Hogwarts Legacy unforgivable curses - Can you use them?

Multiple skeletons in Hogwarts Legacy.

Multiple skeletons in Hogwarts Legacy.
April 26, 2023: Ready for some unforgivable curses? Check out our guide containing everything you need to know.

Hogwarts Legacy unforgivable curses are some of the strongest spells to use in the entire game. Based on the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Hogwarts Legacy allows you to create your own character and learn a huge number of spells.

In this guide, we'll cover how spells and curses work in the game and whether you'll be able to use unforgivable curses or not.

While you're here, check our guide on how to get Slytherin in Hogwarts Legacy. Also, we have a guide on how to get Gryffindor in Hogwarts Legacy.

Can you use unforgivable curses in Hogwarts Legacy?

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All Harry Potter fans know that unforgivable curses are the most powerful spells in the Harry Potter world, so there are legitimate concerns that they will break the in-game balance.

You can use unforgivable curses in the game, though you have to get pretty far into it first.

Unforgivable Curses in Hogwarts Legacy

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As of now, only three curses have been officially confirmed by the developers. We do expect more to be added or confirmed soon, though.

Avada Kedavra

Avada Kedavra is the most famous Unforgivable Curse in the Harry Potter universe. It is a fatal spell and the only person who survived it is Harry Potter himself.

It is confirmed that Avada Kedavra will be one of Hogwarts Legacy spells that can instantly kill even the most potent enemies.


Even though Crucio is less popular than Avada Kedavra, it is one of the most potent Unforgivable Curses in the Harry Potter universe. In Hogwarts Legacy, this spell will stun enemies for a short period and damage them significantly. Also, enemies targeted by Crucio will not be able to attack.


Imperio is the last officially confirmed Unforgivable Curse in Hogwarts Legacy. It's an odd spell that makes enemies fight on your side, which can be helpful not only against powerful opponents, but weaker ones too. Also, all characters targeted with Imperio will get a green X-mark over them.

That’s it for what we know so far about Unforgivable Curses in Hogwarts Legacy. Only three have been confirmed so far, but we anticipate more may be added with future DLC. While you are here, make sure to check our guide on how to get Elder Wand in Hogwarts Legacy.

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