Into the Fire Brilliant Event Part 2

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite players continue to relive Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the upcoming Brilliant Event.

Return Brilliant Foundables to the Brilliant Triwizard Maze during Part 2 of the Into the Fire Brilliant Event, running October 4-11, 2021.

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

Reminder: due to player feedback, we have moved the Brilliant Event preparation tips to the end of the article. If you’re a new player, be sure to read that section.

Into the Fire Brilliant Event Part 2 Guide

Like most Wizards Unite events, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can (mostly) play at home. Constant vigilance!

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. Keep an eye out for the Bonus Assignment that will be available to complete after the main tasks have been accomplished!

Part 2 Portkeys will return to the Headmaster’s Office, one of my favorite environments!

Keep reading to learn all the details of Into the Fire Brilliant Event Part 2, or watch my video! Also, apologies for how late this is. I had a medical test under anesthesia on Friday, and it took me awhile to recover.

Event Name Into the Fire Brilliant Event (Part 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on October 4th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Ends on October 11th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Features

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Foundables that will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection:
    • -Mad-Eye Moody
    • -Quidditch Captain Cedric Diggory
    • -Quidditch Captain Harry Potter
    • -Goblet of Fire
    • -Pensieve
    • -Baby Troll
  • 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 5 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

Pretty standard tasks. While events still follow “play at home” design, tasks can only have so much variation.

The first quest includes brewing Potions. Do these in advance. Don’t collect them until the event begins.

The second quest requires doing Master Notes. After you collect your Potions for the first quest, go ahead and queue up your Cauldron, but wait to use Master Notes. When the second quest begins, you can do Master Notes and then collect the Potion quickly.

You also collect Brilliant Runestones during the second quest. To do this quickly, do NOT visit the Brilliant Registry until you reach this quest!

Additionally, stop returning Brilliant Foundables if you reach 19 of either while doing the first quest. Once you reach 20, you’re automatically taken to the Brilliant Registry Page, which you do not want. If you forget, you can force close the app to avoid collecting any Brilliant Runestones.

For the fourth quest, you need to place Images in the Brilliant Registry. To do this quickly, wait until the the fourth quest is live before you place any Images. Of course, if you have plentiful access to Brilliant Traces, but the other tasks are slowing you down, you might choose to place the Brilliant Images multiple times.

Into the Fire Quest 1/4

Collecting Ingredients, Portmanteaus, Spell Energy, or Seeds is pretty straightforward.

As already mentioned, brew your Potions in advance. Collect them as soon as the event begins.

Use a Tonic for Trace Detection to find enough Brilliant Traces.

Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 6 Abraxan Hair
Brew 3 Potions 2 Re’em Blood
Return 12 Brilliant Blast-Ended Skrewt Foundables 1 Exstimulo Potion

1st Quest Rewards

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

Into the Fire Quest 2/4

Any Foundables count, so use a Tonic for Trace Detection and/or walk around.

To use Master Notes quickly, brew short Potions. You can also spend Gold on a Rental Cauldron, or to collect 1 Potion immediately.

Visit the Brilliant Registry to collect Brilliant Runestones. If you need more Brilliant Family XP, open a Brilliant Portkey and/or return Brilliant Foundables.

Return 20 Foundables 1 Dawdle Draught
Use Masters Note 5 Times 3 Leaping Toadstool
Collect 6 Brilliant Into the Fire Runestones 5 Bitteroot

2nd Quest Rewards

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

Into the Fire Quest 3/4

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

This quest includes the most challenging and/or frustrating task, requiring you to cast Great (or Masterful) spells. Remember that the speed and accuracy matter.

Hop on the Knight Bus to defeat Foes. Usually you get 3-4 Foes in Ruins IV to Tower II, so those Chambers will help you finish this task quickly.

Return 12 Brilliant Welsh Green Foundables 1 Silver Key
Cast 15 Great Spells 6 Snowdrop
Defeat 15 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Into the Fire Quest 4/4

Do Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones to earn Amos Diggory. You can place him multiple times.

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

Use another Tonic for Trace Detection to find Brilliant Traces.

Place 5 Images on Brilliant Into the Fire Registry Page 1 Spell Book
Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Challenges 1 Spell Book
Collect 15 Mysterious Note Pieces by Returning Brilliant Into the Fire 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 Transfigured Draco Malfoy Registry Image

Into the Fire BONUS Assignment!

Returning 45 Brilliant Foundables is a grind. In addition to using Tonic for Trace Detection, walk a decent loop in a place with plenty of Map activity (if you can do so safely). This will also help you find Quidditch Captain Harry Potter and Baby Troll. (You cast Wingardium Leviosa on Baby Troll).

If you have Spell Energy to burn, you can do Wingardium Leviosa very slowly, so the Baby Troll resists. Then you can complete multiple spell casts on the single Foundable.

To earn 12,500 Wizarding XP quickly, once again, drink a Brain Elixir. Wait until you’re on the Bonus Assignment to open 20 Gifts, prioritizing any Extravagant Gifts and others with high Wizarding XP. Honestly, I can get the 12,500 Wizarding XP with a Brain Elixir and just a handful of Extravagant Gifts.

Formidable Foes have 2 stars. Find them in Ruins IV to Tower IV.

Return 45 Brilliant Into the Fire Foundables 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion
Earn 12,500 Wizarding XP from Any Source 1 Silver Key
Defeat 15 Formidable Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Spell Book
Return 3 Quidditch Captain Harry Potter Foundables 1 Spell Book
Cast 7 Wingardium Leviosa Spells 2 Wit-Sharpening Potions

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Secrets Revealed Badge
  • 20 Spell Energy
  • 5 Brilliant Starting Cannon Registry Images

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like all 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 Bonus Assignment, you do NOT need to unlock any Brilliant Portkeys.

Brilliant Where to Find it Fragments to Collect
Brilliant Blast-Ended SkrewtBrilliant Blast-Ended Skrewt Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Welsh GreenBrilliant Welsh Green Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Amos DiggoryBrilliant Amos Diggory Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant Starting CannonBrilliant Starting Cannon Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Transfigured Draco MalfoyBrilliant Transfigured Draco Malfoy Brilliant Event Quest Reward 1

Other Foundables related to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be boosted as well. You can see these in the infographic below.

Infographic depicting boosted Foundables for Into the Fire Part 2

How to Prepare for the Brilliant Event

Most Wizards Unite events, including Brilliant Events, will be easier to complete if you work on your SOS Training. Unlock as many of these nodes as you can!

With a more potent Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, you can earn Wizarding XP more quickly.

With reduced brewing times for Exstimulo Potions and Healing Potions, you can complete Master Notes tasks more quickly. You can also brew Potions more quickly.

With more Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection, you can more quickly find Brilliant Traces, as well as the other boosted Foundables. This will help you complete tasks.

Location Node Effect
CE I,8 Brainiac Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,9 Nail Mail Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,15 Caps Off Reduces brewing time for Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,8 Dry and Bitter Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,9 Drop for Drop Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE II,40 Mane Event Reduces brewing time for Exstimulo Potion
CE I,8 Magical Maladies Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,10 Ditty for Dittany Reduces brewing time for Healing Potion
CE I,7 A Wing and a Flare Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,19 Temp Work Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE II,22 Bottoms Up Adds 5 minutes to Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
CE I,6 Start a Movement Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,10 Sous Vide Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE II,17 Clear Your Mind Increases Baruffio’s Brain Elixir efficacy
CE I,7 Stir Crazy Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE II,25 Concentrated Concoction Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection
CE III,38 Trained For This Increases Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, or maybe you’re returning after a Wizards Unite hiatus, 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!

  • If you are below level 20 in Wizards Unite, you might want to use Exstimulo Potions on the Brilliant Foundables. Otherwise they will use a lot of Spell Energy to return, because they resist. However, the Brilliant Welsh Green is an Oddity, so don’t waste your Potions on it!
  • 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, or are living under a lockdown, you can also earn the necessary Brilliant Fragments by completing the Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Amos Diggory, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. It’s easiest to do this during Quest 4 since you need to place Brilliant Images. 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 Fragments you need, but you’ll be able to do so quickly, without expending too many resources. If you’re low on Runestones, try Tower I-II Chambers to improve your odds of earning the required Fragments.
  • 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. Remember that Dark Detectors do NOT give event Traces.
  • 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/third profession, or you can invest in SOS Training. That is a personal decision, so good luck!

Brilliant Event Bundles

As usual, you have the option to collect 1 free bundle and to buy 3 premium bundles. Don’t forget the open your free bundle before the event ends! The Bonus Bundle will not be available until the Bonus Assignment is unlocked, so keep that in mind.

First up, the SOS Bundle! This bundle keeps appearing in Brilliant Events: 5 Silver Keys and 100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold. Since the bundle is the same, the math is the same too.

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 a repeat from last week. 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 5 Brain Elixirs are worth 470 Gold.

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 4 Tonics are worth 275 Gold.

I do not recommend spending Gold on regular Exstimulo Potions or their Ingredients.

Finally, the Spell Energy is worth 60 Gold.

The total value of the bundle is 805 Gold, a savings of just 5 Gold. You may decide this is a smart purchase for you if you are low on Ingredients for the Potions or they are particularly rare where you live.

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

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

10 Tonics are worth 550 Gold.

Because the Ingredients needed to brew regular or Strong Exstimulo Potions are fairly common, it is typically not a good value to purchase them in Diagon Alley. For those who want to know the math, 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.

If you really need those Strong Potions, 6 could be worth 216 Gold.

(Also, the reason I look at all Ingredients for Strong Exstimulo Potion is because you should only spend Gold on these if you desperately can’t get the Ingredients. In that case, the cost comparison is for the cost of Ingredients).

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 10 Potent Potions cost 426 Gold.

10 Silver Keys cost 720 Gold.

Before Spell Energy, this bundle is worth up to 1912 Gold. With Spell Energy, it’s still only worth 2212 Gold. If you really need Potions and Spell Energy, this bundle might be worth it to you.

Final Brilliant Event Notes

Who else is excited for the thematic Foundables? I need the Goblet of Fire to prestige my page!

What do you think of the tasks and rewards? Do you have suggestions of new tasks you would like to see in future Brilliant Events? Are you interested in the storyline? Let us know!

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Phil Newmark
Phil Newmark
20 days ago

Love the new bug that seems to be in the game starting with this event. Any time I use an Exstimulo potion the game hard crashes and restarts on it’s own.