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How to cast Petrificus Totalus in Hogwarts Legacy

A sneak attack from behind!

In Hogwarts Legacy, you can use various spells during combat, some of which can be learned fairly early in the game. The Petrificus Totalus is classified as an Essential spell, and you can use this to permanently bind enemies. Here's how to use the Petrificus Totalus spell in Hogwarts Legacy.

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How to use Petrificus Totalus on enemies in Hogwarts Legacy

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Petrificus Totalus can be learned during the Secrets of the Restricted Section quest. Once you have acquired this spell, you can cast it from behind enemies. To do this, use the Disillusionment spell to go invisible and sneak up behind the enemy. When you are behind an unaware opponent, you'll see a prompt that says Petrificus Totalus. Press X or Circle for controllers and F on the keyboard to use this spell on an enemy.

The Secrets of the Restricted Section quest reveals a lot about the storyline of Hogwarts Legacy. During this quest, you will have to sneak into the library's restricted section with Sebastian Sallow. You must steal the key from the Librarian's desk and enter the restricted section. Eventually, you'll go down to the Atheneum, where you'll learn more about Percival Rackham and Isidora Morganach.

Related: All Spells in Hogwarts Legacy & when you unlock them

How to upgrade Petrificus Totalus in Hogwarts Legacy

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Petrificus Totalus can also be upgraded in Hogwarts Legacy. Once you unlock the Talents section in the game, you can assign Talent Points to get different perks. The Petrificus Totalus Mastery can be unlocked with a Talent Point after you reach level 22. Check the Stealth section in Talents to unlock this upgrade. Once you have acquired mastery of this spell, Petrificus Totalus will get an area of effect that impacts enemies nearby. With this upgrade, you can knock down two unaware enemies by just casting it once.

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