Hogwarts Legacy: How to Increase the Ancient Magic Meter

The protagonists in Legacy of Hogwarts are clearly at the top of their class when it comes to magical abilities, which can be attributed to their talent for using ancient magic to enhance spellcasting. Ancient Magic is also the main driving factor behind the game’s story, and players will use it frequently to defeat giant spiders, Inferi, and the many dark wizards they encounter along the way. At first, players only have two bars of Ancient Magic Gauge to use, but there’s actually a way to increase that amount and use Ancient Magic finishers more often.

Ancient Magic allows players to throw items at enemies, spend Talent Points to upgrade spells and abilities that they wouldn’t normally be able to, and most importantly, perform powerful finishing attacks such as lightning strikes enemies from the sky, transforming them into helpless animals, or simply blast them to pieces. The latter effect requires the use of the Hogwarts Heritage Meter of Ancient Magic.

How to Increase the Ancient Magic Meter in Hogwarts Legacy

hogwarts  legacy  ancient  magic  hotspot  challenges Two Ancient Magic Gauge can take players a long way, but once they realize how powerful the Ancient Magic Terminator is, they will no doubt want more. In order to increase the Ancient Magic Meter, players need to complete the Field Guide to Ancient Magic Hotspots challenge.

Each time a challenge is completed, the player’s total score will increase by one, and eventually the player will have five full ancient magic bars, each of which can be used to cast ancient magic finishing moves. To complete the challenge, players need to collect all traces of 2, 6, and 12 hotspots of ancient magic, for a total of 20 hotspots.

How to Complete the Ancient Magic Hotspot in Hogwarts Legacy

hogwarts  legacy  ancient  magic  hotspot  locations Ancient magic hotspots can be easily found on the map by looking for ancient magic symbols. By traveling to these locations, players will find a location they can interact with, similar to locations in Gringotts Bank or the Keeper experiment. From here, a beam of light will guide players to three separate traces of ancient magic, which they can collect simply by walking or flying over them. Collecting all three, the player will complete an Ancient Magic Hotspot.

Finding all 20 Ancient Magic Hotspots will be a challenge, especially since many of them are guarded by Gray Snake enemies, or found in late game locations like the Poidsear Coast. That said, completing the first eight quests is fairly easy once players get their hands on the broom. Doing this early on can really help the player when facing tricky boss or challenging enemy encounters.

Hogwarts Legacy is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X; a Switch release is set for July 25.

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