August Wonders of the Wizarding Weekend

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is bringing players another Wizarding Weekend in August 2020! This will feature the Wonders of the Wizarding World Foundable Family.

While long-term players might feel frustrated that the boosted rare Traces are almost identical to the January 2020 Community Day, this weekend event will be an opportunity for newer players to catch up! Plus all players can benefit from strategic use of the Trace Charm.

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August Wizarding Weekend Event Overview

I’ve put together a Wizards Unite video guide, or you can keep reading for the event details!

August Wizarding Weekend Details
When August 21 at 11 a.m. PT until Monday, August 24 at 11 a.m. PT
Features
  • Special Assignments focused on returning Wonders of the Wizarding World Foundables
  • Exciting rewards including Potions, Spell Books, Runestones, and more
  • Increased sightings on the Map and from Tonic for Trace Detection of the following Foundables:
    • Dirigible Plums
    • Giant’s Helm
    • Puking Pastilles Display
    • Weasley’s Flying Car
    • Whomping Willow
  • Players have the chance to receive a Wonders of the Wizarding World Runestone after returning event Traces
Free Store Pack
  • 6 Baneberry
  • 4 Bulbadox Juice
  • 4 Angels Trumpet
  • 2 Erumpent Horn
  • 1 Wonders of the Wizarding World Level 1 Runestone
  • 50 Spell Energy

August Wizarding Weekend Event Tasks

Like previous Wizarding Weekends, these tasks are straightforward and simple! Some will take some time (cough50,000XPcough), so read my tips on how to finish the tasks as quickly as possible.

Quest Step Reward
Complete 5 Wizarding Challenges with 3 or more teammates 2 Erumpent Horn
Earn 50,000 Wizarding XP 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Earn 800 Wonders of the Wizarding World Family XP 1 Dawdle Draught
Return 15 Puking Pastilles Displays 1 Wonders of the Wizarding World Level 2 Runestone
Return 10 Weasley’s Flying Cars 1 Wonders of the Wizarding World Level 3 Runestone
Return 5 Whomping Willows 2 Wonders of the Wizarding World Lvl. 4 Runestone

Overall rewards: 

  • 200 Wonders of the Wizarding World Family XP
  • 3 Spell Books
  • 1 Silver Key
  • 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • 20 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for August Wizarding Weekend

This event has the same issue of January’s Community Day: Grawp isn’t boosted. If you want to prestige Hogwarts Gate, then you might need to work on 2 tasks in advance.

  1. Try to find Grawp if you need him to prestige. You can do this best with Dark Detectors and the Trace Charm. If you’re lucky, a Grawp will spawn off your Dark Detectors. However, you can also use the Trace Charm on other Severe-Threat Foundables and hope that Grawp appears.
  2. Collect Knight Bus Fragments by doing Wizarding Challenges with Wonders of the Wizarding World Runestones. With RIC (Repeat Image Collection), you don’t have to worry about “wasting” Fortress-exclusive Foundables as you hunt down Knight Bus Fragments.

Wizarding Weekend is 3 whole days, so you can also continue doing these tasks during the event itself.

Otherwise, you’ll want to stockpile a few Potions before Wizarding Weekend begins. Focus on the following:

  • Strong Exstimulo Potion
  • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
  • Tonic for Trace Detection

You’ll want several of each of these to maximize the event!

How to Enjoy August Wizarding Weekend

The most arduous task will be earning 50,000 Wizarding XP. This is why I recommend having a few Brain Elixirs on hand! Pop on a Tonic for Trace Detection, drink a Brain Elixir, and wait for a Whomping Willow to appear. Apply your Trace Charm, and you’ll quickly earn a ton of Wizarding XP.

To maximize your Brain Elixir benefits, consider unlocking a few helpful nodes in your SOS Training.

These SOS Training Lessons improve Brain Elixir potency, meaning you earn even more Wizarding XP.

  • Start a Movement
  • Sous Vide
  • Clear Your Mind

These SOS Training Lessons lengthen the Potion duration. Each of these adds 5 additional minutes.

  • A Wing and a Flare
  • Temp Work
  • Bottoms Up

Even if you don’t need some of the boosted Traces, return those Foundables anyway! This is a great opportunity to build a stockpile of Runestones from bonus drops. Plus you can earn Ministry Manuals when you place an Image in your Registry.

Wizarding Weekend Store Packs

As always, this Wizards Unite event includes a free store pack and some fancy store bundles. You can see an overview of the premium store packs in the graphic provided by Orange Wizard.

I’m not even going to bother breaking down the value of the SOS Bundle. Exstimulo Potions are cheap to brew, with abundant Ingredients.

But a store pack featuring Potent Exstimulo Potions is always worth doing a little extra math… Let’s look at the Ministry Supplies Bundle!

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 it costs 426 Gold to brew 6 Potent Exstimulo Potions.

A single Baruffio’s Brain Elixir costs 100 Gold in Diagon Alley. However, if you just need to buy the rare Ingredients, it’s a better deal to spend 20 Gold for 1 Dragon Claw and 12 Gold for 2 Toadstools, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 62 Gold. So let’s put the value of Brain Elixirs at 94 Gold.

Thus it costs 188 Gold to brew 2 Brain Elixirs.

Tonic for Trace Detection costs 60 Gold, which is actually a good deal considering the price of 2 Erumpent Horns. BUT these Ingredients have been plentiful lately, so most players don’t need more Tonic for Trace Detection. This value can be 180 Gold.

Using the cost breakdown from Andolov, we can assume that 5 Level 5 Runestones are worth 60 Gold.

125 Spell Energy is worth 250 Gold.

Without including the value of the Spell Energy and the Trace Tonics, the bundle is worth 674 Gold, just shy of the 700 Gold price tag. However, if you need the Trace Tonics, the value is 854 Gold. Then the discounted Spell Energy is a very nice bonus!

I would purchase this bundle only if you don’t have good access to Spell Energy OR if you need cheap Trace Tonics. Otherwise, it’s not a good deal.

What do you think of this event? What Foundable Family would you like to see featured on a future Community Day or Wizarding Weekend?

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
1 month ago

I’ve been focusing on the treasure trunks in my SOS training. I’m up to 700 XP per trunk, which really helps with the tasks where we have to get an obscene amount of XP.

Frank Yuwono
Frank Yuwono
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa Oswald

I think that’s a good strategy! I’m up to 1100xp per trunk now

Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

I think additional preparation is to do Wonders of the Wizarding World SOS lessons to keep the departure rate down and make it easier to get the foundables.

Jonathan B
Jonathan B
1 month ago

I don’t feel like the rewards are worth the effort for me. The spell books are useful but nothing else seems that valuable to me.
I will dabble to collect the boosted foundables but won’t waste potions to complete the tasks.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonathan B

Looking at the rewards again, I agree with you. I’ve finished my Magi lesson and don’t want to do another one, so the spell books don’t even appeal to me. I’d love it if we got some of the new books instead.

Frank Yuwono
Frank Yuwono
1 month ago

I can’t play in this event. I’ve been locked out for 8 hours now due to the Knight Bus glitch. Woke up really early (4am) to play and got this. I want my sleep back!