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. (Do not summon the Firekeeper if you gave her the Firekeeper Eyes as it will activate the "End of the Fire" ending.)
  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 ( Can only choose one in the end though )

  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+
  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.

    • Anonymous

      03 Apr 2019 18:36  

      I want all trophies. Trying to get end of fire. I declined instead of saying yes. Instructions say make sure to say yes. Did I mess up?

      • Anonymous

        13 Mar 2019 14:43  

        I just killed pontif and wanted to pvp after dying i wanted to kill myself bc i lost the ending again (4 ending) and im doing this 3rd time

        • Anonymous

          13 Mar 2019 13:43  

          Before Pontiff sulyvahn i saw 3 soap stones placed down and one of them was anri, i headed to the shortcut for the bonfire but when i returned anris soap stone was gone and when i defeated pontiff i couldnt get the 4th ending anymore. What went wrong? (I was doing the ending just how this wiki said)

          • Anonymous

            02 Mar 2019 18:08  

            There is a way to get all of the ending. I’ve only done it on PS4 tho. All you have to do is when your at the final boss fight. Save your game. Then exit to your ps4 home screen. Then press start on your dark souls. And click on the option upload/download save data and and upload that save data with the finally boss. The. Go back in the game and kill him. And then once you get that achievement for whichever ending you want. Exit to the ps4 home screen again. Then download your old save data. And then go back in the game and fight and kill him again and get another ending. But to get Ending 4 you have to do everything that it ask of you in game. YOU GUYS ARE WELOME.

            • Anonymous

              25 Feb 2019 17:32  

              I summoned the *****ing fire keeper beacuase i tought it would just make her apear in the cutscene. Did not want the dark ending. ***** me.

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2019 20:22  

                Ok so you said to tell Anri "Tell anri of smoldering lake" after I killed Horace and he says hes going to go to the lake as if Horace was alive. Please state the correct way in the guide, now I have to do it all over again..

                • Anonymous

                  11 Nov 2018 12:23  

                  Just a thought and a rant: So I thought giving firekeeper eyes may help our lovely firekeeper. Then she asked about the end of fire. I declined living in the dark, then she asked me to kill her. Wtf, man. why should I kill her because the horrifying vision that came from the eyes?

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Aug 2018 19:27  

                    this endings sucks... So much trouble for that? a little cutscene... The gameplay ts laggi and unresponsive, and soooo slow paced. Really glad they will not make more DS games

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Aug 2018 03:12  

                      Just a Tip for Newbies going for the UoF ending, it will say “Link the Flame” anyway, just don’t summon the Firekeeper and you’ll be fine

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Jul 2018 20:14  

                        Honestly what does Anri have to do with the Usurpation of Fire ending, is he the one I stab to get the extra 3 hollow things, or is he just there and you have to do his quest line just because

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Jul 2018 01:16  

                          do i kill Yuria to get her set because i summoned her for the battle but she never droped anything after i beat the SoC and she is still standing where she was in fire link

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Jul 2018 00:37  

                            It's odd how letting the fire fade in DS1 resulted in the Dark Lord ending, yet letting the fire fade in DS3 makes a point that no lords will exist any longer, not even a Dark Lord. I guess 3 was building upon the narrative and improving it by adding the Usurpation of Fire ending to allow you to become the Lord of Hollows, implying the fire has been taken by the Dark, or possibly transformed into a blackflame that operates much like the First Flame. In fact, it looks very much like the Ashen One is pulling the flame into their Dark Sigil, and when they reawaken, they rise in the spot where the bonfire used to be, but has mysteriously vanished. This coincides with the former prediction, that the fire has been swallowed by darkness and stowed away. After all, without fire, there can be no shadows.

                            As for the "Unkindled" ending... Where does that leave us? Without a fire keeper, the flame cannot survive for long, so does the Ashen One intend to become both a fire keeper and a power source for the flame? Would this make the Ashen One a ruler of their own world, as the rest fades into oblivion? Will this prevent the flame from fading, and subsequently from being reignited? It's probably the most pessimistic ending, and I'm glad I don't have to murder the fire keeper to get an achievement...

                            • Anonymous

                              29 Jun 2018 02:15  

                              The Usurpation of Fire ending - does Yuria HAVE to survive as a summon to get her set? Did the whole thing, got the special ending and everything, but she remains at Firelink.

                              • Anonymous

                                08 Jun 2018 15:18  

                                For the Usurpation of fire ending I defeated the Abyss watches and entered the catacombs before obtaining all fire dark sigials but Yoel still offered them all and he still died and he was replaced by Yuria, so should be ok?

                                • Anonymous

                                  19 May 2018 11:40  

                                  For the Usurpation of Fire ending, if you don't perform "step 8" , can you still get the ending. After killing Pontiff Sulyvahn, I went straight onto marrying Anri.

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