There are 95 Merlin trials in total in Hogwarts Legacy. In this guide, we will show you how to solve the nine types of puzzles you will encounter trying to solve each trial.
The Merlin trials are one of several challenges and collectables available in Warner Bros. ' newest RPG, Hogwarts Legacy . To be honest, they are not that difficult to solve, but you will come across some that will put your wits and puzzle-solving abilities to the test.
It won't be difficult to discover all of Merlin Trials because they will all be indicated on the map after you unlock them in one of the main quests, but completing them all will take a lot of patience and some thought. To obtain the trophy "Merlin's Beard," you must complete 95 Merlin trials in total. In addition to the trophy, finishing all trials will earn you a very nice piece of clothing as well as upgrades to your gear inventory.
We will not show you the locations of the trials because you can easily find them using the in-game map; instead, we will explain to you how to solve nine different types of puzzles that you will encounter on those trials. You will also need Mallowsweet leaves for the Merlin trials. If you're looking for the Merlin trials early in the game, you can buy Mallowsweet from herb merchants, but growing your own is the best option. You can consult our guide to learn how to grow every plant in the game.
How to solve nine different types of puzzles in Merlin Trials
The Brazier Pillars
The first Merlin trial you'll face will be a quest-related one. This puzzle will be quite simple. Three brazier pillars will appear once you place mallowsweet leaves on the plate. You must use the fire spell to hit each brazier before it sinks to accomplish this challenge. Confringo is the best spell to use with this puzzle. When you light each brazier, the plate will activate, displaying Merlin's green statue for a brief period.
The second type of puzzle will have a new spell and a new setting. To complete this puzzle, use the Lumos spell to capture the fireflies with your illuminated wand and move them to three distinct boxes near the Merlin trial's plate. Make sure to use Revelio to locate the boxes before attracting the fireflies. The fireflies will stop if you cast any spell while they are following you. The puzzle is complete once you have brought the fireflies to the boxes.
Boxes with symbols
One of the puzzles will involve three pillars with boxes on top that appear immovable no matter what spell you use. To solve this puzzle, use the Flipendo spell to match the symbols on the pillars with the symbols on the box. The most confusing aspect of this puzzle is that, even when utilising Flipendo, the boxes will not always flip.
To fix this, manually aim with L2 on the side of the box you wish to flip before casting the spell. You must also verify that the sign on the box and the sign on the pillar are exactly aligned. Only then would the wines link the box to the pillar, indicating that you did a good job.
In this type of puzzle, there are two kinds of climbing platforms: those that must be climbed until the timer runs out and those that must be climbed without touching the ground. Climb the lowest platform and swiftly leap from platform to platform until the plate is triggered after placing mallowsweet leaves on it. If the wines appear on the platform, you will know it is active.
The Breakable Pillars
This puzzle is also quite simple. When you start the trial, use Revelio to discover five pillars near the Merlin trial's plate. These pillars can easily be destroyed by using Confringo. Sometimes the pillars can be hidden behind the wines and are hard to detect. Once you destroy them, the trial is finished.
The Huge Stone Ball
This puzzle consists of two parts: the massive stone ball and the stone hole that the ball is supposed to fit into. Once you discover the ball, which is really easy due to the size of the ball, use Depulso to push the ball towards the hole. In some cases, you'll have to pull the ball with Accio, and in others, you'll have to use the basic spell attack. Whatever you use, make sure to put the ball where it belongs, and the plate will activate, indicating that the trial is finished.
While the other puzzles require you to demolish objects in order to activate the plate, this one requires you to use the Repairo spell to restore four broken pillars. Once again, the debris mounds are difficult to miss since they glow. The trial is over once you rebuild the pillars.
Stone Plates with Five Balls
This puzzle can be difficult at times since the balls are dispersed and difficult to find, even using Revelio. When you find the balls, use Accio to draw them to the nearest plate. When you get close to the plate, the balls will organise themselves. To solve this puzzle, locate three similar plates and ball sets. Keep in mind that the balls can sometimes be hidden behind the wines, which makes them even more difficult to detect.
The Balls on the Pillars
This is the most typical of the Merlin trials' nine puzzles. When the trial begins, you will see a lot of pillars with balls around you, which may be destroyed with a simple magic attack. To complete this trial, you must destroy ten balls. Sometimes the pillars are farther away than usual, and it might be difficult to find them, especially at night. To solve this puzzle, destroy them all.
And that concludes the nine puzzles you will encounter while completing all 95 Merlin trials in Hogwarts Legacy. If you enjoyed this guide, be sure to check out the other Hogwarts Legacy guides listed below.
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