To open the Isolated Divine Tower in Elden Ring, Tarnished must acquire one of the most difficult-to-obtain Great Runes in the game.
Unlike the Divine Towers of Liurnia or Caelid in Elden Ring, the Isolated Divine Tower is not connected to any major landmass. True to its name, the tower sits secluded out on a small island in the sea north of Dragonburrow and south of the Mountaintops of the Giants. To even get to the Isolated Divine Tower, Tarnished must use the Sending Gate on the Divine Bridge in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
Many travelers may find getting to the portal to try and open Elden Ring’s Isolated Divine Tower quite tedious, as they must fight through several high-level enemies to reach the Sending Gate. Fortunately, there is an easy alternate route by using the Transporter Trap Chest atop the Tower of Return. Adventurers can arrive at this location by traveling southeast from the Isolated Merchant’s Shack in the Weeping Peninsula. This portal will send the protagonist straight to the Divine Bridge Site of Grace, allowing them to bypass any enemy and even slip by the giant slumbering Golem at the entrance.
Nevertheless, once Tarnished gets to Elden Ring’s Isolated Divine Tower, they might not understand how to open it or which Great Rune is used to unlock its doors. This is because adventurers need the Great Rune of Malenia to open the Isolated Divine Tower and activate the Rune’s power.
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Malenia is the Scarlet-ridden Demigod of Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree, the castle built within Miquella’s Haligtree in Elden Ring. The only way to reach her location is by collecting the two halves of the Haligtree Secret Medallion and activating the hidden mechanism in the Grand Lift of Rold to access the Hidden Path to the Haligtree, which leads to the Consecrated Snowfield. Travel further north to Ordina, Liturgical Town, and complete the Evergaol puzzle to enter the Miquella’s Haligtree Portal. Players who have trouble with Ordina’s puzzle should check out the video below from Gaming With Abyss on YouTube:
Once Tarnished arrive in Haligtree, they must first brave through the winding branches of the canopy before reaching Elphael. The region is full of formidable foes, such as the mandatory Field Boss Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree. Once adventurers make it to the Roots of the Haligtree, they can challenge Malenia in one of the most brutal boss fights in Elden Ring. It is highly recommended Tarnished face Malenia with other summoned players or prepare an upgraded Spirit Ashes Summon beforehand. Furthermore, the protagonist should be leveled at 120 through 150 for the battle.
Once they complete the monumental task of defeating the Goddess of Rot, they can triumphantly return to open Elden Ring’s Isolated Divine Tower and access its Two Fingers.
Elden Ring’s Isolated Divine Tower Reward
Once the Isolated Divine Tower is open, players can make their way to the top and restore power to Malenia’s Great Rune. Fitting for both her moveset and lore, Malenia’s Great Rune will basically give your Elden Ring character Bloodborne powers, and the pleasure of getting health back through quick attacks should make the long quest to open Elden Ring’s Isolated Divine Tower worth it.
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