In the magical world of Hogwarts Legacy, players can delve into the Dark Arts and learn the three Unforgivable Curses, including Avada Kedavra, Imperio, and Crucio. The Cruciatus Curse is one of many powerful spells that can inflict intense pain on its target. For example, in the Harry Potter series, Bellatrix Lestrange used this spell to torture Neville Longbottom's parents.
While using any one of the Unforgivable Curses is frowned upon and, well... unforgivable, knowing how to get Crucio in Hogwarts Legacy can be a valuable addition to any player's arsenal, particularly when going up against terrifying opponents. As a result, Crucio is a spell many players might want to learn. So, without further ado, let's dive into how to get the Cruciatus Curse in Hogwarts Legacy.
REMINDER - Hogwarts Legacy was due to launch on PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, but now won't release until 5 May 2023.
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How To Get The Cruciatus Curse In Hogwarts Legacy
To obtain any of the three Unforgivable Curses, you must progress through the "In the Shadow" storyline and complete a number of side missions with Sebastian Sallow, a Slytherin companion. To be more specific, you will unlock Crucio in Hogwarts Legacy during the "In the Shadow of the Study" quest (don't worry, we've left out all the spoilers).
In this mission, you will navigate a labyrinth and solve puzzles with Sebastian and another student Ominis Gaunt (yes, the same Gaunt as Lord Voldemort's mother), to reach Salazar Slytherin's Scriptorium, which is where you will learn how to use this charm. Specifically, you'll need to choose to have Crucio cast on yourself or to use it on Sebastian.
It's worth noting that you must be Level 16 before learning the Cruciatus Curse in Hogwarts Legacy. Crucio is an S-tier spell in the game that will damage the target unit over time. Beyond this, you'll also learn some interesting history about the Gaunt family during this quest, which we've covered in more detail in our guide: Who is Ominis Gaunt in Hogwarts Legacy? - Voldemort's Ancestor? If you're a fan of the Harry Potter series, you'll definitely want to check it out.
And that concludes our guide explaining how to get the Cruciatus Curse in Hogwarts Legacy. Want to learn more? Check out our video below detailing everything about the four Hogwarts Houses and discover where you belong.
Hogwarts Legacy Crucio: How To Get The Cruciatus Curse FAQ
How can I unlock the Cruciatus Curse in Hogwarts Legacy?
Progress through the "In the Shadow" storyline and complete side missions with Sebastian Sallow. During the "In the Shadow of the Study" quest, you will learn and obtain the Cruciatus Curse.
What level do I need to be to learn the Cruciatus Curse in Hogwarts Legacy?
You must be Level 16 to learn the Cruciatus Curse in Hogwarts Legacy. It is a powerful spell that inflicts damage over time on the target.