Are you ready to learn how to unlock the infamous Cruciatus Curse in Hogwarts Legacy? As one of the three Unforgivable Curses, Crucio is a powerful and dangerous spell that inflicts unbearable pain on its victim. While strictly forbidden in the Wizarding World, the rules are different in the Hogwarts Legacy game.

Last updated on March 13th, 2023 at 06:16 am

With this guide, you’ll learn how to get the Crucio spell and unlock its devastating power in Hogwarts Legacy. Read on to discover everything you need to know about the Crucio Unforgivable Curse.

How to Learn Crucio in Hogwarts Legacy (Easy Way)


Tell Sabastian that you are curious about Dark magic during your conversation about Slytherin’s Scriptorium. Otherwise, you won’t be able to learn Crucio.

The Sebastian Sallow quest line is the key to unlocking Crucio’s in Hogwarts Legacy.

A mission in this quest line is “In The Shadow Of The Study,” where Sebastian and Ominis Gaunt enter Slytherin’s Scriptorium to find out what happened to Noctua Gaunt.

In the course of the mission, you’ll come across a locked door that can only be opened with Crucio.

You can either cast the curse yourself or have Sebastian do it. Once the door is unlocked, you’ll gain access to this powerful and damaging unforgivable curse that can inflict excruciating pain on any enemy you cast it on.

It’s worth noting that Crucio, along with the other two Unforgivable Curses, is strictly prohibited in the Wizarding World and can earn you a life sentence in Azkaban.

However, in Hogwarts Legacy, there’s no morality system that punishes you for using these curses. So, use it wisely and make the most of its power in your battles.

Slytherin’s Scriptorium Slytherin’s Lock Puzzle Solutions

Slytherin Lock #1: The first is simple, cast Reparo on the rubble you come across immediately after ending Slytherin’s Scriptorium. Proceed to the first door and tell Gaunt that you aren’t having second thoughts to proceed.

Slytherin Lock #2: The second puzzle is a simple symbol-matching puzzle on a rotating mechanism. Use the following symbols in the same order to solve the second Slytherin’s Scriptorium Slytherin’s Lock puzzle, getting one step closer to Crucio’s curse.

Use these symbols to solve the first Slytherin lock

Slytherin Lock #3: The next puzzle is on the first lock you encountered after entering Slytherin’s Scriptorium. Use the following symbols on the rotating snake platform to solve the third door puzzle in Slytherin’s Scriptorium. You’re one more step closer to unlocking Crucio.

Use these symbols to unlock the 2nd Slytherin’s Lock.

Slytherin’s Lock #4: The final Slytherin lock puzzle would be behind the door you just unlocked. Use the following symbol combination to crack the final Slytherin lock.

Use these symbols to unlock the final Slytherin’s Lock

When you reach the final door, pick up the note next to it. This will trigger a conversation with Sabastian where he will ask you to convince Gaunt to cast Crusio; agree to this and speak with Gaunt. That conversation will lead nowhere and Sabastian will then offer to teach you Cursio unforgivable curse.

Choose to option to learn Cursio and complete the wand movement mini-game.

How to get crucio

Hogwarts Legacy: Cursio Upgrades

The Crucio curse immobilizes and stuns opponents for a short time.

If upgrade points are available, the spell can be enhanced with the cursed mechanic. Cursed enemies, distinguished by a luminous green “X” on their bodies, take more damage.

It’s possible to curse an enemy with Crucio, but investing talent points in enhancing it ensures that the enemy will remain cursed.

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