Dementors, Boggarts, and Werewolves, Oh My!

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Image with a Boggart Cabinet, Werewolf, and Dementors

Finish off the month of October with a SPOOKY Halloween event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Sadly, Harrowing Halloween is not back this year, but players will delight in an all-new Halloween event featuring Dementors, Boggarts, and Werewolves. This is too perfect with the full moon on Halloween itself!

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Boosted Foundables come from both the Legends of Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic Registries… plus Werewolves, of course.

2020 Halloween Event Overview

I’ve put together a detailed video guide to the Wizards Unite event, including an encounter with my very own Boggart. Otherwise, keep reading for the Halloween event details!

2020 Halloween Event Details
When Friday, October 30 at 11 a.m. PT until Monday, November 2 at 11 a.m. PT
Features
  • Special Assignments focused on returning Legends of Hogwarts Foundables
  • Exciting rewards including DADA Books!!!
  • Increased sightings on the Map and from Tonic for Trace Detection of the following Foundables:
    • -Werewolf
    • -Young Remus Lupin
    • -Pavarti Patil
    • -Young Harry Potter
    • -Sirius Black
    • -Nymphadora Tonks
    • -Ministry Employee Newt Scamander
  • Event Portmanteaus with guaranteed Challenge Fragments
    • -Silver: Half-Blood Prince’s Copy of Advanced Potion Making
    • -Black: Tom Riddle Sr.’s Gravestone
    • -Gold: Wizengamot Accusation Chair
  • Players have the chance to receive a relevant Runestone after returning event Foundables
  • Guaranteed Challenge Fragments when doing Wizarding Challenges in Forest IV or higher with any Runestone. Note: The 3 Fragments listed above will NOT appear in Wizarding Challenges during the event.
Free Store Pack
  • 6 Baneberry
  • 4 Bulbadox Juice
  • 4 Angels Trumpet
  • 2 Erumpent Horn
  • 1 Legends of Hogwarts Level 1 Runestone
  • 50 Spell Energy

Halloween Event Tasks

Tasks are a bit of a grind, but still easier than what we’ve seen in recent events. I’m also impressed by the rewards. If you complete the entire Halloween event, you earn a Brilliant Giant Spider fragment from the first week of Darkness Rising! This was the Task 4 reward that not everyone was able to get.

Quest Step Reward
Defeat 25 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 10 Snowdrop
Use Any 7 Exstimulo Potions 1 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
Place 7 Images in Legends of Hogwarts Registry 2 Silver Keys
Return 20 Foundables Guarded by Dementors 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions
Return 20 Foundables Guarded by Boggarts 10 Spell Energy
Return 10 Werewolf Oddities 10 Spell Energy

Overall rewards: 

  • 200 Legends of Hogwarts Family XP
  • 2 DADA Books
  • 2 Spell Books
  • 1 Silver Key
  • 1 Brilliant Giant Spider

How to Prepare for the Halloween Event

Everyone’s strategy will be a little different, depending on your goals. Are you looking to prestige multiple pages? Grind Wizarding Challenges? Grind Ministry Manuals? Prioritize the task list? Your goals will create your strategy.

Potions

Regardless of your strategy, if you plan on returning multiple Foundables over Halloween, you’ll need to stockpile Potionis. Focus on the following:

  • Exstimulo Potion
  • Strong Exstimulo Potion
  • Dawdle Draught
  • Tonic for Trace Detection
  • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir

You’ll need to use 7 Exstimulo Potions of any strength during Halloween weekend. If you’re worried about wasting potions, brew regular Exstimulo Potions to complete that task quickly. However, you’ll still want to have Strong Exstimulo Potions to help return Severe-threat Foundables like Young Harry Potter and Young Remus Lupin.

Ministry Employee Newt Scamander is an Emergency-threat Foundable, so save your Dawdle Draughts for him.

Tonic for Trace Detection will help you attract even more Traces, which is helpful for anyone playing from home. To maximize your benefits, consider unlocking the following skills in your SOS Training. These allow you to get even more Traces per Tonic.

  • Stir Crazy
  • Concentrated Concoction
  • Trained For This

You don’t need to use Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, but events are a great opportunity to grind Wizarding XP. Consider unlocking the following skills in your SOS Training!

These SOS Training Lessons improve Brain Elixir potency, meaning you earn even more Wizarding XP.

  • Start a Movement
  • Sous Vide
  • Clear Your Mind

These SOS Training Lessons lengthen the Potion duration. Each of these adds 5 additional minutes.

  • A Wing and a Flare
  • Temp Work
  • Bottoms Up

I did a whole video on this! Even with the nerfed Trace Charm, you can still grind Wizarding XP during special events.

 

Portkeys

Walk walk walk! With 3 different event Portmanteaus on the Map (all color-coded!), you want plenty of space to pick up new ones. Walk off as many of your existing Portmanteaus as possible.

I recommend waiting until the event begins to open them all. Pop on a Brain Elixir and enjoy the XP benefits! Use the rest of the Brain Elixir with a Trace Tonic.

Prestige Registry Pages

Depending on your current Registry status, you might be able to prestige one or more Registry pages during the Halloween event. Check the following pages to determine your strategy.

In Dark Arts:

  • Fallen Ministry Atrium

In Legends of Hogwarts:

  • Potions Classroom
  • Room of Requirement V
  • Hogwarts Grounds

In Ministry of Magic:

  • Ministry Atrium II
  • Courtroom Ten

In Oddities:

  • Oddities I

Looking at my pages, I hope to prestige Potions Classroom, Courtroom Ten, and Oddities I. While I probably won’t manage all of them, I plan on working towards each of these pages.

Screenshot of Potions Classroom in Wizards Unite

I don’t need to do anything to prepare for Potions Classroom. I just hope I will find enough Young Harry Potter!

Screenshot of Courtroom Ten in Wizards Unite

Sadly, the Portkey reward isn’t the one I need. To best use the Portkeys plus the boosted Tonks Traces, I will do Wizarding Challenges with a Ministry of Magic Runestone to get more of the Visitors’ Entrance.

Screenshot of Oddities I in Wizards Unite

To prepare for Oddities I, I will do Wizarding Challenges with an Oddities Runestone. I just need 4 Centaur Bows to prestige that page. Then I will be able to fill out all of the Werewolves I need on the Silver frame.

How to Enjoy October Wizarding Weekend

Remember, Wizards Unite events should be FUN! If you start stressing out, take a break. It’s not a big deal if you don’t complete the tasks.

Be particular about the Portmanteaus you pick up. Which fragments do you need? Prioritize those Portmanteaus.

If any of your Registry pages are gold, grind Ministry Manuals! I can’t wait to place Pavarti Patil multiple times.

Screenshot of Room of Requirement V in Wizards Unite

Finally, stay tuned for a Halloween livestream! I’m talking to some of my friends about getting together for a Wizards Unite livestream on Halloween.

Halloween Event Store Packs

No event is without store packs! The handy infographic below is courtesy of Orange Wizard.

Infographic showing store packs for Halloween 2020 event

The SOS Bundle is identical to what we saw in October’s Wizarding Weekend. I’m not breaking down the cost because I can tell you it’s not a good deal. Most players can find the necessary Ingredients, so there’s no rarity to consider when deciding if this is worth it. For 410 Gold, it includes:

  • 5 Exstimulo Potions
  • 3 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 125 Spell Energy

What about the Ministry Supplies Bundle? For 750 Gold, it includes:

  • 6 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 4 Silver Keys
  • 3 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 5 Level 5 Legends of Hogwarts Runestones
  • 125 Spell Energy

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 426 Gold to buy 6 Potent Potions.

You can now buy 10 Silver Keys for 720 Gold, making the individual value of each Silver Key 72 Gold. 4 Silver Keys is thus worth 288 Gold.

Tonic for Trace Detection costs 60 Gold, which is actually a good deal considering the price of 2 Erumpent Horns. BUT these Ingredients have been plentiful lately, so most players don’t need more Tonic for Trace Detection. This value can be 180 Gold.

Using the cost breakdown from Andolov, we can assume that 5 Level 5 Runestones are worth 60 Gold.

Without including the value of the Spell Energy and the Trace Tonics, the bundle is worth 774 Gold, slightly more than the 750 Gold price tag. This is the best deal the game has offered in ages, especially if you need more Tonic for Trace Detection and Spell Energy.

If you live in a very rural area, or if your part of the world is in strict lockdown, I highly recommend buying the Ministry Supplies Bundle.

What do you think of the Wizards Unite Halloween event? Are you excited for it?

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
1 month ago

This doesn’t look too bad. I’m disappointed the Basilisk isn’t returning to the challenge chambers like last year; that was fun! But I’ll be super happy if I can finally prestige my page with Young Harry Potter to silver. Or maybe gold!

Gryffinprof
Gryffinprof
1 month ago

Thank you so much for all the hard work you are putting in to get us the information about each event’s task. I just wanted you to know that it is much appreciated! A very special thanks about the early heads-up on this event. Placing 7 images in the registry could have been a real problem, but now I can prepare for the event by concentrating on Legends Foundables and not placing any images until the event starts!

Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark
28 days ago
Reply to  Gryffinprof

I started last night grinding Challenges and got 3 ready to collect, plus got a lucky red foundable today that I dropped a trace charm on to get 2 more ready so will only need to find 2 more to complete that step.

Jeff Orr
Jeff Orr
29 days ago

Great overview of the Halloween Event – thanks for the effort to help it be as enjoyable as possible with tips and prep ideas.

Is there a map or some additional details (e.g., CEII, L32) where those SOS Training nodes are located? I am not aware of a “Search” capability in-game to find specific nodes.

Fidonet
Fidonet
23 days ago

Enjoyed this event. I was able to clear a few pages and finished many SOS lessons.