Hogwarts Legacy is set for release in a month, and fans of the books that started it all would be thrilled or frightened to know that the game will have the three Unforgivable Curses. If you are new to the wizarding world and wonder what those are, you need not worry, as this guide will explain it all. While the Unforgivable Curses have a bad reputation in the Harry Potter books and movies, it is unclear if the main character can use them in the game. Let’s take a look at all three unforgivable curses in Hogwarts Legacy.

All Three Unforgivable Curses in Hogwarts Legacy Explained

The Unforgivable curses are part of the Dark Arts spells, and if you are brave enough, you might get a chance to cast them on your enemies and cause undesirable effects. Sometimes, it can even cause death. 


Known as the Cruciatus Curse, it is a torture curse that will inflict unimaginable pain on the person who receives it. It can cause insanity in the victim, as the pain will be excruciating enough to not make them think of anything else. To cast it, it is said that the caster should have feelings of pure hatred and despise the person on who they will be casting it. It is rumored that you can attain this spell by completing Sebastian Sallow’s questline, a fellow Slytherin student at the school.


The Imperius Curse will turn the target into an ally, more so a mindless, zombie-like victim who will help you in the battle for a short duration. Those under the Imperio spell will take reduced damage from other enemies but will take increased damage from the caster. It is unknown how to attain this spell, but if you do get it, you can turn even the most brutal and dangerous enemy into your loyal companion. 

Avada Kedavra

The most unspeakable curse out of the three, the Killing Curse is highly dangerous, as it can cause death to whoever receives it. Again, the way to attain this spell is unknown, nor it is possible to cast it in the game too. If you do find a way to get this spell, it is best to avoid it, unless you wish to take a dark path.

These are the three Unforgivable Curses you might have a chance to try out once Hogwarts Legacy is released. Besides these, you can also learn some useful and important spells which you can cast in combat. You can learn most of them while attending classes in Hogwarts, and these spells will help you out as you progress through the game.