Dumbledore’s Army Brilliant Event (Part One)

Brilliant Event image in Hog's Head, showing a goat, Lee Jordan, and Neville Longbottom

Another month, another two-week Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. This month’s theme is Dumbledore’s Army, with the first week focused on the Hog’s Head.

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


Dumbledore’s Army Brilliant Event Week 1 Guide

Just like other recent events, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home. Please continue to stay safe and follow all local laws and guidelines.

Keep reading for the Brilliant Event details. You can also watch my video guide!

Brilliant Event Overview

The HPWU developers are aware that event Trace density has been low in recent events, particularly when using a Tonic for Trace Detection. This should be updated for the Brilliant Event… Time will tell.

Event Name Dumbledore’s Army Brilliant Event (Week 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on November 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on November 10th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • -Ingredients for 1 Tonic for Trace Detection (6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel’s Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn)
    • -25 Spell Energy
All Possible Rewards

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 6 total Spell Books.
  • Earn up to 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Spell Energy rewards!
  • Various other rewards including: Ingredients, Potions, Silver Keys, and more from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

Brilliant Event Tasks

Most of these tasks have appeared before, but they aren’t too tedious. To prepare for the second set of tasks, do not visit the Brilliant Registry Page until you reach that step!

Dumbledore’s Army Quest 1/4

Once again, we have the fairly standard Brilliant Event tasks. To make this easier, brew your Tonics for Trace Detection the day before. Wait until the Brilliant Event begins to collect your Potions.

Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus 2 Times 2 Erumpent Horn
Brew 2 Tonics for Trace Detection 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Return 10 Brilliant Lee Jordan Foundables 2 Invigoration Draughts

1st Quest Rewards

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

Dumbledore’s Army Quest 2/4

I like it when tasks work together. By using Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, you will quickly earn the 7000 Wizarding XP from Traces.

To collect Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Runestones, visit the Brilliant Registry Page. Each time you level up, you collect a Runestone. To collect 5 of these quickly, do NOT visit the Brilliant Registry Page until you reach this step.

Earn 7000 Wizarding XP from Traces 1 Silver Key
Collect 5 Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Runestones 6 Snowdrop
Use 2 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir 1 Dark Detector

2nd Quest Rewards

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

Dumbledore’s Army Quest 3/4

You can brew up to 4 Potions in advance without spending Gold. To make this easy, brew regular Exstimulo Potions or Healing Potions. Then wait to collect your Potions until you get to this task.

At this point, you will have earned 2 Invigoration Draughts. Use those in Wizarding Challenges. Add a combination of Healing Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potions to finish out the 5 Potions you need to use in Wizarding Challenges.

Return 15 Brilliant Neville Longbottom Foundables 3 Leaping Toadstool
Brew 7 Potions 4 Ginger Root
Use 5 Potions in Wizarding Challenges 1 Hermit Crab Shell

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Dumbledore’s Army Quest 4/4

Once again, these tasks all stack together nicely. Pop on a Brain Elixir. Hop aboard the Knight Bus. Find other players. Do Wizarding Challenges together.

You’ll quickly knock out all 3 tasks.

If you need help finding people, XpectoGO usually does a Wednesday livestream for Fortresses, and Animagus does a Friday livestream for Fortresses.

Complete 5 Wizarding Challenges with 3 or More Teammates 1 Spell Book
Defeat 25 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
Earn 4250 Wizarding XP from Challenges 2 Spell Books

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Sign Up Sheet

Dumbledore’s Army BONUS Assignment!

We also have another Portkey task. Apparently the HPWU devs are unaware of the fact that it’s difficult to walk 5km or more while playing a game at home…

Remember that only unlocking (that is, walking off) Portmanteaus count. Opening the Portkey is different. Also, these can be any Portmanteaus. You’re not limited to the Brilliant ones. That said, please note that unlike recent Brilliant Events, you do NOT receive 5 Brilliant Images for completing the Bonus Assignment.

For using Exstimulo Potions in Wizarding Challenges, the regular ones are fine. You have to start the Potion in the Wizarding Challenge for it to count. The Potion can’t carry over from using it on a Trace. HOWEVER, you can start the Potion in a Wizarding Challenge, and then allow it to carry over when you return to the Map. Then you can use it to return Foundables.

Zealman’s Wizarding World explains this in his prep video for the previous Brilliant Event. I’ve queued up his video to where he breaks down this idea.

Place 5 Images on Brilliant Hogs Head Registry Page 1 Spell Book
Earn 12,500 Wizarding XP 1 Spell Book
Use Any 10 Exstimulo Potions in Wizarding Challenges 1 Wit-sharpening Potion
Defeat Highest Chamber Unlocked 1 Time 10 Spell Energy
Unlock 5 Portmanteaus 1 Silver Key

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Event Title
  • 20 Spell Energy

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like previous Brilliant Events, you will only be able to encounter some of these Brilliant Foundables in the wild. The others are available as rewards for completing event tasks, doing Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones, and unlocking Brilliant Portkeys.

As already mentioned, unlike recent Brilliant Events, you will need to pick up 5 Brilliant Portkeys to collect all the necessary Brilliant Registry Images.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Lee JordanBrilliant Lee Jordan Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Neville LongbottomBrilliant Neville Longbottom Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Portrait of Ariana DumbledoreBrilliant Portrait of Ariana Dumbledore Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant GoatBrilliant Goat Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Sign-Up SheetBrilliant Dumbledore’s Army Sign-Up Sheet Event Tasks 1

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, these tips will help you complete the Brilliant Event before the time runs out. With careful planning, you can complete the Bonus Assignment as well!

  • 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 collect 5 Portkeys during the Brilliant Event, even if you don’t open them all during the event.
  • I’m repeating this for a 3rd time in case you skimmed the article. You must pick up 5 Brilliant Portkeys during this event to place the Image.
  • To find the Brilliant Portrait of Ariana Dumbledore, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. To minimize your Spell Energy, stick with the Ruins Chambers. It might take a few extra Wizarding Challenges to get the 3 Foundables you need, but you’ll be able to do so quickly, without expending too many resources.
  • 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 Aurors and Magizoologists have already earned all the necessary Restricted Section Books, and many Professors have also done so. At this point, you can hold on to your resources in case they’re needed for the next lesson plan, you can start working on a second profession, or you can invest in SOS Training. That is a personal decision, so good luck!

Brilliant Event Bundles

There are 4 bundles total that will be available during this event. Be sure to snag the Free Bundle as soon as the event starts! The Bonus Bundle will not be available until the Bonus Assignment is unlocked, so keep that in mind.

Infographic depicting bundles for Dumbledore's Army Brilliant Event Week 1

First up, the SOS Bundle! For 450 Gold, you get:

  • 5 Silver Keys
  • 100 Spell Energy

You can now buy 10 Silver Keys for 720 Gold, making the individual value of each Silver Key 72 Gold. 5 Silver Keys is thus worth 360 Gold. If you only need Silver Keys, the SOS Bundle is not a good value.

100 Spell Energy costs 200 Gold, bringing the bundle value up to 560 Gold, a savings of 110 Gold. This bundle is only valuable if you need discounted Spell Energy.

Next up, the Brilliant Bundle! For 760 Gold, you get:

  • 4 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
  • 6 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 3 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 it costs 376 Gold to buy 4 Brain Elixirs.

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 the value of 6 Potent Potions is 426 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 3 Tonics are worth 165 Gold.

This brings the total value of the Potions to 976 Gold, assuming you need Tonic for Trace Detection. This is a good deal, even without including the value of Spell Energy.

If you don’t need Tonic for Trace Detection, the value is 802 Gold, a savings of 42 Gold. Not incredible savings, but still worth it if you struggle to find the rare Ingredients for Potent Potions or Brain Elixirs.

Finally, the Bonus Assignment Bundle! For 2100 Gold, you get:

  • 4 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
  • 15 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Silver Keys
  • 150 Spell Energy

Using the same logic as above, the value breaks down as:

  • 4 Brain Elixirs are worth 376 Gold
  • 15 Potent Potions are worth 1065 Gold
  • 5 Silver Keys are worth 360 Gold

Before Spell Energy, that’s a total value of 1801 Gold, considerably less than the 2100 Gold price tag. This is not a good deal.

Are you excited for this Brilliant Event? What do you think of the tasks, rewards, bundles, and more? What sort of tasks and rewards would you like to see in future Brilliant Events?

I’m always interested to hear your thoughts! Connect with me and the rest of the WizHub team here in the comments or on our social media platforms.

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1 year ago

I usually get my event item through the port keys. That said, I think they should of keep it in the bonus for those unable to walk them off. I have lots of the 1k port keys from the Halloween event, so that part of the event will be easy. Again, thank you for heads up.