Mandrake Plants in Hogwarts Legacy provide players with an extra tool in combat, and can be bought from certain shops or grown by acquiring seeds.
The shout of a Mandrake Plant can be supposedly lethal in Hogwarts Legacy, and players can collect this type of plant for a slightly similar combat purpose throughout their adventures within this game’s vast open world. Encountered early in the narrative in Professor Garlick’s Herbology Class, Mandrakes can stun enemies in combat when they scream, giving players a respite against tougher opponents.
Mandrakes are mostly grown in the Room of Requirement, where players can purchase schematics in Hogwarts Legacy from the Tomes and Scrolls shop in Hogsmeade to build stations that support the cultivation of various plants. Potting Tables give space for various pots, as Mandrake Plants need to be grown from their seeds in a small or large pot. An easy purchase to help players in this regard involves the schematics for a Potting Table with five small pots, which costs a hefty 2,500 galleons but also gives space for five Mandrakes to be grown at once.
Where To Buy Mandrake Seeds
While three Mandrakes can be found individually in the northern section of the Forbidden Forest near a small homestead guarded by undead enemies, their seeds are far more convenient to find through the Dogweed and Deathcap shop in Hogsmeade.
Players can earn a rare achievement by stunning a large group of enemies with a Mandrake Plant
Mandrake seeds cost 800 Galleons, and other plant seeds or potion ingredients in Hogwarts Legacy that have similar pricing. Players do have the option to buy singular Mandrakes for 500 Galleons but are recommended to purchase seeds instead to ensure a larger quantity.
The Dogweed and Deathcap Shop Location
The only real challenge in receiving Mandrake Plants other than the initial cost revolves around finding the shop that sells them. Unlike J. Pippin’s Potions or The Magic Neep, two other shops in central Hogsmeade tied heavily in potions and plants in Hogwarts Legacy, respectfully, Dogweed and Deathcap are located to the North across a river, but once players find the shop, it may easily be marked for future reference or accessed swiftly using a nearby Floo Flame fast travel spot. When players eventually get Mandrake plants or spend 10 minutes growing their Mandrake seeds in Hogwarts Legacy, they have an excellent tool for many combat situations.
Editor’s Note: Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has been accused of transphobia by those in the LGBTQ+ community. Although not directly involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, Rowling does stand to earn royalties from the game. We would like to reiterate our support for trans rights and that trans identities are valid. Support services are listed below for trans people impacted by discussions of transphobia.
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- Set in the 1800s in the Wizarding World universe, Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG where players get to live out a student’s life in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts and beyond. Aside from Hogwarts, players can also travel between iconic locales such as Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest. Starting as a fifth year, players will pick up more advanced spell casting and potion crafting and discover both friendly and antagonistic magical beasts across the entire Harry Potter universe, as they follow the path of light or darkness on their own wizarding journey.