Hogwarts Legacy grants you access to nearly 25 unique spells, however, you can only equip a maximum of 4. Additional spell sets become available as you progress through the story but for the first half of the game, you’ll have to switch between spells very frequently.
In this guide, we’ll go over the basics of how you can equip and change between different spells. Additionally, we’ll also explore how you can gain access to more spell sets in Hogwarts Legacy.
How to change spells
When you start the game, you can only equip and use four spells at any given time. Depending on your situation, you might have to switch your spells. You don’t want to go up against enemies with utility spells only and you don’t want to walk into the room of requirements with offensive spells equipped.
Your currently equipped spells are shown in the bottom right corner of your screen to change spells, you can press T on PC or the Right D-Pad on your controller (when playing on PS4, PS5, or Xbox) This opens up your spell menu, where you can see what spells you have unlocked currently.
Once you have opened your spell menu, highlight the spell you want to equip, and then you will see the option to equip it to one of the 4 spell slots, replacing an already slotted spell or filling up an empty slot.
There are also a couple of essential spells which are indicated towards the bottom left of the spell select screen. These spells can not be changed or reassigned.
How to unlock and equip different spell sets
Now you need different sets of spells that work well with each other, or you might want to keep spell sets ready, for when you are fighting or in Hogwarts.
Fortunately, Hogwarts Legacy allows you to make four spell sets so you can change between different spell combos on the fly. If you make your spell sets efficiently, you don’t even have to switch spells, you can just switch through your sets.
You can switch between your spell sets faster as compared to switching out individual spells.
On PC, you can simply use the mouse scroll on your spell menu to switch in between your spell sets. Scrolling up and down will change the spell sets as they are in your spell menu.
On PS4 and PS5 hold the R1 button (RT on Xbox) and then use your D-Pad buttons to switch between your spell sets.
How to increase spells sets in Hogwarts Legacy
Each set allows you to equip four spells, but you can increase the total number of spell sets you can have to 4, allowing you access to 16 spells on the fly.
Having additional spell sets allows you to make use of alternate spells while the ones you’ve used recently become usable again from their cool-down timer. Furthermore, through the use of more spell sets, you can keep your combo going, allowing you to fill up your ancient magic meter much quicker
Once you have access to your Talent Tab, go to your Core Talents and invest in Spell Knowledge talent. This talent provides you with an additional spell set, that you can then set up as you want.
At level 5, you can get Spell Knowledge I and Spell Knowledge II. This gives you access to two extra spell sets. You can get the last spell set of the game by unlocking Spell Knowledge III at level 16.
In total, you can get 4 separate spell sets and the option to equip 16 different spells at once. With that, you only need to know the best spells and spell combinations to equip in Hogwarts Legacy.