There are 5 Merlin Trials for you to solve in North Hogwarts Region. Completing these will increase your inventory capacity which is a necessity whilst exploring the Wizarding World, as you’ll be constantly picking new gear. Below you’ll find the necessary steps to find and complete all 5 Merlin Trials.
In order to complete all of these Merlin Trials, you’ll need access to Lumos, Flipendo, Confringo and Reparo.
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North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial Location #1
For this Merlin Trial, you’ll need to destroy all the spheres that are perched on columns around the area. There are a few in the immediate vicinity, then there are a few more atop a rocky cliff behind them. You can just use basic attacks to hit them and you also don’t need to get that close to hit them.
North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial Location #2
During this trial, you’ll be required to use Lumos to bring butterflies over to the three stone blocks in order to light them up. There are three sets of butterflies around the area: the first is near the bench beneath a cliff, the second set near a large tree and the third set is near a small campsite.
North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial Location #3
During this trial, you’ll be required to match the symbol on the stone cube with the symbol on the pillar its resting on. To do this, you’ll need the spell Flipendo, which is unlocked via Professor Garlick’s Assignment 2. You’ll need to hit the blocks from different sides until they match up. Some flipendo switches will change the direction of the symbols as well as the location so it’ll take a few flipendos to get them perfectly aligned.
There are three of these puzzles to complete to finish this trial: one is near the Merlin Trial swirl, one is on a small islet in the lake below and one is on the lake shore.
North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial Location #4
For this Merlin Trial, you’ll need Confringo, which is unlocked during The Shadows of the Undercroft quest. You’ll need to use it to light three braziers in the vicinity. You cannot use Incendio for this because the braziers are quite far away from each other and its a timed puzzle. The first brazier is right near the Merlin Trial swirl, the second is up on some rocks near the wooden rickety bridge and then the third is inside the ruined tower nearby. To be able to hit the brazier inside the ruined tower you’ll first need to clear the vines covering the entrance using a fire spell.
Once you’ve got the locations of each brazier, you’ll want to start with the rocky cliff brazier then run to the center of the bridge and light the other two in quick succession.
North Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial Location #5
This puzzle will require using reparo to repair four broken stone statues that surround the Merlin Trial. There are two stone statues near the river, and two behind the tents next to the cliffs.