Lucius Malfoy Lethal Adversaries Event

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The next Lethal Adversaries Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will feature Lucius Malfoy!

The Lucius Malfoy Lethal Adversaries Event will be November 19-22, 2021.

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In this Lethal Adversaries guide, discover all of the event features, tasks, rewards, and strategic tips.

ALSO the free store pack contains the normal goodies PLUS Seeds, Water, and Ingredients.

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

You can watch my video or keep reading!

Event Name Lucius Malfoy Lethal Adversaries Event
Date + Time

  • Starts on November 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Ends on November 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT
Features

  • A special assignment with rewards
  • Premiere of Lethal Adversary Lucius Malfoy
  • Narcissa Malfoy will be boosted on the Map
  • The following Foundable will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection:
    • -Three-Headed Dog
  • Master Notes will reduce brewing time by 50% for all Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • Guaranteed Exploration Foundable Fragments from Forest Chamber IV
  • Increased Wizarding XP and Challenge XP from doing Wizarding Challenges, plus Spell Energy rewards
  • Free store pack
Rewards

  • Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • Spell Energy
  • Gold
  • And more!!!

Adversaries Event Tasks and Rewards

The third Lethal Adversaries Event is similar to the previous Lethal Adversaries Events. Players have 2 regular sets of tasks to complete, plus a Bonus Assignment.

As a reminder, rewards for all Wizards Unite events will be generous between now and the game’s end on January 31, 2022. Players can earn a great deal of Gold just by defeating the Guards!

If you are seeing plenty of Adversaries on the Map, wait until you’ve completed all other tasks before you use the Edible Dark Mark. Then it will help you with the 2nd quest.

The Fierce Death Eaters most likely refer to a Guard in the Lucius Malfoy chain.

Quest Step Reward
Use 1 Edible Dark Mark 20 Spell Energy
Defeat 10 Fierce Death Eaters 2 Wit-Sharpening Potions
Use 6 Potions in Adversary Encounters 2 Silver Keys
Return 8 Fragments from Lucius Malfoy Chains 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions

Overall rewards: 

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

After your Edible Dark Mark expires, use a Tonic for Trace Detection to find Mad-Eye Moody’s Eye Traces.

Quest Step Reward
Defeat Narcissa Malfoy 6 Times 6 Baruffio’s Brain Elixers
Earn 1500 Challenge XP Through Wizarding Challenges and/or Adversary Chains 10 Snowdrop
Deal 20,000 Damage to Adversaries 4 Healing Potions
Return 6 Lucius Malfoy Cane Fragments 3 Strong Exstimulo Potions

Overall rewards:

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

Adversaries Event BONUS Tasks and Rewards

This Adversaries Event includes a Bonus Assignment! Rewards include even more Spell Books. Pair your Trace Charm with Tonic for Trace Detection to find enough Three-Headed Dogs.

Draco Malfoy is a Guard in the Lucius Malfoy chain.

Quest Step Reward
Return 10 Three-Headed Dog Foundables 3 Spell Books
Defeat Draco Malfoy 6 Times 3 Spell Books
Return 6 Lucius Malfoy’s Wand Fragments 3 Spell Books
Defeat Lucius Malfoy 3 Times 3 Spell Books

Overall rewards:

  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1000 Wizarding XP
  • 40 Gold
  • 30 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for the Lethal Adversaries Event

My advice is is largely unchanged. The 1st Guard for each Adversary has more stamina than even Narcissa Malfoy. For this reason, players who haven’t completed an entire Profession Lesson Plan should just skip Lethal Adversaries.

For everyone else, work on your Advanced Adversarial Combat. Each unlocked node really makes a difference.

Strengthen your Potions through SOS Training. Brew the following Potions:

  • Strong and Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • Healing Potions
  • Tonics for Trace Detection (not as critical)

Max out your Spell Energy. Right now, Spell Energy on the Map is extremely generous, so this should be easy to do.

Use some of those extra Gold rewards to buy Vault Extensions so you can hold more Spell Energy, Potions, and Ingredients. You can also purchase missing Ingredients *coughSnowdropcough* for your Potions, which is a better deal than buying Potions in Diagon Alley.

This SOS Training chart indicates the different nodes and their locations to improve your Potions. Note the inclusion of nodes to improve Tonic for Trace Detection.

Location Node Effect
CE I,5 Engarde! Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,9 Brunch or Linner? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,22 Was Mundungus Here? Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,12 Awesome Blossom Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,8 Twisting Spleens Healing Potion Potency Increase
CE I,9 Name in the Paper! Healing Potion Potency Increase
CE II,15 Muggle Medicines Healing Potion Potency Increase
CE I,8 Hand in Hand Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,17 St. Mungos Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,28 Ebb and Neap Strong Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE I,20 Ice Cream Social Strong Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE I,12 Volunteer Work Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Light My Fire Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,38 Tempermental Cauldrons Potent Exstimulo Potion Potency Increase
CE III,42 Wasted on the Old Potent Exstimulo Potion Duration Increase
CE II,22 Whetstone for the Mind Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Recipe Recitation Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase
CE II,40 I’ll Be the Knight Wit-Sharpening Potion Potency Increase
CE II,32 Wit Beyond Leisure Wit-Sharpening Potion Duration Increase
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 Enjoy the Lethal Adversaries Event

The Lethal Adversaries appear to be listed in chronological order of when they first combat with Harry Potter in the books. (Lucius Malfoy first appears in Chamber of Secrets, but readers don’t see him in combat until Order of the Phoenix).

Barty Crouch Jr.’s stamina is 4800. Thus we know that Dolores Umbridge’s stamina is 4200. Lucius Malfoy is most likely stronger than Barty Crouch Jr. Keep that in mind as you devise your own strategy.

If you have not progressed much with Advanced Adversarial Combat, focus on the Feared Adversaries. You can still enter Lethal Adversary Encounters, but consider backing out after the 1st Guard. Otherwise, you will need to use a lot of Potions–and you still might lose.

If you need Defense Against the Dark Arts Books (for Advanced Adversarial Combat and/or SOS Training), engage with every Adversary Encounter. You earn multiple DADA Books through Lethal Adversary chains, but those require more resources. You earn just 1 guaranteed DADA Book through Feared Adversary chains, but they are easier to complete.

If you don’t need anymore DADA Books, and you’ve already prestiged all of your Feared Adversaries, you can focus just on Lethal Adversaries. While Lucius Malfoy will be featured, both Barty Crouch Jr. and Dolores Umbridge will appear as will, giving you the opportunity to prestige them.

That said, if you still need specific Feared Adversaries to prestige, you can enter an Adversary Encounter to see who it is. If you still don’t need additional DADA Books, you can back out of any Adversary you’ve already green-starred on a gold frame.

How to Save on Potions

Due to the high stamina of Lethal Adversaries and their Guards, you will use a lot of Potions. However, you can take a few steps to minimize how many Potions you use.

First, cast your Maxima Attack without Potions. (This is if you’re trying to conserve Potions–otherwise use Potions immediately). Then stack a Potent Exstimulo Potion with a Wit-Sharpening Potion (5 charges towards the next Maxima). Be alert with Protego. Keep an eye on your health bar (this is easier with the new update since low health is indicated with red around your screen), and drink Healing Potions with abundant caution.

If you have more time than Potions, you can save on Potions by only casting Maxima. You earn 1 charge for each Healing Potion and 1 charge for each Protego. This is a slow way to recharge your Maxima Attack bar, but then you only expend Potions during the Maxima Attack, which does considerable Damage.

How to Charge Maxima Attack

Whenever you face a new Adversary in the chain, you start with a charged Maxima Attack. After that, you recharge it by taking certain actions. Here are all the charges you get with each action.

  • Drink a regular Exstimulo Potion: 1 charge
  • Drink a Strong Exstimulo Potion: 2 charges
  • Drink a Potent Exstimulo Potion: 3 charges
  • Drink a Healing Potion: 1 charge
  • Drink a Wit-Sharpening Potion: 2 charges
  • Attack the Foe: 2 charges
  • Cast Protego: 1 charge

How many charges you need to fill up the Maxima Attack bar depends on the Foe in the Adversary chain. These are the stats for Barty Crouch Jr. and his Guards.

  • 8 for Dangerous Azkaban Escapee
  • 10 for Vicious Death Eater
  • 10 for Peter Pettigrew
  • 12 for Barty Crouch Jr.

These are the stats for Dolores Umbridge and her Guards.

  • 8 for Brown Centaur
  • 10 for Dementor
  • 10 for Basilisk
  • 12 for Dolores Umbridge

It’s possible Lucius Malfoy and his Guards will require the same number of charges, but they could require more.

Avoid Getting Kicked out of a Lethal Adversary Encounter

Many players were kicked out of the Barty Crouch Jr. Adversary chain. Unfortunately, this bug continued with the Dolores Umbridge Adversary Event. If this happened to you, there are some steps you can take to avoid it.

If a Foe Dodges your Maxima Attack, it may cause your game to crash. This is how you can avoid this bug.

First, how the bug works.

  • Player casts Maxima.
  • Adversary Dodges.
  • Maxima bar is incorrectly shown as full.
  • If you try to cast Maxima again, the game will crash because the Maxima is not charged (the game is showing incorrect information).

Here’s what to do instead, if you cast Maxima and the Adversary Dodges.

  • Continue the battle using regular attacks.
  • Count your actions to calculate when the Maxima Attack is ready to use again.

If you’re fighting Barty Crouch Jr. or Dolores Umbridge, use the stats above to count out the number of charges.

Since we don’t yet know how many charges are  needed to refill Maxima for Lucius Malfoy and his Guards, we need to guess. For Lucius Malfoy and his Guards, a conservative estimate is adding 2 charges compared to Dolores Umbridge/Barty Crouch Jr..

Don’t forget, when you start battling the next Adversary in the chain, the Maxima Attack resets. It is safe to use at this point.

Adversaries Event Bundles

Like all Wizards Unite events, this Adversaries Event will feature store bundles. The free store pack includes TWO Edible Dark Marks! Both paid bundles are repeats from past events.

Free store pack includes:

  • 2 Dark Detectors
  • 2 Edible Dark Mark
  • 3 Healing Potions
  • 2 Exstimulo Potions
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 50 Snowdrop
  • 20 Bitterroot Seeds
  • 20 Ginger Root Seeds
  • 20 Leaping Toadstool Seeds
  • 20 Lovage Seeds
  • 20 Scurvygrass Seeds
  • 20 Sneezewort Seeds
  • 20 Sopophorous Seeds
  • 20 Valerian Root Seeds
  • 20 Wormwood Seeds
  • 1000 Water

The Arresto Adversary Bundle (800 Gold) includes:

  • 3 Edible Dark Marks
  • 125 Spell Energy

Is this bundle a good deal?

You can buy 5 Edible Dark Marks for 1200 Gold, making the individual value 240 Gold. Thus the value of 3 Edible Dark Marks is 720 Gold. Unless, you need discounted Spell Energy, this bundle is not good value for EDMs.

The Adversary Vanquisher Trunk (2020 Gold) includes:

  • 3 Edible Dark Marks
  • 125 Spell Energy
  • 8 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 8 Wit-Sharpening Potions
  • 8 Strong Exstimulo Potions

3 Edible Dark Marks are worth 720 Gold.

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 8 Potent Potions are worth 568 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 8 Strong Potions are worth 288 Gold.

I really don’t recommend spending Gold on Wit-Sharpening Potions because Ingredients will be boosted during the event, AND you can get these Potions through Gifts.

Before Spell Energy, the bundle is really not worth the price asked. I only recommend this bundle for rural players who don’t have access to Ingredients or Spell Energy. And now, with Unicorn Hair available on the Map, and boosted Spell Energy, the bundle really isn’t a good deal.

Final Thoughts

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
14 days ago

Ugh, I HATE Narcissa Malfoy! Still looking forward to the event though.

Trevor Robson
Trevor Robson(@trevorrobson)
13 days ago

Outside of maxima attacks it is hard to do enough damage for it to matter. Just defend and heal, only attacking during a maxima attack. If they have 600, 800 hp left, end it. But I’ve found it usually takes the same number of maxima attacks whether you attack every turn or not. You use a few extra health potions per stage, but save a few wit & potent potions per stage. From an ingredient and brew time perspective you come out way ahead. My Auror is completed, both skill trees, I should be able to finish prof & zoo… Read more »

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald(@melissaoswald)
13 days ago

The first tasks have been reduced to 4 Fierce Death Eaters and 5 Fragments from Lucius’ chain; the others are the same.

Also, thank goodness the third guard is Draco and not Narcissa! I bet they saved Narcissa for Bellatrix’s third.

Chris van Buijten
Chris van Buijten(@chrisvanbuijten)
13 days ago

Second quest has changed:
4 times Narcissa Malfoy
Return 3 Lucius Malfoy Cane Fragments

Juan Casanova
Juan Casanova(@juancasanova)
13 days ago

This game has turned so buggy that it has restarted 3 times during the Lucius Malfoy Adversaries fight, not letting me finish the chain, and loosing all the work, potions, and Edible Dark Mark. The bug is much more random, than described above.
Definitely, Niantic is going to leave us very disappointed!

Chris van Buijten
Chris van Buijten(@chrisvanbuijten)
12 days ago

Bonus quest is now
Defeat Draco Malfoy 3 Times
Return 3 Lucius Malfoy’s Wand Fragments
Defeat Lucius Malfoy 1 Time

baby cerberes is also counting as 3 headed dog catch

nice quest. More diffical then the other two but more daunting.

Chris van Buijten
Chris van Buijten(@chrisvanbuijten)
11 days ago

Fineshad this quest Sunday afternoon. Had trouble getting the last Wand piece. Used approx 200 homebrew potions, exstimulo, wit sharpening and healing. And approx 450 spell energy. Had to make a small walk to replenish the supply once. Experienced only once a crash in an adversary chain. And the game hung/ hanged every time after I opened a quest reward. The game didnt return to the map so had to force quit. Annoying but I can live with this. Curious about the stength of Voldemort 😉

Fidonet
Fidonet(@fidonet)
11 days ago

Finished the event, not trying the bonus. Too much time needed to devote and too much potions are needed for these ones. I imagine if the game would of continued, we would see a third profession lesson that would make these easier.

Still bummed that the game is ending. Wish they could release the game as stand alone.

Overall good event, though used a quite a few EDMs. With the gold buildup, I went and bought a five pack for later. Now to build the potions back up.