The fourth major region of Elden Ring is known as the Altus Plateau. This region is north of Liurnia and can only be accessed through one of two ways. The first of these ways is the Grand Lift of Dectus, which connects the two regions together in northeastern Liurnia. However, upon getting there and going up the many steps of the structure, you’ll find you can’t access the lift. This means you have to find a way to get up the lift or go around to the Ruin-Strewn Precipice to get to the plateau. The precipice isn’t ideal, as there’s a Magma Wyrm Makar boss that can stop you.
That means you should find out how to get the Grand Lift of Dectus working in Elden Ring.
Using the Grand Lift of Dectus in Elden Ring
To get the lift working, you need both halves of the Dectus Medallion. The Medallion is split up into two parts, left and right, that you can find in different locations across the Lands Between.
To find the first part of the Medallion, you need to head to East Limgrave. You will find it at Fort Haight, which is located southeast of the Erdtree in the region and just north of the Weeping Peninsula. Once there, defeat all of the knights that are in the castle and loot the treasure chest that’s at the top of the ladder.
The second half of the Medallion is at Fort Faroth. This castle is located in the central Caelid, just south of the Erdtree and northeast of Sellia, Town of Sorcery. This fort has much tougher enemies than Fort Haight. There are several bats that will attack you as soon as you enter the castle, so it’s wise to use a Spirit Ash summons of some sort to distract them. With them distracted, head straight for the the ladder at the end of the room and head up. There will be a chest that has the second half of the Dectus Medallion inside.
With these two halves, you can now head back to the Grand Lift of Dectus and go up the lift to enter Altus Plateau.
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