All Elden Ring endings and how to get the best ending

Everything you need to know about all six Elden Ring endings, including the secret ending and even that terrible one that you definitely don't want

Elden Ring endings - list of all six endings in Elden Ring

Want to unlock the Elden Ring endings? If you can’t wait to get to the end of Elden Ring and want a sneak peek of what’s to come, or you want to make sure you choose the right options to unlock the best ending, here’s what to expect from all of Elden Ring’s six endings, including the secret ending.

Elden Ring takes a while to complete, so it’s worth hitting up all the best Elden Ring quests in this open-world game. There are a few ways to unlock the other Elden Ring endings – several of them require you to find a specific type of Great Rune called a ‘Mending Rune’. You get these runes from various quests, so it’s worth noting which ones you need to finish.

It goes without saying, but this guide features major Elden Ring story spoilers, so please only continue if you want to get the best ending in Elden Ring. If you just can’t bear not knowing any longer, here are all six Elden Ring endings and the secret ending.

Here are the six Elden Ring endings:

  • Age of Fracture
  • Age of Duskborn
  • Blessing of Despair
  • Age of Order
  • Lord of Frenzied Flame
  • Age of the Stars

Age of Fracture Ending

This is the normal ending to the game, you need to select ‘Mend the Elden Ring’ to unlock this ending and become the Elden Lord.

Age of Duskborn ending

In addition to the normal version of the Age of Fracture ending, there are three variations, each one requiring a different ‘Mending’ Great Rune. You can choose to use a Mending Rune as the final option after you defeat the last boss, which will unlock a variant ending.

The Age of Duskborn alternate ending is unlocked by using the Mending Rune of the Death Prince. You get this Great Rune by completing Fia’s questline; you still begin the new age as Elden Lord, but the Lands Between loses the curse of immortality as the Rune of Death has been restored.

Blessing of Despair ending

The Blessing of Despair alternate ending is unlocked by using the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse. You also begin the new age as Elden Lord, but you use the rune on Marika and watch on as the Lands Between is taken over by a curse. This isn’t a great ending, but if you really want to curse the already cursed world, then you need to complete the Dung Eater quest line.

Age of Order ending

The Age of Order alternate ending is unlocked by using the Mending Rune of Perfect Order, obtained by completing Goldmask and Brother Corhyn’s questline. This is a simple yet satisfying ending, as you restore order to the Lands Between while also starting the new age as Elden Lord, sitting on your golden throne enjoying some well-deserved peace.

Lord of the Frenzied Flame ending

You do not want this ending unless you want to become the Lord of the Frenzied Flame and burn the world to a crisp – we won’t judge you (much). To unlock this ending you need to meet with the Three Fingers by entering the door of the Frenzied Flame.

It’s important to note that you cannot unlock other endings once you do this, but you can reverse it, although the process is very long-winded. To defrenzy yourself, you must complete Gowry and Milicent’s quests in Caelid and use Miquella’s Needle at the boss Dragonlord Placidusax’s arena at Crumbling Farum Azula.

Now you know of its existence, you can try to avoid it, but if you’re still convinced, and you want to see all your many hours and hard work go up in flames – literally.

Elden Ring endings - one of the six endings

Elden Ring secret ending – Age of the Stars

To unlock the Elden Ring secret ending, you need to complete Ranni’s questline. At the end of Elden Ring, you need to choose to trigger the Age of the Stars ending by using a summon sign on the ground after defeating the final boss.

This allows Ranni to become a God and replace Marika. You’ll become Ranni’s consort and ascend with her to the cosmos to free the lost souls trapped by the Erdtree.

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That’s everything you need to know about every Elden Ring ending. For more Elden Ring tips, make sure you check out our guides to Elden Ring spells and incantations, Elden Ring weapons, and Elden Ring armor.