Brilliant Event Guide: Burrow Besieged Week 2


Hey, witches and wizards! It’s time for another Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. This is the second week of Burrow Besieged, starting April 21st and running through April 28th.

You can find the rest of April’s events in our monthly overview.


Similar to the first week of Burrow Besieged, this event will be completely playable from home. That means:

  • no Fortress-exclusive Brilliant Foundables
  • 1.5km Brilliant Portkeys
  • lots of Tonic for Trace Detection tasks

If you are a player who can still move fairly freely, please understand the luxury of your freedom. Yes, this event will seem boring if your life hasn’t changed much in the last few months. However, many players around the world are under government orders to stay in their homes with few exceptions. Niantic and Warner Bros. understand these limitations, and they don’t want to encourage players to break the law. Wizards Unite has been adapted so that it’s still playable under these unusual circumstances.

Let’s unite as a community and thank the HPWU developers for working tirelessly (from home, since California has stay-at-home orders) to radically alter a game intended for outdoor exploration.

Okay, I’m off my soapbox. Let’s discuss all the details of Burrow Besieged Week 2!

Guide to Week 2 of the Burrow Besieged Brilliant Event!

Discover all the tasks and the rewards in the second week of the Burrow Besieged Brilliant Event!

Once again, this Brilliant Event will have a Bonus Assignment during the event. If you are unable to do Wizarding Challenges at this time, you will need to complete some of the bonus tasks to get the necessary Foundable fragments.

I’ve also covered everything in a video if you prefer that format.

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name Burrow Besieged Brilliant Event (Week 2)
Date + Time

  • Starts on April 21st, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on April 28th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks.
  • Increase in the following Foundable Traces guarded by Gnome Confoundables, both on the Map AND when using Tonic for Trace Detection
    • Acromantula Eggs
    • Beater’s Bat
    • Giant’s Helm
    • Howler
    • Baby Niffler
    • Quibbler
    • Weasley Clock
    • Quidditch Fan Luna Lovegood (High)
    • Sorting Hat (Severe)
  • All Spell Energy on the Map will give out 5 Spell Energy
  • 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 8(!) Spell Books.
  • Earn 3 Silver Keys.
  • Earn 2 Dark Detectors.
  • Earn 50 Gold.
  • Various other exciting rewards (Ingredients, Potions, and more!) from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.

Brilliant Event Tasks

As per usual, these tasks all come straight from the Wizards Unite development team. They should be accurate unless the HPWU developers make last-minute changes (again). If anything changes, I will update this article as soon as possible!

Brilliant Portkeys from this week of the Burrow Besieged Brilliant Event will continue to feature the new Portkey Portmanteau location: Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes! It’s extremely orange, much to the delight of our friend Orange Wizard.

Burrow Besieged Quest 1/4

Brew any Potion in advance of the event starting so you can finish this task quickly.

Brew 1 Potion 6 Snowdrop
Return 3 Brilliant Weasleys’ Flying Car 1 Re’em Blood
Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus from the Map 2 times 1 Silver Key

1st Quest Rewards

  • 300 Wizarding XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • 45 Brilliant Family XP
  • 1 Dark Detector
  • 1 Hermit Crab Shell

Burrow Besieged Quest 2/4

Foundables guarded by Gnome Confoundables will be boosted. You can see the full list up above. Once again, I recommend brewing the Tonic for Trace Detection in advance. Just plan out the order of your Potions carefully so you collect them at the right time.

Return 5 Foundables guarded by Gnome Confoundables 55 Brilliant Family XP
Brew 1 Tonic for Trace Detection 1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Pick up Ingredients from the Map 3 times 2 Leaping Toadstool

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 1 De-Gnoming Gloves Registry Image
  • 500 Wizarding XP
  • 1 Strong Exstimulo Potion
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Sneakoscope Portrait Animated Sticker

Burrow Besieged Quest 3/4

You can brew 2 of your Potions in advance, but you’ll need to rent a Gold Cauldron if you want to brew all Potions in advance of the event. To get through the task quickly, brew either regular Exstimulo Potions or Healing Potions.

Brew 5 Potions 1 Unicorn Hair
Return 7 Brilliant Young Ginny Weasley 2 Silver Keys
Use 2 Tonic for Trace Detection 6 Snowdrop

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 750 Wizarding XP
  • 50 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 1 Potent Exstimulo
  • 1 Dark Detector

Burrow Besieged Quest 4/4

For the first task, Foundables can be from Portkeys, Fortresses, and Traces on the Map.

Collect 20 Foundable fragments 55 Brilliant Family XP
Return 7 Foundables guarded by Gnome Confoundables 1 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus from the Map 1 time 1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

  • 1 Arthur’s Shed Registry Image
  • 1000 Wizarding XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 2 Spell Books

Burrow Besieged Week 2 BONUS Assignment!

If you complete the regular Brilliant Event quests before the Brilliant Event ends, you also have the opportunity to complete the Bonus Assignment.

By completing the Bonus Assignment, you do NOT need to do any Wizarding Challenges. You can collect the 3 Errol Brilliant fragments you need just by finishing tasks for the Bonus Assignment.

Earn 7500 Wizarding XP 2 Dawdle Draughts
Return 30 Brilliant Foundables 1 Errol Brilliant Registry Image
Return 5 High-Threat (or higher) Traces 1 Errol Brilliant Registry Image
Return 15 Foundables guarded by Gnome Confoundables 1 Errol Brilliant Registry Image
Use 2 Tonic For Trace Detection 1 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir

Bonus Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Spell Books
  • 1 Achievement Badge

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 completing event tasks, completing bonus tasks, and unlocking Brilliant Portkeys.

Brilliant Where to find it Fragments to collect
Brilliant Young Ginny Weasley Wild Encounter 15
Brilliant Flying Weasley Car Wild Encounter 15
Brilliant De-gnoming Gloves Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Arthur Weasley’s Shed Event Tasks 1
Brilliant Burrow Sign Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus 5
Brilliant Errol Bonus Assignments (formerly Wizarding Challenges) 3

Tips to Complete the Brilliant Event

If this is your first Brilliant Event, or if you’re thrown off by changes made for the pandemic, 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!

  • 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 collect 5 Portkeys during the Brilliant Event, even if you don’t open them all during the event.
  • To brew Potions quickly, you can brew them in advance. See my specific suggestions for each task on the best way to do this.
  • You can find Brilliant Errol by completing the bonus tasks OR by doing Wizarding Challenges. After Burrow Besieged Week 2 is over, using the event Brilliant Runestones will result in Brilliant Errol OR Brilliant Pigwidgeon.
  • If you decide to visit Inns, Fortresses, or Greenhouses during this event, continue to practice social distancing. Check out my 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 some Professors have also done so. At this point, you can either hold on to your resources in case they’re needed for the next lesson plan, or you can start working on a second profession.

Brilliant Event Bundles

There are 4 bundles total that will be available during this event. Be sure to snag the Free Bundle as soon as the event starts! The Bonus Bundle will not be available until the Bonus Assignment is unlocked, so keep that in mind. Orange Wizard provided the infographic below explaining all of the bundles.

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

Tonic for Trace Detection costs 60 Gold for 1 and 220 Gold for 4, meaning you would spend 280 Gold for 5. 150 Spell Energy costs 300 Gold.

Thus the value of the SOS Bundle is 580 Gold, a savings of 160 Gold, but only if you value discounted Spell Energy.

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 buy 2 Brain Elixirs. Increasing your Ingredients Capacity by 30 costs 150 Gold; half of that is 75 Gold. 100 Spell Energy costs 200 Gold.

Thus the value of the Brilliant Bundle is 475 Gold. That’s only a savings of 75 Gold, which isn’t that great anyway.

You can buy 4 Tonic for Trace Detection for 220 Gold, so each one is worth about 55 Gold. 15 Tonics is worth about 825 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.

That means that 15 Potents are worth 1065 Gold.

Remember, a Brain Elixir is worth 94 Gold, so 10 are worth 940 Gold.

150 Spell Energy costs 300 Gold.

Thus the value of the Bonus Bundle is 3130 Gold. That’s a savings of 930 Gold if you value the Spell Energy and 630 Gold if you don’t need the Spell Energy.

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Alina Ştefania Neacşu
Alina Ştefania Neacşu(@alinaneacsu)
1 year ago

Thank you for the details 🙂