Elden Ring has several endings — six in total — each with different requirements you must meet during your playthrough. Each involve completing certain quest lines or performing certain actions, which can be a simple or long and arduous process. In this article, we’re taking a look at all the endings in Elden Ring.

We’ll discuss how to get each ending, as well as giving a general overview of each if you just want the rundown without going through multiple playthroughs to experience them all. With that in mind, be warned: obvious major spoilers for Elden Ring ahead!

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Every Ending in Elden Ring

This is your last chance to turn back! We’re about to reveal all six endings of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring.

1. Age of Fracture

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This is the “standard” ending of Elden Ring. If you don’t complete any of the major side quests or interact with the Frenzied Flame, this is the ending you get.

In this ending, you mend the Elden Ring and become Elden Lord. Nothing drastic changes in the Lands Between here, as you allow life to continue as the Twin Fingers and the Greater Will intend. 

How to Obtain

Complete the game without having interacted with the Frenzied Flame, then select “Mend the Elden Ring” as your choice.

Achievement

Completing this ending will grant you the “Elden Lord” achievement.

2. Age of the Duskborn

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This ending involves completing Fia’s quest line and assist ingher in bringing death back to the Lands Between.

What this means is largely unknown, but we do know that Fia is associated with death in unique ways. It can be assumed that she intends on blending the lines between life and death, perhaps allowing for a different form of life after death similar to what she seems to have in store for Godwyn.

This is one of the more mysterious and vague endings in the game.

How to Obtain

You must complete Fia’s quest line and some of Ranni’s. Ranni’s must be completed to the point where she gives the item that inverts the Carian Study Hall, at the top of which is an item you need for Fia’s quest line (the Cursemark of Death).

Fia’s own quest line is pretty long, but comes to an end in the Deeproot Depths. Here, you will interact with Fia and defeat Lichdragon Fortissax. Fia will give you the Mending Rune of the Death-Prince, which is the main item you need for this ending.

After defeating the Elden Beast, select “Use Mending Rune of the Death-Prince” as your choice.

Achievement

Completing this ending grants the same achievement as the Age of Fracture ending, “Elden Lord.”

3. Age of Order

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The Age of Order ending is another that sees you become Elden Lord. In this ending, you bring order to the Lands between. This ending is tied to Goldmask and Brother Corwyn, and it presents interesting moral complexities. Since Goldmask wants to bring absolute order to the Lands Between, it’s hard not to question what that entails.

Similarly to the Fia quest line, we don’t fully understand the implications this ending will have on the world. We just know it will bring “order.:

How to Obtain

This is a fairly easy ending to obtain. All you have to do is interact with Brother Corwyn in each of his locations and find Goldmask at the Atlus Plateau. Then speak to them in the capital (pre-ashen version) and progress their story until they move to the Mountaintops of the Giants.

After finishing the quest line, you will find the Mending Rune of Perfect Order on Goldmask’s body in the ashen capital.

After defeating the Elden Beast, choose “Use Mending Rune of Perfect Order” as your choice.

Achievement

Same as the Age of Fracture — “Elden Lord.”

4. Blessing of Despair

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The Blessing of Despair ending is tied to the Dung Eater and his quest line, so you already know it’s the most unpleasant in the game.

The (loathsome) Dung Eater is afflicted by a curse that does not allow his soul to interact with the Erdtree after death, and is caused by “defilement” of corpses. Essentially, the Dung Eater wants everyone in the Lands Between to be bound by this curse. He is maddened and torturous, and he wants everyone else to be just like him.

How to Obtain

Complete the Dung Eater’s quest line, then collect and deliver Seedbed Curses to him. The Seedbed Curses can be annoying to track down, but once you’ve collected and given them to him, he will give you the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse. Then you can select “Use Mending Rune of the Fell Curse” as your choice at the end of the game.

Achievement

Same as the Age of Fracture — “Elden Lord.”

5. Age of Stars

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Easily the fan favorite ending, this one is tied to Ranni’s quest line. This is the first of two “alternate” endings that are distinctly unique.

In this ending, you go against the Twin Fingers and Greater Will, bringing an end to the Golden Order. Instead, you follow Ranni the Witch’s guidance and allow her to rule. Throughout the quest line, we get to find out how the Greater Will might not be as good as we believed at the start.

Just like the other endings, this one presents moral complexities, but also has more character than the others. Ranni’s ending is exciting where some of the others feel like slight variations of the standard ending.

How to Obtain

Complete Ranni’s quest line and summon her in front of the Fractured Marika at the end. Her summon sign will be blue and easy to spot.

Completing her quest line takes a while, though, as it is quite long. It requires going to several obscure locations, fighting multiple optional bosses, and a whole lot of running all over the map. But it’s easily worth it for one of the most interesting endings in the game.

Achievement

Completing this ending grants the “Age of Stars” achievement.

6. Lord of Frenzied Flame

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Here we have what many might consider the “bad” ending, but I would say it’s more of the chaos ending.

In this ending, the tarnished embraces the Frenzied Flame and the Three Fingers, literally becoming a symbol of madness and setting the world on fire. There is a lot of lore stuff going on here, but generally the goal of this ending is to destroy all the life and mistakes the Greater Will made, thus unifying everything once more.

If you think about it, this is actually really similar to the Age of Order ending. Just in a really, really roundabout way.

How to Obtain

Getting this ending is pretty easy.

First, you have to reach the Sewers (Subterranean Shunning-Grounds), defeat Mohg the Fell Omen, and hit the altar behind where he spawned. This will reveal a secret passage which leads further down. Progress downward and eventually you will reach a Site of Grace called “Frenzied Flame Proscription.”

To interact with the door down there, you must take off all your armor first. Then the Three Fingers will grab and squeeze you for a bit, locking you into this ending.

How to Abandon the Lord of Frenzied Flame Ending

This is the only ending you can get accidentally locked into, but thankfully there’s a way to undo it. This process, however, is very annoying (and perhaps the most difficult side quest in the game). You need to complete all of Millicent’s questline, then take the Unalloyed Gold Needle you got from that to the Haligtree. Then defeat Malenia (good luck).

After defeating her, you can interact with her corpse to get Miquella’s Needle. Then take that to Crumbling Farum Azula and defeat Dragonlord Placidusax. Then use Miquella’s Needle in the empty boss arena to finally reverse the Lord of Frenzied Flame ending.

Achievement

Completing this ending unlocks the “Lord of Frenzied Flame” achievement.

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