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Elden Ring Grand Lift of Dectus Location: Where to get the left and right Dectus Medallions

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With the Elden Ring early game over and done, it's time to take on the Atlus Plateau and reactivate the Grand Lift of Dectus. To ride the Grand Lift, you need to reunite the left and right halves of the Dectus Medallion, which have been hidden inside chests across The Lands Between.

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This will also open up several other locations, including the mysterious Volcano Manor. By the time you’re ready to raise the Grand Lift and take on the capital, you should be more than strong enough to claim both of the medallion halves - it’s all about knowing where to look.

What does Dectus Medallion do in Elden Ring?

When the left and right halves of the Dectus Medallion are pieced together, you'll be able to use the Grand Lift of Dectus in Liurnia to access Atlus Plateau. From here, you can gain entry to Leyndell, the royal capital, where you continue your quest to become Elden Lord.

How do you get the left Dectus Medallion in Elden Ring?

The left half of the Dectus Medallion in Elden Ring is found in the southeast of Limgrave at Fort Haight.

You may have already visited this location, since it plays home to one of the best Ashes of War, Bloody Slash.

Just to the right of where you fight the knight who drops Bloody Slash on top of the ramparts, there’s a tower. Climb the ladder inside the tower, then the medallion half is in the chest at the top.

How do you get the right Dectus Medallion in Elden Ring?

Next, the right half of the Dectus Medallion in Elden Ring is found in the Dragonbarrow area to the north of Caelid in the southeast of The Lands Between.

Specifically, you’re looking for another fortress, Fort Faroth, in the east of the area.

From the entrance of the fort, run over to the left and climb the ladder at the end of the room. At the top is the second half of the Dectus Medallion.

There’s another really great item to find in Fort Faroth too, Radagon’s Soreseal, so have a search around before you leave.

How do you activate the Grand Lift of Dectus in Elden Ring?

With the pieces of the medallion reunited, return to the foot of the Grand Lift of Dectus and you will now have the option to hoist the pieces into the air.

Doing so will trigger a scene transition that places you in the Atlus Plateau, the next area of the map as you approach Leyndell.

Do you need the Dectus Medallion in Elden Ring?

If you've decided you don't want to gather the two halves of the Dectus Medallion, and want to skip the Grand Lift of Dectus in Elden Ring altogether, there actually is an alternative route via the Ravine-Veiled Village. However, this route is also home to plenty of enemies, including the Magma Wyrm Makar boss.

To take this route, you'll want to make your way down to floor level of the gorge that is left of the Grand Lift of Dectus. If you head west and keep to the cliff-edge, you'll eventually find some platforms that Torrent can use to ascend down to the bottom.

You'll then want to make your way north-east down the gorge until you reach the Ravine-Veiled Village Site of Grace at the end. From the Site, head up the ladders until you enter a glintstone tunnel. Make your way through the tunnel, and continue ascending upwards via the various lifts and ladders you come across until you reach the Ruin-Strewn Precipice Site of Grace.

Up ahead is where the boss, Magma Wyrm Makar, lies. After felling it, continue forward and up the lift, where you will then find yourself in Altus Plateau.

For more on how to get around in The Lands Between, here’s our Elden Ring guide.

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