All Brooms Ranked Worst to Best in Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy has recently unveiled 13 different broom appearances for gamers to unlock, allowing each player to choose from a wide variety of broomstick aesthetics. This video explores where to find or how to unlock each one, and reviews their unique appearance-based effects all in the order of what is believed to be the worst to the best.
Down at the bottom of the rankings is the wind wisp, which is one of the brooms acquired from Sprintwitches in Hogsmeade. Looking at the design, we can see exactly why it’s called that. The end is a bit overly wispy, and while the seating is a nice touch, the broom’s bristles look a little flimsy. The lanterns are always a useful practical touch, though there are nicer looking lantern brooms than this. All in all, it’s not especially terrible for the price, but when all five starter brooms are 600 galleons anyway, that isn’t exactly an advantage. On a personal level, it seems that all the other brooms are nicer than this one, but that’s just one gamer’s opinion.
The Hogwarts house broom is the second on the list, sold by Albie Weekes. It’s wrapped in fabric with the sigil and color of whatever Hogwarts house the gamer chose. It’s a pretty cool feature, which means that if one replays the game, it can technically be up to four brooms in one. Beyond that, it’s a pretty bog-standard design, to be honest, with no proper seating, standout design features, or things of interest. For 600 galleons, what more can one expect? As later entries will show, one can expect at least a little bit more.
With all the varying broom designs in the Wizarding World, it’s often easy to forget the archetypal broom design upon which all of these are based. Thankfully, one of the more expensive brooms in this game, the Family Antique broom, does offer a return to form in the shape of the family antique broom. This one can be bought down near Feldcroft, just Southwest of the local battle arena. Nearby is also a cliff with some balloons to pop, which one should do. It’ll be important later. When done, hop down by this building and meet Priya Treadwell, the wife of Nora Treadwell who set the player up for the Merlin trials earlier in the game. Priya will sell the broom for 2,500 galleons. It’s pretty expensive, but the cheapest of all traveling Merchant brooms, and it looks old and tacky, but that to some is part of the charm. It has a very classic design, and we have no idea how old it is. Suffice to say, though, several cackling witches have flown over bogs and in front of the moon on this broom during their time.
The Bright Spark is the go-to broomstick of choice for any budding astronomer. It has a nice sleek design with a seat resembling something from an old bicycle, and two pretty bright dangling stars. No doubt, after spending copious hours seeking out balloons, stars will be all too familiar to gamers. Yes, this is the reward for popping all 32 balloon clusters in the game, and to be honest, having just done that before writing this section of the script, it feels a bit underwhelming right now. It’s not a bad looking broom, and the stars even provide an illumination bonus, but as the top reward for flying through all of those balloons, it seems like a bit of a letdown. Personally, it would have been better if they had switched this one and the Wildfire broom.
The penultimate broom on our list is the Nimbus 2000, a classic and a fan favorite. As we all know, this was Harry Potter’s first broomstick and it definitely has the look to match its status. Its design is sleek and modern, and the red and gold colors give it that iconic Gryffindor flair. The Nimbus 2000 also has a really nice handle that looks both comfortable and easy to grip.
In terms of performance, the Nimbus 2000 is a solid choice, with good speed and maneuverability. It’s not the fastest or most agile broom out there, but it gets the job done and looks great while doing it. It’s also relatively easy to obtain, with a price tag of 1,200 galleons.
And finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the best broom in Hogwarts Legacy, in my opinion, is the Firebolt. This broomstick is the ultimate status symbol, and for good reason. Its design is sleek and stylish, with a beautiful blend of black and gold. The handle is also extremely well-crafted, with a smooth, ergonomic shape that feels great in your hand.
But what really sets the Firebolt apart is its performance. This broomstick is lightning-fast and incredibly responsive, allowing you to zip around the skies with ease. It also has a few unique abilities, such as the ability to perform quick stops and tight turns. And let’s not forget the cool flame effect that trails behind you as you fly.
Of course, all of this comes at a price: the Firebolt is the most expensive broom in the game, costing a whopping 5,000 galleons. But if you have the means to acquire one, I highly recommend it. The Firebolt is truly the ultimate broomstick, and it’s a must-have for any serious flyer.
There are a lot of broomsticks to choose from in Hogwarts Legacy, and each one has its own unique design and features. While some are definitely better than others, there’s no denying that they all look pretty cool. So whether you’re a casual flyer or a serious broomstick enthusiast, there’s a broom out there for you. So grab your wand, mount your broomstick, and take to the skies!