Hogwarts Legacy: How To Unlock Dark Arts Battle Arena

Step into the Shadows and Master the Dark Arts outside the walls of Hogwarts!

The Dark Arts Battle Arena is a practice arena in Hogwarts Legacy where you can compete against waves of different enemies and use forbidden spells. The Arena is a great spot to train your combat skills and check out different spells and enchantments, especially when trying out new talents and abilities. So, if you want to use the intimidating perks of Dark Arts Arena, make sure you know how to unlock and access it in the game. 

Key Takeaways
  • The Dark Arts Arena is a special battle arena in Legacy that comes with the Deluxe edition of the game.
  • The Dark Arts Arena allows you to perform several activities and experiments that you cannot do within the premises of Hogwarts.
  • In the Arena, you can compete against different types of enemies and take challenging battles.
  • The most interesting thing about the Arena is the access of unforgivable curses, such as Crucio, Imperio, and Avada Kedavra!
  • Once you get the Dark Arts pack through the Deluxe addition, you can unlock the Arena by visiting it on the Northern side of Forbidden Forest. 

Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts Arena

Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts Battle Arena
Dark Arts Arena [Image Credit: eXputer]
The addition of a special Dark Arts Arena in Hogwarts Legacy is a topic of interest in the community. Some fans are excited as it allows you to engage in non-stop action and practice your skills in a unique way, while some are at dismay as it allows you to use lethal spells such as Avada Kedavra and Crucio without any restriction. Since you can not use dark spells normally in the Wizarding World, you can go to Dark Arts Arena to test out deadly enchants on enemies. 

Although you can use dark spells inside the Arena, you will lose access to it as soon as you leave the battlegrounds if you haven’t unlocked them yet. You can unlock the special spells in Hogwarts by progressing through side quests of Sebastian Sallow.

How To Unlock The Dark Arts Arena

Unlock the Arena
Unlock Dark Arts Battle Arena [Image Credit: eXputer]
In Hogwarts Legacy, you can unlock the Dark Arts Battle Arena by purchasing the Deluxe or Collector’s Edition of the game. Once you own the DLC, you will get the Dark Arts Pack, which comes with multiple items. 

One thing to keep in mind is that if you have Standard Edition of the game, you cannot access the Dark Arena. If you wish to try out the Arena, you have the option to buy the Dark Arts Pack in the game later on as well.

Dark Arts Pack

The Dark Arts Pack in the Deluxe Edition of the game comes with the following items:

  • Thestral Mount SepuchriaDark Arts Cosmetic Set 
  • Dark Arts Battle Arena 
  • Dark Arts Garrison Hat

Once you’ve received the pack, you just have to reach the location in order to unlock it. As Dark Art is forbidden in Hogwarts, you will not find its Arena inside it. You have to venture out of the school and do some explorations into the deep woods. The Forbidden Forest is a dangerous place to explore as it is full of mysterious creatures that might attack you with surprise.

So, before heading into the jungle, make sure you’re well-equipped with the proper gear and necessary spells. To find the arena, start heading toward the North East Region of the map. You can also use the Foo Flame to fast travel if you do not want to take a ride on your magical broom

Special Spells In Arena

As mentioned earlier, there are special spells that you can only use in Dark Arts Battle Arena without any restriction. These spells are forbidden elsewhere due to their lethal and overpowered capabilities. In the Arena, you can use the following Dark Arts Spells.  


Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts Battle Arena
Imperio [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Imperio is one of the Dark Spells that inflict enemies to fight alongside you for a specific time period. When the curse is active, the enemies will aid you in battle by being your allies. Imperio is a very handy spell to fight off the swarm of enemies. 


Crucio Spell
Crucio [Screenshot grab: eXputer]
Crucio is a lethal spell that tortures the enemy in a deadly way. The spell causes the inflicted enemy to take damage over time and die eventually. The affected enemy will also take more damage upon each hit. 

Avada Kedavra

Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts Battle Arena
The lethal Avada Kedavra spell [Image Credit: eXputer]
Avada Kedavra! which undoubtedly the most powerful and the most fan-favorite spell in the Harry Potter franchise. The spell is an iconic hex that has the ability to kill an enemy in a single hit. Normally, you can unlock the spell once you reach Level 28 via Sebastian’s questline, but it is free to use inside the Dark Arts Arena. 

Outside the Dark Arena, you cannot use the spell in the game progression or battles, as you get the spell in post-game affairs once you’re done with the entire storyline.

Wrapping Up 

The Dark Arts Arena is a thrilling addition to the wizardry world and is sure to be an exciting feature for the fans and the Reddit community. The Arena allows you to play against different enemies and use the forbidden spells to satisfy all your curiosities. Whether you’re a fan of the Harry Potter universe or a JRPG lover, the Dark Arts Arena is definitely going to entertain you. 

Also, if you’re curious about the Room of Requirement, then we have covered a detailed guide for you. Additionally, you can also learn how to fly your broomstick to add more spice to your gameplay. Lastly, you can learn a lot of other spells, like Arresto MomentumGlacius, and the infamous Expelliarmus.

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