Hogwarts Legacy- How to Solve Animal Door Puzzle

Are you wondering how to open the weird door with a bunch of animal figures on it?

Well, that is one of the trickiest puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy and we are here to help you solve it.

Hogwarts Legacy- How to Solve Animal Door Puzzle

Hogwarts Legacy is by far the best Harry Potter game I have played. Although the game is not like the Harry Potter franchise in any way, the original story makes the game even more interesting to play.

Unlike other Harry Potter games, you are just not bound to school premises. You can very well visit the world around Hogwarts and there are tons of things to discover.

Apart from exploration, the game has so many other ways to keep you busy. An almost 40 hour long main story, side mission, potion brewing, rescuing magical beasts from poachers and taking care of them, and a lot of other stuff.

The game also features a lot of puzzles that you come across now and then. One of these would be the mysterious door that has animal figures engraved all around it. It is pretty difficult to figure out how to solve that puzzle and this is why we are here.

The Mysterious Animal Door Puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy:

These mysterious doors could be found in several places all over the castle. There is one near the Transfiguration Courtyard, one near the Great Hall, and so on.

When you go over to the door you would get an option to Reveal it.

Once you do that you would get a Mathematical Equation that might look very confusing. There would also be a picture of an animal in the equation too making you scratch your head more.

At the side of the door, there would be these things which you could roll.  Every roll would give you an animal sign similar to the one engraved on the door.  At this point, it is pretty much clear that you need to get the right animal sign to solve the puzzle. But the problem is you do not know which one.

Where to Find the Puzzle Solver?

In order to solve the puzzle you need to open the Hogwarts Map and then select Library Annex for the location. There would be a few Floo Networks here.

  • Potions Classroom
  • Central Hall
  • Divination Classroom
  • Library
  • Greenhouse

Now you would probably have the Central Hall floor network discovered through your early Hogwarts quests. Your location should be the Divination Classroom Floo Network. If you have it discovered then fine or else just go to the Central Hall.

Once you reach the central hall head upwards towards the door that leads you to the Great Hall Bridge. Instead of going out to the bridge, keeping the door on your right-hand side, head straight up the staircase in front of you. Then climb another spiral staircase until you reach the Divination Classroom Floo Network.

Head right and you would reach a wooden area that looks a lot like this:

Head straight and take the first right turn and you would find another one of those doors. However, this time you have a chest and a blackboard showing you how to solve the puzzle.

Open this chest and you would get the Arithmancy Study Guide Page. 

This page is torn from the Arithmancy Study Guide and has numbers assigned to the magical beasts.

So the animals engraved on the doors are basically magical beasts and they are all assigned to a number that would help you solve the puzzle. Take a screenshot of this or you can access it from your inventory. Just to the Field Guide and then the Inventory option. Now select Quest Items and you would get this.

How to solve the Magical Beast Door Puzzle to Unlock it?

If you take a look at the blackboard you would realize that the puzzle is actually simple. All you have to do is basic addition. The big number in the middle would be the sum of the numbers around it.

Take a look at the top equation. The sum is 21 and we have a symbol of a Goat and the number 11. So it should be 11+ Goat+ x = 21 (where x is the “?”).

Now we have to open the puzzle solver page and check what number is assigned to the Goat. The number would be 2 (you could check the puzzle guide above).

So now we have 11+2+x = 21.

Therefore x should be 8.

Now we have to check what magical beast is assigned to the number 8. That would be a Spider (you can check the guide above).

So you would have to roll the key next to the roll until you get a Spider. 

Solve both equations and assign the right magical beast to the right key to unlock the door. There would be some reward waiting for you inside.

I hope the guide was helpful. Please let us know in the comments section below. Also, follow FPS Index for more guides on Hogwarts Legacy.

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