Dumbledore’s Army Brilliant Event (Part Two)

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Brilliant Event image in the Room of Requirement, featuring Luna Lovegood and Dobby

Dumbledore’s Army is still the focus of the Calamity in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite this month. The second week of the Brilliant Event is focused on the Room of Requirement.

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

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Quick nerdy Ravenclaw note… Dobby’s artwork is wrong. He wore fun clothes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

Dumbledore’s Army Brilliant Event Week 2 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 Brilliant Trace density for the first week was definitely better than what players have seen in other recent events. The HPWU developers have definitely found their groove again for creating balanced events.

Event Name Dumbledore’s Army Brilliant Event (Week 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts on November 17th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on November 24th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Features

  • 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 4 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! To prepare for the fourth set of tasks, do not PLACE any Images on the new Brilliant Registry page until you reach that step.

Dumbledore’s Army Quest 1/4

Once again, we have the fairly standard Brilliant Event tasks. Hold on to a few Tonics for Trace Detection from Community Day to use here.

Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus 2 Times 2 Snowdrop
Use 2 Tonics for Trace Detection 2 Re’em Blood
Return 10 Brilliant Dueling Dummy Foundables 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions

1st Quest Rewards

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

Dumbledore’s Army Quest 2/4

Using Master Notes is a slowdown task, but it’s not difficult. To speed this up, you can spend Gold on a Gold Rental Cauldron, and/or you can spend Gold to collect Potions immediately. Otherwise, stick with brewing quick Potions like regular Exstimulo Potions and Healing Potions.

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.

Return 20 Foundables 1 Dawdle Draught
Use Master Notes 5 times 1 Armadillo Bile
Collect 6 Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Runestones 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

I love when tasks work together in perfect harmony! Just do a bunch of Wizarding Challenges while using a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir.

Earn 4250 Wizarding XP from Wizarding Challenges 1 Silver Key
Defeat 10 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 2 Runespoor Eggs
Return 15 Brilliant Luna Lovegood Foundables 3 Strong Exstimulo Potions

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Dumbledore’s Army Quest 4/4

Grinding Wizarding XP is fairly easy. Just drink another Brain Elixir, add in a Tonic for Trace Detection, and use the Trace Charm on any Severe or Emergency Traces.

To place Images quickly on the Brilliant Room of Requirement Registry Page, WAIT until you get to this step to place anything. You will probably already have Brilliant Luna Lovegood and Brilliant Dueling Dummy ready to go. From there, just do many Wizarding Challenges to keep placing the Brilliant Patronus.

To collect Mysterious Note pieces, just return 15 Brilliant Foundables of any type.

Earn 7000 Wizarding XP from Traces 1 Spell Book
Place 5 Images on Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Registry Page 1 Spell Book
Collect 15 Mysterious Note Pieces by Returning Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Foundables 1 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 Coins

Dumbledore’s Army BONUS Assignment!

Once again, we 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… Lately, I’ve decided not to complete the Bonus Assignment. Yes, that means missing out on 5 more DADA Books, but it’s a good balance for playing the game and still living a full life (with a chronic illness).

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 a previous Brilliant Event that had identical tasks to this one. I’ve queued up his video to where he breaks down this idea.

Brew 10 Potions 4 Snowdrop
Return 45 Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army Foundables 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion
Use Any 10 Exstimulo Potions in Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
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 Lee Jordan and Brilliant Neville Longbottom will again be Encounters on the Map, in addition to the new Brilliant Foundables.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Luna LovegoodBrilliant Luna Lovegood Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Dueling DummyBrilliant Dueling Dummy Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Luna Lovegood’s Hare PatronusBrilliant Luna Lovegood’s Hare Patronus Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant DobbyBrilliant Dobby Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Dumbledore’s Army CoinsBrilliant Dumbledore’s Army Coins 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.
  • Walking off the 5 Portkeys can be the most time-consuming part of the entire Brilliant Event. To make it easier, start the Brilliant Event ASAP when it begins on Tuesday. The faster you work through the regular tasks, the sooner you can begin the Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Luna Lovegood’s Hare Patronus, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. To minimize your usage of 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 Brilliant Event Dumbledore's Army Week 2. Article breaks them down exactly.

First up, the SOS Bundle! This is identical to the first week of the Brilliant Event: 5 Silver Keys and 100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold.

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.

The Brilliant Bundle is also identical to what players had in the first week. 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, we have the Bonus Assignment Bundle! This is an expensive bundle, costing 2100 Gold. That price includes:

  • 12 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 12 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Silver Keys
  • 150 Spell Energy

This exact bundle showed up back in October.

Using the same logic above, 12 Potent Potions are worth 852 Gold.

12 Tonics are worth 660 Gold.

5 Silver Keys are worth 360 Gold.

150 Spell Energy is worth 300 Gold.

Thus the total value of the Bonus Bundle is 2,172 Gold, a savings of just 72 Gold. This is not really a good deal, especially since many players don’t need Spell Energy or Tonics for Trace Detection.

Are you excited for this Brilliant Event… or are you ready for a break from the constant Brilliant Events/ What do you think of the tasks, rewards, bundles, and more? Do you mind the repetition, or would you like to see some new details? 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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