Constance’s Lament Brilliant Event Part 1

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Brilliant Event artwork depicting Gryffindor dormitory with Quidditch Fan Neville Longbottom and Lovestruck Ron Weasley

The plot thickens in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! Just how guilty is Constance? Find out in the next Wizards Unite Brilliant Event: Constance’s Lament.

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

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Keep in mind that this Brilliant Event will only be 4 days! Unfortunately, the tasks have not been adapted. They are the same level of difficulty as tasks for normal, week-long Brilliant Events.

Constance’s Lament Brilliant Event Part 1 Guide

This Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home.

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.

The Portkey location will be one of my personal favorites, the Astronomy Tower!

If you don’t want to walk off Portkeys, you can also complete the Bonus Assignment.

Find Brilliant Event preparation tips at the end of the article. These are particularly helpful for newer players.

Keep reading to learn all the details of Constance’s Brilliant Event Part 1. You can also watch my video.

Event Name Constance’s Lament Brilliant Event (Part 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on November 15th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Ends on November 19th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Features

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Half-Blood Prince Foundables that will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection:
    • -Young Luna Lovegood
    • -Quidditch Keeper Ron Weasley
    • -Quidditch Captain Harry Potter
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • -Ingredients for 2 Tonics for Trace Detection (12 Baneberry, 8 Bulbadox Juice, 8 Angel’s Trumpet, 4 Erumpent Horn)
    • -2 Dark Detectors
    • -25 Spell Energy
All Possible Rewards

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 8 total Spell Books.
  • Earn up to 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books.
  • Earn up to 280 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, which have NOT been adapted to finish in 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.

After doing Master Notes for the first quest, do not collect any Potions. You need to brew 5 Potions for the third quest.

Do not visit the Brilliant Registry until you reach the third quest. You need to collect Brilliant Runestones here.

Also, 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, quickly 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 you have collected the rewards from your fourth quest before you place any Images.

Constance’s Lament Quest 1/4

Collecting Ingredients, Portmanteaus, or Spell Energy 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.

Update: The task is Recover Fragments. You can use a Trace Charm to earn additional Fragments.

Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 30 Gold
Use Master Notes 2 Times 20 Gold
Recover 12 Brilliant Quidditch Fan Neville Longbottom Fragments 3 Healing Potions

1st Quest Rewards

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

Constance’s Lament Quest 2/4

These tasks go together quite nicely. Tonic for Trace Detection should help you find both Luna Lovegood and Brilliant Quaffle Traces.

Update: For the Brilliant Quaffle, you need to recover Fragments. You can use a Trace Charm to earn more of these.

Return 12 Luna Lovegood Foundables 40 Gold
Use Tonic for Trace Detection 2 Times 3 Exstimulo Potions
Recover 12 Brilliant Quaffle Fragments 40 Gold

2nd Quest Rewards

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

Constance’s Lament Quest 3/4

As already stated, you can brew your 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. Otherwise, just brew a Healing Potion or regular Exstimulo Potion.

Visit the Brilliant Registry to collect Brilliant Runestones. As long as you avoided it before this quest, you should have enough Brilliant Family XP to collect 5 Runestones.

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

Brew 5 Potions 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions
Collect 5 Brilliant Constance’s Lament Runestones 50 Gold
Earn 5000 Wizarding XP from Challenges 5 Silver Keys

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Constance’s Lament Quest 4/4

Quidditch Keeper Ron Weasley is boosted. Find him with a Tonic for Trace Detection. He is a Severe-threat Foundable, so if you are a lower-level player, you might want to use a Dawdle Draught with an Exstimulo Potion.

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 Love-Struck Ron Weasley Fragments.

Return 10 Quidditch Keeper Ron Weasley Foundables 2 Spell Books
Defeat 20 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 2 Spell Books
Collect 3 Brilliant Love-Struck Ron Weasley Fragments by Using Brilliant Constance’s Lament Runestones 2 Spell Books

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 1 Brilliant Love Potion Infused Chocolate Cauldrons Registry Image

Burning Day BONUS Assignment!

Do Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones to earn Brilliant Love-Struck Ron Weasley Fragments. You can place this multiple times.

To earn 10,000 Wizarding XP quickly, once again, drink a Brain Elixir. Wait until you’re on the Bonus Assignment to open some Gifts, prioritizing any Extravagant Gifts and others with high Wizarding XP. This task is a smaller amount of XP than usual, and Brain Elixirs are giving triple XP, so this task is easy.

Finite is the spell to assist Foundables that have been transfigured. This is used for Brilliant Quaffle and Brilliant Quidditch Fan Neville Longbottom, which are boosted, but also Arthur Weasley, 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.

Finally, use Tonic for Trace Detection to find the 20 Magical Games and Sports Foundables, including Quidditch Captain Harry Potter. Only 2 of these are boosted, but any will count.

Place 5 Images on Constance’s Lament Page 2 Wit-Sharpening Potions
Return 20 Magical Games and Sports Foundables 2 Silver Keys
Earn 10,000 Wizarding XP from Any Source 2 Spell Books
Cast 20 Fair Finite Spells 20 Gold
Return 8 Quidditch Captain Harry Potter 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 Vial of Felix Felicis Registry Images

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like all Brilliant Events, you will only be able to encounter some of these Brilliant Foundables on the Map. 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 QuaffleBrilliant Quaffle Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Quidditch Fan Neville LongbottomBrilliant Quidditch Fan Neville Longbottom Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Broken Love-Struck Ron WeasleyBrilliant Broken Love-Struck Ron Weasley Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant Vial of Felix FelicisBrilliant Vial of Felix Felicis Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Love Potion Infused Chocolate CauldronsBrilliant Love Potion Infused Chocolate Cauldrons Brilliant Event Quest Reward 1

As mentioned at the beginning, 3 other Foundables will be boosted as well. You can see them in the infographic below.

Infographic with Luna Lovegood, Quidditch Keeper Ron Weasley, and Quidditch Captain Harry Potter

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

At this point, I don’t know how many players are willing to start a game that is ending in less than 3 months. However, for relatively new players, and returning players, I still want to keep this basic advice available.

  • 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 Vial of Felix Felicis, you must do Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Constance’s Lament 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 long-time players have already earned all the necessary Restricted Section Books, with many players working on their third profession already. Restricted Section Books can also be used in SOS Training and Advanced Adversarial Combat.

Final Thoughts

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Dassah Maketa
Dassah Maketa(@dassahmaketa)
20 days ago

I’m quite confused by this event because I didn’t get a chance to complete the second part of the burning brilliant event. Also, 4 days is quite unreasonable when about 8-9 of those waking hours are spent actually working one’s job. I was highly disappointed about not being able to complete the burning event part 2. Or even the batty crouch jr. Adversary event due to the time change.

Dave Brent
Dave Brent(@davebrent)
20 days ago

Prepare for Part 2 during Part 1. Pick up 5 Brilliant Portmanteaus immediately and start walking them with the gold key. Only unlock them, don’t use them yet. Do not use them until after you complete the bonus tasks and get the 5 stickers from the reward to place the item. Also, after the Bonus tasks, complete the 20 Brilliant foundables (Neville and Quaffle) Don’t place them again, leave them on 20/20. Now you have 3 items ready to place for part 2. Go to the Knight Bus and get 3 more fragments of Love-Struck Ron using the Runes. Again,… Read more »

Dassah Maketa
Dassah Maketa(@dassahmaketa)
20 days ago
Reply to  Dave Brent

I’m not confused on how to complete the tasks. I’m confused by the storyline.

Valoria
Valoria(@claudiavaccaro)
16 days ago
Reply to  Dassah Maketa

I clicked through them pretty quickly, but I believe that Hermione manipulated the calamity to distribute fragments of a note that she created that appeared to be from Grim with a proposed meeting place. Constance changed the location when she reported it to Hermione and Harry. Harry (unaware) went to that meeting point where he was ambushed by the Unforgivable. Hermione went to the original meeting place and found Constance (as expected) who had used polyjuice potion to look like Hermione. She had gone there to catch Grim. Hermione was able to detain Constance.

Luke Olinger
Luke Olinger(@lukeolinger)
17 days ago
Reply to  Dave Brent

Placing Part 1 images hasn’t ever counted for placing images in Part 2 of the task for me. However if unlock all of the Part 1 Portmanteaus and wait to do it until Part 2 you will get a lot of event family points for collecting the runestones portion of Part 2.

Alessandra Hayes
Alessandra Hayes(@alessandrahayes)
17 days ago
Reply to  Luke Olinger

They counted for me in the last event or two

Robert Snyder
Robert Snyder(@robertsnyder)
16 days ago
Reply to  Luke Olinger

Same experience as Alessandra, in the last 4 or so events I noticed that I could place part 1 images in part 2. Given all the bugs in this game this maybe yet another one, but one in our favor. I have also noticed that sometimes when a task says foundables, it is really fragments, so using a charm speeds up the task when it should not. I am using charms in this event to halve the number of foundables needed for some tasks.

Valoria
Valoria(@claudiavaccaro)
16 days ago

The task to earn 5000 Wizarding XP from Challenges is reduced from 7000 XP in previous brilliant events, with a reward of 5 silver keys. Yay! The rewards have definitely improved! This is much more feasible with boosted BBE.

Valoria
Valoria(@claudiavaccaro)
15 days ago

Is there a forum where users discuss the storyline?

Colin Forbes
Colin Forbes(@colinforbes)
15 days ago

Another 4 day event. Are they actively trying to chase us off the game earlier than the scheduled closedown?

I was also confused about what had happened to Constance, so thank you to the earlier commenters for explaining!

Jillian Ratliff
Jillian Ratliff(@jillianratliff)
14 days ago

This isn’t really related to this event but I thought the 1920s portkeys were supposed to be appearing on the map now? I haven’t seen a single one.