Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery
Hello everyone, welcome to our Walkthrough for Chapter Twenty-Nine of Year Five of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. In the previous chapter, you helped Merula prepare for the upcoming Cursed Vault adventure, and in the process, you were able to learn a lot about her past. Now is the time to do some final preparations and decide which one of your friends will accompany you on this dangerous quest!
But before that, you can deal with the lessons. Head to the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom for your first lesson of the chapter.
To unlock the Everte Statum lesson, you need to acquire nine stars from Defence Against the Dark Arts classes. Pick the class duration suitable to your liking and hit the Start to begin.
As always, prioritize 5 cost actions to save some energy and earn stars faster.
Also, try completing all of the mini-tasks to maximize the gain of attribute points.
Return to the classroom once you unlock the lesson.
To learn Everte Statum, you need to obtain five stars within three hours. All of those are needed to pass, so avoid starting the lesson with an empty energy bar.
Other than the passing requirement, this is pretty similar to regular Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons.
Once you earn the fifth star, you’ll be tasked with casting the spell. Trace the wand movement on the screen to do that.
For the second lesson, proceed to the Charms classroom.
Unlocking Lumos Maxima lesson requires obtaining nine stars from Charms classes. Select the ones that suit you best and hit the Start to begin.
In general, Charms classes offer a good number of 5 cost actions, so focus on those to save some energy.
Try succeeding at as many mini-tasks as possible to earn some bonus Empathy points.
Once the lesson is unlocked, head back to the classroom to attend it.
Learning to cast Lumos Maxima requires obtaining five stars within three hours. As usual, all of the stars are needed to pass, which is why you shouldn’t start this one if you are low on energy.
There are some rather interesting dialogue lines after completing actions, so be sure to check them out.
Once you acquire all five stars, you’ll need to demonstrate the spell. Trace the wand movement on the screen to do so.
Now that the lessons are out of the way, you can focus on the story. Head to the Clocktower Courtyard to meet Madam Rakepick.
When you get there, you can interact with some of your friends before proceeding.
It looks like you’ll be entering the Cursed Vault very soon.
Madam Rakepick will ask if you have any friends that would be willing to join you on this dangerous adventure.
What follows is an interesting banter you don’t want to miss.
Shortly after, you’ll get to consider who to pick for this dangerous venture. This requires earning at least one out of five stars within three hours to pass.
This task will take around 60 energy to complete, depending on the actions you do.
When you are done, you’ll be able to choose either Charlie or Penny. This choice will heavily influence the rest of the chapter as well as the following one, so pick carefully. Both of them are viable options, but the story will be slightly different, depending on this choice.
Once you’ve made up your mind, proceed to the Hog’s Head Inn to meet the friend you chose.
Upon arriving, you can check out what some of the characters have to say to you by tapping on the speech bubbles above them.
Regardless of your choice, both Charlie and Penny will be quite shocked to hear you want them to go with you into the Cursed Vault.
Which is why you’ll need to do some convincing. The task window will display the recommended attribute levels and the gold cost. Those are pretty much the same for both Charlie and Penny.
This is fairly similar to drinking butterbeer, but it is the first time you’ll do so at the Hog’s Head Inn. Basically, you want to reassure your friend that everything will be fine and that you really need their help. Also, the attribute requirements are very low, which will pretty much trivialize this task. Below are some of the questions and answers for Penny. As for Charlie, simply pick anything related to dragons and you’ll be fine.
When you are done, your friend will agree to accompany you into the Cursed Vault.
Shortly after your friend leaves, Ben will approach you. Apparently, he heard your conversation and he wants to help you with the Cursed Vault situation.
It looks like he’s quite determined to help you break the portrait curse.
You have two options to choose from. These will be referenced in the future, so this choice will have some minor story consequences. If you like Ben, it is highly recommended to go with the first option. Bear in mind that this option requires you to have level 10 friendship with him, which shouldn’t be a problem at this point.
He’ll be overjoyed if you agree to let him join you. In case you don’t, he’ll be very sad, but eventually, you’ll allow him join you on this curse-breaking adventure.
Your next task involves meeting your curse-breaking friends, but there is a waiting period of five hours before you can proceed.
Head to the History of Magic classroom once you’re able to continue.
Both Merula and Madam Rakepick will be quite surprised to see Ben arriving with you.
After you explain everything to them, Madam Rakepick will allow Ben to go with you to the Cursed Vault.
She’ll also praise you for being able to convince Charlie or Penny to join you.
You can then choose to rebel against her or praise her. This choice will have some minor influence on the dialogue, but other than that, the outcome is pretty much the same.
Shortly after that, you’ll get lectured about Portkeys. This requires earning at least one star within three hours to pass.
There is a 5 cost action tied to Professor Binns, so complete it whenever it is available.
Once the lesson is done, Madam Rakepick will tell you that the vault portrait is actually a Portkey that will activate tonight.
And that is how you’ll enter the next Cursed Vault.
Now everything makes sense. The only way into the vault is by using a Portkey.
Ben will be quite shocked by this revelation.
Madam Rakepick will then ask you to come with her.
Proceed to her classroom when you are ready.
As it turns out, she wants to speak to you about Jacob.
She’ll also say that tonight you’ll more than likely have to fight against the vault’s guardian.
And it looks like you’re the one she trusts the most.
She’ll then ask you to get a proper outfit for the upcoming battle.
The next task will ask you to buy new clothes from the store.
However, this is quite misleading. You can simply switch to any of your other outfits and the task will be complete.
Return to Madam Rakepick once you’re done changing.
She’ll approve of your new outfit, regardless of what you decided to put on, which can be quite funny in some cases.
Then, she’ll ask you to get the vault portrait and follow her to the Training Grounds.
And with this, Chapter 29 will come to an end. Hit the Collect button to claim your rewards.
Now that all the preparations are complete, you can finally venture into the next Cursed Vault and try to put an end to the portrait curse. But is there really a dragon awaiting you there? And will you manage to break the curse? Find out in the next chapter of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery!
Thank you for reading.