Endings for Dark Souls 3 refer to the events that ocurr leading to and after the final boss battle, before initiation New Game Plus cycles. There are four endings in the game and three trophies/achievements available to unlock. Endings "2" and "3" listed belong are the same achievement/trophy, as they are simple variations of each other.


Ending 1: To Link The First Flame

  1. Kill the Soul of Cinder and link the first flame.


Ending 2: The End of Fire

  1. Obtain the Eyes of the Firekeeper from the Untended Graves' Firelink Shrine. 
  2. Give them to the Firekeeper and exhaust her dialogue. Make sure to select "yes" when prompted.
  3. Kill the Soul of Cinder, and summon the Firekeeper via the summoning sign. It's next to bonfire.
    1. Can either watch the cutscene, or attack the Firekeeper in the final moments . Each has different results and you will NOT unlock the ending achievement if you kill the Firekeeper.


Ending 3: "Unkindled Ending" (Variation of ending #2)

  1. Complete the steps above but kill the fire keeper during the last moments of the cutscene.
  2. No achievement for this ending


Ending 4: Usurpation of Fire

  1. Find Yoel of Londor  near the Foot of the High Wall bonfire. Recruit him and talk to him at the Firelink. 
  2. Request his "strength" by allowing him to level you up. Do this all five times. One level per two deaths. Must be done before killing the Abyss Watchers. Doing this will cause the door to the catacombs to open, and upon entering kills off Yoel. This will cause a premature ending to the questline. Also NEVER cure your Hollowing, by talking with Firekeeper after obtaining Soul of the Firekeeper. Purging stone and Velka Statue are OK. You should receive 5 dark sigils from him. Note: You can "cure" your hollowing via Purging Stone. This gives you your human appearance whilst keeping your dark sigils. This doesn't impact this path. So long as you DO NOT cure the dark sigil via Firekeeper.
  3. Find Anri of Astora  at the Halfway Fortress bonfire. Exhaust all dialogue.
    1. Speak to them again at the Firelink Shrine after killing the Deacons of the Deep.
  4. Find Anri in the Catacombs of Carthus in a hallway next to the first rolling skeleton ball. Exhaust all dialogue. 
    1. Choose dialogue option "no".
    2. Never tell Anri of Horace's whereabouts.
  5. Enter the Smouldering Lake and kill Horace in the cave. 
    1. To find the cave, hug the right wall when entering the lake.
  6. Find Anri on the path near the wooden bridge before the High Lord Wolnir boss.  Exhaust all dialogue. 
    1. If you killed Horace beforehand, choose dialogue option "Tell Anri of Smouldering Lake" will have Anri setting up a gravestone for Horace.
    2. Otherwise, choose "say nothing", if Horace was Alive and Anri headed to Smouldering Lake, Anri will be found dead.
  7. Find Anri at the Church of Yorksha fire. Exhaust all dialogue. DO NOT kill the pilgrim/assassin in the corner of the room disguised as a statue.  (NOTE: Even after Anri leaves, the pilgrim/assassin may still be there disguised as one of the statues.  Don't attack anything in that area until you have progressed past number 8 (wedding)).
  8. After killing Pontiff Sulyvahn, speak to Yuria at the Firelink Shrine. Exhaust all dialogue options using talk. 
    1. If done correctly she will tell you your spouse awaits you at the Temple of the Darkmoon. (If she won't mention the wedding, try warping to the pontiff's bonfire and using that to warp back to Firelink Shrine).
  9. Perform the "wedding" ceremony in the Darkmoon tomb. The tomb is located behind a false statue in the room before the rotating tower to Anor Londo.
    1. Talk to the Pilgrim NPC and accept the sword. Use the sword on your spouse and receive 3 dark sigils. You should have 8 Dark Sigils by now.
  10. After talk to Yuria one last time at the Firelink Shrine, She will congratulate you on your ceremony and tell you to link the fire. (She will tell you to link the fire if you've put all four remains of Lords of Cinder and unlocked the final area even if you haven't performed the wedding rites with Anri; this does not mean you can skip the wedding rites).
  11. Kill the Soul of Cinder and touch the fire. Enjoy. 
  12. BONUS: Go where Yuria stood to collect her gear (Black set and Darkdrift). (Only if you summoned her for the final boss).


How to get all 4 endings in one playthrough

  1. Obtain the Firekeeper Soul and give it to the Firekeeper. This will allow her to heal your Dark Sigils.
  2. Do Step 1 and 2 of Ending 2.
  3. Do Step 1-10 of Ending 4.
  4. Kill the Soul of Cinder. You should be able to see the Firekeeper summon sign. You can safely exit the Kiln without disrupting your progress.
  5. Obtain enough souls to heal the Dark Sigils.
  6. At this point, you have all the prerequisites to do any of the endings. You can freely choose one and continue to NG+, or you can backup your save to see all 4 endings.
  7. Follow these steps to obtain any of the endings:
    1. Ending 1: Heal your Dark Sigils, then interact with the first flame.
    2. Ending 2: Summon the Firekeeper.
    3. Ending 3: Summon the Firekeeper, then attack her.
    4. Ending 4: Simply interact with the first flame.
  8. Once you've finished with the cutscene and obtained the achievement, simply restore your backup save and do the other endings. Enjoy!

    • 22 Feb 2017 16:06  

      Someone edit this so that step 11 reads "Kill the Soul of Cinder and touch the fire. Enjoy. (Do not summon the fire keeper as it will activate the end of fire ending)"

      • 13 Feb 2017 17:38  

        So I'm on ending 4 and just finished the wedding/yuria told me to link the fire. The only step I didn't do was kill Horace. Is that required to get the ending? Or did I screw it up...

        • 14 Jan 2017 08:36  

          I've done all the steps neccisarry and didn't tell anri about horrace then went on to kill horrace. for some reason she isn't showing up at the church in irrythyl. help!

          • 03 Jan 2017 14:04  

            I'm about to finish the game and was wondering if there is a way to cancel the Usurpation of Fire ending? I've followed the questline completely, but I forgot I need the "To Link The First Flame" achievement and would like to get it on my current playthrough. I've 8 dark sigils and killed Yuria (doesn't affect ending at the stage I'm at), I feel that curing the dark sigil is the only way, can you chose to not Usurp the Flame?? (don't remember)

            • 21 Dec 2016 00:52  

              Did all the quest line for the 4th ending. I should be able to summon Yuria for the soul of cinder fight right?? Her summon sign won't show and wondering if I did something wrong to mess it up

              • 07 Dec 2016 12:03  

                Im confuse right now. Ahm. If i do the 4th ending and skip the 2nd and 3rd. Can i go back to 2nd and 3rd ending again?
                Because i wanna finish usurpation of fire first. Before going to 2nd and 3rd

                • 04 Dec 2016 06:08  

                  Do I need the fire keepers eyes for the usurpation of fire ending I've beaten the game over 8 times trying to get said trophy ( just don't feel like going to fetch them)

                  • 19 Nov 2016 04:41  

                    so i had everything set up for ending 2 but i didnt notice the summoning sign; do i need to start a new game/ng+ to see this ending? the fire keeper still mentions the possibility to call upon her but the first flame is grey and unkindled.

                    • 09 Nov 2016 19:24  

                      In the regular ending, once you link the first fire and refrain from NG+, other outdoor places (such as Undead Settlement) get the orange sky with the runny eclipse, indicating that you have indeed linked the fire. I was hoping for the other endings (such as "End of Fire"), you'd get total darkness or something, kind of like in the Untended Graves, but alas, you get the same burnt yolk orange sky.

                      • 26 Oct 2016 01:39  

                        "Waste your life for your family or enjoy yourself to the fullest as a single"
                        That are the endings translated to our world. If you link the fire you choose to get "kids". Sacrificing yourself to nurture the next generation. If you take the flame for yourself, become the Dark Lord you choose against children and invest all your energy in your own goals. Until you die childless. Giving the fire keeper her eyes could mean you choose a childless, uncomplicated life with the girl you love. What she sees to follow you on that path is a mystery. Maybe the struggle and agony of your kids? The pointlessness in the cycle? Or plain fear of labor pain? It's something women are not meant to see or realize if they choose to become mothers. But what is the Flame then? The Flame is our DNA. Plain and simple.

                        • Somethings wrong08 Oct 2016 02:34  

                          I did everything correctly to get the lord of hollows ending but it says "Link the first flame". Is this just a glitch or have I wasted 70 hours of my time?

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