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As Professor Garlick once said, Plants can truly take care of you if you choose to take care of them first. In this guide, we will discuss the Plants that can be used in combat, how you can acquire or grow them, and how you can use them to completely eviscerate Poachers, Malevolent Creatures, and Dark Wizards! (Remember to check out our Herbology Build afterwards!)
Which Plants Can Be Used In Combat
While most Plants that you will encounter in Hogwarts Legacy are used as ingredients for brewing Potions, some plants will be used directly against your enemies! Those plants are tagged as “Tools” by the game, and they are indeed useful for quite a few situations.
The three Combat Plants are:
- Chinese Chomping Cabbage,
- and the lovely Venomous Tentacula!
You will be introduced to all three as a part of Professor Garlick’s Assignment 1 and 2. Sadly, they won’t be gifted to you: be prepared to purchase or grow these exotic specimen (check the section below for the prices).
In this guide we will demonstrate that the Combat Plants are definitely worth the price and can prove to be a very welcome addition to your arsenal of Spells.
Where to Acquire Combat Plants
Those plants and their respective seeds will be available to purchase from vendors throughout the Wizarding World, however, there is one place that stands out the most across the Hogwarts, and that is the Dogweed and Deathcap Shop! (Check out our How to Find the Dogweed & Deathcap if you are struggling to find the location.)
A few things to note:
- Dogweed and Deathcap sells seeds for all 3 Combat Plants: Chinese Chomping Cabbage, Mandrake, and Venomous Tentacula.
- Though barely any cheaper than the seeds, the store also sells the grown plants themselves.
Dogweed and Deathcap Prices
- Chinese Chomping Cabbage Seeds cost 600
- Chinese Chomping Cabbage plant costs 300
- Mandrake Seeds cost 800
- Mandrake plant costs 500
- Venomous Tentacula Seeds cost 1050
- Venomous Tentacula plant costs 600
Pot Sizes for Growing Combat Plants
- Mandrakes can be planted in any Pot Size.
- Chinese Chomping Cabbages require a Medium or Large Pot.
- Venomous Tentacula can only be planted in a Large Pot.
Free Venomous Tentacula Supply
In addition to what you can buy at the Dogweed and Deathcap shop, there is also an area that can get you an infinite supply of Venomous Tentacula!
What the game seems to forget to mention is that the Herbology Wing of the castle actually has a Venomous Tentacula farm. While it may not be as efficient as buying your own seeds and growing them in a Potting Table, if you don’t mind visiting the Herbology Wing every now and then you can always get a handful of Venomous Tentacula for free. You are not required to do anything special to access this area.
You will be able to harvest up to 5 Venomous Tentacula with each respawn!
How to Use Plants in Combat
Plants can be used in combat in a multitude of ways! The great thing with Combat Plants is that they are accessible from the Tool Wheel, which allows you to pause the game and select a specific tool. This means that you will be able to summon a multitude of Plants in a very short time without having your enemies get a chance to react to your strategy!
Our plants come in two forms: plants that can be summoned quickly and without interruptions, and plants that will require you to use them, interrupting your spell casting ability: Chinese Chomping Cabbages and Venomous Tentaculas can be used as an independent army, while Mandrakes will require you to hold them in order for you to actually use them.
You will be able to have up to 3 Chinese Chomping Cabbages and 2 Venomous Tentacula active at the same time!
If you are growing fond of your green friends, remember to check out our Herbology Build Guide to make the most out of their destructive power!
As you can see in the images above, Combat Plants can be used in a few ways: you can use them from a distance to set up a trap, or simply as a long-range assault team. You can use the plants while in stealth with the Disillusionment charm (very effective), or you can really just walk up to any enemy and summon all of your Venomous Tentacula and Chinese Chomping Cabbage and simply watch as your enemies will fight for their lives while being conflicted about being beaten by vegetables.
Now that you know how to summon your own private plant army, we hope you will use it to wreak havoc among the poachers’ ranks! Let us know in the comment section which one of the three plants is your favorite and why!