Hogwarts Legacy Descendo: How To Unlock & Use

Hulk Smash you enemies into the ground with this insanely powerful Spell.

One late-game Hogwarts Legacy spell that you need to learn is Descendo. It will allow you to make great combos with other spells and do increased impact damage with a Froce Spell. It is a bit of a late-game spell so will have to put in the work to reach it. The requirements for this spell are also a challenge so be prepared. Here is how to unlock Descendo.

Key Takeaways
  • You will need to Complete Professor Onai’s Assignment to Unlock Descondo.
  • You need to defeat a troll and cast Depulso on a levitating enemy. 
  • You can find trolls in the Medium Bandit Camp at the South Sea Bog.
  • Descendo is a late-game spell and can be significantly useful in combat. 
  • It is a force-type spell that can deal impact damage, which is increased if the target enemy is levitating.
  • Descendo picks up the enemy and smashes them into the ground, damaging them. 

How To Learn & Unlock Descendo

Hogwarts Legacy How To Learn and Unlock Descendo
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Descendo is going to be one of the last spells that you can learn through completing assignments. The Assignment for Descondo is going to be assigned to you by your Divination instructor, Professor Onai. These assignments are designed to catch you up to speed as you join Hogwarts as a fifth-year. That means you need to put in extra effort to reach the same level of experience and skill as the other students.

Since it is a late-game spell, the assignment is not going to be easy. However, you should be skilled enough to handle such challenging missions after honing your skills while playing the game. The task will have you carry out combos and even fight terrifying trolls. However, that shouldn’t be a problem for a master wizard or witch such as yourself. 

Onai’s Assignment

Hogwarts Legacy Onai's Assignment
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Embark on the “Professor Onai’s Assignment” mission in Hogwarts Legacy to unlock Descendo and explore the vast map. The assignment, received after completing Percival Rackham’s Trial mission, demands top-notch battlefield performance against various adversaries. Equip your wand, sharpen your skills, and prepare for combat.

Upon receiving the assignment via in-game mail, check your book for the mission requirements. The first task involves defeating a troll and collecting a troll bogey—an intriguing departure from earlier encounters where defeating a troll was considered remarkable.

The second task challenges you to cast Depulso on an airborne enemy, necessitating strategic spell combinations, as enemies won’t levitate on their own. Mastering these combos is a valuable practice for when you unlock Descendo in Hogwarts Legacy.

Medium Bandit Camp

Hogwarts Legacy Medium Bandit Camp
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To unlock Descendo, venture beyond the school with no guidance from the book. Open the map, mark the location, and head south to the South Sea Bog and Coastal Cavern. Zoom in to find the Medium bandit camp at the bottom.

Complete Professor Onai’s Assignment by defeating trolls and goblins at the campsite. Though the tasks can be done in any order, tackling the troll first makes dealing with goblins easier. Trolls are formidable, requiring skill and damage spells. Control and Force spells are ineffective, and dodging is crucial as blocking won’t work. Utilize the surroundings, throwing objects at trolls for an advantage.

The second task involves a simpler combo, where you levitate an enemy with Leviosa and then blast them with Depulso. This combo doesn’t work on trolls, so completing the task matters more than winning the fight. Leviosa and Depulso are ineffective against trolls.

Head To Professor Onai’s Class

Hogwarts Legacy Unlocking Descendo
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After completing the assignment, head to the Divination Classroom located at the top of a tall ladder in the Library Annex. Visit the class during the daytime; if it’s nighttime, step into the circle and wait for a loading screen to change it to daytime. Post-class, inform Professor Onai of your accomplishment.

Professor Onai, upon hearing this, will teach you how to unlock Descendo. Use your mouse to draw the shape, with icons appearing along your path corresponding to keyboard or controller buttons. Press the right button at the precise moment to gain a speed boost, aiding in evading the pursuing fuse. Failing to avoid the fuse with your cursor results in task failure.

Upon completing the task, Descendo is unlocked, earning you 150 XP. Practice on the professor’s dummy in the room before adding the spell to your arsenal. Expect intense results when using this powerful spell for the first time.

Prerequisites For Professor Onai’s Assignment

Complete Percival Rackham’s Trial
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There are two prerequisites for you to complete the task you are eligible for Professor Onai’ Assignment:

  1. You must emerge victorious in Percival Rackham’s Trial quest.
  2. You must be at least level 15. 

Effects Of Descendo 

Hogwarts Effects Of Descendo 
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Since Descendo is a late-game spell, it is one of the strongest that you can unlock. It is a high-level combat spell that picks up an enemy and slams them into the ground. The spell does not do any direct damage but has impact damage on contact with the ground. If the enemy is already floating, the spell increases impact damage. 

Furthermore, Descendo has great team synergy with Leviosa. You can use Leviosa to get enemies in the air and then use Descendo to concuss them and deal damage. Once they are weak, you can use Incendio to land a heavy combo. Combing spells together is a great way to increase your efficiency in battle and defeat enemies easily. 

Type Of Spell

Descendo Type Of Spell
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All of the spells in Hogwarts Legacy are categorized into certain groups. Each group has its pros and cons; all spells are useful, but it depends on the situation you are in. You can also choose what spells you like best and make combos with them. There are Damage spells, defensive spells, and Force type spells, among other types. Descendo is a Force-type spell and is extremely useful in combat. 

Using different types of spells and mixing and matching to create your own combos is very important in the game. Force-type spells such as Descendo work best when paired with Control spells such as Leviosa and throw-in Damage spells to top things off. 

Final Words 

Once you have learned how to cast Descendo in Hogwarts Legacy, you will be a Master Wizard indeed. You can also learn how to fly your broomstick and cover more ground quickly. If you are just starting out, this spell is a bit advanced for you, but here are some beginner tips to help you get started in the game. 

You can also try out some of the other interesting spells in the game, such as Aressto Momentum or Expelliarmus. With all of these spells combined even the trolls will be afraid of you. 

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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