Spells and witchcraft evidently go hand-in-hand in Hogwarts Legacy, but there are other magical uses that players can take advantage of. This comes in the form of potions, the drinkable boosts that you can either craft or purchase within the game. As you progressively learn new spells, build relationships, and take down Dark Wizards, it’s easy to forget a lesson or two. Therefore, we’re here to lay out the basics with potions in Hogwarts Legacy to ensure that they don’t go unnoticed.
How to Use Potions in Hogwarts Legacy
To equip and use a potion, open the Tool Wheel while in play to select from one of the six unique consumables: Erudus, Focus, Felix Felicis, Thunderbrew, Invisibility, and Maxima. PS5 and Xbox Series X|S users need to use the L1 and LB buttons, while PC players will use the Tab key (unless otherwise reconfigured). This is only applicable to the aforementioned potions; Wiggenweld is consumable by pressing either Down on the D-pad or G on the keyboard.
Players can either craft or purchase potions by utilizing the in-game shops and the Room of Requirement. While Professor Sharp introduces the students to the concept of potions, it’s up to them to find more. The Room of Requirement with Deek offers the player the necessary space to brew potions. Of course, Galleons can be spent at one of the merchants beyond Hogwarts castle if you’ve got the funds.
Alternatively, completing certain side quests and looting through random chests can potentially deliver you a potion or two. You’ll just have to go a bit out of your way to acquire these as opposed to the crafting and bartering options.
If you’re looking to invest in the potion-making activity, the Tomes and Scrolls shop in Hogsmeade can provide blueprints for new brewing stations. It’s where you can buy upgrades for the Room of Requirement, offering additional stations for your wizarding necessities.
Be sure to also collect various resources and ingredients throughout the Hogwarts Legacy map for brewing recipes.
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