Even Getting To Malenia Isn’t Easy
There inevitably comes a point in Elden Ring where we look at the map screen and think to ourselves “Why is there a giant piece of the world missing“. You have either completed the main story and are baffled that a portion of the map is still unavailable to you, or you’ve seen gamers worldwide complaining of “Malenia“, the so-called hardest boss of all time, and are wondering where you can find her.
Miquella’s Haligtree is the answer to both of those questions. Elden Ring isn’t exactly a role model for giving instructions on where to go. So, if you’re still stuck and not sure how to get to Miquella’s Haligtree, then you’re in the right place as this guide is dedicated to solving that conundrum.
How to Get to Miquella’s Haligtree
You can only get access to the Haligtree secret area once you’ve reached the Mountaintops of the Giants region. That’s the large snowy area in Elden Ring located at the northeasternmost part of the Lands Between. If you haven’t reached this point yet, you’ll have to complete the Leyndell Royal Capital dungeon first by progressing through the main story, and then come back to this guide. But if you’ve already made it there, here’s what you have to do next:
Obtaining the Haligtree Secret Medallion
The foremost objective in solving the puzzle of how to get to Miquella’s Haligtree is retrieving the two halves of the broken Haligtree Secret Medallion. Each of them is scattered across the map, so you’ll have to do a fair bit of adventuring before going on any further.
The Right half of the Haligtree Secret Medallion can be obtained by interacting with Albus who is hiding in the Village of the Albinaurics. You’ll find the village located in the caves in the southeasternmost region in Liurnia of the Lakes. Once you reach the village, you’ll notice a set of pots placed at a side that looks fishy for obvious reasons — believe me, they’re hard to miss. If you hit the pots, you’ll find out that Albus was disguised as one. Proceed to exhaust Albus’ dialogue, and he will give you the Right half of the Medallion.
The Left half of the Haligtree Secret Medallion is located in Castle Sol, a dungeon located at the northernmost part of the Mountaintops of the Giants. This piece of the Medallion is relatively easy to find since the Castle isn’t complicated to crawl. It’s actually defeating Commander Niall that will upset you. Once you manage to do that, just go to the room beyond the boss arena and you’ll find the Left half of the Haligtree Secret Medallion lying there.
Activating The Grand Lift of Rold
If you’ve assembled the Haligtree Medallion, good job on coming this far. Next, fast travel to the Grand Lift of Rold, the elevator that you used to get to the Mountaintops of the Giants originally. You will have the Site of Grace for the elevator available since you’ve already visited it.
Standing at the base of the lift will give you a prompt stating “Hoist Medallion”. Press Right or Left on the D-pad, and you’ll get the prompt “Hoist Secret Medallion“. That’s when you need to press the designated key. Doing so will take you to the Consecrated Snowfield, the optional secret area of Elden Ring.
Get To The Ordina Liturgical Town
Upon arrival in the Consecrated Snowfield, you’ll be greeted with a blizzard that will severely limit your visibility. Open your map screen and set a marker for the map fragment of this area. Summon your trusty steed Torrent, and gallop your way to the fragment.
When you collect the fragment and can finally see all of the Consecrated Snowfield on your map screen, you’ll find that there’s a small town situated in the north. That’s the Ordina Liturgical Town, and you’ll need to head there to complete the last step of getting to the Haligtree.
Solving the Evergoal Puzzle
For most players, this may be the hardest area to complete so far. Inside the Ordina Liturgical Town, you’ll find an Evergaol. Instead of a boss fight, this Evergaol requires you to light four statues, sounds simple enough right? Well, as you’ve already deduced, lighting these statues won’t be anything less than a boss fight.
After you enter the Evergaol, Black Knife Assassins, and Albinauric Archers will spawn throughout the town. The Archers are fairly easy to spot and take down, but the Black Knife Assassins on the other hand are terrifying to deal with. Firstly, all of the assassins will be invisible, and secondly, they will one-shot you as they deal absurd amounts of damage.
The best possible way to beat them is if you have the Sentry Torch equipped which reveals all assassins hiding in an area. Don’t own the Sentry Torch already? You can purchase it from the Hermit Merchant located northwest of Leyndell. Just remember to stay on your toes, and try to backstab the assassins for better chances of success. Once you’re done with the surrounding mobs, follow this path to the statues:
- Upon entering the Evergaol, head West through the alley and descend the stairs that will come up to your right. At the base of the stairs, turn left and you’ll find the first statue.
- To reach the second statue, head East from the first one. Turn to the building on your left and you’ll see a ladder that will take you to the rooftops. There will be another ladder at the top and climbing that will lead you to the second statue.
- The third statue is located directly North-East of the second. From the second statue, move along the path laid out by the rooftops below and climb another set of ladders.
- The last statue is on top of the building located at the West end of Ordina. Behind the building, you’ll find a set of ladders that will take you directly to the final statue.
After lighting all statues, you’ll be cast out of the Evergaol. Climb the stairs behind you and you’ll find a teleporter. Activating the teleporter will send you to Miquella’s Haligtree, and if you’re relieved, don’t be. Miquella’s Haligtree is home to the hardest boss in Elden Ring, so caution is highly advised.
Miquella’s Haligtree is the final Legacy Dungeon in Elden Ring, and since it’s the toughest as well, you won’t get far without an amazing weapon. Luckily for you, a guide on getting to the Haligtree wasn’t the only one I cooked. Here’s a list of 10 best weapons in Elden Ring that will make your stay at the dungeon feel like just another Monday.
Tayyab’s an anime & gaming enthusiast, and since he can’t make them (yet), he loves to write about why he finds them amazing.
Also, he’s a huge Hideo Kojima fan, and everything else that’s Japanese for that matter.