Grand Lift of Dectus

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A massive lift platform found between Liurnia and the Altus Plateau. The mechanism that operates the lift is barred by four Guardian Statues, requiring the brandishing of a special artifact for them to release their hold.

Grand Lift of Dectus is a Location in Elden Ring. The Grand Lift of Dectus is found between Liurnia of the Lakes and the Altus Plateau (see Ruin-Strewn Precipice for an alternative way between both areas). This location can be reached by following the eastern landmass in Liurnia, heading north through the Bellum Highway.


Grand Lift of Dectus Map

The Grand Lift of Dectuis found in the northernmost tip of Liurnia's eastern landmass. [Elden Ring Map Link]

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All NPCs and Merchants in Grand Lift of Dectus

  • There are no NPCs or Merchants at this location.


Grand Lift of Dectus Walkthrough

The Grand Lift of Dectus is a massive platform with its entrance found at the end of the Bellum Highway in northern Liurnia, along the eastern landmass. This colossal structure joins the regions of Liurnia and the Altus Plateau. However, on your first visit, the lift is sealed by four Guardian Statues. It requires a special artifact in order to activate. This artifact is the Dectus Medallion which is made up of two halves found in separate locations:

  1. The Dectus Medallion (Left) can be found in Mistwood, inside a chest atop the tallest tower in Fort Haight to the east. [Map Link]
  2. The Dectus Medallion (Right) can be found in Dragonbarrow, inside a chest atop the eastern tower in Fort Faroth to the east. [Map Link]

Once both halves are obtained, approach the platform once more to hoist the whole medallion and raise the lift, taking you to the Altus Plateau.


All Items in Elden Ring's Grand Lift of Dectus

Gather & Farm Items

  • There are no Gatherable items in this location


Upgrade Materials

  • There are no upgrade materials in this location 


Equipment and Magic


Unique, Ashes and Keys


Elden Ring Grand Lift of Dectus Creatures, Enemies, and Bosses

Regular Creatures and Enemies

  • There are no enemies in this location


Field Bosses and Bosses

  • There are no bosses in this location


Elden Ring Grand Lift of Dectus Gallery and Notes

Collecting both Dectus Medallion halves and taking the Grand Lift of Dectus will trigger the Radahn Festival.
If the player explores Redmane Castle before activating the Grand Lift of Dectus, the area will have multiple enemies and an extra double boss fight (Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight) before the main boss of Redmane Castle (Starscourge Radahn).

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    • Anonymous

      Is this supposed to be the intended way to first venture onto the Altus Plateau? As I’m sure very few take this route

      • I visited Redmane Castle before having both halves of the Dectus Medallion and the festival was already underway. Had to spend a good hour or more to finally defeat Radahn to get the castle to reset, only to discover the Crucible Knight is a pain in the butt(the Misbegotten Warrior is a complete pushover using the Knight Oleg ashes) boss that also took me another good hour to kill.

        • Anonymous

          Question: I'm... very new to this game, reading the wiki. From what I can tell, you can activate this lift without any Great Runes acquired. Can you get into Leyndell as well like this? I assumed the only way in was meeting the two Great Rune requirement, but if not this could be an interesting start for a Low% run.

          • Anonymous

            Does the game actually give you any clues where to find the right half? Because if it does, I missed them. I had explored the Ruin-Strewn Precipice, beaten the magma boss, opened the Abandoned Coffin grace, and made note of the valley guarded by the dragon boss before turning back and exploring Caria Manor. So, when I discovered that the Dectus lift was not working for reasons unknown to me at the time, I just rushed past the dragon and and continued questing in Altus.

            • Anonymous

              So it's literally just a lift? It doesn't unlock any new zones or any loot? What a disappointing reward for completing the Medallion.

              • Anonymous

                So it's literally just a lift that brings you from 1 already-unlocked area to another already-unlocked area? What a disappointment after finding both Medallion pieces.

                • Anonymous

                  Stop. Do not pass go. Ranni main quest can still be completed... but some of the subquests will be locked or close to...

                  Because using the lift starts the radahn festival, which allows you to flip the tower and get an item that, once given to ranni cancels out some of the npc quests.

                  • Anonymous

                    There is one of those transparent spirits that gives some limited flavour dialogue if you interact with them at the lift of Dectus in Liurnia. This one references an ancient tunnel or possibly a secret ancient tunnel to the Erdtree. He says it has to be there somewhere.
                    Obviously if there was such a tunnel, someone would have found it and posted it all over the place by now. Maybe relates to the DLC though?

                    • Anonymous

                      I just started NG+ can I ride to leyndell capital outskirts to get the giant crusher without triggering the Radahn festival? On my first playthrough the chest it was supposed to be in was bugged and empty so I want to go and get it now but I don't want to start the festival until I'm ready. Does anyone know for sure?

                      • Something is missing from the guide. After "underground" there is no clear way to progresso.

                        Links are wrong and we haven't done both medallions for the lift.

                        • Anonymous

                          Some ask what purpose the lift has other than atlas plateau. I believe right before you have to go right in order the progress tje frenzy flame ending. Not the lift itself rather a point of interest?

                          • Anonymous

                            The lift actually didnt trigger the festival for me itself. Resting at junction site grace in altus plateau after the lift did it.

                            • Anonymous

                              Who though it was a good idea to let you search for the parts to use the elevator in the first place? The alternative way is less of an hassle than going deep into Caelid and fighting your way through to get the other part. This whole thing doesn’t make any sense. At least should’ve been somewhere in Liurnia

                              • Anonymous

                                When I rode the grand lift for the first time, it filled me with awe and amazement. Such a monumental structure and a feat of engineering. Moments like this transform a good game into a masterpiece

                                • Anonymous

                                  If the player explores Redmane Castle before activating the Grand Lift of Dectus, the area will have multiple enemies and an extra double boss fight (Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight) before the main boss of Redmane Castle (Starscourge Radahn).
                                  Thats wrong!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This is such a useless area, I was confused because it took me to somewhere I had already been.

                                    Maybe it's for DLC?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If you are doing Ranni's quesline, then there won't be a crucible knight nor the misbegotten waiting for you. Only the Radahn fight.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Not sure if this has been discovered yet: you can reach the Grand Lift without fighting Rennala or even going through stormveil. Up to the west of the Mausoleum compound is a group of tombstones sticking out of the cliffs that allow you to drop down onto Bellum Highway. This should mean you can access Altus Plateau without a single boss defeated by getting the medallion and then dropping there.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I don't understand why would anyone voluntarily take the ravine route and not the lift unless they are going for a challenge run. The ravine entrance is a pain to find, it's full of annoying enemies and has an extra boss. The medallions for the lift are easier to find (the item description literally tells you where to find the other one), you can just run into the fort, grab the medallion and run away, and it skips all the annoyances of the ravine.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            A strategy I used was to post the archer girl summon up on the balcony near the edge so she could shoot down below and then I fought the boss sword and shield to chip away while she chipped away with her shots. I also kept lightning bolt ready to spam when he turned to attack her. By keeping her up on the balcony and keeping the boss down below, she most likely won't get hit and can continue to smack him with arrows. This strategy has worked best for me and I don't think is too cheesey. Simply good placement of your ash summon.

                                            Not that I have a problem with cheesey lol I tried to cheese him but that was honestly harder than this strategy. I made sure to level up my archer as best I could and got her to +6 incase anyone wonders.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Collecting both Dectus Medallion halves WITHOUT TAKING the Grand Lift of Dectus will ALSO trigger the Radahn Festival.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I feel like making this the only access to the Atlus plateau would have been better for the game, pretty sure most people reach the plateau through the mines anyways, which makes this place completely useless. Not only that, but the second medallion is located in dragonbarrow, where enemies are a lot harder than in the plateau anyways, so it doesn't make a lot of sense design wise.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  To me this is just for roleplaying purposes. You can be the grace's dog and follow their guidance or do whathever you want, explore until you get the medallion and reach the plateau yourself, grace be damned.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I can't wrap my head around why they put time and resources to create this area. I feel like there has to be something else to this area. With the grace system as useful as it is this seems like a waste of said time and resources.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Man, I was so sad when I found the other medallion after like 30 hours of play. I had already fully explored Altus Plateau by the time I found both pieces. What a useless area.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        to *actually* get here go to the main academy gate grace and go to the blue seal facing north. you should be able to examine it and travel through it to the bellum highway and its a straight shot from there.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          You might think it's useless, but it's necessary for speed runs. It takes forever to get through the Ruin-Strewn Precipice, plus you have to fight a boss at the end

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