Spells in Hogwarts Legacy are a combat mechanic that allow players to execute a vast array of offensive, defensive, or even support functions. Witches and Wizards have an arsenal of more than 20 Spells at their disposal. This page contains a full list of all the spells in the game, as well as their related mechanics and requirements.

Spell Types and Colors Hogwarts Legacy

Spells in Hogwarts Legacy are colored, which in turn, makes them fall into a certain category. Essential spells are your default spells that cannot be equipped from the Spells menu since they are readily accessible. There are 6 different equipable spell types on the Spell Menu:

  • Yellow Spells are Control Spells
  • Purple Spells are Force Spells
  • Red Spells are Damage Spells
  • Light Blue Spells are Utility Spells 
  • Light Green Spells are Transfiguration Spells
  • Green Spells are Unforgivable Curses

This is important in combat because some enemies, specially Wizards and Witches, will use colored shields to protect themselves from attacks. Players will have to match their shields colors with any spell that shares it, in order to break them. For example, Accio can be used to break a Purple Colored shield. 


What are Essential Spells in Hogwarts Legacy?

There are also some Spells that are accessible after unlocking them and are not equipped onto your spell diamond. These are called Essential Spells. Players will be using the Revelio charm a lot when exploring the castle and the surrounding areas. Revelio is mostly used to reveal hidden objects. For example, the player can use it to grab a hidden lore note outside of the Hufflepuff common room. It is likely that there are many more hidden objects that can be discovered with Revelio, so players should be sure to use this spell often when traveling around.

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How to Unlock Spells in Hogwarts Legacy

Players start the game with the basic casting spells that can be used in combat and to interact with various elements in the environment. Spells and Essential Spells in Hogwarts Legacy are gradually unlocked with in-game progress. Spells on the menu for combat are usually earned by partaking in Hogwarts Classes once they become available in your Quests menu. Each spell is tied to different Assignments, Quests and Requirements. Playing through the whole main campaign will unlock all many spells with the exception of the Unforgivable Curses, which will give you the option to decline learning them once available. 


Learning Unforgivable Curses Hogwarts Legacy

All players will have the opportunity to learn the Curses regardless of what House they chose, or which companions they interact with. Choosing to learn them or refuse them will not affect your character or storyline and is merely a personal preference. When following the storyline, Sebastian Sallow will eventually offer to teach you the unforgivable curses one at a time. These are usually presented as part of a Main Quest. Players will have the option to decline. You can view all Main Quests, the order which they are completed and their recommended level on the Main Quests page. If you refused to learn the curses the first time, note that choosing to decline to learn them during the quests does not necessarily lock you out of the curses. Sebastian may return and ask you again at a later time whether you want to learn the curse or not in the Undercroft. 

Look out for the following Main Quests to learn the related Unforgivable Curse: 



Hogwarts Legacy Spells

Spells Comparison Table


Spells Comparison Table

You can search by Name, Requirements, or Spell type. Just type into the search box what you are looking for.

Quick Search of All Spells 



Spell Type

How to Learn

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Arresto Momentum

Slows both objects and enemies, giving you extra time to plan your next move. Control Complete Madam Kogawa's Assignment 2 Assignment

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Freezes enemies, increasing the damage they take from follow-up attacks Control Complete Madam Kogawa's Assignment 1

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Levitates objects and enemies. Useful for solving puzzles and surprising enemies alike. Control Complete Defence Against the Dark Arts Class Main Quest

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Transforms objects and enemies into alternate forms, whether puzzle solutions or harmless knickknacks. Control Complete Professor Weasley’s Assignment

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Summons a variety of objects and enemies to close range. Certain magical and heavy objects require sustained effort to pull close. When a summoned object reaches you, you will automatically cast Wingardium Leviosa to continue levitating and controlling it without the need for additional button inputs. Force Charms Class quest.

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Repels many types of objects and enemies with considerable force. Although it deals no direct damage to foes, enemies and objects alike can be launched into each other with destructive results. Also useful for pushing and spinning objects for a variety of purposes. Force Complete Professor Sharp's Assignment 1

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Deals no direct damage, but objects and enemies that are slammed to the ground will suffer considerable impact damage. Airborne enemies will take even greater damage upon hitting the ground. Force Complete Professor Onai's Assignment

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Flips objects and enemies upwards and backwards. With its short cooldown, it is excellent for setting up and extending juggles. Its ability to flip objects instantly is useful for solving puzzles and exploiting certain enemies' weaknesses. Force Complete Professor Garlick's Assignment 2

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A long-range bolt that deals damage on impact. Enemies hit with fire-based attacks will continue to take damage for a few seconds, during which time collisions will result in incendiary bursts. Damage Complete Professor Onai's Assignment

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Slashes objects and enemies from afar dealing considerable damage. Damage Complete Professor Sharp’s Assignment 2

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Disarms wands and weapons from most enemies who wield them. Also deals damage to all enemies, even if they do not carry a weapon Damage Complete Professor Hecat’s Assignment 2

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Deals heavy damage on impact, accompanied by an explosion that can destroy heavy obstacles and hit surrounding enemies. Damage Complete Professor Howin’s Assignment

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Its range is short and requires you to be close to the target. This spell deals significant damage and lights certain objects on fire. Enemies hit with fire-based attacks will continue to take damage for a few seconds, during which time collisions will result in incendiary bursts. Damage Complete Professor Hecat's Assignment 1

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Causes you to blend into your surroundings, making it more difficult for others to perceive you. Perfect for sneaking or approaching enemies undetected to be able to cast Petrificus Totalus. Utility Complete Secrets of the Restricted Section quest

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Allows you to see in dark areas or solve puzzles that require extra light. Utility Complete The Path to Hogwarts Main Quest

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Allows you to quickly return certain damaged objects to thier former states. Utility Complete Professor Ronen's Assignment

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Wingardium Leviosa

Levitates and controls a movable object. Control its position with your movement and useup dpad hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guidedown dpad hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide left dpad hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guideright dpad hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guideto fine-tune its distance and rotation. Wingardium Leviosa is automatically cast on objects summoned to you with Accio. Utility Complete Charms Class Main Quest 

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Conjuring Spell

Conjures items into existence when cast within the Room of Requirement. Transfiguration Complete The Room of Requirement Main Quest

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Altering Spell

Alter the physical forms and features of items when cast within the Room of Requirement. Transfiguration Complete Interior Decorating Side Quest

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Vanishes items and returns moonstone when cast within the Room of Requirement. Transfiguration Complete The Room of Requirement Main Quest

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Avada Kedavra

Kills enemies instantly. Unforgivable Curse Dark Arts Battle Arena in the Forbidden Forest

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Causes most enemies to writhen in pain as they take damage over time. Also curses the victim - and cursed enemies take extra damage. Unforgivable Curse Dark Arts Battle Arena in the Forbidden Forest

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Temporarily forces enemies to fight as if they were your companion. While under your control, they take reduced damage from other enemies to prolong their allegiance to you. Also curses the victim - and cursed enemies take extra damage. Unforgivable Curse Dark Arts Battle Arena in the Forbidden Forest

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Beast Petting Brush

A brush that can be used to groom beasts Utility Beasts Class

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Beast Feed

Food to feed beasts Utility Beasts Class

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A charmed bag that can be used to rescue and hold beasts Utility Complete The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom

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Basic Cast

Deals minor damage to enemies and objects. Tap r2 hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide 30pxto cast. Essential Available from the beginning of  The Path to Hogwarts quest

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Highlights a variety of useful and interactive targets in the world, including hidden objects, puzzle items, loot,
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Essential During the first Main Quest of the game, called The Path to Hogwarts

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Protects against a variety of attacks, including spell casts, weapon strikes, and more. Cast with triangle hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide.
Waiting to cast Protego until the last moment before an impact results in a Perfect Protego that damages melee attackers and reflects projectiles back, breaking enemy shields.
Essential Complete The Path to Hogwarts Main Quest

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Stuns enemies, making them easy targets for follow-up spells. It deals no direct damage but stunned enemies take extra damage, indicated by gold numbers. It also breaks enemy Shield Charms (except on Hard difficulty). When successfully deflecting an incoming attack with Protego, keep triangle hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide held to cast a Stupefy counter-attack at whichever enemy you choose to target. Essential During the first Main Quest of the game, called The Path to Hogwarts

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Ancient Magic Throw

Summons and then throws special environmental objects at the targeted enemy. Particularly useful for breaking through Shield Charms. Cast with r1 hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide when that prompt is hovering over an object.  Essential Complete Welcome to Hogsmeade quest

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Ancient Magic

When at least one segment of your Ancient Magic Meter is full. you can cast devastating Ancient Magic attacks that deal massive damage and break Shield Charms. Cast with l1 hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide + r1 hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guidewhen you see the prompt over an enemy's head. Essential Complete Welcome to Hogsmeade quest

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Grants access to a variety of locked rooms and containers throughout the world, but requires magical prowess to perform successfully. Cast with square hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide when prompted near a valid lock.  Essential The Man Behind the Moons quest

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Petrificus Totalus

Powerful enough to bind most enemies permanently. but more dangerous foes will only take some damage and then quickly break free from the effect. Sneak up undetected to an enemy and press square hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide when prompted to cast. Essential Complete Secrets of the Restricted Section Main Quest


Ancient Magic in Hogwarts Legacy

What is Ancient Magic in Hogwarts Legacy

Ancient Magic is a powerful form of magic and an Essential Spell unique to your character in Hogwarts Legacy and integral to the storyline. As the main story unfolds players can discover more about the history and sources of Ancient Magic and how to properly harness and use it. Players discover the spell after completing Welcome to Hogsmeade. Using Ancient Magic in Combat can turn the tide in combat since it can deal devastating blows and break through Shield Charms.  


Improving Ancient Magic Effects

Traits or Talents can be equipped or unlocked to increase Damage or improve the fill rate of your ancient magic. Ancient Magic is a powerful tool and it will be beneficial to maximize its output and effects. 



Ancient Magic Stats Hogwarts Legacy

The flow of your Ancient Magic is measured by a visible meter located above your health bar. This meter can be replenished, upgraded, and used to deal Ancient Magic which are powerful offensive spells that can turn the tide of battle when used. The Ancient Magic meter is split up into sections and is located just above the player's health bar. Your Ancient Magic Meter can be increased by locating and collecting the Ancient Magic Traces at the Ancient Magic Hotspots and completing the Exploration Challenge. Players will want to maximize their Ancient Magic output by filling up the bar in order to cast an Ancient Magic Spell.
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Upgrading the Ancient Magic Meter Hogwarts Legacy

Players can increase the maximum capacity of their Ancient Magic and add additional section to the meter. This is done by discovering Ancient Magic Hotspots around the Wizarding World. Players will then need to locate all traces of Ancient Magic at these Hotspots. You can keep track of your progress from the Challenges menu.


Spell Information Hogwarts Legacy

What spells are available in Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy has added many known spells from the Harry Potter world that will be known to those who have watch the movies, read the books and/or played previous Harry Potter games. Most spells follow the same mechanic, as they can be cast at will for many purposes such as solving puzzles, fighting enemies or completing certain steps for a quest. You can see a full list of spells that players can cast at will after learning them, down below.


Hogwarts Legacy Spell Diamond & HUD

Located in the bottom-right corner of the screen, players can find the Spell Diamond. In the Spell Diamond, players can slot up to Active Spells of the more than 20 slot-able Spells availableAs you progress in the game, you will unlock more Spell Diamonds, allowing you to switch between them with your d-pad when using a controller. This allows you to equip up to 16 spells in your active Loadout. Additionally, there are certain Spells that are always accessible after unlocking them, referred to as Essential Spells.

To edit your Spell Diamond, press right on the d-pad d pad hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide, to access the grid spell slot hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide, that allows you to customize the selected spells. In order to cast one of these Spells, Players need to press R2 as well as one of the four face buttons. During the course of the game, players may end up having 4 additional Spell Diamonds.

Players will notice the following icon, also located in the bottom-right corner of the screen. revelio hud hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide This icon, corresponds to the Spell, Revelio,  an Essential Spell, and players have to press left on the d-pad d pad hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guidein order to cast it. Revelio is a spell that can be used to reveal hidden things like secret doors, or entrances; and is always available to the players. 

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Halo and Counterspells Hogwarts Legacy

When your character is being attacked, you will notice a Halo over your head. This acts like a prompt that indicates you are being targeted by an opponent. You will need to deflect by shielding yourself or dodging to avoid taking damage. To block, press Δ at the right time to deflect it with Protego. If you decide to hold Δ, not only deflects it but counterattacks with Stupefy and stuns the target.

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A Halo that appears in red are unblockable attacks, meaning attempting to use Protego against it will break your shield and can knock you down. Players will instead need to react by quickly repositioning or dodging out of this attack. 

Improving Spells in Hogwarts Legacy

Individual Spells cannot necessarily be upgraded. However, specifc Traits can be equipped onto equipped gear in order to improve the effects or increase the damage of the related spell. 


Can you use Unforgivable Curses in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes, Unforgivable Curses such as Avada KedavraCrucio, and Imperio have been confirmed and there's also footage of these spells being used during combat. Visit our Unforgivable Curses guide for more information. However, they are forbidden within Hogwarts.


Using Different Spells in Hogwarts Legacy

The different spells categories will each have their own strengths and purposes in the game even outside of combat. There are many interactable elements throughout the environment that can be interacted with by casting the correct spell. This can reveal secrets, loot and collectibles in reach location. Specifc spells may only be appropriate in certain situations. For example, Transfiguration are used in the Room of Requirement. Certain Utility spells are specific to Beast Care in the Vivarium and Unforgivable Spells are not permitted within Hogwarts. To find the best fit and make sure you don't miss anything, players are encouraged to experiment interacting with different objects with differnt spells especially when the object is highlighted when casting revelio hud hogwarts legacy fextralife wiki guide Revelio


Can you do Spell combos in Hogwarts Legacy?

Players are not limited to following up with basic attacks when it comes to spell combos. They can also roast Enemies after pulling them in close with the fire making charm Incendio. This spell can also be used to light torches or destroy obstacles blocking the path. If things get too hot, players also have some form of ice spell in their arsenal. This spell will likely come in useful in both combat and puzzles.

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