Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1 is the second Hogwarts Legacy main quest of the second chapter in the video game developed by Avalanche Software, and it revolves around a series of training lessons that will improve your skills as a wizard or witch.
Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1 in Hogwarts Legacy also allows you to unlock the Incendio Spell, which is mandatory for progressing the story and one of the requirements for starting the next main quest named Secrets of the Restricted Section. The quest involves three trials you must complete.
Where To Find Professor Hecat
Professor Hecat is found in the Defence Against The Dark Arts Classroom. You may remember the said Classroom where you dueled for the first time. After finishing The Locket’s Secret (the previous main quest), open your map and select the Astronomy Wing from the list of Floo Flames Locations. Now, select the Defence Against The Dark Arts Classroom Floo Flame to find Hecat.
After talking to her, she’ll tell you that the next spell you’ll learn is Incendio, but you must complete several tasks before that—specifically 3.
How To Win Two Rounds of Crossed Wands
For the first two tasks you must complete for Hecat, you must win two rounds of Crossed Wands.
Or, simply put, you need to complete the following two side quests:
- Crossed Wands Round 1
- Crossed Wands Round 2
These two side-quests become available early in the game. To access them, you’ll need to find Lucan Brattleby in The South Wing part of Hogwarts Castle, near the Clock Tower Courtyard Foo Flame.
When talking to Lucan, pictured above, select the first dialogue option to start your duel against two random students. It is recommended to bring a partner with you.
After you finish the Crossed Wands Round 1, you can start Crossed Wands Round 2 by talking to Lucan Brattleby again. In the second round, you’ll have to face three opponents. Again, refer to our Crossed Wands Round 2 walkthrough for several combat tips.
How To Complete a Round of Spell Combination Practice With Lucan Brattleby
After winning the second duel, the third and final task requires you to complete a round of spell combination practice with Lucan Brattleby. So return to Lucan and ask him if you can use the training dummy.
Although the next task doesn’t involve any opponents, you’ll need to practice your spell combinations by casting a series of spells in the order you see on your screen. Check our Spell Combination Practice 1 walkthrough for additional details.
Upon finishing the third task for Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1, return to her via the Defence Against The Dark Arts Classroom Floo Flame, and she’ll teach you the Incendio Spell.
To unlock the Hogwarts Legacy Incendio Spell, complete the associated puzzle by steering your wand (blue) as fast as possible, following the pattern on the right side. Remember to press the buttons on the pattern whenever your wand reaches them.
Finally, by completing Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1 quest, you’ll unlock a new feature that allows you to switch between the equipped spells. As such, press Right on your DPad and equip the Incendio Spell. Now, the quest is complete, and you can play the next one in line named Secrets of the Restricted Section.