Take the Knight Bus for Wizards Unite Community Day

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July 2021 Wizards Unite Community Day artwork depicting a Fortress, Challenge Fragments, and the Knight Bus

UPDATE: Note that the HPWU team gave us incorrect information about Forest III and Portkeys. The WizHub team sent out updates quickly on Discord, Twitter, and Facebook, but I was away from my computer all weekend, and I couldn’t update this article. Please follow Wizards Unite Hub on social media for immediate news updates.

Players in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite can breathe slightly after the current Dragon event ends… But you won’t get much of a break before the July Wizards Unite Community Day begins!

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Take the Knight Bus to Hogwarts or gather at your favorite local Fortress. Similar to April’s Community Day, this is all about Wizarding Challenges, with guaranteed Exploration Fragments in certain Chambers.

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

Wizards Unite Community Day July 2021

This Community Day is relatively laid-back. It’s an easy one to skip if you’re busy (or driving home from Ohio like I will be…). You can also just focus on the tasks if you want the rewards.

Unlike the majority of Community Days, there will not be any Foundables boosted on the Map, BUT you can earn guaranteed Exploration Fragments by doing Wizarding Challenges in specific Chambers.

Some tasks will be difficult for new players. If you’ve only unlocked about half of your Profession’s Lesson Plan, I recommend not worrying about the tasks. Otherwise, you’ll be pushed to use more resources than you might expect.

I’ve covered everything in a video. You can also keep reading for the Community Day details, tips, and tricks!

Wizards Unite July Community Day Information
Date Sunday, July 11, 2021
Time
  • 12:01am to 11:59pm in your local time
Effects
  • Community Day specific Task List will be in your Special Assignments tab!
  • Special Assignments focused on completing Wizarding Challenges with rewards including Potions, Spell Books, Ingredients, and DADA Books.
  • Reduced brew times for Healing, Wit-Sharpening, and all Exstimulo Potions… IF players collect 5 million Dragon Egg Fragments!
  • Guaranteed chance to receive certain Exploration Fragments in specific Chambers REGARDLESS OF RUNESTONE:
    • Ministry Visitor’s Entrance Knight Bus from Forest Chamber III
    • -Fountain of Magical Brethren from Forest Chamber V
    • -Thunderbird from Dark Chamber III
    • -Wizard Chess Queen from Dark Chamber V
  • Guaranteed Exploration Fragments when doing Wizarding Challenges in Forest IV or above. This means guaranteed double Fragments in Forest V, Dark III, and Dark V!
  • A special 1km Portmanteau that rewards Knight Bus Ministry Visitor’s Fragments.
  • All Wizarding Challenges will give Spell Energy, plus extra Wizarding XP and Challenge XP.
Free Store Pack
  • 25 Spell Energy
  • 6 Baneberry
  • 4 Bulbadox Juice
  • 4 Angel’s Trumpet
  • 2 Erumpet Horn

July 2021 Community Day Tasks

These Wizards Unite event tasks are fairly straightforward for players who have maxed out their Profession. Individual rewards are not great considering the difficulty of tasks, but the overall rewards are much better than players received for April’s Community Day!

Task Reward
Use 12 Potions 25 Spell Energy
Earn 6750 XP from Wizarding Challenges 1 Strong Invigoration Draught
Return 4 Ministry Visitor’s Entrance Knight Bus from Forest Chamber III 6 Snowdrop
Return 4 Fountain of Magical Brethren from Forest Chamber V 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Return 3 Thunderbird from Dark Chamber III 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion
Return 2 Wizard Chess Queen from Dark Chamber V 1 Silver Key

Completion Rewards:

  • 3 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 40 Ministry Manuals
  • 3 Spell Books
  • 60 Gold
  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 30 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for July Community Day

As already mentioned, July’s Community Day is nearly identical to the event back in April. Thus, my preparation advice is similar as well!

If you’re concerned about connection issues, try to play at a local Fortress instead of using the Knight Bus. (Unfortunately, the Knight Bus is notoriously buggy during events). If you play at a local Fortress, follow all local laws and guidelines to stay safe.

If you are a competitive player with a maxed-out Profession, I encourage you to complete your tasks either at a local Fortress or in a coordinated Knight Bus to avoid being frustrated by new and/or casual players.

If you are a new and/or casual player, please read through all of this advice to improve your Fortress skills! You can absolutely be a great teammate in a Dark Chamber without having a maxed-out Profession. It’s just a matter of understanding your Profession and using your resources wisely.

That said, you won’t miss out on too much if you choose not to complete the tasks in the Dark Chambers. Keep in mind, if you do complete this Community Day, that will make Brilliant Events more difficult for you to complete, since they often require players to complete a Wizarding Challenge in your highest unlocked Chamber. You might benefit more overall by sticking with Forest III and Forest V to earn the guaranteed Fragments.

Fortresses 101

Worried about being a good teammate in the Dark Chambers? Take some time to learn the basics about doing Wizarding Challenges with a team.

First of all, go through the Fortresses tag here on Wizards Unite Hub. Our writers have covered Wizarding Challenges from a variety of angles, so you’re sure to find helpful content, no matter your experience.

Second of all, learn how to be a better teammate! This video breaks down advice that applies to all players, regardless of Profession. There are timestamps in the description so you can skip ahead to the advice that is most helpful to you. I created this video with the assumption that you can’t communicate with your teammates.

This playlist has some great tutorials from different Wizards Unite players, all about Wizarding Challenges. You can find videos based on Profession, videos that break down the basics of Wizarding Challenges, and videos with analyses of Wizarding Challenges.

Potions

When it comes to using Potions in Wizarding Challenges, each Profession has a different approach… And high-level players doing coordinated Wizarding Challenges won’t use many Potions at all, if any.

If you have not yet completed your Profession’s Lesson Plan, or if you aren’t coordinating with other players, then you should stock up on Potions and Ingredients before Community Day.

These Potions can all be used in Wizarding Challenges:

  • Exstimulo Potions (all)
  • Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • Healing Potions
  • Invigoration Draughts (all)

Exstimulo Potions will help you hit harder. If you’re a lower-level player, this can help balance out your abilities in Wizarding Challenges.

Wit-Sharpening Potions work against Elite Foes. These are great for the Forest Chambers if you’re playing without all 3 Professions, and you need to take out an Elite Foe that is neutral for you. You can also use a Wit-Sharpening Potion in Dark Chambers against an Elite Foe that is proficient for you, but you should still wait until Proficiency and Bravery are both cast. The extra power can help lower-level players compensate.

Healing Potions are handy if you’re playing without a Magizoologist. (Although in a Dark Chamber, you should put together a balanced team). They are also helpful for lower-level players who haven’t built up their stamina yet.

Professors and Magizoologists want to have a few Strong Invigoration Draughts handy to cast their Strategic Spells quickly. This is also helpful for lower-level Aurors to have more Focus to pass.

If you’re a high-level player, consider stocking up on Ingredients to take advantage (hopefully) of the reduced brewing times.

Portkeys

Of course, right after 6 days of walking to collect Dragon Egg Fragments, you might be depleted of Silver Keys and real energy for walking. But if you need Knight Bus Fragments, save room to pick up a few 1km Portkeys on Community Day.

Tips for Enjoying July’s Community Day

This is another low-key Community Day, so don’t stress about it. You can grind if you want, or you can take the day off. There’s not a wrong way to play Wizards Unite, so allow your own game goals determine your strategy.

Keep in mind, the guaranteed Exploration Fragments from Wizarding Challenges are regardless of Runestone, AND they are in addition to the usual chance of getting a Fragment from your Runestone.

This means if you win Dark Chamber V, you will earn the Fragment from your Runestone, PLUS Wizard Chess Queen.

How to Coordinate on the Knight Bus

By now most high-level players know how to coordinate Knight Bus rides with friends. If not, it’s really simple, if time-consuming. You need to be in-game friends for this to work.

  1. Board the Knight Bus and enter a low Chamber (Ruins II-V) with an old Brilliant Runestone (this way you do not waste important Runestones if you accidentally join the Wizarding Challenge).
  2. Have your friends look for the yellow Friend medallion or “beacon” in the Fortress.
  3. If they do not see your beacon, they leave the Knight Bus!
  4. Your friend continues this process until they see your beacon. After about 10 attempts going on and off the Knight Bus, your friend should restart the game.
  5. Once they find you, choose a Chamber to enter together!
  6. As long as you and your friend stay on the bus, you can continue to play Chambers together!

You can also check out these Discord servers for Knight Bus coordination.

A Note on the Knight Bus

If you’re taking the Knight Bus to do Wizarding Challenges, then keep in mind that the player who starts (first enters) the Chamber determines whether or not the players can earn Community Day bonuses. This was true during previous Community Day events, but I know it’s a bit confusing.

Wizards Unite Community Day is based on local times. However, when taking the Knight Bus, you can randomly play with witches and wizards around the world. This means that if Community Day is NOT active in your timezone, but you enter a Chamber started by a player where Community Day is active, then you might enjoy the Community Day bonuses.

Once Community Day is active in your area, if you’re doing Wizarding Challenges, then you should coordinate with friends to get the Community Day bonuses. Or you’ll want to start the Chamber yourself to guarantee access.

Community Day Bundles

In addition to the free store pack, players have the option of buying a premium store pack. Two options are available.

For 420 Gold, you can buy:

  • 5 Invigoration Draughts
  • 5 Exstimulo Potions
  • 5 Wit-Sharpening Potions

I’m not going to bother doing the math on this. Don’t buy this bundle. Invigoration Draughts are not a good value in the game, period. Exstimulo Potions use common Ingredients, and they have a short brewing time. Wit-Sharpening Potions also use common Ingredients, plus you can get them through Gifts.

For 470 Gold, you can buy:

  • 5 Healing Potions
  • 3 Strong Exstimulos
  • 3 Potent Exstimulos
  • 50 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 3 Potent Potions are worth 213 Gold.

Normally we don’t recommend spending Gold on Strong Exstimulo Potions because their Ingredients are common. However, with frequent Wizards Unite events, players are going through their Potions quickly.

Looking at just Ingredients, 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.

Thus 3 Strong Potions are worth 108 Gold.

Healing Potions use common Ingredients, plus you can earn them through Gifts. Do not spend Gold on these.

Before Spell Energy, this bundle is only worth 321 Gold. With Spell Energy, it’s only worth 421 Gold, not quite the price tag.

Final Thoughts on Community Day

If you’re in an area where you can walk safely, set aside a few hours to go outside and walk while playing Wizards Unite. This is a great way to walk off Portkeys and collect new Ingredients. Plant Wormwood or Snowdrop in a Greenhouse if you need it.

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!

I hope this Wizards Unite Community Day guide has been helpful! Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in future guides.

Do you have any tips for fellow witches and wizards to enjoy Community Day at home? Share them in the comments or through our social media platforms!

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jaubert
jaubert
16 days ago

I’m sure you have already noticed, but Forest III is the Knight Bus, not the Ministry Entrance

Nancy Tomasheski
Nancy Tomasheski
16 days ago

Thank you for the team combat tips! I’m a day one player, but was solo until the Knight Bus came along, so don’t have the experience. I “know” the basics, like pass Focus (I’m an Auror) and choosing my optimal opponents, but I want to get better at being a real team player, and this will definitely help! I’ll probably give Community Day mostly a pass (I work Saturday nights, so while I’m always grateful when it’s on a Sunday, I’d also just as soon sleep in if there’s not anything really special – to me – to chase), but… Read more »

Robert Snyder
Robert Snyder
15 days ago

I got the knight bus from forest 3, and the ministry visitors entrance from the event portkeys