If you’re wondering which spells players will be able to use in Hogwarts Legacy, our guide has everything you need to know about the abilities you’ll use to survive the Wizarding World of the 1800s.
With Hogwarts Legacy slowly approaching its launch, it has already cemented itself as one of the ‘must plays’ of 2023. Whether you’re an avid fan of the Wizarding World universe or are simply intrigued to see what the next generation of Harry Potter-inspired games will look like, Hogwarts Legacy has plenty to offer.
While the game has an ancestral portrayal of the school and its open-world, several of the core spells and abilities are not. Along with all these spells, you also get sorted into your house, pick your wand, and explore the world’s confirmed locations via mounts.
A Harry Potter game wouldn’t be complete without a whole plethora of spells and abilities, though, so here are all of the different charms, jinxes, hexes, and curses we know will be available in Hogwarts Legacy.
While we’ve only seen a sneak peek into the Hogwarts Legacy spellbook, abilities can largely be split into three different categories: offensive, defensive, and finishers.
Avalanche Software’s gameplay showcases have given fans a closer look at a few more spells, and hinted at another offensive spell fans didn’t get a full demonstration of.
As more spells trickle out from the shadows, we’ll be sure to update this page, but here are all the abilities we know about so far.
As you can guess from the name, defensive spells are all about minimizing the amount of damage a player takes in battle.
|Spell/Ability||What it does|
|Focus Potion||Speeds up spell cooldowns|
|Mandrake plant||Stuns enemies around the player|
|Protego||Deflects oncoming spells away from user|
|Rock Skin Potion||Reduces incoming damage|
|Wiggenweld Potion||Heals/Increases health|
Offensive spells are the ones you’ll learn about in Defense Against the Dark Arts, but whether you choose to use them or not is entirely up to you. Devastate enemies with fireballs, or strike them down with lightning; your surroundings bow to your whim.
|Spell/Ability||What it does|
|Accio||Pulls enemies through the air towards you and breaks purple shields|
|Avada Kedavra||Instantly kills an enemy (has a very long cooldown)|
|Confringo||Causes an explosion on the enemy|
|Crucio||Locks an enemy in place and deals continuous damage|
|Descendo||Launch an enemy up in the air then slam them back down to earth|
|Diffindo||Slices enemies and objects|
|Imperio||Makes an enemy fight for you|
|Incendio||Sets an enemy on fire|
|Levioso||Lifts enemies into the air and breaks yellow shields|
|Lumos||Lights the end of your wand|
|Oppugno||Causes an object to fly at an enemy|
|Petrificus Totalus||Lock enemies in a full body bind, freezing them in place and oftentimes one-shotting them|
|Stupefy||Stuns enemies in combat|
|Unknown Spell (“Powerful Magic”)||Transform into energy to zip around the battlefield|
|Venomous Tentacula plant||Spits poison at enemies which damages over time|
Essential spells are spells players can learn and use outside of combat. Essentially spells are integral to progressing through certain sidequests and story missions.
|Spell||What it does|
|Revelio||Reveals concealed and hidden objects, messages, etc.|
|Wingardium Leviosa||Lifts small objects and animals up in the air|
Set your enemies ablaze and slammed them into a pulp? Round it all off with a devastating Finisher to make sure they don’t get up to any more mischief.
While we don’t know the names of these devastating abilities just yet, here’s a rundown of what they do.
|Finisher||What it does|
|Finisher 1||Summons a lightning strike from above to completely destroy enemies|
|Finisher 2||Picks enemies up and slams them around before dealing a deadly final blow|
So that’s all of the different spells and abilities we know about in Hogwarts Legacy so far. Looking to keep up with all of the latest news about Portkey’s Harry Potter adventure? Be sure to check out our dedicated main page and other content listed below.
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