Large Stone Ball Merlin Trial Hogwarts Legacy

When you first encounter a large stone ball Merlin Trial in Hogwarts Legacy, you might find yourself in a bit of a bind. Casting Accio is enough for the little balls, but the large one cannot be budged with just that. So, what are you supposed to do? How do you solve these Merlin Trials? And, worse still, what do you do if the boulder gets stuck in the ground? Don’t you worry, we’re here to help.

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large stone ball merlin trial hogwarts legacy
Large Stone Ball Merlin Trial Hogwarts Legacy

How to Solve Large Stone Ball Merlin Trial Hogwarts Legacy

There are several ways that you can solve the large stone ball Merlin Trial in Hogwarts Legacy. Or rather, Trials, I should say. As it turns out, you can run into more than one of these challenges. All of them require you to bring a big stone ball into a hole in the ground. Sounds simple, right? Well, there are actually several ways that it can go wrong. First off, you have to be sure that you’ve activated the challenge by standing on the nearby plate on the ground. If you try to cast anything on the ball before doing that, it won’t budge. Use Revelio to see where all the components of the puzzle are.

Now of the different ways to solve a large stone ball Merlin Trial in Hogwarts Legacy. The first one you’ll have access to is the combination of Levioso and Accio. First cast Levioso to lift the ball, and then cast Accio to guide it to the hole. Do not cast Accio while the thing is on the ground, or it will get stuck. You can fix that by fast-traveling to Hogwarts and going back, but sometimes, you’ll have to restart the game. Later on, you’ll unlock access to Wingardium Leviosa. That spell allows you to both lift and move an object, so it’s the ideal solution for these challenges. The Levioso + Accio method remains usable, but why bother with two spells? Moreover, the boulder won’t get stuck as easily when using just one spell.

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