Where Can You Find Melina? – Melina appears to you in many places during the, However, the key place to locate Melina is at the Site of Grace as you rest. If she doesn’t appear during these sessions, you can still talk to her via the option ‘Talk to Melina’ while at the Site of Grace.
The first Site of Grace to encounter Melina is at the Gatefront in the Gatefront Ruins or the Limgrave after unlocking a couple of the Sites of Grace. The other common Sites of Grace to locate Melina include the Seaside Ruins, Agheel Lake South, and the Church of Elleh. Unlocking the Site of Grace located at the Limgrave will require you to rest, triggering a conversation with Melina.
She will then teleport you to a site known as the Roundtable Hold. Such a phenomenon will also happen at the Lake Facing Clife Site of Grace, found in Liurnia of the Lakes, the Smoldering Church Site of Grace in Caelid, and the Sellia Under Stair. Since Elden Ring is an open world, you can access all these locations early in the gameplay.
The other possible way of meeting Melina is by NPC Summon during the battle with Morgott, the Omen King. Summoning Melina will significantly help you in this quest since she combines Erdtree healing incantations and Blade of Calling. Are you still interested in saving Melina despite the consequences involved? If the answer is yes, or you probably want to give it a trial and find out what happens, then here is how to go about it.
Saving Melina requires you to find Three Fingers and get the Frenzy Flame. Frenzy Flame is an Elden Ring item to be used at the Forge of Giants, where she sacrifices her life by lighting the Erdtree. If you were wondering how Melina died, there you have it.
Getting intertwined with the Three Fingers will cause Melina to hate you forever. However, by now, I guess saving her is more important; who knows, she might be more valuable alive than dead later in the quest. Three Fingers is located deep in Leyndell, Royal Capital. To access Leyndell, Royal Capital, you must jump onto the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace rooftop.
Down the site, you’ll locate a well that leads to the Subterranean Shunning Grounds. You should beware of high-level enemies at this place who are ready to make your quest hard or impossible. One of the enemies you’ll find here is Mohg, the Omen King. You must eliminate Mohg to access a movable altar that houses a hidden underground location.
What follows after locating the underground basement? If you’re tired of the boss fight, you may wish this was the quest’s end. Unfortunately, you must descend to the basement, where you will find another Site of Grace. Here, you will find two doors; one is hidden behind an illusion war, and the other is revealed.
The bad news is the revealed door doesn’t open. However, the good news is you can access the illusionary door. All you need to do is strip down all your armor and walk in. Three Fingers will then award you the Frenzy Flame. Melina will not be happy with this, and she will get angry and disappear forever.
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- 0.1 How to avoid killing Melina?
- 0.2 Does Melina come back if you remove the Frenzied Flame?
- 0.3 Why does Melina sacrifice herself?
- 0.4 What does removing the Frenzied Flame do?
- 1 How do I get Melina back?
Can you beat Elden Ring without sacrificing Melina?
Is there a Melina boss fight? – There is no Melina boss fight in Elden Ring, and no evidence to suggest that she was meant to be one. Melina is a summonable NPC for the boss fight against Morgott, the Omen King. Because of this, she has a full moveset in the game.
- While FromSoftware games are often packed with interesting cut content, no evidence has been uncovered to suggest Melina had any combat purpose beyond this.
- FromSoftware data miner and modder Zullie the Witch hacked a Melina boss fight into the game using the summonable Melina, but this was entirely created by Zullie and is not cut content.
Elden Ring – Fighting Melina as a boss It’s a bit surprising that Melina isn’t a boss or even a part of cut content. Melina explicitly threatens to kill the player if they commit to the Lord of Frenzied Flame ending. While this would hint that she’s a sort of secret end-game boss, that’s not the case.
- Melina will seemingly survive the events of the game if she leaves the player.
- The Frenzied Flame can also be purged from the player by using Miquella’s Needle, which is obtained after defeating optional boss Malenia and completing the side quest of Millicent.
- This will allow the player to get other endings while also sparing Melina.
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How to avoid killing Melina?
How to save Melina in Elden Ring – Melina can be saved in Elden Ring, but only if the player makes an enemy of her. Melina cannot be resurrected after she dies. The player winds up at odds with Melina if they are embraced by the Three Fingers. These are the chaotic foil to the Two Fingers that players encounter throughout the game, including the ones at Roundtable Hold.
Players can find the Three Fingers in the depths beneath Leyndell, Royal Capital. To head to the depths beneath Leyndell, Royal Capital, the player needs to drop onto the rooftops near the Avenue Balcony Site of Grace, On the ground is a well that leads to a new area called the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds.
This is a difficult, labyrinthian area with tight quarters full of big enemies. The big boss of the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds is Mohg, the Omen. Though they share the same name, the battle with this Mohg is quite different from Mohg, Lord of Blood,
- The lore implications of two different Mohgs are uncertain but either way, beating Mohg, the Omen offers access to an altar that can be moved to reveal another underground area.
- What follows is a platforming area where the player needs to drop down between platforms.
- The bottom has a breakable floor that reveals another area with a Site of Grace.
There are two doors here. One is behind an illusory wall while the other is very obvious, but doesn’t open. The trick to getting through is to take off all armor. The Three Fingers will then greet the player. The player inherits the Frenzied Flame by meeting the Three Fingers.
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What happens if you don’t sacrifice Melina?
What happens if you refuse to take Melina to the foot of the Erdtree? – Refusing Melina’s offer in Elden Ring will block your progression in the game. Accepting her offer is the only way to level up in the game, and she’s the one who will give you the key item Spectral Steed Whistle, which you can use to summon Elden Ring’s horse Torrent. |
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Does Melina come back if you remove the Frenzied Flame?
Does Melina come back if you cure the Frenzied Flame? – If you let her burn the Erdtree before accepting the Frenzied Flame (FF), she never appears again for obvious reasons. If you accept the FF before burning the Erdtree, do not quell it, and get its ending, she will appear in short cutscene, promising to kill you. |
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Why does Melina sacrifice herself?
Personality – Melina wants a new Elden Lord to rule over the Lands Between and chooses to support the Player Character, believing them to be the most suited. She even states she will defy the Golden Order to crown them. There’s also the fact that her plan to sacrifice herself to burn the Erdtree to open the path to the Elden Ring is considered the “first cardinal sin” by the Two Fingers’ translator and therefore unforgivable in the eyes of the Golden Order, but Melina could not care less if it means a new Elden Lord can be crowned.
- She also shows that she’s not afraid of death as she willingly sacrifices herself to allow the player to advance and become Elden Lord.
- However Melina has limits.
- If the Tarnished seeks to use the Frenzied Flame, Melina begs them not to.
- If the player does so regardless, Melina ends their companionship and promises to kill them the next time they meet.
: Melina (Elden Ring)
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What happens if you dont get the Frenzied Flame?
Beat The Final Boss To Unlock The Elden Ring Lord of Chaos Ending. – The Frenzied Flame unlocks a new ending for Elden Ring – the Lord of Chaos (and Age of Chaos) ending. While all other unlockable endings to Elden Ring are interchangeable, players are locked into becoming the Lord of Chaos. For instance, if a player has unlocked the Age of the Stars and the Age of the Duskborn endings then two options to select a mending rune will be available after beating the Elden Beast.
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What does removing the Frenzied Flame do?
Use Miquella’s Needle in the boss arena – Whenever you’re ready to reverse the Frenzied Flame ending, you must use Miquella’s Needle in the Dragonlord Placidusax arena, When you do so, you’ll free yourself of the Three Fingers’ branding and be able to access any other endings for which you’ve met the requirements.
- Eep in mind, however, that the needle is a consumable item, so be absolutely certain that you don’t want to complete the game with the Frenzied Flame ending before using it.
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How do I get Melina back?
Melina Dialogue in Elden Ring – Introduction
Greetings. Traveller from beyond the fog. I Am Melina. I offer you an accord. Have you heard of the finger maidens? They serve the Two Fingers, offering guidance, and aid, to the Tarnished. But you, I am afraid, are maidenless. I can play the role of maiden. Turning rune fragments into strength. To aid you in your search for the Elden Ring. You need only take me with you. To the foot of the Erdtree.
Then its settled. Summon me by grace to turn runes into strength. Ahh, another matter. I bequeath to you this ring. Use it to traverse great distances. It will summon a spectral steed named Torrent. Torrent has chosen you. Treat him with respect.
I understand. I’m asking you to put faith in but a stranger. Yet I’m certain that we can reach an understanding. Summon me by grace if you should reconsider. Have you reconsidered my offer? (if talked to at a Site of Grace after your refusal)
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This tiny golden aura is the grace of the Erdtree. This light once shone in the eyes of your Tarnished brethren. But now it is all that guides you. Or so I hear. The rays of grace, that guide you through your burden. Upon the cliff, in Castle Stormveil, is a shardbearer. A demigod who inherited a fragment of the shattered Elden Ring. If the rays of grace signal the castle, then the Elden Ring beckons you. As an ally by pact,,I pray that you are fit. To face the challenge presented by the Ring.
When Leveling Up
Shall I turn your runes to strength? Let my hand rest upon you, for but a moment. Share them with me, your thoughts, your ambitions, the principles you would follow. Phew. It is done.
Me, I’m searching for my purpose given to me by my mother inside the Erdtree long ago, for the reason that I yet live, burned and bodyless. There is something for which I must apologize. I’ve acted the finger maiden yet I can offer no guidance, I am no maiden. My purpose was long ago lost.
When resting at Third Church of Marika
Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here, as well. Shall I share them with you? Very well. In Marika’s own words. My Lord, and thy warriors. I divest each of thee of thy grace. With thine eyes dimmed, ye will be driven from the Lands Between. Ye will wage war in a land afar, where ye will live, and die. Well? Perhaps that might serve you in lieu of a maiden’s guidance.
When resting at Church of Pilgrimage
Spoken echoes linger here. Words of Queen Makira, who vanished long ago. If you wish, I will share them with you. In Marika’s own words. Then, after thy death, I will give back what I once claimed. Return to the Lands Between, wage war, and brandish the Elden Ring. Grow strong in the face of death. Warriors of my lord. Lord Godfrey.
When resting at the Grand Lift of Dectus Site of Grace
Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you? In Marika’s own words. The Erdtree governs all. The choice is thine. Become one with the Order. Or divest thyself of it. To wallow at the fringes; a powerless upstart.
When resting at Altus Plateau
The Erdtree.is close. Only a little further till the foot of the Erdtree, and the accord is fulfilled. It takes me back. I was born at the foot of the Erdtree. Where mother gave me my purpose. Though now, everything is lost to me.I.have to ascertain for myself. The reason for which I live, burned and bodiless.
Your seamster, Boc. I see him crying, from time to time. I think he misses his mother. He wants someone to tell him he’s beautiful. Does being born of a mother. Mean one behaves in such a manner?
When resting at the Capital Outskirts
Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you? In Marika’s own words. Hear me, Demigods. My children beloved. Make of thyselves that which ye desire. Be it a Lord. Be it a God. But should ye fail to become aught at all, ye will be forsaken. Amounting only to sacrifices.
When resting at the Queen’s Bedchamber after defeating Morgott, the Omen King
Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you? In Marika’s own words. O Radagon, leal hound of the Golden Order. Thou’rt yet to become me. Thou’rt yet to become a god. Let us be shattered, both. Mine other self.
When resting at Minor Erdtree Church
Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you? In Marika’s own words. I declare mine intent, to search the depths of the Golden Order. Through understanding of the proper way, our faith, our grace, is increased. Those blissful early days of blind belief are long past. My comrades; why must ye falter?
Upon encountering Margit, The Fell Omen, or when first resting at a non-dungeon Site of Grace outside of Limgrave (most likely trigger would be Caelid ‘s Sellia Under-Stair, found outside of Sellia Crystal Tunnel, which is reachable through being ensnared by Dragon-Burnt Ruins ‘ transporter trap chest)
Forgive me. I’ve been.testing you. To see whether or not grace truly does guide you. And.whether you are fit to face the challenge that entails. It seems my worries were unfounded. Torrent had your measure from the very start. Whereas I merely pretended. There is but one other thing I can do to offer you guidance. I can take you to the Roundtable Hold. Gathering place of Tarnished champions, guided by Grace. Very well. Let my hand rest upon you, for but a moment.
When reaching Leyndell, she can appear once you reach the East Rampart site of grace.
My utmost thanks. For bringing me to the base of the Erdtree. Here, I can govern my own movement. And thus, the accord is fullfiled. I shall depart to ascertain the purpose I was given. Farewell. I shall leave Torrent, and the power to turn runes into strength, here with you. I wish you luck, in realising your ambition. You have fought long and hard. I have no doubt you will become Elden Lord. May you take the throne.
When being unable to enter the Erdtree, she appears at the near site of grace.
Hello again, old friend. Allow me a moment to converse with you. You were unable to enter the Erdtree, no? Prevented by the mantle of barbs. The thorns are impenetrable. A husk of the Erdtree’s being; that spurns all that exists without. The only way to stand before the Elden Ring.and become the Elden Lord.is to pass the thorns. My purpose serves to aid in that very act. So I’d like you to undertake a new journey, with me. To the flame of ruin, far above the clouds, upon the snow mountaintops of the giants. The I can set the Erdtree aflame. And guide you. Down the path to becoming Elden Lord. ( She gives the player a Rold Medallion and makes a red mark on the map.)
Upon resting at the Frenzied Flame Proscription Site of Grace in the Cathedral of the Forsaken in Leyndell, Capitol of Ash
If you intend to claim the Frenzied Flame, I ask that you cease. It is not to be meddled with. It is chaos, devouring life and thought unending. However ruined this world has become, however mired in torment and despair, life endures. Births continue. There is beauty in that, is there not? If you would become Lord, do not deny this notion. Please, leave the Frenzied Flame alone. I ask you, one more time. Please, seek not the Frenzied Flame. As one who strives to become a Lord, deny not the lives, the new births of this world. Those who would are not fit to be called Lord. When the land they preside over is lifeless. Please put a stop to this madness. The Lord of Frenzied Flame is no lord at all. When the land they preside over is lifeless.
After speaking to Enia about burning the thorns
“Think not, of the kindling. I shall see to that. All I ask of you is to make the journey. To the snowy mountaintops of the giants, far above the clouds. I know. I’m asking you to commit a cardinal sin. But it must be done to reach the path beyond. And that is the path I wish to travel. What is your mind?”
Upon resting at the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook Site of Grace
There is something I’d like to say. My purpose was given to me by my mother. But now, I act of my own volition. I have set my heart upon the world that I would have. Regardless of my mother’s designs. I won’t allow anyone to speak ill of that. Not even you.
When resting at First Church of Marika Site of Grace
Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you? In Marika’s own words. Hark, brave warriors. Hark, my lord Godfrey. We commend your deeds. Guidance has delivered ye through ordeal to the place ye stand. Put the giants to the sword and confine the flame atop the mount. Let a new epoch begin. An epoch glistening with life. Brandish the Elden Ring, for the Age of the Erdtree! We are almost there. The flame of ruin lies just ahead. I’m glad it was you I traveled with. I must tender my thanks to Torrent, too. Thank you, Torrent. Please continue to lend your aid. Till the end.
Upon resting at the Giants’ Gravepost Site of Grace and selecting “Talk to Melina”. Flame Peak, Mountaintops of the Giants,
We’re almost there. The flame of ruin lies just ahead. I’m glad it was you I travelled with. I must tender my thanks to Torrent, too. Thank you, Torrent. Please continue to lend your aid. Till the end.
Upon resting at the Forge of the Giants Site of Grace in Mountaintops of the Giants.
I have long observed the Lands Between. This world is in dire need ofrepair. and Death.indiscriminate. Are you prepared. To commit a cardinal sin? (Answering “I’d like you to wait”) Very well. Tell me, when you are fully prepared. (Answering “I’m Ready”) Very well. Let my hand rest upon you, for but a moment. (A cinematic of Melina igniting the forge) O Erdtree, you shall burn. Burn, for the sake of the new Lord. (Turns back at you) Thank you. For guiding me here. (Lifts hand and ignites more intensly) The one who walks alongside flame, Shall one day meet the road of Destined Death. Good-bye.
Upon resting at any Site of Grace after having inherited the Frenzied Flame
You. have inherited the Frenzied Flame. A pity. You are no longer fit. Our journey together ends here. And remember. Should you rise as the Lord of Chaos, I will kill you, as sure as night follows day. Such is my duty, for allowing you the strength of runes. Goodbye, my companion. Goodbye, Torrent.
“Lord of Frenzied Flame” ending cutscene
Lord of Frenzied Flame. I will seek you, as far as you may travel. To deliver you what is yours. Destined Death.
Does Melina betray you in Elden Ring?
Betrayal: Elden Ring’s Melina, Demon’s Souls’ Maiden in Black – It should be noted that betraying Melina is much more complex than betraying the Maiden in Black, likely because of how uninvolved the Maiden is in the developing story. For the latter, essentially all players have to do is beat the game, and when she is trying to lull the Old One back to sleep, they can attack her.
- This sees them essentially become the new King Allant and help spread the fog and power of the Old One over the lands.
- There’s a trophy in Demon’s Souls for this ending, but those looking for magic should instead allow her to lull the Old back to sleep.
- This gives them a Soul that can unlock the Soulsucker spell from Yuria.
Ultimately, anyone trying to platinum the game has to betray the Maiden. Meanwhile, Melina seeks to aid the player become the next Elden Lord, while fulfilling her mother’s wishes. This ultimately sees her burn the Erdtree down, so players can enter and kill Radagon and The Elden Beast.
- That’s how it goes in most “normal” playthroughs, even if players choose Ranni’s Age of Stars ending that leaves The Lands Between without a Lord.
- However, they can instead choose the bad ending by becoming the Lord of Frenzied Flame as marked by the Three Fingers,
- There’s a way to do this after Melina sacrifices herself, but those who pursue the Three Fingers so Melina does not die will betray her trust,
She will beg players not to seek out the Frenzied Flame, and she’ll leave their side if they do. Beating the game and choosing this ending will see Melina, eyes open, vowing to bring destined death to the newly-christened Lord of Frenzied Flame. Both help players level up, and both have mysterious origins.
- Both of their natural endings see them leave the world behind—one in sacrificing herself to burn the Erdtree, the other in a slumber with the Old One—and players can betray them if they so choose and allow chaos to consume the world.
- Elden Ring is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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How do you burn the Erdtree without killing Melina?
Complete Hyetta’s Questline For The Unique Frenzied Flame Seal – If you’re going to inherit the Frenzied Flame and bring the world to ruin, you might as well do it with the most powerful gear available, Fortunately, there is one Madness-related item that can only be acquired by the future Lord of Chaos: the Frenzied Flame Seal.
This Seal, used for Incantations, increases Frenzied Flame spell damage by a massive 20%. There are of course other items that are perfectly suited for the Lord of Chaos Elden Ring players can find, like Vyke’s War Spear, but the Frenzied Flame Seal is the only one directly tied to having inherited the Frenzied Flame itself.
Throughout Hyetta’s questline, players find her in various locations throughout Liurnia. Each time, she can be given a Shabriri Grape to lead her on her path. At the end of Hyetta’s questline, she finds her way to the Three Fingers in the Frenzied Flame Proscription.
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Do you ever have to fight Melina?
There is no Melina boss fight in Elden Ring – Melina is not an enemy in Elden Ring and there is no way to fight her without using hacks. Despite that, the character does appear as a summonable ally for the fight against Morgott, the Omen King. This means that she has features like a unique move set, AI for combat, and death animation.
- There’s no way to actually get into a fight with her but have repurposed this version of Melina from the Morgott boss fight to create a Melina boss fight to show what might have been.
- Elden Ring – Fighting Melina as a boss Worth noting is that it does seem as though a Melina boss fight was meant to be a part of Elden Ring at some point.
Either that or it might still be in the works. There is a good chance that Melina will be a boss in any upcoming Elden Ring DLC. Alongside the fact that there’s a fully functional Melina boss fight built into the game already, it was explicitly stated that Melina isn’t unconditionally loyal to the Tarnished.
- Warning: Spoilers ahead for Elden Ring’s endings If the player commits to the Lord of Frenzied Flame ending and, the cutscene ends with a cliffhanger.
- Melina appears inside the Erdtree and picks up Torrent’s Spectral Steed Whistle, which burns to ash in her hand.
- She then states she will track the Tarnished down and deliver them Destined Death.
This comes with the twist reveal that Melina’s left eye is intact and is now icy blue, similar to Ranni the Witch. This suggests that Melina may have been planned as an optional final boss fight, similar to the Moon Presence in Bloodborne. Though this doesn’t exist in the game anymore, it’s possible that this will change with Elden Ring DLC. : Is Melina a boss in Elden Ring, or could she become one in DLC?
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