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How to solve every Merlin Trial in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy is the best Harry Potter game to ever land on consoles and PC, and the title’s open-world setting is one to be reckoned with. You’ll spend hours exploring the fantastical universe, completing an array of inspired side quests and puzzles, all while evolving your character. The Merlin Trials is a particular set of challenges you’ll want to take on, as you’ll earn additional inventory slots when you beat one. And if you’ve ever played an open-world RPG, you’ll know just how vital these extra digital cubbies can be.

Merlin Trials are unlocked after completing the “Trials of Merlin” main quest. After this, you’ll be able to find all Merlin Trials, but you’ll also need to make sure you have Mallowsweet Leaves on hand. You won’t be able to begin a trial without one. 

You’ll face an assortment of different challenges, and we’ve put together this guide to let you know what Merlin-inspired quests await, and how to solve each and every one of them. 

How to beat all Merlin Trials

A glowing green figure of Merlin.
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There are nine basic trial types you will encounter. They will all be changed up in some way, but still require the same solution. Bear in mind that some trials do require your character to know specific spells, so if you don’t have those unlocked yet, the trials won’t be able to be solved. If you’re ever unsure of what to interact with during the trials, use Revelio to light up interactable objects.

Roll the ball (Depulso required)

This trial type asks you to use the Depulso spell to knock a big sphere to a designated pit in the ground. Simply keep nudging them until you roll them into the slot. Some trials may require you to burn debris off the hole first, so keep that in mind.

Stack the balls (Accio required)

This is another ball-moving puzzle, but this time the balls are small and you need to lift and place them into slots on different platforms.

Blast the balls

One of the most simple trials, this one just asks you to shoot a bunch of targets around the area with any attack spell. The only tricky part can be finding them all.

Blast the slabs

Almost identical to the prior trial, but this time you just need to blast the green stone slabs.

Light the torches (Confringo required)

This type of trail asks you to ignite three torches before any of them go out. As soon as you light the first torch, it will begin sinking into the ground and extinguish the flame once it is fully submerged. Some torches are on higher platforms than others, so it is usually best to start with those to give yourself the most time.

Escort the moths (Lumio required)

Using your Lumio spell, you need to lead three clusters of moths to a glowing statue. Once you bring all three groups of moths to the statues, you’re done.

Fix the statues (Reparo required)

A simple trail, this one tasks you with finding the three broken statues and fixing them up with your Reparo spell.

Match the symbols (Flipendo required)

A set of three columns, each with two sections, will be in the area. Each face of the sections bears a symbol you need to rotate through using Flipendo to match the symbols on each column.

Platforming

The last trial type is a simple test of your platforming skills. You just need to navigate an obstacle course of stone platforms all the way to the end without falling. During some trials, we’ve found that you can actually get on your broom and fly over platforms to activate them. While we’re not sure if that’s a bug that might get patched out down the line, it currently makes these challenges much easier.

How to find Mallowsweet Leaves

A wizard flying on a broom over a lake.
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You won’t be able to begin a Merlin Trial without having Mallowsweet Leaves on hand. Fortunately, there’s a few different ways you’ll be able to collect these magical plants. 

First and foremost, when you complete the Trials of Merlin story mission, Nora Treadwell will reward you with five Mallowsweet. Beyond this single gifting, you’ll also be able to purchase them from vendors in The Highlands. Do keep in mind that Highlands shopkeepers typically keep low quantities of Mallowsweet, so if you buy up all their stock, they won’t carry more for another 2.5 days.

A more savvy alternative is to just learn how to grow Mallowsweet yourself. You can do so by venturing to The Magic Neep in Hogsmeade and completing a Herbology course, at which point you’ll then be able to grow Mallowsweet and other plants in both Greenhouses and the Room of Requirement.

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