Here’s where to find and beat every Merlin trial in the South Hogwarts Region of Hogwarts Legacy, with detailed screenshots, maps, and spells!

The South Hogwarts Region of Hogwarts Legacy is the single largest region in the game. It includes most of Hogwarts Castle and the surrounding area. Of note, there are no Merlin trials within Hogwarts Castle or within Hogsmeade Village. There are Floo Powder fast travel locations along the way, but the fastest way to find and complete the Merlin Trials will be with an upgraded Broom or a Flying Mount.

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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South Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial Locations

south hogwarts region merlin trials locations and solutions

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.

South Hogwarts Region Merlin Trial Solutions

Nora Treadmill gives the player the quest to find the Merlin Trials

There are 15 Merlin Trials in the South Hogwarts Region in Hogwarts Legacy and players should expect to need to use the following spells:

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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

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Reparo: Used to repair broken statues

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Depulso: Occasionally used to clear obstacles

18. South Hogwarts Region #1

This is the very first trial the player will need to complete within the side quest, Trials of Merlin. Nora Treadmill will guide the player through this quest, but players need the Incendio or Confringo spell to light the cauldrons.

19. South Hogwarts Region #2

This one is very close to the lower half of Hogsmeade. It is a nine-pillar puzzle. There are nine stones on top of the pillars to hit with this one. Use Confringo or a Force spell to destroy them.

20. South Hogwarts Region #3

This puzzle is a ‘light the cauldron’ trial. Players will need to use Confringo to light all three cauldrons. The pillars are within sight of the activation point. Hit the tallest one first and go in descending order from there.

21. South Hogwarts Region #4

This is a moth puzzle. Use Lumos to attract the moths and lead them to the three cubes. Once all three are in the cubes, the puzzle will be completed.

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22. South Hogwarts Region #5

This Merlin puzzle is a fairly straightforward platforming puzzle. Players simply need to get on the shortest platform and jump across.

23. South Hogwarts Region #6

For this one, the player will have to drag five small stones using Wingardium Leviosa onto a platform with four depressions. The stones will all come together, so it’s just a matter of guiding one. There are three total platforms and groups of stones. Use Revelio to spot their location if it isn’t immediately apparent.

24. South Hogwarts Region #7

This is a trial where the player has to get the ball into a stone depression. Like many puzzles in Hogwarts Legacy, unlocking the right spell is key for this puzzle. Travel uphill to find the stone ball. Using Wingardium Leviosa to carry the ball to the depression is the easiest way to solve this Merlin puzzle.

25. South Hogwarts Region #8

Right below the previous puzzle, this trial is a moth puzzle. All the cubes are below the player from the activation point, and all but one of the sets of moths are down there as well. Use Lumos to guide the moths as before.

26. South Hogwarts Region #9

As with many collectibles in Hogwarts Legacy, they are often right next to each other. This puzzle is another stone depression puzzle, and the stone is right next to one of the cubes for the previous puzzle. Use Wingardium Leviosa to maneuver the ball into the depression.

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27. South Hogwarts Region #10

This is also a stone depression puzzle. The depression is below the player on the beach next to the lake. Again, use Wingardium Leviosa to move the ball to get it into place.

28. South Hogwarts Region #11

For this puzzle, simply destroy the five surrounding standing stones. Confringo or another Force spell should do the trick.

29. South Hogwarts Region #12

This is a moth puzzle as well; however, one of the cubes will require climbing. Bring the moths to the cliff, where the player will climb, and reactivate Lumos to attract the moths to the cube.

30. South Hogwarts Region #13

With this region nearly complete in Hogwarts Legacy, there are only two more trials. Another stone depression and a ball puzzle. This puzzle has a ball that is above the player on top of a hill, and the stone depression is off the back of that hill straight down. Use Wingardium Leviosa to walk the ball to the depression.

31. South Hogwarts Region #14

There are three platforms with four small depressions in them; one to the North, one to the South and one to the West. Look for the cluster of five small stones and use Accio or Wingardium Leviosa to move one set of stones at a time onto their respective pillars. These are all close by.

32. South Hogwarts Region #15

This puzzle is a standing stones puzzle. Simply blast five standing stones with Confringo or a Force spell. All five are viewable from the activation point.

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    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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