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Hogwarts Legacy best talents - what to learn first

You can’t have them all, so you’ll need to pick the right ones. Here are the Hogwarts Legacy best talents to learn and focus on during your playthrough.

Hogwarts Legacy best talents: Protagonist and Natty standing outside of Hogwarts in Hogwarts Legacy

Learning spells and defeating Dark Wizards isn’t the only thing you’ll do, as you should focus on learning the Hogwarts Legacy best talents, which will help you on your adventure. These talents can help increase your existing spells, as well as your core abilities, to make you stronger against any enemies you may encounter.

During our playtime with our Hogwarts Legacy review, we found all Hogwarts Legacy talents to be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, due to the Hogwarts Legacy level cap, you can’t have them all in one playthrough. So, if you’re hoping to make the best spells in Hogwarts Legacy even stronger, you’ll want the best talents too.

Hogwarts Legacy best talents – what to learn first

If you’re hoping to see the Hogwarts Legacy best talents list to make your witch or wizard even stronger, here’s the full list below:

  • Basic Cast Mastery
  • Spell Knowledge 1,2,3
  • Wiggenweld Potency, Mastery
  • Stupefy Expertise
  • Diffindo Mastery
  • Incendio Mastery
  • Confringo Mastery
  • Descendo Mastery
  • Human Demiguise
  • Sense of Secrecy 1
  • Disarming Curse
  • Blood Curse
  • Stunning Curse
  • Curse Sapper
  • Headache

Basic Cast Mastery

Part of the Core talents category and likely the most essential talent in the game, this allows you to increase the spell cooldown of your spells when using Basic Cast.

Spell Knowledge 1,2,3

Another major set of talents in the Core tree, this allows you to have an additional three sets of Spells to switch to on the fly.

Wiggenweld Potency, Mastery

If you’re struggling to survive, the Wiggenweld Potency and Mastery talents in the Core tree will increase the effectiveness of Wiggenweld Potions.

Stupefy Expertise

The final Core talent on our list, Stupefy Expertise will deal direct damage to enemies when you cast this spell at them.

Diffindo Mastery

Our first talent in the Spells category of talents, Diffindo Mastery will allow Diffindo casts to slice through enemies, dealing damage to enemies behind your target.

Incendio Mastery

Incendo is fairly short-ranged and hard to hit targets with, so the Incendio Mastery talent in the Spells tree will help alleviate that problem, by having a ring of fire cast around you when you use Incendio.

Confringo Mastery

This talent in the Spells category will make Congringo even more damaging, as it will send out bolts that seek out enemies whenever you hit a target with the spell.

Descendo Mastery

For those of you who love to perform combos on enemies in the air, our final talent from the Spells tree will allow you to deal a shockwave when an enemy lands from Descendo.

Human Demiguise

One of the four talents in the Stealth tree, Human Demiguise will allow you to sprint whenever using Disillusionment.

Sense of Secrecy 1

Our final talent in the Stealth category, Sense of Secrecy will make it more difficult for enemies to detect you when you’re invisible.

Disarming Curse

The first talent we recommend in the Dark Arts tree, this talent will curse enemies that you cast Expelliarmus on.

Blood Curse

Any enemy that you damage who is cursed, will deal damage to all cursed enemies, with this Dark Arts talent.

Stunning Curse

With this Dark Arts talent, any time you cast Stupefy on an enemy that attacks you will curse them.

Curse Sapper

Our final Dark Arts talent, Curse Sapper, will restore some of your health whenever you defeat a cursed enemy.


Our final talent in our list, Headache is a Room of Requirement talent that will increase the effect and damage of any Mandrake you use.

These are only a small list of all Hogwarts Legacy talents that you can learn and use in the game. In fact, there’s a total of 48, which is more than the amount of Hogwarts Legacy talent points you’ll earn, so spend wisely.

That’s our list of the Hogwarts Legacy best talents that you should focus on learning. Using a mix of great talents will certainly help you when using all Hogwarts Legacy spells, but if you’re hoping to put your Hogwarts Legacy Unforgivable Curses to good use, you might want to check out the Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts Battle Arena when you’re free to explore. Our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough also has a ton of extra guides to help you out.

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.