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Attention, fellow wizards! Dragons will soon be appearing in the Wizarding World.
The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite team at Niantic announced that the mythological beasts will be debuting in the game at the upcoming Wizards Unite Fan Festival in Indianapolis on August 31st and September 1st.
After the festival, various species of dragons will become available worldwide as regional exclusives, similar to the regional pokemon mechanic in Pokemon Go.
The official Wizards Unite Twitter account released a short video showing a Common Welsh Green dragon being taken on in combat:
The four dragons that will be available initially are the Common Welsh Green, Antipodean Opaleye, Chinese Fireball and Peruvian Vipertooth. As we know, in the Harry Potter universe, there are several more species of Dragons, so expect more to come in time.
All four of the Dragons will be available at the Wizards Unite Fan Festival before being regionally locked. The dragons will be joining the oddities section of the game, with combat set to be the same as taking on a vampire, werewolf or doxy.
We also got a sneak peek of the Registry pages for the Dragons during the announcement, with four dragons and four dragon eggs being added to the game, giving players eight new Foundables to find.
It is not currently known which dragons will be available in which regions, but rest assured that HP-WU will have a full guide to dragons as soon as the information becomes available to us.
Welcome, fellow wizard, to our guide for the first ever Wizards Unite Community Day! The debut community day will take place on Saturday, July 20th.
Here’s what you can expect to see during the three-hour window.
Wizards Unite Community Day: Details
Free Store Pack
A free pack will be available from the Wizards Unite in-game store, Diagon Alley, containing 50 spell energy and 1 Baruffio’s Brain Elixir potion.
Baruffio’s Brain Elixir
When you activate a Baruffio’s Brain Elixir potion, you will receive 3x the amount of XP! We have a special section for this potion under our guide on how to level up fast in Wizards Unite that you should definitely check out. It will help you get the most out of this 3x XP bonus.
Remember also, that the Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event will still be taking place during Community Day, so you can bag 3x the amount of XP for your Hedwig and Quidditch Harry fragments!
Wizards will see an increase in the amount of traces that appear on the map. The Hogwarts School family will see a boost in trace numbers.
Dark Detectors will last double the amount of time when placed in an inn. Detectors will last for one hour instead of thirty minutes, so hold on to them until Saturday when you will get more out of them.
Wizards Unite Community Day: Times
The community day event will last for three hours during the following times:
Welcome, fellow wizard, to the Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event!
The next special event for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is coming today, July 16th. The first portion of the event will last for one week, running to July 23rd. A second week of the event will begin on July 30th through to August 6th.
Here is the official in-game description of the event:
An unusually high number of Harry Potter-related Foundables is being reported. Minister Granger theorizes that a recent Daily Prophet feature about Harry’s involvement with the SOS Task Force may be the cause.
Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event: Event Times
The first week of event will begin today, July 16th, at 11am pacific time and run through to July 23rd, 11am pacific time.
The second week of the event will begin July 30th at 11am pacific time and run through to August 6th, 11am pacific time.
The time zone converter website can tell you what time this will be in your timezone! Simply type 11am pacific time into the first box, and your nearest city in the second box.
Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event: Event Details
As with the Fantastic Flora and Fauna event, there will be a special event registry page to complete. As before, you will be able to find fragments of these foundables in different locations.
Some will be available through wild encounters, whereas others will be obtained from wizarding challenges in fortresses and through the special assignments set.
There are different special assignments and registry pages for both weeks of the event.
Restricted Section Books
Restricted Section Books will be available to collect during the special event! As with Fantastic Flora and Fauna, there will be 15 more restricted section books available for each week of the event, so 30 in total.
Special event runestones will be available each time you ‘rank up’ the Potter’s Calamity Brilliant Event’s registry page. Using these runestones in fortresses will reward you with fragments for the registry.
Editors Update: There was an issue in Week 1 of the event with the Weasley Jumper not dropping from completed wizarding challenges. This has been addressed by the Wizards Unite support team and fragments are dropping much more often now.
Make full use of the Baruffio’s Brain Elixir potion whenever you can; you can expect to receive 1000+ XP per completed Hedwig and Quidditch Harry! (Editors Update: Sadly, this got nerfed, but you can still wrack up some good XP…just not as good.)
Try and keep your ingredients for potions well stocked and choose to brew 2 hour potions to complete the brew potion tasks faster.
Save 3-4 silver keys for the special 7km portkeys. You will need these to fill out the registry page as well.
Save some 2km portkeys for a quick unlock to complete the portkey special assignment tasks.
DO NOT waste higher tier potions (Dawdle Draughts and Potent Estimulo) on the wild encounters. If the first part of this event is anything to go by, you will find plenty!
Maximising your XP is critical to progressing quickly in the game. This article will show you how to get the most out of your confoundable encounters by showing you how to cast masterful spells in Wizards Unite.
There are four different spell ratings in Wizards Unite; Fair, Good, Great and Masterful. Casting better spells will net you more XP per encounter, thus increasing your wizarding XP faster.
The better you cast your spell, the better rating you will receive and the bigger XP boost you will be rewarded with:
Fair: 0XP Boost
Good: 20XP Boost
Great: 50XP Boost
Masterful: 100XP Boost
As you can see, only managing a ‘fair’ spell will net you no boost at all! However, hitting great and masterful spells on a regular basis will net you a good boost and vastly increase your wizarding XP gain in the long term.
How To Cast Masterful Spells In Wizards Unite
As with most things in life; practice makes perfect. The more you practice at something, the better you will become at it.
This formula is exactly the same for casting spells in Wizards Unite. The more you practice the 13 different spells available, the better you will become at tracing the glyph and casting the spell more successfully.
At first, it will feel very difficult to hit Masterful spells. As you continue to practice, you will notice it getting easier and easier; particularly for certain spells which are easier to trace like Meteolojinx Recanto and Aguamenti.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to cast masterful spells in Wizards Unite.
Speed over Accuracy
It may sound surprising, but it’s more important to cast a spell quickly than accurately! You would probably think it should be the other way around, but with how the spell rating mechanic works, it’s more important to get a spell away quickly than to trace it perfectly.
It’s important to note that you do still need a degree of accuracy, but speed should be prioritized. You can drag your finger across the screen at the speed of light, but if your spells looks more an ‘f’ for Fail than ‘e’ for Ebublio, you stand no chance!
If you can perform a relatively accurate trace quickly, get the arrow on the rating bar as close to the ‘great’ section as possible and your traced spell turns green, you stand a very good chance of casting a masterful spell.
Target Certain Spells
As mentioned above, it feels easier to hit Masterful spell ratings on certain spells than others. This may well be down to user preference though; someone may find one spell easy to hit a Masterful on, and someone else can struggle with it.
From my experience, there are definitely spells that are easier to trace than others. Ask me to hit a Masterful on Meteolojinx Recanto and I can probably do it a good eight of ten times, which is increasing the more I practice. Ask me to hit a Masterful on Arresto Momentum though and it’s a whole different story!
It will more than likely be down to user preference, but I personally target Aguamenti, Meteolojinx Recanto and Diffindo for my likely Masterful spell ratings at the moment. Bombarda is also getting much easier for me.
Take Your Time, Focus, Concentrate, Be Confident
It may sound a little odd, but it’s important to be confident when casting spells and trying to hit that Masterful spell rating!
If you have it in your head before you even place your finger on the screen that you’re not going to hit it….chances are, you won’t hit it.
When you’re ready to attempt a Masterful spell in an encounter, don’t rush into it. Take your time. The Confoundable will not depart because you haven’t moved quick enough!
Steady yourself, focus on the spell you have to trace and concentrate. If you rush into your spell cast and aren’t really paying attention, you will cast more bad traces than good ones.
It can be tempting to trace and get through encounters as quick as possible; especially if travelling (don’t cast and drive folks), but if you want to hit those Masterful spells, you will have a better chance if you relax, take your time and focus!
Practice, Practice and Practice
Some people have a natural gift for certain things; art and sport for example. However, for us mere mortals, practice makes perfect. The more times you practice at something, the better you will be.
If you’re new to Wizards Unite, don’t expect to be casting Masterful spells on a regular basis! It will take time and it will take practice, but if you follow the tips above, you will get there.
Don’t worry! There will be a lot more prize giveaways to come for you to enter!
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We’ve updated Harry Potter: Wizards Unite with the following:
Fantastic Flora and Fauna is starting soon! The Forbidden Forest has been thrown out of sorts by the Calamity. Lend Hagrid a helping hand by returning the forest’s missing flora and fauna to its proper place.
Fixed an issue with Daily Assignments not counting progress until you visited the Daily Assignments tab before progressing in gameplay.
Fixed an issue with the Daily Treasure appearing blank when a player first enters the page.
Fixed an issue where if you unlock Professions at level 6, then backed out of the tutorial, you would receive an error.
Ministry ID Portrait:
Fixed an issue where using Moving Sticker on your Portrait could give you the message, “Unable to save your Ministry ID.”.
Fixed an issue where for some players, opening the Portrait camera could cause an error.
Fixed an issue where if you entered a Greenhouse for the first time, then backed out of the tutorial for Growing, you would receive an error.
Various text fixes.
Ministry ID Portrait
Taking a photo with the Death Eater lens may not be reflected on Ministry ID Portrait immediately. If you save the Portrait, the Death Eater lens will be in the picture.
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