Hogwarts Legacy: all Daedalian Key locations

Hogwarts legacy is full of things to collect and loot, most of which come from good old-fashioned treasure chests. While most can be opened freely, there is one that is arguably the most difficult to crack. The house chest will be dangling in front of you very early in the game, but you won’t be able to open it for quite a while. The first step to this is to find 16 Daedalian Keys, which is already a lot before considering the magical twist this game brings to the hunt for them. To save you from breaking your wand in two, here are all the Daedalian Key locations in Hogwarts Legacy and how to finally open your house chest.

How to start the quest Daedalian Key

To actually start this quest for the keys, you need to go outside and talk to a student named Nellie Oggspire. You can find her in the Transfiguration Courtyard, and she’ll tell you about those winged keys that are flying all over the area, as well as the location of the first one to get you started. Finding the keys will lead you to a special cabinet where you start a mini-game. The goal is to “hit” the key as it flies right over the keyhole to unlock the cabinet. You can’t fail at this, so try as many times as you need to. Once you’ve made it, the closet will open and give you a House Token.

All Daedalian Key locations

There are a total of 16 Daedalian Keys that you must hunt in order to complete this quest, three of which you cannot obtain until you unlock the Alohomora Spell by completing The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament quest. We’ll jot down these specific keys for you so you know which ones to wait for until you have that spell. These are where you’ll find the keys themselves, but remember that to actually collect the house tokens you’re looking for, you’ll need to follow them to their associated cabinet and complete the timing mini-game.

  1. The first key is marked for you in the astronomy wing. You can find it next to the Floo flame of this location.
  2. In the central hall, go to the north corner to get the key near the entrance to the greenhouse.
  3. This key hangs around the rhino skeleton in the Defense Tower Against the Dark Arts.
  4. Turn around from the Transfiguration Classroom Floo Flame and go to the North Hall. You should see the key right in front of you by the History of Magic classroom.
  5. From the same starting point, turn around and go through the double doors and down the stairs all the way to the bottom. The key is right next to a sleeping dragon.
  6. Perhaps the easiest key to find is at the top of the stairs in the Entrance Hall.
  7. As you head up the Grand Staircase, watch out for the key that flies past you and back down. Chase it down the stairs to grab it.
  8. Visit the fireplace in the Great Hall for a simple key.
  9. From the Floo flame in the library annex, you’ll see the key floating next to the nearest bookshelf.
  10. When you get into the North Hall from the entrance to the Court of Transfiguration, you’ll find this key near a large globe.
  11. Jump over to the Potions classroom and grab this key right at the top of the stairs inside.
  12. From the Quad Courtyard Floo Flame, find the fountain with a snake statue in it and go past it through a large arch. The key takes you down some stairs.
  13. Enter the viaduct area and turn left. The key is under the stairs.

Keys that require Alohomora

The last three keys are in areas where you need to use the lockpicking spell Alohomora to enter.

  1. Enter the clock tower from the Crossing Wands area and head up the stairs and to the left. The key is at the end of this hallway.
  2. Also in the Clock Tower this time, go all the way up to the Faculty Tower entrance and track the key into the Hospital Wing.
  3. To finish our search in the faculty tower, you just have to go up the stairs to find the key that will take you back down the way you came.

How to open the house chest

A magician looking at the house chest.

After you have found all 16 keys and thus collected all 16 house tokens, you can now open the house chest in your common room. This will give you a special piece of gear called the Relic House Uniform, which looks different depending on which of the four houses you belong to. Not only does this outfit look cool, but it also glows with various effects when you cast spells. Note that this robe is technically a collectible, not actual gear, so you can apply its appearance to any gear you want.

Once you’ve got your fancy new robes, don’t forget to check in with Nellie to complete the quest yourself and collect your XP rewards.

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