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The best Hogwarts Legacy builds for your witch or wizard

There’s a lot of customisation options in the latest Wizarding World game, so you’ll want to check out these Hogwarts Legacy builds.

Best Hogwarts Legacy builds: Main character in Hogsmeade holding a wand in Hogwarts Legacy

Becoming the best witch or wizard in Hogwarts is a difficult challenge to take on, but using the best Hogwarts Legacy builds will help you. Using a variety of talents, spells, and traits will ensure that you’re up to the task, and hopefully, you can stop Ranrok.

We spent our Hogwarts Legacy review playtime messing around with all of the Hogwarts Legacy talents and the Hogwarts Legacy best spells. So, whether you prefer to turn your character into a Dark Arts aficionado or want to have some great all-round stats, these builds could be great for you. It’s worth mentioning that there is a Hogwarts Legacy level cap, so you can’t buy every talent in the game.

Best Hogwarts Legacy builds: Protagonist casting Lumos in Hogwarts LegacyHogwarts Legacy All-Rounder build

If you’re hoping for a build that helps you in most cases, this is the one for you. For the All-Rounder build, we’re looking at having mostly balanced stats all around, which should keep you strong in most cases.

  • Spells: Glacius, Arresto Momentum, Levioso, Descendo, Expelliarmus, Depulso
  • Talents: Basic Cast Mastery, Swift, Stupefy Mastery, Basic Cast Airborne Absorption, Descendo Mastery, Levioso Mastery
  • Traits: Ancient Magic Focus, Control, Disarming, Protego Shielding, Goblin-Silver Resistance

For the spells, you’ll want something that can slow down combat so you can keep enemies at bay while dealing moderate damage.

The basic combo of these spells is to freeze (or slow) enemies with Glacius or Arresto Momentum, Levioso to pick them up and Descendo to bring them down, dealing decent damage.

The focus of the talents for the All-Rounder build is to make sure the spells above are stronger, as well as your essential skills across the board.

  • Protego Absorption (Core)
  • Spell Knowledge 1,2,3 (Core)
  • Wiggenweld Potency (Core)
  • Wiggenweld Mastery (Core)
  • Protego Expertise (Core)
  • Ancient Magic Throw Expertise (Core)
  • Protego Mastery (Core)
  • Stupefy Expertise (Core)
  • Glacius Mastery (Spells)

You should have a few Hogwarts Legacy talents points left, so spend some of them on other talents that you see working towards your general playstyle.

Finally, you’ll need traits to finish up the build and give you the best stats on your gear. There’s three tiers for each trait, so use the one that can slot into your gear:

Best Hogwarts Legacy builds: Protagonist casting Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts LegacyHogwarts Legacy Dark Wizard build

If you have a bit of a dark side, then the Dark Wizard build for Hogwarts Legacy is likely for you. This build will help you use the Hogwarts Legacy Unforgivable Curses to your advantage.

  • Spells: Avada Kedavra, Crucio, Imperio, Diffindo, Expelliarmus, Incendio, Accio
  • Talents: Basic Cast Mastery, Swift, Wiggenweld Potency, Crucio Mastery, Imperio Mastery, Curse Sapper, Blood Curse
  • Traits: Control, Concentration, Disarming, Manipulation, Unforgivable, Anicent Magic Focus

There are only three Unforgivable Curses, so you’ll need to use some spells that work well with them. Preferably, we recommend Damage spells as they can work well against cursed enemies.

There are plenty of talents that work well with the Dark Wizard build, especially those in the Dark Arts category. You’ll also want some Core talents to help reduce the Hogwarts Legacy spell cooldown.

  • Spell Knowledge 1,2,3 (Core)
  • Wiggenweld Mastery (Core)
  • Diffindo Mastery (Spells)
  • Incendio Mastery (Spells)
  • Accio Mastery (Spells)
  • Bombarda Mastery (Spells)
  • Disarming Curse (Dark Arts)
  • Knockback Curse (Dark Arts)
  • Slowing Curse (Dark Arts)
  • Enduring Curse (Dark Arts)
  • Avada Kedavra Mastery (Dark Arts)
  • Focus Potion Potency (Room of Requirement)

There are a fair few traits that work well with the Dark Wizard build. Once again, there’s three tiers of traits, so make sure to use the one that can slot into your best gear.

If you want to test this build out in-game, we recommend heading to the Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts Battle Arena.

Best Hogwarts Legacy builds: Protagonist casting a spell in Hogwarts LegacyHogwarts Legacy Damage build

If you’re hoping to deal lots of damage to any enemies in your path, the Damage build could be your best option. This build aims to increase the power of your key spells, while also bringing up your survival chances.

  • Spells: Confringo, Diffindo, Bombarda, Expelliarmus, Incendio, Levioso, Transformation
  • Talents: Basic Cast Mastery, Swift, Diffindo Mastery, Incendio Mastery, Confringo Mastery, Transformation Mastery
  • Traits: Destruction, Disarming, Explosive, Scorching, Control

Of course, the key highlights here are the Damage spells, which you learn during your Hogwarts Legacy classes and lessons. However, there are a few other spells we recommend.

With the best talents for the Damage build, the aim is to improve the power of the key Damage spells across the board, by making them stronger during battles.

  • Spell Knowledge 1,2,3 (Core)
  • Wiggenweld Potency (Core)
  • Wiggenweld Mastery (Core)
  • Ancient Magic Throw Expertise (Core)
  • Protego Expertise (Core)
  • Levioso Mastery (Spells)
  • Bombarda Mastery (Spells)

Finally, we have the best traits for the Damage build in Hogwarts Legacy. Once again, these increase your power when casting the key spells in this build.

Those are the best Hogwarts Legacy builds for you to use during your playthrough. However, you can use a variety of the Hogwarts Legacy best talents and still do well as a witch or wizard. We also recommend using our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough to help you in every area of the game.

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.