Death’s Door ending guide (2022)

After beating the final boss in Death’s Door, more secrets await you in the true ending. In the endgame, you have to find Ancient Tablets of Knowledge at night. Our Death’s Door ending guide will explain where to find the Ancient Tablets and where to connect them.

There are seven tablet pieces. You don’t need to get them in any specific order. We’ve listed the Ancient Tablet locations below.

Table of contents

  • Nighttime and the Rusted Belltower Key
Ancient Tablets of Knowledge
  • Pink Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Three owls
  • Red Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Escorting Jefferson
  • Yellow Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Final Avarice battle
  • Teal Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Seven ghosts and seven statues
  • Blue Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Six torches
  • Purple Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Gravedigger fight
  • Green Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Plant all the Life Seeds
Death’s Door true ending
  • Turning in the Ancient Tablets of Knowledge

Nighttime and the Rusted Belltower Key

First, to access endgame, you need to pick up the Rusted Belltower Key Shiny Thing from the floor of the Hall of Doors. This will be sitting where you fought and killed the final boss.

Once you have it, go to The Lost Cemetery, and head all the way north, above the entrance to the Estate of the Urn Witch. Use the key to access the locked tower, climb up, and strike the bell with your weapon. It will suddenly become nighttime.

Pink Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Three owls

The Old Watchtowers The Estate of the Urn Witch Overgrown Ruins

There is one owl in the Old Watchtowers, one in the Estate of the Urn Witch, and one in the Overgrown Ruins. When you find them, you can interact with them, and they’ll drop an Ancient Tablet of Knowledge shard. When you find the final owl, they’ll combine into one.

The Estate of the Urn Witch

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Go east of the entrance to the Ceramic Manor, on the path where you find the Rogue Daggers. The owl is on a bridge on this route.

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Overgrown Ruins

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This owl is on a ledge above where you find the Magical Forest Horn in the north of the area.

The Old Watchtowers

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The owl is sitting at the end of the slippery ice path. You cannot backtrack to this owl — you actually need to go through the slippery path again.

Red Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Escorting Jefferson

The Stranded Sailor The Flooded Fortress
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If you go into The Stranded Sailor, you’ll see Jefferson the squid sitting in a tank with a collapsed body next to him. After talking with him, he’ll hop on your back and you’ll need to take him to a special spot in the Flooded Fortress. The catch is that you have to walk the entire distance, as Jefferson can’t enter the Hall of Doors. Cross through The Lost Cemetery, take the gondola down to the Overgrown Ruins, walk through the Mushroom Dungeon, and begin your journey in The Flooded Fortress.

Jefferson will tell you to look out for guidance from the moon, and sure enough, there’ll be glowing moon paths to walk on. It’s a fairly straight-forward journey, where in the end, you’ll pray with Jefferson to get an orange Ancient Tablet of Knowledge.

Yellow Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Final Avarice battle

Overgrown Ruins
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Directly in front of the gondola to the Overgrown Ruins, the flooded area is now drained. A large menacing treasure chest sits here, similar to the one you get your abilities from. It will swallow you up, forcing you to fight many enemies in Avarice again. Once you beat them all, you’ll get a yellow Ancient Tablet of Knowledge.

Teal Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Seven ghosts and seven statues

The Lost Cemetery
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As soon as it becomes nighttime, seven ghosts will appear in The Lost Cemetery and they need to be reunited with statues of old Lords of Doors. The ghosts appear fairly close to statues, so you’ll just need to walk to the closest statue from the ghost. If you move too quickly, the ghost will stop following you, but you can go back to pick it up.

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We’ve marked where to find the ghosts and statues on the map below.

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Once you reunite all the ghosts, a door on the southmost point of the map will unlock and the green Ancient Tablet of Knowledge will be inside.

Blue Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Six torches

The Old Watchtowers
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There are six unlit torches around The Old Watchtowers. When lit, they open a door in the northeast of the map.

The easiest way to grab all the torches is to use the Old Watchtowers door from the Hall of Doors, and run through the map as you did the first time (without taking any of the opened shortcuts). The first torch is actually before the door, when you first emerge onto the mountain.

You can see all six torches below.

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Once you light all six, the northeast door will unlock, allowing you to grab the indigo Ancient Tablet of Knowledge.

Purple Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Gravedigger fight

The Lost Cemetery
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After you pick up the Mysterious Locket outside of Betty’s Lair, the door to the Gravedigger’s mausoleum in The Lost Cemetery will open. The mausoleum is within the small grave area that the Gravedigger usually is standing in. Once you enter, he’ll recognize your locket and become enraged. Take him down to get the Purple Ancient Tablet of Knowledge.

The fight itself isn’t particularly hard, as long as you keep dodging and quickly taking care of any little guys he spawns. At this point, you should be able to one-shot the small guys while whittling away at the Gravedigger’s health.

Green Ancient Tablet of Knowledge: Plant all the Life Seeds

Estate of the Urn Witch

To get this Ancient Tablet of Knowledge, you need to find every Life Seed and plant them all into pots. This can seem daunting, but if you visit Pothead’s secret garden at night, he’ll tell you how many pots you have remaining. He’ll even give a hint to where the missing pots are.

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Save this for the step last, as doors in the Hall of Doors will glow red if there’s still Ancient Tablets, Shiny Things, Life Seeds, or empty pots. If you get the other stuff out of the way first, the only doors left will indicate Life Seeds and pots, making this task easier. The door to the Camp of the Free Crows will always glow until you turn in all the tablets there, so ignore that for now (unless it’s the only glowing door left).

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Once you plant all the seeds, the door behind Pothead at the Estate of the Urn Witch will open, and you can grab the green Ancient Tablet of Knowledge.

(Video) Death's Door True Ending Guide

Turning in the Ancient Tablets of Knowledge

Camp of the Free Crows
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Once you get all of the Ancient Tablets of Knowledge, head to the shrine in the back of the Camp of the Free Crows. This will open up a cave, where you can watch the true ending.

FAQs

How do you get the good ending of deaths door? ›

Once outside the door, head slightly north of the entrance to the Betty's Lair, and you'll find a path blocked by several icicles. Destroy the icicles and follow the path to the top of the mountain, where you will find a door that features a moon symbol. Head inside, and you'll find the Mysterious Locket.

What is the true ending to death's door? ›

In the final combat of Death's Door, the player destroys the Last Lost of Doors, and with them, the Reaping Commission. The pact between Death and the Lords is unmade, and the world will once again have mortality to ensure life keeps going on in an eternal cycle.

How many endings are in death's door? ›

At time of writing we only know of two endings to Death's Door, the standard one obtained by beating the final boss and the secret one detailed above.

Does death's door have an ending? ›

Starting Death's Door's True Ending Journey

The player needs to get the standard ending first. After beating the final boss and going through the credits, the player will be shown a bonus scene where the boss's corpse is dragged out of the Hall of Doors, leaving behind a rusty key.

Is deaths door connected to Titan Souls? ›

It received positive reviews upon release, with several publications praising its mechanics, simplicity, and difficulty level, likening it to The Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls games. It is also a sequel to Titan Souls.

Why are the doors glowing in death's door? ›

Go through the red doors

Death's Door doesn't end at the end. After the credits, from the Reaping Commission HQ (your home base), there's a visual shorthand for figuring out where to go on your quest for 100-per cent completion. Doors outlined in a red glow indicate a region that still has items to collect.

How long is death's door game? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Death's Door is about 9 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 15 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Does death's door have new game plus? ›

Does Death's Door have New Game Plus? Death's Door does not have a New Game Plus mode, nor does it have any different difficulty modes to play on after beating the main game.

How do you fight Steadhone? ›

How to Beat Steadhone the Gravedigger
  1. Slash Attack – Steadhone will swing his shovel horizontally once or twice. ...
  2. Triple Slam – Steadhone will slam his shovel at you three times.

What should I upgrade first in deaths door? ›

The Best Upgrades to Get First in Death's Door
  • Strength: Affects the reaper's damage and reach with melee weapons.
  • Dexterity: Affects the reaper's weapon speed and charging rates.
  • Haste: Affects the reaper's movement speed and cooldown between dodges.
  • Magic: Affects the reaper's damage when using magic or ranged abilities.
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What do shiny things do death's door? ›

Some Shiny Things have in-game uses, but almost all are purely for completion. Collecting all Shiny Things unlocks the "Ooh Shiny!" Achievement.

Does the forest have a secret ending? ›

The game features two endings: If Eric activates the artifact, he causes the plane to crash and is implied to have found a sacrifice to revive Timmy. One year later, Eric and Timmy have apparently been rescued and are invited onto a talk show to promote Eric's book, which chronicles his experiences on the peninsula.

How many bosses are in death's door? ›

There are a total of eight bosses in Death's Door. Here's who they are and how to defeat them. Acid Nerve, indie game developers of Titan Souls, released Death's Door in 2021 to tremendous critical acclaim.

What does the bell tower do in death's door? ›

Now you can hit the bell tower to change the world between day and night. And this will allow us to collect secret objects called ancient tables of knowledge. You can collect them in any order, but only at night.

What can you do at night in deaths door? ›

As soon as it becomes nighttime, seven ghosts will appear in The Lost Cemetery and they need to be reunited with statues of old Lords of Doors. The ghosts appear fairly close to statues, so you'll just need to walk to the closest statue from the ghost.

Is deaths door a hard game? ›

Death's Door is difficult to master, so there are bound to be a few mistakes players will make along the way.

What is the crow's name in death's door? ›

Grey Crow is an NPC and later, a boss in Death's Door. He once was a Reaper and stole a soul from The Reaper.

How big is death's door? ›

Storage: 5 GB available space.

What is the best weapon in death's door? ›

Death's Door: Every Weapon And Spell, Ranked
  • 8 Hookshot. ...
  • 7 Thunder Hammer. ...
  • 6 Bow Spell. ...
  • 5 Reaper's Sword. ...
  • 4 Flame Spell. ...
  • 3 Bomb Spell. ...
  • 2 Rogue Daggers. ...
  • 1 Reaper's Greatsword.
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How do you break the walls in deaths door? ›

All you have to do is hit them and they will fire a bomb at you. You can hit the flower from a range standing at the wall. As soon as the flower fires back at you, dodge the bomb and it will hit the wall behind. This way, the barrier will be broken and you can easily go through it.

How do I get fire's ability death's door? ›

Acquiring the Death's Door flame spell in the Ceramic Manor grants the ability to hurl fireballs at enemies. An achievement can be earned by lighting the Urn Witch's pot on fire by hitting her with a fireball at the right time. To upgrade the spell, backtrack through the Estate fields toward the Lost Cemetery.

Does death's door have new game plus? ›

Does Death's Door have New Game Plus? Death's Door does not have a New Game Plus mode, nor does it have any different difficulty modes to play on after beating the main game.

What does the tablet of knowledge do in death's door? ›

The Tablets Of Knowledge

Head for the Old Bell Tower located in the far left corner of the map, unlock the door, and ring the bell. This will transition the world into the night which will unlock new paths and make a majority of enemies disappear.

What does the bell tower do in death's door? ›

Now you can hit the bell tower to change the world between day and night. And this will allow us to collect secret objects called ancient tables of knowledge. You can collect them in any order, but only at night.

How many bosses are in death's door? ›

There are a total of eight bosses in Death's Door. Here's who they are and how to defeat them. Acid Nerve, indie game developers of Titan Souls, released Death's Door in 2021 to tremendous critical acclaim.

What is the best weapon in death's door? ›

Death's Door: Every Weapon And Spell, Ranked
  • 8 Hookshot. ...
  • 7 Thunder Hammer. ...
  • 6 Bow Spell. ...
  • 5 Reaper's Sword. ...
  • 4 Flame Spell. ...
  • 3 Bomb Spell. ...
  • 2 Rogue Daggers. ...
  • 1 Reaper's Greatsword.
1 Sept 2021

Is death's door a boss rush? ›

8/8 Not A Boss Rush Game

Even though Death's Door begins with a boss, the two aren't all that similar. There are still plenty of bosses but otherwise, it's an action game at its core with light puzzle elements.

Does deaths door have replayability? ›

While there is actual bonus content to explore and complete after you beat the game, I would say that there is room for replayability as well. The story and tasks may be the same, but you can also switch up the stats that you choose to upgrade and the weapons that you use.

Why is it called deaths door? ›

“Porte des Morts Passage, Wisconsin, is known as 'Death's Door,' owing to the numerous detached reefs and shoals obstructing its navigation . . . almost certain destruction to craft going ashore. These conditions have been the cause of many vessel disasters.”

How many ancient tablets are there? ›

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has 44 Ancient Tablet Locations. This guide contains a map that shows where to find all Ancient Tablets. The tablets are a resource used to upgrade your ship, the Adrestia. Fully upgrading the ship unlocks the Lord of the Seas trophy or achievement.

How many ancient tablets of Knowledge are there? ›

There are seven Ancient Tablets of Knowledge, some are really easy to find, and others will have you trekking all across the worlds mopping up anything you've missed along the way. Below we'll go through each of the Tablets of Knowledge and where to bring them to unlock the true ending of the game.

What do I do with Pink Ghosts death door? ›

The pink ghosts spawn close to one of these statues, so it shouldn't take long to find where they need to go. Once you get them close enough, the ghost will float into the statue and illuminate the lock in its face bright pink.

How long is death's door post game? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Death's Door is about 9 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 15 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

How do you fight Steadhone? ›

How to Beat Steadhone the Gravedigger
  1. Slash Attack – Steadhone will swing his shovel horizontally once or twice. ...
  2. Triple Slam – Steadhone will slam his shovel at you three times.

What is the hardest boss in deaths door? ›

Betty is the fastest and most challenging boss you've faced so far and will likely take you several attempts before you understand its attack pattern. For the first half of the fight, Betty will swipe and jump towards you a couple of times before eventually making three attacks where it rolls up into a ball.

Do shiny things do anything death's door? ›

Some Shiny Things have in-game uses, but almost all are purely for completion. Collecting all Shiny Things unlocks the "Ooh Shiny!" Achievement.

Is death's door hard? ›

Unfortunately, the soul disappears behind a locked door, and it's up to the crow to travel around the world to take down beings who have remained alive despite their expiration date passing. Death's Door is difficult to master, so there are bound to be a few mistakes players will make along the way.

Videos

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