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Hogwarts Legacy - All Spells Ranked, Tier List (After Playing 200+ Hours)
- Опубліковано 17 лют 2023
- Hogwarts Legacy Has a lot of Spells. So in today's video I'm ranking all of them in a tier list from worst to best.
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I believe you're ignoring spells when used in combination. Glacius and diffindo are basically insta-kill for most non-boss enemies. But, mostly, you underestimate the power of the curse mechanic. Upgraded, Crucio and Avada Kedavra together just straight up break the game. Just cast Crucio on an enemy, shoot them a couple of times until basically the entire enemy group is cursed, then cast AK and basically you've already won nearly any encounter. And, honestly, nearly all spells can be S tier if you know how/when to use them.
when I upgraded both crucio and avada kedabra those were basically the only 2 spells I used the rest of the game 😂😂😂
thats the beauty of the game
He put em in S and A tier. Also the curse mechanic was elaborated on with Imperio. I don't get the point.
That's a lot more work than pulling out a mandrake though.
I agree on this especially since winding up spell combinations to deal damage, or juggle enemies while using your basic cast to fill in the gaps is very useful in my opinion.
Wingardium Leviosa has a use as a spell on its own - it can be used while stealthed to levitate objects above enemy heads and drop it on them, killing them from far away and remaining undetected. It's super fun.
Haven’t done that yet! Thx
Wonder if you can do that with Accio when it turns into Wingguardian Leviosa
Lmao I didn’t even know that was possible thanks for this tip
I'm trying this now
See, this is what i wanted skyrim's magic system to be like
Glacius is easy S tier. Its Crowd Control like most yellow/purple spells. But also greatly increases dmg from dessendo and stuff.
Agreed. The glacius/diffendo combo is stupid powerful and also just really fun
Also makes beast catching nearly automatic.
Glacius is S
both diffindo and glacius at b tier is sick😂
Yup yup. I agree with most everything here but Glacius. I don't know if I'd put it S or A but it's def not B. Sets up for easy one shot damage on so many enemies when followed up with certain spells.
Great list but I definitely think Confringo deserves an A. Its great for many things and love it's range.
Agreed, I keep confringo on me at all times. There are other "crowd control" spells, but confringo adds damage to multiple enemies and is ranged. Dodging is also a thing.
@Joseph Cline agreed. not to mention that if you have it upgraded in dark spells. it casts curses on everyone when you upgrade confringio as it shoots multiple fireballs from main target.
Crucio is S tier simply because it has the best casting animation.
and best sound
and best (male) voice line
Are u forgetting my killing curse
Crucible, spread curse with needed amount of auto attacks, Avada and win.
Expelliarmus combod with ancient magic throw has been carrying me hard
Gobbos get rekt hard with this combo to the point I start to take it ez on them or the fight ends too soon before i can farm ancient magic charge.
I think Crucio should be S tier cause it’s skill spreads curse so easily and breaks shields. But other than that good tier list 👍
It also combos with the transformation spell in a way similar to the avada kadava combo.
Crucio is beyond S tier, combined with either Avada Kedavra or the upgraded transformation spell ill can kill groups of enemies in seconds no matter how big or small
This right here. I feel like Crucio is a beast of a set-up for AK. Even though it doesn't stun everything, still having the spread of the curse is super useful.
Also you can use a focus potion and cast in on two enemies to bounce projectiles, which can break your game (crash).
I really thought there was only a few ways of playing this game, but based on how wildly different our rankings of combat spells are, clearly I was mistaken
Glacius and Confringo are a great combination spell, it does a ton of damage when Glacius is cast then followed by Confringo or bombada, the instant freeze then flames does a ton of damage.
Try glacius then diffendo, it's better
When large spiders have their fangs stuck after decendo, use levioso to tear then apart. Akin to the smaller spiders when you cast levioso as they burrow.
Levioso is useful for the frogs, when the frog is attacking using its tongue, use levioso then use diffino for instant kill
One of my favourite things to do in this game is find an ashwinder near a ledge, cast levioso then depulso, and watch them fly into space and take 20,000 damage 👌👌👌
Aresto momentum also allows you to cast petrificus totalis on a single enemy. So for me this is an s tier spell given that it has an instant kill mechanic builtin.
Hi swany, i wonder if we could have a video on which talents NOT to bother with. I saw the message when i unlocked the talents tree that they are limited, so it would be cool to know which ones not to bother with (rather than which ones are the best). Thanks!
Defendo should be A tier not B. It does the highest single target damage in game. I also believe the Room of Requirement and Beast spells shouldn't be required to slot. With three pet and three room abilities they take up 1.5 sheets. If you take the extra three sheets for spells, and you should, it leaves 2.5 available for other spells.
Bombarda actually nukes. Like legit one shots an entire horde of enemies
I hope they add more spells throughout the time.
Every skill needs to be upgraded here. Crucio to break shields and combo w aveda kevedra. Imperio is obvious. Transform basically gives you 2 free kills. Stack concentration 3 on all gear, then use all red skills for your second setup. Spam those until your green skills cooldown. Rinse and repeat. Easy mode. Use that plus maximus potion and focus and you’re on god mode.
you want a fun combo? using their perks, use the following, flippendo, glacius, and descendo. doing this will curse and rise the enemy in the air, glacius will freeze the enemy and make the next bit of damage hit harder and explode some ice upon damage deal, and decendo will deal the damage as it brings the enemy to the ground while also dealing extra explosive damage from the perk as the enemy hits the ground. this is great to use on enemies that can be CC'ed, and if you want to add insult to injury, cast a casual bombarda after descendo, just as an extra fuck you
Great list gotta disagree on diffindo tho. If you use glacius and then diffindo it actually does the highest possible two spell damage (except for two damage spells). And by freezing one enemy and then using your dash to get the right angle I’ve been able to hit the second slice pretty often so if you can pull that off the talent point is well invested there as well
Plus the easy kill on pesky tanky dugbogs. Never have it not slotted.
I prefer confringo over incendio. Actually I would give it an A. It has the range, it can jump to other enemies and only flame can cause damage to anything. Could be my fighting style but I always get caught off guard with the vey short range of incendio.
I love Confringo as well, but I still prefer Incendio because it's a bit stronger and has great AOE when upgraded.
Also, I love the thrill of close quarters combat. Dashing into a group of enemies and then casting Incendio reminds me a lot of the Charge+Nova combo the Vanguard class from the Mass Effect series had
I like using Glacius to freeze enemies and then walking up to them and casting petrificus totalis.
Descendo and Glacio are combo spells. Glacio to Diffendo/Bombarda deals massive damage. Accio to Depulso to Descendo deals massive fall damage. Its Arresto Momentum that I'm not sure what it combos with. If you're just looking for a curse spreader, Flippendo is better because its easier to spam.
Glacious diffindo = insta kill to all rank and file. Highest damage number without stacks was 10k.
Solid list in my opinion 👌
I like Confringo because it is versatile, it can damage Inferius, useful in solving puzzle especially merlin trial due to its super long range , burn vine, blow obstacle and stealth triple kill( the extra projectile is quite powerful when you have 6 concentration III ).
Yeah, it was on my primary wheel all game long for quality of life. Most of my combat damage was from plants anyway.
Hey, Potions only hide you for a few seconds. This spell is absolutely game changing if used properly. Also have you tried using potions when you are about to been seen? It's crazy you are right in front and it hides you even though the detection is almost full
Crucio is S tier, because of how well it works with Avadakedavra.
Confringo should have been ranked higher considering that it is the first long range spell you get that does more damage and is really good early game (and it looks and sounds epic!)
Glacius combined with Diffindo insta kills a ton of enemies by shattering them
I’d argue that Crucio can be an S tier spell when using it to spread curses for the AK spell.
Wingardium and Lumos are quite underrated IMO
With the former you can literally smack a target around infinitely with an environmental object to deal damage and break shields iirc.
Lumos combines ridiculously well with the Focus Potion upgrade so that you can shorten the cooldown of the 3 other spells in your spell set
Flip spell can knock troll club into their face after blocking their slam attack
i found out a couple pf days ago that glacius with diffindo makes the best offense combo in the game
Levioso overrated as in combat accio does exactly the same only it pulls enemies as well so I for example after like 10th level haven't use it once in a combat
Edit: Also so many other spells like aresto momentum, flipendo, said accio that lift your enemies of the ground if you for example want to increase your descendo damage
interesting to see other ppls preferences in spells. I don't even bother using incindio. its range is crap and its aoe is fine if you let ppl get close. but i preferred confringio way better.
Same, as soon as I unlocked confringo I never used incindio ever again. I don't like letting enemies get real close if I can avoid it so I personally prefer confringo for its longer range
I use the accio + point blank incendio combo all the time
my go to opener (for my 1st/main character) is either crucio and then other spells or accio and immediately decendo. but i have one my new character open with accio and then incindio.
Accio+incendio+glacius+diffindo kills anything except for bosses
Glacius then diffindo is a good combo, the upgrade for diffindo is a waste tho.
Yeah same, I only upgrade Glacius to do shatter aoe. Sometimes I dont even shoot Diffindo, instead I shoot off upgraded Bombardo at them for massive aoe with upgraded Glacius shatter aoe
Nah if you use the dash correctly you can often set up an angle to let you hit the second enemy with the talent. If you can pull it off and it’s not that hard then that talent point is definitely well spent
I use Concentration III trait on all my gear so I can use any spell I want. It's fun to Role play as different fictional characters using limited or specific element spells. Fun game
Wait what is concentration III?
As far as I know concentration trait only boost the dmg on red spells
i think crucio with unlocked talent should be s tier when paired with avada kedavra because you mark a lot of enemies with curse then kill all of them at once with avada kedavra.
My setup is the three unforgivables plus transfiguration. It allows me to do massive damage and break shield charms.
You have to consider combos, many spells are trash alone but OP when used in combos, take glacius as an example. Upgraded flipendo-glacius-diffindo-bombarda is an extremely strong combo against small enemies and trolls. Also you took combos into consideration on some spells but not on other ones.
Man flipendo I think is such a slept on spell. I always run it with the three unfogivables. First in use impirio on the strongest enemy I c, then use crucio on anyone with a shield. I use flipendo to instantly curse any purple shield enemy then swap spell bars and use arresto momentum and exapeliarmus for the same reason. Then swap back and spam flipendo on anything that isn’t cursed yet due to its dummy fast refresh. Then shoot em with the AK 😂
This list is highly personal, some spells are definetly S tier without any doubt, but other than that I would denitley not rank spells like you.
I love confringo, glacius, descendo and difindo, I would rank them as A tier without a doubt. But as I said, it's highly personnal.
I enjoyed this. And ill take your advice. Your combinations are sick. Keep it up. U make it like a movie
I didn't even know Lumos works against Devil's snare, I just kept spamming incendio.
Question, does the talent enduring curse make impero's mind control duration last longer?
No it doesn't, just makes the curse mark they get last.
Descendo causes damage though, if you upgrade it at least. Not just the enemies around it either.
Accio and incindio is favorite combo lol
Flipendo is essential when fighting trolls and those large frogs 😊
You mean dugbogs, or are there frogs later in the game I haven't seen yet? Because dugbogs get 1-shot if you Levioso their tongue attack and then slice it off with Diffindo. Turns them from annoying HP sponges to trivial material farming...
@Tom J Bruh, I brute-forced every dugbog in the game. First with ancient magic then with crucio.
@Gaze73 oooof! Yeah most of the enemies if they take a long time they have a key spell combo to bust them up.
Should do this for talents as well
Combinate Glacius an diffindo for insta kill
Glacius + Diffindo = SS tier
Accio works like wingardium leviosa
The most powerful strategy is to max upgrade the mandrake and just kill everyone instantly
I think you were a little generous with crucio. It’s a B tier imo cause it does little damage. You have to upgrade it, then it’s pretty much there to spread curses to set up the avera kedevra massacre. On its own without upgrades, the spell is kinda bad
If you’re not using any Unforgivable III upgrades on your gear crucio is a little lack luster. But I use 3 of them in my set up and crucio literally melts enemies even on hard mode. I proc curse on everyone, it’s breaks everyone’s shield, it stun locks nearby enemies that get cursed, and by the time I’m satisfied and ready to use avada kedavra, the main target is already dead because of the passive damage applied from crucio with the 3 unforgivable upgrades.
Couldn’t have the “avada kedavra” massacre without crucio
@Alex Avgeris how do you get unforgivable trait 3
@Steph from bandit camp Chest random drop and abuse save reload tho
@Jonas Bagger oh
Wait so you are telling me for flipendo if you time it correctly it could be used as avada kedavra for burrow spiders?
invisibility potion last only a few seconds
Avada Kadavra doesn't work on inferi. If you use a focus potion you can cast crucio twice and have projectiles bounce off each other, dealing massive damage.
This feels more like a tutorial of what spells do rather than finding the most accurate tier list.
No Damage # comparisons or cooldown comparisons for general use.
Example being Upgraded Confringo deals more damage than Bombarda. When factoring in its new AOE Damage.
If you factor in Confringo's 10 second cooldown vs Bombarda's 15 second cooldown. Does Bombarda really belong 2 tiers above Confringo?
Now you could chain combo Upgraded Bombarda from Upgraded Accio, but wouldn't Incedio at 8 second cooldown be better DPS in the long run? Since you wont have to wait for Bombarda to be off cooldown when wanting to chain it a second time.
Since Accio is also an 8 second cooldown if I recall correctly.
Not to discredit Bombarda, Its better than both Confingo/ Icedio in other ways. Just displaying that there's more layers for all the spells. That could have been factored in.
I don‘t like imperio to not work proper in stealth. Would be so cool if the enemies would not heal themselves afterwards
Achio is a must for me. “Get Over Here” in Scorpion’s voice
Shadow money wizard gang
We love casting spells
Glacious and difindo are definitely A tier glacious might even be S tier also incendio I think should be A tier as well. A nice combo is Accio glacious incendio. Great video nonetheless!
I didn’t learn any curses and put precisely zero points into Dark Arts
b..but flipendo is THE forgivable troll counter.. instead of blocking the last hit that slams the ground, dodge it, hit it with flippendo and that's a good chunk of their health gone and then they are still opened up for additional damage. I suppose if you have no qualms about using the unforgivables and their curse mechanic those easily outrank it in countering anything..
I've read that avada actually doesn't work against inferi, so teensy downside there, if held true.
Another note, while I too like the transformation spell, it has a fairly long cooldown compared to other spells, which I'd have liked to see in consideration.
I personally enjoy confringo over incendio for it's range. Too often I've tried to light up an enemy or a riddle piece only to have it puff into thin air.
You forget when you imperio someone you can basically spam petrificus totalus like ur invisible
Imperio is my favourite spell
I just hit troll with it and troll clean all of the goblins
My favorite combo is turn invisible, cast imperio, get my popcorn.
I would love a 30 hours dlc with more spells but doubt it's going to happen barely any dev makes lon dlc unless its cd projects with the witcher
Max potion + defendo + glacius = bye bye time
My default set up is Confringo plus the three unforgivables.
Confringo is versatile and has multiple uses in both combat and problem solving (plus good range and a fairly quick cooldown with upgrades).
Imperio is useful when applied to the strongest enemy (Acromantula or Troll), spreading curses around as the big one attacks and slaughters others.
Crucio spreads curses through the crowd of enemies like butter over toast (combines well with Confringo too, as its fire balls hit multiple enemies and can thus spread curses from multiple enemies).
Avada Kedavra then one shots all enemies when they are all cursed, which they tend to be after using the other three correctly.
I've found this combination can be so good it's anticlimactic (big group of enemies that is supposed to be difficult gets destroyed all at once in a few seconds with the right target choice and attack order). This set up made the Rookwood final encounter embarrassingly quick/easy for me. Mostly enjoy it though, in all honesty, because it feels like a natural default dark arts build.
Ofcourse the unforgivable are the most op, id still use it for good tho
i hate how close range incendio is, i like keeping my distance from enemies, and thats why i would swap incendio and confringo
Once leveled up and you can pull multiple enemies toward you Incendio is a Blast
glacius next to flipendo?!
no way, freeze-slash is so strong, glacius easy S-Tier
on any non-boss encounter
imperio one enemy, crucio another, auto attack the crucio one like 4 times, avada kedavra, win
Also, Expelliarmus is not A Tier. You'd be better off with a damage dealing spell. Why? Because defense is super easy. Dodge and Protego are spammable, plus Protego is an easy stun and damage thanks to its perks. You don't want to disable any enemy you can Protego. Bit better against people with unblockable attacks, but even then I'd rather put on a high damage spell. Expelliarmus is probably a B Tier spell at best.
I consider is A Tier because of the interactions you can get with some of the enemies you encounter.
@SupportNotHealer I can see if you combine with ancient magic throw. But then we would need to consider all combos (so Glacius-blades spell becomes awesome). Me, I rely on my block/counter ability a lot as I'm very good at Perfect Protego.
@RaginAsianGamingI see where you’re coming from but just standing there waiting for people to attack you and use protego or dodge gets kinda boring after a while. And with ancient magic throw you can deal pretty good damage and knock opponents out of their attacks while you’re waiting for glacius&diffindo to cooldown
expelliarmus Harry Potter favorite spell
For me crucio is easy S bcs when you up crucio and avada you can easy kill all group enemys
The way he said avada kedavra 🥴
Why not just use all purple, all yellow, all green and all red spells. Equipped to all slots.
I just take enemies out Batman style lol
Disenchantment+get higher elevation+Accio+Depulso yeet cannon or just let them fall to their deaths.
You are crazy.. Glacius and deffindo in combo can kill lots of low level enemy... "A" for both of them :)
Avada kedavra: Im oneshot everything
Lumos is S just cause nostalgic sound it generates
how is spending resources/money on a 5 second potion better than a permanent spell?
Not sure why disillusion spell is c and expelliarmus at A, it literally has only 1 use and its disarm whilst disillusion can wipe entire camps with petrificus totalus which is the only thing you can do combat wise u can use it go get away and regen for free
The, reparo needed more uses, I thought that I would repair really anything in the game
After oder last patch?
I JUST BOUGHT THE GAME. I'M SO EXCITED. just wanted to went my frustration with waiting 2 days before i can finally play
incendio should be S tier easily
If you get the talent transformation is S because boom boom
For my play style, incendio is next to useless. I just just use the upgraded version for oh crap moments. It’s at best c tier. The ranged version is vastly superior.
Tbh imperio is my lest favorite curse because I kill enemies too fast so it's just a waste of time for me
All spells are D tier in comparison to plants.
Depulso isn't bad or anything, but same tier as Levioso and Accio, really?
Fr I think that decendo is A and depulso B or even C
Depulso is the worst spell in the game. I only use it for the required puzzles. Pushing enemies off the map for "massive damage"? By the time that's set up I've already killed the enemy, and by the time they've hit the ground I've killed the whole camp LUL
@SeteProject yeah it’s bad but decendo is rly good for combos and flipindo idk if it’s good i haven’t got it yet
@Infrx 11 Flipendo is amazing, it has incredibly low cooldown, can apply curse with talent, and is the best counter for trolls :)
Did he say “wingardium levioso”?
Descendo, Glacius and Flipendo are severely underrated imo. The combo potential you have with
Basically guarantees a one shot on most enemies given you can stack unforgivable 3 which boosts the damage from the curse Flipendo applies.
Also please respect Crucio bro, it’s legit the spell that makes Avada Kedavra hit its peak, it also damn near gives you two Avada Kedavra’s when paired with Unforgivable 3, Transformation trait to make exploding barrels and the talent that shares damage between all cursed enemies so you can throw an exploding barrel at one enemy and pretty much kill all the cursed ones along with it or damn near close to killing them all.
200+ hours 😂I've only just done 40
how is Aresto, apply curse mark with talen point (10% extra damage), beat 100% extra damage without talent point from Glacio? you got to sort your priority
My guess would be the relationship between curse marks and chaining Avada Kedavra
Disillusionment, by your ranking, should S Tier. You said you weren't taking potions into account. If that's the case, then Disullisionment is a must have spell to pass certain key, main line quests. Thus S tier as you can't progress without it. If you are going to include potions, then you need to include all things that affect a spells utility, which means it is still S Tier because of PT.
You also need lumos to finish the tutorial and get by that one plant so is that s Tier as well? You also have to use accio and depulso in main story quest so are they s Tier as well? Dumb argument ngl