First Adversaries Event in Wizards Unite!

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Wizards Unite artwork depicting Fenrir Greyback and Draco Malfoy

Adversaries have finally arrived to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and the first Adversaries Event starts in just a few days.

Thank you Niantic and WB Games for providing Wizards Unite Hub with early information so we can create Wizards Unite guides.

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To learn more about the inaugural Adversaries Event, you can watch my video or keep reading.

December Adversaries Event Overview

Event Name December Adversaries Event
Date + Time

  • Starts on December 18th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific
  • Ends on December 21st, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific
Features

  • A special assignment rewarding various items
  • Boosted Adversaries on the Map
      • -Draco Malfoy
      • -Fenrir Greyback
  • Master Notes will reduce brewing time by 50% for all Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • Guaranteed Exploration Foundable fragments when doing Wizarding Challenges in Forest IV or above
    • -Extra Wizarding XP
    • -Extra Challenge XP
    • -Spell Energy rewards
  • Free store pack
Rewards

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

Adversaries Event Tasks and Rewards

Our very first Adversaries Event comes with its own special tasks and rewards. I hope that these tasks will all be easy to complete over the 72-hour event.

Don’t worry about the Edible Dark Mark task. The free store pack includes one, so you will not need to purchase one.

You can find Wit-Sharpening Gifts by visiting Greenhouses OR winning Wizarding Challenges.

Quest Step Reward
Defeat 35 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions
Find 3 Wit-Sharpening Gifts 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
Use 1 Edible Dark Mark 2 Armadillo Bile
Earn 1500 Challenge XP through Wizarding Challenges and/or Adversary Chains 1 Edible Dark Mark
Use 7 Strong Exstimulo Potions in Adversaries Combat 20 Spell Energy
Use 3 Wit-Sharpening Potions in Adversaries Combat 4 Healing Potions
Deal 6000 Damage to Adversaries 1 DADA Book
Return 20 Artefact Fragments from Draco Malfoy Chain and/or Fenrir Greyback Chain 2 DADA Books

Overall rewards:

  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Edible Dark Mark
  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 60 Gold
  • 30 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for December’s Adversaries Event

If you have not yet completed a Lesson Plan for a Profession, spend your Resources to progress. You want at least one Profession to be as far along as possible. If necessary, grind Wizarding Challenges this week to collect more Spell Books.

Start brewing Healing Potions! You will need many of these to complete your Adversary Encounters.

Start collecting 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! I’ve done a few Adversary Encounters so far, and they used up a large quantity of Spell Energy.

Adversaries Event Bundles

Like all Wizards Unite events, the December Adversaries Event will feature store bundles. The free store pack includes an Edible Dark Mark!

December Adversaries Event bundles. Find details in article.

The free store pack includes:

  • 1 Edible Dark Mark
  • 2 Healing Potions
  • 1 Exstimulo Potion
  • 30 Spell Energy

The Arresto Adversary Bundle 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 includes:

  • 5 Edible Dark Marks
  • 125 Spell Energy
  • 10 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • 5 Healing Potions

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.

10 Potent Potions is worth 710 Gold.

Wit-Sharpening Potions and Healing Potions all have common Ingredients, so players shouldn’t spend money on them.

The value of this bundle before Spell Energy is 1910 Gold. If you don’t need Spell Energy, then this bundle is not a good deal.

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!

Pay attention to your Potions queue. You don’t want it to be filled with Potions with long brewing times, other than Potent Exstimulo Potion.

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.

What are your thoughts on the inaugural Adversaries Event? Share them in the comments or through our social media platforms!

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Alexander Nickolov
Alexander Nickolov
9 months ago

Since there is no reduced brew time for any of the potions, the brew queue need not be empty before the event starts, but it should only contain exstimulo and/or wit sharpening potions to take the most advantage of the reduced master notes. The partially brewed potion should have no master notes applied when the event starts for the complete effect, but that’s proabbly not a big deal for such a long event anyway.

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
8 months ago

Do you know if there are going to be any Lethal Adversaries? Thanks!

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi
8 months ago

If I give a wit sharpening potion gift to someone & they open it. Does it count for the task?

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi
8 months ago

No! I opened one & it did not count. Found a few wit potions prior to the event…now nothing. Disappointing!

Alexander Nickolov
Alexander Nickolov
8 months ago

No

Fidonet
Fidonet
8 months ago

I think it only counts for receiving from battles, inns or greenhouses.

A Geist
A Geist
8 months ago

Probably too late to help, but just in case- No, it does not. I got mine from doing challenges but it took a LOT of challenges (maybe a 1 in 20 drop rate, if that). A local friend said the rate from greenhouses was better, he got maybe 1 in 5.

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi
8 months ago

Dark arts symbols: Aside from earning one through an event or purchasing.
Is there another way to obtain them? Can we make them like potions??

A Geist
A Geist
8 months ago

Yes to other ways to obtain, though not brewing. I acquired 2 by beating certain Adversaries. I know one was an Ancient Norwegian Ridgeback, and the other might have been also but I’m not sure. These are way too new to know drop rates or anything, but at least can confirm from personal experience ability to get them from some harder Adversaries.

Alexander Nickolov
Alexander Nickolov
8 months ago

Edible Dark Marks. You can obtain them as rare drops from Adversary Encounters similarly to how you can receive Dark Detectors from regular traces. I’ve already got 6 from encounter drops, 5 since the event started.

Fidonet
Fidonet
8 months ago

EDM You cannot make them, however I have received them from Adversary battles.

Todd Allis
Todd Allis
8 months ago

You can’t make them like potions. They sometimes show up as drops when you defeat an adversary, which is nice.

Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark
8 months ago

Dark edibles are not impressing me, 30 minutes and 4 total reveals and 2 of them I got disconnected during the fights while on a solid wifi connection so no rewards for the boss kills. If it wasn’t free in the pack I wouldn’t have bothered paying for this kind of boost.

The damage to adversaries mission should up the damage needed, I was done with it in 2 encounters so for a event lasting this long they could easily triple the dammage needed to be done to draw out the quest a little.

Last edited 8 months ago by Phil Newmark
Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi
8 months ago
Reply to  Phil Newmark

Yesterday I was booted off multiple times. Then the game crashed & I could not see any inns, greenhouses or the knight bus! Lots of glitches in this new update. Hope they can fix it soon

A Geist
A Geist
8 months ago
Reply to  Phil Newmark

That’s terrible that you got d/c’d twice during them =\ I’ve been playing purely on WiFi and have not had any such issues, but I can still empathize. I agree that the price is high in the store for the number of spawns, but that could be tempered with these being by far the fastest way to get DADA books. I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten over 60 during the event with the end of every Adversary chain giving one, some of the tougher guards, and more for placing images. I don’t generally buy anything in the shop, (other than storage… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by A Geist
Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark
8 months ago
Reply to  A Geist

Camille I normally play on wifi, either at work or home. The problem was I was on Wifi and got those 2 disconnects. Last night I was farming challenges and after about 15 of them every battle started with me casting a debuff and getting kicked out of the game completely, then when I log back in it put me back into the challenge encounter so didn’t lose anything but damn annoying. I am the same as you Geist I spent a little cash when the game launched but now I only get my gold from the daily or events,… Read more »

Margaret Priver
Margaret Priver
8 months ago

When I walk in my neighborhood I can find traces, ingredients and portmanteaus even though they tend to be a little sparse and when I can’t leave home there is the Tonic for Trace Detection. So far no adversaries at all have shown up so apparently the only way to encounter them is a Dark Edible- which costs money!

Not a fan of this development

DragonJade
DragonJade
8 months ago

What the heck! I’ve done 10 wizarding challenges now, and not a single wit-sharpening gift. Anyone else experience this? I’m in the UK if that’s relevant.

DragonJade
DragonJade
8 months ago
Reply to  DragonJade

This is ridiculous. I’ve done somewhere in the region of thirty or forty challenges, and still nothing.

Fidonet
Fidonet
8 months ago

Good event. I finished the event. I think there is a some misunderstandings. You don’t need to battle the boss to receive the fragments. Each time you finish a foe, you get fragments. I think that will allow newer players the chance to finish the event. There has been lots of dark marks and energy on the ground, though that is in my area. You generally don’t need to use the EDM to finish the event. The other misconception is everything has to be doable for everyone, including those who first start. Adversaries Are meant for the higher lever players… Read more »

Heather Torrance
Heather Torrance
8 months ago

The challenge I’ve had with this event is finding enough ingredients to brew Wit-Sharpening potions, and the time to brew both those and Exstimulo potions. Perhaps because I’m only Level 35, I’ve need two WSP and two Strong Exstimulo potions to defeat enough adversary. I get through the first two all right, but I need all four potions plus one or two health potions to defeat Draco, Narcissa or Fenrir. So I’ve only been able to do four or five adversary battles all weekend. I just planted some ginger this morning to have enough to make a few more WSPs,… Read more »

Nate Kemp
Nate Kemp
8 months ago

Is there a particular level in Wizarding Challenges that you are guaranteed to get Wit-sharpening Gifts? I haven’t gotten any yet…

Anne Mussatti
Anne Mussatti
8 months ago

Anyone else having difficulty finding wit sharpening potion? Visited countless green houses and multiple wizarding challenges over the past several day but only have 1 portion!

Robert Amerongen
Robert Amerongen
8 months ago

Very difficult to get wit sharpening potion gift
I did 100+ greenhouses and 100+ bus trips and had space for gift, but none.
I reinstalled the game and after that I get a hit ratio of 20%.
I got 3 wit sharpening potion gifts in 15 tries in 15 minutes.

maybe luck of faith, but it worked for me with 1 hour left

Last edited 8 months ago by Robert Amerongen
Huggin McGroyne
Huggin McGroyne
8 months ago

This was utterly ridiculous. This whole Wit Sharpening gift – completely…. Nothing polite to say here.

anni val
anni val
8 months ago

I really like the new adversaries, the spawn was pretty decent I managed to prestige to bronze both Draco and Fenrir, but i still haven´t finished maxing out my profession so it does take me quite a while to beat them (that norwegian dragon is impossible atm) and lots of spell energy. But i´m finally getting some much needed DADA books, now if we could get some restricted books too, that would really motivate me to play more adversaries The one thing that i didn´t enjoy at all was trying to find those 3 wit-sharpening gifts, i got the last… Read more »

Robert Klasson
Robert Klasson
8 months ago

Adversaries are a good addition over all. The reward are not worth the effort or resources to me however, so I won’t be doing them except what’s needed for events or if my potion storage gets full. Those who value DADA books higher would probably have another opinion. Dark chamber 5 feels like it rewards 10 times the challenge xp at only double the cost of an adversary encounter. I would have like to see some of the DADA books rewarded for placing images replaced with spell books. Doing content should award resources to allow progression in their own area,… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Robert Klasson