Wizards Unite Community Day August 2019

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The next Community Day for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be August 10th! This guide covers all the Community Day details plus shares handy tips to prepare for your local Community Day.

Wizards Unite August Community Day information
Date August 10th 2019
Time
  • Asia-Pacific: 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. AEST (UTC +10)
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India: 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. UTC
  • The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PDT (UTC -7)
Effects
  • XP bonuses (Player XP and Challenge XP) when participating in Wizarding Challenges
  • If you play a Wizarding Challenge with a Friend, you will receive 2x XP (or more) of Wizard XP
  • Your team size, the number of players, Friends or non-Friends, will increase the Challenge XP by 2x XP (or more)
  • Using a Healing Potion in a Wizarding Challenge will give you 50% more of your current Health
  • Ingredients used to brew Healing potions appear more frequently on the Map
  • Healing Potion brew time will be reduced by 50%
  • Master Notes for Healing Potion will now reduce the brew time by 50%
  • Potions brewed using a Rental Cauldron will have their brew times reduced by 33%
Free Store Pack
  • Free store pack featuring Spell Energy from the Diagon Alley shop with 50 Spell Energy, 3 Runestones (1 each of Hogwarts School, Levels 1-3), and 3 Silver Keys

Preparing for August’s Community Day

Start Community Day with full Spell Energy. You can use your free store pack anytime during the event, so it’s better to save it for when you need it.

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Spend this week brewing potions that help in Wizarding Challenges. Using potions enables you to complete higher-level Fortress Chambers, which will allow you to get even more bonus XP.

Note: My recommendations for potions assume your Vault can only hold 50. If you’ve expanded your Vault, then stock up on more potions!

Potions for Community Day

Strong Invigoration Draught Wit-Sharpening Potion Healing Potion

The Strong Invigoration Draught is particularly helpful because it increases your Focus, which allows you to cast more of your spells. Focus is necessary for Professors and Magizoologists to use their best spells.

Strong Invigoration Draught is certainly more valuable than the regular version (granting 3 Focus vs. 1 Focus), but it does take longer to brew. However, the longer brewing time is more efficient, providing 3 Focus in 6 hours vs. 2 Focus in 6 hours. If you have plenty of Sneezewort, prioritize Strong Invigoration Draught.

If you’re a Professor or Magizoologist, brew 10-15 Strong Invigoration Draughts before Community Day.

The Invigoration Draught family needs a lot of ingredients, so here’s a quick chart that shows which ones you need:

Shared between both Invigoration Draughts Honeywater
Vervain Infusion
Scurvygrass
Additional Invigoration Draught ingredient Lovage
Additional Strong Invigoration Draught ingredient Sneezewort

Wit-Sharpening Potions can only be used against Elite Foes. You want to have some Wit-Sharpening Potion on hand in case you run into any Elite Foes in high-level Fortress Chambers, but don’t worry too much about this potion. First, there’s no guarantee you’ll encounter many Elite Foes, if any. Second, another player might be the one to battle the Elite Foe. As long as everyone shows up on Community Day with ~10 Wit-Sharpening Potions, you should be good.

These are the ingredients and their quantities you need to brew a Wit-Sharpening Potion.

4 Ginger Root 3 Newt spleen 1 Ground Scarab Beetles 1 Armadillo Bile

Healing Potions are definitely helpful in high-level Fortress Chambers, but again, don’t worry too much about overstocking this potion. During Community Day, Healing Potions will be more effective in Wizarding Challenges, meaning you won’t need as many. You’ll also be able to brew them more quickly on Community Day to keep your supply high. Finally, if you’ll be playing with a Magizoologist, they will be able to heal you or revive you if necessary. If you start Community Day with 10-20 Healing Potions, and you constantly brew more during Community Day, you should be good.

These are the ingredients and their quantities you need to brew a Healing Potion. They do use a lot of ingredients, which will appear more frequently during Community Day.

1 Wormwood 3 Bubotuber Pus 2 Dittany 1 Dragon Liver

Finally, build up a solid supply of all the Exstimulo Potions. These will help you take down Foes more quickly in your Wizarding Challenges. This will save you Spell Energy and time, giving you the opportunity to engage in even more Fortress battles for even more XP.

Exstimulo Potion Strong Exstimulo Potion Potent Exstimulo Potion

Honestly, with the common ingredients and short brewing time, you’re better off focusing on regular Exstimulo Potions and Strong Exstimulo Potions. While the Potent Exstimulo Potions are highly effective, they require rare Unicorn Hair, a large amount of common ingredients, and 6.8 hours (with Master Notes) brewing time.

Try to have 20-30 Exstimulo Potions (total from all types) brewed before Community Day. These will also be handy for any rare Traces that appear.

The Exstimulo Potion family needs a lot of ingredients, so here’s a quick chart that shows which ones you need:

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

In addition to Exstimulo Potions, you should stock up on Baruffio’s Brain Elixir. If you want to use one during all of Community Day, you’ll need a total of 6. Personally, I try to time these so they start brewing shortly before I go to bed, just long enough to add the Master Notes.

Wizarding Challenges Strategy

For many players, this Community Day will be the first opportunity to attempt Wizarding Challenges (Fortress battles) with a full team of five! If you’ve only ever soloed or duoed a Fortress before, then you should read up on strategic gameplay for groups. These articles will help.

General Community Day Tips and Tricks

  • Play with an active Baruffio’s Brain Elixir throughout the whole event. While there won’t be an extra XP bonus, you can rack up XP with multiple Wizarding Challenges.
  • There’s a possibility that the event will bug out in the APAC region (happened often in Pokemon GO). We’ll update you if that happens. Follow us on Twitter to keep up!
  • Try to find a Fortress near several Inns. Running out of Spell Energy will ruin your experience and hamper your ability to grind XP.
  • If possible, increase your Spell Energy capacity before the event starts and start the event with 100% Spell Energy. Our Guide to Managing Spell Energy in Wizards Unite can help a lot.
  • Be welcoming of beginners. Community Day is about community! Even if you’re a seasoned pro at group Fortress battles, that’s not true of everyone. Share your skills with other witches and wizards.
  • Be sure to have an external battery. Our editor-in-chief Brita has shared a great round-up of top-rated power banks on Amazon. Order ASAP to get yours before Community Day!
  • Bring sunscreen and apply it before the event, if playing outside.
  • Carry a water bottle and stay hydrated.
  • If possible, play at a sponsored location. In the United States, Simon Malls are a great way to beat the heat, stay topped up on Spell Energy, and receive extra rewards from Wizarding Challenges.

Most of all, HAVE FUN!

Where are you spending Community Day?

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If you’re a hardcore gaming witch or wizard, one of the Exstimulo Potions you can skip is the Strong one (requires Abraxan Hair). This one drops from traces occasionally, so the more traces you investigate the more Strong Exstimulo Potions you’ll have on hand. It’s also a daily reward from completing the “Return 10 Foundables” task, making it even more commonly acquired. This will let you stick to brewing the quick Exstimulo Potions to build up your potion inventory and get an edge on tougher traces while allowing you to save the lengthy Potent Exstimulo Potions for the most difficult… Read more »

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Do we know if the reduced time for the rental cauldron is for the entire time the cauldron has been rented for, or only for the hours of the community day? This is assuming the cauldron rental begins during the community day hours.