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What Does the Cursemark of Death Do in Elden Ring?

What Does the Cursemark of Death Do in Elden Ring?

Elden Ring offers multiple endings, and the Cursemark of Death ties to one of them.

The Cursemark of Death is necessary to spawn the Lichdragon Fortissax boss.

You must defeat this boss to complete Fia’s questline and unlock the specific ending, The Age of Duskborn.

You can find the key item at the top of the Divine Tower of Liurnia.

How to Get the Cursemark of Death

Where Get Cursemark of Death Elden Ring
The Cursemark of Death can be found at the top of the Divine Tower

To get the Cursemark of Death, follow these steps:

  1. Firstly, you’ll need to unlock the Divine Tower of Liurnia area. To do this you have to progress through Ranni’s quest until you acquire the Carian Inverted Statue
  2. After that, the Divine Tower will be accessible with this item in possession
  3. At the top of the tower, you will find a corpse that you can loot to obtain the Cursemark of Death

Fia’s Quest

The Cursemark of Death can only be used to finish Fia’s questline.

Here are the steps to finish Fia’s quest:

  1. Follow Fia’s quest until you reach the highest point in Deeproot Depths where you can find her
  2. When you reach that location, you must defeat Fia’s Champions
  3. After that, rest at the Site of Grace and locate Fia nearby
  4. Interact with Fia to give her the Cursemark of Death
  5. Exhaust her dialogue until you see the option “Talk in secret”
  6. Once you exhausted all her dialogue options, the next thing you need to do is reload the area
  7. Following that, go back to Fia’s place and you’ll see her asleep
  8. Interact with her one last time and you will have the option to “Enter the Deathbed Dream”
  9. There, you’ll have to defeat Lichdragon Fortissax
  10. After you defeat him, you can loot Fia’s body to get the Mending Rune of Death-Prince, which unlocks the Age of the Duskborn ending

The Age of Duskborn Ending

Mending Rune of the Death-Prince description
Mending Rune of the Death-Prince

You can achieve the Age of Duskborn ending if you have the Mending Rune of Death-Prince.

How to Activate the Age of Duskborn Ending

After defeating the final boss in Elden Ring, you can interact with the Fractured Marika.

Given that you already have the Mending Rune of Death-Prince, you will have the option to use it.

When you choose “Use the Mending Rune of Death-Prince” option, a cutscene will begin.

This is how you achieve the Age of the Duskborn ending.

What Does the Age of Duskborn Ending Mean

The Age of Duskborn ending beings with a cutscene of you as the Elden Lord.

However, a thick fog representing death obscures the Lands Between.

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As death has now returned to the Lands in Between, the normal cycle of life and death begins, again.

While this ending appears to be dark, the reintroduction of death will enliven the people and cause civilization to rebuild, putting the war to an end.