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How to Complete Dark Arts Battle Arena in Under 3 Minutes on Hard Difficulty


Hello everyone. Here is a guide on how to complete Dark Arts Battle Arena in less than 3 minutes on hard difficulty. Like the other two battle arenas, this one is also quite challenging and is not recommended for players that are below level 30. Luckily, reaching level 30 isn’t too difficult as long as you are focused on completing side content and gathering collectibles.

Dark Arts Battle Arena is located in the Forbidden Forest, close to the East North Hogwarts Region Floo Flames. To access it, you’ll need to own the Dark Arts Pack, which is included in the Deluxe version of the game.

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Once you get to the location, you’ll need to destroy 10 vases to unlock the arena. Use Revelio to locate all of the vases.

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After unlocking the arena, you’ll be able to access it whenever you want. Similar to the other two arenas, this one also consists of five waves of enemies. You will need to defeat all of the enemies to progress to the next wave.

There are several talents that will make things easier for you. Here is the list of them:

  • Edurus Potion Potency – This talent will make you completely invulnerable to damage while Edurus Potion is in effect. Since the effect lasts for 20 seconds, and you can carry 12 Edurus Potions, this will allow you to be completely immune to damage for 4 minutes, which is more than enough time to complete the arena.
  • Maxima Potion Potency – With this talent, your Maxima Potions will significantly increase your damage and cause all your attacks and damaging spells to break enemy shields. The effect of this potion lasts 20 seconds, so it perfectly syncs with Edurus Potion.
  • Focus Potion Potency – This talent will increase the duration of Focus Potion whenever you cast a spell, which is extremely useful.
  • Talents that increase the effectiveness of your damaging spells (Such as Diffindo, Confringo, Bombarda, and Expelliarums) are quite useful for this arena.

Before you start the arena, make sure you have at least 10 Edurus, Maxima, and Focus Potions. This will allow you to use two of each potion during every wave of enemies.

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Once you enter the arena, you’ll notice that your spell sets are different. Immediately open the spell set configuration and place your damaging spells in one set (Expelliarmus, Diffindo, Confringo, and Bombarda).

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As soon as the enemies spawn, drink an Edurus Potion, a Maxima Potion, and a Focus Potion, and then start hitting enemies with your damaging spells. This will make you completely immune to damage and significantly increase the damage of all your attacks and spells. Your spell cooldowns will also be massively reduced.

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Bear in mind that the Maxima Potion will also increase the damage of your Ancient Magic and Ancient Magic Throw, so feel free to use those abilities if you want. Also, keep track of your potion duration, and make sure to drink another set of potions just as they are about to expire.

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Hopefully, this guide will help you complete the Dark Arts Battle Arena on hard difficulty. Thank you for reading and see you soon with more guides for Hogwarts Legacy.

You can check our video guide for completing the Dark Arts Battle Arena in under 3 minutes on hard difficulty HERE.