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How many spells are in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes, you can utilize the killing curse.

The vast magical world within Hogwarts Legacy is packed with witchcraft and wizardry content for players to delve into. There is a lot to be excited for, but what might be the most anticipated aspect of Hogwarts Legacy is the ability to cast a wide variety of powerful spells and customize your own combat style.

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Whether you’re planning on playfully pranking a friend, practicing dueling to ensure that you’re ready for anything, trying to navigate out of a tricky situation, or planning on going down a dark path by frequently employing the killing curse, the wide variety of spells in Hogwarts Legacy has you covered.

All confirmed spells in Hogwarts Legacy

No official list of spells has been released by the Hogwarts Legacy team, but players can see many of them in use across the various trailers and livestreams that have taken place. Here is a list of all the spells unveiled in gameplay teasers thus far.

This guide will be updated as more spells are discovered and, of course, when the game officially launches.

  • Accio (Summoning charm): Summons the targeted object to the individual that cast this spell.
  • Alohamora (Unlocking charm): Opens locked doors and containers.
  • Altering Spell (Altering spell): Changes the physical form of items in the Room of Requirement.
  • Ancient Magic (Damaging spell): After you fill your Ancient Magic Meter, you can cast Ancient Magic Attacks that deal more damage then regular spells and break Shield Charms.
  • Ancient Magic Throw (Throwing spell): Summons and throws an object at targeted enemy. It can also break Shield Charms.
  • Arresto Momentum (Slowing spell): Slows both objects and enemies, giving you extra time to plan your next move.
  • Avada Kedavra (Killing curse): This is the deadliest curse in the wizarding world because it instantly kills the target. Because of how immensely dangerous it is, Avada Kedavra is one of the three unforgivable curses.
  • Basic Cast (Damage spell): Deals minor damage to enemies and objects.
  • Beast Feed (Feeding spell): Used for feeding beasts.
  • Beast Petting Brush (Grooming spell): Used for grooming beasts.
  • Bombarda (Exploding charm): Causes a small explosion at the specified location or on the target. This is generally utilized to blast open doors or locks.
  • Confringo (Blasting curse): This curse causes the target to explode. It is similar to Bombarda but is known for being a more fiery and powerful version of an explosion.
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  • Crucio (Cruciatus curse): Inflicts fierce and excruciating pain against the target. This spell can lead to madness if it is utilized for too long and is immensely painful. Thus, this is another one of the three unforgivable curses.
  • Depulso (Banishing charm): This spell pushes the target away and works on both objects and living beings. It is also the opposite of Accio.
  • Descendo (Lowering charm): Lowers the target or makes it fall.
  • Diffindo (Severing charm): This spell can be utilized to cut something.
  • Disillusionment (Stealth charm): You blend with your surroundings, becoming invisible or unnoticable. It’s great for sneaking up on your enemies.
  • Evanesco (Vanishing spell): Makes items vanish and returns moonstone when cast in the Room of Requirement.
  • Expelliarmus (Disarming charm): This is one of the most famous and commonly utilized spells in the Harry Potter universe and sends whatever the target is holding flying out of their hand.
  • Flipendo (Knockback jinx): Flips objects and enemies upwards and backwards. It has short cooldown and can be used for solving puzzles and outsmarting opponents.
  • Glacius (Freezing spell): Freezes the target with ice-cold air that emerges from a wand when cast. It can be utilized in a variety of situations like putting out fires or freezing water.
  • Imperio (Imperius curse): Grants the caster total and complete control over their target. Dark wizards can utilize this spell for immense evil which is why this is the final one of the three unforgivable curses.
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  • Incendio (Fire-making spell): Conjures flames for the caster to utilize. These flames can be employed for lighting fires, melting ice, or in any other scenario where fire may be needed.
  • Levioso (Old levitation charm): An older version of the levitation spell that fans likely recognize, which is Wingardium Leviosa, is available to players in Hogwarts Legacy. The reason this spell was replaced by Wingardium Leviosa is that Levioso does not allow the caster to move the target around after casting this spell. This spell is also useful for solving puzzles and catching enemies off-guard.
  • Lumos (Wand-lighting charm): Illuminates the tip of the caster’s wand with bright light. To extinguish the light created by this spell, Nox is utilized, but it has not officially been seen in gameplay thus far which may mean players simply select Lumos again to end it.
  • Nab Sack (Summoning spell): Summons a charmed bag that can be used to rescue and hold beasts.
  • Oppugno (Striking jinx): Attacks the target with whatever object or objects are directed by the spell.
  • Petrificus Totalus (Full body-bind curse): Causes the target to become temporarily paralyzed.
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  • Protego (Shield charm): This is a general protection spell. It protects the caster with a shield and can reflect spells and block physical forces. The shield is usually invisible but seems to be visible in Hogwarts Legacy’s gameplay to make the combat clearer.
  • Reparo (Mending charm): Fixes the broken asset the caster targets.
  • Revelio (Revealing charm): This spell unveils secrets surrounding the targeted person or object. This may include hidden messages, invisible objects, or secret passages. As revealed in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this spell can also reveal the true identity of an individual that is masking their true appearance.
  • Stupefy (Stunning spell): Knocks the target unconscious.
  • Transformation (Transforming spell): Transforms objects and enemies into alternate forms, whether puzzle solutions or harmless knickknacks.
  • Unknown (Disillusionment charm): The official incantation for this spell is unknown but may finally be revealed in Hogwarts Legacy. This spell works like a chameleon and allows the user to blend in with their surroundings by taking on the exact colors and textures around them.
  • Wingardium Leviosa (Levitation charm): One of the most well-known spells within the wizarding community, Wingardium Leviosa makes the target levitate. The caster can also move the target around with this spell active.
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In addition to all of these named spells, players also utilize some form of a basic and consistent attack spell with no cooldown period. This spell does not have a name but could be Hogwarts Legacy’s version of Flipendo, which is a spell commonly utilized across Harry Potter video games and simply knocks the target backward.

All spells besides the basic attack one come with varied cooldown times. The more powerful and intense a spell is, the longer players will need to wait before utilizing it again. One example of this is Avada Kedavra, which is a deadly instant-killing curse that has a substantial cooldown to balance out its immense power.

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Players are also equipped with a unique, mysterious, ancient magic that no one really understands. This magic is also usable during combat but the full extent of how it works and whether it functions as one type of spell or many is currently unknown.

Hogwarts Legacy releases for PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S on Feb. 10, although those who purchased the deluxe edition of the game will gain access sooner.

Xbox One and PS4 players can’t set off to Hogwarts until April 4 and Switch fans have the lengthiest wait of all: Hogwarts won’t launch there until July 25.

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