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Game: Hogwarts Legacy
Content Type: Gaming Guides


For every friendly witch or wizard in Hogwarts Legacy, there are two that want to stop you from making your way through the game — not to mention all the other monsters you’ll have to face. In this guide, we’ll briefly explain how enemies work, and then go over all the game’s enemies. They have been organized by species.

Since the game hasn’t launched, this guide is naturally not complete. For now, it will serve as a repository for all the enemies we’ve spotted in the promo material and gameplay showcases. Once the game launches, it will instead serve as a list of all the enemies in game, and will also include any relevant information, plus tips on defeating them. We’ve included some basic “facts” about enemies, but this is only speculation based on what we can glean from the preview footage.


Every enemy in the game has a level, which is displayed on their health bar. If an enemy’s level is equal to or lower than your level, it will be displayed in green. An enemy with a higher level than you will have their level number displayed in red. It will be more difficult to defeat enemies who are higher level than you.


These bipedal foes should be familiar, since the player character is human (as are the majority of Hogwarts Legacy players, as far as we know).

The following Hogwarts Legacy factions contain Human Enemies:

  • Ashwinders
    • Ashwinders are magical serpents that spawn from a magical fire left unattended — it’s likely this faction chose the name for the intimidation factor.
  • Poachers
    • Where there are magical beasts, there are likely to be poachers. If you want to capture creatures for use in the Vivarium (or to protect them), you’ll likely need to go through poachers first.
ashwinder assassin hogwarts legacy enemey
  • Faction(s): Ashwinders
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Shields, Unblockable Spells

These enemies can cast unblockable spells (which presumably do decent damage), so they should be high on your list of priority targets.

hogwarts legacy enemies poacher duellist
  • Faction(s): Ashwinders, Poachers
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Shields

Judging by their name, these foes will be adept in one-on-one combat, though they don’t seem to do significantly more damage than similar human enemies.

hogwarts legacy enemies poacher executioner
  • Faction(s): Ashwinders, Poachers
  • HP: High
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Area-of-Effect Spell

This enemy casts a spell that creates a field of lightning on the ground beneath you, forcing you to move. Therefore, it’s good to take these guys out quickly when they show up.

ashwinder scout hogwarts legacy enemy
  • Faction(s): Ashwinders
  • HP: Low
  • Damage: Low
  • Notes: Easy prey

Scouts are squishy and light on damage, serving more as a distraction than an actual threat to the player. Presumably, these foes are weak because their main job is to find enemies rather than attack them. However, in Hogwarts Legacy it’s you finding them — and then killing them easily.

ashwinder soldier hogwarts legacy enemey
  • Faction(s): Ashwinders
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Standard foe

Again, we have only the name to go off of, but it seems safe to assume these foes will be fairly standard, doing decent damage and absorbing an average amount of punishment.

hogwarts legacy enemies poacher ranger
  • Faction(s): Ashwinders, Poachers
  • HP: Low
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Long-ranged

These enemies like to hang out at max range, and often are positioned on high ground. The Accio spell can be helpful for removing them from behind cover.

hogwarts legacy enemies poacher animagus
  • Faction(s): Poachers
  • HP: High
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Shields, Unblockable Attacks

These enemies can turn into beasts, which can close the distance to you quickly to deal massive damage.

hogwarts legacy enemies poacher tracker
  • Faction(s): Poachers
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Standard Foe

Going off the name, it is safe to assume that Trackers will be able to find hiding players easier. Aside from this, however, they look to be relatively weak.

hogwarts legacy enemies poacher stalker
  • Faction(s): Poachers
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Shields, Unblockable Attacks

Stalkers are more observant than most other enemies and seem to be more likely to notice you while you are in stealth. What’s more, they are decently powerful enemies once in combat.


Wizarding World staples, goblins may be short of stature, but the threat they pose to the player is far from small. It’s very likely that — as with humans — there will be friendly and enemy goblin factions.

The following Hogwarts Legacy factions contain Goblin Enemies:

  • Loyalists
    • The name of this faction implies that these are Goblins who did not side with the rebellion, though we’ve yet to confirm this.
loyalist assassin hogwarts legacy enemy
  • Faction(s): Loyalists
  • HP: Low
  • Damage: High
  • Notes: Dash + Unblockable attacks

These foes will dash towards you and then transform into a large, fiery version of themselves before attacking, so don’t think you’re safe because they’re far away!

loyalist commander hogwarts legacy enemy
  • Faction(s): Loyalists
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Area-of-Effect spell

In big, messy fights, it’s important to eliminate these enemies quickly. They cast a spell that creates a damaging zone on the ground, forcing you to reposition. It’s especially important to take care of these guys first if you’re fighting in a cramped area where it will be difficult to avoid their spell.

hogwarts legacy enemies loyalist ranger
  • Faction(s): Loyalists
  • HP: Low
  • Damage: Medium
  • Notes: Long-ranged

These enemies are often found on high ground, making them harder to hit — a well-timed Accio can bring them to a more manegable spot.

loyalist sentinel hogwarts legacy enemy
  • Faction(s): Loyalists
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: High
  • Notes: Shields

As their name would imply, these foes are somewhat harder to take down than other Loyalists, in large part because they often have a shield. They also have a slow to cast but high-damage spell — if you get the block halo, don’t greed for an attack, hit that Protego button.

hogwarts legacy enemies loyalist warrior
  • Faction(s): Loyalists
  • HP: Medium
  • Damage: High
  • Notes: Unblockable attacks

The first time one of these guys spins in a circle and suddenly becomes a huge fiery version of themselves, you’ll probably be too surprised to dodgeroll — but it’s an unblockable attack, so don’t bother trying to Protego it!


While most of the magical creatures you encounter in the world are to be protected, some aren’t quite ready for the Vivarium, and require a more heavy-wanded approach.

spiders hogwarts legacy enemy
  • HP: Unknown
  • Damage: Unknown
  • Notes: Unknown

We’re hoping there’s an Arachnaphobe menu option for folks who can’t stand spiders, because from the footage we’ve seen so far, there are no shortage of spiders in Hogwarts Legacy.

troll armored hogwarts legacy enemy
  • HP: Very High
  • Damage: High
  • Notes: Unblockable attacks

As if fighting a troll wasn’t bad enough, sometimes they manage to find armor that fits them; we’re assuming this will make them even harder to kill. The first couple swings of their 3-hit combo are unblockable, so watch out!

troll mountain hogwarts legacy enemy
  • HP: Very High
  • Damage: High
  • Notes: Unblockable attacks

If there ever was a good reason to learn Avada Kedavra, it’s trolls — these foes can absorb a lot of spells before falling. Their attacks are somewhat slow, but do massive damage if they manage to hit you. They’ll test your dodge-roll timing, as the first two swings of their 3-hit combo are unblockable. The third can be blocked, however.


We hope this guide on the enemies of Hogwarts Legacy was helpful! Questions, suggestions, and general thoughts are welcome in the comments below.

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