Hogwarts Legacy: How To Unlock All Spells

February 9, 2023

Hogwarts Legacy is an action role-playing video game developed by Avalanche Software and set in the Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling.

The game features 34 spells that you can use to interact with the world and defend yourself against enemies.

Except for Altering Spell, which comes from an optional Side Quest, most of the spells in the game are unlocked through story progression and completing Assignment Quests given by Hogwarts Professors.

If you are a diligent student and learn all spells in Hogwarts Legacy, you will unlock The Spell Master Trophy/Achievement to show it off. The three Unforgivable Curses are not required to unlock the trophy.

Throughout this guide, you’ll learn about all the spells available, what they can do, and how to unlock them in Hogwarts Legacy.

All Essential Spells Locations

All the Essential Spells are unlocked through story progression, and they are the basic kit for every wizard or witch.

They can be viewed in the top left corner of the magic spell menu screen by pressing DPad Right on your controller.

These spells can be cast at any time and do not require to equip them in one of the four slots.

Hogwarts Legacy Essential Spells
Spell Name:Description:How To Unlock:
Basic CastDeals minor damage to enemies and objects. Tap (R2)/(RT) to cast.Story Progression Unlock – at the start of The Path to Hogwarts Main Quest.
RevelioHighlights a variety of useful and interactive targets in the world.Story Progression Unlock – after completing The Path to Hogwarts Main Quest.
ProtegoProtects against a variety of attacks, including spell casts, weapon strikes, and more. Cast with (△)/(Y). Waiting to cast Protego until the last moment before an impact results in a Perfect Protego that damages melee attackers and reflects projectiles back, breaking enemy shields.Story Progression Unlock – after completing The Path to Hogwarts Main Quest.
StupefyStuns enemies, making them easy targets for follow-up spells. It deals no direct damage, but stunned enemies take extra damage, indicated by gold numbers. It also breaks enemy Shield Charms (except on Hard difficulty). When successfully deflecting an incoming attack with Protego, keep (△)/(Y) held to cast a Stupefy counter-attack at whichever enemy you choose to target.Story Progression Unlock
Ancient Magic ThrowSummons and then throws special environmental objects at the targeted enemy. Particularly useful for breaking through Shield Charms. Cast with (R1)/(RB) when that prompt is hovering over an object.Story Progression Unlock – after completing the Welcome to Hogsmeade Main Quest.
Ancient MagicWhen at least one segment of your Ancient Magic Meter is full, you can cast devastating Anicnet Magic attacks that deal massive damage and break Shield Charms. Cast with (L1)+(R1) / (RB)+(LB) when you use the prompt over an enemy’s head.Story Progression Unlock – after completing the Welcome to Hogsmeade Main Quest.
AlohomoraGrants access to a variety of locked rooms and containers throughout the world but require magical prowess to perform successfully. Cast with (▢) – PS / (X) – Xbox when prompted near a valid lock.Story Progression Unlock – after completing The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament Main Quest.
Petrificus TotalusPowerful enough to bind most enemies permanently, but more dangerous foes will only take some damage and then quickly break free from the effect. Sneak up undetected to an enemy and press (▢) – PS / (X) – Xbox when prompted to cast.Story Progression Unlock – after completing Secrets of the Restricted Section Main Quest.

All Control Spells Locations

The Control Spells are marked with Yellow and allow you to destroy the Yellow Shields.

These spells are used to solve puzzles or for crowd control against enemies.

Hogwarts Legacy Control Spells
Spell Name:Description:How To Unlock:
Arresto MomentumSlows both objects and enemies, giving you extra time to plan your next move.Assignment Unlock – after completing Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 2.
GlaciusFreezes enemies, increasing the damage they take from follow-up attacks.Assignment Unlock – after completing Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 1.
LeviosoLevitates objects and enemies. Useful for solving puzzles and surprising enemies alike.Story Progression Unlock – after completing Defence Against the Dark Arts Main Quest.
TransformationTransforms objects and enemies into alternate forms, whether puzzle solutions or harmless knickknacks.Assignment Unlock – after completing Professor Weasley’s Assignment.

All Force Spells Locations

Hogwarts Legacy Force Spells have a purple color and allow you to break shields with the same color.

These Force Spells are versatile, allowing you to control objects, the environment, or enemies, giving you an edge in every fight.

Hogwarts Legacy Force Spells
Spell Name:Description:How To Unlock:
AccioSummons a variety of objects and enemies to close range. Certain magical and heavy objects require sustained effort to pull close. When a summoned object reaches you, you will automatically cast Wingardium Leviosa to continue levitating and controlling it without the need for additional button inputs.Story Progression Unlock – after completing Charms Class Main Quest.
DepulsoRepels many types of objects and enemies with considerable force. Although it deals no direct damage to foes, enemies and objects alike can be launched into each other the destructive results. Also useful for pushing and spinning objects for a variety of purposes.Assignment Unlock – after completing Professor Sharp’s Assignment 1.
DescendoDeals no direct damage, but objects and enemies that are slammed to the ground will suffer considerable impact damage. Airborne enemies will take even greater damage upon hitting the ground.Assignment Unlock – after completing Professor Onai’s Assignment.
FlipendoFlips objects and enemies upwards and backwards. With its short cooldown, it is excellent for setting up and extending juggles. Its ability to flip objects instantly is useful for solving puzzles and exploiting certain enemies’ weaknesses.Assignment Unlock – after Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2.

All Damage Spells Locations

The Damage Spells in Hogwarts Legacy are associated with the color Red, and they are used to deal damage against enemies and the environment.

Their main purpose is to create destruction.

Hogwarts Legacy Damage Spells
Spell Name:Description:How To Unlock:
ConfringoA long-range bolt that deals damage on impact. Enemies hit with fire-based attacks will continue to take damage for a few seconds, during which time collisions will result in incendiary bursts.Story Progression Unlock – after completing In the Shadow of the Undercroft Main Quest.
DiffindoSlashes objects and enemies from afar, dealing considerable damage.Assignment Unlock –Professor Sharp’s Assignment 2.
ExpelliarmusDisarms wands and weapons from most enemies who wield them. Also deals damage to all enemies, even if they do not carry a weapon.Assignment Unlock – Professor Hecat’s Assignment 2.
BombardaDeals heavy damage on impact, accompanied by an explosion that can destroy heavy obstacles and hit surrounding enemies.Assignment Unlock – Professor Howin’s Assignment
IncendioIts range is short and requires you to be close to the target. This spell deals significant damage and lights certain objects on fire. Enemies hit with fire-based attacks will continue to take damage for a few seconds, during which time collisions will result in incendiary bursts.Assignment Unlock – Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1.

All Utility Spells Locations

The main purpose of the Utility Spells is to aid you in exploring and solving puzzles.

Hogwarts Legacy Utility Spells
Spell Name:Description:How To Unlock:
DisillusionmentCauses you to blend into your surroundings, making it more difficult for others to perceive you. Perfect for sneaking or approaching enemies undetected to be able to cast Petrificus Totalus.Story Progression Unlock – after completing Secrets of the Restricted Section Main Quest.
LumosAllows you to see in the dark areas or solve puzzles that require extra light.Story Progression Unlock – after completing The Path to Hogwarts Main Quest.
ReparoAllows you to quickly return certain damage objects to their former states.Assignment Unlock – Professor Ronen’s Assignment.
Wingardium LeviosaLevitates and controls a movable object. Control its position with your movement and use Up/Down/Left/Right to fine-tune its distance and rotation. Wingardium Leviosa is automatically cast on objects summoned to you with Accio.Assignment Unlock – Professor Garlick’s Assignment 1.

All Transfiguration Spells Locations

Transfiguration Spells are used in the Room of Requirement for various purposes, and they cannot be equipped in one of the four spell slots.

Hogwarts Legacy Transfiguration Spells
Spell Name:Description:How To Unlock:
Conjuring SpellConjures items into existence when cast within the Room of Requirement.Story Progression Unlock – after completing The Room of Requirement Main Quest.
Altering SpellAlter the physical forms and features of items when cast within the Room of Requirement.After completing Interior Decorating Side Quest.
EvanescoVanishes items and returns moonstones when cast within the Room of Requirement.Story Progression Unlock – after completing The Room of Requirement Main Quest.

All Unforgivable Curses Locations

The Unforgivable Curses can be obtained during Sebastian Sallow’s relationship questline, where you’ll have to pick specific dialogues.

If you don’t pick the correct dialogues during this quest, you’ll not unlock the Unforgivable Curses.

Hogwarts Legacy Unforgivable Curses
Curse Name:Description:How To Unlock:
Avada KedavraKills enemies instantly.After completing In the Shadow of the Relic Side Quest.
CrucioCauses most enemies to writhe in pain as they take damage over time. Also curses the victim – and cursed enemies take extra damage.After completing In the Shadow of the Study Side Quest.
ImperioTemporarily forces enemies to fight as if they were your companion. While under your control, they take reduced damage from other enemies to prolong their allegiance to you. Also curses the victim – and cursed enemies take extra damage.After completing In the Shadow of Time Side Quest.

All Grooming Spells Locations

While labeled as Utility Spells, these Grooming Spells are used to brush, feed or capture beasts.

Hogwarts Legacy Grooming Spells
Spell Name:Description:How To Unlock:
Beast Petting BrushA brush that can be used to groom beastsStory Progression Unlock – after completing Beasts Class Main Quest.
Beast FeedFood for beastsStory Progression Unlock – after completing Beasts Class Main Quest.
Nab-SackA charmed bag that can be used to rescue and hold beastsStory Progression Unlock – after completing The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and the Loom Main Quest.

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