Hogwarts Legacy door puzzle guide: How to unlock Arithmancy doors

Hogwarts Legacy animal symbol doorAvalanche Software/Warner Bros. Games

The Hogwarts Legacy door puzzles are scattered around the wizarding school and solving them can be extremely difficult if you don’t know the correct animal symbols, luckily for you, there’s a cheat sheet that makes solving them incredibly simple.

Whether you are cruising through the main story of Hogwarts Legacy or enjoying all of the detours before you get back to it, you are bound to run into one of the many puzzle activities of Legacy’s open world.

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Whether it’s Disillusionment Chests, empty frame puzzles, or the hundreds of Field Guide Pages scattered across the landscape, it feels so satisfying to uncover the mysteries of the wizarding world.

Despite this, one puzzle is leaving a lot of students confused and that’s the animal symbol puzzle doors. While these can be unlocked through trial and error, it can waste a lot of time and luckily we’ve got an easy solution.

Using the cheat sheet below, you’ll be able to open every animal symbol puzzle door in Hogwarts Legacy in an instant.

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How to unlock Hogwarts Legacy door puzzles: Animal symbol guide

Animal symbol puzzle door Hogwarts LegacyAvalanche Software/Warner Bros. Games
This cheat sheet makes solving the animal puzzle doors simple and easy.

Interacting with the doors will result in a puzzle appearing on the blackboard, requiring you to work out the values of the animals to reach the correct number. This can be done by spinning the question mark buttons which can be found in the nearby area.

A lot of players assume that the animals around the door will correlate to 1 through 10, but this isn’t the case and you wouldn’t know this until you locate a specific piece of paper that reveals the answers. As showcased above, the cheat sheet can be found in the class directly above the Divination Classroom Floo Flame, in a chest next to the blackboard.

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However, as seen above, we’ve included the sheet here to make it easy for you to solve the puzzle doors and you can check out the list of values below:

  • Demiguise – 0
  • Unicorn – 1
  • Dragon – 2
  • Hydra – 3
  • Owl – 4
  • Quintaped – 5
  • Salamander – 6
  • Octopus – 7
  • Spider – 8
  • Snake – 9

Now, simply spin the question marks until you’ve landed on the correct animals and the puzzle door will open, offering you a nice set of rewards.

For example, the image below showcases the puzzle door next to the Charms Classroom floo flames. This is the door the majority of new students will run into, as you’re sent to Charms Class as one of your first lessons at Hogwarts.

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To solve the puzzle door below, the values would be Dragon and Octopus.

Remember, this cheat sheet will work for every animal symbol puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy, so don’t hesitate to track them all down.

Hogwarts Legacy animal symbol doorAvalanche Software/Warner Bros. Games
The puzzle becomes easy once you know the value of each animal.

Hopefully, this guide has prevented you from getting frustrated with the animal puzzle doors and unlocked all the collectibles inside.

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