Dragon Eggs, Dragon Adversaries, and More!

Dragon Adversaries Event

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:

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

  • Starts on April 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Ends on April 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT

  • A special assignment with rewards
  • Boosted Adversaries on the Map
    • -Ancient Norwegian Ridgeback
    • -Ancient Hungarian Horntail
    • -Ancient Ukrainian Ironbelly
  • Master Notes will reduce brewing time by 25% for all Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • Boosted Wit-Sharpening Ingredients on the Map
  • Increased spawns of Dragon Egg Portmanteaus, including:
    • -Peruvian Vipertooth Egg
    • -Chinese Fireball Egg
    • -Welsh Green Egg
    • -Antipodean Opaleye Egg
  • Guaranteed Exploration Foundable Fragments from Forest Chamber IV
  • Guaranteed Occamy Foundable Fragment from Dark Chambers
  • Increased Wizarding XP, Challenge XP, and Family XP from doing Wizarding Challenges, plus Spell Energy rewards
  • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Spotlight Event just for players levels 4-14
  • Free store pack

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

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.

Quest Step Reward
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

Overall rewards:

  • 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.

Quest Step Reward
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

Bonus rewards:

  • 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.

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
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
Re’em blood
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

You can find all Master Notes for all Potions here.

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

Playing outside? Be sure to carry an extra battery pack or two, plus charging cables. Need a new battery pack? I’ve put together a list of the top-rated options on Amazon!

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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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
9 months ago

Ugh!!! Adventure Sync still isn’t working for me, so I guess I won’t be able to complete all the tasks. 🙁

BouncyBeans HPWU
BouncyBeans HPWU(@bouncybeanshpwu)
9 months ago

i’m sharing a spreadsheet for Aurors to calculate damages to Adversaries, and how to choose potions, https://bit.ly/3u9V8e2.

9 months ago

Adding the second level to the combat lessons made me wonder how all that was going to be accomplished, however adding adversaries and adversity events has made it reasonable as I’m able to get enough DADA books to get SOS lessons and I’ve completed all the formidable and two of the lethal lessons. Still wondering how bad the lethal ones are going to be.

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi(@camilleschiraldi)
9 months ago

Will the Portmanteaus have different colors for the different eggs?

on a side note… one event after another this month, no time to rebuild or collect energy.

additionally, I have noticed that in the brilliant events it is common to have many of the key confoundables on the map before of after the task is completed and struggle when needed.

COVID friendly? I think not….

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi(@camilleschiraldi)
9 months ago

Forgot to mention

Happy Easter Brita… thanks for the tips

9 months ago

Finished the event. Not trying the bonus. I need to build back my potions. Someone trying to get the bonus is going to need a lot more potions.

9 months ago
Reply to  Fidonet

Overall a very good event. I got enough DADA books to boost some of my potions and I used a bunch of silver keys to go through a lot of the port keys to get the dragon eggs. So rare to get dragon eggs. That is the big help, the dragon eggs. Love it.

A Geist
A Geist(@ageist)
9 months ago

Gah, hadn’t come here and thought this event was like previous adversaries ones with just the one page. Now I’m on to the bonus event with only 11 hours left and no health or wit sharpening potions left =\ Managed to take down 2 ancient dragons with just potent existimulo (which thankfully I still have a stockpile of), but I need to sleep :p A bit frustrating as those are some decent rewards, but taking these down without any chance to heal is pretty rough/mostly random chance. I have plenty of EDM, and maybe enough energy. Not many active friends… Read more »

Joyce Piguet Hjort
Joyce Piguet Hjort(@joycehjort)
9 months ago

Arrrgh, so frustrated. Overall this was a great event, but used up tons of resources…41 silver keys and a huge stockpile of exstimulos (all strengths), WSP and Healing, and several EDM. I will not need to buy potion vault extensions for a long time! I had forgotten that there was a bonus round and finished late Monday night. So, after sleeping a few hours, I was off hunting dragons before work, using EDM while getting ready, etc. A quick trip to Walmart, finding a few in the parking lot…. Had to head into work with only 3 to go. Caught… Read more »