How to get to the Divine Tower of West Altus in Elden Ring
Divine Tower of West Altus in Elden Ring
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How to get to the Divine Tower of West Altus in Elden Ring

Ensure you can activate the Great Rune you need to
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The Divine Tower of West Altus is an important location for Elden Ring players. It’s where they can activate Rykard’s Great Rune, which offers some decent benefits when equipped. However, the path to the Divine Tower isn’t laid out easily for players. It’s located out in the middle of nowhere to the southwest of Leyndell, Royal Capital.

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While it might seem like there’s no distinct path of reaching the tower, players just can’t see it on the map. You’ll actually have to go underground through a cave in order to reach the Divine Tower. This is similar to how you reach the Dragon Communion island in Limgrave. Below, you can see exactly how to get to the Divine Tower of West Altus.

Getting to the Divine Tower of West Altus in Elden Ring

To reach the tower, you have to go through the Sealed Tunnel. This cave is located just north of the Divine Tower, as seen on the map screenshot below.

Divine Tower of West Altus in Elden Ring
The Sealed Tunnel’s location. | Provided by FromSoftware

To reach the tunnel’s entrance, you need to make your way down to the ground level of the cliffs surrounding Leyndell, Royal Capital. Once at the entrance, head into the tunnel, and you’ll be greeted by some enemies and walls on every side of you. In this tunnel, there are several illusory walls you need to hit to progress further. These walls are marked by messages from other players and usually lie at the end of one area, so they’re hard to miss if you just hit the walls around you.

Once you break through enough walls, you’ll reach the cave’s boss, the Onyx Lord. This enemy is simple to defeat once you have its moveset down. If you’re a melee user, get as close to it as possible and keep swinging until it decides to hit back. Mage users can just hang back and cast spells without the Onyx Lord doing much about it.

Onyx Lord Elden Ring
The Onyx Lord boss in Elden Ring. | Provided by FromSoftware

With the boss defeated, head past it and you’ll reach the Divine Tower of West Altus. Ride the lift up, rest at the Site of Grace and go up to the top to activate Rykard’s Great Rune.

For more helpful content, check out Upcomer’s comprehensive Elden Ring guide hub.

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