Fantastic Beasts and the September Wizarding Weekend

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Magical artwork in blue tones featuring Newt Scamander, Occamy Eggs, and Billywig for September 2020 Wizarding Weekend

September has a new order of events in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, starting with Wizarding Weekend! If I had to guess, the change is to benefit Americans, who will celebrate Labor Day weekend the first weekend in September.

This Wizarding Weekend centers on the Magizoology Family, with boosted Traces including Newt Scamander himself!!!

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Casual players and new players will appreciate these boosted Traces, but long-term, intense players might be frustrated. Everything boosted for this event was featured either in Nature & Nifflers OR in April’s Community Day.

Even if you don’t need the boosted Foundables, you can use this event as an opportunity to earn Field Guides and Ministry Manuals, especially with strategic use of the Trace Charm.

September Wizarding Weekend Event Overview

I’ve put together a Wizarding Weekend video guide, or you can keep reading for the event details!

September Wizarding Weekend Details
When Friday, September 4 at 11 a.m. PT until Monday, September 7 at 11 a.m. PT
Features
  • Special Assignments focused on returning Magizoology Foundables
  • Exciting rewards including Spell Energy, Spell Books, Runestones, and more!
  • Increased sightings on the Map and from Tonic for Trace Detection of the following Foundables:
    • -Billywig
    • -Branch of Bowtruckles
    • -Occamy Eggs
    • -Unicorn
    • -Newt Scamander
  • Players have the chance to receive a Magizoology Runestone after returning event Traces
Free Store Pack
  • 6 Baneberry
  • 4 Bulbadox Juice
  • 4 Angels Trumpet
  • 2 Erumpent Horn
  • 1 Magizoology Level 1 Runestone
  • 50 Spell Energy

September Wizarding Weekend Event Tasks

Like previous Wizarding Weekends, these tasks are straightforward and simple! Some will take some time, so read my tips on how to finish the tasks as quickly as possible.

Quest Step Reward
Complete 5 Wizarding Challenges with 3 or more teammates 6 Snowdrop
Use 1 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir 1 Unicorn Hair
Earn 800 Magizoology Family XP 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
Return 15 Occamy Eggs Foundables 1 Magizoology Level 2 Runestone
Return 10 Unicorn Foundables 1 Magizoology Level 3 Runestone
Return 5 Newt Scamander Foundables 2 Magizoology  Level 4 Runestones

Overall rewards: 

  • 200 Magizoology Family XP
  • 3 Spell Books
  • 1 Silver Key
  • 1 Wit-Sharpening Potion
  • 20 Spell Energy

How to Prepare for September Wizarding Weekend

This Wizarding Weekend features ALL of the Foundables (wild Encounters on the Map) from the Magizoology Registry Page New York City Street. If you want to prestige this page, you need to collect the Fortress-exclusive Foundables.

Collect Occamy Fragments and Thunderbird Fragments by doing Wizarding Challenges with Wonders of the Wizarding World Runestones. With RIC (Repeat Image Collection), you don’t have to worry about “wasting” Fortress-exclusive Foundables as you hunt down these Magizoology Fragments.

Speaking of RIC, use it strategically so you can quickly earn 800 Magizoology Family XP when the event begins. This week, return every Magizoology Foundable you see on the Map. When you get the opportunity to place a Sticker in your Registry, STOP. Do not tap it yet. Wait until the event starts. Then you can tap all shimmering Magizoology Foundables in your Registry to place them, which will help you earn Magizoology Family XP quickly.

Finally, you’ll want to stockpile a few Potions before Wizarding Weekend begins. Focus on the following:

  • Strong Exstimulo Potion
  • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
  • Tonic for Trace Detection
  • Dawdle Draught

You’ll want several of each of these to maximize the event!

How to Enjoy September Wizarding Weekend

The most arduous task will be earning 800 Magizoology Family XP. If you follow my advice above, it won’t be so difficult! You should also be able to place Magizoology Images in your Registry throughout the event, which will again help you earn Magizoology Family XP.

Wizarding Weekend is also the best opportunity to grind Wizarding XP–and maybe even level up! I did a whole video with tips on grinding XP quickly, even if you’re stuck at home without any Traces on the Map.

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

Even if you don’t need some of the boosted Traces, return those Foundables anyway! This is a great opportunity to build a stockpile of Runestones from bonus drops. Plus you can earn a great deal of Field Guides from each Unicorn and Newt Scamander. Finally, you can earn Ministry Manuals when you place an Image in your Registry.

Wizarding Weekend Store Packs

As always, this Wizards Unite event includes a free store pack and some fancy store bundles. You can see an overview of the premium store packs in the graphic provided by Orange Wizard.

Graphic of September 2020 Wizarding Weekend Bundles

The bundles for September’s Wizarding Weekend are nearly identical to the bundles we had for August’s Wizarding Weekend. The noticeable difference is the change in Runestones, with this month being Magizoology.

The SOS Bundle is not a good deal because the Ingredients for Exstimulo Potions are plentiful.

  • 2 Strong Exstimulo Potions
  • 3 Exstimulo Potions
  • 3 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 125 Spell Energy

I’m sharing the exact same breakdown for the Ministry Supplies Bundle that I did last month.

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 it costs 426 Gold to brew 6 Potent Exstimulo Potions.

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.

Thus it costs 188 Gold to brew 2 Brain Elixirs.

Tonic for Trace Detection costs 60 Gold, which is actually a good deal considering the price of 2 Erumpent Horns. BUT these Ingredients have been plentiful lately, so most players don’t need more Tonic for Trace Detection. This value can be 180 Gold.

Using the cost breakdown from Andolov, we can assume that 5 Level 5 Runestones are worth 60 Gold.

125 Spell Energy is worth 250 Gold.

Without including the value of the Spell Energy and the Trace Tonics, the bundle is worth 674 Gold, just shy of the 700 Gold price tag. However, if you need the Trace Tonics, the value is 854 Gold. Then the discounted Spell Energy is a very nice bonus!

I would purchase this bundle only if you don’t have good access to Spell Energy OR if you need cheap Trace Tonics. Otherwise, it’s not a good deal.

What do you think of this new Wizarding Weekend event? What Foundable Family would you like to see featured on a future Community Day or Wizarding Weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Camille Schiraldi
Camille Schiraldi
23 days ago

Great “grind” video. It was helpful to see how to use the trace charm! Thanks
how did you accumulate so many DADA & Other Spellbooks? I complete every event & bonus but don’t even come close!