Dolores Umbridge Lethal Adversaries Event

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Wizards Unite artwork depicting Dolores Umbridge and Firenze

Dolores Umbridge is one of the most reviled villains in the wizarding world. Players of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will finally have the chance to duel the infamous professor during the next Adversaries Event!

The Dolores Umbridge Lethal Adversaries Event will be November 12-15, 2021.

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In this Lethal Adversaries guide, discover all of the event features, tasks, rewards, and strategic tips.

Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing Wizards Unite Hub with early information so we can create Wizards Unite guides.

You can watch my video or keep reading!

Event Name Dolores Umbridge Lethal Adversaries Event
Date + Time

  • Starts on November 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Ends on November 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT
Features

  • A special assignment with rewards
  • Premiere of Lethal Adversary Dolores Umbridge
  • The following Foundable will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection:
    • -Brown Centaur
    • -Firenze
  • Master Notes will reduce brewing time by 50% for all Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • Guaranteed Exploration Foundable Fragments from Forest Chamber IV
  • Increased Wizarding XP and Challenge XP from doing Wizarding Challenges, plus Spell Energy rewards
  • Free store pack
Rewards

  • Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • Spell Energy
  • Gold
  • And more!!!

Adversaries Event Tasks and Rewards

The second Lethal Adversaries Event is similar to the debut Lethal Adversaries Event. Players have 2 regular sets of tasks to complete, plus a Bonus Assignment.

Keep in mind that rewards for all Wizards Unite events will be generous between now and the game’s end on January 31, 2022. As we saw with Barty Crouch Jr., players can earn a great deal of Gold just by defeating the Guards!

That said, rewards for tasks during the Dolores Umbridge Lethal Adversaries Event are reduced from the Barty Crouch Jr. Lethal Adversaries Event. So… yay.

If you are seeing plenty of Adversaries on the Map, wait until you’ve completed all other tasks before you use the Edible Dark Mark. Then it will help you with the 2nd quest.

Quest Step Reward
Use 1 Edible Dark Mark 20 Gold
Return 10 Centaur Foundables 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
Use 6 Potions in Adversary Encounters 1 Silver Key
Return 8 Fragments from Dolores Umbridge Chains 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion

Overall rewards: 

  • 3 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 60 Gold
  • 30 Spell Energy

After your Edible Dark Mark expires, use a Tonic for Trace Detection to find Mad-Eye Moody’s Eye Traces.

Quest Step Reward
Return 6 Dolores Umbridge’s Black Quill Fragments 6 Baruffio’s Brain Elixers
Earn 1500 Challenge XP Through Wizarding Challenges and/or Adversary Chains 30 Gold
Deal 20,000 Damage to Adversaries 3 Healing Potions
Return 6 Dolores Umbridge’s Educational Decree Fragments 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions

Overall rewards:

  • 3 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 60 Gold
  • 30 Spell Energy

Adversaries Event BONUS Tasks and Rewards

This Adversaries Event includes a Bonus Assignment! Since we do not know anything about Dolores Umbridge’s health, we don’t know how difficult these tasks will be.

Quest Step Reward
Return 6 Firenze Foundables 2 Spell Books
Return 6 Dolores Umbridge’s Feline Plate Fragments 2 Spell Books
Return 6 Dolores Umbridge’s Wand Fragments 2 Spell Books
Defeat Dolores Umbridge 3 Times 2 Spell Books

Overall rewards:

  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1000 Wizarding XP
  • 40 Gold
  • 30 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for the Lethal Adversaries Event

After completing the first Lethal Adversaries Event, I can offer somewhat better advice before Dolores Umbridge appears!

At this point, if you haven’t completed an entire Profession Lesson Plan, I would ignore Lethal Adversaries entirely. The Dark Mark on the Map is different for Feared Adversaries. Just battle Feared Adversaries. The Guards for Lethal Adversaries are stronger than Narcissa Malfoy, the strongest Feared Adversary.

For everyone else, work on your Advanced Adversarial Combat. I’m sitting at 14/15 nodes. With that (and a lot of Potions), I never lost a battle against Barty Crouch Jr. Even if you’re waiting to earn more Defense Against the Dark Arts Books, you can do Wizarding Challenges to earn additional Spell Books.

Strengthen your Potions through SOS Training. Brew the following Potions:

  • Strong and Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • Healing Potions
  • Tonics for Trace Detection (not as critical)

Max out your Spell Energy. Right now, Spell Energy on the Map is extremely generous, so this should be easy to do.

Use some of those extra Gold rewards to buy Vault Extensions so you can hold more Spell Energy, Potions, and Ingredients.

This SOS Training chart indicates the different nodes and their locations to improve your Potions. Note the inclusion of nodes to improve Tonic for Trace Detection.

Location Node Effect
CE I,5 Engarde! Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,9 Brunch or Linner? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,22 Was Mundungus Here? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,12 Awesome Blossom Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,8 Twisting Spleens Healing Potion Potency Increase
CE I,9 Name in the Paper! Healing Potion Potency Increase
CE II,15 Muggle Medicines Healing Potion Potency Increase
CE I,8 Hand in Hand Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,17 St. Mungos Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,28 Ebb and Neap Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,20 Ice Cream Social Strong Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,12 Volunteer Work Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Light My Fire Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,38 Tempermental Cauldrons Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,42 Wasted on the Old Potent Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE II,22 Whetstone for the Mind Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Recipe Recitation Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase
CE II,40 I’ll Be the Knight Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Wit Beyond Leisure Wit-Sharpening Potion Duration Increase
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 Enjoy the Lethal Adversaries Event

While I still don’t know the exact math for Dolores Umbridge, I did see the strength of Barty Crouch Jr. and his Guards. Thus we know that Dolores Umbridge and her Guards will be even stronger.

If you have not progressed much with Advanced Adversarial Combat, focus on the Feared Adversaries. You can still enter Lethal Adversary Encounters, but consider backing out after the 1st Guard. Otherwise, you will need to use a lot of Potions.

If you don’t need anymore Defense Against the Dark Arts Books, and you’ve already prestiged all of your Feared Adversaries, you can focus just on Lethal Adversaries. The Dark Mark on the Map will look different between a Feared Adversary and a Lethal Adversary. While Dolores Umbridge will be featured, Barty Crouch Jr. should also appear occasionally.

Of course, if you still need specific Feared Adversaries to prestige, you can enter an Adversary Encounter to see who it is. If you still don’t need additional DADA Books, you can back out of any Adversary you’ve already green-starred on a gold frame.

How to Save on Potions

Due to the difficulty of Lethal Adversaries, you will use a lot of Potions. However, you can take a few steps to minimize how many Potions you use.

First, cast your Maxima Attack without Potions. Then stack a Potent Exstimulo Potion with a Wit-Sharpening Potion (5 charges towards the next Maxima). Be alert with Protego. Keep an eye on your health bar (this is easier with the new update since low health is indicated with red around your screen), and drink Healing Potions with abundant caution.

If you have more time than Potions, you can save on Potions by only casting Maxima. You earn 1 charge for each Healing Potion and 1 charge for each Protego. This is a slow way to recharge your Maxima Attack bar, but then you only extend Potions during the Maxima Attack, which does considerable Damage.

How to Charge Maxima Attack

Whenever you face a new Adversary in the chain, you start with a charged Maxima Attack. After that, you recharge it by taking certain actions. Here are all the charges you get with each action.

  • Drink a regular Exstimulo Potion: 1 charge
  • Drink a Strong Exstimulo Potion: 2 charges
  • Drink a Potent Exstimulo Potion: 3 charges
  • Drink a Healing Potion: 1 charge
  • Drink a Wit-Sharpening Potion: 2 charges
  • Attack the Foe: 2 charges
  • Cast Protego: 1 charge

How many charges you need to fill up the Maxima Attack bar depends on the Foe in the Adversary chain. For now, we do not know the number for Dolores Umbridge and her Guards, but we do know the stats for Barty Crouch Jr. and his Guards.

  • 8 for Dangerous Azkaban Escapee
  • 10 for Vicious Death Eater
  • 10 for Peter Pettigrew
  • 12 for Barty Crouch Jr.

Most likely, these will be comparable for Dolores Umbridge and her Guards.

Avoid Getting Kicked out of a Lethal Adversary Encounter

Many players were kicked out of the Barty Crouch Jr. Adversary chain. If this happened to you, there are some steps you can take to avoid it.

If a Foe Dodges your Maxima Attack, it may cause your game to crash. This is how you can avoid this bug.

First, how the bug works.

  • Player casts Maxima.
  • Adversary Dodges.
  • Maxima bar is incorrectly shown as full.
  • If you try to cast Maxima again, the game will crash because the Maxima is not charged (the game is showing incorrect information).

Here’s what to do instead, if you cast Maxima and the Adversary Dodges.

  • Continue the battle using regular attacks.
  • Count your actions to calculate when the Maxima Attack is ready to use again.

While we don’t know the number of charges needed to recharge the Maxima Attack bar for Dolores Umbridge and her Guards, we do know for the Barty Crouch Jr. Adversary chain. Use that as a guideline with Dolores Umbridge.

In addition, when you start battling the next Adversary in the chain, the Maxima Attack resets. It is safe to use at this point.

Adversaries Event Bundles

Like all Wizards Unite events, this Adversaries Event will feature store bundles. The free store pack includes an Edible Dark Mark! Both paid bundles are repeats from past events.

Free store pack includes:

  • 1 Dark Detector
  • 1 Edible Dark Mark
  • 2 Healing Potions
  • 1 Exstimulo Potion
  • 30 Spell Energy

The Arresto Adversary Bundle (800 Gold) includes:

  • 3 Edible Dark Marks
  • 125 Spell Energy

Is this bundle a good deal?

You can buy 5 Edible Dark Marks for 1200 Gold, making the individual value 240 Gold. Thus the value of 3 Edible Dark Marks is 720 Gold. Unless, you need discounted Spell Energy, this bundle is not good value for EDMs.

The Adversary Vanquisher Trunk (2020 Gold) includes:

  • 3 Edible Dark Marks
  • 125 Spell Energy
  • 8 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 8 Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • 8 Strong Exstimulo Potions

3 Edible Dark Marks are worth 720 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 8 Potent Potions are worth 568 Gold.

Normally we don’t recommend spending Gold on Strong Exstimulo Potions because their Ingredients are common. However, with frequent Wizards Unite events, players are going through their Potions quickly.

Looking at just Ingredients, 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.

Thus 8 Strong Potions are worth 288 Gold.

I really don’t recommend spending Gold on Wit-Sharpening Potions because Ingredients will be boosted during the event, AND you can get these Potions through Gifts.

Before Spell Energy, the bundle is really not worth the price asked. I only recommend this bundle for rural players who don’t have access to Ingredients or Spell Energy. And now, with Unicorn Hair available on the Map, and boosted Spell Energy, the bundle really isn’t a good deal.

Final Thoughts

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
22 days ago

I’m SO excited! I’ve been waiting a long time to battle Umbridge.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
20 days ago
Reply to  Melissa Oswald

The animation on Umbridge is really, really excellent! I love the way her face quickly goes from that horrible fake sweet look when she’s just standing there to pure hatred and evil when she casts her spell. Great work!!

Margaret Priver
Margaret Priver(@margaretpriver)
21 days ago

I’m 13 of the 15 on the adversarial nodes and have half the DADA to get to 14.

Deborah Crotty
Deborah Crotty(@deborahcrotty)
20 days ago

It would have been nice to know about the glitch and how to overcome it while I was playing. I ended up not being able to finish the Barty Crouch event because I kept getting thrown out.

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi(@camilleschiraldi)
20 days ago

Crash then another crash. For lethals. Tried your method each time but still crashed. Ugh. Wasted an EDM

Alessandra Hayes
Alessandra Hayes(@alessandrahayes)
20 days ago

Try hard restarting the game? Worked for me and then I made a poor decision and was defeated 🤦‍♀️

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor(@kevintaylor)
20 days ago

I feel it’s bad advice to “cast your Maxima attack without potions.” The Maxima attack is multiplied by the stack of potion, not taking advantage of that stack is counterproductive.

Donna
Donna(@donnaherrera)
20 days ago

I haven’t finished any of the Lethal Adversary lessons and I finished the Barty event without too much problem once I took someone’s advice about how not to get kicked out. I am just starting the second set of tasks in this one. You don’t have to have the Lethal lessons finished. I am sure it helps, but as long as you don’t mind using potions, it definitely isn’t necessary.

Chris van Buijten
Chris van Buijten(@chrisvanbuijten)
20 days ago

Just finished the first two quest steps. Had 2 crashes in the adversarie chain, just when a portkey was finished. I feld that Dolores Umbridge was easier to defeat than Barty Crouch…Try to finish to bonus quest tomorrow.

Martin Maranski
Martin Maranski(@martinmaranski)
20 days ago

I’m really glad that they reduced the quantities of adversary fragments needed, the RNG is generally not very kind to me and 6 is a lot.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
20 days ago

The bonus has been adjusted… 6 Firenze, 2 plates, 2 wands, 1 Umbridge. 🙂
And it looks like the brown centaur counts for Firenze.

Last edited 20 days ago by Melissa Oswald
Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes(@michaelholmes)
20 days ago

Anyone know how the Educational Decree Fragments drop? I’ve defeated all the adversaries several times and have yet to return any of these.

Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes(@michaelholmes)
19 days ago
Reply to  Michael Holmes

Started dropping less than an hour after my comment