The Battle for Secrecy Brilliant Event Part 2

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My fellow witches and wizards, this is it.

The final Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

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The Battle for Secrecy Brilliant Event Part 2 will begin immediately after Part 1 ends, running from December 27, 2021 through January 3, 2022, starting and ending at 11am PT. (These dates have changed).

Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing this information early so Wizards Unite Hub could create this event guide.

This Brilliant Event will actually be a full 7 days, AND the tasks have actually been reduced to make it easier to complete. Also, both Restricted Section Books and Spell Books are boosted for anyone trying to finish SOS Training or all 3 Professions.

For a personal update, read through the end of this article.

The Battle for Secrecy Brilliant Event Part 2 Guide

This final Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home.

As a reminder, Part 1 Portkeys will give you Part 1 rewards anytime you open them, even if you wait to open them during Part 2.

If you don’t want to walk off Portkeys, you can also complete the Bonus Assignment.

Find Brilliant Event preparation tips at the end of the article. These are particularly helpful for newer players, if any of you are still around.

Keep reading to learn all the details of The Battle for Secrecy Brilliant Event Part 2. You can also watch my video.

Event Name The Battle for Secrecy Brilliant Event (Part 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts on December 27th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Ends on January 3rd, 2022 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Features

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Legends of Hogwarts Foundables that should be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection:
    • -Severus Snape
    • -Young Harry Potter
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • -Ingredients for 2 Tonics for Trace Detection (12 Baneberry, 8 Bulbadox Juice, 8 Angel’s Trumpet, 4 Erumpent Horn)
    • -25 Spell Energy
All Possible Rewards

  • Earn up to 30 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 25 total Spell Books.
  • Earn up to 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books.
  • Earn up to 850 Gold!
  • Spell Energy rewards.
  • Various other rewards including Ingredients, Potions, Silver Keys, and more from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

Brilliant Event Tasks

Returning players will be familiar with the tasks. Quantities have all been reduced to accommodate fewer days, during the holidays.

The first quest requires collecting 1 Potion. You can brew this Potion in advance and then collect it as soon as the Brilliant Event begins. Don’t do Master Notes on your next Potion until you reach the second quest.

Do not visit the Brilliant Registry until you reach the second quest. You need to collect Brilliant Runestones here.

Also, stop returning Brilliant Foundables if you reach 19 of either while doing the first quest. Once you reach 20, you’re automatically taken to the Brilliant Registry Page, which you do not want. If you forget, quickly force close the app to avoid collecting any Brilliant Runestones.

The Battle for Secrecy Quest 1/4

Collecting Ingredients, Portmanteaus, or Spell Energy is pretty straightforward.

Use a Tonic for Trace Detection to find enough Brilliant Traces.

While the final task is worded to return Foundables, lately that task has been the same as recovering Fragments. If this holds true, you use a Trace Charm to earn additional Fragments and can therefore complete the task more quickly.

Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 50 Gold
Brew 1 Potion 50 Gold
Return 8 Brilliant Nagini Foundables 6 Exstimulo Potions

1st Quest Rewards

  • 550 Wizarding XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Brilliant Family XP
  • 10 Spell Energy

The Battle for Secrecy Quest 2/4

If you’re struggling to find Legends of Hogwarts Foundables, use a Tonic for Trace Detection.

Visit the Brilliant Registry to earn Runestones. If you need more Brilliant Family XP, return Brilliant Foundables or do Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones.

Return 6 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables 5 Dawdle Draught
Use Master Notes 1 Time 100 Gold
Collect 4 Brilliant The Battle for Secrecy Runestones 100 Gold

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 750 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 10 Spell Energy

The Battle for Secrecy Quest 3/4

Drink a Tonic for Trace Detection to find Brilliant Traces. Riddikulus is used for Brilliant Young Hermione Granger, Brilliant Ron Weasley, and Young Harry Potter, all of whom are boosted.

Return 6 Brilliant Ron Weasley Foundables 5 Silver Keys
Cast 3 Riddikulus Spells 500 Gold
Return 6 Brilliant Snatcher Foundables 5 Strong Exstimulo Potions

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 1250 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 10 Restricted Section Books
  • 10 Spell Energy

The Battle for Secrecy Quest 4/4

Drink another Tonic for Trace Detection to find more Brilliant Traces.

Drink a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir and take the Knight Bus.

Return 3 Brilliant The Battle for Secrecy Foundables 5 Spell Books
Earn 2500 Wizarding XP from Challenges 5 Spell Books
Collect 5 Mysterious Note Pieces by Returning Brilliant The Battle for Secrecy Foundables 5 Spell Books

4th Quest Rewards

  • 10 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 1 Brilliant Kreacher Registry Image

The Battle for Secrecy BONUS Assignment!

Make sure you wait until the Bonus Assignment task list appears to place the Brilliant Ron Weasley’s Radio Registry Image you just earned.

You’ll likely have more Images ready to place too, but if not, you’ll get them soon enough if you use another Tonic for Trace Detection to help you find the 15 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables needed in the Bonus Assignment. Just return all of the Brilliant Foundables that appear.

To earn 7,500 Wizarding XP quickly, once again, drink a Brain Elixir. Wait until you’re on the Bonus Assignment to open some Gifts, prioritizing any Extravagant Gifts and others with high Wizarding XP. This task is a smaller amount of XP than usual, and Brain Elixirs are giving triple XP, so this task is easy.

Return 15 Brilliant The Battle for Secrecy Foundables 5 Potent Exstimulo Potions
Earn 5,000 Wizarding XP from Any Source 5 Silver Keys
Defeat 5 Formidable Foes in Wizarding Challenges 5 Spell Books
Return 2 Severus Snape Foundables  5 Spell Books
Return 2 Young Harry Potter Foundables 5 Wit-Sharpening Potions

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Achievement Badge
  • 20 Spell Energy
  • 5 Brilliant Basilisk Fangs Registry Images
Brilliant Where to Find it Fragments to Collect
Brilliant Ron Weasley Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Nagini Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant George Weasley Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant Basilisk Fangs Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Kreacher Brilliant Event Quest Reward 1

How to Prepare for the Brilliant Event

Most Wizards Unite events, including Brilliant Events, will be easier to complete if you work on your SOS Training. Unlock as many of these nodes as you can!

With a more potent Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, you can earn Wizarding XP more quickly.

With reduced brewing times for Exstimulo Potions and Healing Potions, you can complete Master Notes tasks more quickly. You can also brew Potions more quickly.

With more Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection, you can more quickly find Brilliant Traces, as well as the necessary Legends of Hogwarts Foundables. This will help you complete tasks.

Location Node Effect
CE I,8 Brainiac Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,9 Nail Mail Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,15 Caps Off Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,8 Dry and Bitter Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,9 Drop for Drop Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE II,40 Mane Event Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,8 Magical Maladies Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,10 Ditty for Dittany Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,7 A Wing and a Flare Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,19 Temp Work Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,22 Bottoms Up Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,6 Start a Movement Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,10 Sous Vide Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE II,17 Clear Your Mind Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,7 Stir Crazy Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE II,25 Concentrated Concoction Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE III,38 Trained For This Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection

Final Thoughts

According to my notes, the event bundles have reverted back to the usual deals, which aren’t worth your Gold. Of course, if you have 20,000+ Gold you’re just dying to spend, you might as well spend it now. There’s also the possibility the bundles will be better in-game than what is listed in my notes.

What do you think of this event? How do you feel about the story ending? What predictions do you have for how everything will wrap up for the Golden Trio and Constance?

If you’re interested in the entire Wizards Unite storyline, you can find an archive of all past dialogue on The Taskforce Times.

If you’d like to support the work of Wizards Unite Hub, join our Patreon or shop our merch store. You can also support me directly on Kofi.

Personal Update

If you aren’t on Twitter (or Discord), you might have missed this.

On December 2, 2021, I had a small bowel resection. While this is common surgery for people who have Crohn’s Disease, it’s still major surgery. I was in the hospital for 5 days, and it took another week at home before I started feeling somewhat human again. Even now, 3 weeks after my surgery, I’m still experiencing pain and limited mobility.

Thank you to everyone who has already reached out and wished me a speedy recovery. I’m doing a lot better already, but full recovery takes 6-8 weeks.

When I scheduled my surgery, I had no idea Wizards Unite would be ending. Obviously I need to put my health first, but it’s been so hard for me to rest this month, when all I want to do is create Wizards Unite content and do livestreams.

Hopefully I can do more in January to finish this bittersweet journey with all of you.

If you would like to help me transition to new creative work in February, please fill out this brief form. Only 2 questions are mandatory, and they are multiple choice.

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Tom Whitmore
Tom Whitmore(@tomwhitmore)
25 days ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and hoping that you will have the energy to manage well in the New Year.

I notice Brilliant Nagini is listed twice in the Task Lists, and Brilliant Ron isn’t listed at all — I assume one of the Nagini should be a Ron.

Any idea if they’re going to toss in another Dragon event so we can finish off those pages before the game dies?

Vicki Gebbia
Vicki Gebbia(@vickigebbia)
25 days ago

Here’s hoping your recovery is swift and uneventful.

According to the in game timer, we’ve got a day between part 1 and part 2.

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
23 days ago

Very best wishes to you for a speedy recovery! Wish I could send you some essence of dittany. Or a crate of real life healing potions. 🙂

It looks to me like this event doesn’t start until tomorrow, 12/27. I guess we’ll see!

Tom Whitmore
Tom Whitmore(@tomwhitmore)
23 days ago

They’re now saying the event will start tomorrow. How probable is that, actually?

Tom Whitmore
Tom Whitmore(@tomwhitmore)
22 days ago

Something weird is happening — the event started, I tried a Tonic for Trace Detection; and I didn’t get even one Brilliant Foundable over the length of the Tonic. I’m sure that’s theoretically possible just by bad luck, but I’ve never seen fewer than half-a-dozen in the first 10 minutes before. Did someone forget to activate them? Before you ask, I did force-quit and restart the game about halfway through the Tonic’s span. Still nothing. Also tried using a Trace Charm — ditto.

Chris van Buijten
Chris van Buijten(@chrisvanbuijten)
22 days ago

Oeps,at 20h I got the Grimm blabla… that the event started. Its now 21h no brilliant traces or portmanteaus seen… sigh

Chris van Buijten
Chris van Buijten(@chrisvanbuijten)
22 days ago

quest 3/4:first item is 6 briljant young Ron Weasley foundables.

Reletive easy quest. Finished the whole thing in 2 hours, not counting the first hour when no briljant traces and portmanteauswhere visible.

Brita thanks for your guides

Fidonet
Fidonet(@fidonet)
22 days ago

Pushed through it and finished the bonus. Having phone problems, which is another reason I pushed through it. Didn’t stay home, so can’t compare with other events. Nice having not so much to do. Not sure if I will continue playing till the end, finishing lessons I can, or just let it go. Waiting until list of January events is released. Been a good game. Just odd having finished. Wishing the HP Lego games would be rereleased for iOS. Not sure what HP games to play.