Darkness Rising Brilliant Event (Part Two)



I am so excited for the latest Brilliant Event in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Why? Two words:

Dark. Witch.

That’s right! Dark Witch returns after her brief appearance last year during Harrowing Halloween. This time, she’ll be a Brilliant Oddity.

Also, good news for anyone frustrated by the first week of Darkness Rising. The HPWU developers listened to player feedback. The strength of all Brilliant Oddities (including the Poacher and the Snatcher) is reduced for the second week. The tasks will also be more manageable.

Darkness Rising Brilliant Event Week 2 Guide

Once again, this Brilliant Event has been adapted so you can play at home. Please continue to stay safe and follow all local laws and guidelines.

Keep reading for the Brilliant Event details. I’ve also put together an extra-special video featuring the Dark Witch!

Brilliant Event Overview

The HPWU developers listened to your feedback! They nerfed the Brilliant Oddities.

Here are the updated HP of the Brilliant Oddities:

  • Brilliant Poacher: 400 (Previously 500)
  • Brilliant Snatcher: 500 (Previously 700)
  • Brilliant Dark Wizard: 400
  • Brilliant Dark Witch: 500

Event Name Darkness Rising Brilliant Event (Week 2)
Date + Time
  • Starts on October 20th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Ends on October 27th, 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 4 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

These tasks are easier than what we’ve seen in recent events. To prepare for the second set of tasks, do not visit the Brilliant Registry Page until you reach that step!

Darkness Rising Quest 1/4

Hold on to a few Tonic for Trace Detection after Community Day weekend.

Collect Ingredients or Portmanteaus 2 Times2 Snowdrop
Use 2 Tonic for Trace Detection1 Ginger Root
Return 10 Brilliant Dark Wizard Foundables2 Strong Exstimulo Potions

1st Quest Rewards

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

The first task refers to ANY Foundables, so that’s pretty easy.

Using Master Notes will slow you down a bit. To get through this task quickly, you have a few options. The free option is to brew Exstimulo Potions or Healing Potions. You can also spend Gold on a Gold Cauldron or to collect Potions immediately.

To collect Brilliant Darkness Rising Runestones, visit the Brilliant Registry Page. Each time you level up, you collect a Runestone.

Return 20 Foundables6 Sneezewort
Use Master Notes 5 Times2 Armadillo Bile
Collect 4 Brilliant Darkness Rising Runestones1 Dark Detector

2nd Quest Rewards

  • 1 Brilliant Giant Stone Hand Registry Image
  • 750 Wizarding XP
  • 75 Brilliant Family XP
  • 3 Restricted Section Books
  • 10 Spell Energy
Darkness Rising Quest 3/4

Pop on a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, and do a bunch of Wizarding Challenges in the Tower or Forest Chambers. You’ll quickly finish the first two tasks.

Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Wizarding Challenges1 Silver Key
Defeat 15 Foes in Wizarding Challenges2 Erumpent Horn
Return 15 Brilliant Dark Witch Foundables10 Snowdrop

3rd Quest Rewards

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

I have an entire video on grinding Wizarding XP. Just use a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir and your Trace Charm strategically.

The easiest way to place Images quickly on your Brilliant Registry Page is to WAIT when those Images are ready. Don’t place the Brilliant Dark Witch or the Brilliant Dark Wizard until you reach this step. Then do a bunch of Wizarding Challenges with a Brilliant Runestone to place the Brilliant Giant Stone Hand multiple times.

Earn 7500 Wizarding XP from Traces1 Spell Book
Place 5 Images on Brilliant Borgin & Burkes Registry Page1 Spell Book
Collect 15 Mysterious Note pieces by returning Brilliant Darkness Rising Traces1 Spell Book

4th Quest Rewards

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

The two Potions tasks are rough, not because they’re difficult, but because they take time and precious resources. You can brew some Potions in advance and wait to collect until you reach the Bonus Assignment.

For using Exstimulo Potions in Wizarding Challenges, the regular ones are fine. You have to start the Potion in the Wizarding Challenge for it to count. The Potion can’t carry over from using it on a Trace.

We also have another Portkey task. 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.

Brew 10 Potions4 Snowdrop
Return 45 Brilliant Darkness Rising Foundables1 Potent Exstimulo Potion
Use Any 10 Exstimulo Potions in Wizarding Challenges1 Spell Book
Defeat Highest Chamber Unlocked 1 Time10 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 Borgin 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
gistry_brilliant_borginandburkes_sticker03-103x300.pngBrilliant Dark WitchWild Encounter20
gistry_brilliant_borginandburkes_sticker02-111x300.pngBrilliant Dark WizardWild Encounter20
gistry_brilliant_borginandburkes_sticker04-267x300.pngBrilliant Giant Stone HandWizarding Challenges (use an event Runestone)3
gistry_brilliant_borginandburkes_sticker05-104x300.pngBrilliant BorginBrilliant Portkey Portmanteau5
gistry_brilliant_borginandburkes_sticker01-178x300.pngBrilliant Ominous MaskEvent Tasks1
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 Giant Stone Hand, 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!
  • If you’re already working on a second profession, and you’ve chosen Auror, try playing as an Auror. You might defeat the Brilliant Oddities more quickly, depending on your level of Auror.
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.

Graphic courtesy of Orange Wizard. I’ve broken down the value of the bundles below, but feel free to check my math!


The SOS Bundle is 5 Silver Keys and 100 Spell Energy for 450 Gold.

You can now buy 10 Silver Keys for 720 Gold, making the individual value of each Silver Key 72 Gold. 5 Silver Keys is thus worth 360 Gold.

100 Spell Energy costs 200 Gold.

If you only need Silver Keys, this is not a good value. However, if you need cheap Spell Energy, this bundle is worth 560 Gold.

The Brilliant Bundle is 4 Baruffio’s Brain Elixirs, 10 Potent Exstimulo Potions, and 3 Tonics for Trace Detection, all for 810 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.

Thus it costs 376 Gold to buy 4 Brain Elixirs.

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 710 Gold to buy 10 Potent Potions.

A single Tonic for Trace Detection in Diagon Alley costs 60 Gold. However, you can also buy 4 for 220 Gold, so the individual value is 55 Gold.

Thus 3 Tonics are worth 165 Gold.

This puts the value of the Brilliant Bundle at 1251 Gold, a savings of 441 Gold. This is actually a really good deal, especially if you lack the rare Ingredients to brew these Potions. If you don’t need the Tonics, the value is 1086 Gold, which is still a good deal.

Finally, the Bonus Assignment Bundle! This includes:

  • 12 Potent Exstimulo Potions
  • 12 Tonics for Trace Detection
  • 5 Silver Keys
  • 150 Spell Energy

Using the same logic above, 12 Potent Potions are worth 852 Gold.

12 Tonics are worth 660 Gold.

5 Silver Keys are worth 360 Gold.

150 Spell Energy is worth 300 Gold.

Thus the total value of the Bonus Bundle is 2,172 Gold, a savings of just 72 Gold. This is not really a good deal.

Are you excited for this Brilliant Event? What do you think of the tasks, rewards, bundles, and more? What sort of tasks and rewards would you like to see in future Brilliant Events?

I’m always interested to hear your thoughts! Connect with me and the rest of the WizHub team here in the comments or on our social media platforms.

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