Either you want to move around faster in the vast wizarding world or you want to defeat your enemies, mounts are important companions in Hogwarts Legacy. But to use them at the right time, you must know where to find them and when to use them.
So, what are the mounts in Hogwarts Legacy?
There are four special mounts in Hogwarts legacy. Three of them, Broom, Hippogriff, and Graphorn, are found in all the games after finishing different main quests. Another special mount, Thestral, can only be found in the Deluxe and collector’s editions of Hohgwrats Legacy. These mounts help you move around and fight in combat.
If you want to know more about their characteristics and how to unlock them, keep reading!
Four Main Mounts in Hogwarts Legacy
To move around within the Hogwarts castle, surrounding grounds, Hogsmeade village, and various other locations, you must have mounts. And as Hogwarts Legacy in multiplayer mode is not available, these mounts can be your only companion.
These mounts can be unlocked at different times and in different quests of the game. Here is a detailed discussion of their characteristics and how to unlock them.
|Complete Flying class in main questline; purchase from Spinwitch’s Sporting Needs
|Fastest flying mount; can be upgraded three times
|Rescue Highwing in The High Keep main quest
|Slower than broom but faster ascending/descending; pre-order for Onyx variant
|Complete San Bakar’s Trial main quest; tame at Grapehorn Coast
|Cannot fly; can charge and destroy objects or enemies
|Buy Collector’s or Deluxe edition
|Similar abilities to Hippogriff; cinematic appearance
Table: Details of 4 main Mounts in Hogwarts Legacy
Broom is the first mount that you will get in Hogwarts Legacy. To unlock the broom, you have to complete the flying class that comes in the main quest. In this introductory class, you will learn about the basics of flying a broom including flight and flying around safely.
However, if you participate in the class, that doesn’t mean you automatically get a broom. To use this mount, you must buy one. So, after finishing the class, go straight to the Hogsmeade, enter Spinwitch’s Sporting Needs, and get yourself your first broom.
At this point, you can only buy the basic broom for 600 galleons. You can update it later, three times. To upgrade, you have to finish three trial races: the Flight Test, Sweeping the Competition Test, and finally, The Sky is the Limit Test.
After completing each trail, you can upgrade to the next broom with more galleons. However, the brooms in the case of flying stats are the same. The only difference is in the broom aesthetics.
These majestic eagle-headed horses are another beast that is one of the primary mounts in Hogwarts Legacy. While they are flying around, you will notice that they are slightly slower than your broom. However, the ascending and descending speeds of hippogriffs are higher than those of brooms.
This mount is also unlocked in the main quest called The High Keep. In this quest, you have to solve some puzzles, and then you will encounter a majestic white hippogriff called Highwing in the Rookwood’s poachers. You have to rescue her and escape Falbarton Castle. After that, you can use her as your mount whenever you want.
Speaking of puzzles, this game will not only give you access to Hippogriff, but puzzle game benefits are endless. This will improve your memory and problem-solving skills.
If you want to get your hands on the famous Onyx Hippogriff, you must pre-order Hogwarts Legacy. This pre-ordered version of Hogwarts Legacy can be delayed sometimes. But it is worth the wait to have this royal beast. Otherwise, this black variant won’t be available in the game.
The only mount in Hogwarts Legacy that can’t fly is the Graphorn. It’s like your wizarding world motorbike. This beast is somewhat the mixture of a ram and an elephant. Although it won’t be the best choice if you want to go places quickly, it comes in great help in defeating the enemies. It is the only mount in Hogwarts Legacy that can charge into enemies and objects and destroy them.
To unlock Graphorn in Hogwarts Legacy, you have to complete the main quest, San Bakar’s Trial. Interestingly, this beast won’t be your ally from the beginning. Rather, you have to face its charge attack, fight with it, and lower its HP.
Once you complete the quest, Grapehorn will be available to use at any time. You just have to go to the Grapehorn Coast, where the Grapehorn Den is located, and tame the beast from there.
This special mount is not available in regular games. To have this particular mount exist in your Hogwarts Legacy game, you must buy the collector’s or Deluxe edition of Hogwarts Legacy, of course, at a higher price. In these special editions, Thestrals comes with a bundle package of the dark arts battle arena.
If you have the collector’s edition, you can unlock and use Thestral after completing the main quest of The High Keep.
In the case of ability and function, the thestral is similar to the hippogriff. It has faster take-off and landing abilities than a broom but moves around slower. Still, players like to have Thestral due to its cinematic appearance. Fans of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix have a special place in their hearts for this majestic mount.
That’s about all the mounts. Now, if you want a comparison between them, watch the ranking video given below.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here we have tried to answer some other relevant questions on mounts in Hogwarts Legacy. Give it a check.
Can You Ride Beasts in Hogwarts Legacy?
Yes, you can ride a beast in Hogwarts Legacy as a mount. The common hippogriff and grapehorn are available in all editions of Hogwarts Legacy. Other beasts, Onyx Hippogriff and Thestrals, are available to ride only in special editions and pre-order versions.
Can You Get a Dragon as a Beast in Hogwarts Legacy?
No, unfortunately, you cannot get and ride a dragon as a beast in Hogwarts Legacy. However, they exist in the game, and you will encounter them during the Fire and Vice quest in Horntail Hall.
Can You Ride a Unicorn in Hogwarts Legacy?
No, you cannot ride a unicorn in Hogwarts Legacy. These mythological beasts do exist in the game. You will encounter unicorns, feed them, breed them, and even brush them. But they can’t be used as a mount.
Can You Get a Phoenix in Hogwarts Legacy?
Yes, you can get a phoenix in Hogwarts Legacy. To unlock a Phoenix, you must complete all the side missions of Deek’s. These missions will be available after you have unlocked the Room of Requirement. So, you must be patient for a long time to get a phoenix.
Now you know about all the important mounts in Hogwarts Legacy. I hope, after reading this article, you will know how to unlock and use those mounts in your favor.
If you want to know more about Hogwarts Legacy, read about its possible endings in our article: Hogwarts Legacy multiple endings.
Let’s end the discussion about the mounts here. Start flying and have a great ride!