Hogwarts Legacy North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trials are mandatory if you want to unlock the Merlin’s Beard! Trophy/Achievement and achieve 100% completion in this northern area.
But to solve the 5 North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trials puzzles, you need Mallowsweet Leaves, which can be grown at a potting table in the Room of Requirement, provided you bought the Mallowsweet Seed Recipe from The Magic Neep in Hogsmeade.
You can even find Mallowsweet Leaves in the beautiful open world of Hogwarts Legacy.
Also, to start any Merlin Trial, you first need to complete the Trials Of Merlin main quest.
But the good news is that you won’t go unrewarded because if you solve enough Merlin Trials puzzles, you complete challenges and increase the size of your inventory.
However, you have to check the Exploration tab of the Challenges menu to see your progress for the inventory size upgrades.
Now, let’s see how to solve the Hogwarts Legacy North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trials puzzles because they can be tricky.
Hogwarts Legacy North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trials Locations Map
Of course, to solve the puzzles, you must first know where they are located.
As such, you should check the following North Hogwarts Region map, where we’ve marked the location of each Trial.
Continuing, we’ll give you instructions on how to complete each North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial.
Merlin Trial #1: Northeast Of The Korrow Ruins Floo Flame
The first Merlin Trial in the North Hogwarts Region is found on the west side of the area, close to the entrance into Korrow Ruins.
Note that in Korrow Ruins, you can find the North Hogwarts Region Infamous Foe.
To find the stone platform from where you start the Trial, all you have to do is head northeast of the Korrow Ruins Floo Flame.
Upon starting the Trial, you have to locate 3 torches and light them up using Confringo, which you unlock after completing the In the Shadow of the Undercroft main quest.
One torch is southwest of the stone platform, another in the ruins to the northwest, and the last uphill to the north.
For the one in the ruins, you first have to clear the entrance using Confringo.
Now light all 3 torches to complete the first Hogwarts Legacy North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial.
Merlin Trial #2: By A Stream
For the second Merlin Trial, you have to head northeast of the previous puzzle; check the map above for the exact location.
The stone platform is right by a stream, and you should interact with it to start the Trial.
To solve this puzzle, you have to rebuild 4 statues using the Reparo spell, unlocked after completing Professor Ronen’s Assignment.
The 4 statues, or what’s left of them, are found around the Trial’s stone platform.
The first to the northeast, the second to the east, the third to the southeast, and the last to the northwest.
All of them can be easily spotted from the stone platform if you cast Revelio.
Use the Reprao spell on each statue to solve the second Merlin Trial puzzle in the North Hogwarts Region.
Merlin Trial #3: Near A Waterfall
Hogwarts Legacy North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial #3 is located near a waterfall southwest of the Jackdaw’s Tomb Floo Flame.
Once you reach the third location on our map, go ahead and start the Trial.
This time you have 3 pillars, each with a stone on top.
One pillar is next to the stone platform (southeast), another to the southwest on the small island in the middle of the lake, and the last to the northwest of the previous one.
Again, use Revelio to spot them easily.
To solve this puzzle, you have to use the Flipendo spell to flip the stones so that the drawings on them match the ones on the pillars.
You learn Flipendo after Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2.
Note that the stones get flipped differently depending on your position toward them. Practice a little to figure out how it works exactly.
Merlin Trial #4: At The Start Of A Trees Area
For the next Hogwarts Legacy North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial, you’ll have to make your way to the Forbidden Forest Floo Flame and then head to the northwest.
Upon reaching the fourth location on the Hogwarts Legacy map above, in the southeast of the region, look for the Trial’s stone platform at the start of a trees area.
Complete this Trial by simply using Confringo to destroy the balls on the small pillars to the west of the stone platform.
There is a total of 9 balls you have to destroy, and if you cast Revelio, they will all get highlighted blue.
Merlin Trial #5: Near A Small Tent
To find the last North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial, you have to go southeast of The Collector’s Cave Floo Flame.
Look for the starting point of the Trial near a small tent in an open area.
To complete the fifth Merlin Trial in this region, you need to find and bring the three swarms of fireflies (nearby) to the three stones next to the Trial’s starting point.
We suggest you get on your Broom and gain some altitude to spot the fireflies. They are hard to miss because of their glow.
Now, go to each group of fireflies (one at a time) and cast Lumos to make them follow you, then go to one of the stones (a free one, you can’t put more than one swarm of fireflies in one stone).
That’s all, friend! You’ve completed all 5 Hogwarts Legacy North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trials like a puzzle-solving pro. But the fun doesn’t stop here because there is plenty more to do in the video game developed by Avalanche Software, and if you get stuck with anything, check our Wiki Hub here.
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