Hello dear witches and wizards! I am back after a few days at the beach with my family followed by a few days at Disney World with my husband.
I’m excited to resume covering Harry Potter: Wizards Unite events, starting with this detailed guide to the second Adversaries Event in May.
Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing Wizards Unite Hub with early information so we can create Wizards Unite guides.
Other articles on Adversaries:
- Adversaries are Coming to Wizards Unite!
- 10 Quick Facts About Adversaries in Wizards Unite
- Wizards Unite Adversaries FAQ
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To learn more about the upcoming Adversaries Event, you can watch my video or keep reading.
May Adversaries Event 2 Overview
|Event Name May Adversaries Event 1|
|Date + Time
Adversaries Event Tasks and Rewards
Tasks and rewards continue to be fairly similar to the most recent Adversaries Events, though some changes have been made that reflect player feedback. This will enable players to save their Potions for the Adversaries, should they prefer to.
As with previous Adversaries Events, some tasks will be difficult to do from home if you don’t get much Map activity at your house. Players only get the 1 free Edible Dark Mark, and that will not guarantee event Adversaries.
To complete all of these tasks, you need to encounter Fenrir Greyback 7 times and Gilderoy Lockhart 4 times.
The second Guard for Fenrir Greyback is a Werewolf. While the task of defeating Werewolves helps newer players who want to back out before the main Adversary, it’s yet another challenge for rural players.
|Use Master Notes 8 Times||1 Strong Exstimulo Potion|
|Defeat 7 Werewolves in Adversary Encounters||20 Spell Energy|
|Return 4 Wizarding Challenges in Forest IV or Higher||1 Silver Key|
|Earn 1750 Challenge XP Through Wizarding Challenges and/or Adversary Chains||6 Ginger Root|
|Return 20 Artefact Fragments from Fenrir Greyback and/or Gilderoy Lockhart Chains||2 Potent Exstimulo Potions|
|Deal 25,000 Damage to Adversaries||1 DADA Book|
|Defeat Fenrir Greyback 4 Times||1 DADA Book|
|Defeat Gilderoy Lockhart 4 Times||1 DADA Book|
- 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
- 500 Wizarding XP
- 60 Gold
- 30 Spell Energy
Adversaries Event BONUS Tasks and Rewards
This Adversaries Event includes a Bonus Assignment! Remember, the Werewolf is a Guard for Fenrir Greyback. Both of Gilderoy Lockhart’s Guards are Pixies.
That said, not everyone will be able to complete the Bonus Assignment. That’s okay! Games should be fun, not stressful.
Note: These tasks are cumulative. You only need to defeat 12 featured Adversaries total.
|Defeat 20 Werewolves and/or Pixies in Adversary Encounters||1 Spell Book|
|Defeat 8 Fenrir Greyback and/or Gilderoy Lockhart||1 Spell Book|
|Defeat 12 Fenrir Greyback and/or Gilderoy Lockhart||1 Spell Book|
- 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
- 1000 Wizarding XP
- 40 Gold
- 30 Spell Energy
How to Prepare for May’s Adversaries Event
My advice for this particular Adversaries Event remains unchanged from most recent Adversaries Event. While preparing before the event is helpful, using your resources wisely as you play is crucial as well.
This particular Adversaries Event is good for players who have just recently finished a Profession Lesson Plan. Fenrir Greyback and Gilderoy Lockhart are 2nd and 3rd down the list of Feared Adversaries, meaning they’re relatively easy to defeat. Yes, you will still need to use some Potions if you haven’t progressed in your Advanced Adversarial Combat, but this is a great opportunity for lower-level players to earn DADA Books and to fill out their Challenge Registry.
Prepare to Defeat Adversaries
Once again, the repetitive advice, in the simplest of terms.
First, finish a Profession Lesson Plan. Put resources into a single Profession before you work on a second.
Next, work through the nodes in the Advanced Adversarial Combat for your completed Profession. The Precision nodes (on the right) increase your chances of getting a Critical Hit (inflicting more Damage). The Dodge nodes (on the left) increase your chances of dodging (taking no Damage).
Players have differing opinions on whether they prefer unlocking the Precision or Dodge nodes first. Prioritize Dodge to save on Healing Potions. Prioritize Precision to save on Spell Energy.
Finally, bolster your Potions through SOS Training. This chart indicates the different nodes and their locations to improve your Potions.
|CE I,5||Engarde!||Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE I,9||Brunch or Linner?||Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE II,22||Was Mundungus Here?||Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE I,12||Awesome Blossom||Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase|
|CE I,8||Twisting Spleens||Healing Potion Potency Increase|
|CE I,9||Name in the Paper!||Healing Potion Potency Increase|
|CE II,15||Muggle Medicines||Healing Potion Potency Increase|
|CE I,8||Hand in Hand||Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE II,17||St. Mungos||Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE II,28||Ebb and Neap||Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE I,20||Ice Cream Social||Strong Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase|
|CE I,12||Volunteer Work||Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE II,32||Light My Fire||Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE III,38||Tempermental Cauldrons||Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase|
|CE III,42||Wasted on the Old||Potent Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase|
|CE II,22||Whetstone for the Mind||Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase|
|CD II,32||Recipe Recitation||Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase|
|CE II,40||I’ll Be the Knight||Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase|
|CE II,32||Wit Beyond Leisure||Wit-Sharpening Potion Duration Increase|
Start brewing Healing Potions, Exstimulo Potions, and Wit-Sharpening Potions.
Start collecting extra Ingredients for Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potions. You’ll want a good stockpile of these to take advantage of the reduced brewing time with Master Notes.
Fill up on Spell Energy!
Open up your maximum Gifts each day, prioritizing Gifts that give you the aforementioned resources.
If you have extra Gold available, purchase Vault Extensions. The ability to hold more Spell Energy, Ingredients, and Potions will help you prepare for resource-intense events like this one.
Tips to Enjoy the Adversaries Event
This advice assumes you get Traces at your home, or you’re able to visit an area with Wizards Unite activity on the Map. We’re still in a pandemic, so prioritize your health and follow all local laws!
First, always keep a close eye on your Potions so you can collect new ones immediately and use Master Notes on the next one. Keep brewing Potions constantly. This is helpful for everyone!
Prestige Pages Quickly
To place all of the Images on the Adversary pages, you need fewer of the final Adversary than you do of the Artefacts. This is true of all Feared Adversaries, including Fenrir Greyback and Gilderoy Lockhart.
If you are low on Spell Energy and/or Potions, you can work to prestige your Registry pages while still conserving resources. Once you have placed an Adversary, and you have returned them enough times to place again, back out from future Adversary chains after you defeat the Guards. You will still receive Artefact Fragments by defeating the Guards.
However, this strategy does mean you earn less DADA Books. It’s up to you if you want to prioritize grinding DADA Books or prestiging pages. You also might need to be strategic if you want to complete the Bonus Assignment.
Grind DADA Books
If you really want to grind DADA Books, your best strategy involves going to an area with multiple POIs in the game. Plant Snowdrop or Wormwood at a Greenhouse. Walk from Inn to Inn if available, or sit by an Inn if you just have one. Replenish your Spell Energy between Adversary Encounters. Use an EDM for 3 additional Adversaries every 30 minutes.
You earn 1 guaranteed DADA Book for each Adversary to defeat. Occasionally you can earn 1 DADA Book from defeating a Guard. You earn additional DADA Books by placing Adversary Images in the Challenges Registry.
Finish Bonus Assignment
If you want the 3 extra Spell Books and 5 extra DADA Books, work carefully and quickly on the regular tasks.
Brew regular Exstimulo Potions to use Master Notes more quickly.
After you defeat Fenrir Greyback 4 times, you will have dealt 10,804 Damage.
After you defeat Gilderoy Lockhart 4 times, you will have dealt 11,716 Damage.
This leaves 2,480 Damage left to deal to complete that task. You can do this fairly easily by defeating another 1-2 Adversaries of any type.
At the same time, you will collect the required Artefact Fragments since you earn 4 total for each Adversary chain.
After you finish the initial set of tasks, quickly collect your rewards. Confirm the Bonus Assignment is live. Start hunting Fenrir Greyback and Gilderoy Lockhart! Use EDMs as necessary, but your best bet is to visit a park, a city center, or a university–anywhere with multiple POIs and Map activity.
Back out of any Adversaries that are not the featured Adversaries. If you want to prestige those pages, you can split the difference by just defeating the Guards to collect Artefact Fragments. And if you really want to save on resources, just defeat the first Guard then flee; it will take a while to place an item by only getting one Artefact Fragment at a time, but chipping away at them does work eventually.
If you have plenty of time to complete the bonus assignment, then feel free to defeat all Adversaries you see. The advice above is helpful if you’re short on time and really want to finish the bonus assignment.
Adversaries Event Bundles
Like all Wizards Unite events, this Adversaries Event will feature store bundles. The free store pack includes an Edible Dark Mark! The paid bundles are both repeats from the first May Adversaries Event.
Free store pack includes:
- 1 Edible Dark Mark
- 2 Healing Potions
- 1 Exstimulo Potion
- 30 Spell Energy
The Arresto Adversary Bundle (800 Gold) includes:
- 3 Edible Dark Marks
- 125 Spell Energy
Is this bundle a good deal?
You can buy 5 Edible Dark Marks for 1200 Gold, making the individual value 240 Gold. Thus the value of 3 Edible Dark Marks is 720 Gold. If you only want discounted Edible Dark Marks, this bundle is not a good value. If you want discounted Spell Energy, then the bundle is a decent deal.
The Adversary Vanquisher Trunk (2020 Gold) includes:
- 3 Edible Dark Marks
- 125 Spell Energy
- 8 Potent Exstimulo Potions
- 8 Strong Exstimulo Potions
- 8 Wit-Sharpening Potions
3 Edible Dark Marks are worth 720 Gold.
A single Potent Exstimulo Potion in Diagon Alley costs 75 Gold. However, if you have all of the common Ingredients, it’s a better deal to buy 1 Unicorn Hair for 30 Gold, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 41 Gold. So let’s put the value of Potent Exstimulo Potions at 71 Gold.
Thus 8 Potent Potions are worth 568 Gold.
Normally I don’t recommend spending Gold on Strong Exstimulo Potions because their Ingredients are common. However, with back-to-back Wizards Unite events, players are going through their Potions quickly.
Looking at just Ingredients, it’s 3 Gold each per Snowdrop, Bitterroot, and Re’em Blood, plus 12 Gold for Abraxan Hair, so 36 Gold per Strong Exstimulo Potion.
Thus 8 Strong Potions are worth 288 Gold.
I really don’t recommend spending Gold on Wit-Sharpening Potions because Ingredients will be boosted during the event, AND you can get these Potions through Gifts.
Before Spell Energy, the bundle is really not worth the price asked. I only recommend this bundle for rural players who don’t have access to Ingredients or Spell Energy.
Final Adversaries Event Notes
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I hope this Wizards Unite Adversaries Event guide has been helpful! Let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in future guides. We are also working on detailed guides for all Adversaries to help you manage your time, Potions, and Spell Energy.
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