Swapping gears was the only way for players to enhance their survival chances in Hogwarts Legacy‘s mystical realm initially. But, unlocking the Room of Requirement and learning the correct beast-rescue techniques can allow you to upgrade your gear.
Hogwarts Legacy features remarkable beasts that players can tame to gather magical materials. Feeding and brushing the beasts in their new habitat enables players to accumulate the necessary materials to upgrade their preferred gear with the Enchanted Loom.
However, you must first unlock the Loom by completing a specific quest, before adding in to the Room of Requirement. Here’s how.
How to unlock the Loom and upgrade gear in Hogwarts Legacy
In Hogwarts Legacy, players can upgrade their gear by completing “The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom” main quest. Once players complete the quest, they will receive the blueprint for the Loom from Deek the Elf, which can be created using the Conjuring spell in the Room of Requirement.
To upgrade gear, you need to interact with the Loom and choose the gear you wish to upgrade from the menu. Each gear upgrade requires specific magical materials obtained from rescued beasts. At first, you can collect Puffskein Fur, Jobberknoll Feather, and Mooncalf Fur. As you collect more exotic creatures, you can obtain more magical materials for upgrades.
To capture these beasts, you must venture outside with Deek and find three specific creatures: Puffskein, Jobberknoll, and Mooncalf. Once you capture these creatures, return to the Room of Requirement to add another section for the beasts. This action triggers a small cutscene, where a beautiful Vivarium appears, revealing a sanctuary for all the collected beasts.
The “tl;dr” of this is:
- Complete The Elf, the Nab-Sack, and the Loom main quest
- Capture beasts to obtain magical materials
- Use the Loom to upgrade gear.
How to use the Loon in Hogwarts Legacy
One of the essential tools to upgrade gear in Hogwarts Legacy is the Loom. It uses magical materials obtained from beasts or equipping Traits to enhance your gear. The latter can be earned from Combat Challenges and clearing camps while exploring the vast world of the game.
You can find various Traits in the world of Hogwarts Legacy, each with a unique ability that can boost a spell or increase your resistance and defense against specific enemies. Some of these Traits can only be equipped to specific gear rarities, which include Superb, Extraordinary, and Legendary.
To upgrade a piece of gear, approach the Loom and interact with it, and choose the gear you want to upgrade. You will be presented with two options: either increasing the gear’s stats or equipping a Trait. Every clothing piece comes with a fixed Defense and Offense stat, but by using the requested magical material, you can level up these stats. Traits, on the other hand, require Puffskein Fur to be equipped, and you can use them to make their gear more powerful and effective.