Hogwarts Legacy House Sorting Guide

The ceremony of House Sorting in Hogwarts Legacy is an early game part, so here is a guide to help you choose your favorite house.

Hogwarts Legacy House Sorting
A detailed guide on House Sorting in Hogwarts Legacy.

House Sorting is an early part of Hogwarts Legacy, and if you are confused about how to choose your desired House and how it will impact the rest of your gameplay, then worry not; keep on reading to find out.

Key Takeaways

  • Just like in books and movies, players can choose one of the four Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.
  • After about 50 minutes of the playthrough, players attend the House Sorting ceremony, where the Sorting Hat takes a little quiz.
  • The answer given during the quiz determines your Hogwarts House.
  • To become a Gryffindor, choose Daring. To become a Slytherin, choose Ambition. To be a Hufflepuff, choose Loyalty. And if you want to be a Ravenclaw, choose Curiosity.
  • If you are not satisfied with what the Sorting Hat suggests, you can always make a choice and change your House as the Sorting Hat considers the student’s choice too.
  • After the House Sorting ceremony, players can not change their House unless they restart the entire gameplay.
  • There is no major impact on the main storyline for choosing any specific House. The only notable differences are clothing, colors, Common Rooms, and quest companions.

How To Choose Your House

Choosing the Hogwarts House – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

After surviving a perilous escape and joining Professor Fig on a challenging journey, players arrive at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the House Sorting ceremony. This marks a crucial decision point in the game, where players select their Hogwarts House.

Your choice impacts your Common Room, friendships, attire color, and minor game alterations. It’s vital to pick your desired House during this ceremony, as there won’t be an option to change it throughout your gameplay in Hogwarts Legacy.

You might already be aware of the four houses; however, if not, here are the four Hogwarts Houses players can choose from:

  • Gryffindor
  • Slytherin
  • Hufflepuff
  • Ravenclaw

Once Professor Weasley asks you to have a seat, your House Sorting process starts. Furthermore, the Sorting Hat will make a statement while on your head:

These options will not determine your House – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

“You come here with preferences and preconceptions – certain expectations.”

Here, you are given two options as an answer:

  • “I can’t wait to start classes.”
  • “I can’t wait to explore.”

Nevertheless, the option you choose here will not affect your House Sorting choices, so feel free to pick whichever one you find more interesting.

Next up, the Sorting Hat asks you the most crucial question to determine your House based on your personality. The question is:

“Hmm. I wonder. Hmm. I detect something in you. A certain sense of – hmm – what is it?”

Here come the four options for the answer, each associated with one of the four houses; therefore, the correct answer here is a must. These four options you can choose from are:

  • Daring
  • Curiosity
  • Loyalty
  • Ambition

If you want to become a Gryffindor, choose Daring. If you need to be a Ravenclaw, choose the option Curiosity. For Hufflepuff, choose the option Loyalty. And finally, if you see yourself as a Slytherin, choose the option Ambition.

Sorted into Gryffindor by choice – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

If you have a Wizarding World account linked to your game for rewards, you don’t have to worry about your Wizarding World’s House. It will not get connected to your game; therefore, you still get the choice during the Sorting Hat ceremony.

How To Change Your House

Once the Sorting Hat suggests your House based on your reply, you get another chance to make the final decision. If you are a Potterhead, you must know the Sorting Hat considers your choice when sorting you into your House.

Choose your desired House, and that is all; the Sorting Hat will announce it as your official House.

It is not possible to change your House after that, meaning you will represent the chosen House throughout the gameplay. The only way to change your House is by starting a New game.

Difference Between Each House

I do not blame you if you are confused about which House to pick and be a part of. All four Houses are unique and come with amazing traits. In addition, some of the most powerful witches and wizards come from each of the four houses. 


Gryffindor option during House Sorting ceremony – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

FounderGodric Gryffindor
ValuesCourage, Bravery, Nerve, and Chivalry.
ColoursScarlet Red and Gold
Common RoomGryffindor Tower

Students belonging to Gryffindor House are known for their bravery, daring, and chivalry traits. If you think these traits seem to define you, Gryffindor might be the best House out of the four houses for you.

The three leading characters, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, in Harry Potter books and movies are Gryffindors. Other well-known Gryffindors are Neville Longbottom, Albus Dumbledore, and Minerva McGonagall.


Slytherin option during House Sorting ceremony – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

FounderSalazar Slytherin
ValuesAmbition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness.
ColoursGreen and Silver
Common RoomThe Slytherin Dungeon

No, not all Slytherins are bad or shown as villains of the story. Students who belong in the Slytherin House are known for their cunning, Ambition, and hunger for power traits.

If you do pick Slytherin as your representing House in Hogwarts Legacy, you won’t automatically convert into some heartless beast, so pick the House you desire without any worries.

In addition, some of the most known Slytherin characters in the Wizarding World are Draco Malfoy, Tom Riddle, aka Voldemort, Professor Severus Snape, and Bellatrix Lestrange.


Hufflepuff option during House Sorting ceremony – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

FounderHelga Hufflepuff.
ValuesHard work, patience, justice, and loyalty
ColoursYellow and Black
Common RoomHufflepuff Basement

One of the most underrated houses, Hufflepuff, consists of students known for their patience, loyalty, and hard work. If you think you carry such characteristics, why not choose Hufflepuff? Not to forget, Hufflepuff’s Common Room is said to be the best of all four Common Rooms in Hogwarts Legacy.

Some of the famous Hufflepuffs are Cedric Diggory, Newton Scamander, Nymphadora Tonks, and lastly, the Head of the Hufflepuff House, Professor Pomona Sprout.


Ravenclaw option in Hogwarts Legacy
Ravenclaw option during House Sorting ceremony – Image Credits: VeryAli Gaming

FounderRowena Ravenclaw
ValuesIntelligence, learning, wisdom, and wit.
ColoursBlue and Bronze
Common RoomRavenclaw Tower

Students who belong to Ravenclaw House are best known for their intelligence, creativity, and wits. Think you are one of those quick-witted guys? Join Ravenclaw for like-minded people.

Some famous Ravenclaw in Harry Potter movies and books are Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Gilderoy Lockhart, and lastly, the Head of the House Ravenclaw, Filius Flitwick.

My Thoughts On House Sorting

I think there is no notable impact on the main storyline you face due to choosing a specific house. You don’t have to be a Gryffindor to unlock some secret quest or become a Slytherin to take a dark path.

Other than different Common Rooms, different attire (robes, uniform, etc.), and different NPC students as your close companions, there are no significant changes to the Hogwarts Legacy storyline with different Houses picked.

The only “major” difference you experience is a close companion who you will perform some quests with. Following are your quest companions by your Hogwarts House in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Gryffindor: Natsai Onai
  • Slytherin: Sebastian Sallow
  • Hufflepuff: Poppy Sweeting
  • Ravenclaw: Amit Thakkar

Which Hogwarts House do you belong to? Well, hop on in the wizarding world of Hogwarts Legacy and make a choice! House Sorting is an early part of Hogwarts Legacy, however, its decision sticks to the very end with your character; therefore, make a choice wisely.

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