By using Hogwarts Legacy’s Focus Potion, you can reduce the cooldowns of all their spells, allowing them to unleash a wide variety of powerful spell combos. Potions are an extremely useful consumable in Hogwarts Legacy and have lots of different effects. Although many can be bought directly from Hogsmeade, you arguably benefit from being able to brew their own. To do this, they need to have unlocked the mysterious Room of Requirement in Hogwarts Castle in order to set up Herbology and Potion stations. This will allow you to grow certain potion ingredients and brew up potent elixirs to use in combat.
The Focus Potion recipe requires three ingredients: three Lacewing Flies, one Fluxweed Stem, and one Dugbog Tongue. Some of these can be found in the wizarding village of Hogsmeade, where you can buy the Focus Potion recipe and lots of potion ingredients directly from J. Pippin’s Potions. However, by tracking down these potion ingredients out in the open world, you can spend Galleons on other useful items such as spellcraft or a new broomsticks.
Where To Find Ingredients For The Focus Potion Recipe
Lacewing Flies are incredibly common and can be found all over the Hogwarts grounds, particularly along the path up to Hogsmeade from the castle. Tracking down lacewing flies isn’t particularly tricky. You should keep an eye out for bushes teeming with glowing insects on their travels.
Interacting with these bushes will cause a swarm of lacewing flies to fly away, allowing you to catch the flies for use in potions. Lacewing flies are among the most common potion ingredients in Hogwarts Legacy, and you won’t need to search too hard to find some.
Fluxweed Stem is rarer and must be grown in large planters in the Room of Requirement. To do this, you will need to travel to The Magic Neep in Hogsmeade, which sells seeds and some potion ingredients. To obtain Fluxweed stem, you will need to get Hogwarts Legacy‘s Fluxweed seeds that can be planted and harvested.
It’s worth noting that you can get Fluxweed stem by buying it directly from The Magic Neep for 150 Galleons. However, although the seeds cost 350 Galleons, they will let you create a renewable, sustainable resource which is arguably a better investment.
Finally, to obtain a Dugbog Tongue in Hogwarts Legacy, you will have to track down and defeat Dugbogs, which appear in swampy areas. If you’re just starting out in Hogwarts Legacy, you may not yet have obtained mounts or brooms to make traveling long distances easier.
If you don’t have access to a broom or a mount yet, the best option is to head to the Forbidden Forest Floo Flame fast travel point.
After entering the forest, you should keep left until you reach a riverbank, where a great Spined Dugbog can be battled. Tracking down and fighting Dugbogs in Hogwarts Legacy can be tough, and you should be ready with the best offensive spells to take it down. If players are still unsure about each ingredient’s exact location, they can always use this video by Loot&Lore on Youtube as a reference:
After gathering the ingredients, all you have to do is return to the Room of Requirement or the Potions Classroom and find a Potions station to brew the Focus Potion.
How To Use Focus Potions During Combat
Focus Potions can be used by pulling up the Potions Wheel by holding Tab Button on PC or L1/LB on PlayStation 4/5 and Xbox consoles, respectively. While triggering the effects of Focus Potions is relatively easy, it is critical to know when to use them. Since the Focus Potion reduces cooldowns for most spells in Hogwarts Legacy, they are best used against foes such as Poachers, Ashwinders, Spiders, and challenging bosses.
You can use multiple potions at once, as the effects can stack and not cancel each other out.
It is also important to know whether the Focus Potion is active. When activated, you will notice a glow around your character, as seen in the image above. Once the glow dissipates, you can use another Focus Potion or a different potion from their inventory if needed.
Editor’s Note: Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has been accused of transphobia by those in the LGBTQ+ community. Although not directly involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, Rowling does stand to earn royalties from the game. We would like to reiterate our support for trans rights and that trans identities are valid. Support services are listed below for trans people impacted by discussions of transphobia.
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