Merlin's trials in Hogwarts Legacy are a separate layer of thematically grouped puzzles designed to test the player's wit and mastery of basic magical arts. In this guide, we will consider each type of such riddles separately, indicating how to complete them and the location of the tests themselves. Although there are 95 different puzzle points, the mechanisms for solving them follow the general rules, and the reward will be the achievement “Merlin's beard” and an increased inventory of equipment.
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How to start Merlin's trials
The quests themselves will appear on the map after completing the story mission “Merlin's Trials”, in which you can also get acquainted with the basics of solving these riddles. In the future, you can continue to explore the world around you, visiting the points marked on the map with a pen symbol – these are the trials of Merlin.
Important: none of Merlin's trials can be missed. You are completely free to choose how and when to take them. You can track your progress on the counter on the right side of the map.
To start solving the puzzle, you must use the sweet mallow on the stone slab at the starting point of the test. After completing the introductory quest, you will have 4 more pieces to sample, but in the future you will have to look for this ingredient yourself, buying from merchants or growing it in a help-room. The plant itself can be purchased at the Magic Rutabaga in Hogsmeade, and seeds are also sold there.
Note: The recipe for making a table with pots can be bought nearby at the Tomes and Scrolls store. In total, up to 7 such devices can be placed, each is capable of growing 5 units of sweet mallow in 10 minutes, that is. 35 pieces in total.
Varieties of Merlin's tests
Test with cannonballs
You need to find a platform with recesses – you need to collect five balls hidden nearby in a slide into it. You can roll them with the help of the Accio enchantment, and move them over obstacles with the Levioso spell. The Revelio spell will help you find rocks in rough terrain, especially if you use a flying vehicle and look around from above.
Note: you can remove interfering objects of the environment using the spells “Incendio”, “Confringo”, “Depulso”.
It is required to roll the ball into the hole, which can sometimes be covered with old branches. The obstacle can be removed with fire spells, and the stone itself can be conveniently rolled to the target with the Depulso spell.
As with other trials, we advise you to first inspect the area with Revelio magic, so you can clearly see all the objects available for interaction.
Test with lights
In this activity, speed is important. Try to find all the braziers at once and light them, starting with the highest one, leaving the one closest to the ground for the last. Immediately after ignition, they begin to sink down, contact with the ground must not be allowed. Try using the Confringo spell, it's more convenient here than the regular Incendio.
After starting this puzzle, stone pillars will start to grow near you. Use Confringo or Bombard to attack them. There are usually three to five pillars to destroy, so just look around and destroy them until the challenge is complete.
Tier with small balls
Here you need to find all targets and hit them with a basic spell. When all the white balls on the bases are destroyed, the challenge is complete.
Trial with moths
It is necessary to take groups of moths to several columns. Butterflies will follow the Lumos light on your wand.
This trial does not require magic at all. Near the point where the test began, find the stone pillars. You need to move along them, starting from the lowest, but at the same time not touching the ground throughout the entire route.
If you see characteristic statues placed around before the start of the test, then when the event starts, they will be destroyed. Your task is to restore them all with the help of the Reparo enchantment, after which the test will end successfully. Revelio's detection magic will help you find the wreckage of monuments.
To solve such puzzles, use the Flippendo enchantment, which allows you to flip objects. Spin the dice until there are runes with the same symbol on each side. You can learn more about these enchantments in our material on all spells and the conditions for obtaining them.
Where to find all Merlin's trials
These puzzles are scattered throughout the accessible territory, they are not only within the boundaries of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. Below we have grouped them on the maps depending on the region.
Ford's northern swamp – 4 trials
Let's start the review with the northern regions. There are 4 puzzles quite compactly located in the swamp, each not far from the point with a flying flame.
Forbidden Forest – 3 trials
One of the pen marks is right on the border between the forest and the swamps, you can start from it, and only then go deeper into the thicket and finish off the remaining two points in this area.
Hogsmeade Valley – 5 trials
Merlin's next trials can be found east of the Forbidden Forest on the plains and further on at the foothills. But one of the points is located separately in the southern fields.
Hogwarts North – 5 trials
The area around Hogwarts is more spacious and the puzzles are spread out over a wider area, but the teleportation points are still quite close to the puzzles.
South Hogwarts – 15 trials
In the most developed areas of the magical world, Merlin's trials are quite numerous. In southern Hogwarts, the two main areas with them are located along the southern road and in the hills on the eastern side of the lake.
Hogwarts Valley – 16 Trials
Here, most of the puzzles are grouped in the northwest, but to get to each of them, you already have to run a bit or fly.
Fieldcroft Region – 16 trials
Don't miss the opportunity to take a walk along the Feldcroft coast , because most of the mysteries are located on the coastline.
Southern swamp by the sea – Merlin's 2 trials
Small area, local puzzles can be closed along with Feldcroft or Hogwarts Valley.
Poidseer Coast – 10 trials
Trials at this zone are equidistant from several points of movement, you can select any and move from them to the nearest points of interest.
Lake Marunvim – 4 tests
As you move away from the central regions of the game, there are fewer tests, but on Lake Marunvim they are literally near points with a volatile flames, allowing them to be completed at any time.
Cape Manor – 5 Challenges
There is only one teleportation point, so you will have to fly around or bypass all the riddles yourself, relying on the map.
Cragcroftshire – 5 trials
In Cragcroftshire, trials are fairly compact, with one right next to the settlement.
Klagmar Coast – 5 trials
Last Southern the area also includes 5 puzzles arranged in a semicircle around the teleportation point.
You will receive the “Merlin's Beard” achievement immediately after solving all the puzzles.< /p>
In this article, we've covered the main points that will allow you to successfully complete all of Merlin's trials in Hogwarts: Legacy. Please leave any additions in the comments, where you can also tell about your impressions of the gaming activity in question.