Brilliant Event Potter’s Calamity Guide: Week 1

Gryffindor Dormitory Brilliant Foundables

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The next Brilliant Event starts today at 11am Pacific Time. This is another opportunity to earn Restricted Section Books!

Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event is actually two separate weeks. This guide focuses on the first week, July 16th to July 23rd.

If you’re avoiding spoilers, then switch to our article with the basic information about the upcoming Brilliant Events. Otherwise, keep reading to see the new Brilliant Foundables and discover the Brilliant Event tasks!

Guide to Week 1 of Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event!

This guide will cover all the tasks you need to do to complete the first week of Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event. You’ll also find tips and tricks to get through the event!

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name

Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event (Week 1)

Date + Time

  • Starts July 16th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on July 23rd, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • The Calamity is creating an unusual number of Foundables related to Harry Potter.
  • Event-only 7k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks.

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn a Green Sock with Snitches sticker, a Marauders Map frame, and Messy Hair lens for your Ministry ID.
  • Earn 50 Gold.


Brilliant Event Tasks

So these are just the tasks for the first week of the Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event. Like the previous Brilliant Event, the quest line is split into four sections. You have to complete each section before progressing to the next one.

Potter’s Calamity 1

The first section is easy to complete. These are all tasks that you do daily for rewards.

Return 3 Foundables 2 Restricted Section Books
Pick Up 2 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 10 Brilliant Family XP
Return 3 Hogwarts School Family Foundables 10 Brilliant Family XP

Section 1 Rewards:

  • 500 XP
  • 20 Brilliant Family XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • Green Sock with Snitches Sticker

Potter’s Calamity 2

The second section is more of a challenge, especially if you’re not great at Great casts.

Recover 2 Brilliant Hedwig Foundable Fragments 300 XP
Unlock 1 Portkey Portmanteau 15 Brilliant Family XP
Perform 10 Great Spell Casts 15 Brilliant Family XP

Section 2 Rewards:

  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 3 Restricted Section Books

Potter’s Calamity 3

The third section is again a bit of a challenge, especially if you live in a rural area without many Traces. You might need to use Dark Detectors to complete these tasks.

Return 3 High Threat Foundables 500 XP
Recover 2 Brilliant Quidditch Captain Harry Foundable Fragments 500 XP
Return 3 Legends of Hogwarts Family Foundables 15 Brilliant Family XP

Section 3 Rewards:

  • 25 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Mismatched Socks Fragment
  • Marauders Map Frame

Potter’s Calamity 4

In my opinion, the fourth section isn’t as difficult as the third since these tasks completely depend upon your own effort in the game.

Unlock 4 Portkey Portmanteaus 750 XP
Brew 7 Potions 10 Brilliant Family XP
Complete 3 Wizarding Challenges 15 Brilliant Family XP

Section 4 Rewards:

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Harry’s Triwizard Cup Uniform Fragment
  • 50 Gold
  • Messy Hair Lens

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Similar to the previous Brilliant Event, you will only be able to encounter two of these Brilliant Foundables in the wild. The others can be found through Fortress Challenges, special 7k Portkeys, and event tasks.

At the moment, I don’t know how many Fragments are needed to place an image in the Registry. I will update this post as soon as I learn more.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Gryffindor Dormitory SweaterHarry’s Weasley Jumper Fortress Challenges (need a Brilliant Runestone) 3
Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event HedwigBrilliant Hedwig Wild Encounter 10
Brilliant Gryffindor Dormitory TrunkHarry’s School Trunk 7k Brilliant Portkeys 3
Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event SocksMismatched Socks Event Tasks 1
Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event Triwizard Tournament UniformHarry’s Triwizard Cup Uniform Event Tasks 1
Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event Harry PotterBrilliant Quidditch Captain Harry Wild Encounter 12

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

Not everyone completed the previous Brilliant Event, Fantastic Flora and Fauna. Follow our tips to get through the first week of Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event!

  • Keep your Ingredients stocked so you can easily brew potions in the last section. Choose 2-hour potions to complete this task more quickly.
  • Save 2k Portmanteaus to open at the end. Again, this will speed up the completion of the overall event.
  • If you’re having trouble finding High Threat Foundables, use Dark Detectors on Inns. If you wait until Community Day, these will last for 1 hour.
  • 7k Portmanteaus can still be opened after the Brilliant Event ends, BUT if you unlock it after the next Brilliant Event begins, you’ll receive different rewards. Unlock your Portkeys wisely!
  • If you’re trying to find Brilliant Foundables or specific Family Foundables, do not play in an area with a Family Flag. Traces will be more diverse in an area not marked by a Flag.
  • Save your Scrolls and your Restricted Section Books until the end of the event. Then use our guide to spend them wisely!

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Mario A. Escamilla
Mario A. Escamilla(@marioa-escamilla)
2 years ago

Any tips on defeating the Dementors? They’re so hard (I’m level 15, I usually cast Great and Masterful spells and still no luck, they either disappear, or take me 10+ tries).

Amanda Vitani Ng
Amanda Vitani Ng(@amandang)
2 years ago

You’ll need exstimulo potions I’m afraid…I had the same problem and I could only just fight off the dementor with a masterful trace + strong exstimulo potion

Evans Picolo
Evans Picolo(@evanspicolo)
2 years ago

I wouldn’t waste that much energy. Some of the event traces are much easier than others and they show up a lot. Just leave the fight and look for another one. Also, extimulo potion doesn’t seems to help a lot, but the strong extimulo sure does.
2 years ago

I have done 3 fortress challenges with the correct runes, have yet to collect any jumper fragments. Has anyone else experienced the same, or is it just a bad luck for me sort of thing. I have a handful more remaining, just don’t want to burn them all and be left adrift with none.

Will Farris
Will Farris(@willfarris)
2 years ago

Just bad luck. Took 4 or 5 tries to get my first one. I got all 3 I needed by my 10th try though.

2 years ago
Reply to  Will Farris

and which level of chamber do you recommend? I´ve tried all from 1 to 5, and no luck…

2 years ago

Just saw on the HPWU reddit that a fix is coming soon.

Nikki Elizabeth Gross
Nikki Elizabeth Gross(@nikkielizabethgross)
2 years ago

I’ve been continuously getting Captain HP and Hedwig. Nothing else. Is that supposed to happen? I’ve been using Baruffio’s potion, so tons of XP.