There is one thing that any good student of Hogwarts must do if they want to be a capable witch or wizard, and that is attend classes. Thankfully, there is no lectures and notetaking in Hogwarts Legacy’s version of these classes (with one exception). Instead, you engage in various activities, while listening to the charming and whimsical teachers, and are rewarded with a spell at the end of each class.
But you might be wondering what will be taught in each class, and who will be teaching it? Thankfully, we are here to help you navigate your school year and tell you all about classes in Hogwarts Legacy.
Transfiguration is the magical art of turning one thing into another thing. Whether that be turning a rat into a goblet, or turning an annoying Slytherin bully into a weasel, Transfiguration is critical for any witch or wizard.
Matilda Weasley is the professor of Transfiguration and, in general, one of the most important characters in Hogwarts Legacy. In addition to serving as the Transfiguration professor, Professor Weasley is also the Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, keeping control where the inept Headmaster Nigellus Black cannot. And, in case you are wondering whether to trust her, keep in mind: she’s a Weasley.
You’ll learn the following spells from Professor Weasley:
There are few classes more important than Defense Against the Dark Arts, where students will learn how to cast offensive and defensive spells in order to stave off Dark Wizards and other evil forces.
Professor Dinah Hecat may not look like much, but she is a formidable witch. After spending years at the Ministry of Magic combating actual Dark Arts, she is now a strict but kind teacher who is more than happy to thrust her students in the deep end, so to speak.
This class focuses on combat, teaching you new spells, techniques, and gameplay aspects for you to then use in the wider world as you take on practitioners of the Dark Arks. This is also a class, both in the movies and in game, where students may engage in practice duels with other students in order to get hands-on experience with new concepts.
You’ll learn the following spells from Professor Hecat:
Herbology is the study of plants, which takes on a whole new meaning in the Wizarding World, where dozens of plants are imbued with innate magical properties.
Professor Mirabel Garlick is wonderfully designed, and her appearance instantly let’s students know to expect a sunny, flowery teacher. She grew up around muggles, where she was a bit of an outcast, and that shows in the obvious passion she has for herbology and compassion she has for her students.
In order to learn how to care for such magical flora, however, one will need to attend Herbology classes. In this class, you’ll learn how to grow plants, and how to use them in combat.
You’ll unlock the following spells and objects from Professor Garlick:
Charms is one of the broadest fields of magic in the Wizarding World. In the books and films, it covers everything from levitation charms to the befuddling Stupefy spell, although in Hogwarts Legacy you’ll end up learning charms from quite a few of the teachers.
An extremely gregarious man, Professor Abraham Ronen is a fun-loving, unorthodox professor who, at times, seems even less mature than some of his students. That said, his fluffy teaching style, extroverted demeanor, and love of games makes him a favorite amongst students.
You’ll learn the following spells in from Professor Ronen:
Eleazar Fig is a central character in Hogwarts Legacy, and one of the first people you meet in the game. He is a kindly old man who is trying to get to the bottom of his wife’s death, involving the Ancient Magic that the player is able to see and use. When you need a stalwart ally, one who understands the troubles you are facing, look no further than Eleazar Fig.
Professor Fig is a unique character in that he doesn’t teach a class that your character attends, but you will still interact with him quite a bit. He’s the professor who brings you to school, and accompanies you in your quest to uncover Ancient Magic.
You’ll learn the following spells from Professor Fig:
Divination is the ability to see the future. In the Wizarding World, this usually takes the form of vague prophecies and omens. Divination has its uses, but is highly fickle and inaccurate, especially compared to other magic.
Professor Mudiwa Onai is one of the most capable diviners we’ve seen in the Wizarding World, having arrived at Hogwarts recently after teaching at the prestigious African wizarding school, Uagadou. She left Uganda after the death of her husband, which she was unable to predict. She is also student Natsai Onai’s mother.
You don’t actually attend Divination class in Hogwarts Legacy, but you’ll still get an assignment from Professor Onai during the main quest.
You’ll learn the following spells from Professor Onai:
Astronomy has the rare distinction of being a class you can take both at Hogwarts and in real life. It is, after all, the study of the stars, and space in general, which both magic-users and muggles alike can appreciate.
Professor Satyavati Shah is a stern disciplinarian, known for being occasionally too harsh on her students. However, her love and aptitude for science is self-evident, and she may be one of the smartest professors of them all.
Astronomy class in Hogwarts Legacy involves, reasonably enough, some stargazing, but you won’t learn any spells from Professor Shah.
Potions are where students learn to brew potions. Or, as Severus Snape once said, potions “bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses… tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.”
Channeling familiar Potions Professor, Severus Snape, Aesop Sharp is a dark-clad, slightly cynical Potionmaster. Like Snape, Sharp is critical of failure in his classroom, though much more highly rewarding of success. His curriculum is sure to be challenging, and he’s only slighter friendlier than our beloved Snape.
Potions are one of the more powerful forms of magic in Hogwarts Legacy, owing to them being craftable consumables. This class teaches you how to create key potions, and unlocks the requisite crafting station.
You’ll unlock the following spells and crafting tables from Professor Sharp:
History of Magic is exactly what it sounds like: in it, students learn about the history of the magical world.
If you thought being set a century before the events of the Harry Potter series would mean that there would be no recurring professors, think again! Professor Cuthbert Binns has been the History of Magic Professor at Hogwarts for since before his death, and now teaches as a ghost, being a piece of the very history he, himself, teaches. If only he knew how to make that fact interesting.
In the original series, it has a reputation for being dreadfully boring, and that’s still the case in Hogwarts Legacy (given that it is still being taught by the same professor as in Harry Potter). The class is so boring, in fact, that there’s a side quest where you attend History of Magic Class that essentially boils down to you staying awake.
You can unlock the following conjuration by attending Professor Binns lecture:
Beasts is, of course, the class where students learn about the study and care of magical beasts. For players who like crafting — or taking care of cool creatures — this will be one of the most important classes in the curriculum. Magical beasts provide key crafting ingredients for upgrading your gear, and they’re also just very cute.
Professor Howin is practical and skilled, and teaches her class in a no-nonsense manner — although she may slightly exaggerate the dangers of interacting with magical beasts in Hogwarts Legacy. In her class, you’ll learn to brush and feed magical creatures, which is how you’ll keep them happy (and producing crafting materials).
You can unlock the following “spells” by attending Professor Howin’s class:
Quidditch is canceled during the year you attend Hogwarts in Hogwarts Legacy, but you still get to learn to fly a broom with Madam Chiyo Kogawa. Like seemingly all the Quidditch coaches in the Wizarding World, Kogawa is a tough taskmaster, but her class unlocks an incredibly useful — and cool — mode of transport.
You can unlock the following ability by by attending Madam Kogawa’s class:
Now that you know all of your classes and have met all of your professors, all you need to do is make sure to make it to class on time! After all, how else will you learn all about spells, beasts, potions, and plants?
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