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 Mar 2020 18:21  

      Holy***** the full screen ads on mobile are out of control. Where can we complain about this with visibility?

      • Anonymous

        22 Feb 2020 04:39  

        If you kill friede before soul of cinder and don’t talk to yuria before you usurp the fire, she doesn’t die and still thinks you didn’t usurp the flame. I can’t find the dark drift anywhere

        • Anonymous

          18 Feb 2020 17:54  

          I need someone to explain me the Ending 3. Why I have to kill the fire keeper, What is the purpose? I don't get it

          • Anonymous

            03 Feb 2020 08:37  

            alright now i’m confused. when you usurp the flame for the sable church, what exactly are you doing? i thought the sable church wanted the age of dark to come about and wanted you to let the flame die as opposed to linking it again. how is that different from the firekeeper letting the flame die out

            • Anonymous

              18 Jan 2020 21:16  

              on my first playthrough, i messed up pretty much every questline in the game. The one thing i don't like about this game, are that the NPC questlines are not very straightforward

              • Anonymous

                06 Jan 2020 07:48  

                you know, i really love how miyazaki sets up quest lines, very straightforward and not hard at all to follow, impossible to miss. like to get this 1 item for a trophy, first of all you must talk to this npc five times and specifically say no when asked a question, because if you say yes they'll move elsewhere and you'll be locked out of the quest line until ng+!! then, you have to go to this very obscure part of this poison swamp and help them fight an impossible miniboss and make sure you don't get them killed, otherwise you're also screwed! and next, after the npc moves somewhere else, make sure you defeat this certain enemy in an area but if you defeat the main boss, they'll be dead, also make sure you communicate with them before obtaining this rare item from another npc, otherwise they'll be hostile and they'll kill another important npc, which will leave you with not one but 2 messed up quest lines!!!! and when you finally succeed the npc's quest line, the reward is a miracle that you'll never use in the game at all!

                • Anonymous

                  15 Dec 2019 01:33  

                  Sometimes i think that we are all just a bunch of fools trying to stop the inevitable. The abyss is unstoppable, the world ends, and there will always be more undead, because after all is said and done and even the gods are no more, the only thing remaining in this world are those who were cursed. It's a sad story really, humanity never got the chance to fully blossom, meanwhile gods have brought this world to ruin, with their schemes and lies they turned people against themselves. Children of the Abyss(Karla)? Holy Knights? oh please those names are just different types of shackle put on humans by those who want to rule. Dragons, Giants, Humans, Pygmies, noone stood against Gwyn and his fears, save for darkwraiths who tried to do something, well i dont deny that they may be evil, but a whole city was sunk in order to stop them, showing us that Lord of Sunlight would sacrifice many innocent lifes just so his rule remains unthreatened, tell me again, who's evil here?... even as a king he was the enemy. Ages passed and now we are left with a world broken beyond repair... but there may still be some hope for us. Because somewhere in the depths of a burning, yet cold painting, a girl is waiting for her uncle to return with pigment, so she could draw a better world for all of those left behind.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Dec 2019 18:54  

                    Idk how so many people accidentally killed her.. i just tried to get that ending as ive done all the others, spamming r1 and r2, but nothing.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Nov 2019 10:03  

                      FFS I think my usurpation of fire ending is broken or something. I talked to anri. afterward that I whent off and killed the rest of the bosses without entering the smouldering lake. then I went into the smouldering lake and killed horace. where is anri???? not at the church. not in the catacombs??? excuse me??

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Nov 2019 08:55  

                        I just finished the 4th achievement but when I go back to the fire link shrine Yuria of Londor is still standing there and I thought her gear would be there and it's not! What is going on?

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Sep 2019 03:41  

                          Is it okay for me to summon Anri for deacons? I’m pretty low level and am trying to get usurpation of Fire ending. I don’t wanna mess it up.

                          • Anonymous

                            15 Jul 2019 18:15  

                            The Witch of Izalith attempted to recreate her own First Flame by using her Lord Soul, but this resulted in her own demise and the creation of the Bed of Chaos, mother of all Demons, who inherited possession of the Soul. That happened when she tried to control the flame, just on her own. Could that happen to the uzurpator of the flame in DS3? My personal vision is that Flame can’t be ultimately controlled or owned by anyone in any form, cause it always turns ugly for the uzurpator (maybe that’s why Kaas never tried to do that by himself, but only experiments on others)))

                            • Anonymous

                              10 Jun 2019 14:38  

                              So I went for the end of fire ending, gave the fire keeper the eyes, but I forgot to exhaust her dialogue before beating the final boss, and I didnt get the achievement. Does this mean I have to play through it again for it?

                              • 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.

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