Secrets Revealed Brilliant Event Part 1

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The event schedule in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been a bit unexpected lately. However, Brilliant Events return with regularity, starting with the first week of Secrets Revealed.

During this Brilliant Event, relive Harry’s memories of his second year at Hogwarts as he and Hermione attempt to restore Ron’s memories.

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And… what’s going to happen with Gareth Greengrass?!

Secrets Revealed Brilliant Event Week 1 will be July 26 to August 2, 2021.

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

Secrets Revealed Brilliant Event Part 1 Guide

Once again, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home. As always, please follow local rules and regulations, and be respectful of other people and your surroundings.

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!

Keep reading to learn all the details of Secrets Revealed Brilliant Event Part 1, or watch my video! Note that the latter half of my video is a quick explanation of what’s going on in my personal life, which affects my ability to run Wizards Unite Hub.

Event Name Secrets Revealed Brilliant Event (Part 1)
Date + Time

  • Starts on July 26th, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
  • Ends on August 2nd, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Features

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Foundables who require Bombarda will be boosted on the Map and when using Tonic for Trace Detection. These are:
    • -Moaning Myrtle
    • -Peeves
    • -Portrait of Salazar Slytherin
    • -Portrait of Voldemort
  • 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 4 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.

How to Prepare for the Brilliant Event

Most Wizards Unite 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.

With more Traces revealed by Tonic for Trace Detection, you can more quickly find Brilliant Traces, as well as Foundables requiring Bombarda. 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

Brilliant Event Tasks

If you want to do the first quest quickly, you need to time your Potions carefully. Start a Healing Potion or a regular Exstimulo Potion in your regular Cauldron about an hour before the event begins. Do NOT use Master Notes! Queue up another Potion. Once the Brilliant Event starts, go to your Cauldron and use Master Notes. Once you can collect it, do Master Notes on the next Potion.

Note: If you know the exact brewing time of your Potions based on your SOS Training, you can be more precise with when you start your Potion.

To do the third quest more quickly, do not visit the Brilliant Registry page until you reach that quest. Additionally, stop returning Brilliant Foundables if you reach 19 of either. 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.

To do the Bonus Assignment quickly, do not place any Brilliant Images until you reach that quest. 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. Just realize this could mean you don’t complete the Bonus Assignment very quickly.

Secrets Revealed Quest 1/4

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

Read the advice above on how to optimize Master Notes.

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

Collect 3 Ingredients or Portmanteaus on the Map 2 Re’em Blood
Use Master Notes 2 Times 6 Granian Hair
Return 12 Brilliant Flesh-Eating Slugs Foundables 2 Healing Potions

1st Quest Rewards

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

Secrets Revealed Quest 2/4

These tasks go together quite nicely. Tonic for Trace Detection will help you find Foundables that require Bombarda, as well as Brilliant Slytherin Seeker Draco Malfoy.

If you’re easily finding plenty of event Traces without using Tonic, save the 2nd Tonic as your last task. Then it will be active while you work on the 3rd quest.

Cast 15 Good (or better) Bombarda Spells 3 Leaping Toadstool
Use Tonic for Trace Detection 2 Times 1 Exstimulo Potion
Return 12 Brilliant Slytherin Seeker Draco Malfoy Foundables 6 Ginger Root

2nd Quest Rewards

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

Secrets Revealed Quest 3/4

To earn Wizarding XP quickly, drink a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir. Return all available Foundables. If you have plenty of Traces on the Map, prioritize Traces with orange and red beams for more XP.

You earn Brilliant Runestones by visiting the Brilliant Registry page and leveling up. As already mentioned, wait until this quest is live to visit the Brilliant Registry page. If you haven’t earned enough Brilliant Family XP yet, return more Brilliant Foundables.

Hop on the Knight Bus. Ruins V to Tower II usually give you 3-4 Foes, so you can knock those out fairly quickly.

My personal strategy with this combination of tasks is this:

  1. Visit the Brilliant Registry page, collect Runestones, and determine if I need more Brilliant Family XP.
  2. Put on a Tonic for Trace Detection. Drink a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir.
  3. Only choose Traces with beams. Return those Foundables.
  4. Once I’ve cleared the Map of Traces with beams, hop on the Knight Bus. Do a Wizarding Challenge in Ruins V.
  5. Return to the Map. Clear the Map of Traces with beams. Rinse and repeat until I’ve completed all tasks.
Earn 7000 Wizarding XP from Traces Strong Exstimulo Potion
Collect 5 Brilliant Secrets Revealed Runestones 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Defeat 15 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 1 Silver Key

3rd Quest Rewards

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

Secrets Revealed Quest 4/4

Use another Tonic for Trace Detection to find Hogwarts School Foundables.

Drink a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir to earn Wizarding XP more quickly, and then climb aboard the Knight Bus.

After you earn the 3 Brilliant Polyjuiced Hermione Granger Fragments, do NOT place them! You will also earn 1 Brilliant Ron Weasley’s Taped Wand Registry Image. Do not place it either!

Return 15 Hogwarts School Foundables 1 Spell Book
Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Challenges 1 Spell Book
Collect 3 Brilliant Polyjuiced Hermione Granger Fragments by Using Brilliant Secrets Revealed Runestones 1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • 1 Brilliant Ron Weasley’s Taped Wand Registry Image

Secrets Revealed BONUS Assignment!

After finishing the main set of tasks, you should have at least 2 Images ready to place:

  • Brilliant Polyjuiced Hermione Granger
  • Brilliant Ron Weasley’s Taped Wand

Based on your choices, you might also have Brilliant Slytherin Seeker Draco Malfoy and/or Brilliant Flesh-Eating Slugs ready to place.

To place the final Images quickly, do Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones. You only need 3 Brilliant Polyjuiced Hermione Granger Images to place it. You can place this over and over.

XpectoGO does Wednesday Knight Bus livestreams, so try joining them if you need help defeating your highest unlocked Chamber.

To earn 12,500 Wizarding XP quickly, once again, drink a Brain Elixir. Use your Trace Charm on every red beam (Severe and Emergency Traces). If you can visit an Inn safely, stack Dark Detectors to attract a greater amount of high-threat Traces. 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.

If you don’t want to “waste” Potions just to complete this task, use an Edible Dark Mark. Then you’ll naturally use Potions on the Adversaries. Otherwise, just play normally, and use Potions as you might on a day-to-day basis. If you need to use a few extra Potions at the very end, challenge yourself as a solo player in a Wizarding Challenge.

Finally, use Tonic for Trace Detection to find Foundables that require Bombarda. You might need a few Tonics to find 20+ relevant Foundables.

Place 5 Images on Secrets Revealed Page 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
Win Highest Unlocked Chamber 1 Time 1 Silver Key
Earn 12,500 Wizarding XP from Any Source 1 Spell Book
Use 12 Potions (any) 10 Spell Energy
Cast 20 Great (or better) Bombarda Spells 1 Potent Exstimulo Potion

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Achievement Badge
  • 20 Spell Energy
  • 5 Brilliant Petrified Colin Creevey Registry Images

Brilliant Foundables and Where to Find Them

Just like previous 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 Slytherin Seeker Draco MalfoyBrilliant Slytherin Seeker Draco Malfoy Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Flesh-Eating SlugsBrilliant Flesh-Eating Slugs Wild Encounter 20
Brilliant Polyjuiced Hermione GrangerBrilliant Polyjuiced Hermione Granger Wizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone) 3
Brilliant Petrified Colin CreeveyBrilliant Petrified Colin Creevey Brilliant Portkey Portmanteau 5
Brilliant Ron Weasley's Taped WandBrilliant Ron Weasley’s Taped Wand Brilliant Event Quest Reward 1

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, 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.
  • 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, you can also earn the necessary Foundable Fragments by completing the Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Polyjuiced Hermione Granger, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. It’s easiest to do this during Quest 4 since it’s a task. 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.
  • 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!

Final Brilliant Event Notes

Reminder! This Brilliant Event will run Monday to Monday.

There will also be a free store pack plus premium bundles. I will update this article with a breakdown. I’ve been writing this article during free moments while on vacation. Usually the bundles aren’t a good deal, though.

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Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

Updated my HPWU to the latest on iOS, and now unable to access the daily and event tasks.

Davif Lippert
Davif Lippert
1 month ago

Anyone else get a dead screen on daily tasks after the launch? I’m not sure if it is because I downloaded all assets, but it’s broken for me now. Hope it works tomorrow, fair warning not to download the asset pack.

Robert Snyder
Robert Snyder
1 month ago
Reply to  Davif Lippert

I updated just the assets, I can still play the daily, but the completed screen is gone. Tasks reappear on the next day

Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

Looks like it was a conflict between the new version and the server as it is working this morning. Wasn’t able to collect all of my daily yesterday through. I need to remember to collect things before upgrading.

Trace tonic is not giving out many brilliants after the upgrade. Took four trace tonics to get enough brilliant Malfoy. Why does it seem they always make the task harder by changing the ratio, with whatever we need is the least likely to show up?

Robert Snyder
Robert Snyder
1 month ago

The bonus task “Cast 20 Great (or better) Bombarda Spells” was not in my bonus tasks.

Martin Maranski
Martin Maranski
1 month ago

Is it just me or did they massively change the balance of the fortresses? Normally I can solo a Forest IV no problem but I got zerg rushed by 17 1-2 star enemies and ran out of time with all the intro animations. And a Dark V that I just did with others had 35 in it.

David Lawton
David Lawton
1 month ago

Word to the wise… there is no requirement to cast Bombarda in the bonus task.

Jack Mc
Jack Mc
1 month ago

Anyone else getting booted from wizarding challenges/Dark V?

Niantic is doing their best to suck all the joy out of this game with their glitches.

Jack Mc
Jack Mc
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack Mc

After reaching out to in-game support I was given one runestone and 3 strong invigoration draughts. I had used a ton of spell energy, a bunch of potent/strong extimulo, wit-sharpening, and healing potions. Not cool. That’s a lot of resources lost to a glitch.

Thinking it’s time to free up some of my real world resources (like about 6GB) and uninstall. Was hoping to get to level 60 (at 53 now) but at this point it’s not really fun.

Fidonet
Fidonet
1 month ago

Finished the bonus and now level 58. Messed up by collecting the bonus before finishing the last port key. Can they please remove the hard limit to fragments? Award was five fragments, however I only had one fragment to place. I lost four fragments.