, the Deathbed Companion’s questline. You’ll have to retrieve the Cursemark of Death from Ranni’s corpse, aid Fia in killing D, Hunter of the Dead, and defeat Lichdragon Fortissax. Doing all of this grants you the Mending Rune of the Death-Prince. Using this rune to mend the Elden Ring returns the concept of death to the Lands Between, and covers it in a perpetual foggy night.

Age of Order

This ending is achieved by pursuing the questline related to Brother Corhyn and Goldmask. After Corhyn leaves the Roundtable Hold, you’ll find the two of them in Leyndell, where you’ll need to solve a riddle for them. Finish their questline, and you’ll receive the Mending Rune of Perfect Order from Goldmask. Using this rune to mend the Elden Ring restores the Erdtree and grants absolute control over the Lands Between to the Greater Will.

Blessing of Despair

This ending is achieved by pursuing the Dung Eater’s questline. You’ll need to obtain a Seedbed Curse and present it to his specter in the Roundtable Hold to obtain the key that opens his cell beneath Leyndell. After you open his cell, then defeat him in a quick fight in Leyndell’s outer moat, you’ll need to find four more Seedbed Curses and present them to him. He’ll trade you for the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse. Using this rune to mend the Elden Ring permanently inflicts the Lands Between and all of its residents with a horrible, agonizing curse. Yay?

Lord of Frenzied Flame

This ending is achieved by pursuing Hyetta’s questline and inheriting the Frenzied Flame from the Three Fingers to become an agent of chaos. You’ll need to find Hyetta several times and give her Shabriri Grapes, as well as a Fingerprint Grape from Festering Finger Vyke.

She’ll eventually lead you to the door to the Three Fingers beneath the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, where you’ll receive the Frenzied Flame’s brand on your body. When you defeat the Elden Beast and get the chance to mend the Elden Ring, you can choose instead to become the Lord of Frenzied Flame, burning the Erdtree, the Lands Between, and reality itself in a massive, chaotic inferno.

Fair warning, receiving the Frenzied Flame’s brand will lock you out of all other possible endings, as you won’t be able to use any other Mending Runes while it’s on your body. Melina will also leave you if you get the brand before using the Forge of the Giants. If you want to remove the brand, you can do so with Miquella’s Needle, but to get that, you’ll need to defeat Malenia, Blade of Miquella, one of the hardest bosses in the game.

Age of the Stars

This ending is achieved by pursuing Ranni the Witch’s questline. This is the most lengthy and complex path to an ending in the game (though it’s totally worth it). You’ll need to find Ranni in her home above Caria Manor, work with her servant Blaidd to defeat Starscourge Radahan and free the stars, find the Fingerslayer Blade in Nokron, find and help the Miniature Ranni Doll, defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void, and give Ranni the Dark Moon Ring at the Cathedral of Manus Celes.

Do all that, and after you defeat the Elden Beast, you can summon Ranni with a blue summon sign instead of mending the Elden Ring. Ranni supplants Marika as the Goddess and names you Elden Lord, ending the Golden Age and barring the Greater Will from influencing the Lands Between. She then leaves on a thousand-year journey, bringing the Tarnished along as her loyal consort.

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Since the first time he picked up a controller as a child, Daniel has been a dyed-in-the-wool gaming fanatic, with a Steam library numbering over 600 games. His favorite pastime, aside from playing games, is doing deep dives on game wikis to learn more about their lore and characters.