Hogwarts Legacy - Can you kill people?

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Can you kill people in Hogwarts Legacy wizard casting spell

Finally, we get our chance to be a wizard in the latest Hogwarts Legacy game. There is definitely a lot of freedom involved in the latest Harry Potter game, from creating a custom character to quests. Which might lead you to ask: can you kill people in Hogwarts Legacy?

Granted, we are not recommending that is the best course of action in the game, but you are indeed free to learn some quite dangerous spells. So, one might be wondering if said spells can be used to dispose of other wizards or creatures quickly.

A pretty fair question, for sure, so let's take a look and try to understand how far we can take our evil doing in Hogwarts Legacy.

Can you kill people in Hogwarts Legacy?

The dark wizards among you will be pleased to know you can kill people in Hogwarts Legacy. Indeed, the game does encourage players to forge their own path, so you might want to train in the not-so-light Arts of spellcasting, thus learning some quite dangerous and powerful spells.

To kill people, you can use one of the most forbidden spells (check out the spell list) in the Harry Potter franchise: Avada Kedavra. Clearly, this name might be well familiar to fans of the young wizard series as it was used by the legendary noseless evil guy Voldemort.

How can you learn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy?

You can learn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy in two ways. One is about parting with your money by buying the "Deluxe Edition", the other is playing through the end of the game, basically.

Among other features, this edition includes the Dark Arts Battle Arena. In the arena, you can learn and unleash the taboo spell against enemies. The Deluxe Edition, which lets you do several wizard war crimes and is priced at $79.99 at launch.

Want to save some money? Players of the standard edition also can learn the spell towards the end of the game in a quest involving Sebastian Sallow. If you befriend the student, you can research the dark arts, thus unlocking some forbidden knowledge.

While it is possible to use Avada Kedavra outside of arena fights, be mindful that it involves a pretty long cooldown period before it can be used again.

If you're curious about other features in the game, you might want to check out our guide on Hogwarts Legacy achievements and how to link Hogwarts Legacy to Wizarding World.


This is everything you need to know about killing people in Hogwarts Legacy. Now, it's time to play and go learn that powerful spell, to become a true evil wizard.

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