Players will need to make potions in Hogwarts Legacy to heal themselves, increase their spell attack and overall defense, and cast lightning to hurt enemies.

They can do this by bringing the required ingredients for each of the six potions in Hogwarts Legacy to a Potions Station in the Room of Requirement.

It’s worth noting that to make potions, you need to complete Professor Sharp’s first Potions Class or have unlocked the Room of Requirement, which happens in mission 18.

To make a potion, you’ll need to pick up the right spellcrafts, potion recipes and ingredients. But don’t worry, as we’ll go over how to get each one in the guide below:

How to Brew Potions

To brew a potion in Hogwarts Legacy, buy a Potion Station spellcraft from Tomes and Scrolls in Hogsmeade and a potion recipe from J. Pippins Potions, also in Hogsmeade.

Then, summon your Potion Station in the Room of Requirement, and interact with it. Finally, choose from the available potion recipes you’ve bought and craft them using the required ingredients.

You can get the ingredients by either growing them yourself in a pot or purchasing them from the Magic Neep shop in Hogsmeade.

a Potions Station in Hogwarts Legacy with a bronze cauldron on it

It is worth noting that you get a Small Potions Station for free when you unlock the Room of Requirement. However, it brews one potion at the time, and is therefore very ineffective.

It is recommended that you purchase a bigger Potion Station spellcraft to speed up the potion brewing process, but it is not strictly necessary.

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Here is a step by step guide on how to brew potions:

  1. Buy a Potion Station spellcraft from Tomes and Scrolls. You can find the shop next to the main entrace of Hogsmeade.
    • Buying the larger variants of Potion Stations allow you to brew multiple potions simultaneously. Here are the prices of the best Potion Station spellcrafts:
      • Medium Potions Station Spellcraft – 1,000 Galleons
      • T-Shaped Potions Station Spellcraft – 2,000 Galleons
the location of Tomes and Scrolls on the left and the items they sell on the right
  1. Purchase any or all of the potion recipes from J. Pippin’s Potions. You can find that shop right next to the West Hogsmeade Floo Flame.
    • Here is every potion recipe you can buy from him:
      • Maxima Potion Recipe – 500g Galleons
      • Invisibility Potion Recipe – 800g Galleons
      • Focus Potion Recipe – 1200 Galleons
      • Thunderbrew Recipe – 1200 Galleons
the location of J. Pippin's Potions on the left and the items he sells on the right
  1. Go to the Room of Requirement and summon a Potions Station using the Conjuring Spell.
    • You can place it anywhere you’d like. 
  2. Next, interact with it and select the Potion you wish to brew. It will tell you the required ingredients and how long it will take.
    • If you’re missing any ingredients, you can purchase them directly from the Magic Neep.
Placing a Potions Station in the Room of Requirement on the left and making a potion on the right

It is worth picking up Fluxweed Stem seeds before beginning to brew potions, as it is required in one of the most powerful potions.

Additionally, you’ll need to know how to get your hands on some Troll Bogeys if you want to brew the Invisibility Potion.

If you’re struggling to afford all of the necessary components to craft potions, don’t worry. There are plenty of easy and fast ways to make money in Hogwarts Legacy.

All Potion Recipes & Brewing Times

You can brew six potions in Hogwarts Legacy, each requiring different ingredients and brew times. You will yield one potion per brew.

Here is every potion, their effect, ingredients and brew time in Hogwarts Legacy:

Potion NameEffectPotion IngredientsBrew Time
Wiggenweld PotionAids in healing and restores a bit of the drinker’s health.1 Horklump Juice & 1 Dittany Leaves
15 Seconds
Edurus PotionA potion that enhances the drinker’s defense by covering them with a durable rocky skin.1 Ashwinder Eggs & 1 Mongrel Fur
30 Seconds
Maxima PotionIncreases the drinker’s spell damage for a limited amount of time.1 Leech Juice & 1 Spider Fangs30 Seconds
Invisibility PotionThe drinker turns invisible, causing enemies to lose sight of them – the drinker is then imperceptible for a period of time.1 Leaping Toadstool Caps, 1 Knotgrass Sprig & 1 Troll Bogeys1 Minute
Focus PotionReduces the drinker’s spell cooldowns.1 Lacewing Flies, 1 Fluxweed Stem & 1 Dugbog Tongue1 Minute
ThunderbrewCreates a storm around the drinker, which will stun and damage nearby enemies.1 Leech Juice, 1 Shrivelfig Fruit & 1 Stench of the Dead1 Minute 30 Seconds

How to Use Potions in Hogwarts Legacy

To use a potion, hold down LB/L1/Tab to open your Combat Tool Wheel and use your mouse or right analog stick to select the one you wish to use.

Release LB/L1/Tab to confirm your choice. Finally, press LB/L1/Tab once you’ve selected your potion, and you’ll use it.

It is worth noting that you cannot use the Wiggenweld potion via this method. To use the Wiggenweld potion, press G or Down on the D-Pad.

The Combat Tool Wheel in Hogwarts Legacy on the left and the player character using a potion on the right
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