Hogwarts Legacy Guide: All Ancient Magic Hotspot Locations.

Players gain an Ancient Magic meter when they complete the “Secrets of the Restricted Section” quest in Hogwarts Legacy. This may be upgraded by finding Hotspots of this magic scattered around the map.

There are 20 Ancient Magic Hotspots in total, found exclusively in the wild regions of The Highlands outside Hogsmeade and Hogwarts castle. Players do not need to see every Hotspot to upgrade their Ancient Magic meter, as it only has three possible upgrade tiers.

The first boost demands the player find two Hotspots, the second requires six, and the third and final enhancement only asks to discover twelve. These areas are easily spotted by a geyser of blue/white magic leaking from the ground when players use a flying mount in Hogwarts Legacy or their Broom to see these wellsprings from above.

Every Ancient Magic Hotspot Location in Hogwarts Legacy

As stated, players must search around the Ancient Magic Hotspot for three essences of the arcana sprouting from the ground. Using the Floo Flame fast travel system puts players in the best position to start exploring these areas.

Spells such as Incendio, Depulso, and Revelio help unlock or identify regions within the hotspots where essences are tougher to get, and Accio removes any obstacles that might hinder progress.

1. Floo Flame: North Ford Bog Entrance

  • Hotspot Location: Southwest of the Floo Flame in Hogwarts Legacy, across a road in that direction.
  • Essence #1: Immediately to the right of the Hotspot.
  • Essence #2: Behind some rocks after climbing a ruined wall.
  • Essence #3: In a room to the player’s left after they traverse a nearby platform.

2. Floo Flame: West Forbidden Forest

  • Hotspot Location: Close to the Giant Purple Toads Den, southwest of the Floo Flame, and to the left after crossing the hill in a building with a frog statue.
  • Essence #1: Directly inside the building.
  • Essence #2: Near the first statue, some spider webs block the way to the essence and a chest unless players cast Incendio on them.
  • Essence #3: Left of the first frog statue, players must jump to another statue’s area.

3. Floo Flame: Collector’s Cave

  • Hotspot Location: Towards the road northwest of the Floo Flame.
  •  Essence #1: Players that burn vines at this area’s entrance can find the first essence.
  •  Essence #2: A hole in the floor reached by breaking wooden bars with the Depulso spell in Hogwarts Legacy shows a switch in the wall, where Accio lowers the structure to the second essence.
  •  Essence #3: Players must defeat Inferi to access an area behind the wall where the final essence resides.

4. Floo Flame: West Hogwarts Valley

  •  Hotspot Location: Along the bottom of the cliffs, past a set of ruins to the northeast, and inside a broken building.
  •  Essence #1: Players must use their Broom to reach through a hole in the floor.
  •  Essence #2: Up several platforms to the left of the room, blocked by vines that can be brunt with Incendio.
  • Essence #3: At the entrance of the building, along the higher sections of the wall to the left.

5. Floo Flame: Brocburrow

  •  Hotspot Location: Before a treasure vault to the southwest, at the bottom of a collection of cliffs.
  •  Essence #1: Past a gate that players must use Depulso on to open after defeating wolves in the area.
  •  Essence #2: Past vines at the other end of the gate, in a room, players must use their Broom in Hogwarts Legacy to reach.
  •  Essence #3: The very top of the area has more vines the players must burn after flying upward.

6. Floo Flame: Brocburrow

  • Hotspot Location: Directly south, past the Kneazle Den, and west from a Spider Liar.
  •  Essence #1: Behind several spiderwebs that can be burned away with Incendio.
  •  Essence #2: Toward the back of the area, beyond more webs that spider enemies guard.
  •  Essence #3: After players climb a box to the left of the second essence, they can travel forward until reaching a hole leading to the last source of Ancient Magic.

7. Floo Flame: East Hogsmeade Valley

  •  Hotspot Location: The southwest road leads players to a right after it ends, then left soon after. A final right turn reveals the Hotspot.
  •  Essence #1: Past vines at the top of the ladder near the back of a room.
  • Essence #2: At the end of the platforms leading up from the room.
  •  Essence #3: Players must break a lock in the room using Depulso in Hogwarts Legacy to drop to another section underneath.
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8. Floo Flame: North Feldcroft

  •  Hotspot Location: Between a Small Bandit Camp and Merlin trial along the northeast road close to the shore.
  •  Essence #1: Within the ruins before the Bandit Camp, down a staircase.
  • Essence #2: In a building close to the ruins.
  •  Essence #3: Directly below the second essence after players fall into another room.

9. Floo Flame: Keenbridge

  •  Hotspot Location: Past a treasure vault east of the river, off the road leading south.
  •  Essence #1: In the building’s entrance, players can cast Incendio on the vines blocking the way in and Depulso on crates inside.
  •  Essence #2: Use Accio to maneuver crates; players can climb up to a different building section, where more crates block the essence.
  •  Essence #3: Across the platform with the crates on the other end of the room.

10. Flame: Keenbridge

  •  Hotspot Location: West of the Floo Flame, indicated by a chimney on the ground.
  •  Essence #1: Directly on the top of the chimney.
  •  Essence #2: Casting Revelio shows a location in Hogwarts Legacy with the essence to the southwest.
  • Essence #3: Within a field not too far east of the chimney.

11. Floo Flame: Keenbridge

  • Hotspot Location: To the northwest after passing Fatimah Lawang’s shop, then west from the large Landing Platform on top of a cliff.
  •  Essence #1: Crouching past the opening after burning more vines leads to a room with the essence on the right.
  •  Essence #2: Using Accio on a switch above after climbing a ladder reveals the next essence.
  •  Essence #3: Blocked by crates that can be pushed aside with Depulso after players climb another ladder.

12. Floo Flame: Feldcroft

  •  Hotspot Location: Northwest of a treasure vault directly north of the Floo Flame, on the road close to the shoreline.
  • Essence #1: Right at the very top of a ladder found at the start of the area on the map of Hogwarts Legacy.
  •  Essence #2: Hidden behind vines past the first essence.
  •  Essence #3: To the player’s left, blocked by crates easily dispersed with Depulso, creating a walkway to the final essence.

13. Floo Flame: Feldcroft

  • Hotspot Location: On a cliff to the east before the Landing Platform in that direction.
  •  Essence #1: In a ruin with multiple rooms outside the first area.
  • Essence #2: Toward the back of the ruins, past a few trolls.
  •  Essence #3: In a broken building to the right of the second essence.

 14. Floo Flame: Irondale

  • Hotspot Location: Next to a Landing Platform southwest of the Floo Flame and across a small stream.
  •  Essence #1: Within an abandoned castle to the right of its entrance.
  • Essence #2: Past a few platforms toward the top of the entrance’s room.
  • Essence #3: The final essence sits outside a treasure vault, south of the Hotspot and slightly east.

15. Floo Flame: Phoenix Mountain

  •  Hotspot Location: Using the southern road, the Hotspot rests past an intersection at the end of an adjacent path.
  •  Essence #1: Atop a locked house, bypassed with the Alohomora spell in Hogwarts Legacy or a broom flying to the roof.
  •  Essence #2: Simply inside the side entrance of the same building.
  • Essence #3: Depsulso breaks wooden planks blocking the house’s other entrance, then must be used again on rocks inside to find the third essence.

16. Floo Flame: South Poidsear Coast

  •  Hotspot Location: Next to a bridge to the south, on the road discovered by dropping past a cliff.
  •  Essence #1: On the other end of the bridge is a house with wooden planks that can be broken with Depulso.
  • Essence #2: A larger house beyond the first has a second essence beneath the floor.
  •  Essence #3: Accio pulls out a brick from the wall and opens a crate in a much larger room here. Climbing this crate to the top floor shows the final essence.
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17. Floo Flame: Marunweem Bridge

  •  Hotspot Location: Across the giant bridge at the end, near a Landing Platform.
  •  Essence #1: Repairing a set of platforms with Reparo in Hogwarts Legacy leads to this essence.
  • Essence #2: Using Accio on a block against a wall reveals a door that can only be opened if players have Alohomora Level 3. The essence lies past the door.
  •  Essence #3: At the bottom of the platforms, directly near the water below.

18. Floo Flame: Marunweem Lake

  •  Hotspot Location: North of the road next to the shore, in a set of ruins directly west of the path’s end to the east.
  •  Essence #1: Players can easily fly above the ruins in an area.
  •  Essence #2: In the central room, players must open two crates using Confringo to show Depulso mechanisms that open the door to the second essence.
  • Essence #3: Around the far end of the ruins, again accessed through a Broom.

19. Floo Flame: West Manor Cape

  • Hotspot Location: Where the “Cursed Tomb Treasure” quest in Hogwarts Legacy was near the back of a house east of the castle.
  •  Essence #1: Players can find the essence when using Levioso to climb one of the objects upward by using cubes that drop when striking the floor with a spell.
  •  Essence #2: On top of the rafters of the building.
  •  Essence #3: At the very top of the castle, through a door blocked by an Alohomora Level 3 door.

20. Floo Flame: Cragcroft Shore

  •  Hotspot Location: Down the cliff and southwest along the road on the eastern path, when the road forks around where a Merlin Trial happens.
  •  Essence #1: On top of the tower once players climb it.
  •  Essence #2: To the side on another platform from the top of the tower.
  • Essence #3: Along the northern face of the tower, seen from afar on a broom.
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About Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world RPG from Avalanche Studio. The game places the player in the wizarding school of Hogwarts, allowing them to witness the iconic locations as a character other than Harry Potter. 

The game has an expansive map that makes the game very immersive, even for people who are yet to read the books or watched the movie.

The mysterious, gripping storyline, with the vast areas to explored, either on foot or broomstick, makes it even more real life.

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