Where to find Thestrals in Hogwarts Legacy

Where to find Thestrals in Hogwarts Legacy
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Written by 

Ben Williams


23rd Feb 2023 17:00


Thestrals, the skeletal horse-like creatures that only be seen by those who witness death, can also be seen by the Hogwarts Legacy protagonist just like Harry Potter can in his namesake movies. Whilst you get a free Thestral with the Hogwarts Legacy, you'll need to at least find one for Deek's The Foal of the Dead quest. Let's get right into this Thestrals Hogwarts Legacy guide. 

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Where to find Thestrals in Hogwarts Legacy

Thestrals in Hogwarts Legacy can be found in two particular dens: located in North Ford Bog and Maurween Lake as pictured below. 

North Ford Bog Thestral Den

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To find the North Ford Bog Thestral Den in Hogwarts Legacy, you just need to look into the north-most part of the map and fast travel to the East North Ford Bog Floo Flame. Afterwards, the Threstral Den is just a short broom or mount ride north as pictured above on the left.

Maurenweem Lake Thestral Day

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Next, the Maurnweem Lake Threstral Den is on the east side of Maurenweem Lake, which is towards the bottom of the map on the right-hand side. Fast travel to the Coastal Mine Floo Flame, and the Thestral Den can be found to the southeast. 

Unlike when rescuing other magical creatures, you'll want to approach Thestrals only when invisible with the Disillusionment Charm. Otherwise, you'll scare them off. 

Then, just cast Levioso on your chosen Threstral to momentarily keep them in place, use the Nab-Sack, and a Thestral is yours. 

That's all you need to know thanks to our Thestrals Hogwarts Legacy guide. For more tips on the game, find out where to find all Demiguise Statue locations in Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. Alternatively, check out the 10 best Hogwarts Legacy mods

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