An Imperfect Love Brilliant Event Week 2

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An Imperfect Love artwork with portraits of Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange

Confession: I’m having major event fatigue with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. February is already the shortest month of the year, and yet we have 5 total events this month.

It’s just… a lot.

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Editorializing over… On to the Wizards Unite event guide for the second week of the Brilliant Event An Imperfect Love. This will be February 23 to March 2, 2021.

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

An Imperfect Love Brilliant Event Week 2 Guide

As players have seen for almost a year now, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home. I urge you to continue to stay safe and to follow all local laws and guidelines.

Keep reading to learn all the details of An Imperfect Love Brilliant Event Week 2. You can also watch my video!

Event Name An Imperfect Love Brilliant Event (Week 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts on February 23rd, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on March 2nd, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Features

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • The following Foundables will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection. Note these all require the spell Alohomora.
    • -Argus Filch
    • -Executioner
    • -Thestral
    • -Demiguise
    • -MoonCalf
    • -Buckbeak
  • 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

Players will notice a return to typical Brilliant Event tasks. While these tasks might feel a bit repetitive, they are possible to complete at home.

To prepare for the second set of tasks, do not visit the Brilliant Registry Page until you reach that step! Also, stop returning Brilliant Foundables once you reach 19 of any. Once you reach 20, you’re automatically taken to the Brilliant Registry Page, which you do not want.

To prepare for the fourth set of tasks, do not PLACE any Images on the Brilliant Registry page until you reach that step. This will allow you to place Images quickly.

Keep in mind, this might be difficult to do since you need to earn Brilliant Family XP to collect Brilliant Runestones for the second set of tasks. You might decide to place some Images to earn Brilliant Family XP.

Also, if Brilliant Traces are plentiful for you, you can choose to place the Images multiple times. This allows you to grind Brilliant Family XP and earn even more Brilliant Runestones.

Your own schedule and game goals will help you decide which strategy to follow.

An Imperfect Love Quest 1/4

Fairly standard tasks. To speed things up, brew 3 Potions before the Brilliant Event begins. Wait to collect them all at once.

Use a Tonic for Trace Detection to get the Brilliant Foundables.

Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus 2 Times 2 Snowdrop
Brew 3 Potions 2 Re’em Blood
Return 12 Brilliant Portrait of Bellatrix Lestrange Foundables 2 Powdered Dragon Claw

1st Quest Rewards

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

An Imperfect Love Quest 2/4

The boosted Foundables all require Alohomora. You should easily come across those Foundables by using the required Tonics for Trace Detection.

To collect Brilliant An Imperfect Love 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.

Cast Alohomora 15 Times 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Use 2 Tonics for Trace Detection 3 Leaping Toadstool
Collect 6 Brilliant Imperfect Love Runestones 1 Dark Detector

2nd Quest Rewards

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

An Imperfect Love Quest 3/4

Using Master Notes is a slowdown task. Brew Potions with a short brewing time, like Exstimulo Potions or Healing Potions. You can spend Gold on a Rental Cauldron to work on multiple Potions. You can also spend Gold to collect Potions immediately. However, this isn’t necessary unless you’re trying to complete the task quickly!

Hop aboard the Knight Bus to defeat Foes. These can be any Foes, so you can quickly knock these out in 3-4 Wizarding Challenges in the Tower Chambers.

Find Brilliant Foundables with a Tonic for Trace Detection. Note that you need to return 15 Brilliant Portrait of Voldemort Foundables. If you don’t want to place this Image until the next step, you have options.

The first choice is that prior to this quest, only return 5 Foundables. Then you return 15 during this quest, giving you the 20 you need to place the Image in the 4th quest.

The other option is to keep returning Foundables, but continuing not to place the Image. You’ll return more than 20 overall, but just receive credit for the 20.

It might be easiest to go ahead and place the Brilliant Portrait of Voldemort Image in the Registry as soon as it’s ready, regardless of where you are in the tasks.

Use Master Notes 7 Times 1 Silver Key
Defeat 15 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 4 Runespoor Eggs
Return 15 Brilliant Portrait of Voldemort Foundables 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions

3rd Quest Rewards

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

An Imperfect Love Quest 4/4

Drink a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir and hop on the Knight Bus.

The quickest way to place Images in the Brilliant Registry is to wait until this step to do so. Placing Images on the Brilliant Quidditch Changing Room should count for this task, but it’s not guaranteed. If you want to prepare for this task, doing Wizarding Challenges with a Brilliant Runestone BEFORE the Brilliant Event begins. Collect 3 Lavender Brown Fragments so you’re ready to place her Image.

Another Tonic for Trace Detection will help you return 15 Brilliant Foundables.

Earn 7000 Wizarding XP from Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
Place 5 Images on An Imperfect Love Registry Page 1 Spell Book
Collect 15 Mysterious Note Pieces by Returning Brilliant An Imperfect Love Foundables 1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 1 Brilliant Mass Breakout from Azkaban Daily Prophet Issue Registry Image

An Imperfect Love BONUS Assignment!

Formidable Foes have 2 stars. You can find these in the Tower Chambers rather easily.

You will most likely need to drink multiple Tonics for Trace Detection to attract sufficient Brilliant Traces Traces.

To earn 12,500 Wizarding XP quickly, once again, drink a Brain Elixir. Use your Trace Charm on every red beam (Severe and Emergency Traces). If you can visit an Inn safely, stack Dark Detectors to attract a greater amount of high-threat Traces. Wait until you’re on the Bonus Assignment to open 20 Gifts, prioritizing any Extravagant Gifts and others with high Wizarding XP.

I know many players will groan over the return of “Highest Chamber,” but I prefer this task to using Potions in Wizarding Challenges.

Defeat 15 Formidable Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
Return 45 Brilliant An Imperfect Love Foundables 10 Spell Energy
Earn 12500 Wizarding XP 1 Silver Key
Defeat Highest Chamber Unlocked 1 Time 1 Spell Book
Cast Alohomora 25 Times 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Event Title
  • 20 Spell Energy
  • 5 Brilliant Morsmordre Dark Mark Fragments

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 doing Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones and unlocking Brilliant Portkeys.

If you complete the entire Bonus Assignment, you do NOT need to unlock any Brilliant Portkeys.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Portrait of Bellatrix LestrangeBrilliant Portrait of Bellatrix Lestrange Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Portrait of VoldemortBrilliant Portrait of Voldemort Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Sword of Gryffindor ReplicaBrilliant Sword of Gryffindor Replica Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant Morsmordre Dark MarkBrilliant Morsmordre Dark Mark Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Mass Breakout from Azkaban Daily Prophet IssueBrilliant Mass Breakout from Azkaban Daily Prophet Issue Brilliant Event Quest Reward 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 pick up 5 Brilliant Portkeys during the Brilliant Event, even if you don’t open them all during the event.
  • If you are nervous about finding time to walk the Brilliant Portkeys, you can also earn the necessary Foundable Fragments by completing the Bonus Assignment.
  • To find Brilliant Sword of Gryffindor Replica, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. To minimize your usage of Spell Energy, stick with Ruins IV-V 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 invest your resources in Advanced Adversarial Combat, 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 of An Imperfect Love Bundles. All details written in article text.

First up, the SOS Bundle! This bundle keeps appearing in Brilliant Events: 5 Silver Keys and 100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold. I’m going to use the same math because it hasn’t changed either.

You can 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.

Next up, the Brilliant Bundle! This is identical to what we saw for the first week of An Imperfect Love. For 800 Gold, you get:

  • 5 Baruffio’s Brain Elixirs
  • 10 Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 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 470 Gold to buy 5 Brain Elixirs.

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 the value of 5 Tonics is 275 Gold.

For most players, this bundle is only worth 745 Gold, not a good value.

Even with the added value of the Exstimulo Potions (3 Gold each per Snowdrop, Bitterroot, and Re’em Blood, so 9 Gold per Potion or 90 Gold total), it’s still barely a good value.

Finally, the Bonus Assignment Bundle! For 2100 Gold, you get:

  • 10 Strong Exstimulo Potions
  • 10 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 10 Silver Keys
  • 150 Spell Energy

The value of 10 Tonics is 550 Gold.

The value of 10 Silver Keys is 720 Gold.

For most players, this bundle is worth only 1270 Gold, not a good value.

Even with the added value of the Strong Exstimulo Potions (3 Gold each per Snowdrop, Bitterroot, and Re’em Blood, plus 12 Gold for Abraxan Hair, so 36 Gold per Potion or 360 Gold total), it’s still not a good value.

Coming Soon: A quick guide to completing the Brilliant Event FAST. This is a reader request from the Wizards Unite reader survey. We’re still taking responses!

What do you think about this Brilliant Event? Do you like the tasks, rewards, bundles, and more? What sort of tasks and rewards would you like to see in future Brilliant Events?

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
13 days ago

I also have event fatigue. Thank you SO much for continuing to post these guides for us.

Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark
11 days ago

Really glad they stopped the resource burn of potions, I hope they don’t bring that back, it’s hard enough to keep up a decent stock when they throw this many events at us.

angrydave
angrydave
10 days ago

I am also feeling fatigue. The task that annoys me the most is ‘return 45 brilliant foundables’. By the end of the event we all need to return at least 87 brilliant foundables, plus however many more are required for page 2/4 to collect 6 brilliant runestones. I find it so boring and repetitive to basically spend the better part of a week returning over 100 of the same 2-4 foundables (about 15 per day on average).

Fidonet
Fidonet
7 days ago

Yes I think a lot of us are feeling burnt out. I’m nearly done with the bonus and almost to level 52! Then again I’ve complained about this level of events for a while now. I’m really, really grateful for these guides.

Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark
5 days ago

“The following Foundables will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection. Note these all require the spell Alohomora”

Boosted my ass, this has been the hardest part of the event, I have been searching for 2 days now for the 25 needed to finish the boonus stage and tonic traces are really not boosted, I’ve gone an entire 30 minutes only seeing one.