Hogwarts Legacy: Petrificus Totalus Unlock Guide

In this Petrificus Totalus guide, we will cover everything that you need to know about this spell, from what it is to how to use it effectively.

Hogwarts Legacy Petrificus Totalus

Petrificus Totalus is a petrification spell in Hogwarts Legacy that paralyzes the opponent and turns them into a statue, taking away their ability to move or speak. But in terms of Hogwarts Legacy, it is used to perform a stealth kill.

Keeping that in mind, this spell especially comes in handy when a head-on fight can turn out to be too much to handle. With it, you can easily take care of small to medium enemies. In addition to that, you can also use it against larger enemies. It will not kill them but will make your job of sealing their fate considerably easier.

Key Takeaways

  • Petrificus totalus is a spell that is used to perform a stealth kill.
  • With it, you can easily deal with small to medium enemies and also cause a substantial amount of damage to the larger ones.
  • The spell will be unlocked once you reach and complete the main quest, “Secrets of the Restricted Section.”
  • Make sure that you are not noticed by the enemy before using this spell.
  • Upgrading the spell will allow you to deal with more than one enemy by casting the spell only once.

Unlocking Petricius Totalus

Petrificus Totalus spell
Petrificus Totalus spell intro

As far as getting the Petrificus Totalus spell is concerned, you will have to wait till you reach and complete the main quest, “Secrets of the Restricted Section.” In this quest, you will embark on a mission to uncover the secrets of the restricted section.

  1. Quest Overview:

    • During this quest, your objective is to uncover the secrets of the restricted section.
  2. Accompanying Character:

    • You won’t undertake this mission alone. Sebastian Sallow will join you, as he knows the way into the restricted section.
  3. Stealth Requirement:

    • To access the restricted section discreetly, you’ll need to be extremely sneaky.
  4. Learning the Disillusionment Charm:

    • Sebastian will teach you the Disillusionment Charm as part of the quest.
    • This charm allows you to blend in with your surroundings.
  5. Unlocking Petrificus Totalus:

    • Learning the Disillusionment Charm also unlocks the Petrificus Totalus spell.
  6. Main Quest Assurance:

    • You will acquire the Petrificus Totalus spell as it’s a crucial part of the main questline.
    • If you haven’t obtained it yet, continue progressing through the main quests, and you’ll eventually acquire it.

Now that the basics are out of the way, let us talk about how you can use petrificus totalus effectively.

How To Use Petrificus Totalus

Using the petrificus totalus spell can be a little confusing at first because it does not provide you with an in-depth explanation as to how the spell works. But, you do not have anything to worry about as I have got you covered with our guide.

  • Disillusionment Charm: Begin by using the disillusionment charm you learned from Sebastian Sallow. This charm makes you invisible to enemies, a crucial first step to avoid being detected.

  • Sneak Up: While invisible, quietly approach the enemy you want to incapacitate. Stay focused during this phase to avoid alerting them. If an enemy becomes suspicious, use the environment for cover, such as hiding behind a rock or tree.

  • Avoid Other Spells: Ensure you do not use any other spells that might reveal your presence to enemies. I will warn you as such spells will compromise your invisibility and your ability to cast Petrificus Totalus.

  • Cast Petrificus Totalus: When you’re close enough to the enemy, a prompt will appear on the screen to cast the Petrificus Totalus spell. Simply press the right button as indicated to unleash this powerful spell.

The image shows the prompt that appears before you use Hogwarts Legacy petrificus totalus.
The Prompt Of Petrificus Totalus. (Image Credits: Glyphz on YouTube)

If you can complete the stealth kill, you will remain undetected and can go on to repeat the same process.

Would I Recommend?

Yes. The Petrificus Totalus spell is one of the prominent ones in the game. Not only do I recommend getting your hands on it, but I would also suggest upgrading it by unlocking the Petrificus Totalus Mastery.

You can get it in the talents section for a talent point. Something that you need to keep in mind is that you will only be able to get it after you have reached level 22.

Once you have the Petrificus Totalus Mastery, you will be able to take care of more than just one enemy by casting the spell only once.

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