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Game: Hogwarts Legacy
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There are many things that a student at Hogwarts must learn to be a successful witch or wizard, from spellcasting to broom flight. But perhaps nothing is quite as potent as potions, which can, as Severus Snape once said, teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses… tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.”

But, potion brewing can be a bit confusing, with each potion requiring several ingredients. And so, we present our guide for everything you need to know about potions, from how to brew them to what they all do.

Please note that this guide is a work in progress, and will not be complete until the game releases. When it does, we’ll work on updating it ASAP with more information.

While we are still learning all the details about how potion brewing works in Hogwarts Legacy, there are some things we do know.

Firstly, we know that potions can be brewed using Potion Stations in the Room of Requirement, your home base which you unlock fairly early into your adventure. To do so, you will combine ingredients at the Potion Station and wait an amount of time, at the end of which your potions will be brewed.

We also know that Potion Recipes, where you learn what ingredients can be combined to create which potions, can be purchased from J. Pippin’s Potions in Hogsmeade. This shop also sells ingredients, and the potions themselves.

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Professor Aesop Sharp

Additionally, we know that one of the classes you will be able to take is Potions, which will be taught by Professor Aesop Sharp. While we don’t know what classes look like in Hogwarts Legacy yet, it is reasonable to speculate that Professor Sharp will be able to teach you new techniques so that you are able to brew a wider variety of potions.

Here are all the potions in Hogwarts Legacy we know about so far.

A healing potion”

hogwarts legacy wiggenweld potion

The Wiggenweld potion is the primary healing item in Hogwarts Legacy, and almost certainly your most used potion. Each swig of Wiggenweld heals around 1/3 of your health.

To brew Wiggenweld potions, you will combine Horklump Juice and Dittany Leaves at your Potion Brewing Station. Wiggenweld Potions are also available for purchase at J. Pippin’s Potion shop in Hogsmeade.

“Makes the drinker practically invisible”

An invisibility potion does what it says on the tin, and turns you invisible, in a far more effective way than the Disillusionment Charm. This makes you nearly undetectable by enemies, making stealth much simpler. Invisibility Potions are available for purchase at J. Pippin’s Potion shop in Hogsmeade.

Reduces the drinker’s spell cooldowns”

Focus potions reduce the cooldowns of your spells, allowing you to reuse spells much faster than before, for a limited time. Focus Potions are available for purchase at J. Pippin’s Potion shop in Hogsmeade.

“Creates a storm around the drinker which will stun and damage nearby enemies”

An aggressive potion, this brew surrounds you in a stormy swirl that will occasionally omit lightning, dealing damage to nearby enemies and stunning them momentarily. Thunderbrew is available for purchase at J. Pippin’s Potion shop in Hogsmeade.

“Potion that causes a rocky film to develop on the consumer’s skin, helping to protect them from harm”

hogwarts legacy edurus potion

This potion is used as a defensive spell, turning your flesh to rock so that you take less damage from all sources for a limited time.

They can be brewed by mixing Ashwinder Eggs and Mongrel Fur at a Potion Brewing Station. Edurus Potions are also available for purchase at J. Pippin’s Potion shop in Hogsmeade.

“Increases the drinker’s spell damage for a limited amount of time”

This potion makes magic damage of all kinds more powerful for a short time. Perfect for using just before casting your most powerful spells or stringing together powerful magic effects (or when facing tough enemies in general). Maxima Potions are available for purchase at J. Pippin’s Potion shop in Hogsmeade.

The following potions will be in Hogwarts Legacy, but we don’t have any information yet about how they will work mechanically, how they can be brewed, or how much they will cost. The other potions in Hogwarts Legacy are as follows:

  • Felix Felicis: Liquid Luck. This potion is meant to give 24-hours of good fortune to its drinker. Given that it requires 6 months to brew and some very rare ingredients, and that its effects are fairly vague, it is likely that this potion will feature in a narrative quest of some sort, rather than be regularly available. Since the recipe for this potion is a PlayStation exclusive, it indicates that whatever its purpose is can’t be too critical to the story or gameplay.
  • Beautifucation: Judging by the name, this potion makes the consumer more beautiful. Similar to Felix Felicis, the obvious cosmetic effect of this potion seems much more useful within a narrative than something that can be regularly brewed.
  • Ink-Shroud: This potion will, most likely, create a cloud of smoke that you can use to escape from danger.
  • Skele-Gro: As seen when Harry Potter breaks his arm (and then loses the bones in it due to Gilderoy Lockheart’s inept spellcasting), this spell is used to regrow bones. As such, it might be a second, more powerful healing potion (as opposed to Wiggenweld), or it may play a narrative role in the game.
  • Hate: While we can only speculate on this one, it seems like this potion may operate like a Frenzy spell, causing enemies to turn on one another with incredible hate. However, it could be something else entirely — there is a lot of things hate can do.
  • Moonlight-Oil: Given the origins of the name, obviously being derived from the term “burning the midnight oil,” it seems like this potion will likely relate to nighttime or darkness in some way. Speculation includes making it so that you don’t need to sleep, giving you night vision, or giving you extra energy.
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Felix Felicis Potion

Here are all the known ingredients we’ve seen so far in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Fwooper Feather
  • Jobberknowll Feather
  • Puffskin Fur
  • Mooncalf Fur
  • Niffler Fur
  • Mangled Fur
  • Toad Warts
  • Dugbog Tongue
  • Leech Juice

Now, it is time to hit the cauldrons and make you some of these — after all, aren’t they tempting? Once you’re freshly supplied with potions, check out our other guides for Hogwarts Legacy, including walkthroughs, guides, and a database.

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