September MAKEUP Community Day at the Ministry of Magic

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Community Day artwork featuring Mad-Eye Moody

September was a little weird in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite as the developers discovered some last-minute errors that changed the monthly schedule. This means October will feature TWO Community Day events in Wizards Unite!

This guide goes over the details of the September Makeup Community Day. Stay tuned for a guide to the actual October Community Day.

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The September Makeup Community Day focuses on Foundables from the Ministry of Magic. Two words: Newt Scamander!

Once again, this will be an all-day event that can be played from home. Stay safe, witches and wizards!

If you’re curious about other Wizards Unite events in October, check out our monthly calendar.

Wizards Unite Community Day September 2020

This month’s Community Day will be similar to most Community Day events in recent months. All the Foundables from a single page will be boosted, making it easier for players to prestige a gold frame. However, this event will also include a few extra boosts from other pages!

Keep reading for an event overview, tasks and rewards, and helpful advice. I’ve also covered the Wizards Unite Community details in my latest video!

Wizards Unite September Makeup Community Day Information
Date Saturday, October 17, 2020
Time
  • 12:01am to 11:59pm in your local time!!!
Effects
  • Community Day specific Task List will be in your Special Assignments tab!
  • Special 1km Portkeys that award Ministry of Magic Family XP and Fountain of Magical Brethren fragments.
  • Decreased brewing time for Tonic for Trace Detection. With Master Notes, it will only take 30 minutes in a regular Cauldron.
  • Increased chance to receive Fountain of Magical Brethren fragments when using Ministry of Magic Runestones in Wizarding Challenges in Forest IV and higher.
  • Guaranteed Family fragment after winning a Wizarding Challenge in Forest IV and higher.
  • Increased Family XP, Challenge XP, and Spell Energy rewards while doing Wizarding Challenges.
  • Increased Traces of certain Ministry of Magic Foundables, both on the Map and by using a Tonic for Trace Detection.
    • -Mad-Eye Moody
    • -The Veil
    • -Ministry Employee Newt Scamander
    • -Flock of Interdepartmental Memos
    • -Daily Prophet Stand
    • -Prophecy Record
    • -Ministry Official
    • -Ministry Administrator
Free Store Pack
  • 25 Spell Energy
  • 6 Baneberry
  • 4 Bulbadox Juice
  • 4 Angel’s Trumpet
  • 2 Erumpet Horn
  • 1 Level 1 Ministry of Magic Runestone

September 2020 Community Day Tasks

Like all recent Community Day events, this makeup day includes a special set of tasks and rewards. These tasks should be incredibly doable, especially considering you have a FULL day to get them all done.

HOWEVER, if you need a break from Wizards Unite, this is a good event to skip. Long-term players have most likely already prestiged Ministry Atrium to Gold, so it’s not a big deal if you don’t get those boosted Foundables.

Task Reward
Earn 15000 Wizarding XP 1 Silver Key
Defeat 10 Foes in Wizarding Challenges 2 Healing Potions
Use 1 Tonic for Trace Detection 5 Level 2 Ministry of Magic Runestones
Return 30 Daily Prophet Stand Foundables 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Return 30 Prophecy Orb Foundables 6 Leaping Toadstools
Return 20 Flock of Interdepartmental Memos Foundables 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion

Completion Rewards:

  • 3 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 3 Spell Books
  • 40 Gold
  • 200 Wizarding XP
  • 20 Spell Energy

Preparing for Wizards Unite Community Day

September’s Makeup Community Day is extremely similar to recent Wizards Unite Community Days, just focused on a different Foundable Family. Players have incentives to return Foundables AND to complete Wizarding Challenges AND to unlock Portkeys! Here are a few tips to prepare over the next week.

Portkeys

Do your best to open Portkeys before Community Day starts so you have room to pick up 1km Portkeys. These will contain Fountain of Magical Brethren  fragments, so you want to collect as many as you can!

If you can safely and legally walk around a park or your neighborhood, that’s a great option to unlock Portkeys.

Potions

Stock up on Ingredients for Tonic for Trace Detection! With the reduced brewing time, this is an opportunity to rebuild your Potions supplies.

These are all the Ingredients you need for Tonic for Trace Detection.

Baneberry Bulbadox Juice Angel’s Trumpet Erumpent Horn

While these Ingredients are still boosted under the “play at home” changes, I’m aware that many players don’t have any Ingredients at home.

If you can safely stop somewhere with a lot of Wizards Unite activity, do so on the way to the grocery store on your next trip.

You can also ask your friends to send you Ingredient Gifts.

To maximize your Tonic benefits, consider unlocking a few helpful nodes in your SOS Training. Each of these will allow your Tonic to reveal additional Traces.

  • Stir Crazy
  • Concentrated Concoction
  • Trained For This

You should also consider brewing some Dawdle Draught. Ministry Employee Newt Scamander is an Emergency-threat Foundable, so you might want a few Dawdle Draughts on hand to return him!

These are the Ingredients you need for Dawdle Draught.

Valerian Root Sopophorous Bean Butterscotch Hermit Crab Shell

You will also want a few Baruffio’s Brain Elixirs. These will help you earn that 15,000 Wizarding XP quickly.

These are the Ingredients you need for Brain Elixir.

Leaping Toadstool Frog Brain​ ​ Runespoor Eggs​ ​ Powdered Dragon Claw​ ​​

To maximize your Brain Elixir benefits, consider unlocking a few helpful nodes in your SOS Training.

These SOS Training Lessons improve Brain Elixir potency, meaning you earn even more Wizarding XP.

  • Start a Movement
  • Sous Vide
  • Clear Your Mind

These SOS Training Lessons lengthen the Potion duration. Each of these adds 5 additional minutes.

  • A Wing and a Flare
  • Temp Work
  • Bottoms Up

Finally, try to stock up on Strong and Potent Exstimulo Potions. These will again help with returning Ministry Employee Newt Scamander, as well as The Veil (Severe-threat).

This quick chart shows which Ingredients you need for the entire Exstimulo family.

Shared between all Exstimulo Potions Bitter Root
Re’em blood
Snowdrop
Additional Exstimulo Potion ingredient Granian Hair
Additional Strong Exstimulo Potion ingredient Abraxan Hair
Additional Potent Exstimulo Potion ingredient Unicorn Hair

Tips for Enjoying September’s Community Day

This is another Wizards Unite Community Day that will be completely playable at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play with other people! Several WUtubers will do livestreams during the day.

You can also consider meeting up with a local community in an outdoor location. Everyone should wear masks, carry hand sanitizer, and avoid shaking hands or hugging. Check out our previous guide on playing Wizards Unite safely. If you can do this, I highly recommend coordinating Wizarding Challenges at a local Fortress.

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 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 have the increased odds of earning a Fountain of Magical Brethren in Forest IV and above. (You can also enjoy the other Community Day bonuses).

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

Repeat Image Collection

With Repeat Image Collection, you need to be strategic if you want to prestige the Ministry Atrium page multiple times. If you have already placed a Foundable in your Registry, as indicated by the green and white star, do NOT place it again! I know it’s hard to resist that enticing shimmer, but wait. After you have enough fragments for all of the Ministry Atrium Foundables, you can prestige the page. Those extra fragments on any Foundable marked by the green and white star will roll over to the next frame, making it easier to prestige the page again.

Community Day Bundles

In addition to the free store pack, you also have the option of buying special bundles. This graphic is courtesy of Orange Wizard.

Let’s break down these bundles. Are they a good deal?

SOS Bundle up first! This is identical to what we saw back in July, so I’m copying over the same breakdown.

Tonic for Trace Detection costs 60 Gold for 1, and 120 Gold for 2. 50 Spell Energy costs 100 Gold. By breaking down the individual cost of Silver Keys in Diagon Alley, they are worth 81.25 Gold each. Thus, the value of the SOS Bundle is about 626 Gold if you want discounted Spell Energy, or 525 Gold if you don’t value Spell Energy. If you only need Silver Keys, the value is only about 406 Gold and not worth it.

Community Day Bundle breakdown. This is similar to what we saw back in July, but not identical.

Using the math from Andolov, Level 3 Runestones are worth 8 Gold each while Level 4 Runestones are worth 10 Gold each. Thus these Runestones combined are worth 90 Gold.

A single Baruffio’s Brain Elixir costs 100 Gold in Diagon Alley. However, if you just need to buy the rare Ingredients, it’s a better deal to spend 20 Gold for 1 Dragon Claw and 12 Gold for 2 Toadstools, use Master Notes in the Cauldron, and then collect the Potion immediately for 62 Gold. So let’s put the value of Brain Elixirs at 94 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 5 Potent Exstimulo Potions are worth 355 Gold.

Overall, the Community Day Bundle is worth 539 Gold, a savings of 119 Gold.

This is a good deal if you need Potions and Runestones.

Final Community Day Notes

Playing outside? Be sure to 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!

Be sure to have an EMPTY Potions queue before Community Day starts (or you wake up) so that you can fill it up with Tonic for Trace Detection. Stack your queue at the end of the day to take advantage of reduced brewing time after Community Day.

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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Morgan J Morgans
Morgan J Morgans
13 days ago

Hey, noticed a typo in the effect section, has Dark arts in the tonic for trace detection. No need to approve this post.

Last edited 13 days ago by Morgan J Morgans
sararielle
sararielle
5 days ago

Is anyone else having trouble finding interdepartmental memos? Even with a tonic for trace detection I’ve only found one. (I need 2 more to prestige the page to gold.) I don’t understand how you’re supposed to get 20 for the task.

David Collins
David Collins
5 days ago

I have only found 7 Interdepartmental Memos so far, and that’s with about 3 hours of playing, 6 miles of walking and 2 Tonic for Trace Detection. The spawn rate for this event feels way off.
Anyone else having challenges?

Julie Slater
Julie Slater
5 days ago

I played more or less continuously today and was 12 short on the prophecy record even when I used numerous tonics. I’ve never been so frustrated with an event and don’t hold out much hope for tomorrow’s being any less so.

Mike van der Velden
Mike van der Velden
4 days ago

Interdepartment memos aplenty. I could not get any Prophecy Record. 6 Tonic for Trace Detections, and some walking about… only managed 24 out of the required 30. Truly annoying as well when using the Trace Charm on a Prophecy Record, seeing a few pop up, then once you go in to “return” one, the other foundables that were there from the trace charm are all gone!!!

Melissa Oswald
Melissa Oswald
3 days ago

This seemed pretty straight forward, but was ridiculously hard. It was too time consuming and made me use way too many of my resources. I just barely finished at 11:30pm and had to use at least 8 Tonics.