Brilliant Event Guide: Stronger United Week 2

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The catastrophic Calamity continues to corrupt and confiscate cohorts of our Ministry of Magic, creating quite a conundrum for witches and wizards ‘cross the globe!

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Following Week 1 of the Stronger United Brilliant event, the Calamity wreaks havoc once again on several familiar faces at the Ministry of Magic. What is the Calamity doing?! Hopefully more will be revealed in the story dialogue. To get to the end and find out, you’ll need to complete some quests! That’s where we come in.

Guide to Week 2 of Stronger United Brilliant Event!

The following steps must be completed in order to unlock a bonus assignment that will score you some sweet extra loot.

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name Stronger United Brilliant Event (Week 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts November 19th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on November 26th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Features

  • The Calamity seems to be targeting heroes specifically from the Ministry – a development that causes alarm amongst its current-day employees.
  • Event-only 3k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks.
  • Higher Challenge XP bonuses from playing in Fortresses with others!
Rewards

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 7 Spell Books (with the additional completion of the Bonus Step).
  • Earn a Wizengamot Robes Portrait Lens, Feet Standing on Toilet Animated Portrait Sticker, a Flurry of Ministry Memos Portrait Sticker, 62442 (Visitor’s Entrance Code to the Ministry of Magic) Portrait Sticker, and a Stronger United Ministry ID Achievement Badge.
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Bonus rewards from the bonus assignment!

Brilliant Event Tasks

These tasks all come straight from Fazes, so they should reflect the in-game quests perfectly unless a last minute change was made!

Like all of the Brilliant Events so far, the main quest is split into 4 parts. It also includes a Bonus Quest Step (as previously mentioned) if you choose to go the extra mile!

You can also watch a video from editor-in-chief Brita!

Stronger United Quest 1/4

These tasks are similar to the tasks from Stronger United Week 1, with a slight twist. It looks like the emphasis for SOS Task Force recruits will be to band together in order to obtain more XP and release more Foundables from confoundable magic. To find new friends, check out the forum thread on our website.

Play 3 Wizarding Challenges 2 Restricted Section Books
Defeat 5 Fortress Foes 10 Brilliant Family XP
Add 1 Friend 20 Brilliant Family XP

1st Quest Rewards

  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Spell Book
  • 1 Wizengamot Robes Portrait Lens
  • 4 Lovage Ingredients*
  • 2 Vervain Infusion Ingredients*

*more on the Potions and Ingredients at the bottom of the article

Stronger United Quest 2/4

Again, similar to last week we see a synergy between the rewards of one step and the requirements of another. After getting the Invigoration Draught Ingredients you will need to brew Invigoration Draught Potions!

Brew 2 Invigoration Draught Potions 20 Brilliant Family XP
Use 2 Invigoration Draught Potions 15 Brilliant Family XP
Defeat 5 Fortress Foes 3 Restricted Section Books

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 1 Spell Book
  • 1 Dark Detector
  • Ministry Bay Windows/Columns Portrait Frame
  • 1 Re’em Blood Ingredient
  • 2 Abraxan Hair Ingredients
  • Brilliant Percy Weasley Registry Sticker

Stronger United Quest 3/4

Is this déjà vu or are we in the Matrix? More Potion Ingredients? Then that must mean… Yep! You guessed it. We’ll be brewing some Strong Exstimulos for Step 3 of this Brilliant Event. After brewing, go use them! It’s not a requirement to use the Strong Exstimulo Potions, but they will definitely help in this part of the quest.

If you’re having trouble finding High-Threat Foundables, look for Oddities around Dusk. Erklings, Vampires, and Werewolves are all High-Threat Foundables.

Use 1 Dark Detector 500 Wizarding XP
Brew 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions 500 Wizarding XP
Return 5 High-Threat (or Higher) Foundables 5 Brilliant Family XP

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Spell Book
  • Feet Standing On Toilet (Employee Entrance to the Ministry of Magic) Animated Portrait Sticker

Stronger United Quest 4/4

Get ready to furiously fight Foes in Fortresses! Before I fly off the hinges with more alliteration, check out the last step in the quest.

Brew 4 Healing Potions 25 Ministry of Magic Family XP
Use 4 Healing Potions 750 Wizarding XP
Play 3 Wizarding Challenges 15 Brilliant Family XP

4th Quest Rewards

  • Flurry of Ministry Memos Portrait Sticker
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Spell Book
  • Brilliant Constance Pickering Registry Sticker

Stronger United BONUS Assignment!

If you complete the Brilliant Event quests early, then you unlock the Bonus Assignment. These Brilliant Event tasks are fairly easy–many tasks you can do simultaneously. Getting to the Bonus Assignment is not the challenge, but completing the Bonus Assignment will be a challenge!

Defeat 30 Wizarding Foes 3 Spell Books
Return 30 High-Threat Foundables 2000 Wizarding XP
Play 15 Wizarding Challenges Reward 62442 Portrait Sticker (Visitor Code to Ministry of Magic)

Bonus Rewards

  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • Stronger United Ministry ID 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 Arthur Weasley Wild Encounter 10
Brilliant Percy Weasley Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Constance Pickering Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Daily Prophet Brilliant Event 3km Portkeys 5
Brilliant Flurry of Ministry Memos Wizarding Challenges (need a Brilliant Runestone) 3
Brilliant Hermione Granger Wizarding Challenges (need a Brilliant Runestone) 3

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!

  • In regards to Potions, I like to rent (I know, I know) the Cauldron a day or two in advance and brew the Potions in the order I will need to pick them up. That way, when I get to the appropriate step I have everything I need! For this event in particular, I’ll brew 2 Invigoration Draughts then 2 Strong Exstimulos, and I’ll let them stew until I need them! #prostrats
  • If you’re having trouble finding Brilliant Traces, avoid Landmark flagged areas. They are less likely to spawn in those areas.
  • To collect Brilliant Hermione Granger Fragments, you need to do Wizarding Challenges (Fortress battles) with a Brilliant Runestone. Try Tower I and Tower II Chambers to collect these Fragments.
  • 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.
  • During the Bonus Assignment, you can take advantage of lower level Fortresses by speeding through easy encounters with Foes in Ruins I and II OR go big and see how much XP you can get from higher level Chambers in tandem with a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir!

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

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Steve Dargitz
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Steve Dargitz

Regarding your first bullet point, there may have been an update to the game requiring you to both place ingredients into a cauldron and collect the resulting potion within the time frame of the day/event. For example, I collected four potions this morning but did not receive daily credit for collecting a potion. Also, during the Community Day I stacked health potions in advance and they took the normal amount of time during the event with no 50% time reduction.

Steve Dargitz
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Steve Dargitz

Nope. Still works.

Ninette Diaz
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Ninette Diaz

looking for a friend in IL?

4506 0289 8304

Sam Hoy
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Sam Hoy

If anyone needs a new friend for the challenge… 2943 4879 2998

Brandon Hall
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Brandon Hall

Friend code for anyone needing it for the challenge…
7333 1815 3302

David Granata
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David Granata

I need a friend
5656 0823 2867

Manuela Sekiguchi
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Manuela Sekiguchi

Friend code for anyone needing it for the challenge 3315 3446 1943.
Thanks to you all, I could complete the 1st quest and I could add friends😊

inen bld
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inen bld

Just in case anyone needs a friend for a Quest
0733 2808 6665

Debbie Hunter
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Debbie Hunter

I need a friend also in NJ.
4669 6363 2297

brandihickerson
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brandihickerson

9302 0918 7442
South of Pittsburgh, PA

Donna Coronado-Señir
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Donna Coronado-Señir

1984 0825 9404 new friend

fattymobookybutt
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fattymobookybutt

Looking for a friend or two 1936 2271 1579

ForeverRashayne
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ForeverRashayne

Need a friend for the challenge. South FL
2475 7252 4544

deGlorf
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deGlorf

The 3rd bonus reward looks like the one for the 15-challenges task (~ a piece of purple cloth). Strange.

deGlorf
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deGlorf

Confirmed: you get the same thing twice, i.e. the cosmetic 62442 piece drops as a single bonus task reward and then as a reward for the entire bonus set. I’d rather get at least a single book for the latter :-/

Rene Godin
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Rene Godin

Hard to find people playing where i’m from (Moncton, N.B, Canada).
Thanks to all who put there friend code available, will be using them 🙂

Mine is 2217 0133 4244 if anyone need

Tiffany CR Freedman
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Tiffany CR Freedman

Looking for friends in Chicago!
2559 4841 6805

Shannon Harrington
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Shannon Harrington

I went to 5 different fortresses today and still haven’t gotten a Brilliant Hermione fragment. On the plus side, I’m almost finished with the bonus challenges.

deGlorf
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deGlorf

I have found Hermione at the top of the Ruins(?)* level. * Gosh, I suddenly realised that I have the names of these levels mixed up, and no Fortress around to pop in and double-check. I mean levels for which profession levels 9-10 are suggested, so (maybe) Ruins IV and V. I initially tried the next set of levels, which is my current standard, but after many many runs of Forest(?) I (i.e. the 2nd level, for which profession level 10 is recommended), I hadn’t seen Hermione even once. Downgrading helped. Kinda weird, because I expected higher levels to offer… Read more »