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Hogwarts Legacy Ancient Magic explained, abilities

While many students at the iconic magical school can use spells, you have the ability to wield the incredible power of the Hogwarts Legacy Ancient Magic.

Hogwarts Legacy ancient magic: protagonist holding an Ancient Magic Pensive in Hogwarts Legacy

Starting as a fifth-year student at Hogwarts is no easy task, however, you’ll have access to the Hogwarts Legacy Ancient Magic to use. This powerful magic is known to you close to the start of the game, however, the details on it are sparse and what abilities you can use are unclear.

We learned everything we can about the first appearance of this incredible magic during our Hogwarts Legacy review. While you don’t need to know about this magic to use all of the Hogwarts Legacy best spells, it certainly helps as you unravel the mysteries behind the latest game, as well as your journey on defeating Ranrok.

Hogwarts Legacy Ancient Magic explained

Ancient Magic is an extremely rare form of magic that the Hogwarts Legacy protagonist can use. Only those who can see traces are able to wield it.

There aren’t many wizards in history who can use this powerful magic. While Professor Fig’s wife, Miriam, was researching this long-forgotten magic, most of the Wizarding World has seemingly forgotten about it.

Ancient Magic has been mentioned previously in the Harry Potter series, however, Hogwarts Legacy marks the first appearance of it and the first time we see how it works. That being said, Hogwarts Legacy is not canon.

Hogwarts Legacy Ancient Magic abilities

As the protagonist of Hogwarts Legacy, you have a few tricks up your sleeve when using Ancient Magic. Here are the Hogwarts Legacy Ancient Magic abilities:

  • Ancient Magic – A meter that fills up during gameplay, this special spell deals huge amounts of damage to any enemy, including instantly knocking smaller ones out.
  • Ancient Magic throw – This is the ability to grab random objects, including enemy weapons, and throw them at unsuspecting enemies.

There are various Hogwarts Legacy talents that can help make your Ancient Magic stronger, so it’s worth spending some Hogwarts Legacy talent points on them. And, it is a fun way of dealing with any dark wizards.

That’s everything you need to know about the powerful Hogwarts Legacy Ancient Magic. You can learn more about this, and more, in our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough. Just because you have this long forgotten magic doesn’t mean you should forget about your Hogwarts Legacy classes and lessons though.

Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.

While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.

If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.