Endings for Elden Ring cover the possible conclusions of the game, determined by the player and their influence on The Lands Between's denizens. Each ending is shaped by the player's interactions with certain NPCs and their respective Side Quests. This page covers each ending, the requirements to reach an ending, and frequently asked questions. There are a total of six (6) possible endings in Elden Ring.

See the Lore page for a deeper dive into the history of The Lands Between and its inhabitants.

 

Can I See Multiple Endings in a Single Playthrough?

Traditionally, no; each playthrough can only have a single ending, and another can only be seen after completing your next playthrough in New Game+. However, it is possible to make use of save states at the end of your first playthrough to complete an ending and then load to a previous state and complete another. This is an effective way to unlock all ending-related Achievements or to see multiple endings without completing another full playthrough. So far, this method is possible on Steam, PS4/PS5, and Xbox One/Series. 

With the exception of one ending that will explained below, you can work towards and complete all the relevant quests required for each ending without being locked to it. After beating the final boss, you can choose which ending you want to go for out of the endings you've unlocked.

Elden Ring Endings Helpful Links:

  • Check New Game+ to find out what happens for your next playthrough.
  • Check our Walkthrough page for detailed on how to clear each Location.
  • You may also visit the Game Progress Route page for a quick overview of how to progress through the game.
  • Visit Side Quests to find how to complete ending-related NPC questlines.
  • See Secrets for other notes and tips.

 

How To Prevent the Chaos Ending

This question suggests that you have met with the Three Fingers to inherit the Frenzied Flame. To reverse this, you will need Miquella's Needle which can be obtained after completing Millicent's questline and returning the Unalloyed Gold Needle to the Scarlet Aeonia left after Malenia, Blade of Miquella's fight. Miquella's Needle can be used at Dragonlord Placidusax's arena in the Crumbling Farum Azula to reverse the Three Fingers' flame of frenzy. Fighting Placidusax is not necessary to use the needle; simply being in the boss arena will do.

 

Elden Ring Endings Guide: How to get All Endings in Elden Ring

Overall summary

  • There is a total of 6 endings. The player will become the Elden Lord except in the "Lord of Frenzied Flame" ending and the "Age of Stars" ending.
  • Any of the four Elden Lord endings grants the Trophy/Achievement, meaning you only need to clear the game 3 times to get all of them, and not 6.
  • There is no clear good, bad, or true ending due to the ambiguity of the fate of the Lands Between after the player character mends the Elden Ring in most endings.

 

 

Age of Fracture Ending
(Elden Lord)

Ending Requirements and Conditions:

  • Must not inherit the Frenzied Flame when touching Fractured Marika.

How to obtain ending:

  • After the final boss, touch Fractured Marika and choose to "Mend the Elden Ring" to get the Age of Fracture Ending.

Ending Description:

The Age of Fracture ending is the default ending of the game, where the Tarnished chooses to mend the Elden Ring as it is and begin the new age as Elden Lord.

 

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"The fallen leaves tell a story
Of how a Tarnished became Elden Lord.
In our home, across the fog, the Lands Between.
Our seed will look back upon us, and recall.
An Age of Fracture."

 

 

Age of the Duskborn Ending
(Elden Lord)

Ending Requirements and Conditions:

How to obtain ending:

  • After the final boss, touch Fractured Marika and choose to "Use Mending Rune of the Death-Prince" to get the Age of the Duskborn Ending.

Ending Description:

After using the Cursemark of Death on Godwyn's corpse to give him a second life as the First of the Dead, Fia lays with him and bears the first of Dead demigods - in the form of a rune. In the Age of the Duskborn Ending, the Tarnished chooses to use this Mending Rune of the Death-Prince to begin a new age of Duskborn as Elden Lord - where the Lands Between are engulfed in a harrowing fog and the principle of life within Death is embedded into Order, ridding the world of immortality and allowing the natural cycle of life and death to occur for all people and creatures alike.

 

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"The fallen leaves tell a story
Of how a Tarnished became Elden Lord.
In our home, across the fog, the Lands Between.
Our seed will look back upon us, and recall.
The Age of the Duskborn."

 

Age of Order Ending
(Elden Lord)

Ending Requirements and Conditions:

How to obtain ending:

  • After the final boss, touch Fractured Marika and choose to "Use Mending Rune of Perfect Order" to get the Age of Order Ending.

Ending Description:

The Age of Order Ending is an alternative version of the Golden Order ending, where the Tarnished chooses to use the Mending Rune of Perfect Order on the Elden Ring to restore order to the Lands Between by putting an end to all the strife caused by forces "emboldened by the flames of ambition".

The noble Goldmask once lamented that "all the good and the great wanted, in their foolishness, is an absolute evil to contend with", implying that one who seeks greater power to further his or her ambition will, in all likelihood, presents himself or herself as the greater good and condemn the other side as the absolute evil. Each will accuse the other as committing heresy. Strife would ensue, plunging the Lands Between into chaos and unending conflicts.

The Age of Order thus envisions a new age of stability, where there is no more conflict brought upon by the "fickleness of the gods no better than men" which was "emboldened by the flames of ambition".

 

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"The fallen leaves tell a story
Of how a Tarnished became Elden Lord.
In our home, across the fog, the Lands Between.
Our seed will look back upon us, and recall.
The Age of Order."

 

Blessing of Despair Ending
(Elden Lord)

Ending Requirements and Conditions:

How to obtain ending:

  • After the final boss, touch Fractured Marika and choose to "Use Mending Rune of the Fell Curse" to get the Blessing of Despair Ending.

Ending Description:

The Blessing of Despair Ending is an alternative version of default ending of the game, where the Tarnished chooses to use the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse and begin the new age as Elden Lord - the difference being, now, the Lands Between has now been overtaken by a reviled curse. While the details of what the curse brings isn't fully explained, it is the same curse brought from Dung Eater's defilement, causing defiled souls to be unable to return to the Erdtree. With the fell curse embedded in the Elden Ring, all present and future generations will be afflicted with this loathsome curse.

 

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"The fallen leaves tell a story
Of how a Tarnished became Elden Lord.
Our seed will look back upon us, and recall.
In our home, across the fog, the Lands Between.
The reviled curse that defined our age.
The Blessing of Despair."

 

Lord of the Frenzied Flame Ending

Ending Requirements and Conditions:

  • Meet with the Three Fingers to inherit the Frenzied Flame.
    • Meeting with the Three Fingers will lock you out of all other ending choices, unless Miquella's Needle is used at Dragonlord Placidusax's arena at Crumbling Farum Azula. This removes the Frenzied Flame, and is a permanent reversal.

How to obtain ending:

  • After the final boss, touch Fractured Marika and choose to "Become the Lord of Frenzied Flame" to get the Lord of the Frenzied Flane Ending.

Ending Description:

In the Lord of the Frenzied Flame Ending, the Tarnished goes down a different path to become the Lord of Frenzied Flame. If the Frenzied Flame is inherited before the events at the Forge of the Giants, Melina leaves the Tarnished's company, leaving the Tarnished to sacrifice their own body at the Forge. This leads to an extra scene at the ending, showing Melina without the mark on her left eye, devoting herself to deliver "Destined Death" to you.

If the player obtains the Frenzied Flame after the events at the Forge, the scene with Melina does not occur, due to her own prior sacrifice.

As explained by the Three Fingers through Hyetta at the end of her quest, this ending sees the Tarnished take up the mantle of the Lord of Chaos, and tasked with burning the world, along with the mistakes of the Greater Will - all existing sin, torment, fracture, and curse - to unite everything and everyone much like the crucible which existed before time.

 

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"Lord of Frenzied Flame...
I will seek you, as far as you may travel...
To deliver you what is yours,
Destined Death"
- Melina

 

Age of the Stars Ending

Ending Requirements and Conditions:

  • Complete the questline of Ranni the Witch.
  • The Frenzied Flame must not be inherited or must be quelled, otherwise Ranni's summon sign will not be visible.

How to obtain ending:

  • After defeating the final boss, use Ranni's summon sign to initiate the Age of the Stars Ending.

Ending Description:

In the Age of the Stars Ending, after defeating the Elden Beast, instead of mending the Elden Ring, the Tarnished summons Ranni the Witch in front of Marika's remains. 
Ranni supplants Marika as Goddess and takes The Tarnished as her Elden Lord.

She brings an end to The Golden Order, establishing an Order of her own (not named but likely similar to the Order of the Dark Moon, which we currently know little about).
In doing so she also removes the influence of The Greater Will from The Lands Between.

She leaves The Lands Between together with The Tarnished and takes her Order with her, on a journey meant to last a thousand years.  As a result of her absence, The Lands Between is left without a lord for the first time in an age.

 

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In her final cutscene she states the following:
"...The battle is over, I see.
I do solemnly swear. To every living being, and every living soul.
Now cometh the age of the stars.
A thousand year voyage under the wisdom of the Moon.
Here beginneth the chill night that encompasses all, reaching the great beyond.
Into fear, doubt, and loneliness...
As the path stretcheth into darkness.
Well then. Shall we? My dear consort, eternal."

Once her questline has been fully cleared, it is possible to go back to her room and talk with her doll, where she further explains her plans with the following dialog:
“Upon the order I envision.
Mine will be an order not of gold, but the stars and moon of the chill night.
I would keep them far from the earth beneath our feet.
As it is now, life, and souls, and order are bound tightly together, but I would have them at a great remove.
And have the certainties of sight, emotion, faith, and touch…
All become impossibilities.
Which is why I would abandon this soil, with mine order.
Wouldst thou come to me, even now, my one and only lord?”

The original Japanese script makes the sentence "And have the certainties of sight, emotion, faith, and touch… All become impossibilities." more clear, as it does not refer to denying sentient creatures of all emotions, but instead to removing the Order she is creating from their reach. As described in a Frontline Gaming Japan article[1], the following is the literal translation:

生命と魂が、律と共にあるとしても、それは遥かに遠くにあればよい
“…Even if life and souls are one with the order, it (the order) could be kept far away.”

確かに見ることも、感じることも、信じることも、触れることも …すべて、できない方がよい
“If it was not possible to clearly see, feel, believe in, or touch the order… That would be better.”

She initially planned to go alone, living in solitude for 1000 years. This is suggested by the description of her Dark Moon Ring:
"Whoever thou mayest be, take not the ring from this place, the solitude beyond the night is better mine alone."

 

[1] Elden Ring: Ranni’s Age of Stars ending mistranslations explained (https://www.frontlinejp.net/2022/03/14/elden-ring-the-age-of-stars-ending-mistranslations-explained)




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      • Anonymous

        I have to say, a lot of the responses on this page have me thinking that most of the commentators are:

        A: hateful to the wiki page writers and think they're trying to write fanfics based on what they like.. which is dumb cause like, the game is made in a way where you're supposed to interpret it vaguely, so get over it XD.

        B: Hateful towards people who like Ranni, as they intentionally try and come up with the worst interpretations of the Age of Stars imaginable so they can continue to hold their interpretation of Ranni as the Evil instigator of the Shattering, instead of the morally gray character From meant her to be.. Like there's so much "Simps deserve hate" stuff in here I'm like wow.

        C: Think Dung's Ending is awesome because apparently they think it makes everyone equal by turning them into omens? I mean.. that's a valid interpretation, I won't judge.. feel free, honestly the least bad commentary I've seen here.. theory craft away on this.

        D: Some dumb trolls who said they picked Frenzied Flame and then burned Melina before hand so they can trigger people into getting mad at them cause they've got a fetish for making people mad at them like a great number of sad people on the internet. You're not special man, we've seen commentators like you so many times its boring, find something else to bait us.


        I suppose what I mean to say is: "You all are just spicy.. please get along, no need to argue" XD

        • Anonymous

          Best ending is Lord of frenzied flame simply because Melina whines against it. I always get her to sacrifice herself, then go get frenzied, so she gets major fukkd.

          • Anonymous

            fia = ntr
            rushia scandal happened parallel to the release of this game and sparked war in europe
            rushia is fia
            you have been properly warned

            • Anonymous

              there should be a ending where you just shove all three mending runes in the elden ring, summon ranni and become the lord of frenzy flame.

              • Anonymous

                Secret ending but it's just Boggart beating the holy living brakes out of Dung Eater for 5 minutes straight

                • Anonymous

                  I'm gonna stick with Age of Duskborn simply because Godwyn was done dirty and he deserves to be put to rest.

                  • Anonymous

                    Ranni ending is remarkably similar to goldmasks. Instead of putting a ring around the elden ring and preventing any other god from messing with it(I interpreted this as after Marika’s destined death, the next god will become vessel of the elden ring, however they can’t alter any of the runes, ensuring that destined death and all the runes inside that keeps the world functioning won’t be changed). In Ranni’s ending, Ranni removes the greater wills influence(aka Elden ring, seen from how Marika dissolved alongside the Elden ring in her body) from the lands between, basically achieving the same thing as goldmasks ending. The difference in these two endings, in essence, is whether you still want the greater will in charge or not.

                    • This is my, prince lothric’s ranking on each ending( note this is a joke list so don’t take anything seriously)
                      Lord of frenzy- too much fire, reminds me of……that
                      Ranni-i don’t like the moon, I don’t like the dolls, so nope nope nope
                      Death-eh, I have no clue what this ending is supposed to mean, if it means everyone is mortal, then nope, if it means everybody is now a skeleton even more nope
                      Dung- eh I’m already basically cursed
                      Fracture-the world stays the same, I don’t really have much of a opinion on this one
                      Golden order- I guess it’s better then most of the other options, that’s about it
                      Best ending- not fixing elden ring or setting the world on fire or having a moon lady be elden lord and letting the world fell into darkness.

                      • Anonymous

                        I am done Ranni's questline, and have not used the forge yet . I am currently standing outside the 3 finger door ("frenzied flame Proscription" SoG); if i go and talk to the 3 fingers, does that lock me out of Ranni's ending?

                        • Anonymous

                          Yeah no, not buying that mistranslation crap. The interview with the translators said that they would carefully go over the dialogue with Miyazaki to make sure they translated his intent correctly. Ranni's never going to touch you, as soon as you get to space she'll just let go and watch as you get spaghettified into a black hole without remorse saying she cannot allow you to hold her back.

                          • Anonymous

                            Whoever wrote the Age of Order ending description sure seems to firmly believe the whole "flame of ambition" motif ties into Goldmask's ideology, when absolutely nothing in the game implies this sort of connection. This description reads like pure fanfic free association.

                            • Anonymous

                              So the age of Stars ending is total uncontrolled anarchy, without any Order or law, while the deathblight and Scarlet rot infect the Land between. Yes, truly a good ending.

                              • Anonymous

                                I went with Ranni, just to hear her voice..one more time and for the game; eternally. The other endings were uninspiring.

                                • Anonymous

                                  My favorite ending is Age of Stars but with a headcanon that I send Ranni off on her journey or whatever and stay in the Lands Between so I can turn the place up with my vassals Nepheli, Rennala, and Jerren

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Who wrote that description for the age of the dusk born ending? As far as I can tell it is completely wrong. Never anywhere in the game did it imply that you were "ridding the world of immortality and allowing the natural cycle of life and death to occur for all people and creatures alike". In fact, Fia doesn't seem to want to have anything to do with the "Rune of Death" which is what Marika removed from the Elden Ring to make everybody immortal and what Malekith is guarding. Instead the thing she wants is the "Cursemark of Death" which was created by screwing around with the rune of death and killing Ranni's body and Godwin's soul which started all the "Those Who Live in Death" stuff. Also, most likely all endings besides maybe the frenzied flame ending, result in the return of the "natural cycle of life and death" due the to fact you repair the Elden Ring with your great runes, one of which just so happens to be the rune of death.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      My favorite ending is Age of Stars but with a headcanon that I send Ranni on her journey or whatever then stay in the Lands Between to try and make the place tolerable with my vassals Nepheli, Rennala, and Jerren

                                      • Anonymous

                                        My personal ranking of each ending from worst to best
                                        -death: basically everyone is undead and suffering……and the world is still sh**…
                                        -frenzy: you destroy a bunch of stuff, but you might not even kill everything since you might be kill but Melina, also you kill your horse so that’s a no no
                                        -ranni: basically the golden order is gone, ranni says peace out and let’s everyone else try and fix the world by them self. Also it’s only the greater will, so all the other outer gods ( most of which are more evil then the greater will) can easy over take the lands while ranni is up there for you damn honey moon.
                                        -age of fracture: nothing changes in the land between, but now your the elden lord
                                        -dung: same as fracture but now everyone is omens, which means omens will be treated better so that’s something
                                        -goldmask:basically makes a new order that now the gods have to follow the same rules as people and now the lands between is more stable as a result.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          It can be frustrating, but the vagueness and lack of explanation is a key part of Fromsoft's storytelling style. In Dark Souls, you are fully expected to have no idea what's going on and yet have to make a decision for the fate of the world, based only on what you've seen and been told. To be thrust into a world of mystery without much guidance and with perilous stakes is much like life itself.

                                          Look at Boggart. He is also Tarnished, but has no idea why, calling it a cruel bloody joke. He has doubts about the Erdtree but nothing conclusive. Sometimes the hero just does not know what's going on. As you explore and read more thoroughly, and interpret your findings thoughtfully, you can come closer to understanding but probably never really reach it. People still argue about Kaathe and Frampt after all these years.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'd be kind of pissed if I was rooting for the Tarnished, just for them to go and nerf Faith, take away all the incantations, and then abandon us to go play with their favorite doll in space for a thousand years cause it said so

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I really hope Shadow of Erdtree adds an ending. With Miquella's presence in the story being unresolved I am hoping for an Age of Rot ending.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                The two hardest quest lines to even get a ending for is Fia's (age of the duskborn) and Ranni's (age of stars) . Those two you have to defeat multiple bosses and travel under ground.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  In the Age of Ancients the world was unformed, shrouded by fog. A land of gray crags, Archtrees and Everlasting Dragons. But then there was Fire and with fire came disparity. Heat and cold, life and death, and of course, light and dark. Then from the dark, They came, and found the Souls of Lords within the flame.

                                                  -NotShabriri

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Sequel will likely be a spiritual successor instead of a direct one, as is the case with DS2 and 3. Would be interesting to see then which ending is canon and its effects later on in the timeline.

                                                    My guess would be Age of Fracture since it's the least "complete" ending and thus allows for the most future possibilities.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      There is no ending that frees the world from influences of outer gods.
                                                      Ranni ending: Ranni replaces greater will with her big moon and leaves with player for their honey1000year. Lands between is still under the control of the moon god.
                                                      Frenzy flame ending: Lands between is consumed by frenzy flame, which is just another outer god. And frenzy flame can't destroy everything, e.g. other outer gods, until further evidence shows frenzy flame being the most powerful one.
                                                      All other endings: Greater will still there.

                                                      Since you can't escape the dominance of alien powerful intangible sentient beings(which is not necessarily bad), I'll choose the gold mask ending as the good ending. At least it looks sunny and warm.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        If they add more endings with DLC it would be cool if sellen would have an ending where you restore the primal glintstone current or whatever it is especially since she talks about you summoning her when you become elden lord just to turn into a rock. Kind of wasted potential, but if they do something it would probably be something with Miquella.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I feel like From needs to release some kind of tweet explaining exactly what the duskborn ending does. It seems to really confuse and divide players currently.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Should've been a secret ending where if you lose to Morgott too may times in a row he actually puts your foolish ambitions to rest and then deletes your save

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              really wish there was some completionist ending that involved all three mending runes and the knowledge you imparted to Gideon (regarding the Haligtree, Mohg and Miquella) to attain some more far-reaching solution.

                                                              Right now, it's difficult to understand the consequences of each, or to what extent they will repair.
                                                              The Lands Between appear at first glance to be beyond repair, curses, decay, immortality and life within death run rampant. An endless cycle.
                                                              This would set the Flame of Frenzy to be the best of ending, rectifying the mistakes of the flawed emanation of the One Great, the Greater Will.

                                                              "Every sin, every curse. Melt it all away. As the Lord of Chaos. No more fractures...no more birth.."

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The story in this game was definitely its worst part everything else -> 10/10 story -> 1/10. So bad and every quest was the same. Do some stuff then they die. Got old quick.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Well, it's quite difficult to asess the endings, it's felt for me like the Lands Between is already done for good. The "normal" population reduced to a few tarnished (even those are depressed, broken, or outright insane), rest of the inhabitants are malformed or basically undead, roaming around without any purpose. The immortals/demigods/gods are dead, mad, or ceased to function on any level, and everything is infested with creatures, that only exist to kill everything in sight. Doesn't feel like any "normal" ending will help any of these. For me, Ranni's choice is the only logical one - to leave all this behind and look for something else. The most depressing part during the game (beside the obvious one - to die on every corner :) ), was that I felt it dosen't matters anything what I'm doing: Most of the "quests" end bad, or if I found somebody a bit symphatetic eventually dies anyway, or turned out to be another insane a**hole. :) So for me, Ranni's ending seems the best option.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    the soulslike community when the entire series about indirect storytelling and vague interpretations has endings that are vague and open to interpretation:

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      You do not burn everything with the frenzied flame. You just destroy locations associated with the greater will, like roundtable and lands in between.
                                                                      There are other places, including land of numen and land of reeds(Japan, obviously) that may very possibly be kept intact, if they are independent or under the reins of other outer gods.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Wish we could have had an ending separate from the flame of frenzy ending where we could absorb the giantsflame and burn the erdtree down with the power of the fell god. Or have mohgs dynasty.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Ranni's ending is not necessary a good one, even taking original Japanese script into account.

                                                                          1. We are not privy of details about how the Moon and Stars order would function, Ranni might also be just a puppet in hands of Outer God of Dark Moon
                                                                          2. Leaving Lands Between unsupervised might not be a good choice. The inhabitants of this universe are deeply accustomed to godly presence being a fact that creating a sudden vacuum in this sphere may yield unpredictable results. Being unable to touch the Order means speculation, discords, wars over doctrine and so on...
                                                                          3. It stands for complete lack of accountability. Crimes such as Godwyn's assassination, even if done for a grander cause, should not be left without justice. At the end of the events you and Ranni are perhaps the two most powerful beings in Lands Between, but instead of taking care of the aftermath of your revolution, atoning for what you did wrong and promising the people to preside over better future you just leave to who knows where.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            So all endings except ranni's and frenzied flame are acceptable by the golden order, that's why they bring back these tarnished, even the poop eater.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Bro lol these endings are garbage. Look, I really enjoy the game. I even like some of the vague story writing as I am the type who likes to wonder or live in suspense once in a while but jfc these endings are just lazy af and very lacking of any real satisfaction for all the e work one has to put in to finish their first souls game.

                                                                              I did three endings. I seriously doubt I’ll start another. Dope game but **** finale.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                i feel it is kinda lazy how 4 of the endings are the same thing with a different Instagram filter. there is only two unironically good endings frenzied flame ending and age of stars and if you actually think giving up everything you worked for, for some blue ***** is a better ending than burning the world down you have bad taste.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  It's hilarious that so many people complain of the vague endings when a lot of the lore of the game is left vague. It's up to you to piece the story together from messages and dialogue and fill in the gaps yourself.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The endings are underwhelming for everything you have to do in this game. They could've described each Age in Greater detail given and given us a glimpse of what the Lands in Between look like after.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I love the game, but the endings could use... more nods to what you've accomplished in your time in the lands between.

                                                                                      Maybe even a unique ending where you choose not to fix the tree, but hold all the mending runes over the heads of most factions, and create your own kingdom as a tyrant ruler...
                                                                                      Threaten to curse the land with the mending rune of the Dung Eater to ward off threats of uprisings, and falsely promise the fools that follow you by claiming that you are considering the runes that'd benefit where their sympathies are (or just what would give them the biggest gain to dangle greedy emotion over their heads).
                                                                                      Like a tangled web, weaved to bring the world, and it's runes from easily slain whelps, to the palms of your hands.

                                                                                      ... or you know, could just let some other doof do the last choices, go get drunk, and party. You probably would want to take it easy after a damn misadventure of a lifetime. xP

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Here is an idea for another ending, which may come with the DLC. If more Great Runes are introduced, there could be an ending which can only be obtained if you collect and restore the power of every single Great Rune. I mean it is kinda strange that we don't actually have to defeat all shardbarers to complete the game. And one would think you would need all the shards to repair the Elden Ring. There could even be an alternated version of Ranni's ending as she is or was a shardbarer herself.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Entire world sucks, everything tries to kill you though most of them barely even have any intelligence. Best to just burn it all down.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I got Ranni's ending accidentially because I saw her summon and I thought that it would maybe be some extra cutscene...

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Everything and everyone tells us the Frenzied Flame brings nothing but madness and destruction (aside from 2 people, one of which eats eyes and the other is the reason Frenzy exists), and yet people still try to convince others it's a good ending. If you want Chaos to take the world, let no one stop you, but don't act like you're anything else but the bad guy ! Just own it, dude !

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Sadly, half of these guys either half-assed fix the current order of things, or outright condemn it... and considering the added issue of Ranni being a threat with her goals. It just means our own goals don't matter.

                                                                                                In this light, i make all the mending runes i can, burn the Erdtree with the frenzied flame, get the golden needle to expel that flame, and then apply the Age of Order... If only to force the lot of these powers to all have a peaceful truce like it or not, with each a chance of all minorities being represented, and the more harmful of these nutballs easily contained by holding a power source over their heads to keep them in check. This way, the world can mend for a moment, then die with dignity later when Ranni's plot kicks in, and that damned Frenzied Flame unable to do anything about it, nor our sadistic Dung Eater's curses running amok returning to the Erdtree, and leaving Melina alive to create an unwitting plan B if anything goes wrong within a few years time frame.

                                                                                                Complex, a bit harsh, and definitely restrictive of free will, but if these dolts didn't all war to begin with... then someone wouldn't have needed to bind their hands and keep them in line. A pity, but sometimes you do what you must to make the world a temporarily better place, before things are given a cold restart. :/

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  A crow once said

                                                                                                  "When the world rots, we set it afire.
                                                                                                  For the sake of the next world. It's the one thing we do right".

                                                                                                  I became Lord of Chaos to burn down the old world.
                                                                                                  I saved Melina so she could stop the Lord of frenzied flames so a new world could be born, she will be the painter of the new world, this is what i do, and this is one thing i believe i do right.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Frenzied Flame of Chaos is the true ending. The only one that suggests a plotline after the main storyline is completed.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Wonder why there was no ending involving the collection of all of the Great Runes. Would've made sense since that's a major plot point of the story.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I'm trying to get all 3 endings in one playthrough for the platinum.

                                                                                                        I've already beaten Radagon/Elden beast and saved the game/copied the save to cloud etc. I can safely return to this state. And I've already done the elden lord and ranni's ending.

                                                                                                        But after restoring the save (from after defeating elden beast and BEFORE doing any endings) I go to meet the three fingers and get the burn marks, however, after doing so I'm locked outside Radagon's arena, I can't enter it anymore after being burnt by the three fingers, even though I've already beaten it.

                                                                                                        What can I do to enter radagon's arena to mend marika with the three fingers mark and get the frenzied flame ending?

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Regardless of the endings i choose, i always save Melina by burning the tree myself before purging the Frenzied Flame.
                                                                                                          Usually either because i play the selfless do-gooder trying to keep a preventable suicide when going for good endings, and even in the games i am a **** going for bad endings it's because i like the idea my Tarnished is a jerk that likes to work alone as much as possible for self glory.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Ranni’s ending truly is the coward’s way out.
                                                                                                            Create such a mess under the guise of “freedom” (unless you’re an albinauric), and then leave without fixing a single thing.
                                                                                                            What even is the value of having humans ruling themselves? They don’t share a common goal, even in real life, there are subgroups of humans divided by race, nationality, ideology etc who share their own goals, what’s the value of human rulers, with a finite lifespan that could not care about the consequences of their actions because they’ll be long dead when they happen?
                                                                                                            How is the age of stars going to stop other outer gods like scarlet rot, formless mother or even the deathblight spreading in the Lands Between?
                                                                                                            Enough of this childish attitude tarnished, before Ranni sends another godskin to kill you, actually do something good, and get the Goldmask ending.
                                                                                                            Morgott had it right, all the demigods eventually became traitors for their wasted causes, especially Ranni, no more, you have the power to transform the situation where the demigods currently act as modern spoiled kings, into the very kings of old, where they had to even fight on the battlefield for the good of their people.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              the 3 endings you should pick: age of dung, goldmask one and frenzied flame ending. MAY CHAOS TAKE THE WORLD

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Had no idea interacting with one of the "messages" was actually a Summon Sign for Ranni that triggered an ending - with NO WAY TO OPT OUT.
                                                                                                                Ranni ending would've been my 3rd choice, and I was just excited after the Elden Beast fight going about my business to "read message" like I do for fun, and I got locked into an ending I didn't want. WOW that's a bitter end to the game and makes me not want to play through it again just for a different ending.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I wish the ending you choose had impact on the next journey you take, like frenzied flame randomizes items and enemies, duskborn puts undead everywhere, despair puts accursed enemies and omen everywhere, etc

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Honestly I feel like the duskborn is the ending that makes the most sense and can actually lead to a needed change. It basically insinuates no one can be immortal anymore and death comes for everyone. No one can rise to power and stay there because they are an immortal God. The power will change hands like it should with time

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Does that mean, that in all endings except Frenzied Flame and age of stars the Land Between will be kept under the influence of the Greater Will?

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I wish this game encouraged NG+ the way Dark Souls II did. Imagine if after using Dung-Eater's mending rune, your character had cosmetic Omen horns in NG+ and more Omen enemies appeared in the world. Or if Ranni's ending made it nighttime all the time (it's the only time of day that makes any difference, mechanically) or if Fia's rune made it so skeletons didn't instant die to Golden Order stuff anymore

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          One thing kind of confuses me. If you return the rune of destined death taken by Marika's shadow, Maliketh, then that should end the undead curse right? But using Fia's rune allows those who live in death to be a part of the new order. How could they be a part of the new order if there's no more undead curse.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            The Elden Ring and Golden Order have close parallels in Catholicism, specifically the Trinity. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are and are not one another all at the same time. This is mirrored by Marika, Radagon, the Elden Beast, and perhaps even the Erdtree itself. Marika shattered the Ring, and Radagon, who is Marika, attempted to use the same hammer that broke it to repair it. It's no coincidence that Radagon beats your cheeks with the weapon called "Marika's Hammer" once you can claim it for yourself.

                                                                                                                            Side note, Marika's Hammer may be an allusion to Nietzsche. Nietzsche was known as a deconstructionist, who tore down belief systems by exposing their flaws, which led his contemporaries to say he "philosophized with a hammer". He also famously wrote the line "God is dead, and we have killed Him."

                                                                                                                            We see repeated throughout the story and item descriptions that Golden Order was created when the Rune of Death was "snatched" from the Elden Ring. The worshipped Trinity is missing a part it originally came with.

                                                                                                                            Carl Jung posited a "solution" to Catholicism and the problem of evil in the Quaternity: folding Satan into the Trinity. Jung recognized that God was not omnibenevolent, at least not in the way we humans can understand and experience. Satan did not torture and torment Job, God did. God allowed his chosen people to be enslaved in Egpyt and, perhaps most importantly, if Satan were the source of all misery and suffering, God created Satan and allowed him to continue existing. Satan as a "mistake" God made makes no sense. Satan as an aspect of the divine - a fourth face of God - may not be palatable to the typical devotee, but is more consistent with the source material and the way of the world.

                                                                                                                            With the Mending Rune of the Death-Prince, we fold Godwyn's death and Those Who Live in Death into Golden Order. We, as Elden Lord, say "gods can die, and humans can live forever in undeath." This is Christ's death and man's subsequent apotheosis: god became man and so man became god.

                                                                                                                            With the Mending Rune of Perfect Order, we absolve God's imperfection and make him truly perfect. It's like retconning the Bible. Corhyn lost his mind over Goldmask doubting the perfection of Golden Order, but Goldmask found a way for it to be fixed, and you cannot fix perfection. In the Old Testament, God shows emotion and changes his mind, which is incompatible with eternal perfection. With this rune, the gods of the Lands Between would not be so fickle, which insinuates a rebirth of the world in which Marika's and Radagon's impetuous actions never happened.

                                                                                                                            Dung-Eater... I'm not sure. There's a number of interpretations that could be made. I think my preferred reading is as an abolition of Heaven. Everyone will be cursed, nobody will go to heaven, no haves and have nots, just cursed mortals who rot in the ground instead of some sanctified Erdtree burial or life in death. Remember that for all the prominent Omen enemies in the game, and the fact that we can get most NPC enemies as spirit ashes, there are no Omen spirit ashes.

                                                                                                                            Frenzy is a nihilistic obliteration of everything, recognizing that the "One Great" made a terrible mistake which allowed for "sin, curse, and affliction". God made us able to be unhappy, and to get sick and hurt and all these other terrible things and what kind of loving and all-powerful god would do that? Burn it all, it's the only solution.

                                                                                                                            Lastly, Ranni's Age of the Stars is, I feel, sorely lacking in context even by Fromsoft standards. What it entails is left mysterious, but we know that it is a departure from Order, and that the Nox of the Eternal City, who were banished underground for defying the Greater Will, have waited a long time for the Age of Stars. Is Ranni still an Empyrean without her flesh? Is this, then, an Age of Empyrean like Gowry describes, which would replace Marika and Golden Order? Ranni says it's a thousand-year journey, not eternity. The information we get about it asks more questions than it answers.

                                                                                                                            Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading a theologist's philosophical analysis of his favorite game.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Carians are the most clear-cut good guy faction ever put into a FromSoft game, good lord. Even Miquella admired them. How is there a debate about which ending is best?

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                I wanted a dragon ending where you get back the dragon god that Placidusax served in his time as Elden Lord and reestablish the ancient dragon dominion over the world

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Something about the Elden Lord ending still confuse me. The Tarnished and Melina set the Erdtree on fire and give it Destined Death. But during the Age of Fracture ending, its glowing gold again. I thought the Erdtree died. Did mending the Elden Ring restore the Erdtree as well?

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    All endings suck ass besides Lord of the Frenzied Flame. They should have added and ending where you "abuse" the rune of death and actually complete what the Gloam-Eyed Queen wasn't able to do, bringing order and balance between life and death; no more "the Erdtree is gonna save your soul when your body dies", no more "soul swapping" and no more "creatures that lives in death". Just completely remove the separation of body and soul and deliver destined death to every being that dies, both for natural causes or because they have been slapped by a bouquet of roses that causes bleed build-up.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      So an interesting detail is that if you become the lord of frenzied flame after farum azula Melina won't threaten you

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        I hope for the DLC they add an ending where Miqulla's Haligtree becomes the new erdtree and he creates his own perfect order

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          Can someone explain what's so bad about the Duskborn Ending? It seems to read as normal function. Beings live, and then they die just like RL. Maybe I missed something so im going to reread it but that seems to be a good ending. At the very least, no immortality is good.

                                                                                                                                          • all endings (except for frenzied flame where everything gets destroyed) are pointless, usless, and bleak. Nothing changes, maybe in the stars ending, you atleast go with Ranni. From should make a DLC where your endings does have an impact on the Lands Between, especially if you end with Ranni(like something actually changes...). The other endings where you become the E.L. should atleast give you a possibility to have some decision, or to change something....real utter disapointment, after all I've been through in that game, the endings are just lame AF

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