Hogwarts Legacy: How to Get Avada Kedavra

Want to learn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy? This is how.

Want to learn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy? This is how.

Avada Kedavra, the Killing Curse, is one of the last spells in Hogwarts Legacy you have the ability to learn. The worst of the Unforgivable Curses, it is primarily used by Dark Wizards to get rid of those in their way. With no morality system in Hogwarts Legacy, using the spell is less of an issue. Here is how to obtain it in game. 

*Warning: This does include some late game spoilers*

How to LEarn Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy

As with the Crucio and Imperio, the other two Unforgivable Curses, Slytherin student Sebastian Sallow is the one with the knowledge.

You will need to play through his quest line and have completed “In the Shadow of Hope.” You will also need to complete the main quest “Lodgok’s Loyalty” and be at least level 28. 

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You will be summoned to the Feldcroft Catacomb via Owl. When you arrive Anne is in hysterics and Ominis is attempting to calm her down. You have to fight your way through the catacomb to get to Sebastian, who has raised a horde of Inferni. Confringo and Incendio are must have spells for this quest. 

You will need to use Accio a few times in order to build a bone ramp up to where Sebastian is which triggers a cutscene. At this time Sebastian’s uncle, Solomon will arrive and start attacking you both. You must defeat Uncle Solomon even if you do not want to. 

After some cutscenes, you will have a conversation with Sebastian. This is when you get prompted to either say no one should know that curse, referring to Avada Kedavra, or that everyone should know that curse. Pick that everyone should know it to learn the Killing Curse. 

Learn it Later

If you originally selected that no one should know that curse and did not learn Avada Kedavra, do not fret. There is an opportunity later in the game to learn it as long as you do a few things during the completion of Sebastian’s relationship quest line. This hinges on not turning Sebastian in.

If you side with Anne and turn him in, you will lose the opportunity to learn Avada Kedavra. Once you have opted to not turn him in, and fully completed his quest line, you can head to the Undercroft to learn it from him at any time.

That is how you learn the Killing Curse, Avada Kedavra in Hogwarts Legacy. To see what other quests are included in Sebastian’s quest line or anything else, check out our Hogwarts Legacy guide collection.

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