The Dectus Medallion comes in two halves - left and right. Here's where you can find each side in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring features a world full of secrets, alternative paths, and exploration. As you navigate yourself through the Lands Between, you'll come across items that you might not initially know the purpose of. One such item is the Dectus Medallion, which can be discovered in two halves. The two halves of the Dectus Medallion are key items needed in order to operate the Grand Lift of Dectus.
It's not blindingly obvious where each half of the medallion could be. Thankfully, we've put together a guide that should lead you straight to them.
Where to Find the Dectus Medallion Left Half in Elden Ring
The left half of the Dectus Medallion is one that most players will probably come across first. Found in Mistwood, the item can be collected fairly early on in the game without much trouble.
To find it, players should head to Fort Haight, in the eastern part of Mistwood. The fort is currently occupied by a number of soldiers which players will need to fight their way through. Look for the tallest tower in the fort and use the ladder to climb it. The medallion is found in a treasure chest.
The description of the medallion's left half gives players a hint at where to find the other:
"Left half of a split medallion depicting the Erdtree.Brandishing the medallion with both halves conjoined will activate the Grand Life of Dectus, connecting the Altus Plateau to Liurnia.The right half is said to reside in Fort Faroth in the Dragonbarrow, far to the east."
Where to Find the Dectus Medallion Right Half in Elden Ring
As mentioned in the description of the left half, the right half can be found in Fort Faroth, which is located near Dragonbarrow in Caelid. This piece can be a little harder to get hold of as it involves making your way through some high-level enemies.
As you get to the entrance of Fort Faroth, you'll find the interior to be small, dark, and full of Giant Bats. They're a bit different to the bats you'll spot in Limgrave, having significantly more health and stronger attacks. Also nestled in the bunch are Harpies (or Chanting Winged Dames) which can inflict poison. Players can fight their way through the room, or simply make a dash for the ladder with the hopes of coming out reasonably unscathed.
Once atop the ladder players will need to look for a treasure chest which contains the item. Be careful, as the top of the fort is also home to some Spectral Knights.
Once both pieces have been acquired, players can head to the Grand Lift of Dectus, found between Liurnia of the Lakes and the Altus Plateau.