Where to find Kneazles in Hogwarts Legacy
Kneazles are every cat fan's dream in Hogwarts Legacy. Kneazles are essentially magical bobcats that you can capture in Hogwarts Legacy and keep safe in your Vivarium or raise for valuable Kneazle Fur. To find out where to get Kneazles in the game and complete your magical beast's collection, read on.
- If you'd also like to capture the Dodo-inspired Diricawls, check out our guide on where to find Diricawl in Hogwarts Legacy here.
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Kneazle habitat locations in Hogwarts Legacy
Kneazles can be found in Kneazle Habitats, marked by a pawprint icon on the Hogwarts Legacy map.
Among the Kneazle habitats on the map, the easiest to access in the earlier stages of the game are located northeast of the Hogwarts Valley or at the centre of the South Sea Bog.
The Hogwarts Valley location is closer to Hogwarts and is located southeast of the main castle, indicated by the map above.
How to catch Kneazles in Hogwarts Legacy
To unlock the ability to catch magical beasts in Hogwarts Legacy you must complete the main story as far as the second Keeper trial. This will trigger Deek's quest 'The Elf, The Nab-sack, And The Loom' which will unlock the ability to capture, house and extract materials from magical beasts.
Once you locate a Kneazle habitat, approach stealthily whilst using the Disillusionment spell. Then, either cast Arresto Momentum or Levioso on the beast to keep it in one place as you capture it with your Nab-sack.
If you're lucky you may encounter the super rare Kneazle. There is one of each species to collect (except for the Phoenix of which there is only one in the game). You'll know if it’s the special Kneazle as it will be larger, and gold compared to the others and will have a star icon next to its species name.
If you wish to try your hand at capturing the special Kneazle you will need to visit a habitat, capture a Kneazle, fast travel and wait for an in-game day. Then visit the habitat and repeat the process until it spawns the rare one.
- For more Hogwarts Legacy tips and tricks, check out our guide to the Key of Admittance in Hogwarts Legacy, one of three Hogwarts secrets to unlock.
How to get Kneazle Fur in Hogwarts Legacy
Kneazle Fur is a high-quality crafting material needed to upgrade the quality of gear and add certain third-tier level enchantments to them. You can do so by interacting with a loom in the Room of Requirement upon completion of Deek's quest 'The Elf, The Nab-sack, And The Loom'.
Use the Conjuring spell in the Room of Requirement and access the utility menu to summon a loom. When you interact with a loom, hover over an item of gear and select the 'View Upgrade' option to see if you have the necessary materials to upgrade an item of clothing.
You can also add enchantments to gear using the loom to give you unique buffs and resistances. You will earn one such enchantment (Ancient Magic III) for upgrading gear 20 times. The enchantment requires Kneazle Fur to create and will significantly increase the damage dealt from Ancient Magic.
You can also unlock new spellcraft items for rescuing beasts under the Challenges menu.
- For further help sorting gear in Hogwarts Legacy, check out our guide on how to sell Gear in the game.