Hogwarts Legacy: How To Unlock Avada Kedavra [With Pictures]

"Avadaaaa Kedavraaaaa!"

The Avada Kedavra spell in Hogwarts Legacy will undoubtedly become a fan-favorite sorcery to use as it has had its fair share of iconic moments in the Harry Potter movie franchise. Unfortunately, it is worth noting the spell can only be unlocked if your character is Level 28 via a questline in the game. Meaning that you will most likely be grabbing the spell in the post-game events once you have cleared the main storyline quests in their entirety.

Disclaimer Note: The article contains minor quest spoilers for the game, read at your own discretion.

Key Takeaways

In Hogwarts Legacy, the spell Avada Kedavra is a powerful but long-cooldown spell known for its one-shot capability. To unlock it:

  1. Complete the “In The Shadow Of The Relic” quest line, offered by Sebastian.
  2. Prior quests must be completed before accessing this final one.
  3. The quest involves exploring the Felcroft Catacomb to rescue Sebastian, who’s trying to use an ancient relic that only works inside the catacombs.
  4. Players will face the Inferi enemies and a challenging boss fight.
  5. Avada Kedavra can be learned towards the end of the quest, so choose dialogue options carefully.

This spell can be a game-changer but should be used strategically due to its cooldown.

You can watch our video guide as well and learn how to get Avada Kedavra spell in Hogwarts Legacy.

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How To Unlock Avada Kedavra

The Avada Kedavra spell is often cited as one of the strongest sorceries that a Witch or Wizard can cast, so much so that even Harry Potter fans will want to hunt it down as quickly as possible on their first experience with this game. It is also one of the last unforgivable curses that you will learn as the questline is divided into three separate quests to obtain them and Avada Kedavra is the last one.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to unlock Avada Kedavra:

1. Complete the Previous Relationship Quests:

  • Before you can start the “In The Shadow Of The Relic” quest, you must complete the previous relationship quests belonging to Sebastian, your fellow Slytherin classmate. These quests are:

2. Trigger the “In The Shadow Of The Relic” Quest:

  • Once you’ve completed the prerequisite quests, you’ll trigger the “In The Shadow Of The Relic” quest. You can also meet Sebastian in a Dark Arts dueling class if you belong to another House.

3. Meeting Ominis and Anne at the Felcroft Catacombs:

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The Felcroft Catacombs location (Image Captured by Us)
  • Head to the entrance of the Felcroft Catacombs, where you’ll meet Ominis and Anne. Ominis will accompany you on the quest. Anne is concerned about her brother, Sebastian, who has ventured into the Catacombs to find a cure for her illness.
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    Battling the Inferni (Image by eXputer)

4. Traversing the Catacombs:

  • Navigate through the Catacombs, clearing out Inferi as you progress. Your objective is to locate Sebastian, but before you reach him, you’ll encounter a room filled with Inferi that you must defeat.
  • Continue through the Catacombs, and you’ll eventually find Sebastian. Build a bone bridge to reach him.
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    The bone bridge (Image by eXputer)

5. Soloman Sallow Boss Fight:

  • After reaching Sebastian, Soloman Sallow, their uncle, will appear and steal the relic. This triggers a boss fight against Soloman.
  • During the fight, you’ll also have to deal with Inferi swarming around you. Focus on breaking Soloman’s Protego shield when he uses it to defend against your attacks.
  • Defeat Soloman to progress in the quest.
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    Soloman Sallow boss fight (Image by eXputer)

6. Learning Avada Kedavra:

  • After defeating Soloman, you’ll need to leave the Catacombs and rendezvous at the exit with Sebastian. Collect any crafting items along the way.
  • During a dialogue sequence at the exit, you’ll need to choose the correct dialogue options to learn Avada Kedavra:
    • In the first dialogue option, select “Everyone should know that curse.”
    • In the second dialogue prompt, select the “Yes, please” choice.
  • Sebastian will teach you how to cast the Avada Kedavra spell, and you will have learned this powerful dark magic spell.
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    The Dialogue choices (Image credit: eXputer)

The Wrap-Up

As you can learn from the following Subreddit Post, most of the player base was quite skeptical about how Avada Kedavra would function and whether or not it would be too overpowered to use in the game that it would ultimately end up ruining the fun factor. But thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case as it is fairly balanced with its long cooldown after using it.

Aside from that, the world is brimming to the lid with a vast array of activities to do as a school student as well as rich mysteries to uncover at every corner of the way. The Beginner’s Guide of Hogwarts Legacy will give you a headstart before you dive into the game for the first time. In addition to the Floo Flame Network allowing you to fast travel, you will most likely be excited to unlock and use the Flying Broom to traverse around the world.

However, for now, this will conclude our guide on how to unlock the Avada Kedavra dark magic in Hogwarts Legacy. If you have any kind of further questions related to the guide then be sure to comment them down below and we will be more than happy to answer any queries in the utmost haste. As always, eXputer wishes you luck!

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