In Hogwarts Legacy, Merlin Trials are spell-based challenges that are scattered throughout the game’s magical open world. These puzzles are abundant, and you’ll find them almost everywhere you go. Completing these trials is crucial as it unlocks extra gear inventory slots, allowing you to carry more items to sell or use.
The first Merlin Trial is unlocked during the “Trials of Merlin” quest, which occurs shortly after you meet Natty near Lower Hogsfield. Nora Treadwell will provide you with an introduction to the basic concept of the trial, including placing Mallowsweet on an altar and solving the ensuing puzzle. However, there are various types of Merlin Trials throughout the game, and each requires a particular spell to solve.
If you’re looking to complete every type of Merlin Trial, look no further. Our guide provides detailed instructions on how to solve each type of challenge and how to obtain enough Mallowsweet to begin them. With this guide, you’ll be able to conquer every Merlin Trial you encounter and unlock all the extra inventory slots.
Hogwarts Legacy Merlin Trials Solutions
The nine different sorts of Merlin Trials that are found in various ways throughout the map can be discovered while exploring the magical world of Hogwarts Legacy. Each trial has unique spell requirements that may not be available until they have been learnt, so keep that in mind.
- Light torches: Use either Incendio or Confringo spells to ignite all the torches surrounding the trial before they sink into the ground. Begin by locating their positions and prioritize lighting the tallest first. If possible, use Confringo as it allows you to light the torches from a distance.
- Smash orbs: Break all the orbs located on top of the pillars using the Accio spell. Each trial will have multiple orbs that need smashing.
- Standing stones: Reach the other end of the Standing Stones by running and jumping across the standing stones without touching the ground.
- Symbol cubes: Align each side of the cubes with the plinth it rests on by using the Flipendo spell. The cubes typically have arrows on some faces to guide you in the correct direction.
- Gather moths: Find hollow cubes with crystals inside and use Lumos to attract floating moths. Then, bring them back to each cube crystal in turn to light them up.
- Small stone balls: Move sets of five small stone balls into nearby plates with ball-shaped openings using movement spells like Accio. Finish all sets to complete the challenge.
- Explode stones: Blow up the greenish cracked rocks around the trial area using the Confringo spell. Although Repulso could theoretically work, Confringo is easier to use for range purposes.
- Repair statues: Fix the statues around the trial area by using Reparo to complete the challenge.
- Spell ball: Get the ball into the nearby bowl-shaped goal set into the ground by using yellow and purple movement spells. It’s possible to cheat and take it there manually using Wingardium Leviosa.
How to get Mallowsweet
In case you’re running through your Mallowsweet supply quickly, there are a couple of options to consider. You could purchase Mallowsweet from the Magic Neep in Hogsmeade, or you could buy the seeds and cultivate your own supply. If you choose to grow it yourself, start by planting the seeds in a Greenhouse planter. Alternatively, you can wait until the Room of Requirement opens up to establish your own Mallowsweet farm with plant tables. Each plant table yields up to five Mallowsweet when harvested, and you can have up to seven plant tables, providing you with a bountiful supply of Mallowsweet.