Hogwarts Legacy - How To Get A Graphorn Mount And Pet
You can get a Graphorn mount and pet in Hogwarts Legacy.
The Hogwarts Legacy Graphorn is a formidable animal. While others will simply run away at the sight of you, leading to a minigame where you attempt to capture them, this creature is far deadlier. Our Hogwarts Legacy Graphorn guide is here to help you obtain this beast as a mount, as well as how you can find others in the wild later on.
How to get the San Bakar's Trial Graphorn mount in Hogwarts Legacy
Before we get started, we encourage you to check out our Vivarium magical beasts guide just so you're aware of this particular gameplay mechanic and the related Room of Requirement function. Now, to be clear, the Hogwarts Legacy Graphorn is currently the only ground mount in the game. It also won't become available until you complete San Bakar's Trial, which is one of the last few main quests in the campaign. As such, you'll just need to progress further until it becomes available in your quest tab.
Once you do start San Bakar's Trial, you'll go to Cragcroft Shore, which is in the southern half of the world map. Use Incendio or Confringo on the vines to reveal a Graphorn carving. From there, you're tasked with capturing a Graphorn. Its den is located in Clagmar Coast, at the southeastern tip of the map. You can use your broom or flying mount to reach the location faster.
The Hogwarts Legacy Graphorn is unlike most other Fantastic Beasts that you've seen before since it's a boss encounter. Its has very basic attacks: it'll simply charge and ram you. But, it's also got a tough hide that's able to withstand a lot of damage. Apart from your Ancient Magic and Ancient Magic Throw, only your red spells (i.e., Expelliarmus, Incendio, Confringo, and Bombarda) will be able to deplete its health.
Focus on the fight and dodge-roll when necessary. Once you've taken it out, a short cutscene will play and you're presented with a choice:
- Kneel - Show the creature that you're not a threat.
- Attack - Subjugate the creature with your might.
Either way, your character will ride the Graphorn. You'll be able to use its special charge ability. You can activate this by holding down the attack button. It will bulldoze enemies, as well as ram through barricades. However, its stamina will also get depleted quickly.
In any case, follow the waypoints on your minimap and travel along the road until you make it back to the trial grounds. Talk to the Keepers to conclude the San Bakar's Trial quest in Hogwarts Legacy.
Can you capture and tame a Graphorn while exploring?
Yes, it's possible to capture and tame a Graphorn in Hogwarts Legacy even if you're free-roaming. However, you still need to complete San Bakar's Trial.
Once you've done that, return to the Graphorn den in the southeast corner of the map. You still need to fight the creature that's waiting for you here and the same mechanics apply (i.e., only red spells and Ancient Magic will deal damage).
After defeating the Graphorn, you can cast the Nab-sack to bring the animal back to your Vivarium. This way, you can have multiple Graphorns in your sanctuary. Don't forget to pet and feed them so you can acquire the Graphorn Horn material.
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