Brilliant Event Guide: Battle of the Department of Mysteries Part 1


The brand new Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is going to be deeply mysterious because we will be battling at the Department of Mysteries! This hearkens back to The Order of the Phoenix when the Golden Trio, Ginny, Neville, and Luna attempt to thwart the Death Eaters at the Ministry! The Department of Mysteries is also said to be the location of the Love Room, where Grim Fawley was visiting constantly before his untimely disappearance. What’s in store for us this week? Read on and see for yourself!

Battle of the Department of Mysteries Brilliant Event Week 1 Guide

A reminder that to encourage safe practices, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play it at home. Keep reading for all the Wizards Unite event details.


If you prefer to watch a video, please check out the link below! (Apologies for the low audio!)

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name Battle of the Department of Mysteries Brilliant Event (Week 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on September 15th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on September 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • The following Foundables will appear more often, although take note that the Philosopher’s Stone and the Time Turner will be very, very rare:
    • Hagrid’s Umbrella (Medium Threat)
    • Omnioculars (High Threat)
    • Mirror of Erised (Very High Threat)
    • Philosopher’s Stone (Severe Threat)
    • Time Turner (Emergency Threat)
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • Ingredients for 1 Tonic for Trace Detection (6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel’s Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn)
    • 25 Spell Energy
All Possible Rewards

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 7 total Spell Books.
  • Earn up to 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Spell Energy rewards!
  • Various other exciting rewards (Ingredients, Potions, and more!) from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

Brilliant Event Tasks

The tasks for Brilliant Events seem to be on a fairly regular rotation. The main tip I would like to give is to WAIT TO PLACE ANY IMAGES on the Brilliant Registry page or the Mysterious Artefacts page. You will see why soon!

Battle of the Department of Mysteries Quest 1/4

As always, I prefer to brew Potions in advance of the event (the night before the event begins) then collect them when the required step shows up! Since you only need to brew 1 Tonic here, this should be a piece of cake!

Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus 2 Times 2 Leaping Toadstool
Brew 1 Tonic for Trace Detection 2 Re’em Blood
Return 5 Brilliant Tank of Brains Foundables 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion

1st Quest Rewards

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

Battle of the Department of Mysteries Quest 2/4

These are pretty straightforward tasks, too! Make it easier on yourself by waiting to visit the Registry page until this step and you should be able to pick up those Runestones instantly after grinding some Brilliant Foundables!

Earn 3500 Wizarding XP from Traces 1 Erumpent Horn
Use 2 Tonic for Trace Detection 6 Snowdrop
Collect 2 Brilliant Battle of the Department of Mysteries Runestones 1 Dark Detector

2nd Quest Rewards

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

Battle of the Department of Mysteries Quest 3/4

Easy as pie! Hop onboard the Knight Bus and find some friends. Better yet, make some new ones!

Defeat 15 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 2 Healing Potions
Complete 5 Wizarding Challenges with 3 or More Teammates 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Challenges 1 Silver Key

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Battle of the Department of Mysteries Quest 4/4

This fourth and final step is a unique one. As I mentioned before, it will take some careful navigation to make this step work quickly. My advice is to not place any images for the Brilliant Registry page until you reach step 4! It is likely you will have met the requirements for placing images fairly easily as the Brilliant spawns are always hogging the Map during Brilliant Events.

However, the easiest and quickest way to get to the Bonus Assignment is by being patient and holding out until you reach this step! Otherwise, you will be forced to re-grind those Brilliant Foundables and place images all over again. The same goes for earning Mysterious Artefacts Family XP. IF you have the option to place something, wait until you hit this step!

Earn 500 Mysterious Artefacts Family XP 1 Spell Book
Return 20 Brilliant Veil Foundables 2 Spell Book
Place 5 Images on the Brilliant Room of Rooms Registry Page 2 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • Brilliant Luna Lovegood Registry Image

Battle of the Department of Mysteries BONUS Assignment!

Unfortunately there are no upgrades to Vault capacity this time. There are some valuable Potions thrown into the mix, though! I am (obviously) looking forward to working on my Professions more in the coming days so all of the Spell Books make me happy! Simply playing the game and potentially joining forces with fellow witches and wizards on the Knight Bus should make life easy for you!

Use 2 Tonic for Trace Detection 1 Unicorn Hair
Return 45 Brilliant Battle of the Department of Mysteries Foundables 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion
Return 30 Mysterious Artefacts Foundables 1 Silver Key
Use 5 Potions in Wizarding Challenges 1 Red Spell Book
Defeat Highest Chamber Unlocked 1 time 1 Red Spell Book

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Event Title
  • 5 Brilliant Ron Weasley Registry Images
  • 30 Spell Energy

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like previous Brilliant Events, you will only be able to encounter some of these Brilliant Foundables in the wild. The others are available as rewards for completing event tasks, doing Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones, and unlocking Brilliant Portkeys.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect

Brilliant Veil

Wild Encounter 20

Brilliant Tank of Brains

Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Luna Lovegood Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Ron Weasley Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Bell Jar of Time Wizarding Challenges (use an event runestone) 3

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, these tips will help you complete the Brilliant Event before the time runs out. With careful planning, you can complete the Bonus Assignment as well!

  • 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. Brilliant Portkeys will glow purple on the Map. Be sure to collect 5 Portkeys during the Brilliant Event, even if you don’t open them all during the event.
  • However, if you’re nervous about finding enough time to walk, you can also collect the Portkey Brilliant Foundable by finishing the entire Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Bell Jar of Time, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. To minimize your Spell Energy, stick with the Ruins Chambers. It might take a few extra Wizarding Challenges to get the 3 Foundables you need, but you’ll be able to do so quickly, without expending too many resources.
  • If you decide to visit Inns, Fortresses, or Greenhouses during this event, continue to practice social distancing. Check out our previous article on staying safe while playing Wizards Unite.
  • Save your Scrolls and your Restricted Section Books until the end of the event. Then use our guide to spend them wisely! That said, most Aurors and Magizoologists have already earned all the necessary Restricted Section Books, and many Professors have also done so. At this point, you can hold on to your resources in case they’re needed for the next lesson plan, you can start working on a second profession, or you can invest in SOS Training. That is a personal decision, so good luck!

Brilliant Event Bundles

There are 4 bundles total that will be available during this event. Be sure to snag the Free Bundle as soon as the event starts! The Bonus Bundle will not be available until the Bonus Assignment is unlocked, so keep that in mind.

Free Store Pack

6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn
Spell Energy 50
Price FREE


SOS Task Force Bundle

Silver Keys 5
Spell Energy 100
Price 450 Gold


Brilliant Bundle

Baruffio’s Brain Elixir 3
Potent Exstimulo Potion 10
Price 740 Gold


Bonus Assignment Bundle

Potent Exstimulo Potion 10
Wit-Sharpening Potion 10
Tonic for Trace Detection 3
Strong Invigoration Draught 2
Baruffio’s Brain Elixir 3
Silver Keys 10
Spell Energy 100
Price 2100 Gold

You can also find a link here to a discussion for a Bundle Value Calculator that community genius Andolov (along with several other community members) has put together to determine the overall value of bundles in the game. By attributing a monetary value to just about everything in the game, he has been able to calculate whether or not we get a good deal!

Edit: Thank you to the awesome commenters who noticed our typos and missing reward. Our editor-in-chief was on vacation and didn’t review this post. I’ve fixed the mistakes. Please comment if you notice anything else amiss.

Are you excited for this Brilliant Event? What do you think of the tasks, rewards, bundles, and more? Do you hope to learn more about the Calamity?

I’m always interested to hear your thoughts! Connect with me and the rest of the WizHub team here in the comments or on our social media platforms. We are not able to respond to all individual comments, but at least one WizHub team member reads everything.

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Mark Zealman
Mark Zealman(@markzealman)
1 year ago

Think there is a typo. I’m pretty sure you need 5 Brilliant Rons rather than 1.

1 year ago

2 questions: Do we only need to return 1 portkey to finish Ron? (Usually it’s 5 but it’s listed in the box as 1.) When is Luna awarded? She’s not currently listed as a reward anywhere.

Chris Beer
Chris Beer(@chrisbeer)
1 year ago
Reply to  sararielle

Luna is awarded at the end of 4/4

1 year ago
Reply to  sararielle

I believe the wild encounters are also 20, not 15.