Wizards Unite Event Walkthrough: Potter’s Calamity I ⚡

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We got some unexpected news yesterday! With just a day to spare, Niantic and the official Wizards Unite site shared their plans for Wizards Unite all through the rest of July. It’s not just the first full moon since global release. We also have our first Community Day and not one, but two Brilliant Events centred on Harry Potter himself. Just in time for his 39th birthday! July is certainly quite the month for us Potterheads!

Today we’ll focus on the first of the two events.

The Potter’s Calamity I Brilliant Event

Lasting an entire week (from July 16th to July 23rdth) the event will allow players to get some more of those precious restricted books that are holding our professional careers back. And, of course, we’ll also get a few special shinies for our Registry.

Learn more about professions here: How to choose your Profession in Wizards Unite

Or take our Wizards Unite Profession Quiz!

Would you like to find more Potterheads to share the hype with? Come on over to our Discord Channel and join the Wizards Unite Forum!

So let’s get started.

The Potter’s Calamity I tasks

Just like in all previous events, this one will be split into four parts. Every task will have its own reward, with a larger reward once each of the four parts are completed. This is where we will get our Restricted Section books, along with Brilliant Foundables, event XP and much more. Let’s take a closer look at those tasks.

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Graphic by @OrangeWizard2019

Here’s a transcription of the information:

Potter’s Calamity I 1/4

  • Return 3 Foundables from any Family – 2 Restricted Section Books
  • Pick up 2 ingredients or Portkeys – 10 Brilliant Family XP
  • Return 3 Hogwarts School Foundables– 10 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 500XP
    • 20 Brilliant Family XP
    • 2 Restricted Section Books
    • 1 Green Sock Foundable

Potter’s Calamity I 2/4

  • Recover 2 Brilliant Hedwig Foundables – 300 XP
  • Unlock 1 Portkey Portmanteau– 15 Brilliant Family XP
  • Perform 10 masterful spellcasts – 15 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 2 Potent Exstimulo Potions
    • 25 Brilliant Family XP
    • 3 Restricted Section Books

Potter’s Calamity I 3/4

  • Return 3 high-threat Foundables – 500 XP
  • Recover 2 Brilliant Captain Harry Foundables – 500 XP
  • Recover 3 Legends of Hogwarts Foundables – 15 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 1 Mismatched Socks Foundable
    • 25 Brilliant Family XP
    • 3 Restricted Section Books
    • 1 Marauder’s Map frame

Potter’s Calamity I 4/4

  • Unlock 4 Portkey Portmanteaus – 750 XP
  • Brew 7 Potions – 10 Brilliant Family XP
  • Complete 3 Wizarding Challenges – 15 Brilliant Family XP

Rewards for completion:

    • 1 Messy Hair Lens
    • 1 Triwizard Cup Uniform Foundable
    • 50 Gold Coins
    • 5 Restricted Section Books

Our take on the tasks

On first look, the tasks seem a little harder to complete than the ones in Flora and Fauna. Still, they do seem quite manageable, especially considering we have a full week to get through them. Most of them relate to normal tasks, with only two tasks relating to a specific Brilliant Foundable. Of course, this will all depend on just how rare they make these Foundables. We will also need to open one more Portkey, brew two more potions and get a lot more Masterful spell casts among other changes. But nothing too wild, thankfully.

As for the reward, if we complete every task we will get:

  • 2550 XP (compared to the 1700 XP from the previous event)
  • 160 Brilliant Family XP (just ten less)
  • 2 Brilliant Foundables
  • 1 avatar portrait frame
  • 1 avatar hair lens
  • 2 strong Exstimulo Potions (instead of one)
  • 50 gold coins (half of what we got before)
  • 15 Restricted Section Books

Where to get the Potter’s Calamity I Event Foundables

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Graphic by @OrangeWizard2019

There was a bit of confusion regarding Brilliant Foundables in the last event, so let’s go over where we can find each of them:

  • Quidditch Captain Harry – On the map
  • Hedwig – On the map
  • Mismatch socks – Complete step 3/4 of the Event tasks
  • Triwizard Cup Uniform – Complete step 4/4 of the Event tasks
  • Weasley Jumper – Use a Brilliant Runestone (important!) in Wizarding Challenges (any level chamber will work)
  • School Trunk – In 7km Brilliant Portkey Portmanteaus (Niantic confirmed 7k Portkeys from the previous event will yield the Trunk once the event begins)

Brilliant Event Tips

Here are a few tips to keep in mind before and during the event.

  • Brew your Potions in advance. You’ll probably need:
    • Exstimulo Potion, which improves your spellcast in both combat and traces. (All Exstimulo Potions’ power was increased in today’s game update)
    • Dawdle Draught (available from Lv 17) which reduces the likelihood of the Trace fleeing.
    • Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, which grants you double Wizarding XP from Traces, Wizarding Challenges and Portkeys for 30 minutes.
  • Have some Portkeys ready to go. You will need to unlock one in part 2/4 and four more in part 4/4. These don’t need to be Brilliant Portkeys.
  • Go to different areas and at different times of the day. This will increase your likelihood of getting rare Foundables. And for Event Foundables it’s best to stay away from areas marked with a Family Banner. They are far more likely to appear in unmarked areas.
  • If you can, try to start the event with full energy. It will make the first day go much better. And remember we have a special package coming this Saturday for the Community day! 50 energy and one Baruffio. Also during the three hours of the Community Day Baruffios will yield three times as much experience, instead of just doubling it, so make good use of those three hours!
  • Find an area with enough Inns and Greenhouses to move between. Remember the 5 minute waiting period. That will give you km for your Portkeys and energy for your Traces.
  • Master your spells. And most importantly, remember the game values speed over accuracy. For task 2/4 you will need to perform 10 Masterful Spells. Go for easy Foundables if you can.
  • Try to level up the game, but don’t go all out with your profession. It’s your game level (and your ability to cast spells) that determines whether or not you defeat a Confoundable. You might want to save some scrolls for when you get those shiny Restricted Section Books and plan where to spend them when you’re done with the event.
  • Make room in your vaults for ingredients and potions. You don’t want to have to throw potions away just because the game is asking you to brew some and you have no room left to put the finished ones away. Especially considering you need to brew 7 potions to finish part 4/4.
  • Although the game is still quite new, we’re all sure to meet some new Potterheads during the week. What better way to make new friends and possibly new teammates for your next Fortress incursion? Don’t be shy and reach out!
  • And the most important one: Have fun! (And try to convert as many Muggles as possible!)

That’s what we have for today, so go play!

Make sure you’re ready to make the most of the event, add your Friend Code to our map if you haven’t yet. You can also have a look around the map and find players in your area!

EIf you have any more tips for new players make sure to leave them in the comment section! We’d love to make the most the event.

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