Hogwarts Legacy: How to Defeat a Troll

In Hogwarts Legacy, discover how to kill and defeat a troll, one of the toughest enemies in the game!

How to Defeat a Troll - Hogwarts Legacy

How to Defeat a Troll in Hogwarts Legacy

Trolls can be defeated by using spells, basic magic attacks, ancient magic, and consumables like Chomping CabbageThe best way to defeat a troll in Hogwarts Legacy is to keep your distance, defending against boulders with Protego spells.  You can use a combination of control spells to slow the troll down do damage and eventually kill it.  In this guide, we will show you how to defeat a troll, and what type of loot you can expect.

Trolls Mechanics and Attacks

Depending on the troll you encounter, you have to either Protego, Dodge, or all three. The visual indicator for Protego is yellow, while Red shows when you need to dodge. Also, some trolls have a three-pronged attack, where they will do two red dodgeable attacks, finished off by an over-the-top attack that can be deflected with Protego.

In general, keep your distance. The troll will typically pick up a rock and throw it at you. This is easy to counter with Protego, and if you have ancient magic throw talent, you can fling the rock back at the troll. If the rock hits, it will stun the troll briefly allowing 1-2 spells to be cast. You can use dodge to create space. The Swift talent in the Core enhances the dodge ability. Once selected, you can create massive space between you in the troll by holding down dodge. This is useful because the troll telegraphs the rock and is much easier to see at a distance.

Lastly, combine ancient magic with throwable consumable items like Chinese Chomping Cabbage. Ancient Magic spell will significantly lower the health of the troll and oftentimes stagger it. Items like Chomping Cabbage or Mandrake Root also do damage, and stun or slow down the troll. These help you do free damage and create space to detect incoming troll attacks.

Types of Trolls

Types of Trolls - Hogwarts Legacy

Throughout Hogwarts Legacy, you will find a variety of trolls with different strengths and weaknesses.  Below is a list of various trolls in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Armoured Troll
  • Fortified Troll
  • Forest Troll
  • Fighter Troll
  • River Troll
  • Mountain Troll
  • Quagmire Troll

Infamous Foes Trolls

Alexandria - Hogwarts Legacy Alexandria - Troll

There are two infamous trolls, The Riparian Troll and Alexandra’s Troll. Infamous enemies and foes are more powerful than normal enemies of these types. They are typically related to quest lines or other parts of the story and can be the most challenging of the enemy type. Killing and beating one of these trolls will progress the Defeat Infamous Foes challenge.

Achievements for Killing Troll

Defeat Troll Achievement - Howarts Legacy

You can earn a gear trait recipe by killing 15 trolls. Upon beating 15 trolls, The Cushioning III significantly decreased the damage taken from trolls. While not one of the best traits in Hogwarts, it’s something to add to your collection.

The Hogwarts Legacy achievement for trolls is Troll with the Punches. This gives you a bronze trophy or 15 gamerscore for surviving the troll attack on Hogsmeade. You can expect this to happen early in the game and an introduction to these deadly creatures.

The last important aspect of defeating trolls in Hogwarts Legacy is collecting their resources. Dead trolls leave Troll Bogeys, a key ingredient in invisibility potions. Therefore, make sure you always stop and beat trolls when you see them to collect this valuable resource.

Where to Find Trolls in Hogwarts Legacy

Troll Lair - Hogwarts Legacy

To find a troll, you can locate the Troll Lair icon on your map. This will have one troll and can be cleared out if you are looking for a challenge. You can also find trolls at these locations in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Clagmar Coast: Most southeast part of the entire map.
  • East Feldcroft: towards the far east near the edge of the map.
  • Marunweem Bridge: southeast of the map near the bridge and town.
  • North Poidsear Coast: southeast of the map after a steep drop off a cliff.
  • South Poidsear Coast: southeast part of the map, near two bodies of water.
  • South Marunweem: southeast part of the map, near Poidsear Coast.
  • South Manor Cape: southeast part of the map, near Clagmar Coast.
  • West Feldcroft: towards the western edge near the water.

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