Burning Day Brilliant Event Part 1

Burning Day Brilliant Event Part 1 artwork depicting the Weasley twins

Return Brilliant Foundables to the Brilliant O.W.L. Exam Room in Part 1 of the Burning Day Brilliant Event, starting October 18th at 11 a.m. (PT).

Harry prioritises rescuing Penelope while Hermione searches for information that could expose the identity of The Unforgiveable’s leader.


UPDATE! Burning Day Brilliant Event Part 1 has been extended. It will now be October 18-25, a full week like usual.

Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing this information early so Wizards Unite Hub could create this event guide.

Reminder! Due to player feedback, we have moved the Brilliant Event preparation tips to the end of the article. If you’re a new player, be sure to read that section.

Burning Day Brilliant Event Part 1 Guide

Like most Wizards Unite events, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home. Stay safe! Follow local rules and regulations, and be respectful of other people and your surroundings.

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. These Portkeys will take players to Umbridge’s office.

Keep an eye out for the Bonus Assignment that will be available to complete after the main tasks have been accomplished!

Keep reading to learn all the details of Burning Day Brilliant Event Part 1, or watch Brita’s video!

Event Name Burning Day Brilliant Event (Part 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on October 18th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Ends on October 25th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Order of the Phoenix-related Foundables that will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection:
    • -Arthur Weasley
    • -Baby Norwegian Ridgeback
    • -Mad-Eye Moody
    • -Nymphadora Tonks
    • -Professor Snape
    • -Sorting Hat
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • -Ingredients for 1 Tonic for Trace Detection (6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel’s Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn)
    • -1 Dark Detector
    • -25 Spell Energy
All Possible Rewards

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 4 total Spell Books.
  • Earn up to 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books.
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Spell Energy rewards!
  • Various other rewards including Ingredients, Potions, Silver Keys, and more from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

Brilliant Event Tasks

Nothing is too original in the tasks, so returning players already know the best strategies. Your biggest challenge will be completing the typical tasks in only 4 days.

The first quest requires doing Master Notes. You can start brewing a Potion before the Brilliant Event begins, but wait to use Master Notes. Then you can collect it quickly and do Master Notes on the next Potion.

The third quest includes brewing Potions. After completing the Master Notes for the first quest, don’t collect your Potions. Wait until the third quest begins to collect your Potions.

You also collect Brilliant Runestones during the third quest. To do this quickly, do NOT visit the Brilliant Registry until you reach this quest!

Additionally, stop returning Brilliant Foundables if you reach 19 of either while doing the first two quests. Once you reach 20, you’re automatically taken to the Brilliant Registry Page, which you do not want. If you forget, you can force close the app to avoid collecting any Brilliant Runestones.

For the Bonus Assignment, you need to place Images in the Brilliant Registry. To do this quickly, wait until the Bonus Assignment is live before you place any Images. Of course, if you have plentiful access to Brilliant Traces, but the other tasks are slowing you down, you might choose to place the Brilliant Images multiple times.

Burning Day Quest 1/4

Collecting Ingredients, Portmanteaus, Spell Energy, or Seeds is pretty straightforward.

To use Master Notes quickly, brew short Potions. You can also spend Gold on a Rental Cauldron, or to collect 1 Potion immediately. See the tips above about timing the first Potion just right.

Use a Tonic for Trace Detection to find enough Brilliant Traces.

Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 2 Abraxan Hair
Use Master Notes 2 Times 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Return 12 Brilliant George Weasley Foundables 2 Healing Potions

1st Quest Rewards

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

Burning Day Quest 2/4

These tasks go together quite nicely. Tonic for Trace Detection should help you find the the Ministry of Magic and Brilliant Fred Weasley Traces. 3 of the boosted Foundables this week worked for the Ministry of Magic. Any will count for that task.

Return 15 Ministry of Magic Foundables 1 Unicorn Hair
Use Tonic for Trace Detection 2 Times 2 Exstimulo Potions
Return 12 Brilliant Fred Weasley Foundables 6 Snowdrop

2nd Quest Rewards

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

Burning Day Quest 3/4

As already mentioned, you can brew these Potions in advance. When you collect them, you get credit for the task. If you want 5 Potions ready to collect immediately, you’ll need to buy a Rental Cauldron.

Visit the Brilliant Registry to collect Brilliant Runestones.

Drink a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir and take the Knight Bus.

Brew 5 Potions 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Collect 5 Brilliant Burning Day Runestones 4 Armadillo Bile
Earn 7000 Wizarding XP from Challenges 1 Silver Key

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Burning Day Quest 4/4

Finite is the spell to assist Foundables that have been transfigured. This is used for Arthur Weasley and Brilliant George Weasley, who are boosted, but also George Weasley, Quidditch World Cup, Quaffle, Pomona Sprout, Quidditch Fan Neville Longbottom, and the Slytherin Student. If you do the spell slowly or poorly, you may get the chance to cast several for each Foundable you return.

To defeat 20 Foes, hop on the Knight Bus. You usually get 3-4 Foes per Challenge in Ruins IV to Tower III.

Use Brilliant Runestones while doing those Wizarding Challenges to earn the Brilliant Dragon Firework.

Cast 10 Finite Spells 1 Spell Book
Defeat 20 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
Collect 3 Brilliant Dragon Firework Fragments by Using Brilliant Burning Day Runestones 1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 1 Brilliant Broken Educational Decree Registry Image

Burning Day BONUS Assignment!

Do Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones to earn Brilliant Dragon Firework Fragments. You can place this multiple times.

To earn 12,500 Wizarding XP quickly, once again, drink a Brain Elixir. Wait until you’re on the Bonus Assignment to open 20 Gifts, prioritizing any Extravagant Gifts and others with high Wizarding XP. Honestly, I can get the 12,500 Wizarding XP with a Brain Elixir and just a handful of Extravagant Gifts.

If you can’t earn all of the Wizarding XP from Gifts, you can also return Foundables. Use your Trace Charm on every orangish-red and red beam (Severe and Emergency Traces). If you can visit an Inn safely, stack Dark Detectors to attract a greater amount of high-threat Traces.

Finally, use Tonic for Trace Detection to find the 10 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables, plus the Baby Norwegian Ridgebacks and the Sorting Hats. Unfortunately, Severus Snape is the only boosted Legends of Hogwarts Foundable. However, any Legends of Hogwarts Foundable will count, and there are many in the game.

Place 5 Images on Burning Day Page 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
Return 10 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables 1 Silver Key
Earn 12,500 Wizarding XP from Any Source 1 Spell Book
Return 4 Baby Norwegian Ridgeback Foundables 10 Spell Energy
Return 2 Sorting Hat Foundables 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Achievement Badge
  • 20 Spell Energy
  • 5 Brilliant O.W.L. Exam Sheet Registry Images

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 doing Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones and unlocking Brilliant Portkeys.

If you complete the Bonus Assignment, you do NOT need to unlock any Brilliant Portkeys.

Brilliant Where to Find it Fragments to Collect
Brilliant Fred WeasleyBrilliant Fred Weasley Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant George WeasleyBrilliant George Weasley Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Dragon FireworkBrilliant Dragon Firework Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant O.W.L. Exam SheetBrilliant O.W.L. Exam Sheet Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Broken Educational DegreeBrilliant Broken Educational Degree Brilliant Event Quest Reward 1

Other Foundables related to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be boosted as well. You can see these in the infographic below.

Infographic depicting boosted Foundables for Burning Day part 1. These are also listed in the table with event details.

How to Prepare for the Brilliant Event

Most Wizards Unite events, including Brilliant Events, will be easier to complete if you work on your SOS Training. Unlock as many of these nodes as you can!

With a more potent Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, you can earn Wizarding XP more quickly.

With reduced brewing times for Exstimulo Potions and Healing Potions, you can complete Master Notes tasks more quickly. You can also brew Potions more quickly.

With more Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection, you can more quickly find Brilliant Traces, as well as the boosted Foundables. This will help you complete tasks.

Location Node Effect
CE I,8 Brainiac Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,9 Nail Mail Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,15 Caps Off Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,8 Dry and Bitter Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,9 Drop for Drop Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE II,40 Mane Event Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,8 Magical Maladies Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,10 Ditty for Dittany Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,7 A Wing and a Flare Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,19 Temp Work Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,22 Bottoms Up Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,6 Start a Movement Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,10 Sous Vide Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE II,17 Clear Your Mind Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,7 Stir Crazy Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE II,25 Concentrated Concoction Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE III,38 Trained For This Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, or maybe you’re returning after a Wizards Unite hiatus, 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!

  • If you are below level 20 in Wizards Unite, you might want to use Exstimulo Potions on the Brilliant Foundables. Otherwise they will use a lot of Spell Energy to return, because they resist.
  • 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 pick up 5 Brilliant Portkeys during the Brilliant Event, even if you don’t open them all during the event.
  • If you are nervous about finding time to walk the Brilliant Portkeys, or are living under a lockdown, you can also earn the necessary Brilliant Fragments by completing the Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Dragon Firework, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. It’s easiest to do this during Quest 4 since it’s a task. To minimize your usage of Spell Energy, stick with Ruins IV-V Chambers. It might take a few extra Wizarding Challenges to get the 3 Fragments you need, but you’ll be able to do so quickly, without expending too many resources. If you’re low on Runestones, try Tower I-II Chambers to improve your odds of earning the required Fragments.
  • 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 invest your resources in Advanced Adversarial Combat, you can start working on a second/third profession, or you can invest in SOS Training. That is a personal decision, so good luck!

Brilliant Event Bundles

As usual, you have the option to collect 1 free bundle and to buy 3 premium bundles. Don’t forget the open your free bundle before the event ends! The Bonus Bundle will not be available until the Bonus Assignment is unlocked, so keep that in mind.

First up, the SOS Bundle! This bundle keeps appearing in Brilliant Events: 5 Silver Keys and 100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold. Since the bundle is the same, the math is the same too.

You can buy 10 Silver Keys for 720 Gold, making the individual value of each Silver Key 72 Gold. 5 Silver Keys is thus worth 360 Gold. If you only need Silver Keys, the SOS Bundle is not a good value.

100 Spell Energy costs 200 Gold, bringing the bundle value up to 560 Gold, a savings of 110 Gold. This bundle is only valuable if you need discounted Spell Energy.

Next up, the Brilliant Bundle! For 800 Gold, you get:

  • 5 Baruffio’s Brain Elixirs
  • 10 Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 30 Spell Energy

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 5 Brain Elixirs are worth 470 Gold.

A single Tonic for Trace Detection in Diagon Alley costs 60 Gold. However, you can also buy 4 for 220 Gold, so the individual value is 55 Gold.

Thus 4 Tonics are worth 275 Gold.

I do not recommend spending Gold on regular Exstimulo Potions or their Ingredients.

Finally, the Spell Energy is worth 60 Gold.

The total value of the bundle is 805 Gold, a savings of just 5 Gold. You may decide this is a smart purchase for you if you are low on Ingredients for the Potions or they are particularly rare where you live.

Finally, the Bonus Assignment Bundle! For 2100 Gold, you get:

  • 10 Strong Exstimulo Potions
  • 10 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • 10 Silver Keys
  • 150 Spell Energy

Because the Ingredients needed to brew regular or Strong Exstimulo Potions are fairly common, it is typically not a good value to purchase them in Diagon Alley. For those who want to know the math, it’s 3 Gold each per Snowdrop, Bitterroot, and Re’em Blood, plus 12 Gold for Abraxan Hair, so 36 Gold per Strong Exstimulo Potion.

If you really need those Strong Potions, 10 could be worth 360 Gold.

A single Potent Exstimulo Potion in Diagon Alley costs 75 Gold. However, if you have all of the common Ingredients, it’s a better deal to buy 1 Unicorn Hair for 30 Gold, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 41 Gold. So let’s put the value of Potent Exstimulo Potions at 71 Gold.

Thus 10 Potent Potions cost 710 Gold.

I don’t recommend spending Gold on Wit-Sharpening Potions. The Ingredients are common, and you can easily receive these Potions through Gifts.

The value of 10 Silver Keys is 720 Gold.

150 Spell Energy costs 300 Gold.

Even with the full cost of Spell Energy, this bundle is only worth 2,090 Gold.

Final Brilliant Event Notes

Final reminder that this Brilliant Event will only last 4 days, Monday to Friday.

Everyone stay safe! Your life is more important than a game.

Along with completing the Brilliant Event tasks, you may also have the opportunity to prestige Courtroom Ten (or at least to place all the characters on it).

What do you think of the tasks and rewards? Which characters or items from the Order of the Phoenix do you think will be featured in part 2? Do you have suggestions of new tasks you would like to see in future Brilliant Events? Are you interested in the storyline? Let us know!

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1 month ago

Only four days???? I dislike that. I do that normally, however I’m sure some players that can’t do that.

1 month ago
Reply to  Fidonet

There’s no way I can complete this in 4 days. This is becoming a job. Looks like this will be the first brilliant event that I have not completed.

Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark(@philnewmark)
1 month ago
Reply to  Fidonet

Maybe they planned to bring the first Lethal event this weekend….. Read on one of the other threads it was supposed to be last weekend.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
1 month ago
Reply to  Fidonet

They just expanded it back to the regular 7 days.

Deborah Crotty
Deborah Crotty(@deborahcrotty)
1 month ago

Thank You, Britta They just want us to spend money.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
1 month ago

That 7000 XP from challenges kills me. There just aren’t a lot of people on the Knight Bus anymore, at least not that I see

Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark(@philnewmark)
1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa Oswald

I usually pop a exp boost and switch to Professor and just do Ruins 2, you can get more than halfway through the 7000 Exp that way and not waste energy if you have your hex maxed out and your extra time and effect done in the SOS training.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
1 month ago
Reply to  Phil Newmark

Thanks for the tips. I’ve only completed my Magi lessons though. I did manage to find some people on the Knight Bus and with a Brain Elixir, I finished in not too much time.

1 month ago
Reply to  Melissa Oswald

I can whip through it on one brain potion as I have it maxed out, except for the last time upgrade. I get 5xx xp per tower 1 or 7xx xp for tower 3 doing by myself.

Chris van Buijten
Chris van Buijten(@chrisvanbuijten)
1 month ago

Oeps, I think someone at Niantic forgot to switch of the 1920 Portkeys. Had still 4 with no key. But could walk off my remaining 4 1920 portkeys with a golden key.

Gavin McBride
Gavin McBride(@gavinmcbride)
1 month ago

Can not do missions 4/4. The rune stone is not giving the Dragon Firework fragment it is meant to be giving. Worse in the inventory the Runestone for this event has no real name and is showing only as “Vault Item Runestone Event 0029 1 Name”. Something very broken in the event it seems.

1 month ago
Reply to  Gavin McBride

The Runestone name is a weird bug. I don’t know when it will be fixed. To collect Brilliant Dragon Firework Fragments, try Towers I-II. I’ve been running out of Runestones, so I’m doing that instead of my usual Ruins IV-V.

Janet Raynor
Janet Raynor(@janetraynor)
1 month ago

Finite spells used for Brilliant George Weasley

1 month ago
Reply to  Janet Raynor

Thanks! I’ve updated the post!

1 month ago

Am I the only one seeing the “Brilliant Burning Day Runestones” as “[VAULT_ITEM_RUNESTONE_EVENT_0029_1_NAME”? I play on multiple devices and all five of them are displaying the same thing? Or was this in the notes above and I just missed it?
I can provide a screenshot if desired.

1 month ago
Reply to  Gargoyle

This is a weird bug. I don’t know when it will be fixed.

Kyle Atkinson
Kyle Atkinson(@kyleatkinson)
1 month ago
Reply to  Gargoyle

My guess is they somehow missed that text when creating the localization files. So, instead of performing a language specific lookup, it’s just displaying the object name.
I’ve also noticed a lot of odd errors in their Portuguese translations. The translators are clearly working on blocks of text without the correct context.

Tracey Branaugh
Tracey Branaugh(@traceybranaugh)
1 month ago

I wish it was only 10, but the Bonus Assignment is requiring 25 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables. Is this a possible glitch too?

Eric Wilber
Eric Wilber(@ericwilber)
1 month ago

Yeah bonus definitely requires 25 Loh foundables.

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi(@camilleschiraldi)
1 month ago

It is changed to 10…. You can do it!

Tom Whitmore
Tom Whitmore(@tomwhitmore)
1 month ago

They appear to have changed this to the usual 7 days rather than 4 — at least, the Special Assignments page says it ends 5 days from now (on Wednesday).

esther breur
esther breur(@estherbreur)
1 month ago

I used all my runestones, but in 4/4 I get no Dragon Firework fragment.

esther breur
esther breur(@estherbreur)
1 month ago
Reply to  esther breur

Update: when i played with others i got the fragmants! Maybe this is the solution for now