How to learn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy

The Instadeath spell.

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In Hogwarts Legacy, you’re free to be a hero or become the Dark Lord. In fact, Hogwarts Legacy so faithfully recreates the Harry Potter universe that it’s possible to cast the Unforgivable Curses and use them left and right around the school of magic and wizardry. Avada Kedavra — infamously known as the “killing curse” — is arguably the most iconic Unforgivable Curse, so you’re if wondering how to unlock it, we have the answer.

How to get Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy

To learn the Avada Kedavra spell, you must progress in Sebastian Sallow‘s dark arts quests. In this same quest line, you will be able to learn the three unforgivable curses, with Avada Kedavra being the last one. This quest line can be started after the Welcome to Hogsmeade quest since you will receive a letter from Sebastian expressing that he wants to meet you. You will learn the killing curse during the mission In the Shadow of the Relic, but you must be at least level 28 to perform it.

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As you progress through the mission, there will be a conversation where Sebastian mentions that he had to use the killing curse. You must answer positively for him to teach you the spell. Tell him that you think everyone should know that spell and then answer “yes” when he asks whether you’d like to learn it.

Once you’ve unlocked Avada Kedavra, you can insta-kill most enemies with a simple wave of your wand. Note that the cooldown for this spell is massive, so you won’t be able to cast it left and right.

Are there consequences for using Avada Kedavra?

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Dark spells are fun and powerful. But since Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t feature a morality system, no NPCs — be they professors or students — will bat an eye if you use the Avada Kedavra spell. This can bring players out of the experience because it’s defined as the “worst spell” in the Harry Potter franchise. You can freely unleash this spell’s power on beasts and NPCs as you’d like, as there are no consequences for using it.