Hogwarts Legacy: Best Spells & Locations [Detailed Comparison]

Become a master wizard by using the most powerful spells in Hogwarts Legacy.

There are 30+ total spells in Hogwarts Legacy that are entirely unique from each other, but only some of them can be considered the best spells in the game. You have different spells for combat and exploration in the game, and I will discuss the best ones in both categories.

Let’s first compare all of these selected spells:

Spell NameTypeDescriptionTalent Upgrade
GlaciusControlLet's you freeze enemies and if frozen
enemies are attacked, they take extra
Level 16
BombardaDamageSets off an explosiojn upon impact which
can break heavy objects and deal damage.
Level 16
CrucioUnforgiveable CurseIf enemies become inflicted with this
curse, they take damage over time as well
Level 16
ImperioUnforgiveable CurseApplies an effect on enemies who become
your allies to deal damage to enemies.
Level 16
Avada KedavraUnforgiveable CurseInsta kills opponents.Level 22
RevelioEssentialHighlights hidden objects around you
including puzzles, enemies and loot.
Level 16
LumosUtilityProvides illumination to dark areas.-
ReparoUtilityAllows you to reverse the damage done
to objects.
Wingardium LeviosaUtilityLet's you levitate objects around.-
AlohmoraUnlocks all locked doors and chests.-

The Best Hogwarts Legacy Spells

As I have already mentioned before, there are multiple spells in Hogwarts Legacy that will help you around in combat and exploration. You can divide the spells based on what they are offering to the player. In conclusion, I will discuss the following best spells in the game;

  • Best Spells For Combat
  • Best Spells For Exploration

Best Spells For Combat

Following are the best spells in the game that you can use for combat;

  • Glacius
  • Bombarda
  • Crucio
  • Imperio
  • Avada Kedavra


hogwarts best spell
The Glacius Spell In The Game (Image Captured by Us)
  • Type: Control

Glacius can be learned by completing the first assignment of Madam Kogawa and is additionally a really great spell to control the momentum in battle. You can freeze your opponents using this spell, and it not only stops them from moving, but you will also deal additional damage to these frozen enemies with your other combat spells in the game. The spell basically stops enemies from attacking and makes them vulnerable to your attacks.


hogwarts best spell
The Bombarda Spell In The Game (Image Captured by eXputer)
  • Type: Damage

Bombarda is an AOE spell that will deal damage to multiple enemies. The spell basically causes an explosion which is not only useful to beat your enemies, but you can also utilize it for clearing out debris from your path. Additionally, this spell is taught by Professor Howin after you complete his assignment that requires you to capture beasts using the Nab-Sack.


hogwarts best spell
The Crucio Spell In The Game (Image by eXputer)
  • Type: Curse

There are three unforgivable curses in Hogwarts Legacy, and all of these are extremely powerful. If you want to learn the most powerful spells, then you should definitely not miss out on these curses. Most of these spells are learned by following Sebastian Sallow’s quest line.

Crucio is the first unforgivable curse that you learn in the game by completing In The Shadow Of The Study quest. The spell allows you to torture your enemies and deal damage over time, draining their full health bar. While the health is being drained, the enemies also remain stunned, which is why Crucio is a really strong spell.


hogwarts best spell
The Imperio Spell In The Game (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)
  • Type: Curse

The second unforgivable curse that you learn by completing In The Shadow Of Time quest is Imperio. It allows you to turn enemies against each other, and you will basically turn some of the enemies into your allies during battle. However, the effect of the spell lasts for a short while, but it is really helpful to deal with ganks in the game.

Avada Kedavra

hogwarts best spell
The Avada Kedavra Spell In The Game (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
  • Type: Curse

The last unforgivable curse and strong spell for combat is Avada Kedavra. It is unlocked by completing the In The Shadow Of The Relic quest, and the spell is probably the strongest in the game. According to its description, the spell will instantly kill the enemy it is used upon, and it is actually a one-shot kill in the game. However, you need to be at least Level 28 in order to complete the quest required to learn the spell.

Best Spells For Exploration

The following are the best spells used for exploration in the game;

  • Revelio
  • Lumos
  • Reparo
  • Wingardium Leviosa


item in the game
The Revelio Spell In The Game (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
  • Type: Essential

Hogwarts is filled with secrets, and you’ll encounter many hidden things while exploring not only the castle but the whole world in the game. That is where Revelio is going to help you out. The spell basically makes any hidden detail or item in your vicinity become visible. The spell is very important to learn, and thankfully the game teaches you this spell during the tutorial level additionally.


hogwarts best spell
The Lumos Spell In The Game (Image credit: eXputer)
  • Type: Utility

Lumos is another helpful spell that you learn while playing through the tutorial quest in the game. The spell basically acts like your torch, and you definitely can’t go exploring in the dark without it.


  • Type: Utility

Professor Ronen teaches you Reparo when you complete his assignment, which is a side quest available in the early game. You will definitely need this spell during exploration as it allows you to fix up broken bridges and statues that reveal new paths or hidden items for you to collect. 

Wingardium Leviosa

item in the game
The Wingardium Leviosa Spell In The Game (Image Captured by Us)
  • Type: Utility

Wingardium Leviosa is learned from Professor Garlick after you complete her first assignment. This spell is used to lift up objects with precision instead of enemies, so you’ll utilize it to solve various puzzles during your exploration around Hogwarts


hogwarts best spell
The Alohmora Spell In The Game (Image Captured by eXputer)
  • Type: Essential

You will find many locked doors around the world in Hogwarts Legacy, and you’ll need to learn Alohmora in order to unlock these doors. The spell itself is learned by playing through The Caretaker’s Lunar Lament main quest in the game.

I have included the best spells that you can use both for combat and exploration. Additionally, the method of unlocking these spells has also been mentioned. 


Did you find this helpful? Leave feedback below.

Thanks! Do share your feedback with us. ⚡

How can we make this post better? Your help would be appreciated. ✍

Subscribe to our newsletter and get up-to-speed gaming updates delivered to your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read more in our privacy policy.

Daniyal is a Guides Writer and Editor at eXputer with over one year of experience in content writing. He's had a passion for tech and gaming for more than 15 years. Ever since his first console, the PS2, he's constantly branching off to different genres, and his go-to at the moment is the Souls experience pioneered by FromSoftware, which is evident by his 1,500+ hours of game time on Elden Ring. You can learn some more about Daniyal's gaming journey on his Steam & Xbox profiles.

Experience: 1+ Years || Mainly Covers Guides || Education: Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

Related Articles

Join Our Community

Enjoyed this article? Discuss the latest gaming news, get expert help with guides and errors, and chat about all things gaming on eXputer Forums and Discord Server. Connect with fellow gamers who share your passion by becoming a part of eXputer's community.