While your main student will earn XP and level up throughout your adventures in Hogwarts Legacy, the main way to boost your combat abilities is through outfits and gear. Unlike open-world RPGs like Elden Ring or The Witcher 3, Hogwarts Legacy is relatively lenient and even forgiving with its clothing offerings and gear accessibility. Specifically, nearly every piece of gear you discover is random, but spawns with updated stats with your current level. The main exceptions would be cosmetic clothes obtained from challenges, specific fixed chests found while exploring, or certain quest rewards. Here’s how to get the best outfits and gear in Hogwarts Legacy.

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How to get the best gear in Hogwarts Legacy

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In other words, as long as you’re wearing the highest performing clothes in your inventory while playing Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll always be wearing the “best” gear and outfits the world has to offer. There are no early game overpowered gear in the Forbidden Forest and no late game meta armor sets hidden in the Clagmar Coast. Hogwarts Legacy is exceptionally accessible in its mechanics when it comes to properly leveled loot, allowing you to effectively take down your enemies in a variety of ways without adhering to metacentric how-tos or Gear-centric builds.

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On the other hand, there are several essential practices that all Hogwarts Legacy students must perform frequently to ensure that their outfits and equipment are at their best. First, make sure to always look for the “green arrows” whenever you loot a new piece of clothing or buy an outfit from Gladrags Wizardwear in Hogsmeade. For example, even if a piece of gear you got at level 12 is legendary, any outfit rarity you have at level 17 or higher will be better in attack and defense stats than your previous adjustment. Bottom line, be sure to change up often with your newest clothes.

Another essential tip to keep in mind is to frequently upgrade your best gear in Hogwarts Legacy, especially if you plan to use it for a long period of playtime. You can perform this upgrade procedure by using the loom in the Room of Requirement, which you will have access to during the main quest line. Using the Loom will not cost you Galleons but Beast Materials. These resources are obtained by rescuing and healing the beasts in their vivariums. You can also visit Hogsmeade’s Brood And Peck or Indira Wolff in Pitt-Upon-Ford to easily purchase any beast materials you might need to upgrade your gear.

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The third tip for keeping the best gear and clothing in Hogwarts Legacy is to add traits to your gear. Much like enchantments in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or runestones in The Witcher 3, you can spend beast materials on your loom to add a wide variety of traits to your gear. You can unlock traits by completing battle challenges or for the Room of Requirement. Another main way to get more traits is to clear bandit camps and loot the chest marked on the camp minimap.

Upgrades and traits can make a big difference in the damage you deal to enemies, which is a critical factor in the highest game difficulties. Luckily, you never have to worry about maintaining a sleek fit when determining which gear is best in terms of stats or traits in Hogwarts Legacy, as you can “transmog” each piece of clothing at no cost at any time.


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