Finishing Touches Achievement Trophy in Hogwarts Legacy

How to Get the Finishing Touches Achievement in Hogwarts Legacy

You'll become well acquainted with ancient magic after this one

Hogwarts Legacy achievements and trophies ask you to do all kinds of things, from getting every collectible to exploring every Cairn dungeon. In particular, Finishing Touches is one of the most challenging achievements in the game and can easily cause you to backtrack if you’re not careful! If you’d like to learn more, continue reading to discover how to get the Finishing Touches achievement in Hogwarts Legacy.

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How to Get the Finishing Touches Achievement in Hogwarts Legacy

To complete the Finishing Touches achievement (or trophy if you’re on PlayStation), use ancient magic on enemies in the game. While its description says you must use it on every enemy, this doesn’t include ones you can only defeat once and never fight again. Despite this, it’s good to use it as much as possible on various enemies just to be safe.

Below is a list of the enemies you’ll have to use ancient magic on for the achievement:

  1. Loyalist Assassin
  2. Loyalist Commander
  3. Loyalist Ranger
  4. Loyalist Sentinel
  5. Loyalist Warrior
  6. Ashwinder Assassin
  7. Ashwinder Duelist
  8. Ashwinder Executioner
  9. Ashwinder Ranger
  10. Ashwinder Scout
  11. Ashwinder Soldier
  12. Poacher Animagus
  13. Poacher Anigamus – Wolf Form
  14. Poacher Duelist
  15. Poacher Executioner
  16. Poacher Ranger
  17. Poacher Stalker
  18. Poacher Tracker
  19. Armoured Troll
  20. Fighter Troll
  21. Forest Troll
  22. Fortified Troll
  23. Mountain Troll
  24. Cottongrass Dugbog
  25. Great Spine Dugdog
  26. Stoneback Dugbog
  27. Inferius
  28. Acromantula
  29. Thornback Amusher
  30. Thornback Matriarch
  31. Thornback Scurriour
  32. Thornback Shooter
  33. Venomous Ambusher
  34. Venomous Matriarch
  35. Venomous Scurriour
  36. Venomous Shooter
  37. Dark Mongrel
  38. Mongrel

How Do I Know if I’m Missing Any Enemies?

Unfortunately, there isn’t any way to specifically track which enemies you’ve used ancient magic on besides keeping a mental note of which you frequently face. Aside from this, it’s a lot of guessing and fighting these opponents again until the achievement/trophy activates.

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The one I was missing for this achievement after I finished my playthrough was the regular Mongrel. While I’d fought plenty of Dark Mongrels throughout the game, Mongrels are slightly rarer and mainly appear alongside other enemies in areas like the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Valley. Dens also mainly spawn their dark counterparts, but occasionally, you may find a lone Mongrel outside the den.

Another enemy you may miss is one of the trolls. There are troll lairs scattered around the entire map, with different ones housing various types. Be sure to visit them and mark off which ones you have and haven’t used ancient magic on!

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One last one to keep an eye out for is the Animagus and its wolf form. If you defeat the Poacher Animagus before it turns into a wolf, you won’t get credit for using ancient magic on both. Make sure to use magic on its human and wolf forms or fight multiple of these enemies.

Where to Find Enemies for the Finishing Touches Achievement/Trophy in Hogwarts Legacy

A great place to find numerous enemies is in the battle arenas in North Ford Bog, Feldcroft and the Forbidden Forest’s Dark Arts Battle Arena if you have it unlocked. All three spawn waves of enemies that you can use ancient magic on to progress toward the achievement. If you want to encounter many different monster types at once, this is a surefire way to knock out some.

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Another method is to visit dens around the map. Troll and spider dens are a go-to, but Mongrel and Inferius can help if you’re unsure whether you’ve faced these enemies. Similarly, you can travel around the map for bandit camps to fight goblins and human enemies!

Hogwarts Legacy is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch through the official website. To learn more about the game, check out All Landing Platform Locations in Hogwarts Legacy and How to Defeat Ranrok in Hogwarts Legacy.


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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.