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What Is The Happiest Ending In Elden Ring?

Wondering What is the happiest ending In Elden Ring? Let’s take a look and find out!

Elden Ring is filled with its fair share of whacky endings. While some send chills through your spine, others make you feel just as empty. Since a player can only complete one ending per run, the inner turmoil of choosing the best one can start raging. 

Becoming the Elden Lord of the new order is the best possible ending you can hope to achieve. In this scenario, you – as the ashen one, will be helping Ranni replace Marika for the throne of the Goddess. This ending is officially known as the Age of Stars. 

Needless to say, the path to getting this ending is not at all easy, especially if it’s your first FromSoftware game. Therefore, it’s best to be prepared for anything and everything. 

In this guide, I will break down the method of getting the happiest ending in Elden Ring. So, with that out of the way, let’s dive right in! 

Defeating Astel, Naturalborn of the Void

What Is The Happiest Ending In Elden Ring?

This is an optional boss that can be fought and defeated in order to get the witch’s questline. While the battle is nothing to scoff at, you will first need to head to Grand Cloister in order to find the boss to challenge. 

Once you’re at the Site of Grace, simply plunge yourself into the depths of the Scarlet Rot River, just to the left of the great building. Try to locate a coffin here in order to reach the boss. 

Before fighting the boss, we recommend you adhere to the following:

  • The boss’ level is quite high. So you need to be at least level 50+ in order to challenge him. You’d generally want to power level as much as possible in order to have an easier fight. Therefore, we recommend you breeze through him only after you reach level 100 or more. 
  • Astel, Naturalborn of the Void is weak against the following:
    • Incantations
    • Holy
    • Magic
    • Rot
  • Your weapons need to be at least +19 to have enough damage. 

The battle is not going to be easy, but it’s something you must do in order to unlock the rest of the ending path. 

Meeting Ranni

What Is The Happiest Ending In Elden Ring?

Ranni won’t magically appear once you’ve defeated Astel. Therefore, you would need to make the necessary effort in order to find her. Luckily, the following path will do just that:

  • From the Moonlight Altar, start moving in the southern direction until you pass the Glintstone Dragon and reach a Cathredal. 
  • There will be a new path opened inside the Cathredal, you simply need to head downstairs and follow the tunnel until you find Ranni. 

Once that is done, your story will officially shift to the designated ending. 

Facing Radagon of the Golden Order 

What Is The Happiest Ending In Elden Ring?

For this quest, Ranni will be giving you the Moonlight Greatsword that can be swung at the boss until its defeated. Since this is going to be your final fight, it’s better to be as prepared as possible. Radagon is a God boss, so there is no specific weakness. 

You must learn his attack patterns in order to counter at the best possible time. Consequently, multiplayer is allowed for Radagon, so you always have that option if you’re done with solo play. 

His only weakness is the Godskin Incantations, so make sure to unleash them as much as possible during the battle. 


All in all, you will be looking to defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void to meet Ranni. She will then give you the necessary weapon needed to slay Radagon. While the battle isn’t easy, it is not impossible either. Therefore, do the best you can and leave it to your luck and stubbornness.

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Elden Ring is available to play on Steam here.