Defence Against the Dark Arts Class – Hogwarts Legacy Quest

This walkthrough will take you through the main quest “Defence Against the Dark Arts Class”, including finding the classroom, successfully learning Levioso, and winning a duel.

  • Quest Type: Main Story
  • Location: Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom, Astronomy Tower, Hogwarts (map)
  • Requirements: Complete Welcome to Hogwarts
  • Rewards:

Note that this guide is a work in progress, and will be updated soon!

Once you’re assigned this quest, you’ll need to make your way to the Defence Against the Dark Arts Class. Hit button xbox dpad upand a shining gold thread will guide you to class.

Make your way up the stairs, where you’ll find a door on the right — hit playstation square button/button xbox x v2 to enter the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom. Once the cutscene ends, you’ll need to complete a minigame in order to learn the Levioso spell. Use the left stick to keep the small yellow icon with the triangle (that represents your wand) steady, and tap playstation x button/button xbox a v2 when the wand icon reaches the matching button to speed up your wand — miss these, and you’ll have to start over.

After sucessfully learning Levioso, another brief cutscene will play. Then, you’ll need to perform a series of spells against the Training Dummy. First, hit R2 to do a Basic Cast on the training dummy. Then, hold playstation r2 button, and press the face button that Levioso is assigned to — once the training dummy is levitating, you can then press R2 again to do a Basic Cast.

Note: The reason Professor Hecat has you cast Levioso first on the training dummy is because Yellow (Control) spells break Yellow shields.

Another cutscene will play, and then you’ll have to duel Sebastian Sallow. He’ll start with a Yellow shield, so make sure you cast Levioso right away to break it, then start hitting him with Basic Casts. Keep an eye on your Levioso cooldown, and when it is available again, cast it a second time to stop Sebastian attacking you. Make sure you’re casting Protego when you get the warning halo (see our Basic Combat guide for details), and holding the input to cast the Stupefy counter. He’ll also sometimes cast Levioso on you — mash the indicated button on your character to get down sooner.

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The warning halo around the player’s head will let you know it’s time to cast Protego

Once you do enough damage to Sebastian, another cutscene will play. When it ends, you’ll need to speak with Sebastian. He’s behind you in the corner, indicated by the objective marker. Walk up to him and press playstation square button/button xbox x v2 to start a conversation. He’ll tell you about the duelling club, and suggest you speak with Lucan Brattleby near the Clock Tower Entrance.

When your conversation with Sebastian ends, you’ll have completed this quest! Next up, Charms class.

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