How To Customise Your Wand In Hogwarts Legacy

How To Customise Your Wand In Hogwarts Legacy
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


6th Feb 2023 13:25

Hogwarts Legacy offers a multitude of customisable robes, accessories, outfits, and more. Among them is the option to swap out handles for your wand in Hogwarts Legacy, an absolute must if you want to be the most stylish student at Hogwarts. For information on how to customise your wand and get new wand handles, read here.

  • Be sure to check out our guide to the Hogwarts Legacy transmog system, this allows you to equip gear with the best stats whilst appearing to wear whatever you want.

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We’d implore you to read our explainer of the controversy so far, and consider supporting trans rights charities where possible.



How To Change Your Wand In Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy: how to equip wand handles
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You'll get the chance to visit Ollivanders and pick out your wand fairly early in Hogwarts Legacy. You'll get the quest to venture into Hogsmeade with a student of your choice from Professor Weasley when you have completed the first Charms and Defence Against The Dark Arts classes.

Once you have selected your wand you won't be able to change its main appearance again – so choose wisely. You can, however, change out the handle of the wand if you wish.

To change the wand handle, go to the 'Gear' menu and select 'Wand Handles' (the option on the far left of the screen).

Here, you'll be able to see the handles you've unlocked so far in the game. To equip a handle simply hover over the one you want and select it to equip it to your wand.

How To Get Wand Handles In Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy: where to find wand handles
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You can get wand handles in a few different ways in Hogwarts Legacy. The main ways to unlock them are by finding them in chests scattered across the maps, or by completing side missions for NPCs.

During our playthrough, we discovered them in the regular small wooden chests around Hogwarts (for example, outside Fig's office) and the outlying villagers. We've also been gifted them as a reward for NPC quests, for example, the Cressida Blume quest 'Flying Off The Shelves'.

To trigger this quest, you can find Cressida outside of the library where she will ask you to retrieve her books and diary from the library. The quest will require you to know the Accio spell.

Hogwarts Legacy: how to get wand handles
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Once you have collected a wand handle it is possible to reload a save and get a different one. Loot seems to be predetermined by type, not style. This means you can reload a save and reopen a chest an unlimited amount of times if there's a specific wand handle you are looking for.

This is a rather convoluted way to do it, but if there's a specific wand handle you're looking for to complete your style, it is an option.

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