Endings and their requirements in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous covers relevant information regarding the ending of the game. In some RPG games, there are multiple conclusions of the game that depends on the player's actions/choices made throughout a completed playthrough and these endings unlock different achievements and outcomes of the game's story.

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Endings Guide for Pathfinder: WOTR

Apotheosis Ending

Requirement/s:

  1. Cannot follow certain Mythic Paths. Following paths can't ascend:
    1. Legend due to story reason
    2. Swarm since it can't access crusade mode and do research. It might be devs oversight.
  2. You must reach the final dungeon on the third week of Gozran (16th-21st). The year is irrelevant.
  3. Do not enable Auto-Crusade Mode. You need to research certain projects to make this ending possible.
  4. You might need to make 4 late game knowledge and lore checks of about 37, which cannot be made by party members, plus a perception check. It would be wise to build your character with these 5 skills. Though not mandatory.

 

In order to unlock this secret ending, there are certain pre-requisites that you must first follow before going through the step-by-step procedure for each act.

Act 1

  • During the scene with Deskari, choose to attack with the crossbow instead of using a spell.
  • Be sure that you've aquired the crystal dagger.
  • Make sure to unlock the trickster path in the Blackwing Library by using its option there; it'll come useful the next act. 
  • At wardstone using crystal dagger will destroy it, locking you out of complete ascension ending. For details check fresh nahyndrian crystal section.

Act 2

  • Focus on making Nurah your ally. After Leper's Smile, pass a Perception check to find a perfume bottle in her tent and confront her about it. During the Gargoyle attack event, find her left of the camp where the queen usually stands and pass another Perception check. After the Lost Chapel confront her back in the camp; choose the Trickster dialogue option to persuade her on your side.
  • Free Yaniel during the Battle of Drezen and then follow her to the secret passage. When you're about to answer, choose an Evil or Neutral response.

Act 3

  • Let Suture live and take the power which is the Lexicon of Paradox in Areelu's Lab. Suture is vital later on, so again, make sure Suture lives.

Act 4

  • From the Flesh Market, make sure to free Suture.
  • As you progress, when you meet Areelu, ask about Suture which requires to pass a Perception check following the dialogue. By doing so, choose to just have a conversation instead of taking Areelu's power.
  • Before leaving Nocticula's palace, pick up the second half of the Lexicon of Paradox, which can be found by passing a perception check in Areelu's room.

Act 5

  • If you were successful with becoming allies with Nurah, head to Pulura's Falls and make sure that the man doesn't escape.
  • Before you encounter Areelu in Iz, make sure to repair the Broken Artifact, which is a cape that is found in Areelu's Lab. The Storyteller can help you fix it.
  • Once you are in Iz, look for Anemora's room and find the Crystal Key and the hidden Glass Key. You'll need to pass a Perception check near the steps to discover a hidden passage that takes to you where the Glass Key is. It is inside a chest. This key allows you to access a portal back in Areelu's lab. In a Balor area, there is a secret area south of the house, where you pick up another piece of Areelu's research. You encounter Areelu at the end of this area. The previous two choices with the ghosts change what you must select. The first one is always the same. This means you must play the game of asking questions. Being Golden Dragon isn’t required. Don’t smash the projector. If you mess up the combination, you made a quicksave earlier for this reason. If you forgive both the correct answers are; 1. Sadness or Anger 2. His guilt is indisputable, but he had already suffered enough. (if forgiven) 3. He deserved death. If you refuse both it is :1. Sadness/Anger 2. For the sake of Justice 3. Betrayal deserves punishment; the first ghost is always the second question, and the second ghost is always the third question. Feel free to interchange the two if you desire. (Ie forgive 1, don’t forgive the other)
  • After the encounter with the Hand of the Inheritor - do not quit the area immediately - make sure to travel back to the north west section of the prison (Near the purple worms) to pick up an important piece of information from Hepzamirah's ghost. It is located behind one mobility  check.
  • Defeat Deskari and make your way back to Areelu's Lab. Once at the lab, go to the Lexicon Project and enter a portal that will take you to a hidden area of the lab.
  • Upon discovering the hidden section of the lab, you can try to convince Areelu to attain Godhood which requires multiple high skill checks.

Obtaining Godhood

If you've met all the requirements, you’ll be able to talk to Areelu about obtaining godhood. In order to do so, you will have to collect certain items, as well as completing the required research projects. At this point, it is advisable to save your game often so that you can reload your last saved game in case it doesn't go as planned.

  • First, you will need 1 Nahyndrian Crystal, and to obtain this, you need to have Midnight Bolts and use it on Demon Lords to extract Fresh Nahyndrian Crystals, the more crystals you have, the more companions in your party will be able to ascend to godhood. You can find the Midnight Bolt in locations such as Ivory Sanctum, Xanthir’s Chamber, Areelu’s Lab, Noctiula’s Palace, Projector Room, Mines, Iz, and Ruins.
  • Second, complete the Lexicon, which requires either giving all the pages to the storyteller, or passing a knowledge check from each of the 4 knowledge and lore skills, followed by a Perception Check. If you struggle with this part, there is an item that can be gained in act 5 from a crusading decision called the Goggles of Quick Grasp which grants +15 to every knowledge and lore skill.
  • Once you combine the book, you will need to pass multiple high-level skill checks. And you are required to pass them all. Alternatively, you can complete Elven Notes with the Storyteller to not require the checks.
  • Next, complete 4 Research Projects such as the Sword of Valor, Nahyndrian Crystal, Areelu’s Notes & Pulura’s Map. The Sword of Valor can be researched at any time much earlier in the game, while the last remaining projects can only be researched in the fifth act of the game.
  • To obtain godhood for the entire party, you require more than one Nahyndrian Crystal. They are obtained from Demon Lords, by shooting a Midnight Bolt at them and at times, pick it up mid-combat. The Demon Lords that yield the crystals are Deskari, Baphomet and Areshkigal - all having 2 encounters in addition to the very first encounter of Deskari at the beginning (the purple crystal dagger).

Fresh Nahyndrian Crystals

To ascend you need at least 1 crystal. Each additional enables more person to ascend alongside you. You can't pick who asends along you meaning that if you want your party to ascend Areelu will ascend along.

  • 1 Crystal: You
  • 2-5 Crystals: You and Areelu
  • 6 Crystal: You and Areelu and Party

 

 

 

Ascension Ending

Requirements:

  • Don't choose Mythic Paths, like Legend, Swarm or True Aeon. 
  • Enter the Threshold location on the third week of Gozran on year 4717, not earlier nor later.
  • Have at least 1 Fresh Nahyndrian Crystal by defeating Demon Lords. If you have 6 crystals, you can make your companions ascend too.
  • Complete the all Mythic Quests to obtain Rank 10.
  • Storyteller notes are only needed to past high checks

 

 

 

Follow these steps during your playthrough for this ending to become available:

Act 1

  • Fight Deskari when he reveals himself.
  • Pick up the knife and arrow at Market square.
  • Don't choose Aeon or Lawful Angel options at the end of Act 1.

Act 2

  • Free the crusader that you rescue in the Battle of Drezen. They will then show a secret path and you can respond their question an evil or neutral answer.

Act 3

  • It is advised to fishin the Sword of Valor early.
  • Find the Lexicon of Paradox and the Midnight Bolt at Areelu's Lab. Keep it, don't give it to anybody, accept its power.
  • Don't kill Suture.

Act 4

  • Visit the Flesh Market, and obtain Suture's Freedom.
  • Don't show your crystal dagger to Shamira to avoid getting robbed.
  • Go to Noctiula's palace and get the second part of the Lexicon of Paradox (High Perception Heck). There is another bolt here.

Talking to Areelu

  • Be surprised about Suture (High Perception Check)
  • Ask questions before accepting her offered power. It may require more high perception hecks.

At the end, defeat the Goat Demon Lord by using a midnight bolt. And Collect the Fresh Nahyndiran Crystal. Start the research on the Nahyndrian Crystal.

Act 5

  • Kill the guy in Pulura's Falls to obtain another research and complete it.
  • Head to the ruins in Iz, kill Anemora. Collect the Crystal Key to the left of the room. Find a hidden passage at the basement, unlcok the chest and collect the glass key.
  • You can collect one midnight bolt around the House ruins.
  • Return to Areelu's lab after defeating the boss in Iz. Interact with the project table where the Lexicon of Paradox was.
  • Explore the woods next to the house, find a winder, use the key. Find Areelu's notes at the shelf. Research them.

Areelu's Encounter

You may consider saving before encoutnering Areelu's in case the conversation does not go as planned. The conversation should go as follows:

  • Answer Sadness or Anger

Both accepted.

  • Claim his guilt is indisputable.
  • Claim he deserved death.

Both refused.

  • Respond for the sake of Justice.
  • Claim Betrayal deserves punishmenst.

Continue Act 5

  • Free the hand of the inheritor thrown into a Prison during Act 4. Defeat the boss, don't leave. There's a hidden passage outside the laberinth (perception check), head to the boss and defeat them.
  • Exit the passage, go right, pass an athletic check, talk to the NPCs there, use all dialogues.
  • Enter the Threshold between the 16th and 21st of Gozran 4717. Enter the shrine near the entrance of the next building, and activate it.
  • Speak to Areelu after defeating the Echo of Discari, ask her all the questions before fighting her.
  • Convince her not to go through with the experiment, give her 5 reasons to believe in you and choose to work with her.
  • Defeat the bosses using the midnight bolts on them and obtain other 2 crystals.

Fresh Nahyndrian Crystals

To ascend you need at least 1 crystal. Each additional enables more person to ascend alongside you. You can't pick who asends along you meaning that if you want your party to ascend Areelu will ascend along.

  • 1 Crystal: You
  • 2-5 Crystals: You and Areelu
  • 6 Crystal: You and Areelu and Party



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    • Anonymous

      I forget what i answer yaniel with on Act3 Drezen
      did this lock me out of this ending if i answer wrong one

      • Anonymous

        Just a headsup, even if you fulfilled all the prerequisites, you can still lock yourself out of this ending if after fighting Areelu at Threshold, you comment that you "understand the nature of her preparations" (may require the skill check before the fight). That dialogue option leads to 3 options:
        -a diplomacy check (if passed she'll give up)
        -an intimidation check (if passed she'll give up)
        -option without a skill check (starts another fight)

        • Anonymous

          As a few others have mentioned, some of the information in the lists for these endings aren't necessary or are just confusingly worded. Here are the changes I've discovered or the things I've missed due to poor wording and still succeeded at the ASCENSION ENDING:

          Act 5
          • "Explore the woods next to the house, find a winder, use the key." = I never found a "winder" and so never "used the key."
          • "Find Areelu's notes at the shelf. Research them." = Somehow I ended up with two event cards to research these notes; I'm not sure if there was a second place that I obtained them or if this was a bug

          Continue Act 5
          • "Exit the passage, go right, pass an athletic check, talk to the NPCs there, use all dialogues." = After defeating the purple wurm, there's a passage that takes you outside of the prison and back to the area entrance; this didn't require an Athletics check and there were no NPCs there so I figured this wasn't what that sentence was referring to. However, when exiting the same way you entered these caverns, there was no pathway to the right. I ended up never talking to these NPCs unless this is somewhere else in the prison. This could use some clarification.
          • "Enter the Threshold between the 16th and 21st of Gozran 4717." = I ended up skipping past this date doing event cards; I skipped days for an entire year to get back to this date in 4718 and was able to ascend. The year is inconsequential; only the days in that month matter.
          • "Enter the shrine near the entrance of the next building, and activate it." = I have no idea where this "shrine" is located. I searched all over every one of the three or four maps you go through when doing Thronehold and never found any other building entrances and was still able to ascend.
          • "Speak to Areelu after defeating the Echo of Discari, ask her all the questions before fighting her." = This may have just been my lack of attention to detail, but for some reason I thought I wasn't supposed to fight her and kept reloading thinking that I had chosen the wrong dialogues or screwed up the ascension path somewhere along the way. You have to fight her first and then you're able to convince her not to continue with the process.

          • Anonymous

            Actually with 5 crystals you will be forced to ascend with companions or ascend alone. So 1-4 crystals: you and areelu, 5: you and party, 6: all ;)

            • Anonymous

              whats the difference between apotheosis and ascension ending or are actually same?? since it seems the requirement and steps are similar?

              • Anonymous

                Hi, can whomever said "Defeat Deskari and make your way back to Areelu's Lab. Once at the lab, go to the Lexicon Project and enter a portal that will take you to a hidden area of the lab." please detail what you meant? Did you mean in Iz? Or is there some way to fight Deskari elsewhere (other than the endgame fight) If it is in Iz, that quote should be added to the section about Iz, rather than being its own thing.

                • Anonymous

                  if you do an azata run and dont get nurah on side you can go after the guy in pultra's falls without people dying

                  • Anonymous

                    The crystal dagger and Nurah are not necessary for the Ascension ending, dagger just counts as another crystal, and without Nurah you have to ditch the hostages.

                    • Anonymous

                      The requirements are a little misleading: You must enter Threshold on the map no SOONER or later then the third Week of Gozran, 4717 year between the 16th and the 21st specifically. Just a heads up!

                      • Anonymous

                        So, because the Aeon bails if you don't do its option at the wardstone, does this mean that Aeon is excluded from this ending as well?

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