Hogwarts Legacy Merlin Trials: How to Complete
Hogwarts Legacy Merlin Trials are a set of challenges that players can find and start using Mallowsweet Leaves anywhere in Hogwarts Legacy, as long as they have finished all the main quests and their Merlin Trials.
Where to find Hogwarts Legacy Merlin trials?
In the Hogwarts Legacy game, the Feldcroft Region is a big area with a lot of Merlin Trials. This area is just Feldcroft, but there are a lot of small towns to explore nearby. It makes up the Southwestern part of the World Map. The South Sea Bog is also a part of it because most of the southern regions can only be reached by walking over mountains that can't be driven over.
How to complete Hogwarts Legacy Merlin trials?
The Merlin Trials are something you'll find early on in Hogwarts Legacy. You'll learn about them during the main questline, not long after your first trip to Hogsmeade. In these trials, you'll have to solve a quick and easy puzzle. If you finish enough of them, you'll get more space in your inventory and be able to carry more gear at once.
But there are different kinds of puzzles, and to solve each one, you need a different spell. We'll go over each kind of trial and tell you how to finish each one.
Are you unsure how Merlin Trials work in Hogwarts Legacy? Here is how to complete several Merlin Trials.
This will be the first one you see, but it can be one of the hardest. You'll have to light three braziers one after the other, but as soon as you light one, it will start to fall, putting out the fire. You can do these with either Incendio, Confringo or some other kind of burning spell. But you have to do this within a few seconds. Time management is critical to completing this quest.
This is by far the simplest of the Merlin Trials to complete because there is no time limit and it only requires the basic cast. There will be a random number of stone orbs on pillars near the trial location; you must cast a spell on them to smash them all. They'll often be slightly hidden, so you can use Revelio to highlight them in blue.
Rotating Pillar (Cube symbols)
This is probably the most rare one. You’ll see several stone cubes in the surrounding area with symbols on each side. You’ll need to use a very specific spell called Flipendo on these cubes. Basically, you’ll find pillars with symbols on them, all you need to do is flip them around until the symbols match.
For this one, there will be a large spherical hole in the ground nearby, as well as a large boulder somewhere in the surrounding area. You must place the boulder in the hole. You can move the boulder with Depulso, but if you're further into the game, you can carry it with Wingardium Leviosa.
Repairing Stone Statues
When you activate this trial, a few nearby statues will crumble. Simply use Repairo to repair them all. If you can't find one of them, you can use Revelio to find any that are missing.
This is a traditional wizard parkour obstacle course. Climb to one end of the nearby standing stones and run and jump across them without touching the ground to reach the other end. You don’t need to use spells to complete this trial.
Gathering moths (Collecting Butterflies)
This is one of the most difficult trials to figure out. Three hollow stones with some kind of crystal inside will be placed around the trial area. Look for groups of glowing moths, which are easiest to spot at night. Approach these groups and use Lumos to draw their attention to your wand. Then bring them to the crystal and light it up.
This task includes hollow cubes with crystals inside. Lumos can be used to attract nearby floating moths and entice them to return to each cube crystal in turn, illuminating them.
You'll see several round platforms with spherical indents in this trial. A pile of balls will be nearby. When you use Accio on one of the balls, all of the others will follow wherever you drag it. When you pull the balls onto the platform, they will automatically roll into place.
This is similar to the smashing orbs trial, but the stones are much larger, and the basic casting will not harm them. Instead, you must use Confringo to smash the large stones. Green markings will indicate which ones must be smashed, and if you use Revelio, they will be light blue.
The above article explains how each of the nine Merlin Trials works. By the end of the game, you should be able to solve every Merlin Trial challenge, assuming you find what you're looking for around it. When you understand how the game works, that is the only real challenge.