Endings for Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered offers detailed guides on being able to acquire the various endings of the story. If you are looking for a quick overview  of the game's walkthrough , follow our recommended Game Progress Route


There are two possible ending for Dark Souls: "To Link the Fire" and "The Dark Lord".

These are popularly referred to as "the Fire ending" and "the Dark ending".


To Link The Fire

Triggered by defeating Gwyn, Lord of Cinder and lighting the final bonfire. By choosing this ending you succeed Gwyn as the next - "Great Lord" and accomplish the designs of Kingseeker Frampt. By linking the fire, The Chosen Undead embraces self-sacrifice, thus revitalizing the land and banishing The Curse of The Undead.

The Dark Lord

Triggered by defeating Gwyn, Lord of Cinder, then leaving the boss arena without lighting the final bonfire. By choosing this ending, you become The Dark Lord, The True Lord Of Men, thus realizing the designs of Darkstalker Kaathe. As The Dark Lord, you will usher in an Age of Dark... an Age of Men, and your Lordship shall prevail as the supreme sovereign.

    • Anonymous

      06 May 2020 19:50  

      Yeah choice matters not there will be periods where the curse isn’t around but once that flame starts to fade.... BEEF JERKY TIME

      • Anonymous

        21 Apr 2020 16:25  

        It doesn't matter if you light the fire or not. The age of fire will come back, even if you chose not to kindle the fire. It's a cycle that repeats indefinitely. And the age of dark is not the real age of man. Because the fire will come back some day. The only solution to get the age of man is what you do in the best ending of DS3. The age of Hollows.

        • Anonymous

          11 Jul 2019 14:02  

          After defeating Gwyn, I just walked out to see where the knights have gone, but i unknowingly triggered the second ending lol.

          • Anonymous

            03 Jan 2019 06:36  

            age of fire just comes with an another fading flame which just make undeads suffering from this endless pain again. on the other hand,dark soul came from the first flame,with the flame fading,the humankind will lost the abillity to rule,its just an "AGE OF SERPENTS".they just bow for you and sneer behind you for your foolishness.

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