Brilliant Event Guide: One Year Later Week 2

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The summer excitement continues with another Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The dialogue from the first week of One Year Later intrigued me SO MUCH. I’m dying to find out what the story reveals in the second week.

Week 2 of One Year Later will be June 16-23, 2020.

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Like all recent Brilliant Events, this will be completely playable at home.

As always, I’ve also covered all the Wizards Unite event details in a video! Or you can keep reading to find out what to expect this week.

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name One Year Later Brilliant Event (Week 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts on June 16th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on June 23rd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Features

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • The following Foundables will appear more often, although take note that Tank of Brains and Newt Scamander will be very, very rare:
    • Daily Prophet Stand (Low)
    • Bogrod (Low)
    • Flock of Interdepartmental Memos (Medium)
    • Mad-Eye Moody (High)
    • Tank of Brains (Severe)
    • Ministry Employee Newt Scamander (Emergency)
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • Ingredients for 1 Tonic for Trace Detection (6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel’s Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn)
    • 6 Snowdrop
    • 50 Spell Energy
All Possible Rewards

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 6 total Spell 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

As always, these tasks came directly from the HPWU team. However, they’re still in transition after Fazes left for bigger and better things, so please give your favorite content creators grace if the details change at the last-minute.

As mentioned in the chart above, Spell Energy will be among the rewards for completing tasks! This should help players who aren’t seeing much Spell Energy on the Map.

One Year Later Quest 1/4

A very easy start to the Brilliant Event!

Pick up 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus from the Map 2 Lovage
Earn 1 Brilliant One Year Later Runestone 2 Sneezewort
Return 7 Brilliant Minister of Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt Foundables 1 Strong Invigoration Draught

1st Quest Rewards

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

One Year Later Quest 2/4

These are new quest steps! Certainly, you have to do Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones regardless, but it’s nice to see these game tasks included in the quest steps. Plus these tasks all work together.

Use 2 Brilliant One Year Later Runestones 1 Wormwood
Collect 1 Junior Undersecretary Constance Pickering Fragments by using Brilliant One Year Later Runestones 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion
Defeat 20 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Silver Key

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 750 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Brilliant Pile of Runestones Registry Image
  • 10 Spell Energy

One Year Later Quest 3/4

Pretty straightforward tasks. You can brew your Healing Potions in advance if you want.

Pick up 3 Ingredients from the Map 4 Ginger Root
Brew 3 Healing Potions 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
Return 10 Brilliant Senior Minister Hermione Granger Foundables 1 Silver Key

3rd Quest Rewards

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

One Year Later Quest 4/4

UPDATE: I was mistaken in how Family XP works in Wizarding Challenges. To earn Family XP in a Wizarding Challenge, you must 1) use the correct Runestone and 2) earn a Family Foundable Fragment (like the Fountain of Magical Brethren). Even then, you only earn 10 Family XP, regardless of the Runestone used or the Chamber completed.

I still recommend doing 3 Wizarding Challenges with Ministry of Magic Runestones in Dark Chambers as a way to use up Potions. However, that will only yield 30 Ministry of Magic Family XP, assuming you earn a Family Foundable Fragment each time. (This is highly likely in the Dark Chambers).

The other quick(ish) way to earn Family XP is by placing Foundables in the Registry.

Once again, you can knock out these quest steps simultaneously. Just do a few Wizarding Challenges in the Dark Chambers using Ministry of Magic Runestones. You’ll have 3 Healing Potions and 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion after finishing the 3rd quest. Use just 1 other Potion, and you’re golden!

Earn 600 Ministry of Magic Family XP 1 Spell Book
Use 5 Potions in Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
Use 3 Ministry of Magic Runestones 1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 1 Registry Research Registry Image
  • 30 Spell Energy

One Year Later Week 2 BONUS Assignment!

The Bonus Assignment is the chance to earn more Spell Books! You earn a total of 3 Spell Books for completing the regular tasks, but you can earn 3 more Spell Books by finishing the Bonus Assignment.

If you are unable to walk Portkeys right now, you can still get the Brilliant Registry Images by completing the Bonus Assignment.

If you’re nervous about doing a Wizarding Challenge in your highest unlocked Chamber, check out our Fortresses tag for the best tips and tricks.

Earn 10000 Wizarding XP from Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
Return 30 Brilliant Harry, Ron, or Hermione Foundables 1 Spell Book
Return 15 Brilliant Minister of Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt Foundables 1 Spell Book
Defeat Highest Unlocked Chamber 10 Spell Energy Capacity
Defeat 7 Formidable Foes 10 Potions Capacity

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 1 Silver Key
  • 1 Achievement Badge
  • 5 Calamity Incident Map 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. As mentioned above, there is NOT a Portkey-exclusive Brilliant Foundable for this event.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Senior Minister Hermione Granger Wild Encounter 15
Brilliant Minister for Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt Wild Encounter 15
Pile of Runestones Event Tasks 1
Registry Research Board Event Tasks 1
Calamity Incident Map Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus OR Bonus Assignment Rewards 5
Brilliant Junior Undersecretary Constance Pickering Wizarding Challenges with a Brilliant 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. That means if you have any leftover Brilliant Portkeys from the previous week, they will only give the Part 1 Rewards. 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, you will also get these rewards by completing the entire Bonus Assignment, so if you always manage to do that, you might want to skip the Portkeys this time.
  • To find the Brilliant Junior Undersecretary Constance Pickering, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. Try the Tower Chambers to collect the Brilliant Foundables while also completing the event tasks.
  • 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 either hold on to your resources in case they’re needed for the next lesson plan, or you can start working on a second profession. That is a personal decision, and I don’t have any advanced knowledge on what the next lesson plan will look like.

Brilliant Event Bundles

There are 4 bundles total that will be available during this event. Be sure to open the Free Bundle as soon as the event starts! Or you can wait until the end for one last burst of Spell Energy if Spell Energy is normally abundant for you.

The Bonus Bundle will not be available until the Bonus Assignment is unlocked, so keep that in mind. Orange Wizard provided the infographic below explaining all of the bundles.

Orange Wizard has started calculating bundle costs based on what you would pay in Diagon Alley for the bundle. However, I calculate the value of different items differently, so let’s break down the value of these bundles.

Let’s start with the SOS Bundle.

A single Baruffio’s Brain Elixir costs 100 Gold in Diagon Alley. However, if you just need to buy the rare Ingredients, it’s a better deal to spend 20 Gold for 1 Dragon Claw and 12 Gold for 2 Toadstools, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 62 Gold. So let’s put the value of Brain Elixirs at 94 Gold.

Thus 3 Brain Elixirs are worth 282 Gold.

150 Spell Energy costs 300 Gold. 6 Snowdrop cost 18 Gold.

If you want discounted Spell Energy, the overall value of the SOS Bundle is 600 Gold. That’s a savings of 170 Gold. However, if you don’t need Spell Energy, this bundle is not a good value.

Next up is the Brilliant Bundle.

For these Potions, I’m using values calculated by Andolov and other Wizards Unite Community team members. Since none of these Potions have rare Ingredients, the cost of Ingredients is not factored into their value. The value is the cost of immediately collecting a Potion after using Master Notes in a Gold (rental) Cauldron.

A Strong Invigoration Draught is worth 28 Gold. Thus 5 Strong Invigoration Draughts are worth 140 Gold.

A Wit-Sharpening Potion is worth 19 Gold. Thus 5 Wit-Sharpening Potions are worth 95 Gold.

A Healing Potion is worth 10 Gold. Thus 5 Healing Potions are worth 50 Gold.

6 Snowdrop are again worth 18 Gold while 150 Spell Energy costs 300 Gold.

That makes the overall value of the Brilliant Bundle only 603 Gold, which is less than the cost of it. That said, if you live somewhere without Ingredients on the Map, then the value of Potions to YOU might be what Orange Wizard calculated. In that case, this bundle does offer good savings.

Finally, the Bonus Bundle.

15 Strong Invigoration Draughts are worth 420 Gold. 15 Wit-Sharpening Potions are worth 285 Gold. 15 Healing Potions are worth 150 Gold.

12 Snowdrop are worth 36 Gold. 200 Spell Energy costs 400 Gold.

Thus the overall value of the Bonus Bundle is 1291 Gold, well short of the cost. However, the same caveat applies. If it’s hard for you to collect Ingredients, then this bundle might be worth the cost to you.

Are you excited for this Brilliant Event? What do you think of the tasks, rewards, bundles, and more?

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.

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Tom Whitmore
Tom Whitmore
20 days ago

Getting the Ministry of Magic points in part 4 is actually the difficult one: one gets no MoM points for the Fortress visits, just Experience and Challenge points. It’s gonna take a lot of MoM Foundables to build up 600 points!

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
20 days ago
Reply to  Tom Whitmore

I agree! I’m not very close to filling in any of my MoM fragments, so it’s going to be a grind.

Richard Poser
Richard Poser
19 days ago
Reply to  Tom Whitmore

I was just coming in to point that out – after several hours I still only have 150 or so MoM points

Lex Nakashima
Lex Nakashima
19 days ago
Reply to  Tom Whitmore

Placing things in the MoM registry is a HUGE source of points. Make sure you do the prestige stuff, etc. I got 50 MoM points for placing a newstand just now!

Eleanor Fudge
Eleanor Fudge
19 days ago
Reply to  Tom Whitmore

Too right! I was so mad when I found out you can’t get the XP from Fortresses. I was just at 525 and finally checked how much MoM XP I’d gotten from returning a Foundable and IT WAS THREE! Are they serious?! I dunno, this doesn’t seem like it was really thought out for this one thing to be ridiculously difficult to grind out.

Richard Poser
Richard Poser
18 days ago
Reply to  Eleanor Fudge

I found that it is possible to get 10 MoM family XP from playing a Runestone in a fortress, but you have to get an MoM item when you win the chamber – I found a bit better than a 50/50 chance using a Lvl 2 or Lvl 3 MoM runestone in even Ruins Chamber 1 – which while being low is pretty quick to a victory. I got my last 80 points using this method.

scotland Hawthorne
scotland Hawthorne
19 days ago

Next time, they should mention that we should wait to place the fragments in that family until we get to that step. That is where I’ve gotten the big leaps forward.
So, glad that my M first page had been gold already.

Terry Matthews
Terry Matthews
17 days ago

I’ve been doing trace potions for an hour and a half and I have 100XP … out of 600? I’ve also spent who knows how many hundreds of spell energy… I’m not seeing how this is possible to complete? at 3, 5.. per there’s just no way unless I spend tons of money buying energy and making potions and play for like 7.5 more hours straight.

Jeanette Rouse
Jeanette Rouse
15 days ago

I have completed 1 wizarding challenges in your highest chamber twice and have not gotten credit. Am I doing something wrong?