Most of us were initially absorbed by the enemies and beasts we would face in Hogwarts Legacy. However, once you’ve discovered the friendly creatures, known as mounts, your interest quickly shifts to taming them. While some are fairly common, such as Kneazles, others, like a Thestral, which can only be seen by those who have witnessed death, are among the rarest you can acquire. Consequently, we know that probably only makes you even more eager to find and catch one. So, keep reading to find out how to do both of those things.
How to Find Thestrals in Hogwarts Legacy
The most well-known place to find a Thestral in Hogwarts Legacy is in North Ford Bog, which sits just due north of Hogwarts Castle. From here, look for the paw print marker near a river or rather, a swamp-looking area on the map. That’s because Thestrals are known to be found flying around swamps. So, if there is a paw print in what looks to be a swamp, there’s a good chance it’s a den meant for these mysterious flying horses of death.
For example, you can find another Thestral Den on the eastern side of Marunweem Lake. It’s tucked right in the east corner, and it’s the only paw print you can see on this side of the lake. You can find and catch a Thestral at either of these locations, which speaking of…
How to Catch a Thestral
Much like catching and taming any of the other mounts in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll want to start with the Disillusionment charm to sneak in and get close. Once you’ve picked out a Thestral you like, you’ll want to use Arresto Momentum to slow the Thestral. Now that you can get up close, use your Nab Sack on the creature to capture it. But it’s crucial to note, you need to press the “capture” button five times to secure a Thestral.
Once you have a Thestral, you can bring it back to the Vivarium in your Room of Requirement. From there, you can get Thestral hair when you feed and brush the creature.
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