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Hogwarts Legacy finished: These 6 things this player never/hardly did – how about you?

The Graphorn is cute, but not our first choice for transportation.

The Graphorn is cute, but not our first choice for transportation.

Hogwarts Legacy may not be as big a chunk as the last Assassin’s Creed games, for example, but there’s still plenty to do in the open world. For example, we can fill our vivarium with animal creatures, collect book pages and gain an advantage in battle by brewing potions. We can confidently ignore these and other things. Reddit user Hotdog1 also found this out.

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Nicely meant, but mostly unnecessary

As in many other open world games, Hogwarts Legacy also contains content and functions that are sometimes more and sometimes less useful or helpful.

Sure, developer Avalanche wants us to explore every nook and cranny and explore every possibility, but if we’re being honest, there’s a lot we can ignore. And by that we mean not only obviously optional collection tasks, such as the book pages, but also game mechanics that should normally be an integral part of the gaming experience.


Hotdog1 alone lists six points that we also consider to be of little use for the following reasons:

  • Upgrade equipment: At the loom we can upgrade our clothes for a few resources and adjust the property to become stronger. However, the labor of love is mostly wasted, since we are usually strong enough and always find better equipment.
  • keep beasts: By collecting and breeding, we can get resources for the loom from the cute creatures, but we just mentioned that it’s not really worth it. Also, selling the beasts yields far fewer galleons compared to excess gear.
  • Riding the Graphorn: Apart from the fact that the broomstick and even a hippogriff are the easier solution to travel around the world without fast travel, we get the animal way too late in the game (You can read how to get all the mounts here).
  • Use Flipendo and Descendo: The two power spells that spin enemies around in the air and smash them to the ground are good for a few puzzles, but otherwise not exactly the first choice (You can find all spells here).
  • Using Potions in Combat: With a few exceptions (healing potion), the magic potions are hardly worth it at all, since the fights (especially thanks to the transformation magic) are usually over quickly enough.
  • Find all book pages, house brands and moth mirrors: The effort to find all the collectibles is out of proportion to the reward.
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We still fall from that the meager use of combat tools (chewing cabbage, mandrakes and venemosa tentacula). Before we go to the trouble of choosing one of the aggressive plants and unleashing it on our opponents, let’s end the fights a lot faster with a few skillful spells.

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But how do you see it? What in Hogwarts Legacy seems superfluous to you, whether it was now considered essential or optional by the development team? Or maybe you take everything to complete the collection and also the trophies?