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Hogwarts Legacy: All Talents and Best Ones to Get

by Harry MourtzanakisFebruary 20th, 2023
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Talents are a great way to upgrade the effects of your spells in Hogwarts Legacy. Through talents, spells can deal more damage, hit multiple enemies, and apply unique debuffs. There are 48 talents in the game and players can easily get overwhelmed regarding which one to get first. The best talents help players in combat and exploration and enhance the overall gameplay experience.
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Talents are a great way to upgrade the effects of your spells in Hogwarts Legacy. Through talents, spells can deal more damage, hit multiple enemies, and apply unique debuffs.


However, there are 48 talents in the game and players can easily get overwhelmed regarding which one to get first.

If you’re still debating whether to try Hogwarts Legacy or not, consider checking out our first impressions article on whether the game will fulfill our expectations or not.

In this guide, I will list all talents in Hogwarts Legacy and mention the best ones to unlock to ensure you can take down any enemy in your way and have all the required tools available to fully explore the game.


Table of Contents

  1. All Talents in Hogwarts Legacy and How to Unlock Them
  2. Best Talents in Hogwarts Legacy
  3. Wrapping up

All Talents in Hogwarts Legacy and How to Unlock Them

Use talents to upgrade your spells in Hogwarts Legacy.

The Talents are subdivided into five unique categories, and each offers different effects.

Here are all the categories:

  1. Spells
  2. Dark Arts
  3. Core
  4. Stealth
  5. Room of Requirement


Each category specializes in different upgrades, ranging from offensive effects to defensive and utility ones.

Let us examine all talent upgrades and their effects based on their skill tree.

Spells Talent Tree

The Spells talent tree has 10 talents in total and focuses on upgrading the offensive capabilities of your spells.


Please note all talent descriptions were copied directly from the text in the game.

Talent

Effect

Required Level

Incendio Mastery

Casting Incendio unleashes a ring of flame around you.

5

Accio Mastery

Enemies near a target summoned by Accio are also pulled to you.

5

Levioso Mastery

Enemies near a target levitated by Levioso are also levitated.

5

Confringo Mastery

Confringo impacts produce fiery bolts that seek enemy targets.

5

Diffindo Mastery

Diffindo casts a slice through impacted enemies to strike additional targets.

5

Depulso Mastery

Casting Depulso releases an additional blast directly around you.

5

Bombarda Mastery

Bombarda causes an explosive blast with a massive area of effect.

16

Descendo Mastery

A Descendo slam creates a damaging shockwave around you.

16

Glacius Mastery

Striking an enemy frozen by Glacius blasts damaging shards outward from the target.

16

Transformation Mastery

Enemies stuck with the Transformation spell transform into explosive objects.

22

Dark Arts Talent Tree

The Dark Arts talent tree has 10 talents in total and focuses on improving and spreading the effects of curses.

Talent

Effect

Required Level

Knockback Curse

Flipendo has the same effect as a curse on enemies. Cursed enemies take increased damage.

5

Disarming Curse

Expelliarmus has the same effect as a curse on enemies. Cursed enemies take increased damage.

5

Stunning Curse

Stupefy has the same effect as a curse on enemies. Cursed enemies take increased damage.

5

Blood Curse

Dealing damage to a cursed target inflicts damage to all cursed targets.

5

Imperio Mastery

An enemy under your control with Imperio curses other targets with each other successful strike.

16

Crucio Mastery

Striking an enemy cursed by Crucio releases a projectile that curses a nearby enemy.

16

Slowing Curse

Arresto Momentum has the same effect as a curse on enemies. Cursed enemies take increased damage.

16

Enduring Curse

A cursed effect remains on an enemy for a longer period of time.

16

Avada Kedavra Mastery

Killing an enemy with Avada Kedavra kills all cursed enemies.

22

Curse Sapper

Defeating a cursed enemy restores some of your health.

22

Core Talent Tree

The Core talent tree has 16 talents in total and focuses on providing extra utility (both in combat and while exploring), as well as improving Ancient Magic and Protego.

Talent

Effect

Required Level

Swift

Holding down Dodge allows you to vanish quickly and reappear nearby.

5

Basic Cast Mastery

Basic Cast impacts reduce spell cooldowns.

5

Protego Absorption

Successful Protego blocks will contribute to the Ancient Magic Meter. Perfect Protego blocks contribute even more.

5

Ancient Magic Throw Expertise

Ancient Magic Throw catches and throws disarmed enemy weapons.

5

Spell Knowledge I

A new Spell set is added. Hold the R2 button and tap the D-Pad in a direction to swap to an unlocked Spell Set.

5

Spell Knowledge II

A new Spell set is added. Hold the R2 button and tap the D-Pad in a direction to swap to an unlocked Spell Set.

5

Wiggenweld Potency I

Wiggenweld heals you to a greater effect.

5

Spell Knowledge III

A new Spell set is added. Hold the R2 button and tap the D-Pad in a direction to swap to an unlocked Spell Set.

16

Wiggenweld Potency II

Wiggenweld heals you to a greater effect.

16

Stupefy Mastery

Enemies struck with Stupefy remain stunned for a longer period of time.

16

Evasion Absorption

Successfully evading an unblockable attack with Dodge contributes to the Ancient Magic Meter.

16

Revelio Mastery

Increases the range of Revelio.

16

Protego Expertise

Blocking a spell with Perfect Protego will send two projectiles back at enemies.

16

Basic Cast Airborne Absorption

Basic Cast impacts airborne enemies contribute more to the Ancient Magic Meter.

16

Protego Mastery

Perfect Protego releases a damaging blast that breaks enemy shields.

22

Stupefy Expertise

Stupefy deals direct damage on impact.

22

Stealth Talent Tree

The Stealth skill tree has four talents in total and focuses on making a stealth-focused playstyle much easier.

Talent

Effect

Required Level

Sense of Secrecy I

Enemies’ ability to detect you is reduced.

5

Human Demiguise

Allows you to Sprint while using Disillusionment.

5

Sense of Secrecy II

Enemies’ ability to detect you is reduced.

16

Petrificus Totalus Mastery

Petrificus Totalus emanates an area of effect that can impact nearby enemies.

22

Room of Requirement Talent Tree

The Room of Requirement skill tree has eight skills in total and focuses on improving the effects of items and potions.

Talent

Effect

Required Level

Edurus Potion Potency

Edurus Potion makes you invulnerable and deflects projectile attacks back to enemies.

5

Invisibility Potion Potency

The Invisibility Potion’s undetectable status lasts for a longer period of time.

5

Fertiliser

For each Chinese Chimping Cabbage thrown, a second Chomping Cabbage is generated and released at no cost.

5

Headache

The damage and duration of the incapacitating effect of Mandrakes are increased.

16

Maxima Potion Potency

Maxima Potion causes attacks to have additional increased damage and break enemy shields.

16

Thunderbrew Potency

The range and damage of the potion effect are greatly increased.

22

Focus Potion Potency

The duration of the Focus Potion’s effect will be extended when any spell from the Spell Set is cast during its use.

22

Noxious

Venomous Tentacula attacks deal additional damage and break shields.

22

Best Talents in Hogwarts Legacy

Using the best talents will improve your combat and open-world capabilities in Hogwarts Legacy.

While there is a wide variety of talents to choose from, some manage to stand out as the best talents overall in Hogwarts Legacy. Here are the best talents in the game:


  1. Revelio Mastery - Revelio will be your bread and butter basic spell, as you’ll be using it constantly to find hidden secrets all around the open world.
  2. Confringo Mastery - Confringo will be your go-to offensive spell for the early and mid-game, and upgrading it will make your life significantly easier.
  3. Curse Sapper - This is an end-game upgrade that allows you to heal from curses. With this, you will be able to endure much tougher fights without having to use any healing potions.
  4. Stupefy Expertise - Stupefy is an amazing counter spell that will be used in almost every combat scenario. Upgrading it should always be one of your first priorities.
  5. Protego Absorption - Similarly to Stupefy, Protego is an amazing defensive option that you’ll use in almost every fight. While upgrades require getting the timing right for Perfect Protego, it’s well worth it.



Of course, based on your playstyle, more talents can become extremely strong. For instance, for stealth builds, it's important to utilize every spell in the Stealth skill tree. The point of these five is that they are highly recommended for all builds.

If you’re a fan of stealth builds, consider checking out the video below on one of the best stealth builds in the game.

Video by KaidGames2 on YouTube.


Keep in mind that choosing the right talents is important as there is no way to respec your spent points in Hogwarts Legacy.

Wrapping up

In conclusion, these are all the available talents in Hogwarts Legacy as well as my recommendation on the best ones to upgrade as soon as possible.


While there are many great talent options, be careful about which you upgrade as you won’t be able to respec your spent points.


If you enjoy spellcasting in games, consider also checking out our guide on how to use incantations in Elden Ring. Spellcasting in Elden Ring has strong similarities to Hogwarts Legacy.


What’s your go-to talent build for Hogwarts Legacy? Do you have any suggestions for leveling up fast and getting more talent points? Let us know in the comments below.