Constance’s Lament Brilliant Event Part 2

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Brilliant Event Constance's Lament Part 2 artwork featuring Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape

Players have another 4-day Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Constance pleads her case before Harry and Hermione. Meanwhile, the surge themed around Ron’s sixth year at Hogwarts restores even more of his adult memories.

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Return Brilliant Foundables to the Brilliant Room of Requirement in Part 2 of the Constance’s Lament Brilliant Event on 29 November 11 a.m. PT – 3 December at 11 a.m. PT.

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

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.

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.

Event Name Constance’s Lament Brilliant Event (Part 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts on November 29th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Ends on December 3rd, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Features

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • The following Foundables will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection:
    • -Severus Snape
    • -Young Tom Riddle
  • 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 10 total Spell Books.
  • Earn up to 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books.
  • Earn up to 160 Gold!
  • Spell Energy rewards.
  • Various other rewards including Ingredients, Potions, Silver Keys, and more from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

Brilliant Event Tasks

Tasks are nearly identical to what we normally see, and they are not adjusted for a short event. However, based on recent Brilliant Events, you should (maybe) get credit for collecting Fragments instead of returning Foundables.

The first quest asks you to brew Potions, which you can do in advance. Collect them when the event begins.

Do NOT visit the Brilliant Registry until you reach the second quest, which requires you to collect Runestones. If you saved any Brilliant Portkeys from the previous event, open them now to earn extra Brilliant Family XP.

The third and fourth quests are both going to be grinds in order to return enough of the needed Foundables. The Trace Charm might help if we get credit for collecting Fragments.

As usual, in the fourth quest you need to place Images in the Brilliant Registry. To do this quickly, wait until that quest begins before you place any Images.

The Bonus Assignment is pretty standard, so good luck.

Constance’s Lament Quest 1/4

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

You can pre-brew your Potions, so they are ready to collect as soon as the event begins.

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

Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 20 Gold
Brew 3 Potions 20 Gold
Return 12 Brilliant Vanishing Cabinet Foundables 2 Exstimulo Potions

1st Quest Rewards

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

Constance’s Lament Quest 2/4

The Master Notes task will slow down your progress, though you can rent a second cauldron to complete that task a little sooner. Brew regular Exstimulo or Healing Potions because they have the shortest brewing time.

Both of the Brilliant Foundables use Arresto Momentum. The following Foundables also use this spell:

  • Bludger
  • Crystal Ball
  • Decoy Detonators
  • Dirigible Plum
  • Dumbledore’s Memory Cabinet
  • Flock of Interdepartmental Memos
  • Foe-Glass
  • Hand of Glory
  • Pensieve
  • Portrait of Albus Dumbledore
  • Vanishing Cabinet
  • Angelina Johnson
  • Slytherin Seeker Draco Malfoy
  • Proprietor Fred Weasley

Visit the Brilliant Registry to collect Brilliant Runestones.

Cast 15 Fair (or better) Arresto Momentum Spells 2 Dawdle Draughts
Use Master Notes 5 Times 30 Gold
Collect 6 Brilliant Constance’s Lament Runestones 5 Bitterroot

2nd Quest Rewards

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

Constance’s Lament Quest 3/4

Another Tonic for Trace Detection will help you find enough Brilliant Vanishing Cabinet, Foundables guarded by Finite, and Severus Snape Foundables.

Remember that Brilliant Quaffle and Brilliant Quidditch Fan Neville Longbottom will also be on the Map. They both use Finite.

Return 10 Brilliant Dumbledore’s Portrait Foundables 3 Silver Keys
Cast 5 Fair (or better) Finite Spells 40 Gold
Return 15 Severus Snape Foundables 3 Strong Exstimulo Potions

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Constance’s Lament Quest 4/4

Take a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir before heading to the Knight Bus to ensure you get the most Wizarding XP possible from each Fortress battle.

Use Brilliant Runestones while doing those Wizarding Challenges to earn the Brilliant Conspiring Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape Image. Remember that you can place it multiple times if needed.

If you choose to drink a Tonic for Trace Detection to reveal extra Brilliant Foundables, I would suggest doing so after finishing the Challenges – that way it may still be active when you move on to the Bonus Assignments, getting you more bang for your brew!

Place 5 Brilliant Constance’s Lament Registry Images 2 Spell Books
Earn 2500 Wizarding XP from Challenges 2 Spell Books
Collect 15 Mysterious Note Pieces by Returning Brilliant Constance’s Lament Foundables 2 Spell Books

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 1 Brilliant Regulus Black’s Locket Registry Image

Constance’s Lament BONUS Assignment!

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.

To defeat 15 Formidable Foes, hop on the Knight Bus. You usually get 3-4 Foes per Challenge in Ruins IV to Tower III and some of those are bound to be Formidable (aka., those with 2 stars).

Finally, use another Tonic for Trace Detection to find the 15 Brilliant Constance’s Lament Foundables, plus Tom Riddle.

Return 15 Brilliant Constance’s Lament Foundables 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions
Earn 12,500 Wizarding XP from Any Source 2 Silver Keys
Defeat 15 Formidable Foes in Wizarding Challenges 2 Spell Books
Return 2 Tom Riddle Foundables 2 Spell Books
Return 10 Magical Games and Sports Foundables 3 Wit-Sharpening 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 Poisoned Oak-Matured Mead 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 Vanishing CabinetBrilliant Vanishing Cabinet Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Portrait of Albus DumbledoreBrilliant Portrait of Albus Dumbledore Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Conspiring Draco Malfoy and Severus SnapeBrilliant Conspiring Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant Poisoned Oak-Matured MeadBrilliant Poisoned Oak-Matured Mead Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Regulus Black's LocketBrilliant Regulus Black’s Locket Brilliant Event Quest Reward 1

How to Prepare for the Brilliant Event

If you have Brilliant Constance’s Lament Runestones left from Part 1, use those to earn 3 Brilliant Broken Love-Struck Ron Weasley Fragments. Wait until the fourth quest to place him. This should count towards the task.

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. 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

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 has recently been upgraded in Brilliant Events: 10 Silver Keys and 100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold.

You can buy 10 Silver Keys for 720 Gold. If you only need Silver Keys, the SOS Bundle is still an amazing value. Plus, you get extra Spell Energy!

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

  • 5 Baruffio’s Brain Elixirs
  • 8 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 5 Tonics are worth 275 Gold.

I do not recommend spending Gold on regular Exstimulo Potions or their Ingredients (although Snowdrop has been in short supply lately).

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 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 6 Strong Exstimulo Potions
  • 6 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 10 Silver Keys
  • 150 Spell Energy

10 Tonics are worth 550 Gold.

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, 6 could be worth 216 Gold.

(Also, the reason I look at all Ingredients for Strong Exstimulo Potion is because you should only spend Gold on these if you desperately can’t get the Ingredients. In that case, the cost comparison is for the cost of Ingredients).

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 426 Gold.

10 Silver Keys cost 720 Gold.

Before Spell Energy, this bundle is worth up to 1912 Gold. With Spell Energy, it’s still only worth 2212 Gold. If you really need Potions and Spell Energy, this bundle might be worth it to you.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of this event? Are you concerned about completing the tasks in only 4 days? Join the conversation on Discord or social media!

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𝕜𝟙𝕡𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕦𝕞(@k1platinum)
1 month ago

Return 12 Brilliant Vanishing Cabinet Foundables in the 1st quest, and Return 10 Brilliant Vanishing Cabinet Foundables in the 3rd quest. I think one of them is probably wrong, so I’d like you to check.

Tom Whitmore
Tom Whitmore(@tomwhitmore)
1 month ago

Both 1/4 and 3/4 say they want us to collect Brilliant Vanishing Cabinet foundables. I assume one of them should be Brilliant Dumbledore Portrait foundables, but which one? Just curious, because it really won’t matter in practice; they should both be equally common.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
1 month ago

For Task 3, it’s return 10 Brilliant Dumbledore portraits. 🙂

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

Found this quest easier than others. Had to do it from home because of bad weather. Finished te whe qest and bonus this morning.

Quest step 3 must is 10 Albus Dumbledore fragments.
Brita thanks for your guide again.

Sav Black
Sav Black(@sav-black)
1 month ago

I thought that the SOS Bundle had been upgraded to include x10 Silver Key and x100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold. But the SOS Bundle in my Diagon Alley shows it as including only x5 Silver Key and x100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold. Does anyone else’s have less Silver Keys? Does anyone know why I only get x5 Silver Key in my SOS Bundle for 450 Gold instead of what others seem to have, x10 Silver Key for the same price of 450 Gold? Does anyone else have this same problem?

Johan Jergeus
Johan Jergeus(@johanjergeus)
1 month ago
Reply to  Sav Black

Yep, only 5 keys here as well. No buy.

Fidonet
Fidonet(@fidonet)
1 month ago

Where is Snape for the 3rd task? Not getting many here.

Kiriel Papillon
Kiriel Papillon(@kirielpapillon)
1 month ago

I am really struggling to achieve the tasks because I am just simply not getting any brilliant foundables appearing. Even using a potion I get about 20 normal foundables appear and only 3 brilliant ones. Is anyone else having this problem? I am rapidly running out of time to complete the tasks and with only a handful of brilliant foundables appearing, can’t see how I could hope to complete in the one day left.

Fidonet
Fidonet(@fidonet)
1 month ago

Not a fun event. Finished the bonus. Took a ton of potions and the kicker a ton of time to get Snape. Looked at the bonus and thought it looks doable. Again had to use a ton of potions and time to get the Magical games and sports. This event reminded me of why people get so frustrated and mad at this game. I’m not mad at the potions used because of how much gold and how quickly I can brew them. My annoyance is the hours that are needed to get an item of a task. This is disrespectful… Read more »