Want to know where all of the Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian keys are? Fairly early on in the Harry Potter game, you’ll find some side quests that teach you a little more about each of the collectibles. One of these quests is ‘The Daedalian Keys’, which you can start by talking to a Gryffindor student Nellie Oggspire. She’s standing in the Transfiguration Courtyard and asks you to investigate the flying keys scattered around Hogwarts.
These are the Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian keys, and to solve the puzzle, you need to get close to them to gain their trust. Once you do, follow them to a nearby locked cabinet to claim the house token inside. As it turns out, there are more of them hidden throughout Hogwarts Legacy, but with so many collectible items in the open-world game, including Demiguise Statues and landing platforms, you’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t need to set foot outside of the school for this one. That said, you eventually need to learn a couple of Hogwarts Legacy spells to access hard-to-reach areas. Here is where to find all 16 Daedalian keys and the reward you get for finding all the house tokens and opening the chest.
Where to find all the Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian keys
The fastest way to get these Daedalian keys is to explore all of Hogwarts, then use the Hogwarts Legacy Floo Flames to warp to the corresponding regions. There are no Daedalian keys anywhere other than the Hogwarts school, so this narrows your search a fair bit; however, you will need to unlock the Alohamora spell before you can nab them all.
Here are all 16 Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian key locations:
Follow the waypoint to the top of the Astronomy Tower in the side quest ‘The Daedalian Keys’ to find the key. It’ll head downstairs from the top of the tower into the classroom.
In the Central Hall, this Daedalian Key is hovering in the northern corner. Head past the statue in the middle, and you’ll find it on the left, before the door to the greenhouses.
Clock Tower Lower
You can’t access this and the next Daedalian Key until you have Alohomora spell to unlock doors and chests, which you also need to open the Faculty Tower. Enter the Clock Tower via the gate near where Duelling Wands takes place, climb the stairs, and then head to the left. The key is at the end and will fly up to the level above for the locked cabinet.
Clock Tower Upper
Climb right to the top of the Clock Tower – you can cross the corridor from the Faculty Tower/Hospital Wing if you’re not climbing from the bottom. Either way, this key is right below where the Faculty Tower corridor exits and flies into the Hospital Wing.
Defence Against the Dark Arts Tower
Find the rhinoceros skeleton up the stairs from the main hall towards the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom. You will need to find this artefact as part of the Cache in the Castle quest. The key will head upstairs to a nearby cabinet.
After you complete the quest Jackdaw’s Rest, you’ll exit in the Dungeons. Take a left down the stairs and head down the corridor – you’ll find this Daedalian Key floating there. Turn around, then go left instead of back up the stairs, and the locked cabinet with the house token will be in the corner of the room past the locked gate.
From where the first Dungeons Daedalian Key was, keep heading down that corridor and take a left turn at the end. There’s a sleeping dragon statue that’s impossible to miss – another key is flying around in front of it. It’ll fly up the stairs to your left to a locked cabinet at the top.
At the top of the stairs in the Entrance Hall, the key darts off to the cabinet down the stairs and towards the eastern wall, next to the boar statue.
You won’t be able to access this one until you start the quest ‘The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament’ when Gladwin Moon teaches you Alohomora. As you’re sneaking through the Faculty Tower to retrieve two Demiguise Statues, you’ll climb some stairs with a prefect facing the opposite direction, looking at a number puzzle. Sneak forward to activate the Daedalian Key, and it’ll fly back down the stairs you came up from to a locked cabinet right at the bottom.
Head up the Grand Staircase from the Entrance Hall (the one where the steps gradually reveal themselves) until you get about two-thirds of the way up. It’s near a painting of an old wizard with a white beard. The key speeds off downstairs to the cabinet close to the Floo Flames near the Hogwarts Legacy number puzzle close to the bottom of the grand staircase.
Fast travel to the Great Hall and look to the opposite side of the room. A Daedalian Key is flying in front of the fireplace. It takes you back to near the Floo Flames and up the stairs to the right to find the locked cabinet.
Enter the Library through the left-hand door from the Central Hall, then take a left. This key is easy to spot between two bookshelves to the right of the fireplace. The house token it takes you to is in the opposite corner of the Library, in the back right.
Entering from the Transfiguration Courtyard, it’s close to the staircase near the globe ahead of you. It’ll fly up the stairs, past the Cache in the Castle treasure location, to the top by the portrait of a drumming woman.
Fast travel to the Potions Classroom Floo Flames location and head through the door to class – there’s a key flying around right in front of the class entrance. Go down the spiral staircase next to it, and the locked cabinet is at the end of the corridor.
From the Quad Courtyard Floo Flames location, turn right and head past the fountain with the serpent, then up the three short stone staircases behind it. The Daedalian Key is flittering around at the top.
Go to the Viaduct Courtyard Floo Flames, cross the bridge and enter the Viaduct Entrance. Take a left, and you’ll find a Daedalian Key under the stairs that takes you to a locked cabinet down the first set of stairs in the middle of the room.
How to open Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian key cabinets
To open the Daedalian key cabinets, you must find the nearby flying Daedalian key. Follow it to the cabinet, then slap it into the lock. Whenever you find an area with a massive locked cabinet, chances are that there is a Daedalian key nearby. Keep listening for tiny wings flittering like you’d expect a snitch to sound. You can also turn on the Audio Visualiser in the accessibility section of the options menu to help – you’re looking for the bell symbol indicating a hidden object nearby.
The key won’t initially begin flying to the locked cabinet when you find it, so get as close as possible. Keep an eye on where it flies off to, as they habitually weave between staircases to try and give you the slip. It’ll eventually land on the cabinet, where you can interact with it. Press the button at the right time to slap the key into the keyhole and open the cabinet. For each Daedalian key cabinet you open, you’ll get a house token, which Nellie tells you belongs inside your house chest.
Hogwarts Legacy house tokens reward
Each of the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms comes with its house chest. Interact with it to place a house token into the chest. When you’ve placed all 16 tokens in the chest, your reward for completing the Daedalian keys quest is the Relic House uniform for your house of choice. The image above shows the Ravenclaw Relic House Uniform, in royal blue, with a golden raven on the back, and the Hufflepuff Relic House Uniform uses the same colour scheme, only it’s got a badger emblem instead. Gryffindor and Slytherin house token chests also contain cloaks with similar designs. This part of the quest is easy to do but also easily forgotten among the other collectible quests in the RPG game, such as beating all the Infamous Foes and finding all six Gobstone locations.
Once you’ve finished collecting the Daedalian Keys, check out some of our other Hogwarts Legacy guides. We have tips on how to collect flying pages and reveal empty paintings to add to your Hogwarts Legacy field guide pages collection, or the solution to the Hogwarts Legacy secrets, as well as more general guides on how the Hogwarts Legacy map or the Room of Requirement works. For an alternative adventure, whether it’s magical or more grounded in reality, we have a list of the best PC games that we recommend to anyone, or if you’ve not finished with this game, there are plenty of Hogwarts Legacy mods already out there.
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