How to Activate the Grand Lift of Dectus in Elden Ring

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As you make your way through the main story of Elden Ring you will hear a lot about the Grand Lift of Dectus. Many NPCs will tell you that the lift will not move. To reach the capital city you need to use a secret side passage instead. Thankfully for us, the lift can be activated by finding and use a special item. Learn how to fix the Grand Lift of Dectus in Elden Ring below.

To repair the lift/get it working again you need to find two pieces of the Dectus Medallion, the left and right. The order below in which you find them doesn’t matter. I would recommend doing the Left Dectus Medallion first since it is a lower level area.

Left Dectus Medallion Location

The Left Dectus Medallion is located in Fort Haight on the eastern edge of Limgrave in the Mistwood area. Make your way to this fort and head to the top of the tallest tower. On top of the tower is a treasure chest. Open the chest to receive the Left Dectus Medallion.

Right Dectus Medallion Location

The Right Dectus Medallion is also located inside of a fort. Fort Faroth is located in the region of Caelid, to the southeast of the region’s Great Erdtree. At this location run through the bottom section and climb the ladder leading to the tower above. At the top of the ladder you will find a chest. Open the chest to get the Right Dectus Medallion.

What to Do With the Dectus Medallion

Once you have both of the pieces of the Dectus Medallion listed above, head to the Grand Lift of Dectus. This location lies in the northeast corner of Liurnia along the Bellum Highway.

Inside the lift area go stand on the first gray pad of the lift. You will be prompted to hoist the medallion. Push the prompted button and a custscene will play where the lift begins to rise. Using this lift allows you to reach the capital city without having to use the alternative route.

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