Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery has a dueling system that plays out like a game of rock, paper, scissors. Aggressive stances beat Sneaky stances, Sneaky stances beat Defensive stances, and Defensive stances between Aggressive stances. Despite this, there is still a bit of strategy that will help players perform better in duels.
In Year 4 Chapter 6 of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, players encounter a centaur named Torvus while exploring the Forbidden Forest. This results in one of the most challenging duels in the game so far, but there are some tips to keep in mind to make the duel against Torvus the Centaur a lot easier.
The main thing to keep in mind is that Torvus will often use attacks that deal damage over time. Because of this, it is important to counter the damage over time effect by healing over time whenever possible. The best way to heal over time is by using the Wiggenwald Potion, but if one’s health is too low, a one-time medium heal with Episkey may be necessary to avoid losing the duel. These healing potions and spells are accessed with the Defensive stance, and since Torvus tends to use Aggressive stance more than anything else, players will find themselves doing a lot of healing.
Every once in awhile, Torvus will mix things up by using a Sneaky stance or a Defensive stance. In our experience, he tends to mainly use Aggressive and Sneaky stances, so it’s usually safe to use Defensive (to counter Aggressive) or Aggressive (to either tie with his Aggressive stance or beat his Sneaky stance). Whenever players manage to counter Torvus’s Sneaky stance with an Aggressive stance, it’s best to use Depulso to deal the most damage possible. Don’t worry about spells that can potentially deal damage over time, as it’s not worth the risk and could just make the duel go on longer.
If players are still having trouble with the Torvus duel in the Forbidden Forest, it may be time to grind for attributes. We recommend that players go into this duel with each attribute at level 20 or higher, which will require them to attend quite a few classes. Players who are caught up to the story should really be using the downtime between new story chapters to grind out attribute points in classes, which will help them in tough duels and give them more dialogue options.
Like the duel with the Voldemort boggart, the duel with Torvus the centaur is a tough one, but if Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players go in with the right stats and strategy, then they should come out the victor before too long.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.