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How to Cast Stupefy in Hogwarts Legacy

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If you’re familiar with Harry Potter lore, you will likely notice many familiar, returning classic spells that can be obtained in the new Wizarding World prequel RPG, Hogwarts Legacy from Avalanche Software. One of the earliest obtainable spells that you may not even realize you have the ability to cast is Stupefy, a commonly used charm in previous Harry Potter books and films. Here is everything you need to know about casting Stupefy in Hogwarts Legacy and strategies for integrating the charm in battle.

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How Does Stupefy Work in Hogwarts Legacy

While players can shield themselves from incoming attacks using Protego, Stupefy works in conjunction with blocking to turn the tables on overzealous opponents, as the charm is used to parry and stagger enemies. The game discusses the spell in the tutorial level, describing, “Hold [the required button or command on your respective game platform] during Protego to stun enemies with a Stupefy counter-attack. Stunned enemies take extra damage, indicated by gold numbers.” If you happened to click past the instructions, you could easily miss this important combat tactic, which allows you to launch counteroffensives instead of merely blocking enemy onslaughts.

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Using the Stupefy Charm in Hogwarts Legacy Combat

When the glowing indicator on your character’s head signals an incoming attack is about to land, holding the block button will cause two spells to be cast back to back. First, you will shield yourself from any damage using Protego, which will followed by a cast of Stupefy against incoming attackers. This works like a charm (no pun intended), when facing off with multiple enemies, as you can deflect one enemy’s attack and cast stupefy against one of their allies, which can be a lifesaver, allowing you to dispatch enemies one by one.

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Grant Testa is a writer at Prima Games, who specializes in achievement hunting and horror gaming. He is also an avid comic book reader/collector, fantasy footballer, and rock music fanatic. Thousands who have been defeated by Grant in online multiplayer games have cried to themselves, wondering, "How did he get so good?! Why can't I be a gaming demigod like him?" They would probably be surprised to learn that Grant actually inherited his elite gaming skills from his mom, Joann Hansen, one of the speediest stenographers/typists in the nation, (and probably the world). Fun fact: he is also the son of the world’s first “let’s player” and comedy legend, Tim Testa.