How to Complete North Coast Battle Arena in Under 3 Minutes on Hard Difficulty

Hello everyone. Here is a guide on how to complete North Coast Battle Arena in less than 3 minutes on hard difficulty. This arena can be quite challenging on hard difficulty, especially if you do it early on. Because of that, it is not recommended to do it before you hit at least level 30 or so. Luckily, if you are exploring the world and doing side quests and collectibles, it won’t take too long for you to reach that level.

North Coast Battle Arena is located in the North Ford Bog section of the map, northeast of East North Ford Bog Floo Flames. To access it, you’ll need to destroy 20 vases that are scattered in its vicinity.

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This arena consists of five enemy waves, and you’ll need to defeat all the enemies to complete each wave.

There are certain talents you can take to make things easier for you. Here is the list of them:

  • Maxima Potion Potency – This talent will allow all your attacks to destroy enemy shields after using Maxima Potion. Many of the enemies will be shielded, and with this talent, you won’t need to worry too much about breaking enemy shields. On top of that, your damage output will be significantly increased while Maxima Potion is in effect, which will allow you to make quick work of your enemies.
  • Focus Potion Potency – This will increase the duration of your Focus Potions whenever you cast a spell. Needless to say, it is extremely useful for any battle arena.
  • Edurus Potion Potency – This talent will make you completely invulnerable to damage while Edurus Potion is in effect. This, together with the other two potion talents will make the arena much easier.
  • Confringo, Bombarda, and Diffindo Mastery – You will be using these spells a lot during the arena, so having talents to improve them is quite useful.

Before you start this arena, make sure to have enough Focus, Maxima, and Edurus Potions (at least 10 of each, 2 for each wave). Put all of your high-damage spells in one set (for example, Expelliarmus, Bombarda, Diffindo, Confringo).

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Whenever a wave spawns, drink an Edurus Potion, a Maxima Potion, and a Focus Potion, and start blasting the enemies with offensive spells. Thanks to Focus and Maxima potions, your spells will deal significantly more damage, break all enemy shields, and will have very low cooldowns, which will allow you to use them non-stop. Edurus potion will make you completely immune to damage, which will let you cast offensive spells without worrying about enemy attacks. A few spell casts will be enough to defeat pretty much any enemy that the arena throws at you, so fire away. It is also worth noting that Maxima Potion will increase the damage of your Ancient Magic and Ancient Magic throw, so you can use those as well if you feel like it.

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Be mindful that Edurus and Maxima Potions last 20 seconds each, so just when they are about to expire, drink a new one (if the enemies in the wave are still alive). Also, whenever you defeat a wave, use a new set of potions just before the next wave of enemies spawn, and repeat the process. Two of each potion will be more than enough for you to defeat every wave of enemies with ease.

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It is also worth noting that you’ll be facing Inferi during some of the waves, so be sure to use Confringo to quickly eliminate them.

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