Hogwarts Legacy: How To Upgrade Gears? [Beginner Guide]

This guide will give you all the detail information about the gears, how to upgrade them and how upgrading gears increase your gameplay and stats.

How To Upgrade Gears In Hogwarts Legacy
Upgrade Gears In Hogwarts Legacy

The gear upgrade in Hogwarts Legacy is quite significant as the upgraded gear can protect you against high damage, and it can also enhance your damage-dealing outcomes. So now let’s get into it so you can do better performance against your enemies in the game.

Key Takeaways

  • Completing the quest: “The Elf, The Nab-Sack, And The Loom” provides access to Vivarium and Enchanted Loom.
  • The loom sews the gear with magical material that results in an upgrade.
  • Material from gear upgrades can be obtained from Magical Beasts.
  • You can keep the beasts in Vivarium and nourish them to attain the essential items.
  • There are five levels of gear rarity in Hogwarts Legacy.
  • You can also improve your gear by adding traits.

Upgrading Gears

  1. In the beginning, you can upgrade the gear by exchanging the old one with the new one, which seems pretty easy, but as we move further in the game, the process of gear upgrade takes a turn.
  2. You will have to go through certain steps before accessing the main upgradation mechanism.
  3. Firstly, you will have to unlock the Room of Requirement by playing through the main quest line.
  4. Then you will have to complete the other main quests: The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom.
  5. After completing the quest, you will get access to the Vivarium and Enchanted Loom, and both of them serve the purpose individually.
Enchanted Loom
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A vivarium is a place where you can keep the beasts and interact with them, and as you do some tasks like feeding or brushing those beasts then, they yield useful items in return which you can use for the gear upgrade.

In case you don’t get the desired item, then you can visit the Brood and Peck shop, which is located in the Hogsmeade, but you will have to spend gold there.

How To Use Enchanted Loom?

You can build the Enchanted room by using the Conjuring spell, and then you can do the gear upgrade here. The most important point to consider here is that whatever upgrade is going to take place in the Loom, you will need the specific items or material for them, and you can attain them from the beasts in Hogwarts Legacy.

To begin the upgradation through Enchanted Loom you will have to interact with it. After doing so two options will pop up before you, one is about gear upgrade and the other is about equipping a trait. Furthermore, by default the defensive and offensive stats of each cloth seems to be fixed but by providing the required material you can enhance these stats.

Gears Variety

The gear rarity system in Hogwarts Legacy helps players to figure out which piece of gear is more powerful and reliable than the others. We get to see a large gear variety in the game so now we will list them down below.

  • Standard (Grey)
  • Well-Appointed (Green) 
  • Superb (Blue)
  • Extraordinary (Purple) 
  • Legendary (Gold)

There are a total of five types of gear that we get to see. For further related information, you can check our other guide: Hogwarts Legacy All Gear Traits And Locations.

Standard (Grey)

This one can be obtained only when you create the character, and also you begin your game while equipping this standard gear.


This gear comes under the common rarity and has the weakest stats. You cannot upgrade this gear or bring any improvements.

Superb (Blue) 

The gear items with blue rarity offer satisfactory stats, and you can upgrade them and also add the traits.

Extraordinary (Purple)

As you can guess from the name that this gear has pretty good stats, and you can equip the items with level 2 traits. Besides this, the gear of this rarity can be upgraded through Enchanted Loom.

Legendary (Gold)

Now speaking of the most superior and best gear which is one with the legendary rarity. Legendary gear possesses the most amazing and highest stats in Hogwarts’ legacy. You can equip them with traits and upgrade them, but the upgradation will cost you a lot but spending money on it seems worthy enough.

Gears Stats in Hogwarts Legacy
Gears Stats

What do the Gear Upgrades do?

The secondary offensive and defensive stats are added to your gear by upgrading them in Hogwarts Legacy. There are some considerations that you must remember before the gear upgrade.

  • You can’t add defensive or offensive stats separately, as both are added in a combination.
  • Gear upgrade has no influence on the rarity, so it is better to do an upgrade of items that belong to high rarity.
  • The gear that comes under the common rarity cannot be upgraded in Enchanted Loom.
  • upgradation of any gear item can be done only three times, so make sure you may not waste your limited attempts.

How To Add Traits To Your Gears?

Adding traits to the gear in Hogwarts Legacy is another way of improving them, and, you can do it in the Enchanted Loom. By doing this your gear attains some attributes that may increase the dealing damage or bring down the taken damage. So simply get access to Enchanted Loom by completing the quests that we mentioned earlier.

Then choose the trait from the ones that are unlocked and can be added to your gear. You can’t attach more than one trait to the gear so, pick up the one you find best. And also, remember that you are not allowed to add them on all types of rare.

If you want to know more about the best gears and traits in Hogwarts Legacy, then you can read this article: Hogwarts Legacy Best Gears And Traits 

Enchanted Loom Gears In Hogwarts Legacy
Enchanted Loom Gears

Using Beasts To Upgrade Gears In Hogwarts Legacy

We know that beasts are the great source of attaining the materials that you need in gear upgrade or in traits adding in Hogwarts Legacy. You come across these beasts in two ways:

  • Beasts that you get to interact with in the wild.
  • And the beasts that you keep and pet in the Vivarium.


This article on How to upgrade Hogwarts Legacy gears concludes here. I hope you now have all the essential information and guidance to assist you while upgrading gear, adding traits, and making your gear distinct from others.

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