Hogwarts Legacy – How to get the Three Unforgivable Curses

Hogwarts Legacy has finally made its long-awaited release, and if the numbers are any indication, it’s expected to bring in massive figures in terms of players and sales. The game lets players control their own Wizard or Witch, and as they progress through the story, will learn powerful spells and maybe even the unforgivable curses if they dare to do so.

In the context of the Wizarding World, there are three unforgivable curses – Avada Kedavra, Crucio, Imperio – that are the most sinister spells to use, generally frowned upon, and could lead to imprisonment in Azkaban. Thankfully, Hogwarts Legacy does not employ a morality meter, allowing players to learn and use these ultra-powerful curses without any consequences in the game.

Here’s a quick guide on how to get these three unforgivable curses in Hogwarts Legacy!

Hogwarts Legacy – How to get the Three Unforgivable Curses

To learn any and all of these curses in Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll need to talk to and complete Sebastian Sallow’s questline. Since Sebastian is one of the main characters in the game, it’s almost impossible to miss starting out on his quest line.

When you’ve progressed through enough of the story, you’ll open up a quest line called “In the Shadow of the Bloodline.” You’ll want to progress through this series of quests to learn each of the three curses.


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Crucio is an unforgivable curse in Hogwarts Legacy that causes damage over time on enemies and puts them in a cursed state, letting them take extra damage while cursed.

To get Crucio, players will need to finish the “In the Shadow of the Study” quest, for which they’ll need Incendio and Reparo spells to progress. At the end of the quest, Sebastian will present you with three dialog choices, with one choice being to refuse to learn it. Obviously, choose the choice that will allow you to learn it (either will do).

As mentioned, there’s no consequence for learning and using these curses in Hogwarts Legacy, so take it and watch enemies writhe in pain!


hogwarts legacy imperio

Imperio is an unforgivable curse in Hogwarts Legacy that basically brainwashes the enemy, forcing them to fight other enemies as they are under your control and turning the tide of battle in your favor.

To get Imperio, players must finish the “In the Shadow of Time” quest, for which you’ll need Incendio and Wingardium Leviosa to progress, so make sure you have these first.

Same with Crucio, learn it, and give enemies the joy of killing each other!

Avada Kedavra

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Avada Kedavra, arguably the worst and most unforgivable curse of the three, is basically the curse of instant death. In Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll be getting this pretty late in the game, so adding this to your arsenal will really make you an unstoppable force.

To get Avada Kedavra, players must complete the “In the Shadow of the Relic” quest. It’s quite simple and straightforward, and towards the end, you’ll need to choose the dialogue that allows you to learn the spell.

That’s it! You’ve learned all three unforgivable curses in Hogwarts Legacy, and are on your way to becoming a formidable Wizard or Witch in the world. Use them wisely, as they have lengthy cooldowns, but the power you wield can really give you victory across all battles.

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