Brilliant Event Guide: Fighting Forces Week 2


September was a busy month for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The first-ever Fan Festival, Day of the Dragons, AND Community Day, all in one month! Unfortunately, we didn’t get a Brilliant Event last month.

Luckily, October is bringing another two-week Brilliant Event, this time called Fighting Forces.


Fighting Forces: Week One will be October 8th to October 14th.

Fighting Forces: Week Two will be October 22nd to October 29th.

This Brilliant Event guide will focus on the second week of Fighting Forces. For all the details of the first week, read my previous guide.

Guide to Week 2 of Fighting Forces Brilliant Event!

This guide will cover all the quests you need to do to complete the second week of Fighting Forces Brilliant Event. Plus I’ve shared some advice to help you finish the event on time, or even early if you apply yourself!

If you’d rather watch a video, check out my latest on Witches Unite.

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name Fighting Forces Brilliant Event (Week 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts October 22nd, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on October 29th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Reports of sinister dark magic are on the rise and your help is needed! Work together with players around the world throughout the month of October to protect the wizarding world from the Calamity. The Ministry of Magic needs your help to return the Order of the Phoenix to their time and place.
  • Event-only 3k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks.
  • Free store pack with 2 Erumpent Horns, 15 Spell Energy, 2 Angel’s Trumpet, and 1 Unicorn Hair.
  • 25% reduced brewing time for all Exstimulo Potions and Healing Potions.

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 4 Spell Books.
  • Earn a Death Eater Portrait Lens Variant 2, a Kreacher with Locket Registry Sticker, a Tom Riddle’s Tomb Portrait Sticker, a Troll Leg Umbrella Stand Registry Sticker, a Dementor Animated Portrait Sticker, and a Phoenix Registry Sticker for your Ministry ID portrait.
  • 50 Gold Coins.
  • Bonus rewards from the bonus assignment!

Brilliant Event Tasks

These tasks all come straight from Fazes, so they’re completely accurate!

Like the previous Brilliant Events, the quest line is split into four sections. You have to complete each section before progressing to the next one. Unlike previous Brilliant Events, this one includes a BONUS assignment!

The 3k Portkey Portmanteaus will go to Borgin and Burkes.

Fighting Forces Quest 1/4

These tasks are fairly easy, but brewing Potions might take time. If you’re not in urgent need of Potions before the event begins, stock up all 4 Potions in your Cauldron. That allows you to collect 4 Potions immediately when the Brilliant Event begins. Then just brew 2 Healing Potions or regular Exstimulo Potions!

Dine 2x at Inns 2 Restricted Section Books
Brew 6 Potions 150 Wizarding XP
Defeat 3 Oddities 10 Brilliant Family XP

1st Quest Rewards

  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Spell Book
  • 5 Re’em Blood Ingredients
  • 3 Loveage Ingredients

Fighting Forces Quest 2/4

These are fairly easy tasks that shouldn’t take too long to complete.

Collect 3 Brilliant Sirius Black Fragments 300 Wizarding XP
Use 5 Exstimulo Potions 200 Wizarding XP
Obtain 2 Portkeys by unlocking Portmanteaus 15 Brilliant Family XP

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 25 Legends of Hogwarts Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Spell Book
  • 1 Death Eater Portrait Lens Variant 2
  • 1 Brilliant Kreacher with Locket

Fighting Forces Quest 3/4

The potential challenge here is having 2 Tonic for Trace Detection Potions in your Vault to use. The free store pack helps a little with Ingredients, but you might still need to buy a Tonic for Trace Detection Potion.

Use 2 Tonic for Trace Detection 500 Wizarding XP
Defeat 6 Oddities Traces 500 Wizarding XP
Defeat 9 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 15 Brilliant Family XP

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Spell Book
  • 1 Silver Key
  • 1 Tom Riddle’s Tomb Portrait Sticker
  • 1 Brilliant Troll Leg Umbrella Stand

Fighting Forces Quest 4/4

After 3 easy sets of quests, the 4th set is a doozy. Hopefully at this point, you can consistently cast Great Spells. Using 5 Potent Exstimulo Potions isn’t difficult, but if you’re stingy with them like I am, it might hurt to use them on Foundables that aren’t extremely rare. Finally, unlocking 4 Portmanteaus is a LOT. Either save a bunch of 2k Portmanteaus to walk quickly, or carefully time your walking of others so that you’re close to unlocking them when you start the 4th set of tasks.

Cast 15 Great Spells 750 Wizarding XP
Use 5 Potent Exstimulo Potions 15 Brilliant Family XP
Obtain 4 Portkeys by unlocking Portmanteaus 15 Brilliant Family XP

4th Quest Rewards

  • 1 Dementor Animated Portrait Sticker
  • 50 Gold Coins
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Spell Book
  • 1 Brilliant Phoenix

Fighting Forces BONUS Assignment!

If you complete the Brilliant Event quests early, then you unlock the Bonus Assignment.

Defeat 20 Brilliant Death Eaters 1 Spell Book
Defeat 25 Oddities 1 Title (Ministry ID)
Play 10 Wizarding Challenges 1 Death Eater Variant 3 Portrait Lens

Bonus Rewards

  • 1000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 1 Spell Book
  • 1 Fighting Forces Achievement Badge

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Similar to the previous Brilliant Events, you will only be able to encounter some of these Brilliant Foundables in the wild. The others can be found through Fortress Challenges, special 3k Portkeys, and event tasks.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Sirius Black Wild Encounter 12
Brilliant Troll Leg Umbrella Stand Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Kreacher with Locket Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Phoenix Patronus Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Portrait of Phineas Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus 5
Brilliant Order of the Phoenix Photo Wizarding Challenges (need a Brilliant Runestone) 3

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, or if you’re thrown off by the different tasks, these tips will help you complete the Brilliant Event with time to spare. And then you can complete the Bonus Assignment as well!

  • If you don’t currently have a supply of Tonic for Trace Detection Potions, go ahead and brew two. If you’re missing the Ingredients, either unlock a bunch of Portkey Portmanteaus ASAP to try to find Erumpent Horns, or go ahead and buy a Potion. It’s more cost-efficient to buy a Potion than it is to buy the Ingredients. Remember that the free store pack will give you 2 Erumpent Horns, the rare Ingredients needed to brew 1 Potion. Save enough Baneberry, Bulbadox Juice, and Angel’s Trumpet to brew 1 Potion.
  • Hold onto your 2km Portkey Portmanteaus to unlock during the event. This will help you use less Silver Keys.
  • If you’ve having trouble finding Oddities, avoid flagged areas. Also play in the evening, when certain Oddities are more common.
  • If you need to complete the event quickly, or you only have a short time to work on it, visit a sponsored Simon Mall if at all possible. Inns, Fortresses, and spawns are all plentiful.
  • Save your Scrolls and your Restricted Section Books until the end of the event. Then use our guide to spend them wisely! Aurors and Magizoologists are getting close to earning all of the Restricted Section Books needed to fill out their skill tree.
  • When working on the Bonus Assignment, prioritize the Death Eaters. 1 Spell Book is more valuable than flair for your Ministry ID.

Are you excited for the upcoming Brilliant Event? What do you think of the Bonus Assignment? Leave a comment below!

P.S. Need a new external battery pack to get you through another week of playing Wizards Unite? I’ve written a guide of top-rated power banks over on my own blog!

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Christina L
Christina L
2 years ago

If 4/4 is worded exactly “Obtain 4 Portkeys by unlocking Portmanteaus” (vs say “by opening portmanteaus), unlocking them throughout the week and opening all at once won’t work because technically you’ve already unlocked them. You can prewalk portkeys but they can’t have reached their final km before you reach step 4/4. This burned me on one of the previous events.

Ken Mitchell
Ken Mitchell
2 years ago
Reply to  Christina L

Yes, that would stink if you had to start over trying to unlock 4 Portmanteaus.

I see it differently though: You do not obtain a portkey by walking the last km. You obtain the portkey by opening (unlocking) a Portmanteau.

We’ll have a chance to figure it out before 4/4. Step 2/4 uses the same wording for the 2 Portmanteaus to be unlocked.

Christina L
Christina L
2 years ago
Reply to  Ken Mitchell

I agree that you can only get a new portkey once you open an old one. The problem is the game doesn’t equate opening and unlocking. WU considers the portkey “unlocked” once it has been walked the required amount, but you can open it whenever you choose. The last time they had this task in an event, I prewalked all my portkeys but none of them counted because they had already been “unlocked” even though I hadn’t opened them. Hoping they change it, but given the wording and past experience I’d be careful about prewalking them.

Cyrilla Baer
Cyrilla Baer
1 year ago
Reply to  Christina L

I just moved into 2/4 and I can verify that an unlocked but still unopened Portkey does NOT count! I’m about to open quite a few saved ones now…Drat!

Aeleysia Olsasky
Aeleysia Olsasky
2 years ago

Squeeee I just saw this! I missed it before ,now I am excited!!! So happy I searched a bit longer before sleep. You guys are the best! Brilliant! Thanks everso ! I have small amounts of time that must be squeezed into my everyday life patterns so I can take part in the event…I hope to make level 33 by the end of Halloween. ; )

2 years ago

I wonder what “early” means, and whether the answer should make me waste silver keys on 2/3 km Pteus in the 4th quest set…

Peter Camche
Peter Camche
1 year ago

Thanks so much for these suggestions, quickly knocked out quests 1-3, and should be able to finish quest 4 in my early walk tomorrow morning.

Cathy Okuni
Cathy Okuni
1 year ago

I am stuck at 2/4. No matter how many times I use the potion, I am still at 3 of 5. So sad.

Jonathan Adams
Jonathan Adams
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Okuni

Hi Cathy,

Note that only the base (cheapest, duration: 3 spell casts) “Exstimulo Potion” counts for the Brilliant event goal “Use Exstimulo Potion 5 Times”; make sure you are using that.

Otherwise, sometimes the goal tracking gets confused; if they don’t seem to be counting, you can try force-quitting the app and re-starting it; I’ve occasionally done that when daily tasks aren’t registering. (directions for force-closing: ios: android:

– jonathan

Ana B
Ana B
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Okuni

Make sure you’re using the weakest potion of the 3. This also got me during the 1st week.

1 year ago

Thanks for the tips! For me, the hardest part of what you said in the video is not using the port keys right when they are ready 😀 I have started using the Brain Elixir much more during events but I’ve never had 3 unopened port keys… That’s like postponing Christmas because you want more presents 😀 But I’m going to try and save some up today. One observation… Did you know Great and Masterful look and sound nothing alike, but in Wizarding context, I was pretty sure you meant Masterful spells and was thinking how weird it would be… Read more »

Johan Jergeus
Johan Jergeus
1 year ago

I just finished quest 4/4 and there’s 5D 4H left of the week, so I did it in less than two days. This was not fast enough to get the bonus quest. Anyone knows how fast you must be?

Johan Jergeus
Johan Jergeus
1 year ago
Reply to  Johan Jergeus

Sorry, I must correct myself. It just took a little while for the quest to show up.
Si two days is fast enough, but we still don’t know what the limit is.

Nikki Elizabeth Gross
Nikki Elizabeth Gross
1 year ago

I haven’t gotten a single Brilliant Portkey. I can’t complete the tasks without it and it’s driving me nuts.