How to Earn The Ends Petrify the Means Trophy/Achievement in Hogwarts Legacy

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Hogwarts Legacy has incorporated many of the legendary spells from Harry Potter book and film lore into the game, allowing players to wield some of the series’ exciting magic incantations at the press of a button. One of the most memorable is “Petrificus Totalus,” a spell which first appeared in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book and film in the franchise. Along with its tactical advantages, frequent use of this spell in Hogwarts Legacy will earn gamers a trophy or achievement, depending on their platform of preference called “The Ends Petrify the Means.” Here is everything you need to know about obtaining this trophy/achievement in Hogwarts Legacy.

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The Ends Petrify the Means Trophy/Achievement Explained

According to the description, to obtain The Ends Petrify the Means, players must “Defeat a total of fifty enemies using Petrificus Totalus.” Alongside being an earnable Steam achievement, The Ends Petrify the Means is a silver PlayStation trophy, and an Xbox achievement worth 30 Gamerscore.

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How to Obtain The Ends Petrify the Means in Hogwarts Legacy

Using Petrificus Totalus, requires a combination of stealth and magic. First, you must obtain the Disillusionment spell, which is learned during the Tomes and Tribulations story quest. The value of this spell is twofold, as along with obtaining invisibility, your created Witch or Wizard will also gain the ability sneak up on enemies and earn an “insta-kill” (or insta-freeze) through the use of Petrificus Totalus.

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How to Use Petrificus Totalus in Hogwarts Legacy

Petrificus Totalus can only be used while in stealth. After casting Disillusionment, your character will turn semi-invisible, allowing you to sneak up on enemies and petrify them. However, you are not entirely invisible while using Disillusionment, so make sure to stay out of enemy line of sight, or you will be detected. Simply wait until your foe’s back is turned, creep up closely behind until you see a prompt to cast Petrificus Totalus (as seen in the picture above). This spell serves as the “stealth kill” of Hogwarts Legacy, as the victim will be frozen, and their allies will be none the wiser.

Petrificus Totalus can be upgraded through the Stealth Talent Tree, which make your protagonist Witch or Wizard even more undetectable while using Disillusionment, as well as even granting the skill to cast your stealthy magic against multiple enemies at once.

Once you have successfully defeated fifty enemies cumulatively across the game using Petrificus Totalus, you will be awarded The Ends Petrify the Means trophy or achievement depending on your platform of choice.


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