Hogwarts Legacy Talents and Skills Guide

All Hogwarts Legacy Talents explained and best skills to get early.

Hogwarts Legacy Talents

Like many RPG games, Hogwarts Legacy talents rely on a leveling system to convey a sense of progression to the player. Leveling up allows the player to accumulate stat points that they then can invest in Talents.

In this guide, we’ll go through all the Talents in the game and what they offer on your Hogwarts Legacy journey.

How to Unlock Hogwarts Legacy Talents

Unlike many other RPGs, Talents in Hogwarts Legacy are not unlocked at the start of the game. Instead, you’ll need to progress the story in order to unlock the Talents tree.

To unlock it, you’ll need to complete the Jackdaw’s Rest main story mission first. At which point, your connection to Ancient Magic will unlock and then you will receive 1 Talent Point each time you go up a level. This includes all the levels you have earned since level 5.

Can you get every talent in Hogwarts Legacy?

No, you won’t be able to unlock every Talent in Hogwarts Legacy. The most important thing you need to know about the leveling system is that the maximum level you can go up to is Level 40. This is the game’s hard cap and you won’t be able to advance any further than this. This also means that you won’t be able to acquire more Talent points past the level cap. It is highly advisable for you to specialize in a couple of talents that best fit your playstyle and allocate points carefully.

At the very most, you will have 36 Talent Points to spend on your character. This means that out of all Talents in the game, you will lose access to 12 of them.

And finally, also be aware that there is no way to reset your Talents in Hogwarts Legacy currently. So whatever Talents you want to invest in, it better be something you know you really want.

All Hogwarts Legacy Talents

There are a lot of Talents up for grabs in Hogwarts Legacy, each one focusing on an aspect of a wizard’s offensive and defensive capabilities. There are 5 Talents category in total.

Talents

Description

Spell

This category improves your character's offensive capabilities

Core

This category improves your character's resillence and movement speed

Stealth

This category improves your character's ability to perform actions while undetected

Dark Arts

This category improves your character's affinity to the Dark Arts

Room of Requirements

This special category offers a variery of advantages, should you decide to invest in the Room of Requirements

Spell Talents

There are 10 Spells talents to unlock in Hogwarts Legacy, and these are the most important ones, so you better unlock all of them to equip additional spells in the game:

Tier 1 (unlocks at level 5)

  • Diffindo Mastery – Modifies the spell so that it slices through the primary target and hit additional targets behind them.
  • Incendio Mastery – Casting Incendio unleashes a ring of flame around you.
  • Confringo Mastery – Confringo impacts produce fiery bolts that seek other enemies.
  • Accio Mastery – Additional targets near the primary target will be pulled alongside the primary target.
  • Levioso Mastery – Enemies near a target affected by Levioso will also be levitated.
  • Depulso Mastery – Casting this spell releases an additional blast directly around you.

Tier 2 (unlocks at level 16)

  • Bombarda Mastery – When cast, this spell produces a projectile that will produce a massive explosion on impact.
  • Descendo Mastery – Make it so that a Descendo slam creates a damaging shockwave around the primary target.
  • Glacius Mastery – Hitting a frozen enemy affected by Glacius will cause damaging shards to fly from the target.

Tier 3 (unlocks at level 22)

  • Transformation Mastery – Enemies hit by the Transformation spell turn into explosive objects.

Dark Arts Talents

There are 10 Dark Arts talents to unlock in Hogwarts Legacy: (Cursed enemies take increased damage.)

Tier 1 (unlocks at level 5)

  • Disarming Curse – Enemies disarmed with the Expelliarmus spell also suffer a curse.
  • Knockback Curse – Enemies hit with Flipendo also suffer a curse.
  • Blood Curse – Dealing damage to enemies inflicted with a curse with cause damage to all cursed enemies.
  • Stunning Curse – Enemies affected by the Stupefy spell also suffer a curse.

Tier 2 (unlocks at level 16)

  • Crucio Mastery – Striking an enemy with Crucio releases a projectile that curses a nearby enemy.
  • Imperio Mastery – An enemy cursed with Imperio causes other targets to be cursed with every strike.
  • Slowing Curse – Arrresto Momentum curses enemies on impact.
  • Enduring Curse – The cursed effect remains on enemies for longer.

Tier 3 (unlocks at level 22)

  • Avada Kedavra Mastery – Killing an enemy with Avada Kedavra results in the deaths of all other cursed enemies.
  • Curse Sapper – Defeating a cursed enemy restores a small amount of health.

Core Talents

There are 16 Core Talents to unlock:

Tier 1 (unlocks at level 5)

  • Basic Cast Mastery – Reduces spell cooldown after every basic spell hit.
  • Protego Absorption – Successful blocks using Protego charge up Ancient Magic meter. Perfect Protego blocks amount to even more charge.
  • Swift – Holding down the dodge button gives you the ability to disappear and reappear in the blink of an eye.
  • Spell Knowledge 1 – Provides an additional spell set to switch to.
  • Spell Knowledge 2 – Provides an additional spell set to switch to.
  • Wiggenweld Potency 1 – Improves the healing effects of Wiggenweld
  • Ancient Magic Throw Expertise – The Ancient Magic Throw spell now catches and throws disarmed enemy weapons.

Tier 2 (unlocks at level 16)

  • Basic Cast Airborne Absorption – Basic spells cast on airborne enemies will charge up the Ancient Magic meter more.
  • Protego Expertise – Blocking a spell using Perfect Protego results in two projectiles being cast back to the enemy.
  • Evasion Absorption – Successfully evading an unblockable attacks charge up the Ancient Magic meter.
  • Stupefy Mastery – Enemies inflicted with the Stupefy spell remain stunned for longer.
  • Wiggneweld Mastery 2 – Further improves the healing effects of Wiggenweld.
  • Revelio Mastery – Increases the range of Revelio.
  • Spell Knowledge 3 – Provides an additional spell set to switch to.

Tier 3 (unlocks at level 22)

  • Protego Mastery – Performing perfect Protego results in a blast that breaks enemy shields.
  • Stupefy Expertise – The Stupefy spell deals direct damage on impact.

Stealth Talents

There are 4 Stealth talents to unlock in Hogwarts Legacy:

Tier 1 (unlocks at level 5)

  • Human Demiguise – Allows your character to sprint while under a Disillusionment spell.
  • Sense of Secrecy 1 – Reduces your enemies’ ability to detect your character.

Tier 2 (unlocks at level 16)

  • Sense of Secrecy 2 – Further reduces your enemies’ ability to detect your character.

Tier 3 (unlocks at level 22)

  • Petrificus Totalus Mastery – The Petrificus Totalus spell now causes an area of effect that also hits nearby enemies.

Room of Requirement Talents

There are 8 Room of Requirement talents to unlock in Hogwarts Legacy:

Tier 1 (unlocks at level 5)

  • Invisibility Potion Potency – The effects of the Invisibility Potion last longer.
  • Fertiliser – For each Chinese Chomping Cabbage thrown, a second one is generated and released at no cost.
  • Edurus Potion Potency – Using an Edurus Potion will make you invulnerable for a short period of time and deflect enemy projectiles back to enemies.

Tier 2 (unlocks at level 16)

  • Maxima Potion Potency – The potion causes attacks to do additional damage and break enemy shields.
  • Headache – Mandrake screams deal more damage and last longer.

Tier 3 (unlocks at level 22)

  • Focus Potion Potency – Increases the duration of the Focus Potion’s effect when using any spell from a Spell Set.
  • Noxious – Venomous Tentacular deals more damage and has the ability to break enemy shields.
  • Thunderbrew Potency – The range and damage of the potion effect are greatly increased.

And that’s all the Talents that are present in Hogwarts Legacy. We hope this guide helps you plan out your future Talents distribution.

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