Hogwarts Legacy: Potion Brewing Guide

Hogwarts Legacy comes with a number of features that fit in nicely within the Harry Potter universe. One, in particular, is the brewing of potions. Unlocking this skill happens fairly early in the game. Attend the Potions Class, which is part of the Eleventh Chapter of the main campaign, to learn how to properly concoct these items. Professor Sharp will be the instructor that will introduce the craft of potion brewing. As a test, players must successfully brew a Wiggenweld Potion. Playing the campaign will slowly introduce the basic mechanics of making potions. Being very much like a tutorial of sorts, players will get the ‘lay of the land’ in terms of how potion brewing works.

There are a few ways that players can go about brewing potions in Hogwarts Legacy. To start, players will require having the proper ingredients in their inventory. The best place to accumulate these is over at J. Pippin’s Potions located over at Hogsmead. Purchasing a couple of recipes at this merchant is available. However, obtaining other potions will require just playing the main story. Explore the map to find ingredients for the recipes, or simply purchase some at J. Pippin’s Potions. Plus, there are also ways to obtain potions without dealing with all the hassle of collecting and crafting therein. However, this particular strategy will take a little time and effort to set up.

Available Potions

  • Focus Potion

This will significantly reduce the cooldown period for spells. The recipe for this can be purchased for 800G over at J. Pippin’s Potions. The required ingredients are; 1x Dugbog Tongue, 1x Lacewing Fly, and 1x Fluxweed Stem.

  • Edurus

Drinking this potion will generate ‘stone skin’ for the avatar. This will reduce incoming damage. Players will learn this potion automatically by simply attending the Potions Class.

  • Maxima Potion

The recipe for this potion can be purchased at J. Pippin’s Potions for 800G. Use it to increase attack damage for a short period of time. To make it, players will need; 1x Spider Fang and 1x Leech Juice.

  • Wiggenweld Potion

This is another potion that will be made by simply attending the Potions Class. This will have healing powers and restore some HP. To make it, it will require; 1x Dittany Leaves and 1x Horklump Juice.

  • Thunderbrew Potion

Drink this potion to conjure up a storm, which will electrify enemies. The recipe for it is found at J. Pippin’s Potions for 1200G. The ingredients to make it involve; 1x Shrivelfig Fruit, 1x Leech Juice, and 1x Stench of the Dead.

  • Invisibility Potion

Just as its name suggests, this potion will render the character invisible for a brief period. The recipe for it is over at J. Pippin’s Potions for 800G. The ingredients for it are; 1x Knotgrass Sprig, 1x Leaping Toadstool Caps, and 1x Troll Bogey.

  • Felix Felicis Potion (Pre-Ordered Copies Only)

A character’s luck stats will increase for a fleeting period of time. The map in Hogwarts Legacy will highlight treasure chests in certain locations, aiding players in finding better loot. This recipe cost 1000G and can be found at J. Pippin’s Potions. Players will need; 1x Lacewing Fly and 1x Fluxweed Stem in order to create it.

Equipment Needed To Brew Potions

Now, if J. Pippin’s Potions doesn’t hold the right ingredients, another alternative place to find some is at the Magic Neep Cart. Which is located past the river behind Hogsmeade. This is especially true if a player is in dire need of some Fluxweed Stem. The most effective way to brew potions in Hogwarts Legacy is by unlocking the Room of Requirement by playing the seventeenth main quest of the game. Here, players can decorate their room any way they want. Thus, it is also the main place to set up shop and craft items. When it comes to potions, players will need to start out by acquiring a Small Potions Station over at Tomes and Scrolls over at Hogsmeade.

This will be free to help a player start out building up their spellcasting shop later in the story of Hogwarts Legacy. The Small Potions Station only brews one potion at a time. Which will take up to 30 seconds to over one minute to complete, depending on the spell. Therefore, upgrading to the Medium Potions Station Spellcraft for 1500G can help out. This will brew two potions simultaneously. Lastly, the T-Shaped Potion Station can conjure up to 3 potions at the same time. This can be purchased at 2,000G. If a player doesn’t feel like manually crafting these spells and standing around waiting for them, there is a way around this.

Easiest Way To Make Potions

Tomes and Scrolls also have a Hopping Pot Spellcraft available for 3000G. This will automatically make a potion of any kind every twelve minutes. Ingredients won’t be needed, necessarily. This pot generates random potions periodically to help circumvent the constant grinding of storing ingredients. It will cost 30 Moonstones to place a Hopping Pot somewhere in a Room of Requirement. Thus, a player can set up a maximum of three Hopping Pots in their room. Getting this kind of setup is a lot of work, but it’ll be worth it in the end.


Taking time to stock up on potions can make all the difference in Hogwarts Legacy. When it comes to combat, having something handy that can enhance defenses and attacks will certainly be needed later in the game. This is a long and dense Harry Potter adventure that is teeming with things to find and activities to accomplish. Potions are an essential element in this wizarding journey and taking time to have them equipped is highly encouraged. Hogwarts Legacy is now available on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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