Curious about what Hogwarts Legacy spells you can use in the game? Alongside attending classes and exploring the mysterious and magical location of Hogwarts, you’ll do your fair share of fighting against a variety of monsters and other opponents. You’ll do so with an arsenal of spells, some of which will be very familiar to fans of the films and books.
Within the long list of Hogwarts Legacy spells are the condemned unforgivable curses that allow you to be evil in Hogwarts Legacy. These spells will affect how some of the Hogwarts Legacy characters react to you, but you won’t lose any standing. Regular spells can also be used that are far more acceptable in a witch and wizard’s eye. This list is based off our playthrough for our Hogwarts Legacy review.
Hogwarts Legacy has dozens of different spells for you to use and a lot of them have been revealed in trailers and gameplay. This list will be updated around the launch of the game with all the spells after we have played for ourselves.
Here is every Hogwarts Legacy spell:
- Basic cast – default attack at the beginning of the game
- Revelio – unlocked from Path to Hogwarts main quest
- Protego – unlocked from Path to Hogwarts main quest
- Stupefy – unlocked from Path to Hogwarts main quest
- Ancient magic throw – unlocked from Welcome to Hogsmeade main quest
- Ancient magic – unlocked from Welcome to Hogsmeade main quest
- Alohomora – unlocked from The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament main quest
- Petrificus Totalus – unlocked from Percival Rackham’s Trial main quest
- Arresto Momentum – unlocked from Madam Kogawa’s Assignment 2 assignment
- Glacius – unlocked from Magam Kogawa’s Assignment 1 assignment
- Levioso – unlocked from Defence Against the Dark Arts main quest
- Transformation – unlocked from Professor Weasley’s Assignment
- Accio – unlocked from Charms class main quest
- Depulso – unlocked from Professor Sharp’s Assignment 1
- Descendo – unlocked from Professor Onai’s Assignment
- Flipendo – unlocked from Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2
- Confringo – unlocked from In the Shadow of the Undercroft main quest
- Diffindo – unlocked from Professor Sharp’s Assignment 2
- Expelliarmus – unlocked from Professor Hecat’s Assignment 2
- Bombarda – unlocked from Professor Howin’s Assignment
- Incendio – unlocked from Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1
- Disillusionment – unlocked from Secrets of the Restricted Section main quest
- Lumos – unlocked from Path to Hogwarts main quest
- Reparo – unlocked from Professor Ronen Assignment
- Wingardium Leviosa – unlocked from Professor Garlick’s Assignment 1
- Conjuring spell – unlocked from The Room of Requirement main quest
- Altering spell – unlocked from The Room of Requirement main quest
- Evanesco – unlocked from The Room of Requirement main quest
- Avada Kedavra – unlocked from In the Shadow of the Relic side mission
- Crucio – unlocked from In the Shadow of the Study side mission
- Imperio – unlocked from In the Shadow of Time side mission
Some of these spells make up a lot of the Hogwarts Legacy best spells list. Each spell has a cooldown, so find out how to reduce the spell cooldown rate in Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy spell categories
The Hogwarts Legacy spells are split into different categories each with its own benefits and uses:
- Essential Spells, such as Revelio, are activated using the left d-pad on a controller and are learned through the story. These are required to progress through the game and complete puzzles.
- Damage Spells, such as Confringo, are combat-oriented spells made for dealing damage and defeating enemies.
- Force Spells, such as Accio, look to move objects and enemies around to deal damage.
- Control Spells, such as Arresto Momentum, are designed for crowd control, immobilising or interrupting opponents.
These advanced Hogwarts Legacy spells have cooldowns, some of which are longer than others. Between casting these spells, players will also have access to a basic attack which, while simple, can be used to string combos together and maintain damage since it doesn’t have a cooldown.
Additionally, each spell type is colour-coded to match opponents’ shields:
- Control Spells have a yellow icon and are used to break yellow shields.
- Force Spells have a purple icon and are used to break purple shields.
- Damage Spells have a red icon and are used to break red shields.
How to use Hogwarts Legacy spells
Equipped spells are displayed in the bottom right corner in the ‘spell diamond’ which holds four active spells. This can be brought up by holding a trigger or key and then choosing the spell of choice that you have equipped. You can find out how to unlock spell slots in Hogwarts Legacy if you need more spell diamonds.
Overall, you can have four different spell diamonds that can be swapped between during combat for a total of 16 spells equipped at any given time.
Now you know all the Hogwarts Legacy spells, you’re ready to get wand-slinging and destroy your opponents with colourful explosions, environmental objects, and uforgiveable curses any other student wouldn’t dare to cast. For more on the game, find out the Hogwarts Legacy length so you know what you’re in for in the RPG experience, and read all about the Hogwarts Legacy Houses to help you make the big decision at the beginning 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.