A Spider Fang gives players an ingredient to brew a special Potion in Hogwarts Legacy that increases their spell damage for a limited amount of time.
Potions are carefully crafted items in Hogwarts Legacy, as their effects, seen from the combination of specific ingredients like the Spider Fang, give players passive bonuses should they manage to get the right recipe. Created at the Potion Station in the Room of Requirement, the Maxima Potion takes a Spider Fang and Leech Juice to build to bolster the drinker’s spell damage for a limited time. Unlike other potion recipes found in the game, the Maxima Potion’s Spider Fang requires players to engage in battles against certain enemy types instead of simply exploring the wider wizarding world.
The Maxima Potion recipe may be bought in Hogsmeade from the J. Pippin’s Potion shop for 500 gold, so players may have to scour the open world for enough currency before ever needing a Spider Fang. Once enough progress through the main narrative has been made to craft potions after players take their first Potions class and the Room of Requirement has been unlocked; steps may be taken to track down the desired ingredient. However, as some locations could be restricted at first, players are recommended to wait until they finish the quest that allows them to use the Alohamora spell in Hogwarts Legacy, as that magic opens up new areas.
How To Get Spider Fang in Hogwarts Legacy
The Spider Fang item can be found after players defeat spider enemies, as it remains a slightly uncommon drop upon defeating these foes. Plenty of spiders are located either within the Forbidden Forest or in the main story quest, “Shadow of the Mountain,” which sees players fighting a slew of Ranrok’s Loyalists in underground caverns. A small prompt appears once a spider’s health gets depleted once fighting concludes, giving players a chance to grab a Spider Fang or two from the fallen arachnids before moving on to the next objective.
Collecting a Spider Fang and the other necessary item, the Leech Juice, allows players to make the Maxima Potion. A small mini-game of quick time events at the Potion Station is the only obstacle to players mixing ingredients in Hogwarts Legacy. This repeated sequence occurs during the brewing of every type of concoction. By throwing in only one Spider Fang, the Maxima Potion boosts spell damage for around 30 seconds, incentivizing players to get as many duplicates of this item as possible in Hogwarts Legacy to be prepared for the bosses yet to be seen throughout tougher quests.
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- Avalanche Software
- Adventure, Action RPG, Open-World
- Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Steam
- Warner Bros. Games
- Set in the 1800s in the Wizarding World universe, Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG where players get to live out a student’s life in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts and beyond. Aside from Hogwarts, players can also travel between iconic locales such as Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest. Starting as a fifth year, players will pick up more advanced spell casting and potion crafting and discover both friendly and antagonistic magical beasts across the entire Harry Potter universe, as they follow the path of light or darkness on their own wizarding journey.
- Harry Potter
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