The fantasy world of Hogwarts Legacy is filled with many things to discover. From the mysterious Arithmancy Puzzles to the use of flying brooms, there’s something magical in every corner. Part of that magic is fantasy creatures such as the Unicorn, whose location we’ll be discussing in this Hogwarts Legacy guide.
Unicorns are found in almost any fantasy-based story, which is the same case with Hogwarts Legacy. These fantastic beasts are quite rare and can be quite hard to obtain as they’ll run immediately when they see you. But with a few smart techniques and the use of some handy spells, you’ll be able to collect Unicorns in no time!
How To Tame UnicornsUnfortunately, taming Unicorns in Hogwarts Legacy is not quite straightforward, as there are a bunch of items and spells that you’ll need beforehand to ensure that you don’t mess up. Furthermore, there is only one particular location where you can find Unicorns. So, if you’re not aware of it, you’ll likely be searching for them aimlessly. Let’s get into everything that you need to do before even attempting to tame a Unicorn, and then the actual locations and methodology.
PrerequisitesBefore you can even think of venturing out and trying to collect a Unicorn, there are a few very important prerequisites that you need to meet. The first step of the entire process is to take at least one Beast Class so that your character is actually aware of the existence of such beasts. You’ll also need to have the Room of Requirement unlocked so that you can store the beasts somewhere.
Secondly, you need to ensure that you’ve got a Nab-sack, or you won’t have anywhere to store the Unicorn once you save it. You’ll be able to get the Nab-sack as part of the main quests. Once you’re Level 15 and have completed “The Heml of Urtkot” quest, you’ll unlock “The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom.” You’ll learn how the Nab-sack works as you try to collect a Puffskein. You’ll also get the chance to collect two more beasts.
After you collect all the beasts as part of the quest, you’ll learn about how the Vivariums works in the Room of Requirement, which is also needed so that you can store the Unicorn somewhere after you’ve saved it.
The Vivarium will always be in the Room of Requirement and essentially acts as a huge place for all of your fantastic beats to roam around. Here, you can interact with the beast, feed them, and much more in order to harvest rewards from them as well.
The last thing that you might need is some sort of spell to actually get close to and immobilize the Unicorn long enough for you to use the Nab-sack. For this purpose, you can use anything such as the Glacius, Accio, or Levioso. You’ll also need Disillusionment to get close without being spotted.
Unicorn LocationsThere is actually only one single location where you can find Unicorns in Hogwarts Legacy. And that is on the northwest edge of the Forbidden Forest. It is labeled as the Unicorn Den, and you’ll likely be able to find a unicorn almost every time that you enter this location.
Additionally, you’ll likely be able to come across the location while completing the “Unique Unicorn” side quest, which we’ll discuss in detail below. If you’ve got the Floo Flame locations unlocked in the outer areas, then the closest location to the Unicorn’s Den will be the Upper Hogsfield Floo Flame fast travel point. Additionally, there are the Mooncalf Dens nearby as well.
Taming UnicornNow that you’ve got all the prerequisites and know where you can find Unicorns, it’s time to actually try and tame one for yourself. The thing with Unicorns is that if they spot you, they’ll start running away. Even if you end up sneaking up on them by using anything to make you invisible such as the Invisibility Cloak or Disillusionment, they’ll eventually hear you when you get too close and will leg it yet again.
Therefore, you need to use a combination of spells and tactics to get close and use your Nab-sack immediately. Your first step is to spot a Unicorn in the Unicorn’s den. Simply fly around using your broom to spot one from far away without letting it spot you.
Once you’ve got a Unicorn in sight, you need to ensure that it can’t spot you. For that purpose, you can either use the cloak of invisibility, an invisibility potion, or the Disillusionment spell. Any of these three can work, so it’s up to you as to what you want to use.
After you’ve become invisible and gotten quite close to the Unicorn, you need to immobilize it so that it doesn’t run away once you get too close. To do that, there are multiple options as well. One of the easiest methods is to simply use Levioso so that the Unicorn starts floating and cannot run away.
Alternatively, you can also use Glacius to freeze it in place, or you can use Arresto Momentum to slow it down. Regardless of what you use, the Unicorn will eventually stay in place, and you can move on to the final step of taming it.
After you’ve ensured that the Unicorn cannot run away when you get too close, make your way towards it with the Nab-sack equipped and started using it on the Unicorn. You’ll likely need to press the Nab-sack action button multiple times. But eventually, you’ll be able to capture it and then can take it back to your Vivarium in the Room of Requirement.
Unique Unicorn Side QuestIf you want an easy way to discover the Unicorn’s Den while also completing an interesting side quest, then you can opt to do the Unique Unicorn Side Quest. It will require you to save a particular Unicorn, and you’ll get to try out everything that we discussed on how to tame a Unicorn.
The side quest is given to you by Betty Bugbrooke in Hogsmeade. After Betty’s Unicorn friend, Hazel, protected her from wolves, Hazel got a bit injured, and Betty is worried for its safety due to the increase in poachers in the area. She’s looking for someone to take Hazel to a safe area where she can heal in peace.
You can start off the quest by talking to Betty, who will be standing west of the North Hogsmeade Floo Flame fast travel. After you talk to her, you’ll be told to go to the Unicorn Den, which we already discussed the location of (west of the Upper Hogsfield Floo Flame in the Forbidden Forest).
Once you’ve reached the location, you should be able to spot Hazel from a distance. It’ll have a bright and shiny coat. Ensure that you only capture Hazel, as capturing any other Unicorn will not count towards completing the quest.
After you’ve got Hazel in your sights, equip the Nab-sack and any other spells that you might need, such as Disillusionment and Levioso (or Glacius and Accio). Then go down, turn invisible, immobilize Hazel, and use the Nab-sack on it. If, during any of these stages, you end up spooking Hazel, you’ll need to track it again and repeat the same steps.
After you’ve got Hazel, head back to Mrs. Bugbrooke and inform her that you’ve got Hazel. You’ll find Betty in the same location where you initially talked to her. You’ll be rewarded with 180XP, Wooden Maiden, and Hazel the Unicorn as part of the side quest.
But ultimately, that is the process of collecting any Unicorn in the game and adding them to your Vivarium in Room of Requirement. Once there, you can take care of them to acquire Unicorn hair which is necessary for high-level gear.
There are many other spells that you can use in Hogwarts Legacy that aren’t exactly effective in taming a Unicorn, but can be useful in many other situations, such as Depulso and the Unforgivable curses like Crucio. You can also go around acquiring collectibles such as the Daedallion Keys or the Gobstone locations. You can acquire some useful loot by sneaking up on the eyeball chests as well.
But with that, you now know everything about the Unicorn locations in Hogwarts Legacy and everything you need to do to successfully tame one. The setup can be quite tricky but by the time you’ve acquired the Nab-sack, you should have every item needed to tame a Unicorn!
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