Hogwarts Legacy - Crucio

Hogwarts Legacy: Crucio Spell

Welcome to Hogwarts Legacy Crucio Spell Guide. It is for players looking for all information about one of the most powerful dark arts spells and how to use it.

Crucio Spell in Hogwarts Legacy!

Hogwarts Legacy - Crucio
Crucio Spell

Each spell has a core identity and belongs to a category. Some spells have a chance to advance or even change through the talent system as you spend talent points on them. There are over 20 slottable spells to choose from and many more practical ones that help with quests and exploration.

In Hogwarts Legacy, the Crucio Spell is a powerful tool of dark arts that causes most enemies to writhe in pain as they take damage over time. Also curses the victim – and cursed enemies take extra damage. It is also called the Torture Curse, and the Ministry of Magic officially forbids it as one of the three Unforgivable Curses.

Just like all combat spells in Hogwarts Legacy, it has a cooldown and thus can be part of the combo. The combos are powerful and sometimes complex combinations of spells and basic attacks to increase the overall damage.

Additionally, the Crucio Spell is helpful in combat, as the game’s protagonist will likely encounter many fights and opportunities to use it. Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t have any morality system, but NPC characters will react verbally and audibly to you casting unforgivable curses.

How to unlock the Crucio Spell?

You can unlock it during the In the Shadow of the Study Quest.

  • Location: Outside of Slytherin Common Room
  • Level Requirement: Level 16
  • Requirement: Completed quests
    • In the Shadow of the Bloodline
    • In the Shadow of the study (Unlocks: Unforgivable Curse: Crucio)
      • During the quest, you need to unlock three doors. Look at the symbols on the door, and then repeat the symbols on the snake mechanism.
      • Important! In the end, during the dialogue, agree to learn the curse, you don’t need to cast it if you don’t want to.

Hogwarts Legacy: Dark Arts Battle Arena

The Dark Arts Battle Arena is a unique combat-focused repeatable activity that you can start any time to practice your spells and Unforgivable Courses! Regardless if you completed the legacy questline, there are 4 Dark Wizard spells to test (automatically unlocked in the location):

You’ll be taking on five waves of enemies. The combat is challenging, especially on the hard difficulty. How to Unlock and Enter Hogwarts Legacy: Dark Arts Battle Arena Guide

List of Spells

Control Spells

Control Spells are slottable spells, and they have yellow icons. This type of spell is capable of breaking yellow enemies’ shields.

Incantation Explanation
Arresto Momentum The Slowing Charm. Slows the velocity of an object.
Glacius It creates icy-cold air from the wand’s tip and freezes the object or enemy.
Levioso Levitates objects and enemies. Helpful in solving puzzles and surprising enemies alike.
Transformation Transforms objects and enemies into alternate forms, whether puzzle solutions or harmless knickknacks.


Force Spells

Force Spells are slottable spells, and they have purple icons. This type of spell is capable of breaking purple enemies’ shields.

Incantation Explanation
Accio Summons an object into the caster’s hands. We saw this spell. In the gameplay, the player summoned a platform making a bridge so they could continue to travel through an area.
Depulso Repels many types of objects and enemies with considerable force. Although it deals no direct damage to foes, enemies and objects alike can be launched into each other with destructive results. Also useful for pushing and spinning objects for a variety of purposes.
Descendo It deals no direct damage, but objects and enemies that are slammed to the ground will suffer considerable impact damage. Airborne enemies will take even greater damage upon hitting the ground.
Flipendo Flipendo flips objects and enemies upwards and backwards.


Damage Spells

Damage Spells are slottable spells, and they have red icons. This type of spell is capable of breaking red enemies’ shields.

Incantation Explanation
Confringo The Blasting Curse courses the target to explode.
Diffindo The spell is used to precisely and accurately cut something. It can cause injury or even death if used on a living creature.
Expelliarmus Disarms wands and weapons from most enemies who wield them. It also deals damage to all enemies, even if they do not carry a weapon.
Bombarda It deals heavy damage on impact, accompanied by an explosion that can destroy heavy obstacles and hit surrounding enemies.
Incendio Conjures fire. This spell can be used as one of the combat spells or light up fire on torches and campfires.


Utility Spells

Utility Spells are slottable spells, and they have blue icons.

Incantation Explanation
Disillusionment It causes you to blend into your surroundings, making it more difficult for others to perceive you. Perfect for sneaking or approaching enemies undetected.
Lumos This spell transfers your wand into a flashlight. It creates a tiny spark of light on the caster’s wand tip.
Reparo  The Mending Charm. It allows you to quickly return certain damaged objects to their former states.
Wingardium Leviosa Levitates and controls a movable object. You can control its position to fine-tune its distance and rotation. Leviosa is automatically cast on objects summoned to you with Accio.


Transfiguration Spells

Transfiguration Spells are slottable spells, and they have light green icons.

Incantation Explanation
Conjuring Spell Conjures items into existence when cast within the Room of Requirement.
Altering Spell Alter the physical forms and features of items when cast within the Room of Requirement.
Evanesco Vanishes items and returns moonstone when cast within the Room of Requirement.


Unforgivable Curses

Unforgivable Curses are slottable spells, and they have dark green icons. This spells category is considered forbidden, and NPC characters react negatively if the protagonist uses them.

Incantation Explanation
Avada Kedavra A powerful and forbidden spell that kills its target. One of the three Unforgivable Curses.
Crucio Inflicts excruciating pain on its target – It’s also known as the Torture Curse.
Imperio One of the three Unforgivable Curses. Temporary forces enemies to fight as if they were your companion.


Essential Spells

Essential spells are not slottable spells. Each one has a dedicated key binding, so players can access them anytime.

Incantation Explanation
Basic Cast Deals minor damage to enemies and objects.
Revelio Highlights a variety of invective targets in the world, including hidden objects, puzzle items, loot and enemies.
Protego Protects against a variety of attacks, including spell casts, weapon strikes and more.
Alohomora The Unlocking Spell. Unlocks all types of locks. However, those protected by special spells and charms may not be affected by it.
Stupefy Stuns enemies, making them easy targets for follow-up spells. It deals no direct damage, but stunned enemies take extra damage, indicated by gold numbers. It also breaks enemy Shield Charms.
Ancient Magic When at least one segment of your Ancient Magic Meter is full, you can cast devastating Ancient magic attacks that deal massive damage and break shield Charms.
Ancient Magic Throw Summons and then throws special environmental objects at the targeted enemy. Particularly useful for breaking through Shield Caherms.
Petrificus Totalus Powerful enough to bind most enemies permanently, but more dangerous foes will only take some damage and then quickly break free from the effect.

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