Hogwarts Legacy might not have a spell book with 100 pages, but the spells that we do have are hard to master when fighting certain enemies, especially bosses. There are a total of 31 spells to use for both combat and utility, and in this Hogwarts Legacy Spell Casting Guide, we will go over each spell, what they do, as well as some combos that will blast enemies to bits with ease.
What Spells Are There In Hogwarts Legacy?
There are a total of 31 spells available in-game to use, and some are vital for fighting enemies, while others can help you find your way through the dark, unlock puzzles, and even make items vanish before your very eyes. Spells are broken down into seven different categories; Essential Spells, Control Spells, Force Spells, Damage Spells, Utility Spells, Transfiguration Spells, and Unforgivable Curses. Each of these categories comes with its benefits but let's discuss every spell in each category, and what they do.
- Basic Cast: Deals minor damage to enemies and objects.
- Revelio: Highlights a variety of useful and interactive targets in the world, including hidden objects, puzzle items, loot, enemies, and more.
- Protego: Protects against a variety of attacks - casting a perfect Protego causes projectiles to be launched at the attacker
- Stupefy: Stuns enemies and makes them an easy target for more spells. It deals no direct damage but stunned enemies take extra damage. Stupefy will also be cast automatically if you continue to hold down the Protego button after you have blocked an attack.
- Ancient Magic Throw: Summons and throws special environmental objects at an enemy.
- Ancient Magic: When at least one segment of your ancient magic meter is full, you can cast a devastating Ancient Magic attack that deals massive damage and breaks shield charms.
- Alohomora: Grants access to a variety of rooms and containers
- Petrificus Totalus: Powerful enough to bind most enemies permanently but more dangerous foes will only take some damage and break free from the effect. Sneak up undetected and press the button when prompted to cast.
- Arresto Momentum: Slows objects and enemies
- Glacius: Freezes enemies and increases damage taken from follow-up attacks
- Levioso: Levitates objects and enemies
- Transformation: Transforms objects and enemies into alternate forms.
- Accio: Summons a variety of objects and enemies to close range. Also immediately casts Wingardium Leviosa to continue levitation of enemies and objects without having to cast a separate spell
- Depulso: Repels many objects and enemies will considerable force - does not do direct damage.
- Descendo: Deals no direct damage but objects and enemies that are slammed to the ground will take impact damage.
- Flipendo: Flips objects and enemies upwards and backward.
- Confringo: A long-ranged bolt that deals damage on impact and causes the enemy to take continued fire damage for a few seconds.
- Diffindo: Slashes objects and enemies from afar dealing considerable damage.
- Expelliarmus: Disarms wands and weapons from most enemies.
- Bombarda: Deals heavy damage on impact and also causes an explosion that does AoE damage.
- Incendio: Short-ranged attack Deals significant damage and lights enemies on fire, enemies hit with fire-based attacks will continue to take damage for a few seconds.
- Disillusionment: Causes you to blend in with your surroundings making it more difficult for others to perceive you. Perfect for sneaking and not being detected by enemies.
- Lumos: Allows you to see in the dark.
- Reparo: Repairs broken objects
- Wingardium Leviosa: Levitates and controls a movable object
- Conjuring Spell: Conjures items into existence when cast in the room of requirement.
- Altering Spell: Alter the physical forms and features of items when in the room of requirement.
- Evanesco: Vanishes items and returns moonstones when in the room of requirement.
- Avada Kedavra: Kills enemies instantly
- Crucio: Causes most enemies to writhe in pain as they take damage over time. Also curses the victim, and cursed enemies take extra damage.
- Imperio: Temporarily forces enemies to fight as if they were your companion. While under your control they take reduced damage from enemies to prolong their allegiance to you. Curses the victim and cursed enemies take extra damage.
How Do Combos Work in Hogwarts Legacy?
While there are a lot of spells, not every one of them can be used in battle. Let's take the Utility Spells for example. Most of these are used to help you progress in terms of the main storyline and side quests, rather than to fend off an angry Troll. Combos are pretty simple to understand in the game, but hard to master, as there are so many different combinations to try. Combos are performed when you use several different attacks one after the other to create a combination.
Best Spell Combos To Use in Hogwarts Legacy
While there are plenty of spells to just spam and hope for the best, there are combos that really do come in handy when you are fighting bosses and enemies above your level. Here are a few of the combos we have discovered that really help turn the tide in any battle:
- Levioso, Basic Cast, Basic Cast, Accio, Basic Cast
- This one is great for crowd control (CC), meaning when you have more than one enemy attacking at once. Not only will you do more damage to an enemy that is levitated, but you will be able to keep one from attacking you while you handle the others. Accio not only levitates them, but it pulls them closer to you, making it much easier to slam them with basic attacks or even a close-range attack such as Incendio.
- Accio, Basic Cast, Incendio, Depulso
- This combo is huge when you are fighting enemies that used ranged attacks for a majority of the fight. It closes the gap between you and the enemy, making dodging even easier, as well as setting them ablaze. When the enemy on fire runs toward other targets, Incendio has a chance to explode and hit other targets as well, meaning you do Area of Effect (AoE) damage to multiple enemies rather than one. Then by casting Depulso, you create that gap between you and the enemy once more, allowing for you to roll and dodge, as well as give you time to cast Protego to give you a shield if need be.
- Expelliarmus, Basic Cast, Basic Cast, Levioso, Basic Cast
- Disarming an enemy is huge, especially when fighting with goblins that are trying to hack you to bits with an axe. There are also talent points that cause Expelliarmus to have the same effect as a curse (meaning the enemy will take more damage when cursed) so you can boost your damage monumentally by using this ability as a starter. Then basic casts, in turn, will also do more damage. Levioso is used here to control the target so you can slap them with a few more basic casts before restarting the combo again to disarm them. You will always have the upper hand if the enemy has no weapon to slap you with!