Lord Voldemort is known as the most powerful Dark Wizard of all time, so it's only natural that players will strive to emulate his power in Hogwarts Legacy. That's why we've detailed the strongest Dark Wizard DPS build, inspired by the Dark Lord himself. This Lord Voldemort build in Hogwarts Legacy will feature the three Unforgivable Curses: Avada Kedavra, Crucio, and Imperio, which are considered the most powerful and fearsome spells in the game.
Unlike our Harry Potter build, this guide will make you feared among all in the wizarding world, with the ability to down any enemy quickly. However, to maximize the power of these spells, we'll also pair them with the best Traits and Talents for your character. So get ready to walk the dark path of Lord Voldemort and create the strongest Death Eater build 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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Hogwarts Legacy Voldemort Spell Build
First and foremost, it is recommended that you choose Slytherin as your house to fully embody the role of a Dark Wizard and align with Lord Voldemort's ideology. If not, don't worry -- it won't affect the build at all. That said, there are many spells in Hogwarts Legacy, each with unique effects and use cases. So here are the best spells to complete this Lord Voldemort / Death Eater build in Hogwarts Legacy:
- Crucio: This spell inflicts intense, excruciating physical pain on the target. The affected units are stunned and Cursed, taking significant damage over time. Crucio will pierce any shield and is perfect for amplifying damage to the victim or neutralizing an enemy to take on other opponents.
- Imperio: This spell temporarily forces enemies to fight as if they were your companion. While under your influence, these units take reduced damage from enemies and are Cursed. As a result, they will take extra damage from your attacks (but only when they're the last enemy on the battlefield).
- Avada Kedavra: The Killing Curse will instantly kill an enemy target. It cannot be blocked and will pierce any shield. Using this spell against a boss will remove one of its health bars. Remember that the spell comes with a long cooldown, so you'll want to use it wisely.
Please note that you can learn how to acquire these spells in their respective guides (linked in the introduction). Next, you'll want to choose one of the following three spells, as they each have a Talent in the Dark Arts tree that allows it to Cursed targets.
- Flippendo: This spell pushes back a target or moves an object, allowing you to knock back or stun enemies. You'll unlock this spell after Professor Garlick's Assignment 2 quest.
- Expelliarmus: This spell is a disarmament charm that can disarm opponents. It is an effective defensive spell in combat because it can quickly neutralize a threat and deal damage even if the target isn't armed with a wand (recommended).
- Arresto Momentum: This advanced spell can slow down an object or person in Hogwarts Legacy. You can use it to slow down enemies or to stop them from engaging you. The spell can also break yellow shields (recommended).
Hogwarts Legacy Voldemort Talent Build
Alright, now that you know the best Lord Voldemort spells to use in Hogwarts Legacy, you might want to know which Talents you should equip and upgrade. Specifically, we've provided a list of Talents that maximize damage to Cursed targets since each of the spells listed above (except Avada Kedavra) applies that effect. Select the Talent that matches the Spells you choose to use.
- Blood Curse: Dealing damage to a Cursed target inflicts damage to all cursed targets (Level 5).
- Slowing Curse: Arresto Momentum has the same effect as a curse on enemies. Cursed enemies take increased damage (Level 16).
- Enduring Curse: A Cursed effect remains on an enemy for a longer duration (Level 16).
- Imperio Mastery: An enemy under your control with Imperio curses other targets with each successful strike (Level 16).
- Cruciatus Mastery: Striking an enemy cursed by Crucio releases a projectile that curses a nearby enemy (Level 16).
- Avada Kedavra Mastery: Killing an enemy with Avada Kedavra kills all Cursed enemies (Level 22). This is super powerful because it means you can instantly kill every Cursed enemy on the battlefield.
- Curse Zapper: Defeating a Cursed enemy restores some of your health (Level 22).
- Basic Cast Mastery: Reduces spell cooldowns (Level 5).
- Spell Knowledge I & II: A new Spell Set is added. This allows you to swap between spells more efficiently during combat (requires Level 5).
- Swift: Holding down Dodge allows you to vanish quickly and reappear nearby (Level 5).
- Wig and Well Potency I & II: Heals you to a greater effect (Level 5).
- Basic Cast Airborne Absorption: Basic Spells' impact on airborne enemies contribute more to the Ancient Magic Meter (requires Level 16).
Hogwarts Legacy Voldemort Build: Best Traits
It is best to equip Legendary gear for this Lord Voldemort build in Hogwarts Legacy to access Tier III Traits. We've indicated a few of the best Trait options below and some of the buffs they apply to your character. All of these will require that you have Kneazle Fur.
- Unforgivable III: This Trait is recommended for all armor pieces in the build. It increases damage to Cursed targets, making all spells and basic attacks hit harder. The effect of Unforgivable is even greater than Concentration, which raises all spell damage (highly recommended).
- Concentration III: This Trait is a notable alternative and increases all spell damage, making it a good choice for builds that use a lot of spells. However, Unforgivable is even better because it affects both spells and basic attacks against Cursed targets.
And that's all. Credit goes to YouTuber Fextralife for providing the information used in this guide. Their expertise and knowledge of the game have been invaluable in creating this comprehensive guide for players looking to build the best Lord Voldemort character build in Hogwarts Legacy. Please consider subscribing to their channel and watching the video below for more details.
Hogwarts Legacy Voldemort Build: Best Spells, Talents & Traits FAQ
What are the recommended spells for a Lord Voldemort build in Hogwarts Legacy?
The recommended spells for a Lord Voldemort build include Crucio, Imperio, and Avada Kedavra. Additionally, Flippendo, Expelliarmus, or Arresto Momentum can be chosen as secondary spells.
Which talents should I use to maximize damage in a Lord Voldemort build?
Talents that maximize damage to Cursed targets are crucial for a Lord Voldemort build. Recommended talents include Blood Curse, Slowing Curse, Enduring Curse, Imperio Mastery, Cruciatus Mastery, and Avada Kedavra Mastery.
What are the best traits to equip for a Lord Voldemort build in Hogwarts Legacy?
The best trait to equip on your gear is Unforgivable III, which increases damage to Cursed targets. Concentration III is also a viable alternative, increasing all spell damage. Both traits are highly recommended for a Lord Voldemort build.