A Guide to the Daedalian Keys in Hogwart Legacy


The magical halls of Hogwarts Castle hold countless mysteries, and the Daedalian Keys are one such intriguing element in Hogwart Legacy. This side quest offers a delightful treasure hunt across the castle, rewarding you with valuable loot for your adventurous spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned witch or wizard or a fresh Hogwarts student, this guide will equip you with everything you need to find all the Daedalian Keys and unlock their hidden rewards.

What are the Daedalian Keys?

The Daedalian Keys are magical winged keys scattered throughout Hogwarts Castle. You’ll receive the “The Daedalian Keys” side quest early in the game from Nellie Oggspire, a student you’ll find in the Transfiguration Courtyard. She’ll excitedly explain her quest to collect these elusive keys and asks for your help in locating them.

These keys aren’t just static objects waiting to be picked up. They’ll flit around specific locations, requiring you to chase after them with Revelio (the spell that reveals hidden objects) to catch them. Once you collect a key, it’ll fly towards a designated cabinet hidden within the same area. Use the key to unlock the cabinet and claim your prize!

Why Should You Find the Daedalian Keys?

While the thrill of the hunt is certainly rewarding, the true value lies in the loot these keys unlock. Each cabinet contains valuable items that can enhance your gameplay experience, including:

  • Powerful Equipment: You might find enchanted gear like hats, robes, gloves, and cloaks that offer stat boosts or unique magical properties.
  • Crafting Materials: These materials are essential for upgrading your equipment and crafting potions.
  • Cosmetics: Some cabinets hold cosmetic items like new glasses or scarves to personalize your witch or wizard’s appearance.

The specific rewards vary depending on the location of the key, making the hunt even more exciting as you never know what treasure awaits.

Finding All 16 Daedalian Keys: A Location Guide

There are a total of 16 Daedalian Keys hidden throughout Hogwarts Castle. Here’s a breakdown of their locations to help you on your treasure hunt:

1. Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom (Astronomy Wing):

  • Use Revelio near the skeleton on the stairs to reveal the key.
  • The cabinet is located on the right side of the same wall, near the Floo Flame.

2. Bell Tower Courtyard (Bell Tower Wing):

  • The key is found near the top of the stairs leading to the Bell Tower.
  • The cabinet is located on the opposite side of the courtyard, down the stairs.

3. Library Annex (Restricted Section):

  • Ascend the central stairs and use Revelio to find the key near the Restricted Section entrance (you’ll need to progress through the story to access this area).
  • The cabinet is located on the right side, down the first flight of stairs.

4. Central Hall/Courtyard:

  • Head towards the Greenhouse doors and find the key on your right.
  • The cabinet is located in the alcove on your right-hand side as you enter from the Central Hall.

5. Great Hall (Near Trophy Room):

  • Enter the Great Hall through the double doors on the right and go down the stairs in the courtyard.
  • Turn right and head through the archway. The key is located in the circular area near the Field Guide Page statue.
  • Follow the key as it flies towards the western wall, leading you to the House Cabinet.

6. Great Hall (Near Entrance):

  • Upon entering the Great Hall, walk through the double doors straight ahead.
  • The key is located near the fireplace on the left.
  • Follow the key as it flies around the corner and up the stairs, leading you to the Trophy Room Cabinet.

7. South Wing (Near Charms Classroom):

  • As you enter the South Wing from the Clocktower Courtyard, turn left and head up the stairs.
  • The key is located near the greenhouse on the upper level.
  • The cabinet is located on the same floor, further down the hallway.

8. South Wing (Near Gryffindor Tower):

  • This key is located near the suit of armour on the upper level, close to Gryffindor Tower (if you’re a Gryffindor student).
  • The cabinet is located further down the hallway, near the tapestry.


Q. What are Daedalian Keys in Hogwart Legacy?

Daedalian Keys are a collection of hidden keys scattered throughout Hogwarts Castle in the game Hogwart Legacy. Finding these keys and their corresponding cabinets unlocks special rewards, including valuable gear and cosmetic items.

Q. Is there a Daedalian Keys quest?

Yes, there is a side quest called “The Daedalian Keys” that you can pick up early in the game from Nellie Oggspire in the Transfiguration Courtyard. While the quest introduces you to the concept, completing it doesn’t require finding all the keys.

Q. How many Daedalian Keys are there?

There are a total of 16 Daedalian Keys to find in Hogwarts Legacy.

Q. Where can I find the Daedalian Keys?

The Daedalian Keys are cleverly hidden throughout various Hogwarts locations, including:

  • The Great Hall
  • The Astronomy Tower
  • The Bell Tower Wing
  • The Library Annex
  • The South Wing

Q. I’m stuck! How do I find a specific Daedalian Key?

There are many resources available to help you locate specific Daedalian Keys. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Online guides: Websites like IGN (https://www.ign.com/videos/hogwarts-legacy-every-daedalian-key-location-walkthrough) offer detailed guides with screenshots and explanations for finding each key.
  • YouTube videos: Many helpful video walkthroughs can show you exactly where to look for each key (YouTube).

Q. Do I need any special spells to find the Daedalian Keys?

No, you don’t need any specific spells to find the keys themselves. However, you may need to use spells like Lumos to illuminate dark areas or Revelio to reveal hidden objects near the key cabinets.

Q. What rewards do I get for finding the Daedalian Keys?

The rewards for finding Daedalian Keys vary and can include:

  • Powerful equipment for your character
  • Cosmetic items to customize your witch or wizard
  • House Relic Robes (one for each house)

Q. Can I miss a Daedalian Key?

Technically, no. You can explore Hogwarts freely at any point in the game and search for the remaining keys.

Q. Do the Daedalian Keys respawn?

No, Daedalian Keys do not respawn. Once you collect a key, it disappears from the game world.

Happy hunting! With these FAQs and a little perseverance, you’ll be unlocking all the secrets the Daedalian Keys hold in Hogwart Legacy.

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