Is the Avada Kedavra spell in Hogwarts Legacy? Answered

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Anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or watched the movies will know well that Avada Kedavra is an Unforgivable Curse in the Wizarding World. All three of these curses are so torturous and evil that they are deemed unforgivable for anyone who uses them on another person. You even have to have truly evil thoughts to use them effectively. That being said, in Hogwarts Legacy you get to create your own witch or wizard who joins the school in their fifth year and get to learn a bunch of classic spells from the franchise. Is Avada Kedavra, the Killing Curse, one of them?

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Can you use Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes, the Avada Kedavra spell is in Hogwarts Legacy, and you will even be able to use it if you decide to become a dark witch or wizard. To learn it, you will need to reach level 28 and complete Sebastian’s quest, In the Shadow of the Relic.” There is a very real chance that you will have completed the main story before being able to get this quest unless you are doing a lot of side content.

In this mission, you will talk to Sebastian and have to choose two dialogue options to have him teach you the spell. There is no negative impact for knowing it, so we recommend getting it. When prompted, choose “Everyone should know the curse” and “Yes, please.”

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Like in the Harry Potter books and movies, Avada Kedavra is an instant killing spell. When you use it on any enemy, their health will instantly drop to zero. Fittingly, the symbol you have to draw to learn the spell is a lightning bolt, like that of the scar on Harry Potter’s head, who hasn’t been born at the time of this game.