Enemies in Hogwarts Legacy can possess various shields that require specific spells to shatter them. To aid players in identifying which spell to employ, these shields are color-coded.
For example, a blue shield can be broken using a water-based spell like Aguamenti, while a red shield can be broken using a fire-based spell like Incendio. There may also be green, yellow, or purple shields that require different spells, such as Stupefy or Expelliarmus.
It’s important to note that some spells may not be effective against specific shields, and you may need to switch between different spells to break a combination of shields. Some enemies may also have multiple shields, which adds another layer of complexity to combat.
To deal with groups of enemies with different shields, it’s essential to stay aware of each enemy’s shield type and switch between spells quickly. You may need to prioritize which enemies to attack first based on the kind of shield they have and the potential threat they pose.
Yellow shields are frequently used by weaker enemies, such as Ashwinder Soldiers, in Hogwarts Legacy. Breaking through these shields requires players to use Control spells, identified by the yellow background behind their symbol and used for manipulating objects or creatures.
Players can use four Control spells to break yellow shields in the game. The first of these spells is Levioso, which players learn in the first Charms class at the beginning of the game. Levioso is a spell that levitates objects and can be useful for breaking through yellow shields.
Levioso allows players to lift objects in the air and move them around.
The second Control spell is Glacius, learned after completing Madam Kogawa’s first assignment. Glacius allows players to freeze objects and enemies.
The third Control spell is Arresto Momentum, learned after completing Madam Kogawa’s second assignment. Arresto Momentum is used to slow down or stop moving objects.
The fourth and final Control spell is Transformation, learned after completing Professor Weasley’s assignment. Transformation allows players to turn objects into animals or other creatures.
Players must cast any of these four Control spells to break through yellow shields in Hogwarts Legacy. It’s important to note that some enemies may have multiple shields, so players must combine different spells to break through them all.
Purple shields are a common obstacle in Hogwarts Legacy, and players will encounter them frequently throughout the game. These shields are used by stronger enemies such as Ashwinder Assassins and require players to use Force spells to break them.
Force spells can be identified by the purple background behind their symbol and are primarily used to move or repel objects and enemies.
Players can use any of the four Force spells to break purple shields in the game. One of these spells is Accio, which players learn in the first Defence Against the Dark Arts class. Accio allows players to summon objects towards themselves and can be useful for breaking through purple shields.
Other Force spells include Depulso, which repels objects and enemies; Descendo, which causes objects to descend; and Flipendo, which is used to knock back enemies. Players can break through purple shields and defeat their enemies in combat by mastering these spells and using them effectively.
Accio is used to summon objects toward the player.
The second Force spell is Depulso, learned after completing Professor Sharp’s first assignment. Depulso is used to repel objects away from the player.
The third Force spell is Descendo, learned after completing Professor Onai’s assignment. Descendo is used to make objects or enemies fall downward.
The fourth and final Force spell is Flipendo, learned after completing Professor Garlick’s second assignment. Flipendo is used to push objects or enemies away from the player.
Players need to cast any of these four Force spells to break through purple shields in Hogwarts Legacy. As with other shield types, some enemies may have multiple shields, so players must combine different spells to break through them all.
Red shields in Hogwarts Legacy are rare but are used by some of the game’s most dangerous enemies, such as Poachers and Ashwinder Duelists.
Breaking red shields in Hogwarts Legacy is a simple process that involves using any Damage spell, which can be recognized by the red background behind the spell symbol, to destroy them. Damage spells, primarily used for attacking enemies and dealing damage, are available in several variations that players can use to break red shields.
Some of the Damage spells that can break red shields include:
- Incendio: Learned in the first Charms class at the beginning of the game. Incendio is used to shoot a blast of fire at enemies, dealing damage and potentially setting them on fire.
- Petrificus Totalus: Learned after completing Madam Kogawa’s third assignment. Petrificus Totalus is used to immobilize enemies, leaving them vulnerable to attack.
- Stupefy: Learned after completing Professor Sharp’s second assignment. Stupefy is a stunning spell that can knock enemies back and leave them temporarily incapacitated.
- Confringo: Learned after completing Professor Garlick’s third assignment. Conferring is a powerful explosive spell that deals damage in a wide area.