First Year at Hogwarts Brilliant Event Week 1

10

Get excited, witches and wizards! Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is about to have another Brilliant Event, and…

The rewards include 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books!!!

Advertisement

First Year at Hogwarts Brilliant Event Week 1 Overview

As always, I’ve covered everything in a video as well. Otherwise, keep reading for the Brilliant Event details!

First Year at Hogwarts Brilliant Event Week 1
Date + Time

  • Starts on August 11th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on August 18th, 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 10 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books!!! Yes, this is more than we’ve seen in the previous Brilliant Events!
  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 6 total Spell Books.
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Spell Energy rewards!
  • Various other exciting rewards (Ingredients, Potions, and more!) from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

Brilliant Event Tasks

These Brilliant Event tasks are fairly straightforward. We’ve seen variations of all of these before. Be sure to brew your Potions in advance!

First Year at Hogwarts Quest 1/4

Brew your Tonic for Trace Detection in advance to finish these tasks quickly. Luckily these rewards are a bit better than last time!

Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus 2 Times 2 Erumpent Horn
Brew 1 Tonic for Trace Detection 6 Snowdrop
Return 5 Brilliant Monster Book of Monsters 1 Strong Exstimulo

1st Quest Rewards

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

First Year at Hogwarts Quest 2/4

These tasks feel as they’re intentionally trying to slow down players… You can brew some of your Potions in advance, but you’ll still need to use Master Notes on 2 distinct Potions. The fastest way to do this is to rent a Gold Cauldron so you can work on 2 Potions at once.

Use Master Notes to Brew 2 Potions 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Brew 4 Potions (any) 2 Leaping Toadstool
Collect 2 Gringotts Facade Fragments by using Brilliant First Year at Hogwarts Runestones 1 Dark Detector

2nd Quest Rewards

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

First Year at Hogwarts Quest 3/4

In the previous set of rewards, you will receive the rare Ingredients needed to brew 1 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir. However, you need to use 2 Brain Elixirs to complete this set of tasks. If you don’t already have these in your Potions stockpile, time to start brewing!

Earning 3000 Wizarding XP will be easy when using Brain Elixirs.

To maximize the Potion benefits, use your Trace Charms on Severe or Emergency Foundables. If you don’t normally see these, consider visiting an Inn and using Dark Detectors.

Use Baruffio’s Brain Elixir 2 times 1 Hermit Crab Shell
Earn 3000 Wizarding XP 4 Ginger Root
Return 10 Brilliant Bogrod 1 Silver Key

3rd Quest Rewards

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

First Year at Hogwarts 4/4

Earning 5000 Wizarding XP has never been easier now that you can unlock nodes in SOS Training that increase the effectiveness of Baruffio’s Brain Elixir!

The second task refers to the new Brilliant Event Registry Page. To do this quickly, hold off from placing any Brilliant Images until you reach this task. Let Brilliant Bogrod, Brilliant Monster Book of Monsters, and Brilliant Gringotts Facade sit and shimmer in your Registry until you reach this set of tasks.

I honestly think this is just another intentional “slowdown” task. If you hold off on placing the above Brilliant Foundables, the fastest way to complete this is to earn 3 more Brilliant Gringotts Facades from Wizarding Challenges. Of course, if you walk a lot and unlock Brilliant Portkeys, that also adds another possible Brilliant Image to place.

In order to “Complete 5 Wizarding Challenges with 3 or More Teammates,” you just need a total of 3 players in a Chamber.

Earn 5000 Wizarding XP from Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
Place 5 Images on Brilliant Diagon Alley Registry Page 1 Spell Book
Complete 5 Wizarding Challenges with 3 or More Teammates 1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 1 Brilliant Stack of Cauldrons Registry Image
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books

First Year at Hogwarts BONUS Assignment!

The bonus tasks are just a straight grind.

To collect Potions quickly, start brewing them in both your regular Cauldron and a Gold Cauldron. Wait until after you finish the Potions tasks in the 2nd quest.

If you don’t want to use a rental Cauldron, or you don’t want to hold Potions, just brew 7 regular Exstimulo Potions or Healing Potions. These have the shortest brew time.

If you need help with your highest Chamber, I will tentatively livestream on Saturday, August 15th and Monday, August 17th, with the primary intention of helping lower-level players in the Knight Bus. Follow my personal Twitter account for further announcements.

ALSO if you complete the entire Bonus Assignment, then you do NOT need to unlock 5 Brilliant Portkeys.

Use 2 Tonic for Trace Detection 1 Spell Book
Return 45 Brilliant First Year at Hogwarts Foundables 1 Spell Book
Defeat Highest Chamber Unlocked 1 Spell Book
Brew 7 Potions 1 Wit-sharpening Potion
Use 5 Potions in Wizarding Challenges 1 Silver Key

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 1 Title for Ministry ID
  • 5 Brilliant First Year Shopping List
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like all 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. Once again, you can also collect the Portkey Foundable by finishing the entire Bonus Assignment.

Note that you will need to collect 20 of the Brilliant Foundables found on the Map. This is an increase from past events.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Monster Book of Monsters Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Bogrod Wild Encounter 20

Brilliant Stack of Cauldrons
Event Tasks 1
Brilliant First Year Shopping List Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus (OR the Bonus Assignment) 5
Brilliant Gringotts Facade Wizarding Challenges with a Brilliant Runestone 3

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! It is okay if you don’t complete the Bonus Assignment. That’s not required to earn all of the Brilliant Fragments.

  • 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. These rewards will not appear in other Portkeys, so you need to collect the Brilliant Portkeys during the week-long event.
  • However, if you’re nervous about finding enough time to walk, you can also collect all 5 of the Portkey Brilliant Foundables by finishing the entire Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Gringotts Facade, 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, your Spell Books, 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. You will also earn Defense Against the Dark Arts Books. Spend those and your extra Restricted Section Books on SOS Training. We don’t have a specific guide for those yet, but the best SOS Training nodes really depend on your particular circumstances and playstyle.

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. Shoutout to Orange Wizard for his handy infographic!

Are these bundles a good value? Let’s do some math!

First up, the SOS Bundle.

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.

100 Spell Energy costs 200 Gold.

If you only need Silver Keys, this is not a good value. However, if you need cheap Spell Energy, this bundle is worth 560 Gold.

Next up, the Brilliant Bundle. Finally, a bundle without 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 282 Gold to buy 3 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 it costs 710 Gold to buy 10 Potent Potions.

This puts the value of the Brilliant Bundle at 992 Gold, a savings of 252 Gold. This is actually a really good deal, especially if you lack the rare Ingredients to brew these Potions. I’ve been going through my Potent Exstimulo Potions quickly, so I might buy this!

Last up, the Bonus Assignment Bundle!

10 Brain Elixirs are worth 940 Gold.

10 Potent Potions are worth 710 Gold.

10 Silver Keys cost 720 Gold.

150 Spell Energy costs 300 Gold.

Thus, the grand total value is 2670 Gold, a savings of 570 Gold, if you want discounted Spell Energy. Otherwise, the savings is 270 Gold.

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.

4.1 7 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
10 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
1 month ago

I don’t like to complain about free stuff, but I wish they’d switch up the complimentary gift potion ingredients.

thornsnpetals
thornsnpetals
1 month ago

Hello Brita, Thank you for your help preparing us for our next event. You prevent much frustration and failures. No, I don’t spend my money to buy gold. Haven’t bought bundles yet since I need the precious gold for extending my vaults esp. potions (245 Wish they had 30slots for 400G like they do ingredients) and energy (255). Is there a point when you have enough that you don’t run low no matter where you happen to travel or events drains? Wish I could play more while sitting in the car for hours. Sometimes even using trace or charms the… Read more »

thornsnpetals
thornsnpetals
1 month ago

Where to find 1st yr. Hogwarts student runestones? I can’t collect my Gringotts fragments if none are provided.

Jon Silvertooth
Jon Silvertooth
1 month ago

I’m not thrilled with the painful time gating in this event, but it is what it is. I’m happy to get more dada books, at least.

Anne Mussatti
Anne Mussatti
1 month ago

I have played at least 10 wizard challenges and have only 2 Brilliant Gringotts Facade fragments. It has never taken this long with other brilliant events. What gives? And any suggestions?

Alexandra Sandu
Alexandra Sandu
1 month ago

Hi, there seems to be a bug with the app. I can’t place the image of the goblin in the event. It requires to be placed, I tap on it, but nothing happens. What should I do?

Anne Mussatti
Anne Mussatti
1 month ago

Tap under his left elbow.It worked for me

Julie Slater
Julie Slater
1 month ago

Having the same problem with placing the goblin. Especially frustrating since I’m on Task 4.

Betty Vasquez
Betty Vasquez
1 month ago

I’m having same issue placing brilliant goblin. Any word on a fix?