The first April Adversaries Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite might just be the best Adversaries Event yet. This weekend event will feature:
- 3 Ancient Dragon Adversaries
- Dragon Portmanteaus on the Map
- a bonus assignment
- a special Spotlight Event for new players
There’s a little something for everyone!
Note: Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing Wizards Unite Hub with early information so we can create Wizards Unite guides.
Other articles on Adversaries:
- Adversaries are Coming to Wizards Unite!
- 10 Quick Facts About Adversaries in Wizards Unite
- Wizards Unite Adversaries FAQ
To learn more about the upcoming Adversaries Event featuring 3 Ancient Dragon Adversaries, you can watch my video or keep reading.
April Adversaries Event 1 Overview
|Event Name April Adversaries Event 1|
|Date + Time
Adversaries Event Tasks and Rewards
Tasks continue to be fairly similar to the most recent Adversaries Events. Rewards are also fairly similar. In fact, after my complaint for the previous Adversaries Events about tasks being harder and rewards being fewer, the HPWU team has rebalanced tasks and rewards!
Tasks are slightly more doable from home, assuming you have Edible Dark Marks from previous events.
|Use Master Notes 8 Times||1 Silver Key|
|Return 2 Occamy Foundables from Dark Chambers||6 Ginger Root|
|Use 2 Edible Dark Marks||20 Spell Energy|
|Return 12 Artefact Fragments from Ancient Norwegian Ridgeback Chain||2 Potent Exstimulo Potions|
|Return 3 Dragon Egg Foundables from Portmanteaus||1 DADA Book|
|Deal 25,000 Damage to Adversaries||1 DADA Book|
|Defeat 3 Ancient Norwegian Ridgeback Adversaries||1 DADA Book|
- 5 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! I’m honestly so excited for this. I think this is why the regular tasks are more doable than in recent events. Not everyone will be able to complete the Bonus Assignment. That’s okay. This will be really nice for the intense players!
Note: These tasks are cumulative. You only need to defeat 13 Ancient Dragon Adversaries total.
|Defeat 7 Ancient Dragons||Welsh Green Dragon Fragment|
|Defeat 9 Ancient Dragons||Peruvian Vipertooth Dragon Fragment|
|Defeat 11 Ancient Dragons||Antipodean Opaleye Dragon Fragment|
|Defeat 13 Ancient Dragons||Chinese Fireball Dragon Fragment|
- 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
- 1000 Wizarding XP
- 40 Gold
- 30 Spell Energy
- 1 Dragonologist title
How to Prepare for April’s Adversaries Event
Advice is a little different for this particular Adversaries Event because we will also have Dragon Portmanteaus AND Wizarding Challenge bonuses, not to mention the special Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Spotlight Event.
Prepare to Defeat Adversaries
Once again, the repetitive advice, in the simplest of terms.
First, finish a Profession Lesson Plan. Put resources into a single Profession before you work on a second.
Next, work through the nodes in the Advanced Adversarial Combat for your completed Profession. The Precision nodes (on the right) increase your chances of getting a Critical Hit (inflicting more Damage). The Dodge nodes (on the left) increase your chances of dodging (taking no Damage).
I recommend unlocking the initial 4 Precision nodes and then the initial 4 Dodge nodes. You will see results with Critical Hits quickly.
Finally, bolster your Potions through SOS Training. This chart indicates the different nodes and their locations to improve your Potions.
|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|
|CD 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|
Start brewing Healing Potions, Exstimulo Potions, and Wit-Sharpening Potions.
Start collecting extra Ingredients for Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potions. You’ll want a good stockpile of these to take advantage of the reduced brewing time with Master Notes.
Fill up on Spell Energy!
Open up your maximum Gifts each day, prioritizing Gifts that give you the aforementioned resources.
Tips to Collect Dragon Portmanteaus
Normally I recommend you spend your extra Gold on Vault Extensions, but right now, Silver Keys are a better investment. This is especially true for players who haven’t finished a Profession yet. Dragon Adversaries will be difficult for you, but you can collect Dragon Eggs!
First, do as much walking in advance to clear out your existing Portkeys.
The Dragon Portmanteaus will be color-coded. Each will be just 1km. Look at your Oddities Registry. Which Dragon Eggs do you need most? For example, I need 7 Chinese Fireball Eggs and 7 Antipodean Opaleye Eggs to prestige Oddities III. That means I will focus on picking up those Portmanteaus during the event.
Maximize Wizarding Challenge Rewards
There’s not too much to prepare for Wizarding Challenges, especially if you’re like me and want to prioritize walking off Portkeys.
Baruffio’s Spotlight Event Prep
If you are at level 4 to level 14 in Wizards Unite, this is the chance to level up quickly! Here are the bonuses:
• Baruffio’s Brain Elixir brew time reduced to 6 hours
• Master Notes will reduce Baruffio’s Brain Elixir brew time by 50%
• Baruffio’s Brain Elixir effects increased to 3X
Start saving all the Ingredients for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir! These are all the Ingredients you need to brew one Baruffio’s Brain Elixir.
|2Leaping Toadstool||2Frog Brain||1Runespoor Eggs||1Powdered Dragon Claw|
Frog Brains and Runespoor Eggs are fairly easy to find. Leaping Toadstools are rarely available on the Map–you mostly need to grow those in Greenhouses. Powdered Dragon Claws are exclusively available as Portkey rewards.
Leaping Toadstool has a 24-hour growing time. Plant seeds in a Greenhouse, and use Spell Energy to maximize the yield. Come back the next day at the same time to collect your Leaping Toadstools.
Walk a lot to unlock Portkeys for a chance at Powdered Dragon Claw. Don’t pick up new Portkeys, though, because you want to get Dragon Egg Portkeys.
You will also want to brew some Exstimulo Potions in advance.
The Exstimulo Potion family needs a lot of Ingredients. This quick chart shows which ones you need:
|Shared between all Exstimulo Potions||Bitter Root
|Additional Exstimulo Potion ingredient||Granian Hair|
|Additional Strong Exstimulo Potion ingredient||Abraxan Hair|
|Additional Potent Exstimulo Potion ingredient||Unicorn Hair|
You can also collect some of these Ingredients to brew during the Adversaries Event. The brewing time will be reduced with Master Notes.
In addition to the Exstimulo Potions, brew at least a few Dawdle Draughts. These will help you with any Severe and Emergency Foundables during the weekend, which you will get by using Dark Detectors.
These are the Ingredients you need for Dawdle Draught.
|Valerian Root||Sopophorous Bean||Butterscotch||Hermit Crab Shell|
Tips to Enjoy the Adversaries Event
This advice assumes you get Traces at your home, or you’re able to visit an area with Wizards Unite activity on the Map. Please stay safe, no matter what you do.
First, always keep a close eye on your Potions so you can collect new ones immediately and use Master Notes on the next one. Keep brewing Potions constantly. This is helpful for everyone!
Prestige Pages Quickly
To place all of the Images on the Adversary pages, you need fewer of the final Adversary than you do of the Artefacts. This is true of all Feared Adversaries, including the dragons.
If you are low on Spell Energy and/or Potions, you can work to prestige your Registry pages while still conserving resources. Once you have placed each Ancient Dragon Adversary, and you have returned them enough times to place again, back out from future Adversary chains after you defeat the Guards. You will still receive Artefact Fragments by defeating the Guards.
However, this strategy does mean you earn less DADA Books. It’s up to you if you want to prioritize grinding DADA Books or prestiging pages.
Grind DADA Books
If you really want to grind DADA Books, your best strategy involves going to an area with multiple POIs in the game. Plant Snowdrop or Wormwood at a Greenhouse. Walk from Inn to Inn if available, or sit by an Inn if you just have one. Replenish your Spell Energy between Adversary Encounters. Use an EDM for 3 additional Adversaries every 30 minutes.
Finish Bonus Assignment
If your goal is Dragon Fragments, work carefully on the initial set of tasks.
Brew regular Exstimulo Potions to use Master Notes more quickly.
Use Silver Keys to walk off Dragon Portmanteaus quickly.
Stick with Dark I to earn the Occamy Foundable Fragments.
After you defeat the 3 required Ancient Norwegian Ridgeback Adversaries, you will have dealt 14,910 Damage. You still need a little over 10,000 Damage to complete the 25,000 Damage task. You can get this with a combination of 2 other Dragon Adversaries (both total chains are 5,000+ Damage).
After you finish the initial set of tasks, quickly collect your rewards. Confirm the Bonus Assignment is live. Start hunting Dragon Adversaries! Use EDMs as necessary, but your best bet is to visit a park, a city center, or a university–anywhere with multiple POIs and Map activity.
Back out of any Adversaries that are not Dragon Adversaries. If you want to prestige those pages, you can split the difference by just defeating the Guards to collect Artefact Fragments.
Collect Dragon Eggs
Walk walk walk. Keep your game open while walking. Collect more Dragon Portkeys if you have space. Keep any eye on your game notifications so you can immediately open Dragon Portkeys, freeing up your space for even more.
Use all of your Silver Keys. Buy more if you can.
Grind Wizarding XP (Spotlight Event)
If you are level 4-14, you can level up this weekend!
Ideally, you will visit a place with Inns. Stack Dark Detectors on the Inns. Drink a Brain Elixir. Return all of the Foundables.
Anything with a red beam needs a Strong or Potent Exstimulo Potion, plus a Dawdle Draught. Anything with an orange beam needs a regular Exstimulo Potion, if possible.
While your Brain Elixir is still running, open up 20 Gifts. Open any Portkeys that are ready.
If you are unable to visit an area with Inns, use a Tonic for Trace Detection. While you might not get any red beams, you can still grind Wizarding XP by returning Foundables. You can also easily use a Tonic for Trace Detection while walking around, so you can open Dragon Portkeys at the same time.
Adversaries Event Bundles
Like all Wizards Unite events, this Adversaries Event will feature store bundles. The free store pack includes an Edible Dark Mark! One paid bundle is a repeat from past events. The other paid bundle is new.
Free store pack includes:
- 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. If you only want discounted Edible Dark Marks, this bundle is not a good value. If you want discounted Spell Energy, then the bundle is a decent deal.
The Adversary Vanquisher Trunk (2000 Gold) includes:
- 5 Edible Dark Marks
- 125 Spell Energy
- 4 Potent Exstimulo Potions
- 4 Strong Exstimulo Potions
- 4 Silver Keys
5 Edible Dark Marks cost 1200 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 4 Potent Potions are worth 284 Gold.
You can buy 10 Silver Keys for 720 Gold, making the individual value of each Silver Key 72 Gold.
Thus 4 Silver Keys are wroth 288 Gold.
Normally, I don’t advise buying Strong Exstimulo Potions because the Ingredients are fairly common. However, you might need extra Potions for the Adversaries Event.
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 4 Strong Potions are worth 144 Gold.
Before Spell Energy, this bundle is worth 1916 Gold, not quite meeting the 2000 Gold cost. And that’s assuming you value EDMs and Strong Exstimulo Potions.
Rural players with limited resources will find value in this bundle. Other players should stock up on Silver Keys.
Final Adversaries Event Notes
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I hope this Wizards Unite Adversaries Event guide has been helpful! Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in future guides. Read our detailed guide on defeating the Ancient Ukrainian Ironbelly. The Ancient Norwegian Ridgeback guide is coming soon, and then we’ll have a similar guide for the Ancient Hungarian Horntail.
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