Herbology is one of the classes that you’ll attend in Hogwarts Legacy. It unlocks a core game mechanic, one that allows you to plant seeds, harvest ingredients for portions, and use various types of plants in combat. Here’s our Hogwarts Legacy Herbology guide to help you with various plants, seedlings, and different pot sizes.
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Hogwarts Legacy Herbology guide – Seeds, combat plants, and increasing pot sizes
You’ll attend Herbology classes in Hogwarts Legacy a couple of hours into the campaign. Once you’re done with Secrets of the Restricted Section, your next day as a student will require you to meet Professor Garlick in the Greenhouses. There, you’ll pull out a Mandrake via a quick-time event (QTE), though this is mostly for fluff and immersion. The actual mechanic is more of buying and passively waiting. That’s because any seedling you have can be placed inside pots. You’ll then need to wait from 10 to 15 minutes depending on the item that will be acquired.
Herbology plants and seeds can be purchased from two shops in Hogsmeade: The Magic Neep in the northwestern portion of the town, and Dogweed and Deathcap in the northeastern outskirts. Here’s the gist:
- The top row has seedlings which permanently make that item available for harvest when left to grow in pots.
- The bottom row has one-time use items.
- Vendors also sell a fertilizer which increases the yields of your harvest.
Here are the types of seeds and combat plants you can get via Herbology in Hogwarts Legacy:
- Dittany – Used to make Wiggenweld Potion (i.e., healing).
- Fluxweed – Used to make Focus Potion (i.e., decreased spell cooldowns).
- Knotgrass – Used to make Invisibility Potion (i.e., temporary stealth).
- Shrivelfig – Used to make Thunderbrew (i.e., AoE periodic lightning strike that surrounds your character).
- Mallowsweet – Used to activate Merlin Trials.
- Chinese Chomping Cabbage – Seeks enemies and chews on them.
- Mandrake – Emits a screeching noise that damages and stuns all enemies within its radius.
- Venomous Tentacula – Acts as an auto-turret when plopped down, consistently shooting nearby foes.
Hogwarts Legacy Herbology also requires you to increase pot sizes for some materials. By default, the Herbology Classroom only has one small pot, which won’t allow you to make various ingredients. However, you can also purchase a few blueprints from the Tomes and Spells shop in the southern portion of Hogsmeade (some examples are enumerated below). These devices can then be placed in your Room of Requirement. Here are some examples:
- Medium Potting – You can purchase a single pot or up to three in a single device.
- Large Potting – You can purchase a single pot or up to two in a single device.
Hogwarts Legacy is available via Steam.