Darkness Rising Brilliant Event (Part One)



As previously mentioned, October is another busy month for events in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Next up is the first week of another two-part Brilliant Event.

Following the extremely interesting dialogue from last month’s Brilliant Event, Wizards Unite players will get a taste of Brilliant Events with a Dark Arts twist! Check out my video guide below, or keep reading on to get all the details you need to succeed in the first of two Dark Arts-themed Brilliant Events!

Darkness Rising Brilliant Event Week 1 Guide

A reminder that to encourage safe practices, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play it at home. Keep reading for all the Wizards Unite event details.

If you prefer to watch a video, please check out the link below!

Brilliant Event Overview

Event Name Darkness Rising Brilliant Event (Week 1)
Date + Time
  • Starts on October 6th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on October 13th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Event-only 1.5k Portkeys, Brilliant Foundables, Brilliant Runestones, and Brilliant Event tasks
  • Free store pack featuring:
    • -Ingredients for 1 Tonic for Trace Detection (6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel’s Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn)
    • -Ingredients for Healing Potions (2 Wormwood, 6 Bubotuber Pus, 4 Dittany, 2 Dragon Liver)
    • -25 Spell Energy
[TD]All Possible Rewards[/TD]

  • Earn up to 15 Restricted Section Books.
  • Earn up to 6 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, and more from both regular tasks and bonus tasks.
Brilliant Event Tasks

The tasks for Brilliant Events seem to be on a fairly regular rotation. The main tip I would like to give is to WAIT TO PLACE ANY IMAGES until you reach the Bonus Task.

Darkness Rising Quest 1/4

Start 2 Tonic for Trace Detection Potions the eve of the event, and you’ll easily be breezing through this first step. These are becoming pretty formulaic quest steps, so brewing ahead should be a pretty normal practice at this point.

Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus 2 Times2 Erumpent Horn
Brew 2 Tonic for Trace Detection1 Powdered Dragon Claw
Return 10 Brilliant Poacher Foundables2 Invigoration Draughts

1st Quest Rewards

  • 550 Wizarding XP
  • 2 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Brilliant Family XP
  • 10 Spell Energy
Darkness Rising Quest 2/4

These are pretty straightforward tasks, too! Make it easier on yourself by waiting to visit the Registry page until this step and you should be able to rack up on Family XP just by playing the event. Using Baruffio’s Brain Elixir should be second nature now, too. So get out there (or stay quarantined…) and play!

Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Traces1 Silver Key
Earn 350 Brilliant Darkness Rising Family XP4 Snowdrop
Use 2 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir Potions2 Dark Detector

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 750 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 10 Spell Energy
Darkness Rising Quest 3/4

Easy as pie! Hop onboard the Knight Bus after fighting some Snatchers and find some friends. Better yet, make some new ones in a Facebook group or Discord group! You can pre-brew all 7 Potions by using a rental Cauldron, or just pre-brew 4 Potions and then do 3 more quick ones, like Exstimulo Potions or Healing Potions.

Return 15 Brilliant Snatcher Foundables2 Leaping Toadstools
Brew Any 7 Potions4 Ginger Root
Use 5 Potions in Wizarding Challenges1 Hermit Crab Shell

3rd Quest Rewards

  • 1250 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 10 Spell Energy
Darkness Rising Quest 4/4

Again, plain and simple. Grab some Darkness Rising Brilliant Event Runestones to pick up your Poison Candles for the Registry page, or search out those Foundables you have been missing out on to prestige a page!

Complete 5 Wizarding Challenges with 3 or More Teammates1 Spell Book
Win 15 Wizarding Challenges1 Spell Book
Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Challenges2 Spell Books

4th Quest Rewards

  • 5 Restricted Section Books
  • 50 Gold
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 30 Spell Energy
  • Brilliant Giant Spider Registry Image
Darkness Rising BONUS Assignment!

I am (obviously) looking forward to working on my Professions more in the coming days so all of the Spell Books make me happy! And those sweet DADA Books will help me progress in SOS Training. Simply playing the game and potentially joining forces with fellow witches and wizards on the Knight Bus should make life easy for you!

This is the first Portkey task we’ve seen in months. Remember that only unlocking (that is, walking off) Portmanteaus count. Opening the Portkey is different. Also, these can be any Portmanteaus. You’re not limited to the Brilliant ones.

Place 5 Images on the Brilliant Knockturn Alley Registry Page1 Spell Book
Earn 12,500 Wizarding XP1 Spell Book
Win in Your Highest Unlocked ChamberWit-Sharpening Potion
Use any 10 Variants of Exstimulo Potion in Wizarding Challenges10 Spell Energy
Unlock 5 Portmanteaus1 Silver Key

Bonus Assignment Rewards

  • 2000 Wizarding XP
  • 100 Brilliant Family XP
  • 5 Defense Against the Dark Arts Books
  • 1 Brilliant Event Title
  • 5 Brilliant Mulpepper’s Apothecary Sign Registry Images
  • 20 Spell Energy
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, doing Wizarding Challenges with Brilliant Runestones, and unlocking Brilliant Portkeys.

BrilliantWhere to find itFragments to collect
snatcher.pngWild Encounter20
brilliant-poacher.pngWild Encounter20
giant-spider.pngBrilliant Giant SpiderEvent Tasks1
mulpeppers-apthecary.pngBrilliant Portkey Portmanteau5
poison-candle.pngWizarding Challenges (use an event runestone)3
Brilliant Snatcher Brilliant Poacher Brilliant Mulpepper’s Apothecary Sign Brilliant Bell Poison Candle
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!

  • 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.
  • However, if you’re nervous about finding enough time to walk, you can also collect the Portkey Brilliant Foundable by finishing the entire Bonus Assignment.
  • To find the Brilliant Bell Poison Candle, you must do Wizarding Challenges with the specific Brilliant Event Runestones. To minimize your Spell Energy, stick with the Ruins Chambers. It might take a few extra Wizarding Challenges to get the 3 Foundables you need, but you’ll be able to do so quickly, without expending too many resources.
  • 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 hold on to your resources in case they’re needed for the next lesson plan, you can start working on a second profession, or you can invest in SOS Training. That is a personal decision, so good luck!
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.

Free Store Pack

6 Baneberry, 4 Bulbadox Juice, 4 Angel Trumpet, 2 Erumpent Horn
2 Wormwood, 6 Bubotuber Pus, 4 Dittany, 2 Dragon Liver
Spell Energy25
SOS Task Force Bundle

Silver Keys5
Spell Energy100
Price450 Gold

Brilliant Bundle

Baruffio’s Brain Elixir4
Strong Exstimulo4
Tonic for Trace Detection6
Price670 Gold
Bonus Assignment Bundle

Potent Exstimulo Potion15
Healing Potion15
Silver Keys5
Spell Energy150
Price2100 Gold

You can also find a link here to a discussion for a Bundle Value Calculator that community genius Andolov (along with several other community members) has put together to determine the overall value of bundles in the game. By attributing a monetary value to just about everything in the game, he has been able to calculate whether or not we get a good deal!

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