Hogwarts Legacy: How To Upgrade & Find Gear

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Apart from customizing your character look-wise, the gear you apply to them is really advantageous on the battlefield. The enemies in Hogwarts Legacy can give some serious amount of damage to you but if you are wearing some good protection gear you can pretty much outlast every boss. It is extremely important to keep customizing your Character’s gear as you level up.

Key Takeaways
  • Upgrade gear for offense or defense using the Enchanted Loom unlocked in “The Elf, The Nabsack, And The Loom” quest.
  • Resources found in the Hogwarts open world, obtained from Beasts in the Vivarium, aid gear upgrades.
  • Traits offer special perks when added to gear.
  • Six gear types exist in the game, with a limit of 20 gear slots.
  • Optimize gear inventory for maximum offensive and defensive effectiveness in battles.

How To Upgrade Gear

Upgrading gear In Hogwarts Legacy
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Upgrade your gear in Hogwarts Legacy by using the Enchanted Loom, a table that allows you to enhance gear statistics and add Traits. To access the Enchanted Loom, unlock the “Room of Requirement” by completing the main quest and finishing “The Elf, The Nabsack, and The Loom” quest. These quests are part of the main storyline, so progress through the game to unlock the ability to upgrade your gear. Don’t delay; start grinding and upgrading your gear early in Hogwarts Legacy.

The Elf, The Nabsack, And The Loom Quest

The Elf, The Nabsack, And The Loom Quest In Hogwarts Legacy
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This is a major quest that comes about 12 hours into Hogwarts Legacy, so yeah, you have to be pretty patient with this quest. Nonetheless, if you are playing the game, you would come across this quest on your own. In it, Deek will ask you to rescue some of the endangered beasts around the forests of Hogwarts. These beasts may be either stuck in the ground or getting attacked by some wild animal. The majestic animals are Puffskein, Jobberknoll, and Mooncalf.


Vivarium In Hogwarts Legacy
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In Hogwarts Legacy, after capturing magical beasts, return to the Room of Requirement and meet Deek. Collaborate with Deek to create the “Vivarium,” a habitat for your captured creatures. These beasts play a crucial role in upgrading your gear, as they provide raw materials. Care for and feed your creatures to gather valuable resources. Instead of purchasing materials, you can obtain them from your beasts.

Capture magical creatures by visiting Beast Dens using Floo Flames or your Flying Broom. Once you’ve collected magical resources, use the Transfiguration Spell to summon the Enchanted Loom and fulfill Deek’s tasks for gear upgrades.

Enchanted Loom 

Enchanted Loom Upgrading Gear In Hogwarts Legacy
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As said before, this is where you will mostly upgrade your gear in Hogwarts Legacy, but you will be in need of Resources too. You can upgrade your precious gear with some required resources to go with it. The higher the level of your gear, the more resources it takes to upgrade. You must spend your resources carefully and choose the right gear to upgrade for your situation. Once you upgrade a gear, it boosts either the offensive power or the defensive. No such extra ability is provided with such upgrades just the statistics are boosted. 


Traits Bonuses In Hogwarts Legacy
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In Hogwarts Legacy, Traits are magical bonuses that go beyond standard statistical upgrades, adding special conditional effects to your gear. These effects can enhance specific spells or provide unique advantages. Traits are acquired from Bandit Camps, chests, or boss fights and are saved in a list for easy allocation to different gears.

Some Traits boost spell power, while others reduce damage from specific enemy spells. There are three slots for Traits across three gears. Initially, resources from unlocking the Enchanted Loom allow for a Trait Slot 1, but as you progress and capture rare beasts, more powerful Traits become available.

Rarities Of Gear

Rarities Of Gear In Hogwarts Legacy
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In Hogwarts Legacy, gear comes in four rarities: Well-Appointed, Superb, Extraordinary, and Legendary. The Well-Appointed gear, identified by its green hue, is of low quality and becomes obsolete quickly; it is recommended to sell it. Superb gear, with a blue hue, can be upgraded easily and has three upgrade stages, accommodating level 1 traits.

Extraordinary gear is the next tier and offers higher statistical upgrades; it can be upgraded twice and accepts level 2 traits. The highest tier, Legendary Gear, has a distinctive orange hue and allows the assignment of level 3 traits, making it extremely powerful. Legendary Gear is rare, and while it can be upgraded, it requires substantial resources. Players are advised not to sell Legendary Gear if obtained early in the game.

Many Reddit users shared some tips for beginners to get the best traits in Hogwarts Legacy

Gear Types

Gear Types In Hogwarts Legacy
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In Hogwarts Legacy, there are about Six Types of gear that can be upgraded and have traits added to them. You can collect each type of them as you play and move around the open world of Hogwarts. 

  • Neckwear
  • Cloaks and Robes
  • Outfits
  • Facewear
  • Headwear
  • Handwear

These clothing items come with specific health benefits. While some gears may have technical advantages, the game allows players to change the appearance of their gears, prioritizing personal preference. Each gear type (Headwear, Facewear, Outfits, Neckwear, Handwear, Cloaks, and Robes) has distinct defensive or offensive stats.

Wand Handles, found on the left side, allow wand customization, and Flying Mounts and Brooms on the right offer magical mounts and broom options. The customization features contribute to the enjoyable gameplay in Hogwarts Legacy.

Gear Slots 

Gear Slots In Hogwarts Legacy
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Each gear occupies a Gear Slot in Hogwarts Legacy, and players have expressed dissatisfaction with the limited 20 slots, especially compared to games like Skyrim. Proper storage management is crucial, keeping only preferred outfits with the best effects. The game offers a guide on upgrading gear slots. Alternatively, players can discard or sell unwanted gears. Selling items to vendors in Hogsmeade Village is a better practice, as higher rarity items, especially legendary ones, fetch higher prices.

Importance Of Gear 

Importance Of Upgrading Gear In Hogwarts Legacy
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  • Having good gear on you or in your inventory is extremely important, especially later in the game.
  • You have to always keep your gear fully upgraded in Hogwarts Legacy.
  • The boss fights will get much more intense later in the game, and the effects of your gear can impact your entire gameplay and how you perceive your attacks.
  • Many gamers might underestimate the use of gear, which is why this article solely tells you the importance of having good gear up your sleeve. 

As you may know by now your offense or attacking power can be heavily influenced by your gear. For example, if you wear a piece of clothing that improves your damage attack by 90, even your basic attacks can be lethal. Your attack power can be doubled through different gears! If you’re playing the game in hard mode, your attacks need to be at high levels in order to kill the last bosses. So, if you want spells like Bombarda or Incendio to have a maximum effect, have maxed-out gears with such traits added to them.

Wrap Up 

Upgrading gear can be a lengthy process of gathering up ingredients and constantly maxing out items but it’s essential. It is up to you now to wander around the open world to find the best gear for yourself. Be it from the streets of Hogsmeade or the Halls of Hogwarts Houses. Other than that you also focus on upgrading important spells like the Unforgivable Curses. It will unlock spells like Crucio and Avada Kedavra that can help you defeat even the strongest of bosses.

If you are searching for the locations of Eyeball Chests, Gobstone, Unicorns, Daedalian Keys, and Leech Juice, we have got you covered! It is necessary to unlock spells like Depluso, Glacius, Diffindo, Alohomora, Confringo, and Flipendo to use against your enemies. Quests and puzzles like The Bridge Puzzle, The Bell Tower Puzzle, In The Shadow Of Time, Arthimancy Puzzles, and The Room Of Requirement can be easily solved.


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