The entire appeal of creating your own student in Hogwarts Legacy is getting to live the life of a young witch or wizard in the titular academy. Just like the source material, the game doesn’t dwell too much on the more boring aspects of student life, but becoming a powerful spellcaster will require you to learn from those wiser than yourself.
The more spells you learn, the more you can do in and out of combat. Of course, there are only so many spells that can be included in a game, but if you want to know if you can cast your favorite, and how to learn it, pay attention to our lesson on every spell in Hogwarts Legacy. And of course, we have a standalone guide on how to learn Avada Kedavra.
Spells can be learned in a few ways in Hogwarts Legacy. The most common way is to complete assignments given out by the cast of professors you will meet. Nearly every spell is optional for going through the main game, but it is well worth doing these assignments after you attend that professor’s class for the first time to give yourself as many options as possible.
The other way spells can be learned is through quests. Most you won’t miss, but some are from optional sidequests.
No matter how you learn the spell, you will still need to complete a small minigame to use it. To complete the minigame, you simply need to trace your wand around a specific pattern before a red light catches up to you. If it does, you need to start over.
|Spell||How to unlock||What it does|
|Alohomora||Main story quest “The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament”||Unlocks doors|
|Ancient Magic Throw||Main story quest “Welcome to Hogsmeade”||Conjures and throws environmental objects at enemies|
|Ancient Magic||Main story quest “Welcome to Hogsmeade”||Allows you to cast Ancient Magic attacks when your meter fills|
|Basic Cast||Main story quest “The Path to Hogwarts”||Your basic magic attack|
|Petrificus Totalus||Main story quest “Secrets of the Restricted Section”||Restricts enemy movements|
|Protego||Main story quest “The Path to Hogwarts”||Protects you from incoming attacks|
|Revelio||Main story quest “The Path to Hogwarts”||Highlights interactable objects|
|Stupefy||Main story quest “The Path to Hogwarts”||Stuns enemies|
|Beast Feed||Main story quest “Beasts Class”||Feeds beasts|
|Beast Petting Brush||Main story quest “Beasts Class”||Lets you brush beasts|
|Disillusionment||Main story quest “Secrets of the Restricted Section”||Turns you invisible|
|Lumos||Main story quest “The Path to Hogwarts”||Lights up the dark|
|Nab-sack||Main story quest “The Elf, the Nab-sack, and the Loom”||A bag that holds beasts|
|Reparo||Assignment “Professor Ronen’s Assignment”||Repairs an object|
|Wingardium Leviosa||Assignment “Professor Garlick’s Assignment 1”||Levitates an object|
|Arresto Momentum||Assignment “Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 2”||Slows down objects and enemies|
|Glacius||Assignment “Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 1”||Freezes enemies|
|Levioso||Main story quest “Defence Against the Darks Arts Class”||Levitates enemies|
|Transformation||Assignment “Professor Weasley’s Assignment”||Turns enemies in object, and objects into other objects|
|Accio||Main story quest “Charms Class”||Pulls objects|
|Descendo||Assignment “Professor Onai’s Assignment”||Slams target into the ground|
|Depulso||Assignment “Professor Sharp’s Assignment 1”||Repels incoming objects|
|Flipendo||Assignment “Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2”||Knock target back|
|Bombarda||Assignment “Professor Howin’s Assignment||Heavy impact damage|
|Confringo||Main story quest “In the Shadow of the Undercroft”||Long-range fire attack|
|Diffindo||Assignment “Professor Sharp’s Assignment 2”||Slashing attack|
|Expelliarmus||Assignment “Professor Hecat’s Assignment 2”||Disarming spell|
|Incendio||Assignment “Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1”||Heavy fire damage|
|Altering Spell||Sidequest “Interior Decorating”||Changes item appearance|
|Conjuring Spell||Main story quest “The Room of Requirement”||Creates an item|
|Evanesco||Main story quest “The Room of Requirement”||Deletes items and creates a Moonstone|
|Avada Kedavra||Relationship quest “In the Shadow of the Relic”||Killing curse|
|Crucio||Relationship quest “In the Shadow of the Study”||Causes target to take damage over time|
|Imperio||Relationship quest “In the Shadow of Time”||Turns enemies into teammates|
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