Potions – Hogwarts Legacy

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.

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.

Doing so requires Potion Recipes, where you learn what ingredients can be combined to create which potions, which 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, one of the classes you will be able to take is Potions, which will be taught by Professor Aesop Sharp. His class will unlock the ability to brew your own potions, as well as what you need to do to make them.

In order to use any of the potions you have access to in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll need to first equip them. To do so, access your Tool Menu by holding computer key tab t or playstation l1 button, and then selecting which potion (or plant) you’d like to use. Once you’ve selected it, it will be equipped, as shown in the bottom-left corner of the screen. From here, pressing playstation l1 button again will use the potion.

Here are all the potions in Hogwarts Legacy, what is required to brew them, and how to use them:

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 by default, and that amount increases if you get the Wiggenweld Potency I and II talents.

Unlike other potions, Wiggenweld Potions are automatically equipped and can be used with playstation down button/computer key g t at any time.

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. This is an incredibly useful potion for survivability on higher difficulties, turning what would normally be deadly damage into a minor inconvenience.

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.

Focus Potions reduce the cooldowns of your spells, allowing you to reuse spells much faster than before, for a limited time. This is very useful for long combats with lots of enemies, which become more frequent later in the game, and is especially effective when used in combination with the Maxima Potion.

Maxima Potion 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). This is best used against the strongest enemies in the game, like bosses, and is especially effective when used in combination with the Focus Potion.

An aggressive potion, Thunderbrew surrounds you in a stormy swirl that will occasionally omit lightning, dealing damage to nearby enemies and stunning them momentarily. This makes it very effective against melee enemies, like most Goblins, animals, and trolls.

Here are all the ingredients needed for brewing potions in Hogwarts Legacy:

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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