Brilliant Event Guide: Lost Love Part I


This Harry Potter: Wizards Unite guide is focused on the upcoming Brilliant Event: Lost Love Part One. There is a new mechanic in regards to the Potion Ingredients we will see and interact with on the game Map AND when you place Registry images on your page, so read on or check out my YouTube channel for more information on how it will work!


Guide to Week 1 of the Lost Love Brilliant Event!

Discover all the tasks and the rewards in the first week of the Love Lost Brilliant Event.

Once again, this Brilliant Event will have a Bonus Assignment during both weeks in the event you are ambitious enough and finish the regular tasks early!

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name Lost Love Brilliant Event (Week 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on February 13th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on February 20th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Event-only 3k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks.
  • Potion Ingredients for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, Strong Exstimulo Potion, and Tonic for Trace Detection will be the only Ingredients that appear on the Map.
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • 1 Silver Key
    • 25 Spell Energy

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 6 Spell Books.
  • Earn Transfiguration Today Front Page Portrait Frame, Luna Lovegood-themed Portrait Frame, completion title “Concoction Connoisseur”.
  • Earn one Silver Key.
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Bonus rewards from the bonus assignment!

New Brilliant Event Mechanic

This Brilliant Event is experimenting with a new feature that rewards players for placing the Registry images by boosting the effectiveness of Potions even further than before. Here’s how to do it:

  • When placing the Minerva McGonagall images, the number of Traces revealed by the Tonic for Trace Detection increases from 10 to 15.
  • When placing the Order of Merlin image, Baruffio’s Brain Elixir increases in effectiveness from 2x XP to 2.5x XP gained.
  • When placing the Photograph of Dougal McGregor image, the amount of spell casts affected by Strong Exstimulo Potions increases from 4 spell casts to 6 spell casts.

Brilliant Event Tasks

As per usual, these tasks all come straight from the development team. They should be accurate unless the HP:WU developers make last-minute changes (again). If anything changes, I will update this article as soon as possible!

This Brilliant Event is 4 steps long, as is tradition. You have to complete each section before progressing to the next one. Once you finish the regular quest steps, you can move onto the Bonus Assignment. It should also be noted that the Bonus Bundle will not unlock in the Diagon Alley store until you reach the Bonus Assignment step of the Brilliant Event.

Brilliant Portkeys from this week of the Lost Love Brilliant Event will feature a BRAND NEW location: Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop.

Prepare to be agile or else fall prey to an arrow from a little baby Cupid while sipping your Earl Grey. Until then, we’ve got tasks to do.

Lost Love Quest 1/4

Like I mentioned before, Strong Exstimulo Potion Ingredients should be spawning frequently in the Brilliant Event. Don’t know what to look for? Don’t fret! Keep your eyes peeled for Bitterroot, Snowdrop, Re’em Blood, and Abraxan Hair.

Collect Strong Exstimulo Ingredients from the Map 2 times 25 Brilliant Family XP
Dine at 3 Inns 25 Brilliant Family XP
Return 5 Brilliant Self-Playing Harps 150 Wizard XP

1st Quest Rewards

  • 150 Wizarding XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • 4 Snowdrop Potion Ingredients
  • 2 Abraxan Hair Potion Ingredients
  • 1 Powdered Dragon Claw Potion Ingredient

Lost Love Quest 2/4

With this Brilliant Event you might notice a certain synergy with the quest steps. Picking up Potion Ingredients? Guess what? Go ahead and start brewing those puppies if your stock is running low because you will need them in the following quest step!

Ingredients for the Tonic for Trace Detection include: Bulbadox Juice, Baneberry, Angel’s Trumpet, and Erumpent Horn.

Use Strong Exstimulo Potion 3 times 200 Wizarding XP
Pick up 2 Tonic for Trace Detection Ingredients 200 Wizarding XP
Return 5 High Threat Foundables 2 Erumpent Horn Ingredients

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 1 Hornbill Brilliant Registry Image
  • 100 Wizarding XP
  • 45 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 6 Baneberry Potion Ingredients

Lost Love Quest 3/4

Spoiler alert! Or reverse spoiler alert? I was right. Collect Potion Ingredients, use said Potion. Boom bada bing! Can you guess what comes in step 4?!

Use Tonic for Trace Detection 2 times 375 Wizarding XP
Collect Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Potion Ingredients from the Map 2 times 375 Wizarding XP
Return 7 Brilliant Minerva McGonagall Foundables 1 Hermit Crab Shell Ingredient

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 50 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Silver Key
  • 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
  • Transfiguration Today Front Page Portrait Frame

Lost Love Quest 4/4

For the final step (and the hardest, although still pretty easy) knock out the following tasks and celebrate finishing the main quest before moving on to the Bonus Assignment!

Use Baruffio’s Brain Elixir 2 times 1 Silver Key
Walk 3 km 55 Brilliant Family XP
Unlock 5 Portkey Portmanteaus 3 Spell Books

4th Quest Rewards

  • 1 Hogwarts Crest Brilliant Registry Image
  • 1000 Wizard XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Coins
  • 1 Hermione Granger-themed Portrait Frame

Lost Love Week 1 BONUS Assignment!

If you complete the regular Brilliant Event quests before the Brilliant Event ends, you also have the chance to complete the Bonus Assignment.

This assignment seems to be rather simple. Pick up the Ingredients you see, brew the Potions as often as possible, and you should be done with the event in no time!

Return 15 High Threat Foundables 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Return 30 Brilliant Foundables 1 Butterscotch Potion Ingredient
Brew 12 Potions Luna Lovegood Portrait Frame
Use 15 Potions 2 Dark Detectors

Bonus Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Spell Books
  • 1 Title: Concoction Connoisseur

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 can be found through Fortress Challenges, special 3k Portkeys, and event tasks.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect

Brilliant Minerva McGonagall

Wild Encounter 15

Brilliant Self-Playing Harp

Wild Encounter 15

Brilliant Hornbill

Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Hogwarts Crest Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Order of Merlin Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus 5

Brilliant Photograph of Dougal McGregor

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 before the time runs out. With careful planning (and a little bit of walking!), 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. This should be alleviated by the additional slots for Portkeys and Adventure Sync, but we’re interested to hear feedback if you experience anything to the contrary!
  • To complete the “Use X Potion 2 Times” step quickly, make sure to brew Baruffio’s Brain Elixir or Tonic for Trace Detection before the event begins if your supplies are running low. This will save you valuable time when it comes to brewing them later since they take 12 hours and 7 hours, respectively.
  • If you’ve having trouble finding Brilliant Traces, avoid flagged areas. They are less likely to spawn in those areas.
  • To collect the Brilliant Photograph of Dougal McGregor, you need to do Wizarding Challenges (Fortress battles) with a Brilliant Runestone. Try Fortress Chambers Ruins I to Tower II to collect these Fragments.
  • If you need to complete the event quickly, or you only have a short time to work on it, try playing at a sponsored Simon Mall. 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! That said, many Aurors and Magizoologists have already earned all the necessary Restricted Section Books, and some Professors are getting close.

Are you excited in another Brilliant Event? Overwhelmed by the constant stream of events this month? Let us know by joining us on our social platforms and hop in on the conversation!

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1 year ago

I’m always disarmed by the sentence about the “Simon Mall”, whatever that is. 🙂

Matthew Flanigan
Matthew Flanigan(@matthewflanigan)
1 year ago
Reply to  deGlorf

Shopping Center in the USA. I live near Chicago, and it’s really the only place to play if you don’t want to be out in the cold (or if you don’t want to drive and play). The mall by me has 2 sponsored fortresses, 1 regular fortress, and like 8 or 9 sponsored inns.

Ramon Carlos
Ramon Carlos(@ramoncarlos)
1 year ago

And wifi

Caitlin Mains
Caitlin Mains(@caitlinmains)
1 year ago

Does this mean the tonic horn will be more available? Since only these will potions will be available?

Johnny Jones
Johnny Jones(@johnnyjones)
1 year ago

It would be nice if I could bind my stock of pages into some type of book. The average book being around 300-350 pages.

Eleanor Fudge
Eleanor Fudge(@eleanorfudge)
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnny Jones

I could be misreading your comment, but if you mean converting Scrolls to Restricted Section/Spell Books, that’s a friggin’ genius idea! I’m a Rank 13 Professor, 91% of the way to Rank 14; it’s taken me quite some time to get there – even though I started playing the day the game released – because I A) don’t get out very often to do Wizarding Challenges and B) when I do, I’m doing them alone. My breau quit playing after that first Community Day was kind of a damp squib and almost nobody else plays HPWU here – it’s not… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Eleanor Fudge

Tell me about it! I’m almost to level 14 as a Magizoologist…I only have 10 lessons until I complete my full lesson tree. HOWEVER, those 10 lessons cost more Spell Books than the entire rest of the tree combined. 132 lessons cost LESS than the 10 I have left to complete! It’s driving me nuts! Having Spell Books as event rewards has helped, but not enough. I’ve completed all the Achievements that have Spell Book rewards except Elites III Achievement. I play a lot, each day, but I don’t have hours to spend at fortresses and no sponsored fortresses near… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Eleanor Fudge

Nobody around me plays, either. I’ve had that one SOS assignment waiting for me for months. I’ll never be able to complete it. I’m glad I chose Magizoologist because they end up being the best solo player profession. Pretty quickly you learn healing charms for fortress battles and end up with nearly double the HP of the other two professions. So while it’s not the most powerful profession to begin with, it allows you to level up pretty quickly anyways. Once you have all the specialty skills unlocked, Magi’s are OP to the point where I was worried they’d nerf… Read more »

Johnny Jones
Johnny Jones(@johnnyjones)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eleanor Fudge

I just posted this and a few other ideas I had. I have a few suggestions for this game: One of my main issues with this game is the lack of communication for local players. Why this was omitted in the beginning is baffling. Am I supposed to walk up and talk to everyone I meet in a cemetery or knock on some stranger’s car window? That’s not very likely. We need something similar to Ingress where we can either see others playing and/or communicate with them safely. Without it this is a lonely game with no community that will… Read more »

Egg Tang
Egg Tang(@eggtang)
1 year ago

The description of Task 3/4 and 4/4 wronly used “Darkest of time” instead of “Lost Love”

Eleanor Fudge
Eleanor Fudge(@eleanorfudge)
1 year ago

I’m confused by the description of the new mechanic (wherein you place an image in the Registry and it affects certain potions) – does it have to be during/immediately following the image being placed and how long does it last? For instance, I placed the Minerva McGonagall image a few hours ago but am only finding out about this now – is it already too late to use the feature to increase the Tonic for Trace Detection potion? Since using the Tonic is part of the 3rd stage Quest requirements, I want to wait until then to use them –… Read more »

Kevin Vicklund
Kevin Vicklund(@kevinvicklund)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eleanor Fudge

It lasts until the end of the event. For Trace potions, they each reveal 50% more traces.

Kevin Vicklund
Kevin Vicklund(@kevinvicklund)
1 year ago

The number of ingredients on the map has plummeted since the event started. 18 hrs since I last saw an ingredient for a brain potion (about 30 minutes before I got to the third set of quests). Usually they’re the most common ingredient I see.

1 year ago

Hooray for going for a 3km walk in the middle of winter! At least it’s only -9 C out today and not -30….

Juliana Botero
Juliana Botero(@julianabotero)
1 year ago

The third quest is pick up 3 barnuffo ingredients

Which have become impossible to find today. I’ve opened 3 portkeys walking and have yet to find a single one