Hogwarts Legacy Cragcroftshire Merlin Trials are required for Merlin’s Beard! Trophy/Achievement and to achieve 100% completion in the southeastern area of the open world. By solving Merlin Trials, you increase the size of your inventory, allowing you to carry more loot and visit the vendors less often. However, there are some requirements you must first meet:
- Complete the Trials Of Merlin main quest, where you meet Nora Treadwell, an NPC with whom you’ll solve your first Merlin Trial.
- Get Mallowsweet Leaves, which are required to start the Trials. The best way to obtain the leaves is to grow them yourself in the Room of Requirement, assuming you’ve bought the Mallowsweet Seed Recipe in Hogsmeade from the Magic Neep shop.
Where To Find the Five Cragcroftshire Merlin Trials in Hogwarts Legacy
The Merlin Trials are scattered around the Cragcroftshire area of Hogwarts Legacy, as shown on the map below. To help you find them, we’ve marked their exact locations.
Merlin Trial #1: In Some Ruins
The first Cragcroftshire Merlin Trial is found in some ruins southeast of the Cragcroft Shore Floo Flame on the region’s west side. Once you find the altar, interact with it, cast Revelio, and look around to spot five highlighted stones. Revelio can reveal the stones even through walls, as you’re about to see in the following screenshot. To solve the puzzle, you must destroy the five stones using the Confringo spell.
Merlin Trial #2: Next to a Campfire
For the next Hogwarts Legacy Cragcroftshire Merlin Trial, you must head to the north side of the area at the second location on the map above. Look for the altar next to the campfire in the ruins at the said location. Start the Trial, then look for three stones with diamond-shaped holes and three groups of green fireflies.
The stones get highlighted if you cast Revelio and are nearby, around the ruins. As for the fireflies, two groups are next to the altar, and the third is near the cart down the stairs southeast of the ruins.
To solve the puzzle, you must bring the fireflies to the stones. To make the glowing green insects follow you, cast Lumos near them. Deal with one group of fireflies at a time. Also, note that a stone can hold only one group.
Merlin Trial #3: In the Cragcroft Settlement
Cragcroftshire Merlin Trial #3 can be found in the Cragcroft settlement. You’ll find the altar behind a house in the northwestern part of the settlement. Upon starting the Trial, look for three unlit braziers on the road west of the altar. One brazier is near the altar, and for the other two, you must head south on the road.
You can solve the Trial by lighting all three braziers using Confringo. However, you have a short period to do it, so I suggest you position yourself in the middle of the braziers to reach all of them fast. Also, start with the tallest brazier and finish with the smallest.
Merlin Trial #4: On a Beach
The fourth Hogwarts Legacy Cragcroftshire Merlin Trial will take you to the south side of the region; you have the exact location marked on our map. You should find the altar on the beach once you reach the spot. Interact with the altar and look for nine balls you must destroy with basic attacks to solve the Trial.
Each ball sits on a small pillar, and if you cast Revelio, you can easily spot them. The balls are split into three groups: one to the south of the altar, another west, and the last up on the northeastern cliff.
Merlin Trial #5: On the Easternmost Another Beach
Finally, the last Cragcroftshire Merlin Trial is on another beach, but this time in the southeastern corner of the area. As such, head to the fifth location on the map above and start the Trial. Then, head to the six stones northwest of the altar. To complete the Trial, you must jump from rock to stone without touching the ground or water.