Narcissa Adversaries Event Ultimate Guide

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Wizards Unite artwork depicting Narcissa Malfoy

March 2021 will feature two Adversaries Events in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. This Adversaries guide will cover the first event, which will be March 16-18, 2021.

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

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March Adversaries Event 1 Overview

Event Name March Adversaries Event 1
Date + Time

  • Starts on March 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT
  • Ends on March 18, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. PT
Features

  • A special assignment with rewards
  • Boosted Adversary and Oddity on the Map
    • -Narcissa Malfoy
    • -Leprechaun
  • Master Notes will reduce brewing time by 50% for all Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • Free store pack
Rewards

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

Adversaries Event Tasks and Rewards

Tasks are fairly similar to the most recent Adversaries Events. Rewards are identical.

Unfortunately, you cannot complete all of the event tasks entirely from home if you don’t have any game activity at your house. My hopeful silver lining is that many players now have extra Edible Dark Marks saved up from past events.

Quest Step Reward
Use Master Notes 8 times 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions
Defeat 13 Leprechauns 10 Gold
Complete Forest Chamber IV or Higher 3 Times 6 Snowdrop
Use 10 Exstimulo Potions (any) against Adversaries 20 Spell Energy
Earn 1500 Challenge XP through Wizarding Challenges and/or Adversary Chains 1 Silver Key
Deal 25,000 Damage to Adversaries 1 DADA Book
Defeat Narcissa 4 Times 1 DADA Book
Return 20 Artefact fragments from Narcissa Chain 1 DADA Book

Overall rewards:

  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Edible Dark Mark
  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 60 Gold
  • 30 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for March’s Adversaries Event

Honestly, my advice remains unchanged. First, if you haven’t already completed a Profession Lesson Plan, work on that. It’s better to focus on a single Profession than spend Spell Books and Restricted Section Books on multiple Professions.

Then, work through the nodes in the Advanced Adversarial Combat. The Precision nodes (on the right) increase your chances of getting a Critical Hit (inflicting more Damage). The Dodge nodes (on the left) increase your chances of dodging (taking no Damage).

I recommend unlocking the initial 4  Precision nodes and then the initial 4 Dodge nodes. You will see results with Critical Hits quickly.

Finally, strengthen your Potions through SOS Training. This chart indicates the different nodes and their locations to strengthen your Potions. Most of these nodes increase a Potion’s potency, but I’ve bolded the ones that add an additional use or charge to your Potion.

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
CD 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

Start brewing Healing Potions! Narcissa Malfoy deals 32-46 Damage each time, and you don’t want to lose because she hits you 4 times in a row. Remember that the Healing Potion must be used while you are playing “offense.” The Potions button briefly disappears when you are casting Protego.

Start collecting Ingredients for Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potions. You’ll want a good stockpile of these to take advantage of the reduced brewing time with Master Notes.

Brew many Exstimulo Potions and Wit-Sharpening Potions in advance. You’ll want these on hand immediately when the event begins, especially if you haven’t progressed far in Advanced Adversarial Combat.

Open up your maximum Gifts each day, prioritizing Gifts that give you the aforementioned Potions and/or Ingredients.

Fill up on Spell Energy! Even when using Potions, you go through Spell Energy quickly to defeat Adversaries.

If you have extra Gold available, purchase Vault Extensions. The ability to hold more Spell Energy, Ingredients, and Potions will help you prepare for resource-intense events like this one.

The Problem for Rural Players at Home

Players only get a single Edible Dark Mark in the free store pack. Task rewards do not include an additional Edible Dark Mark.

If you are playing at home, and you don’t get Adversaries on the Map, you cannot complete this event. Not even close.

Tasks require you to complete 5 Narcissa Adversary chains. Even with perfect RNG on the EDM, you will only see 3 Narcissa Adversaries.

As I already mentioned, I do hope that after a few months of Adversaries, players will have a few EDMs stockpiled, which should make this event possibly doable.

Tips to Enjoy the Adversaries Event

This advice assumes you get Traces at your home, or you’re able to visit an area with Wizards Unite activity on the Map. Please stay safe, no matter what you do.

To place all of the Images on the Adversary pages, you need fewer of the final Adversary than you do of the Artefacts. As noted in the screenshot below, you need 9 Narcissa Images to place, but up to 15 Images of certain Artefacts.

Screenshot of Narcissa Malfoy Adversary base frame.

If you are low on Spell Energy and/or Potions, you can work to prestige your Registry pages while still conserving resources. Once you have placed Narcissa, and you have returned her enough times to place again, back out from future Adversary chains after you defeat the Guards. You will still receive Artefact Fragments by defeating the Guards.

However, this strategy does mean you earn less DADA Books. It’s up to you if you want to prioritize grinding DADA Books or prestiging pages.

If you really want to grind DADA Books, your best strategy involves going to an area with multiple POIs in the game. Plant Snowdrop or Wormwood at a Greenhouse. Walk from Inn to Inn if available, or sit by an Inn if you just have one. Replenish your Spell Energy between Adversary Encounters. Use an EDM for 3 additional Adversaries every 30 minutes.

Also keep a close eye on your Potions so you can collect new ones immediately and use Master Notes on the next one. Keep brewing Potions constantly.

Adversaries Event Bundles

Like all Wizards Unite events, this Adversaries Event will feature store bundles. The free store pack includes an Edible Dark Mark! One bundle is the same as last month, but the other is a bit different.

Narcissa Adversaries Event bundles. All info provided in article.

The free store pack includes:

  • 1 Edible Dark Mark
  • 2 Healing Potions
  • 1 Exstimulo Potion
  • 30 Spell Energy

The Arresto Adversary Bundle 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. If you only want discounted Edible Dark Marks, this bundle is not a good value. If you want discounted Spell Energy, then the bundle is a decent deal.

The Adversary Vanquisher Trunk includes:

  • 5 Edible Dark Marks
  • 125 Spell Energy
  • 5 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 7 Strong Exstimulo Potions
  • 10 Exstimulo Potions

5 Edible Dark Marks cost 1200 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.

5 Potent Potions is worth 355 Gold.

Strong Exstimulo Potions and regular Exstimulo Potions all have common Ingredients, so players shouldn’t spend money on them.

The value of this bundle before Spell Energy is 1555 Gold.

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 252 Gold total), it’s still not a good value.

Ultimately, only you can decide if the bundles are worth it to you. I recommend saving your Gold for Vault Extensions. However, if you are truly playing from home right now, and you have very little Map activity, then discounted Spell Energy and Potions will be more valuable to you.

Final Adversaries Event Notes

Keep in mind this is the first of 2 Adversaries Events in March. This event will be a weekday event, while the other event will be over the weekend.

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I hope this Wizards Unite Adversaries Event guide has been helpful! Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in future guides. Stay tuned for a detailed guide on defeating Narcissa Malfoy!

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Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
2 months ago

It would be really awesome if they added EDM gifts!

Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi
2 months ago

I have used well over 10 estimillo potions but the rewards are not updating!

Fidonet
Fidonet
2 months ago

Unable to enter Forest chamber IV. I select it, then runestone and it kicks me back out to the chamber list.

angrydave
angrydave
2 months ago

I think the event task list description for exstimulo potions is wrong. The only uses that are counting towards this task are potions used during adversary battles – not when used during fortress battles or traces.