Hogwarts Legacy: How To Unlock Bombarda

If you love destroying everything, then Bombarda is the perfect spell for you.

Hogwarts Legacy takes the Potterheads back to the Wizarding World with all the spells and magical things. There, the players can cast powerful spells and use them in their day-to-day life of the game. A lot of spells are quite powerful for dueling. And one such spell is the Bombarda Spell that you will eventually get to unlock in Hogwarts Legacy. It is a powerful spell and if you want to be a strong duelist, it should be on your to-do list.

Key Takeaways
  • Bombarda is a Damage type spell.
  • It is more commonly known as The Exploding Charm.
  • Bombarda is unlocked in Professor Howin’s Assignment quest.
  • During the quest, you will have to rescue two different types of creatures using Nap-Sack.
  • These creatures are Diricawls and Giant Purple Toads.
  • When you report back to Professor Howin, she will finally teach you the spell.
  • It is an exploding spell, that makes it perfect to use against a group of enemies.
  • You can also utilize it to clear obstacles on your path too.

Unlocking Bombarda

You can unlock the Bombarda Spell as part of a special assignment called “Professor Howin’s Assignment.” These assignments are designed to help you catch up on your magical education, as you join Hogwarts in the Fifth year.

To unlock Bombarda, follow these steps:

  1. Meet Professor Weasley: Professor Weasley will introduce you to the special assignments, starting with Professor Ronen’s Assignment.
  2. Complete Professor Howin’s Assignment: Progress through the game until you receive and complete Professor Howin’s Assignment. This assignment will involve specific tasks related to magical creatures or spells.
  3. Learn Bombarda: After successfully completing Professor Howin’s Assignment, she will teach you the Bombarda Spell.

Once you’ve learned Bombarda, you can equip it and use it to your advantage in various situations during your adventures at Hogwarts.

bombarda description in Hogwarts Legacy.
Equipping Bombarda. [Image by eXputer]

Professor Howin’s Assignment

Professor Howin’s Assignment in the game involves capturing a Diricawl and a Giant Purple Toad. Here’s how to complete this assignment step by step:

  1. Get the Nab-Sack: You’ll need the Nab-Sack to capture these creatures. You can obtain it by completing a quest from Deek the House Elf.
  2. Acquiring Diricawl:
    • Go to the south of Hogwarts, further south than the South Hogwarts Region, in the Hogwarts Valley.
    • You’ll find the Diricawls near the mountain in the middle of the map, to the northwest of KeenBridge.
    • Use the Nab-Sack on the Diricawls. You need to use it a total of four times to weaken and capture them.
    • To keep them within range, use the Lavioso spell to make them float in the air, then put them into the Nab-Sack.
      location of diricawls.
      Here you will find the Diricawls. [Image by eXputer]
  3. Acquiring Giant Purple Toads:
    • Head south of the Diricawl location.
    • If you haven’t explored this part of the map, use your Broom for faster travel.
    • The Giant Purple Toads are found in a pond in the southernmost region.
      location of Giant Purple Toads.
      The Giant Purple Toads are in the southernmost region.
    • Approach them slowly and use the Nab-Sack on the Giant Purple Toads. You only need to use it three times to capture them.
      diricawls in game.
      Putting Diricawl in the Nap-Sack. [Image by eXputer]
  4. Completing the Assignment:
    • After capturing both creatures, return to Professor Howin and inform her of your success.
      The Giant Purple toad in game.
      Capturing Giant Purple Toads. [Image by eXputer]
    • You may need to attend her Beasts class, which typically takes place during the daytime. If it’s currently nighttime, you can skip time to the morning by using the wait function on the map (bottom right).
      Beast class at hogwarts.
      Location of the Beasts class. [Image by eXputer]

Learning Bombarda

The Beasts class is conducted in Hogwarts. So, you will have to go to the Hogwarts map section and then find the class. It will be out on the grounds of Hogwarts. You can use the Beasts Classroom fast travel to get there quickly. Once you get there, attend the class. It will only be a cinematic cutscene where you’ll see what the students get to learn about in the Beasts class.

When the class is dismissed, meet with Professor Howin and she will finally teach you the Spell. To unlock Bombarda in Hogwarts Legacy, you will have to move your cursor according to the wand movement. You’ll also note that there are button icons on the wand movement path. If you press these buttons, they will increase your learning speed.

movement of wand bombarda in Hogwarts Legacy
Wand movement to learn Bombarda. [Image by eXputer]
When you successfully complete the movement, you will finally learn and unlock the Bombarda Spell. With that, you will also earn 150 XP points that increase your level. Lastly, you will have to practice the spell on a few Pumpkins lying on the ground.

For that, first, equip the spell and then use it on the Pumpkins. To learn its true power, use it on a group of pumpkins. With one hit, the pumpkins will explode into small pieces.

Practice Bombarda.
Practicing Bombarda onto Pumpkins. [Image by eXputer]


To learn the Spell you will have to first fulfill its requirements. That will always be true for all spells or assignments. Meaning you can’t just head to Professor Howin and ask her to give you the assignment. To get the Assignment related to Bombarda Spell, you will first have to complete Charles Rockwood’s Trial. It is the main quest in the game, and you will eventually get to complete it.

Bombarda Spell

More commonly known as Exploding Charm, Bombarda can become quite deadly if you know how to utilize it.

Here’s how it can be utilized:

  1. Door Opening and Obstacle Removal: Bombarda is often used to blast open doors, destroy obstacles, or clear hindrances in a wizard’s path. It’s handy for quickly gaining access to restricted areas or overcoming barriers.
  2. Combat Usage: In combat situations, Bombarda can be employed effectively. While it may not be as powerful as Unforgivable Curses like Avada Kedavra or Crucio, it can still deal damage to opponents. It creates a small area of effect (AoE) explosion, making it ideal for targeting groups of enemies standing close together.
  3. Examples from Harry Potter: If you’ve watched the Harry Potter movies, you might recall instances where Bombarda was used. For example, in “The Prisoner of Azkaban” movie, Hermione casts Bombarda to rescue Sirius Black from his jail at Hogwarts. This demonstrates its usefulness in dire situations.

Final Words

That was all there is on How to Unlock Bombarda in Hogwarts Legacy. If you’re new to Hogwarts Legacy and have stumbled onto the guide, then you can check out our Beginner’s Guide. It covers all there is for new players to learn in the game. We’ve also covered everything there is to House Choices. It has answers that will help you choose the house that you want to select.

Make sure to check out the Room of Requirement as it will have everything that you’ll ever need. Lastly, you can learn a lot of other spells, like Arresto Momentum, Glacius, and the infamous Expelliarmus.


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