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.

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    • Anonymous

      17 Oct 2020 13:31  

      I feel like the correct ending is to let the fire fade, everyone seems so tired of the linking of the flame.
      Linking the flame only prolongs the inevitable and all the gods are dead, it's time for a new age, even if it means the ashen one and fire keeper must live through all that time since it's their duty to link the fire

      • Anonymous

        12 Oct 2020 08:57  

        How to get all 4 endings, 1. Obtain firekeeper soul and give it to the firekeeper. This will allow her to heal your Dark Sigils.
        Is that not out of order there? Won't that void the Usurpation of Fire ending?

        • Anonymous

          10 Oct 2020 15:31  

          So here is a scenario, I summon Yuria (Did all of her quests), but I give the firekeeper eyes to the firekeeper. When I defeat SoC, can I still collect Yuria's stuff after doing The End of Fire ending?

          • Anonymous

            12 Sep 2020 17:27  

            To the Sun Bros still playing the game and helping out, thank you. Just finished my first playthrough of DS3 and this has been the first time I've experienced the multiplayer aspect of the games to this extent.


            • Anonymous

              04 Sep 2020 02:08  

              I have cleared the game first time with the "Usurpation of Fire" ending, but I want the the two shades to help me um the other endings to fight against Soul of Cinder. Can I do the entire questline of Yuria, summon her to the final battle and return to Firelink Shrine to cure the Dark Sigils to do the other two endings? Or is this not possible?

              • Anonymous

                28 Aug 2020 04:33  

                for anyone else wondering the same, you can kill the boss, touch the flame, and not start NG+. it lets you pick to stay in NG and start NG+ at firelink shrine instead.

                • Anonymous

                  09 Aug 2020 23:08  

                  going for ending 4. at what point can you collect yurias gear before or after touching the fire? does touching the fire automatically send you into a newgame?

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jul 2020 22:52  

                    Hmm... I've been thinking lately about letting the fire fade and then I remembered the sunless realms (world in which we help sirris), it is as the name suggests sunless and therefore dark as if the fire faded, flame gives light and this reminded me about a certain spell from ds1, a spell which in that part of the trilogy was to be frank quite useless but it's description had an interesting information in it: "Light is time". Hmm... If light is time and the world without flame has no light then, wouldn't the "Letting flames fade" ending make the world in fact timeless? What I mean by this is: if you let fire subside in ds1 then it's no wonder we don't see it in any other game, because in those world's time stopped flowing. Sorry if this makes no sense.

                    • Anonymous

                      20 Jul 2020 18:51  

                      I did the wedding and got terrified when my character stabbed her face with the avowal sword jesus im only 9 years old no joke

                      • Anonymous

                        Endings [DKS3 Wiki]26 Jun 2020 20:44  

                        That’s where I went but I also killed the high lord ring man just before killing Horace

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Jun 2020 15:12  

                          I just killed Horace in smoldering lake and went back to Anri but she not there only a glowing light on the ground is did i do something wrong by chance or should I continue and and see if she’s at the church

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Jun 2020 06:51  

                            Can I still summon Yuria in the final boss fight in step 4 of "How to get all 4 endings in one playthrough ( Can only choose one in the end though )" ?

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Jun 2020 19:39  

                              What if you've already talked to anri twice and killed the priests before getting the dark sigils? Does it mess up the ending?

                              • Anonymous

                                31 May 2020 06:58  

                                Does anyone know if there is a point where you cannot perform the wedding ceremony? Assuming all the prerequisite steps are done, could you get married just before soul of cinder? Or is there a boss/event that fails the quest outside of the above mention steps. Thanks

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