If you’ve read the Harry Potter books or watched any of its movies, you would be familiar with the Avada Kedavra spell. This is one of the most dangerous spells known to the world of wizards–killing anything it affects instantly.
This spell is also known as the Killing Curse by most and is one of the three Unforgivable Curses – with the other two being the Cruciatus Curse and the Imperius Curse.
Just as in the books, equipping Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy means that you would be able to finish off any enemy in a split second. Now, who doesn’t want a spell like that?
Being such a powerful spell, it would make sense that it doesn’t unlock that soon in the game. If you were planning to go wild with this spell in the game’s early stages, you’re out of luck.
This is because the Avada Kedavra spell unlocks in the ending stages of the game – specifically in the “In the Shadow of the Relic” quest. This is one of the side-quests you get from Sebastian of the Slytherin house. Start the “In the Shadow of the Relic” quest to learn the Avada Kedavra spell.
How to start the quest
Although many of Sebastian’s quests are tied to the main questline, the “In the Shadow of the Relic” side quest is his last quest and is an optional one, so it can be overlooked. Moreover, you need to be at least level 28 to start this quest.
This is a very high level considering that the final mission of the main questline starts at a much lower level than this one – so you will likely finish the story before you start this quest and learn the Avada Kedavra spell.
The Avada Kedavra questline is given to you by Ominis Gaunt, but only after you have completed the rest of the quests in Sebastian’s Relationship questline, including the “In the Shadow of the Mountain” and “In the Shadow of Hope” quests.
Moreover, you are also required to complete the Lodgok’s Loyalty main quest to unlock this quest.
How to get Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy
The first step in the “In the Shadow of the Relic” quest is to meet up with Ominis Guant and Anne. You can find them at the entrance of the Feldcroft Catacomb – Feldcroft Region.
You will proceed with them into the catacombs and soon encounter a few Inferi. Defeat the Inferi and then head over to the ream to the east. This room will have an altar and a few more Inferi. Kill them too to continue.
Not long after you kill the Inferi, a cutscene will appear with Gaunt. As it finishes, make your way through the Skeleton Door and head east. You will come across a crossroads soon. Take the eastern path and you will come across some stairs.
On the handles of the walls nearby, use the Accio spell to get yourself some bones, and then use the Leviosa spell to form a fleet of stairs. The staircase will lead you across the ledge, where Sebastian waits for you.
Not long after you find Sebastian, his uncle, Solomon, shows up and picks a fight with you. He’s pretty dangerous, and there will also be a few Inferi nearby.
Try to finish Solomon quickly and ignore the Inferi. You can use the Ancient Magic throw spell here to affect Solomon greatly.
Once you defeat Solomon, Sebastian will run off to the exit. Chase him down and initiate a conversation with him.
This conversation is very important since you’ll be faced with a few dialogue options. Picking the right options will determine whether you learn the Killing Curse.
To unlock the Killing Curse, in your conversation with Sebastian choose to say:
- Everyone should know that curse
- Yes, please.
If you choose the correct options, you will finally learn the Hogwarts Legacy Killing Curse, Avada Kedavra.
What’s special about the Avada Kedavra is that even though it’s such a dangerous spell, there are no consequences to using it. This is because there is no morality system in Hogwarts Legacy. There is, however, a long cooldown duration for it after you cast it once.
As far as we know, it can kill any enemy in an instant, but we don’t know whether it’s the same for the major bosses as well.
Unlock the Avada Kedavra Mystery
After you learn the Killing Curse, you will have the option to further upgrade it using the Avada Kedavra Mastery Talent perk, adding to its already insane power.
Upgrading this spell also kills any enemies affected by the Curse Status in the vicinity instantly after using it,