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Game: Hogwarts Legacy
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No witch or wizard is complete without their robe and wizard hat, and this is doubly true in Hogwarts Legacy. If you’re to survive and succeed in combat, you’ll need all the help you can get, and the right gear can be the difference between life and death. In this guide, we’ll explain how gear works, how to identify unknown magical traits of gear, and list all the gear present in the game.

Like in most RPGs, gear in Hogwarts Legacy serves to enhance your character’s stats. By default, gear offers one primary Offense or Defense stat. However, you can add and then improve a secondary stat to a piece of gear, or apply Traits, by using the Loom. Gear can be modified to be more effective against specific enemies, and improved to offer more Offense or Defense.

Of course, also like in most RPGs, gear is also about looking cool. Fortunately, the devs know that, and so it is possible to modify the appearance of any gear. No looking like you dressed yourself from grandma’s closet just because the pink jumper you found has the best defense stats! We’re assuming that you can make any gear you have look like any other gear you’ve found, though we’re waiting on confirmation of exactly how transmogrifying gear will work.

In order to equip gear, you’ll need to open the Options menu, then navigate to the Character tab. Once there, you’ll be able to see your character’s current equipment, as well as your stats of Health, Defense, and Offense. You can also see your current character level, plus how many Galleons you have. Next, to equip a piece of gear, select one of the equipment slots, and then press the equip button ( playstation x button /button xbox a). You’ll then be able to see all the gear you have available for that slot.

There are 7 gear slots in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Wand
  • Gloves
  • Face
  • Headwear
  • Neckwear
  • Robe & Cloak
  • Outfit

There is only space for one gear item in each type of slot — you can’t equip two different gloves, for example.

In addition to the gear slots, there are a couple of accessories slots on the Character page. There are 2 accessory slots in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Flying Mount
  • Broom

You can equip mounts and brooms in these slots exactly the same way you equip other gear, by highlighting the slot and pressing playstation x button /button xbox a).

Some gear that you find will have unidentified magical traits. To gain their benefits, you’ll need to first identify them. This can be done in the Room of Requirement, at the Identification Station. If you don’t have any gear that needs to be identified, the table will let you know, as in the image below.

For more information, see the Identification Station section of our Room of Requirement guide.

hogwarts legacy identify gameplay showcase ii

Gear upgrades can be applied at the Loom, which is found in the Room of Requirement. Using the Loom, you can apply Traits and Upgrades, both of which can make your gear more effective. Traits add specific benefits to your gear, like making it specifically stronger against Trolls or Dark Wizards, while Upgrades are improvements to the gear in general, adding to either Defense or Offense stats. It appears that each item, or perhaps each item type, will improve only your Defense or Offense stat when upgraded.

In order to upgrade your gear, you’ll need to care for animals in the Vivarium, and collect fur, feathers, and other materials from them. While you’ll be able to use common materials for most initial upgrades, subsequent upgrades will require rarer materials. Here are the upgrade and trait materials you can use to upgrade your gear in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Fwooper Feather
  • Jobberknowll Feather
  • Puffskin Fur
  • Mooncalf Fur
  • Niffler Fur
  • Toad Warts

While only a few have been revealed so far, it’s looking like there will be plenty of options when it comes to equipping your character. Here is a list of all the gear in Hogwarts Legacy we’ve spotted:

  • Autumn Jumper Uniform [Legendary]
    • Offense upgrades
    • Trait Slot Level III
  • Snowy Owl Scarf [Extraordinary]
    • Defense upgrades
    • Trait Slot Level II
  • Cerulean Rivet Gloves [Superb]
    • Offense Upgrades
    • Trait Slot Level I
  • Byzantine Beret [Superb]
  • Elegant Formal Uniform [Superb]
  • Flamboyant Cloak [Superb]
  • Refined Duelling Gloves [Superb]
  • Loosened Cobalt Runic Scarf [Common]

We hope this guide on Gear in Hogwarts Legacy was helpful! Questions, comments, and suggestions go in the box below — or just send us an owl.

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