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How to Upgrade All Gear & Spells in Hogwarts Legacy

In Hogwarts Legacy, players can upgrade their Gear, Broom, and even Spells to overcome the growing dangers they’ll face throughout the distinct regions in the game.

  • Gear – Once players complete The Elf, the Nab, and the Loom quest in Hogwarts Legacy, they can use materials to upgrade Gear using the Enchanted Loom.
  • Spells – Players must complete Percival Rackham’s Trial quest to unlock Talents and upgrade Spells.
  • Brooms – Brooms receive upgrades by beating Imelda Reyes’ Time Trials and reporting to Mr.Weekes in Spintwitches Sporting Needs.

Below we’ll explain each process in detail and dive deeper into the best upgrades for all gear in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to Upgrade Gear

Players must collect Magical Beast materials and use them in the Enchanted Loom to upgrade or add traits to their gear.

To upgrade your gear, follow these steps:

How to Unlock Enchanted Loom

  1. After completing the Helm of Urtkot quest, Professor Weasley will inform you that Deek wishes to speak with you in the Room of Requirement.
Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement
  1. Head to the Room of Requirement, and a short cutscene will play with Deek asking if you’re ready to learn how to use the nab-sack.
  2. After choosing yes, follow Deek to learn how to collect Magical Beasts.
  3. Follow Deek and rescue a Puffskin, Jobberknoll, and Mooncalf.
  4. After you’ve rescued these beasts, you’ll return back to the Room of Requirement with Deek.
  5. Deek will show you how to use the Vivarium to house your Magical Beasts and obtain their materials.
    • You’ll need to use these materials to upgrade your gear using the Enchanted Loom.
Hogwarts Legacy Vivarium
  1. After learning all about the Vivarium, Deek will add the Enchanted Loom to your Conjuring Spells.
  2. Follow Deek’s instructions to conjure the Enchanted Loom into your Room of Requirement.
  3. Interact with the Enchanted Loom, and you’ll see all your upgradeable gear and the ingredients needed to upgrade them.
Hogwarts Legacy Enchanted Loom

Now that you’ve acquired the Enchanted Loom, you can upgrade your own gear. Players can also switch their gear’s traits using the Enchanted Loom.

To obtain Magical Beast materials for upgrades, you’ll need to capture Magical Beasts.

How to Capture Magical Beasts

Here is how to easily obtain magical materials in Hogwarts Legacy:

  1. First, you need to see what materials you need.
    • Interact with the Enchanted Loom and highlight the item you wish to upgrade.
    • They’ll display the materials needed to upgrade.
  2. Now, you must head into the World Map and search for Paw Icons. These are the dens of different Magical Beasts.
Hogwarts Legacy Magical Beast Den
  1. Highlight the Paw Icon to see what Magical Beasts inhabits the den.
  2. Head to the Magical Beast Den of your choice.
  3. When you arrive, equip the following spells to one spell wheel:
    • Disillusionment
    • Wingardium Leviosa
    • Levioso
    • Nab-sack
  4. Cast Disillusionment to hide your presence.
  5. Slowly approach the Magical Beast you want to capture.
  6. Cast Wingardium Leviosa on the beast to levitate it followed by the Nab-sack to quickly capture the Magical Beast.
Capture Magical Beasts
  1. Follow the prompts to capture the beast successfully.
  2. Try to capture at least three of them.
    • When you first obtain the Vivarium, it’ll only allow for 4 species but 12 total beasts.
    • This means you can have multiple beasts from the same species.
    • Thankfully, you can upgrade your Vivarium.

How to Obtain Upgrade Materials

To obtain materials to upgrade and add traits to your gear in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll need to collect Magical Beasts in your nab-sack and add them to your Vivarium in the Room of Requirement.

  1. Release any Magical Beasts you’ve captured in your Vivarium.
    • When you first begin, you can only hold a total
  2. Now equip the following gadgets to your spell wheel:
    • Beast Petting Brush
    • Beast Feed
  3. Each Magical Beast has two icons above it in the Vivarium that you can fill with these two gadgets.
    • Heart with Paw Print – Use Beast Petting Brush
    • Fork and Knife – Use Beast Feed
  4. Once you use the correct gadget on the Magical Beast, the icon will appear green.
Hogwarts Legacy Puffskin
  1. When both icons are green, the Magical Beast will have a material that players can collect by interacting with them.
  2. Players can also head to Hogsmeade and purchase materials from the Broof and Peck.
Brood and Peck Hogwarts Legacy

Use this method to farm upgrade materials easily. Although, you do need to check on your Magical Beasts periodically to get the most out of them.

How to Use Enchanted Loom to Upgrade Gear

  1. Interact with the Enchanted Loom. You’ll see a grid with all your current gear on the right.
    • Any equipped items are highlighted with a blue square.
  2. When you highlight a piece of gear, you’ll see two options below it.
    • View Upgrade
    • View Traits
  3. Use the “View Upgrade” prompt to enter the upgrade tree for the gear.
    • Underneath the gear, you’ll see the necessary materials to upgrade the gear.
      • You’ll see a prompt to upgrade the gear if you have all the materials.
      • If you are missing items, you’ll see “MISSING INGREDIENTS” displayed in red.
    • Players can upgrade each piece of gear three times.
Hogwarts Legacy Upgrade
  1. Use the “View Traits” prompt to enter the Traits menu for each piece of gear.
    • Not all gear can equip every type of Trait.
      • Superb (Blue) Gear can only equip Level 1 Traits.
      • Extraordinary (Purple) Gear can equip Level 1 & 2 Traits.
      • Legendary (Orange) Gear can equip Level 1,2, & 3 Traits.
    • Every level of gear requires a different material:
      • Puffskein Fur (1) is used to apply Level 1 Traits.
      • Diricawl Feather (1) is used to apply Level 2 Traits.
      • Kneazle Fur (1) is used to apply Level 4 Traits.
Hogwarts Legacy Upgrade Traits

But to apply upgrades to your gear, you’ll need to obtain Magical Beast materials. Thankfully, everything you need to know about collecting materials is explained below.

How to Upgrade Spells

Players must complete Percival Rackham’s Trial to unlock Talents and use Talent Points to upgrade their spells in Hogwarts Legacy.

How to Unlock Talents

To unlock Talents to upgrade your spells in Hogwarts Legacy, you must complete Percival Rackham’s Trial and speak to Rackham’s Painting.

Percival Rackham’s Trial is the twentieth main quest in Hogwarts Legacy. It begins when players speak to Professor Fig.

Professor FIg Hogwarts Legacy

Once you’ve spoken with Professor Fig and initiated the quest, you must investigate a goblin camp. In this camp, you’ll find a painting of Percival Rackham. Speak to it, and you’ll initiate the trials, which involve a series of puzzles and battles.

After you’ve completed the trial, you’ll end up in the Map Chamber, where you’ll see Percival Rackham’s painting again.

Speak to it, and you’ll unlock Talents. Talents are a variety of upgrades that players can apply to better their spells, potion usage, and even the Room of Requirement items.

Talents are a huge help and can completely change your playstyle. Make sure to spend some time reading about each one and what the best Talents are.

How to Gain Talent Points

You must level up your character in Hogwarts Legacy to gain Talent Points. Every time you level up, you’ll receive one Talent Point.

Here are some tips to help you level up quickly and gain Talent Points:

You can see your current amount of Talent Points in the top left of the Talents menu.

Upgrade Spells Hogwarts Legacy

How to Use Talent Points to Upgrade Spells

To upgrade your spells in Hogwarts Legacy, you must use Talent Points and unlock Talents for Spells and Dark Arts.

Talents are split into five sections; Spells, Dark Arts, Core, Stealth, and Room of Requirement. You must focus on the Spells and Dark Arts sections to upgrade spells.

Hogwarts Legacy Spell Talents

When you upgrade a spell, it usually gains a new property that helps it affect more enemies and become more useful in battle.

For example, when you upgrade Levioso, you can levitate multiple enemies with a single cast. It is very helpful and will dramatically improve your options during battles.

All Broom Upgrades & Tips

Players can unlock three broom upgrades by defeating Imelda Reyes’ Time Trials for Mr. Weekes in Spintwitches Sporting Needs.

You can upgrade your broom a total of 3 times. Each of these upgrades will increase your broom’s speed and acceleration. But defeating the time trials is no easy feat.

Hogwarts Legacy Broom Upgrade

The time trials you must complete will appear as side quests in Hogwarts Legacy. These side quests include:

  • Flight Test Side Quest
  • Sweeping The Competition Side Quest
  • The Sky Is The Limit Side Quest

You can see an in-depth guide for each quest here.

Hogwarts Legacy Broom Upgrades

Although, if you’d rather fly in style, a Hippogriff could also help you navigate Hogwarts Legacy through the skies.

But it does raise the question, is a fully upgraded broom faster than a Hippogriff?

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