The Daedalian Keys is an early Hogwarts Legacy side quest in which you’ll have to find 16 Daedalian Keys to open the cabinets around Hogwarts. Each cabinet contains a House Token, which you will have to insert into the House Chest to open it. All 16 House Tokens are required to open the House Chest.
Before you start The Daedalian Keys Side Quest, make sure to unlock all the Floo Flames in Hogwarts Castle first since we will use them as reference points for each Daedalian Key location.
How To Start the Daedalian Keys Side Quest in Hogwarts Legacy
For The Daedalian Keys Side Quest to become available, you’ll have to advance the main story until you’ve completed the Welcome To Hogsmeade Main Quest. Then, you’ll need to find the quest giver, Nellie Oggspire, in the Transfiguration Courtyard of The Astronomy Wing, standing by a tree. To quickly get to her, track the side quest, fast-travel to Transfiguration Classroom Floo Flame, and follow the quest marker leading to Nellie Oggspire.
Talk to Nellie Oggspire to begin The Daedalian Keys Quest In Hogwarts Legacy.
How To Complete the Hogwarts Legacy Daedalian Keys Quest
Nellie will tell you that the Daedalian Keys have returned and how they work, and then she will encourage you to catch one.
Where To Find the Daedalian Key in the Astronomy Tower
After speaking with Nellie, go to the Astronomy Tower by following the quest marker to look for the key. Go up the stairs from the Astronomy Tower Floo Flame to find the first key, which will begin flying downstairs once you get close.
Where To Find the Daedalian Key’s Cabinet
Follow the key downstairs, then enter the classroom next to the Floo Flame to find the Daedalian Key’s cabinet.
How To Open the Daedalian Lock
To open the Daedalian lock, interact with the cabinet, and just press (X)/(A) to smack the key as it flies over the lock. Once you open the cabinet, you’ll receive a House Token.
Return to Nellie with the token in the Transfiguration Courtyard of The Astronomy Wing and tell her what you discovered. She’ll then explain that these House Tokens can be used to open the chest that’s associated with your house. When the two of you have finished talking, you must return to your house and insert the House Token into your house chest.
Where To Find the Remaining House Tokens Around Hogwarts
After you place the token into the chest, the side quest will update, and you’ll have to find 15 other ones to open it. So, let’s see where to find the remaining 15 house tokens around Hogwarts Castle.
Daedalian Key #2: Near Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom Floo Flame
Fast-travel to Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom Floo Flame and descend the stairs on the right (north). The Daedalian Key is flying next to the Rhino skeleton. Approach the key to make it fly to its cabinet. If you don’t see the key there, it means you already triggered it, and it’s in the cabinet.
Go back up the stairs you’ve come from, turn left, and follow the path ahead to reach the cabinet. We’ve also marked their locations in the image below.
Daedalian Key #3: Near Bell Tower Courtyard Floo Flame
Fast-travel to Bell Tower Courtyard Floo Flame, head up the stairs on the left and go through the door ahead. After you go through the door, climb the first set of stairs, and you should find the Daedalian Key in this hallway. Remember, if it’s not here, it’s already in the cabinet.
Now, go up the nearby stairs to the top to find the cabinet. You can check the location of the cabinet in the image below.
Daedalian Key #4: Near Grand Staircase Tower Floo Flame
Fast-travel to the Grand Staircase Tower Floo Flame, turn right, and go down the spawning staircase. As you go down the Grand Staircase, you’ll pick up the Daedalian Key along the way (after two levels).
To find the cabinet, go all the way down the Grand Staircase until it stops, and follow the path ahead. Immediately after a puzzle door, you’ll find the cabinet with the key.
Daedalian Key #5: Near Quad Courtyard Floo Flame
Fast-travel Quad Courtyard Floo Flame and climb the stairs directly behind the statue. At the top of the stairs, you’ll find the Daedalian Key.
Follow the key down the stairs you came from, turn left at the bottom of the stairs, and follow the path ahead until you reach a door. You’ll find the cabinet with the key next to the door.
Daedalian Key #6: Near Great Hall Floo Flame
Fast-travel to the Great Hall Floo Flame, turn left, and go through two big red doors to leave the Great Hall. Then, go straight ahead through another big reddish door, and you should find the Daedalian Key flying in front of you. Go down the stairs and check the right corner of the room to find the cabinet near a boar statue.
Daedalian Key #7: Near Great Hall Floo Flame
Fast-travel back to Great Hall Floo Flame. This Daedalian Key can be found flying in front of the fireplace on the eastern part of the Great Hall. To find the cabinet, climb the stairs to the northwest corner of the Great Hall.
Daedalian Key #8: Near Potions Classroom Floo Flame
Fast-travel to Potions Classroom Floo Flame and go through the door straight in front of you (to the east). Then, turn to the left to find the Daedalian Key flying right in front of you. Follow the key down the spiral staircase to reach the cabinet.
Daedalian Key #9: Near Central Hall Floo Flame
Fast-travel to Central Hall Floo Flame and descend the stairs until you reach the unicorn statue. Go to the right (north) of the statue, down the stairs, and you should see the Daedalian Key flying on the left.
After you trigger the key, return to the last stairs and past the unicorn statue. Head down the stairs ahead and check on the right to find the cabinet.
Daedalian Key #10: Near Central Hall Floo Flame
Now, fast-travel back to Central Hall Floo Flame and go up the stairs until you reach a big door right in front of you. To the right of this door, there is another staircase. Check underneath this staircase to find the Daedalian Key. To find the cabinet, go back down the previous set of stairs and check on the right.
Daedalian Key #11: Near Library Floo Flame
Travel to Library Floo Flame, turn your camera slightly to the east, and cast Revelio to highlight the Daedalian Key between bookshelves. To find the cabinet, follow the key to the northern corner of the library.
Daedalian Key #12: Near the Map Chamber Floo Flame
Fast-travel to The Map Chamber Floo Flame, which you will unlock after Jackdaw’s Rest Main Quest. Turn around, climb the two spiral staircases, and enter a metal gate. Climb down the stairs on the left, and the Daedalian Key should be right in front of you. To find the cabinet, take the path left of the stairs you came from.
Daedalian Key #13: Near the Map Chamber Floo Flame
Fast-travel to The Map Chamber Floo Flame, turn around, head up the two spiral staircases, and go through the metal door. Climb down the stairs on the left and follow the path ahead until you reach a sleeping dragon statue. In front of the statue, you’ll find the flying Daedalian Key. After triggering the key, go to the left and up the two sets of stairs to find the cabinet.
Daedalian Key #14: Near Faculty Tower Floo Flame
Fast-travel to Faculty Tower Floo Flame, go straight ahead (south), and enter the first door on the right. After you enter the room, you can find the cabinet under the stairs in the western corner. Cast Revelio to highlight it. To find the Daedalian Key, go up the stairs in front of you and cast Revelio at the top to highlight the key. Approach the key and follow it back to the cabinet under the stairs.
Daedalian Key #15: Hospital Wing Floo Flame
Fast-travel to Hospital Wing Floo Flame, turn around and go down the spiral staircase. The cabinet is on the left near the scared wizard statue, and the Daedalian Key is in the corridor to the right.
Daedalian Key #16: Clock Tower Courtyard Floo Flame
For the final Daedalian Key, you’ll need to progress the main story until you learn Alohomora Spell during The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament Main Quest, which allows you to open Level 1 locked doors. Fast-travel to Clock Tower Courtyard Floo Flame and open the locked wooden door to the left of the alley leading to the courtyard. After opening the door, go up the stairs to find the Daedalian Key on this wooden balcony. Once you approach and trigger the key, head up the nearby stairs to find the cabinet.
Now that you’ve collected all House Tokens, return to your common room and insert all the tokens into the House Chest. Return to Nellie once more in the Transfiguration Courtyard of The Astronomy Wing to complete The Daedalian Keys in Hogwarts Legacy.