So, you just got to the point where Melina’s fate is your hands. But you don’t want her to sacrifice herself and become the kindling that sets the Erdtree aflame. The good news is that there is a way to save her.
How do I save Melina in Elden Ring?
To keep Melina alive in Elden Ring, you need to get the Frenzy Flame and ignite the Erdtree yourself. Then, complete Milicent’s quest to unlock Miquella’s Needle which you can use to cure the frenzy. Go to the Dragonlord Placidusax boss arena in Azula and use Miquella’s Needle to remove the Flame of Frenzy.
You’re now burnt and maidenless, but Melina is technically alive out there. However, she gets so pissed off at you for inheriting the Frenzy Flame that she’ll disappear and you’ll never see her again.
Unfortunately, you can’t use Celestial Dew at the Church of Vows to mend your relationship with Melina. She’s gone for good.
Well, at least you don’t have frenzied eyes. After removing the frenzy, you’ll lock yourself out of the “Lord of the Frenzied Flame” ending. You can now select a different ending.
⇒ Important notes
Keep in mind that after igniting the Erdtree yourself, you need to complete Milicent’s questline to remove the frenzied flame. At the very end of Milicent’s quest, you’ll get an item called Miquella’s Needle. This needle is different from the golden needle.
Melina dies unless you activate the Fire Frenzy. The Erdtree has to burn for you to progress into the story. The event marks a point of no return. But you can choose to set the tree aflame yourself and save Melina or let her sacrifice herself.
Do you wish there was a way to mend your relationship with Melina? Would you be willing to embark on a new quest or fight bosses with huge HP bars just to keep the company of your maiden? Let me know in the comments below.
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