Hogwarts Legacy: How to defeat the Armored Troll boss? Hogwarts Legacy guide
The Troll in Armor is the first major boss in the Legacy of Hogwarts game. This tutorial page explains when you meet the troll, how to avoid the boss's attacks, how to weaken the troll and how to win the duel with the quest boss Welcome to Hogsmeade.
Last update: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
This page of the Hogwarts Legacy guide contains a description of the fight with the Armored Troll boss - you encounter this strong enemy in the Welcome to Hogsmeade main quest. You will learn when the boss appears, how to avoid the troll's charges, how to weaken the boss and how to defeat the troll by activating a special Ancient Magic attack.
Location of fighting the Armored Troll
The Armored Troll is the first main boss and possibly the first troll you'll encounter in Hogwarts Legacy.
You fight the troll the end of the Welcome to Hogsmeade main quest. After you collect supplies from the shops, trolls will attack the town and you have to face one of them. Your companion (Sebastian or Natsai) will also participate in the battle, but you cannot give them commands.
Later in the game, you can encounter other trolls as "regular" monsters and mini-bosses in the Infamous Foes locations. Then the general assumptions of the fight are similar.
Boss fight description
During the fight, watch out for red circles - dodge (Circle/B) to avoid damage.
The troll should hit an obstacle - this will make him an easy target for a short time. Keep casting spells to gradually deplete his health points.
During combat, you will automatically unlock Ancient Magic Throw. The throw button icon (R1/RB on the gamepad) may appear next to the objects in the environment - quickly press the right key to grab these objects from a distance and throw them at the troll. They can deal a lot of damage.
After depleting the troll's entire energy bar, you must finish him off. You can use a special attack called Ancient Magic (L1+R1/LB+RB) for the first time. It deals a lot of damage.
When facing other trolls later in the game, you can activate Ancient Magic whenever at least 1 blue special attack bar is full. You won't have to wait with it until the end of the fight.