The Hogwarts Valley Region of Hogwarts Legacy is another large region that includes most of the area to the south of Hogwarts. In this region, players will find the villages of Keenbridge and Brocbarrow. It has a lot of open, explorable areas and is one of the first regions that players visit outside of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts.

Remember that activating each trial will require a Mallowsweet, of which the seeds can be purchased from The Magic Neep in Hogsmeade.

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Hogwarts Valley Merlin Trials Locations

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The image above shows the locations of every Merlin Trial in the South Hogwarts Region in Hogwarts Legacy. Click the number in the navigation table below the image to jump to each Merlin Trial to find the solution to the puzzle.

Hogwarts Valley Merlin Trial Solutions

Growing Mallowsweet for Merlin Trials in hogwarts Legacy

There are a total of 16 Merlin Trials in the Hogwarts Valley Region of Hogwarts Legacy and players should expect to use the following spells in order to solve these puzzles.

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Revelio: Reveals hidden objects

Lumos spell icon hogwarts legacy

Lumos: Used to lead moths

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Flipendo: Used to flip dice-like cubes

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Confringo: Used to light cauldrons and destroy standing stones

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Wingardium Leviosa: Used to carry large and small stones to their respective platforms

Reparo spell icon hogwarts legacy

Reparo: Used to repair broken statues

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Depulso: Occasionally used to clear obstacles

32. Hogwarts Valley #1

This puzzle in Hogwarts Legacy involves lighting cubes by leading effervescent moths to them. Use Lumos to attract the moths and lead them to the three cubes to light them.

33. Hogwarts Valley #2

This is a stone depression puzzle. Go to the depression. There’s a path directly behind it with breakable walls. At the top behind the last wall is the ball. As always, the easiest way is just to move the ball with Wingardium Leviosa.

34. Hogwarts Valley #3

This puzzle is a platforming trial. Climb up the hill behind the stacked stones and then run across them, jumping across the gaps as needed. If the player falls, the trial will reset.

35. Hogwarts Valley #4

This is a cauldron lighting puzzle. The tallest one is by the bridge over the water, and the rest are alongside the river further down. Use Confringo and light all three from tallest to shortest.

36. Hogwarts Valley #5

This is a nine-pillar puzzle. All of the stones that need to be destroyed are directly around the clearing. Use any Hogwarts Legacy spell, or a Basic Cast, to destroy the stones.

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37. Hogwarts Valley #6

This is a mini stone platform puzzle. Two of the three platforms are within the enemy camp, the remaining platform is just outside. Players will need to use a Force spell, such as Depulso, to open the gate to get the smaller stones from inside the camp, and a burning spell, such as Confringo, to get the stones from inside a small cave on the outside of the camp.

38. Hogwarts Valley #7

This is a type of stone depression puzzle. In this one, there are three platforms with sets of small stones. The small stones will follow each other, so pick one to use Wingardium Leviosa on and the rest will follow. The platforms can be seen with Revelio, and the piles of stones are not too far away from their respective platforms. Look above for two sets, and besides it for the remaining one.

39. Hogwarts Valley #8

There are nine small stones on pillars that need to be blasted for this one. The first six are within view of the activation point. There are a lot of enemies around, so be prepared for a big fight. The remaining three are behind the enemies in the ruins of the castle. If need be, pack some of Hogwarts Legacy‘s Maxima potions to battle the enemies. One of them has to be revealed by breaking the rocks in front of it. Any spell with Force damage, such as Depulso, will break the stones and remove the rocks.

40. Hogwarts Valley #9

This one is a moth puzzle. Use Lumos to attract the moths to the cubes to light them. The three sets of moths and three cubes are within view or just below the activation point.

41. Hogwarts Valley #10

This is a stone depression puzzle. There is a ball that must be carried with Wingardium Leviosa to the stone depression. The ball is up behind a cart in this area near the stand that sells potion ingredients. The depression is across the bridge.

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42. Hogwarts Valley #11

This is also a standing stones puzzle. Blast the five stones using Confringo. They are nearby and intermixed with the other stones surrounding the player.

43. Hogwarts Valley #12

This one is next to a treasure vault. After activating it, simply platform down the stones in front of the player.

44. Hogwarts Valley #13

There are a few enemies around to beware of aggravating. This is a repair puzzle. Use Reparo on three broken statues to complete the trial. One of them is in the goblin camp.

45. Hogwarts Valley #14

This one is a platforming puzzle. All the stones are visible. Remember to get the last shorter stone it is possible to backtrack, as long as the player doesn’t fall off the stones.

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46. Hogwarts Valley #15

This one is a stone depression puzzle. The ball is visible from the activation point. Use Wingardium Leviosa to guide it down the track and the depression will be at the bottom.

47. Hogwarts Valley #16

This one is a light the cauldrons puzzle. There are three cauldrons to light. Start with the tallest pillar and light them using the Hogwarts Legacy Confringo spell from tallest to shortest. The shortest one in this trial is hidden behind the cart. The other two are visible.

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  • Hogwarts Legacy Game Poster

    Hogwarts Legacy

    Harry Potter

    Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Steam


    Avalanche Software

    Warner Bros. Games

    Adventure, Action RPG, Open-World

    Unreal Engine 4


    Set in the 1800s in the Wizarding World universe, Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG where players get to live out a student’s life in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts and beyond. Aside from Hogwarts, players can also travel between iconic locales such as Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest. Starting as a fifth year, players will pick up more advanced spell casting and potion crafting and discover both friendly and antagonistic magical beasts across the entire Harry Potter universe, as they follow the path of light or darkness on their own wizarding journey.


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