What Cause Your Wand to Backfire in Hogwarts Legacy? Answered

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If you are a big fan of J.K. Rowling’s books and Harry Potter movies, you probably know that the wand in Hogwarts Legacy can easily backfire. Surprisingly, Hogwarts Legacy also has a backfire function. In this guide, we will try to discover what causes your wand to backfire in Hogwarts Legacy

Why Does Your Wand Backfire in Hogwarts Legacy?

If you try to cast a spell, but it results in a little spark at the end of the wand, you suffer from backfire. It is a special cooldown on specific spells that prevent players from endlessly casting spells. Every spell in Hogwarts Legacy has a unique cooldown. You can find all the cooldowns in the table below.

Related: How to Alter the Style of an Item in Hogwarts Legacy

Spell Cooldown
Basic CastNo Cooldown
RevelioNo Cooldown
LumosNo Cooldown
Protego & StupefyNo Cooldown
Levioso8 sec
Accio8 sec
ReparoNo Cooldown
Ancient Magic ThrowNo Cooldown
Ancient MagicVariable
Expelliarmus10 sec
Incendio8 sec
Depulso10 sec
DisillusionmentNo Cooldown
Conjuring SpellN/A
Altering SpellN/A
Confringo10 sec
Petrificus TotalusN/A
Diffindo15 sec
Wingardium LeviosaNo Cooldown
Glacius10 sec
Descendo10 sec
Beast Petting BrushN/A
Beast FeedN/A
Bombarda15 sec
Flipendo5 sec
Arresto Momentum15 sec
Transformation20 sec
Crucio20 sec
Imperio30 sec 
Avada Kedavra90 sec

If you play Hogwarts Legacy on PC, there is a way to decrease the cooldown of your spells significantly. You only need to head to Nexus Mods and install the special Reduced Cooldown On All Spells.

That’s it with Backfire in Hogwarts Legacy. To avoid getting into trouble with backfire, turn on your spell hood. It displays spells’ cooldown, allowing you to cast magic on time. Also, we have a guide on how to beat Fastidio’s Monster in Hogwarts Legacy, make sure to check it out!

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