Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the first RPG built around the world created by JK Rowling. It's a fan service that all lovers of the wizard's books and movies have been waiting for a long time. Best of all, it's a completely free game and available for Android and iOS. The only problem is that it's not such a simple game to progress.
Patience and sometimes money is what you need to keep evolving in the Hogwarts Mystery narrative. If you have the first but don't have the second, we can help. We have prepared some simple tips to make your days at the biggest witch school in the world a fun experience.
1. Accept that the energies run out
Yes, we know that Hogwarts Mystery's energy system greatly complicates the experience. Pretty much everything you do requires spending your energy pellets. Normally a complete mission, depending on its importance, will already consume almost all your reserve. The worst is when this happens in the middle of a class!
The secret, however, is not to get frustrated and not to despair. That's the system and there's not much you can do about it. Wait for your reserve to fill up again and take a break from the game. Put down your cell phone, go read a book, have a snack. The producers' idea is that Hogwarts Mystery was really a hobby-style game.
How to gain more energy?
On average it takes 100 minutes, just over an hour and a half to recover your energy points. For some it's a long time, so the game allows you to acquire extra marbles.
One of the ways to get more energy is to finish exercises and classes. Sometimes, unfortunately not always, there is the option to choose extra energy as a reward. This is perhaps the hardest way, so don't count on her too much.
A second option is to interact with certain points of interest scattered around the castle. See what they are below:
- Towers in the East section: in this part of the castle there are two points. The second frame from the entrance near the Charms classroom is one of them. Peeves, Peeves in English, floats through this region. Click on it too to gain power points.
- Towers in the West section: Near the Monitors' bathroom there is a board, which is the first one to leave the entrance.
- downstairs east: a pile of books on top of a bench.
- downstairs west: again there are two points here. The first is a torch on the right side of the Great Hall entrance. The statue holding a sword is the second point. After clicking on it, it will use a shield. Whenever you have the weapon, you can pick up the energy.
- dungeons: There is almost always a house elf lurking near the Potions room. Click on it.
- castle grounds: There's a stick on the ground on the second path you take.
- Hogsmeade: click on the boy holding a sled.
Is it possible to increase the maximum power limit?
In your first year at Hogwarts it is possible to increase your energy cap by three points. This is possible by taking flight lessons. That's why it's a good idea to prioritize these classes over the main quests at first.
2. Focus on earning attribute points, not money
Wizards' money has only one purpose in Hogwarts Mystery, which is to buy clothes and other items for your character. It is with the coins and the rare gems that you customize your wizard or witch with very exclusive things. Although some specific clothes and accessories provide stat points, it is best not to focus on earning money as a reward.
There are many ways to earn coins in the game, but stat points not so much. They are mostly provided when you complete the classes. Each teacher grants you a unique type of attribute, which can be courage, wisdom ou Empathy. Having high levels of these points is important to unlock dialogue options that will be most useful to you.
We point out, however, that the more advanced years at Hogwarts make the mission of earning these points more difficult. As you will have accumulated good money, you will be able to buy outfits that will boost your attributes.
3. Understand the dynamics of duels
One of the most fun parts of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is dueling. The system created for the game is simple, not as challenging as it could be, but still pretty cool. It is divided into two parts: the first is a "rock, paper and scissors". Whoever wins this part can then take an action.
In the first part you will have to choose between Aggressive, Defensive and Sneaky. Pay close attention here. If you choose Aggressive, you will beat Sneaky, but you will lose to Defensive. Sneaky positions beat defensive positions and lose to aggressive ones. Understanding this dynamic is essential.
Pay attention to opponents' dueling style
Ben will almost always be defensive, while Merula will often adopt aggressive or sneaky positions. But this will not always be so. So pay attention to how the duelist behaves in that particular duel. Clashes do not resolve in one or two moves. In fact, sometimes they take time precisely because the duelists are studying each other.
Duel calmly and always try to predict the opponent's moves. It's the best way to become the winner in the first part of the duel.
The action part is the easiest. Your attitude will be related to the position you chose in the first section of the duel. To understand what is possible, see below:
|aggressive||throw bottle||Deals 10 damage|
|Expelliarmus||Causes 10 damage and can stun for 1 turn|
|Fire||Deals 5 years and can deal 20 extra damage in 2 turns|
|Depulso||Deals 17 damage|
|Break||Causes 5 damage and can stun for 2 turns|
|sneaky||throw bottle||Deals 10 damage|
|Rictusempra||Causes 5 damage and can stun for 1 turn|
|Flipendo||Deals 15 damage|
|Immobulus||Causes 10 damage and can stun for 1 turn|
|Defensive||throw bottle||Deals 10 damage|
|Wiggenweld Potion||Regenerate 3 health instantly + 12 in 2 turns|
|Episkey||Regenerate less do than Wiggenweld|
|Perificus Totalus||Causes 5 damage and can stun for 2 turns|
|bombard||Deals 10 damage starting and can do 10 more damage next turn. Has a chance to stun for 1 turn|
4. The time you play matters
Many missions have a tolerance of up to 8 hours to complete. In addition to yielding better rewards, they allow you time to recover your energy. In this regard, it is important that you choose the right times to play these missions.
Think about what your day to day is like. Try to plan the game so that in these 8 hours of the mission you can play every hour and a half. Since this is the time it takes more or less to fill your energy bar, in 8 hours of mission you can finish it with maximum success.
5. Be smart to win the House Cup
It's not enough to be a good student to win the House Cup in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Of course getting all the questions right, doing the right spell movements in class is essential, but it's not enough. More needs to be done to ensure your home is the winner at the end of the year.
There are two important things you need to do in this regard. The first requires patience, as it will require an expenditure of energy points. But if possible, go to the classes you've already attended several times. Repeat lessons as often as you can, as they award points.
Another thing is to pay attention to the dialogue choices. Choosing the right answer depends on what you want. If you want points, choose the answer that matches the house the Sorting Hat has placed you on. Discover her most outstanding traits.
Slytherin, for example, has to do with ambition and cleverness. Griffyndor It is boldness and bravery. Hufflepuff stands for loyalty and friendship. Already Ravenclaw it is intelligence and wit. You won't want to miss out on winning the Cup, as you'll receive at least 100 gems if you do.
6. Learn to focus in class
Missing a focus challenge in Hogwarts Mystery makes the professor angry and misses the chance to earn more points for his house. Those who are hasty often end up making mistakes at that moment, getting frustrated and a chain reaction of errors.
You will see that there are two fixed circles on the screen, while another one shrinks and increases in size. The objective is for you to click on the screen when this moving circle is between the two fixed circles. That's the focus.
There are two methods to do this. You can tap the screen at the perfect moment, ie when the circles are all green. Or you can tap the screen and keep your finger on it. The circle will continue to move. When it gets in the middle of the other two and they all turn green, take your finger off the device. Ready! Focus done!
7. Keep an eye out for special events
Another fun point about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is that the game almost always has some special event going on. There have already been events for Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas and Easter. In addition to the seasonal ones, there are other more differentiated ones, some specifically aimed at the game's narrative.
Pay close attention to these events as they allow you to win unique items and prizes. You usually have to do some specific missions, which usually earn good points for your house.
- Answers to all class questions!
- How to get free energy!