Fall of Light: Darkest Edition Walkthrough

9. Clean Up and the Final Boss

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There are a few things you need to do before fighting the final boss.

Upon exiting the Swamp, go up the sloping path and head steadily to the right all the way until you get to a Shrine of Power. Rest, then continue downward and back into the City of Yersinia. Kill the three enemies nearby and backtrack all the way through the city- down and around to the left, then down through the foggy alleyway and into the area with skewered corpses. Continue downward and open a gate (note: to the right of here is the Shrine of Power before the final boss), then continue downward and up some steps. Continue heading downward and exit the city. Once outside, go all the way left, rest at the Shrine of Power, and clear out the normal enemies before flipping the switch to free the giant. Kill him to unlock an achievement:

Attack to the giant's country in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Kill all Giants
  • Unlocked by 3 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 8.00) 192

Collect the 10 Fragments of Luce he drops to unlock another achievement:

The Pool of Tears in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Collect all Fragments of Luce
  • Unlocked by 2 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 9.79) 192

Head back into the city and go straight upward until you reach the gate you had opened on your way to the giant. Continue upward into the area with the skewered corpses and head left. Rest at the Shrine of Power, then continue left and take the exit to the Forest. You need to talk to the Hunter again now that the giants have been killed for his final dialogue.

Follow the linear path to the left and up to reach a Shrine of Power and rest. To get to the Hunter:

Head directly left from the Shrine of Power and you'll see some crisscrossed wooden planks on the ground. Stand on them and continue directly to the left and you'll eventually come to a large skeleton and some spider webs.

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Head down/left, then when you see the broken Shrine of Courage, head directly downward, then go left through a wooden frame.

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Take an up/left slant and you'll see a wooden bridge. Continue left without crossing it and you'll see the Hunter's camp. Talk to the Hunter, exhausting his dialogue, and an achievement will unlock:

A Mad Tea-Party in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Talk with all NPCs
  • Unlocked by 2 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 9.79) 192

Retrace your steps and take the exit to the City, then head right to the Shrine of Power and rest. Head right, then down through the area with skewered corpses through the open gate, then go right until you reach a Shrine of Power and rest. Aether will move to the three symbols on the ground and open the path to the final boss.

Upon entering this new area you'll see a ground hint that tells you not to progress unless you're certain that you're ready.

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Interact with a horn to open a gate blocking the forward path and kill three knights with flaming swords to dispel the barriers preventing you from reaching the final area. If you had left the ghastly King NPC alive way back in the City of Yersinia, he would have killed two of the knights after ringing the horn.

The final boss is a three phase battle against the Guardian of the Threshold.

He cannot be attacked directly and can only be damaged by Aether through the power of the three elemental shards. The boss will hang out in the middle and attack you indirectly with projectiles and hazards throughout the area. There are three circular plates around the boss and a bell on the upper left side of the area. Interact with the bell and one of the plates will light up and spawn some demon enemies that you have to kill. Then lead Aether to the active plate and she will move to it and unleash an elemental attack on the boss. Repeat this three times to advance to the next phase.

In the first phase, there will be random vertical bursts of energy (sort of like lightning strikes) around the area.

In the second phase, there will be a constant bombardment of fiery meteors as well as random energy tornadoes around the area.

In the third phase, much of the ground falls away leaving a smaller surface area to work with. The meteors will change to icy projectiles and there will be random circles of ice damage like those created by frost sorcerers. A black knight will also spawn along with the demons each time you ring the bell.

Managing Aether during phases two and three can be a chore as she can be killed by the projectiles and the window to revive her, then get away from the next incoming projectile is annoyingly small.

After completing the third phase, the boss will die and an achievement will unlock:

The Last Battle in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Defeat the Guardian of the Threshold
  • Unlocked by 3 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 8.00) 192

You'll then regain control in another sunray sequence.

Quickly pick Aether up and run to the right. Follow the linear path (there are no enemies or hazards) until you reach a slope that leads down to a small boat and a cutscene will play out.

Aether will wash up on a beach and another achievement will unlock:

Which dreamed it? in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Complete the game with the good ending
  • Unlocked by 2 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 9.79) 192

Assuming you did everything properly, it will be the achievement for the good ending. Run all the way right with Aether and interact with an object at the end of the area to trigger a final cutscene and the credits.

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Once you get back to the main menu, choose "Load Game" and continue from your save file. You'll be at the start of the sunray sequence after having defeated the final boss. Stand in place for a minute or two (the EKG will turn orange, then red) until you fail the sequence. A message will appear giving you an option to continue to the bad ending or start over.

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Choose "Retry" to start the sequence again, then pick Aether up and run to the boat at the far right. Once you get there, a cutscene will play and an achievement will unlock:

The blue pill in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Complete the game with the bad ending
  • Unlocked by 3 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 8.00) 192

You'll then have control of Aether on a darker version of the beach. Head right and interact with the object at the end for a different ending scene and the credits.

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