Scrope’s Last Hope – Hogwarts Legacy Quest

This walkthrough of “Scrope’s Last Hope”, a story mission exclusive to Slytherin characters, will help you find Scrope’s notes and explore a mysterious grotto.

  • Quest Type: Main Story
  • Location: Clock Tower Courtyard, The South Wing, Hogwarts Castle (map)
  • Requirements
  • Rewards
    • 260 XP

Note: As you do this quest, try to complete Professor Hecat’s Assignment 2: Dodge roll 10 times to avoid attacks, and use Incendio 5 times on enemies.

This mission starts in the Clock Tower Courtyard, so open your map and navigate to the South Wing. Then, find the closest Floo Flame to the quest marker, and magic your way there! Go to the well, and then find the statue indicated by the objective marker. In its beak, you’ll find the note from Scrope — collect it by pressing playstation square button/button xbox x v2.

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Next, follow the path of yellow dots on the minimap — they’ll lead you over the iconic bridge that leads south-southwest, away from the castle. Once you reach the other side of the bridge, look at the second rock on the left, where you’ll see the next note perched (1). You’d think you could cast a spell to grab it, but no, you’ve got to instead move the nearby crate (2). Target it and cast Levioso, then Accio, to bring it next to the note (3). You can then climb up onto the crate with playstation x button/button xbox a v2 and grab the note with playstation square button/button xbox x v2.

Again, follow the path on the minimap — it’ll lead you on a path south and then east down the hill (you can take a shortcut off-road if you’re impatient(1)) to the pumpkin patch. Once there, stand near the scarecrow and cast Revelio with button xbox dpad left — this will reveal a note in a pumpkin near the house (2). Hold playstation l2 button, aim at the pumpkin with the note, and tap playstation r2 button to Basic Cast the pumpkin to bits. You can then pick up the note.

Now you’ll need to again follow the path on your minimap, or simply head straight to the water’s edge by going north-northeast around the house. Make sure you Basic Cast and collect the moonstone on the left side of the path near the water (1) on your way there. Stand on the spot indicated by the objective marker (2) and a conversation will begin in which you’ll meet Scrope.

Your next objective is to the north, so start following the shoreline towards the objective marker (1). You’ll have to cross the water at one point to continue, but you’re slow in water, so try to only enter it where necessary. Be careful — shortly after crossing the first bit of water, you’ll be attacked by Stoneback Dugbogs. They can be pretty tough, so here are some tips:

  • Make use of your Ancient Magic Throw (playstation r1 button), there are a few rocks you can fling at the dugbogs.
  • Be ready to dodge, since a lot of their attacks cannot be blocked with Protego.
  • You can cast Levioso on them, but only while their tongue is explosed.

You’re also faster than the dugbogs, so worst come to worst, you can just run past them, Dark Souls style. Swim to the nearby island, sprint across it, then get back in the water and head through the narrow cleft in the cliffs ahead (2). You’ll enter a cave with dry land on the far side. Make your way to the pedestal (3) and press playstation square button/button xbox x v2 to place some toast on it — this will start a rather interesting cutscene.

When it ends, head through the newly opened hole in the wall to enter a room full of oddities. On the right behind the folding screen is a chest (1), open it with playstation square button/button xbox x v2 to gain access to the side quest “Ghost of Our Love”. Then turn around and go over to the table (2), where you can collect Apollonia Black’s Journal with playstation square button/button xbox x v2, starting a cutscene. Feel free to ask Richard Jackdaw some questions — I know I was curious about the toast — and then end the conversation.

Now you’ve got to go back the way you came, in order to meet Scrope. If you ran away from the Dugbogs, they’ll have followed you fairly close to the grotto, so be ready to run past them again — they don’t seem able to attack you while in the water (same as you). If you’re feeling braver, you can also choose to fight them this time! Scrope is right where you found him — don’t forget you can tap button xbox dpad up to have your compass guide you if you aren’t sure how to get back to Scrope.

That concludes this quest — the next Main Story quest is Jackdaw’s Rest, but before you do that, you’ll need to unlock Expelliarmus by completing Professor Hecat’s Assignment 2, so make sure you’ve done the requisite tasks.

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