Bonus May Adversaries Event with Feared Beasts

Feared Beast Adversaries Event artwork featuring Aragog, Slytherin's Basilisk, and 3 dragons

What’s this, a THIRD Adversaries Event in May?! That’s right, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will have a surprise bonus Adversaries Event to finish out the month.

This Wizards Unite Adversaries guide will cover event tasks, rewards, tips, and more.


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, you can watch my video or keep reading.

May Adversaries Event 3 Overview

Event Name May Adversaries Event 3
Date + Time

  • Starts on May 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Ends on May 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT

  • A special assignment with rewards
  • Boosted Adversaries on the Map
    • -Slytherin’s Basilisk
    • -Aragog
    • -Ancient Hungarian Horntail
    • -Ancient Ukrainian Ironbelly
    • -Ancient Norwegian Ridgeback
  • Master Notes will reduce brewing time by 25% for all Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • Boosted Wit-Sharpening Ingredients on the Map
  • Guaranteed Exploration Fragments from Forest IV and higher
  • Increased Wizarding XP and Challenge XP from doing Wizarding Challenges, plus Spell Energy rewards
  • Free store pack

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

Adversaries Event Tasks and Rewards

Tasks and rewards continue to be fairly similar to the most recent Adversaries Events, which honestly means the rewards aren’t worth the tasks. I’ll still work on the event, as always, but my goal is to prestige my pages. That goal will lead to me completing tasks. If you’ve already prestiged your pages, this event might be good to skip.

As with previous Adversaries Events, some tasks will be difficult to do from home if you don’t get much Map activity at your house. However, Edible Dark Marks will finally help a bit more! They will (should) only give boosted Adversaries.

To complete all of these tasks, you need to defeat at least 7 Adversaries total.

Quest Step Reward
Use Master Notes 8 Times 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Use 2 Edible Dark Marks 20 Spell Energy
Complete 4 Wizarding Challenges in Forest IV or Higher 1 Silver Key
Earn 1750 Challenge XP Through Wizarding Challenges and/or Adversary Chains 6 Snowdrop
Return 20 Artefact Fragments from Feared Beast Chains 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions
Deal 30,000 Damage to Adversaries 1 DADA Book
Defeat Basilisk and/or Aragog 3 Times 1 DADA Book
Defeat Ancient Dragons (any) 3 Times 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! Remember, the Mummy is a Guard for the Ancient Ukrainian Ironbelly, and the Sphinx is a Guard for the Ancient Hungarian Horntail.

Not everyone will be able to complete the Bonus Assignment. That’s okay! Games should be fun, not stressful.

Note: These tasks are cumulative. You only need to defeat 10 Feared Beast Adversaries total.

Quest Step Reward
Defeat 8 Mummies and/or Sphinxes in Adversary Encounters 1 Spell Book
Defeat 6 Feared Beast Adversaries 1 Spell Book
Defeat 10 Feared Beast Adversaries 1 Spell Book

Bonus rewards:

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

How to Prepare for May’s Adversaries Event

My advice for this particular Adversaries Event remains unchanged from most recent Adversaries Events, because they’re all quite similar, just with different boosted Adversaries. While preparing before the event is helpful, using your resources wisely as you play is crucial as well.

This particular Adversaries Event features 5 Adversaries, so it will be a challenge to focus on a single page in your Registry. Also, none of the Adversaries are particularly easy.

Slytherin’s Basilisk and Aragog are in the middle of difficulty, so players who haven’t finished their Advanced Adversarial Combat might want to prioritize those if you have limited resources. The dragons are among the most difficult Adversaries, so they will require a lot of Potions and Spell Energy, even if you’ve progressed with Advanced Adversarial Combat.

Prepare to Defeat Adversaries

Once again, the repetitive advice, simply stated.

  1. Finish a Profession Lesson Plan
  2. Work on Advanced Adversarial Combat
  3. Improve your Potions through SOS Training
  4. Start brewing Healing Potions, Exstimulo Potions, and Wit-Sharpening Potions.
  5. Start collecting extra Ingredients for Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potions.
  6. Fill up on Spell Energy!
  7. Open up your maximum Gifts each day, prioritizing Gifts that give you the aforementioned resources.
  8. Purchase Vault Extensions.

This SOS Training 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

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. We’re still in a pandemic, so prioritize your health and follow all local laws!

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.

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 an 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. This strategy also doesn’t work if you want to complete the Bonus Assignment.

Grind DADA Books

If you really want to grind DADA Books, your best strategy involves going to an area with multiple Points of Interest 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.

You earn 1 guaranteed DADA Book for each Adversary you defeat. Occasionally you can earn 1 DADA Book from defeating a Guard. You earn additional DADA Books by placing Adversary Images in the Challenges Registry.

Finish Bonus Assignment

If you want the 3 extra Spell Books and 5 extra DADA Books, work carefully and quickly on the regular tasks.

Brew regular Exstimulo Potions to use Master Notes more quickly.

After defeating Aragog and/or Slytherin’s Basilisk 3 times, you will have dealt 12,837 to 13,371 Damage.

After defeating 3 Ancient Dragon Adversaries, you will have dealt 14,910 to 15,729 Damage.

Combined, you will have dealt 27,747 to 29,100 Damage.

This means you need to defeat at least 1 more Adversary to deal sufficient Damage.

While doing these tasks, you will collect the required Artefact Fragments since you earn 4 total for each Adversary chain.

After you finish the initial set of tasks, quickly collect your rewards. Confirm the Bonus Assignment is live. Start hunting Feared Beasts! 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 the featured Adversaries. If you want to prestige those pages, you can split the difference by just defeating the Guards to collect Artefact Fragments. And if you really want to save on resources, just defeat the first Guard then flee; it will take a while to place an item by only getting one Artefact Fragment at a time, but chipping away at them does work eventually.

If you have plenty of time to complete the bonus assignment, then feel free to defeat all Adversaries you see. The advice above is helpful if you’re short on time and really want to finish the bonus assignment.

Keep in mind that while you can defeat any Beast Adversaries to reach the 10 total, you specifically need the Guards from the Ironbelly and the Horntail.

Adversaries Event Bundles

Like all Wizards Unite events, this Adversaries Event will feature store bundles. The free store pack includes an Edible Dark Mark! The paid bundles are both repeats from the previous May Adversaries Events.

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 (2020 Gold) includes:

  • 3 Edible Dark Marks
  • 125 Spell Energy
  • 8 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 8 Strong Exstimulo Potions
  • 8 Wit-Sharpening 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 I don’t recommend spending Gold on Strong Exstimulo Potions because their Ingredients are common. However, with back-to-back 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.

Final Adversaries Event Notes

Playing outside? Be sure to carry an extra battery pack or two, plus charging cables. Need a new battery pack? Check out my list of the top-rated options on Amazon!

I know these Wizards Unite event guides can be repetitive, but if you look at the event details, the events themselves are repetitive. Good advice doesn’t become bad just because it’s been given before!

You can also find detailed guides for each of the Feared Beast Adversaries:

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Joan M
Joan M(@joanm)
7 months ago

Thanks for the tips on which adversaries are Feared Beasts, and which ultimate adversary is guarded by Sphinx and Mummy, so I could back out of the battles I didn’t need and fight the ones I needed. Got all my tasks done, and if I have time for adversary chains tomorrow, can do it just for fun