Harry Potter Wizards Unite Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Harry Potter Wizards Unite Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Using The Trace Auto Align Setting https://www.gameskinny.com/uz0u2/harry-potter-wizards-unite-using-the-trace-auto-align-setting https://www.gameskinny.com/uz0u2/harry-potter-wizards-unite-using-the-trace-auto-align-setting Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:37:23 -0400 Ty Arthur

More in-depth than the average freemium mobile game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite features a wide array of stats to juggle and resources to manage, in addition to some settings buried away in a hidden menu that can change your overall experience, such as the Trace Auto Align option.

This option sounds like it should make the game easier for those having trouble tracing spells, but it's actually much less exciting than that.

Let's take a look at how to turn on Trace Auto Align and examine who needs to actually use this Wizards Unite feature.

What Is Trace Auto-Align?

First off, to access this setting, tap the Suitcase at the bottom of the screen like you wanted to access your Registry or the potion creation screen.

From there, tap the gear icon in the top left-corner (usually positioned right underneath your carrier and signal strength). Scroll down to the Advanced category and toggle the Trace Auto Align option to On.

But what does it actually do?

Unfortunately, this option doesn't affect the accuracy of tracing spells like the name implies.

Instead, Trace Auto Align only matters if you have AR mode turned on, and it affects the alignment of the three stars when searching for traces before starting a battle.

When AR mode is active, you need to look around your environment through your phone's camera for the glowing blue sparkles indicating a Confoundable or other object is nearby.

Eventually, after finding the traces, you need to line up the three stars icon to start the duel and begin casting spells.

With option active, the three stars line up immediately when you get anywhere near them with your camera, and you don't have to tap the screen to kick off the spell battle.

Essentially, i'ts just removing a minor inconvenience from the game to speed up battles (and possibly to avoid mishaps with passersby who may think you're taking photos of them if the alignment stars are located in their direction).

Frankly, the game is better, faster, and smoother without AR mode active, but if you want the more immersive experience offered by augmented reality, then Trace Auto Align may be worth turning on for the handful of seconds it saves while exploring the map.

Still need help with other parts of Wizards Unite? Check out the rest of our Harry Potter AR game guides here:

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Focus Explained https://www.gameskinny.com/ygo82/harry-potter-wizards-unite-focus-explained https://www.gameskinny.com/ygo82/harry-potter-wizards-unite-focus-explained Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:01:44 -0400 Ty Arthur

One major way that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite distinguishes itself from its AR counterpart, Pokemon Go, is with an endless string of stats and changing terms for different types of foes and items found in the game world.

For instance, what is Focus in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and how does it differ from normal spell energy? That's an issue that has some players stumped, but we can quickly guide you through the ins and outs of using and acquiring Focus.

Explaining Wizard's Unite Focus

This particular resource is used during Wizard Challenges at Fortresses, but it doesn't actually come into play until after reaching Level 9 when you unlock the profession options (Auror, Magizoologist, or Professor).

The Focus resource actually comes in two distinct varieties:

  • Initial Focus: the amount you start off with during a Challenge
  • Maximum Focus: the total amount you can ever have at one time during a Challenge

Each of the three available professions includes special active spells to unlock that are used manually during Challenges, rather than giving passive constant bonuses like most profession abilities. 

Specifically, Focus is used before a Challenge with these profession skills that are activated strategically to hinder enemies and help other wizards:

Skill Profession Effect
 Weakening Hex  Auror   Reduce a foe's Power
  Bat-Bogey Hex   Auror   Reduce a foe's Stamina 
 Confusion Hex  Auror   Reduce a foes Defense
 Focus Charm  Auror   Transfer Focus to a teammate 
 Mending Charm   Magizoologist  Restore teammate's Stamina
 Stamina Charm   Magizoologist  Restore teammate's Stamina
  Revive Charm  Magizoologist  Revive a knocked-out teammate and restore a portion of Stamina
  Bravery Charm  Magizoologist  Enhance your entire team by raising Power against Elite foes
  Deterioration Hex  Professor   Places an impairment on a foe that lowers Stamina every time they attack or defend
 Mending Charm   Professor  Restore teammate's Stamina
 Protection Charm   Professor   Enhance a teammate's Defense
  Proficiency Charm  Professor   Enhance your team by raising their Proficiency Power

 

Note that some of the profession lessons apart from those active skills actually can increase your initial and maximum Focus.

The Auror's Steel Conviction ability or Professor's Master Mind ability, for instance, increases maximum Focus by 1 for every level taken.

A profession skill like Dueling In The Dark on the other grants 1 bonus initial Focus.

The normal spells you cast during the Challenge battle don't utilize focus; those spells where you need to trace a pattern instead pull from your normal spell energy pool just like when dealing with any Confoundable in the main part of the game.

While it's important to hit any Fortress with a full spell energy pool to cast those normal spells, Focus is acquired and used a bit different.

To replenish your Focus pool, you have to defeat foes who have the Focus icon (the red image to the left), which, obviously, will require using spell energy.

So, how do you actually use Focus in a battle? 

At the beginning of a Challenge, any of the strategic active spells from the list above that you've unlocked in the profession tree will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Just tap and drag the spell you want to use toward its intended target (the subject of the challenge for a Weakening Hex for instance, or another player if you are transferring Focus with an ability like Focus Charm). 

Note, however, that even if you have available Focus, most of the profession active skills have a cooldown and can't be spammed endlessly, so you need to wait between turns to fire them off again.

Have fun joining up with other wizards to take down a Fortress Challenge, and be sure to leave a comment below with your favorite Focus ability strategy for easily conquering foes! 

Still need help with Wizards Unite? Check out our Harry Potter AR game  guides here:

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Wizards Unite Portkey and Portmanteau Guide: How to Get and How to Use https://www.gameskinny.com/pnone/wizards-unite-portkey-and-portmanteau-guide-how-to-get-and-how-to-use https://www.gameskinny.com/pnone/wizards-unite-portkey-and-portmanteau-guide-how-to-get-and-how-to-use Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:41:02 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

Pokemon Go fans shouldn’t be surprised to learn that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite shares a lot of the same gameplay mechanics. That doesn’t mean that a long-time Go player will be able to understand what’s being asked of them; despite an item functioning in a familiar manner, the game’s terminology, such as Portmanteau and Portkeys, can sometimes complicate things.

While the tutorial helps to explain their purpose in Wizards Unite, the finer details can be a little confusing for non-diehard Harry Potter fans. Luckily, we’ve put together a handy guide to help get everyone up to speed.   

Portkeys Aren’t Really Keys

Before we can talk about their uses, we have to explain what these items are. A Portmanteau is an oddly shaped box – it looks like a little house – that’s found randomly out in the world. They come in three different variants:

  1. Prized 
  2. Precious 
  3. Paramount

Each of them has a different look and unlocking requirement. These items, when unlocked, rewards players with Portkeys.

Portkeys are special items that allow players to open portals to popular locations pulled from the books and films. Though they have the word “key” in their names, they aren’t actually keys. I mean, they are, considering that they “unlock” new places to visit, but they aren’t keys in the same vein as the game’s gold and silver keys.

The Real Keys

In order to open a Portmanteau, players will need to use a key and walk a certain distance based on the Portmanteau type; Prized, Precious and Paramount will need to be walked 2KM, 5KM, and 10KM respectively. They are like the eggs in Pokemon Go (swap the incubator for a key).

Silver keys are limited items that are discarded after a single use. Gold keys, on the other hand, can be used indefinitely.

Everyone is given a Gold key at the start of the game. Silver keys are obtained by leveling up, by returning Foundables and/or by purchasing them with real money in Diagon Alley.

At first, it might seem silly to pursue silver keys. Given their limited use, it would be easier just to use a gold key, right? Here’s the thing: only one key can be used to open a given Portmanteau at a time.

Players can have up to eight of them altogether. If they only have the one gold key, they’ll only be able to open one box at a time. Using multiple silver keys will allow for multiple Portmanteau to be opened at once – the distance walked will be recorded for multiple boxes at a time.

The Point

Snagging Portkeys is a great way to collect Foundable Fragments, earn extra XP, gain loot (potion ingredients, etc.) and more. They also showcase some pretty cool AR events; who wouldn’t want to travel to places like the Ministry of Magic?

Once you’ve unlocked a Portmanteau and used a Portkey, you’ll be allowed to step into a new location. There, you’ll need to find 5 Wrackspurts hidden in the environment to earn rewards. Finding them all will finish the event, allowing you to step back into your previous real-world location. Good times!

Extra Tips:

Make sure to save your silver keys for the Precious and Paramount Portmanteau. That way, you can unlock a bunch of them at a time; walking 10 KM for four boxes as opposed to one will save you a lot of steps.

You can only hold 8 Portmanteau at a time. So be sure to use the gold key on the Prized (2 KM) boxed or else you’ll fill up with them/miss out on better ones.

Be sure to use potions that affect Portkeys before activating them. Baruffio’s Brain Elixir, for instance, grants a double XP buff to players (making trips through these portals more beneficial).

If you don’t find all of the Wrackspurts before leaving a given location, you won’t be able to return there to collect what you missed later. Using a new Portkey will result in a new place (or a new instance of an old place).

And there you have it. Now you know what Portmanteau/Portkeys are and why they’re important. Make sure to check out our Harry Potter: Wizards Unite guide hub for more spell binding tips.

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Wizards Unite Master Notes For All Potion Motions https://www.gameskinny.com/iy1fb/wizards-unite-master-notes-for-all-potion-motions https://www.gameskinny.com/iy1fb/wizards-unite-master-notes-for-all-potion-motions Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:42:18 -0400 Ty Arthur

If you want to take on the more dangerous threats in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you'll need a steady supply of potions on hand to make your spell casting more potent, and to get the best of them, you'll need Master Notes. 

A potion master note in Harry Potter Wizards UniteOf course, as with any freemium mobile game, there's a catch: potions work on timers that can be bypassed with gold.

You might be tempted to start making a huge number of potions immediately so you don't run out, but it's actually better to hold off until you learn each potion's input.

Using these while brewing significantly decreases the brew time without having to spend gold.

How To Enter Master Notes During Potion Stirring and Brewing

Haven't entered a symbol yet for a potion? On the Potions screen, when you have a brewing potion selected, tap the stirring stick in the pot to bring up the master input screen.

From there, just trace the motions in the cauldron (don't tap the question mark icons where it looks like the Notes should actually appear).

This process works just like casting spells against Foundables or enemies at a Fortress, except there's no guide on the screen to help you with you the specific motion. When you get a motion correct, it will replace the question mark at the top.

After successfully entering the Master Notes motions three times for a single type of potion, the formula will remain on the screen near the top so you don't have to remember the motions or keep referencing a guide.

Wizards Unite Complete Master Notes List

Each potion requires between 3-6 symbols to be traced on the cauldron. 

With some of the more advanced potions featuring huge wait times, that 15% reduction provided by these inputs can be significant, especially if you are constantly brewing a large number of potions.

The table below shows each symbol for every potion type.

The guide on the left will help you figure out the exact way to perform the tap or phone motion to complete the gesture.

Here's what to know when using them in potion brewing: 

  • Tap and drag in a counterclockwise circle
  • Tap and drag in a clockwise circle
  • Drag a horizontal line left to right across your device
  • Drag a vertical line top to bottom across your device
  • Tap two points on the left and right side of the screen and pinch inward (like you were zooming out on a web page)
  • Tap two points at the center of the screen and pinch outward up and down (like you were zooming in on a web page)
  • Shake your device back and forth quickly
  • Rapidly tap three points anywhere on the cauldron 
Potion Note 1 Note 2 Note 3 Note 4 Note 5 Note 6
 Exstimulo Potion        None None  None 
Strong Exstimulo Potion          None None 
 Potent Exstimulo Potion    


     
 Baruffio's Brain Elixir        
 Dawdle Draught          None
Invigoration Draught           None None 
Strong Invigoration Draught         
 Healing Potion        None None 
 Wit Sharpening Potion          None None 

 

Keep in mind that these are current and accurate as of the official North American launch; it is quite likely more potions will be added over time or Niantic may change the configurations in the coming months.

If you see any potions we are missing or any outdated info, please leave us a comment so we can get this guide updated!

Need help with the rest of this augmented reality follow-up to Pokemon Go? Check out our other Harry Potter guides below:

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How To Use Dark Detectors in Harry Potter Wizards Unite https://www.gameskinny.com/g5mb3/how-to-use-dark-detectors-in-harry-potter-wizards-unite https://www.gameskinny.com/g5mb3/how-to-use-dark-detectors-in-harry-potter-wizards-unite Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:41:36 -0400 Ty Arthur

Looking for more traces to uncover and foes to battle while getting in your daily walking exercise with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? Most likely, you already have your favorite nearby Inn for daily free spell energy. However, you can also maximize your efficiency by utilizing Dark Detectors to nab more Foundables.

Essentially acting like like Lures from Pokemon Go, the Dark Detector makes it much more likely that you'll find new creatures, wizards, or items to add to your registry.

Where To Use Dark Detectors

Unfortunately, you can't just set down Dark Detectors from your couch and wait for new traces and foes to show up on your doorstep.

Your current inventory of Dark Detectors shows up on the Utility screen of the Vault, underneath your scroll and key currencies. However, you can't actually use one from that screen.

Instead, Dark Detectors are only available while you are physically close enough to an Inn to interact with the location and cast a spell to gain rewards.

While near an Inn, just tap the tab at the bottom and then decide how many Dark Detectors to place. Any given Inn can have up to three Detectors active at a time, and each lasts for 30 minutes.

During that 30 minute window, encounter spawn rates increase significantly. If you only have a limited amount of time to play during the day, using Detectors is the best way to ensure you find something new or earn extra fragments toward something you've already placed in the registry.

If you followed our energy gathering guide and found a loop of Inns, you can drop one or more Detectors at each Inn, then find new items and creatures as you follow your loop and wait for the Inn's five-minute energy timer to reset.

Since you get a full half hour with each Dark Detector, this can be a lucrative way to find a bunch of creatures quickly.

Don't worry if you forgot which Inn you used to drop your Detectors, either.  You can tell if an Inn has one or more Dark Detectors active without actually visiting it directly. It will have a ring of magic swirls around the top, with extra swirls appearing for each additional Detector currently active.

How To Get More Dark Detectors

So now for the big question: where do you actually get Dark Detectors?

Some players seem to have started off with one automatically, but that no longer appears to be offered as a new player reward; I never received one just for first loading up the game.

You do get a free one the very first time you try to open the Dark Detectors tab at an Inn, however, as a wizard dialog prompt will appear explaining how to use the item. 

If you have gold to spare, the easiest and most reliable way is to head over to the Wisacres shop in Diagon Alley and pick up one Detector for 120 gold or three for 325 gold.

Here's the full list of possible ways to acquire Dark Detectors:

  • Get one free Detector the first time you open the Dark Detector tab at an Inn
  • Acquire them periodically through the daily login rewards screen
  • Buy them through daily featured bundles in Diagon Alley (availability varies day by day)
  • Buy them singly or in three packs from Wiseacres
  • Earn free Dark Detectors intermittently when leveling up
  • Check the Daily and Special Assignments screens, as they sometimes show up as rewards there as well

At the moment, spending gold is the most sure fire way to grab them, as they only show up as daily or event rewards rarely. 

Have you found any other ways to pick up Dark Detectors or have any other tips on using them to efficiently farm traces? Leave us a comment below, and be sure to check out our other Harry Potter Wizards Unite guides here.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: What Does The Spectrespecs Lens Do? https://www.gameskinny.com/wtc5a/harry-potter-wizards-unite-what-does-the-spectrespecs-lens-do https://www.gameskinny.com/wtc5a/harry-potter-wizards-unite-what-does-the-spectrespecs-lens-do Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:14:19 -0400 Ty Arthur

While we're still busy finding out all the different mechanics in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic is still refining the gameplay based on player feedback, changing up the energy system and making other tweaks, such as adding in the new spectrespecs lens item. 

But are they worth the effort it takes to get them? Although they help you find additional hidden wonders, they are sadly much less exciting than you'd expect.

What is The Spectrespecs Lens?

The Spectrespecs is a Foundable that goes on the magical objects page of the Challenges section, and it requires 100 shards to complete.

That makes it seem like the new spectrespecs lens available in the Anti-Calamity pack should have some connection, offering up an instant addition to your collection, or perhaps providing a way to see extra hidden items while searching for Foundables.

Sadly, neither is the case. This is just another cosmetic item to throw onto your wizard's profile.

The lens itself is fairly worthless (unless you really like the style and want to sport it while taking on Fortresses with your fellow witches and wizards), but the rest of the pack is actually pretty helpful if you feel like dropping $4.99 on a mobile game.

Those potent Exstimulo potions that come with it can be very helpful in taking on more difficult Foundables, saving wizards from roving Dementors found while exploring the muggle world, or defeating foes at Fortresses. 

Since you also get a bunch of extra gold, you can immediately craft an abundance of additional potions in any type if you find yourself low on options.

Yeah, we were hoping the lens was something cooler, but maybe Niantic will see the disappointing player reaction and add in something new!

Need help getting started with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite after moving over from Pokemon Go? Check out our other guides here:

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Ingredients and Greenhouse Growing https://www.gameskinny.com/mdw4k/harry-potter-wizards-unite-ingredients-and-greenhouse-growing https://www.gameskinny.com/mdw4k/harry-potter-wizards-unite-ingredients-and-greenhouse-growing Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:45:36 -0400 Jason Coles

The wizarding world of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite holds many mysteries. To go with that, there are a lot of resources to help you save the world, some of which are Greenhouses to grow your own ingredients.

They can be a little confusing, though, so we thought we'd put together a guide to help you get the most of them. 

What Are Greenhouses?

They are one most important features in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. In much the same way you can find Inns as you wander around the world, you can also come across Greenhouses.

The key difference is that while Inns help you recharge Spell Energy, Greenhouses are essential to more than just that spell energy; they are incredibly important for potion brewing. Greenhouses allow you to get new ingredients, and better yet, even grow your own.

They aren't actually green, though, instead showing up as blue houses covered in glass. They also have a 5-minute cooldown after use. 

Greenhouse location

How to Gather Ingredients

To use a Greenhouse, you need to walk within range of it and simply tap on it. You’ll then be given the choice of pulling up one of several plants, which will, in turn, give you some ingredients.

Swipe up to collect the ingredient from the chosen plant.

Plants are usually based on what other players have planted there recently. That means plants are random; there's no guarantee what you'll find inside. 

Unless you plant them yourself. 

Growing a plant in a greenhouse.

How To Grow Plants

If you want to grow your own ingredients, tap the button at the bottom right of the screen while in a Greenhouse. The option will say "Growing" and have a small leaf and seed as an icon (re: to the right of the pot in the screen above). 

This will take you to a list of the seeds you have in your inventory, and you’ll be able to choose which one you want to plant. The grow button will turn green, meaning you can plant the seed. 

You can find seeds as you play the game and defeat dark forces. Each has its own watering requirements, and each has a specific grow time.

Below is a list of the seeds you'll come across in the world as of this writing:   

Name
Wormwood
Wolfsbane
Valerian
Sopophorous
Snowdrop
Sneezewort
Scurvygrass
Peppermint
Lovage
Leaping Toadstool
Ginger
Flitter Bloom
Bitter Root
Baneberry
Angel's Trumpet
Alihotsy

 

Here's another list, which lists what plants you can grow, the time it takes for each to grow, what ingredients you'll need to grow them, and what they're used for. 

Plant Grow Time Ingredients Used in
 Bitter Root 7 hours Bitter Root Seed x1
Water x15
Exstimulo Potions
(Regular, Strong, Potent)
Ginger Root 7 hours Ginger Seed x1
Water x12
Wit-Sharpening Potion
Leaping
Toadstool
24 hours Leaping Toadstool Spore x1
Water x12
Baruffio's Brain Elixir
Lovage 7 hours Lovage Seed x1
Water x9
Invigoration Drought
(Regular)
Scurvygrass 7 hours Scurvygrass Seed x1
Water x7
Invigoration Draught
(Regular, Strong)
Sneezewort 7 hours Sneezewort Seed x1
Water x1
Invigoration Drought
(Strong)
Snowdrop 1 hour Snowdrop Seed X1
Water x15
Exstimulo Potions
(Regular, Strong, Potent)
Sopophorous Bean 7 hours Sopophorous Bean Seed x1
Water x1
Dawdle Draught
Valerian Root 7 hours Valerian Seed x1
Water x7
Dawdle Draught
Wormwood 1 hour Wormwood Seed x1
Water x7
Healing Potion


How to Speed Up Growing           

You can’t speed up growing, but you can make it more worth your while. You can choose to cast Herbivicus on a growing plant, which will increase the number of ingredients that the plant will then produce.

Better yet, other people can cast Herbivicus on your plants, too, which will further increase the yield.

Once the plant is fully grown, you have to harvest it within 30 minutes, otherwise, it disappears. The good news is that everyone who harvests that plant will get the full amount of ingredients, so you’ll never be wasting your time casting Herbivicus on a plant you know you want.

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That's everything there is to know about Greenhouses in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The best way to approach growing ingredients is with friends and teammates because you can all benefit from a little bit of combined effort.

Make sure to check out our Harry Potter: Wizards Unite guide hub for all sorts of other tips, including: 

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: How to Change Your Code Name https://www.gameskinny.com/zpr0p/harry-potter-wizards-unite-how-to-change-your-code-name https://www.gameskinny.com/zpr0p/harry-potter-wizards-unite-how-to-change-your-code-name Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:30:33 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite exited beta last week and, like many games, has you choose two names when you first jump in: a Ministry ID and a Code Name.

The Ministry ID is your in-game name. It's what NPCs in Wizards Unite will call you, but not what shows up for other players or in friend requests.

That's your Wizards Unite Code Name. This is how other players will know who you are. It displays in friend requests and lets people track your progress by that name. It also appears when you join a challenge at a Fortress, remaining visible for the duration of the challenge. Finally, it's also what shows up at an Inn if you put a Dark Detector at said Inn to try and attract more Traces.

Naturally, Niantic via the game's official website is cautioning players to be careful when choosing a Code Name, since you could very well end up meeting the people who see it in the course of playing Wizards Unite.

But how do you change it if you don't like it? The short answer to that is that you can't.

Right now, Niantic doesn't let players change their Code Name after they've already picked one. If you've ended up entering something that now fills you with regret, unfortunately, the only option is to restart the game from the very beginning.

Code Names are tied to the account you use for the game, and if you sign out of the account, you can't play the game.

For what it's worth, you can change your Ministry ID as many times as you want.

We've reached out to Niantic, asking whether there are any plans to change this situation and let players change their CNs in the near future, and we'll update once we hear back.

Meanwhile, if you're stuck trying to get more Spell Energy and don't feel like trekking to the nearest AT&T retail location, check out our Harry Potter: Wizards Unite spell energy guide.

Our growing guides hub has even more about the game, including our complete professions guide and how to use greenhouses. We've also got the lowdown on the disappointing spectrespecs

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Professions Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/66ar4/harry-potter-wizards-unite-professions-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/66ar4/harry-potter-wizards-unite-professions-guide Sat, 22 Jun 2019 08:32:59 -0400 Ty Arthur

Aside from picking your house and deciding on your wand type, the biggest decision in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is which specific profession to take.

We've got a full listing of all the skills available to each profession, as well as a breakdown of how to pick the best profession for your play style.

Wondering how to recharge your spell energy instead? Check out our full guide to all free methods for gaining extra spell energy here.

How To Pick Your Wizards Unite Profession

Showing the Auror profession in Harry Potter Wizards UniteThe three professions aren't available immediately and only unlock once you hit Level 6.

You'll need to spend some time going around locating Foundables and picking up ingredients before you even get to make the choice.

As a solo player, Auror works out great if you aren't sure of what to pick, although you can switch between professions if you don't like your first choice.

There's a downside there, though, as it costs spellbooks and scrolls to upgrade abilities, so you lose out on your investment if you switch over to a different profession and then start at the beginning of that profession's skill tree.

You mainly want to base your choice around creating a balanced team with your friends who will take part in group Fortress activities, so you have at least one of each:

  • Auror: Combat focused. Strong versus Dark Forces, weak versus Beasts
  • Magizoologist: Support healers. Strong versus Beasts, weak versus Curiosities
  • Professor: Balanced utility class. Strong versus Curiosities, weak versus Dark Forces

Aside from their strengths and weaknesses against particular foes, each profession has different passive skills that provide constant boosts to your abilities, as well as active skills utilized in Fortress battles with other players.

Auror Skills

Skill Type Effect
 Weakening Hex Active   Reduce a foe's Power
 Bat-Bogey Hex  Active  Reduce a foe's Stamina 
Confusion Hex Active   Reduce a foes Defense
Focus Charm Active  Transfer Focus to a teammate 
Auror Advantage Passive  +10 Power vs foes with <50% Stamina
 Protego Practice Passive  Level 1: +1% Protego Power
Level 2: +2% Protego Power
The Flitwick Method  Passive  Level 1: +2 Power
Level 2: +2 Power
Third Position  Passive Level 1: +2 Power
Level 2: +2 Power
Level 3: +2 Power
Level 4: +2 Power 
Field Training Passive Level 1: +6 Stamina
Level 2: +7 Stamina
Level 3: +8 Stamina 
 Resilience Training  Passive Level 1: +6 Stamina
Level 2: +7 Stamina
Level 3: +8 Stamina
 Auror's Handbook Passive  Level 1: +7 Stamina
Level 2: +8 Stamina
 Steel Conviction Passive  Level 1: +1 Maximum Focus
Level 2: +1 Maximum Focus
 Method in the Mad-Eye Passive  Level 1: +7 Stamina  Level 1: +7 Stamina Level 2: +8 Stamina Level 3: +10 Stamina
 Playing Dirty Passive  +10% Defense vs foes with <50% Stamina
 Mind The Gaps Passive  Level 1: +1% Precision 
Level 2: +1% Precision 
Level 3: +2% Precision 
Level 4: +2% Precision 
Level 5: +3% Precision 
 Gawaining Experience Passive  Level 1: +9 Stamina
Level 2: +10 Stamina
 Self Reflection Passive  Level 1: +4% Critical Power
Level 2: +5% Critical Power
Level 3: +6% Critical Power
Level 4: +7% Critical Power 
The Duelists  Passive  Level 1: +2 Power
 Level 2: +2 Power
 Level 3: +2 Power
Level 4: +3 Power
 Dueling In The Dark Passive  +1 Initial Focus 
 Somatic Casting Passive  Level 1: +2 Power
Level 2: +2 Power
Level 3: +3 Power 
 Full Body Fitness Passive Level 1: +9 Stamina
Level 2: +10 Stamina
Level 3: +12 Stamina 
 Punishment Principle Passive  Level 1: +2 Power
 Level 2: +2 Power
 Level 3: +3 Power
Level 4: +3 Power
 Dueling Dummy Passive  Level 1: +3 Power
Level 2: +3 Power
 Unforgivable Passive Level 1: +9 Stamina
 Level 2: +10 Stamina
 Level 3: +12 Stamina
Level 4: +15 Stamina
Walden Macnair Passive  Level 1: +3 Power
 Level 2: +3 Power
Level 3: +3 Power
Constant Vigilance  Passive  Level 1: +1 Maximum Focus 
 Level 2: +1 Maximum Focus 
Level 3: +1 Maximum Focus
 To Protect and Serve Passive Level 1: +5% Proficiency Power
Level 2: +6% Proficiency Power
Level 3: +8% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +10% Proficiency Power
 Dancing with Dummies Passive +35% Precision vs foes with 100% Stamina
 Hidden Gem Passive  Level 1: +6% Defense
Level 2: +9% Defense
 Practice Range Passive  Level 1: +6% Defense
Level 2: +9% Defense
 Diggles' Discriminating Discourse Passive  Level 1: +3% Defense Breach 
 Level 2: +4% Defense Breach 
 Level 3: +5% Defense Breach 
 Level 4: +8% Defense Breach 
 Level 5: +12% Defense Breach
 The Criminal Mind Passive Level 1: +7% Proficiency Power
Level 2: +8% Proficiency Power
Level 3: +10% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +13% Proficiency Power
 Battle Instinct Passive Level 1: +2% Precision
Level 2: +2% Precision
Level 3: +3% Precision 
 Creatures Elective Passive Level 1: +6% Deficiency Defense
Level 2: +8% Deficiency Defense
Level 3: +11% Deficiency Defense 
 Advanced Guard Passive Level 1: +2% Protego Power
Level 2: +2% Protego Power
Level 3: +3% Protego Power 
 History of the Dark Art Passive Level 1: +8% Proficiency Power
Level 2: +9% Proficiency Power
Level 3: +11% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +14% Proficiency Power
Level 5: +19% Proficiency Power 
 Thieves' Survival Guide Passive Level 1: +2% Precision
Level 2: +2% Precision
Level 3: +3% Precision
Level 4: +3% Precision 
 Knowledge and Understanding Passive Level 1: +11% Deficiency Defense
Level 2: +14% Deficiency Defense 
 Into the Fire Passive Level 1: +11 Stamina
Level 2: +13 Stamina
Level 3: +15 Stamina
 Best Laid Plans Passive  +1 Initial Focus 
 Accelerating Blast Passive Level 1: +6% Critical Power
Level 2: +7% Critical Power
Level 3: +9% Critical Power 
Light and Shadow Room  Passive Level 1: +7% Critical Power
Level 2: +9% Critical Power
Level 3: +10% Critical Power 
 Expanding Repertoire Passive Level 1: +3 Power
Level 2: +3 Power,
Level 3: +3 Power
Level 4: +4 Power
 Fashion Forward Passive Level 1: +10% Defense
Level 2: +14% Defense 
 Perfect Form Passive   Level 1: +3 Power 
Level 2: +3 Power 
Level 3: +4 Power 
Level 4: +4 Power 
 The Trick with Death Eaters Passive +25% Precision vs Death Eaters
 First Strike Passive +50% Critical Power vs foes with 100% Stamina 
 Full Moon Hunter Passive +30% Defense Breach vs Werewolves 

 

Magizoologist Skills

Skill Type Effect
Mending Charm   Active Restore teammate's Stamina
 Stamina Charm  Active Restore teammate's Stamina
 Revive Charm  Active Revive a knocked-out teammate and restore a portion of Stamina
 Bravery Charm  Active Enhance your entire team by raising Power against Elite foes
 Noble Cause  Passive Level 1: +6 Stamina
Level 2: +7 Stamina
Level 3: +8 Stamina
Level 4: +10 Stamina
 Ministry Magizoology Orientation  Passive +10 Power while Player has at least 50% Stamina
 Safety Orientation  Passive Level 1: +3% Protego Power
Level 2: +4% Protego Power
 Billywig Stings  Passive Level 1: +1% Precision
Level 2: +2% Precision 
 Camp Firenze  Passive Level 1: +7 Stamina 
Level 2: +8 Stamina 
Level 3: +9 Stamina 
Level 4: +11 Stamina
 Be the Erumpent  Passive  Level 1: +1 Power
Level 2: +1 Power
 Fire Crabs  Passive Level 1: +8 Stamina
Level 2: +9 Stamina
Level 3: +10 Stamina
 Slightest Movement  Passive   Level 1: +1 Maximum Focus 
 Level 2: +1 Maximum Focus
 Occamy in a Teapot  Passive Level 1: +5% Proficiency Power
Level 2: +6% Proficiency Power
Level 3: +8% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +10% Proficiency Power
 Natural Defenses  Passive Level 1: +4% Defense 
Level 2: +5% Defense 
 Forum Quorum  Passive  +6 Defense while player has at least 50% Stamina
Romanian Sojourn   Passive Level 1: +1 Power
Level 2: +1 Power
Level 3: +2 Power
Level 4: +2 Power
 Live Chimaera Handling  Passive   Level 1: +8 Stamina 
  Level 2: +9 Stamina 
    Level 3: +10 Stamina 
   Level 4: +13 Stamina
 Nowhere to Hide  Passive Level 1: +3% Critical Power
Level 2: +3% Critical Power
Level 3: +4% Critical Power
Level 4: +5% Critical Power
 Pain to Train  Passive Level 1: +9 Stamina
 Level 2: +10 Stamina
Level 3: +12 Stamina
 Sky, Sea, Sky, Seafloor  Passive Level 1: +9 Stamina 
 Level 2: +10 Stamina 
 Level 3: +12 Stamina 
Level 4: +14 Stamina
 Alberta Toothill  Passive  Level 1: +2 Power 
 Level 2: +2 Power 
Level 3: +2 Power
 How to Stun a Giant  Passive Level 1: +1% Precision
Level 2: +2% Precision
Level 3: +2% Precision
Level 4: +3% Precision
Level 4: +4% Precision
 Celebrity Jeopardy  Passive   Level 1: +1 Maximum Focus 
 Level 2: +2 Maximum Focus 
Level 3:+2 Maximum Focus
 Confound and Bewilder  Passive   Level 1: +1 Initial Focus 
 Level 2: +1 Initial Focus
 Mordecai's Method  Passive  Level 1: +2 Power 
 Level 2: +2 Power 
Level 3: +2 Power
 Re'Em  Passive Level 1: +11 Stamina
Level 2: +12 Stamina
Level 3: +14 Stamina
 Wilderness Wear  Passive Level 1: +12 Stamina
Level 2: +13 Stamina
 A Bird in Hand  Passive +40 Power while player has at least 5 Focus
 Shield Charmer  Passive Level 1: +4% Protego Power
Level 2: +6% Protego Power
Level 3: +7% Protego Power
 Wilderness Wards  Passive Level 1: +4% Defence
Level 2: +5% Defence
Level 3: +7% Defence
Level 4: +9% Defence
 Doxycide  Passive   Level 1: +4% Accuracy 
  Level 2: +6% Accuracy 
  Level 3: +10% Accuracy
 Binn's Revenge  Passive Level 1: +2% Defense Breach 
Level 2: +3% Defense Breach 
Level 3: +4% Defense Breach 
Level 4: +5% Defense Breach 
Level 5: +8% Defense Breach
 Howling Wolves  Passive   Level 1: +2 Power 
  Level 2: +2 Power 
  Level 3: +2 Power 
 Level 4: +3 Power
 Pet Manticore  Passive Level 1: +11 Stamina
Level 2: +13 Stamina
Level 3: +14 Stamina
Level 4: +18 Stamina
 Guest Lecturer  Passive Level 1: +7% Deficiency Defense
Level 2: +10% Deficiency Defense
Level 3: +13% Deficiency Defense
 Necessary Force  Passive  Level 1: +2 Power 
Level 2: +2 Power 
Level 3: +3 Power 
Level 4: +3 Power
 Acromantula Handling  Passive  Level 1: +13 Stamina
Level 2: +14 Stamina
Level 3:+17 Stamina
 Curiosities Killed a Cat  Passive Level 1: +13% Deficiency Defense
Level 2:+17% Deficiency Defense
 Breath of Dragons  Passive   Level 1: +4% Critical Power 
Level 2: +5% Critical Power 
Level 3: +6% Critical Power
 Two Creatures Great and Small  Passive Level 1: +7% Proficiency Power
Level 2: +8% Proficiency Power
Level 3: +10% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +13% Proficiency Power
Dragon Lady    Passive  Level 1: +7% Defense 
Level 2: +9% Defense
 Trouble with Truckles  Passive  +1 Initial Focus
 Lethifold  Passive Level 1: +5% Critical Power
Level 2: +6% Critical Power
Level 3: +7% Critical Power
 Rolf Scammander  Passive Level 1: +8% Proficiency Power
Level 2: +9% Proficiency Power
Level 3: +11% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +14% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +19% Proficiency Power
 Spiders  Passive +20% Defense vs Spiders
Become the Beast   Passive +15% Defense while the player has at least 5 focus
 Vile Creatures  Passive +25 Power vs Erklings

 

Professor Skills

Skill Type Effect
 Deterioration Hex  Active   Places an impairment on a foe that lowers Stamina every time they attack or defend
Mending Charm   Active Restore teammate's Stamina
 Protection Charm  Active  Enhance a teammate's Defense
 Proficiency Charm  Active  Enhance your team by raising their Proficiency Power
 Ideal Exchange  Passive  +5 Power vs foes with at least 1 impairment
 NEWTS Preparation  Passive Level 1: +7 Stamina
Level 2: +8 Stamina
 From Seed to Tree  Passive  Level 1: +7 Stamina 
Level 2: +9 Stamina 
Level 3: +10 Stamina
 A New Perspective  Passive Level 1: +7% Defense
Level 2: +10% Defense
 Book Mates  Passive Level 1: +2 Power
Level 2: +2 Power
 Room of Requirement  Passive  Level 1: +2 Power 
Level 2: +3 Power
 Restricted Section  Passive  +6% Defense vs foes with at least 1 impairment
 Strength in Numbers  Passive +5 Power while player has at least 1 enhancement
 Sparring Specifics  Passive  +9% Defense vs foes with at least 2 impairments
 Binns Mode  Passive  Level 1: +1% Precision
Level 2: +2% Precision
 Summer Reading  Passive   Level 1: +9% Proficiency
Power Level 2: +11% Proficiency Power 
Level 3: +14% Proficiency Power 
Level 4: +19% Proficiency Power
 Light Reading  Passive  Level 1: +5% Critical Power 
Level 2: +6% Critical Power
 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work  Passive  +12 Power while player has at least 2 enhancements
 Confidence  Passive   +6% Defense while player has at least 1 enhancement
 The Art of the Stance  Passive   Level 1: +8 Stamina 
    Level 2: +10 Stamina 
   Level 3: +11 Stamina
 Wand Wizardry  Passive Level 1: +2 Power
Level 2: +3 Power
Level 3: +3 Power
Attention to Detail   Passive Level 1: +2% Precision
Level 2: +2% Precision
Level 3: +3% Precision
 Poppy's Prescription  Passive  Level 1: +9 Stamina
Level 2: +10 Stamina
Level 3: +11 Stamina
Level 4: +14 Stamina
 Divinating Details  Passive Level 1: +1 Initial Focus
Level 2: +1 Initial Focus
 Nearly Headless Nick  Passive Level 1: +9 Stamina
Level 2: +10 Stamina
Level 3: +11 Stamina
Level 4: +14 Stamina
Level 5: +19 Stamina
 Subliminal Understanding  Passive Level 1: +2% Precision
Level 2: +3% Precision
Level 3: +3% Precision
 Falling for Quidditch  Passive Level 1: +11 Stamina
Level 2: +12 Stamina
Level 3: +15 Stamina
Level 4: +18 Stamina
 Pronunciation Proclamation  Passive Level 1: +3 Power
Level 2: +3 Power
Level 3: +3 Power
Problem Solving   Passive Level 1: +3% Defense Breach
Level 2: +5% Defense Breach
Level 3: +7% Defense Breach
 Master Mind  Passive Level 1: +1 Maximum Focus
Level 2: +2 Maximum Focus
Level 3: +2 Maximum Focus
 Flight of Fancy  Passive  Level 1: +3% Accuracy
Level 2: +4% Accuracy
Level 3: +5% Accuracy
Level 4: +8% Accuracy
Level 5: +12 Accuracy
 Legendary Lesson  Passive Level 1: +6% Deficiency Defense
Level 2: +8% Deficiency Defense
Level 3: +11% Deficiency Defense
 Team Teaching  Passive +9% Defense while player has at least 2 enhancements
 The Dark Focus  Passive Level 1: 11% Deficiency Defense
Level 2: +14% Deficiency Defense
 Fly on the Wall  Passive Level 1: +3 Power
Level 2: +3 Power
Level 3: +4 Power
Level 4: +4 Power
 Star Power  Passive Level 1: +3 Power
Level 2: +3 Power
Level 3: +4 Power
Level 4: +5 Power
Prediction Theory Analysis   Passive Level 1: +2% Protego Power
Level 2: +3% Protego Power
 The Lost Masterpiece  Passive Level 1: +6% Critical Power
Level 2: +7% Critical Power
Level 3: +9% Critical Power
 The Open Mind  Passive Level 1: +2 Maximum Focus
Level 2: +3 Maximum Focus
 American Ingenuity  Passive Level 1: +8% Critical Power
Level 2: +9% Critical Power
Level 3: +11% Critical Power
 Dementors  Passive Level 1: +14% Proficiency Power
Level 2: +17% Proficiency Power
Level 3: +20% Proficiency Power
Level 4: +26% Proficiency Power
 Confronting the Faceless  Passive Level 1: +4% Protego Power
Level 2: +5% Protego Power
Level 3: +6% Protego Power
 On Sabbatical   Passive +12 Power vs foes with at least 3 impairments
 Pesky Pixies  Passive +30 Accuracy vs Pixies
 Mundungus Among Us  Passive +20% Protego Power vs Dark Wizards
 The Living Textbook  Passive Level 1: +12 Stamina
Level 2: +14 Stamina
Level 3: +17 Stamina
Level 4: +21 Stamina

 
That's all you need to know about professions in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. For more tips and tricks, be sure to head over to our guides page for more on the game, such as how to change your codenamehow to use greenhouses, and why you shouldn't really care about the spectrespecs

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How to Get Spell Energy in Harry Potter Wizards Unite https://www.gameskinny.com/0r4t7/how-to-get-spell-energy-in-harry-potter-wizards-unite https://www.gameskinny.com/0r4t7/how-to-get-spell-energy-in-harry-potter-wizards-unite Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:34:51 -0400 Ty Arthur

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is finally out. You'll trace spells and track down escaped creatures that have broken loose in the muggle world. To do that, though, you need spell energy. But once you're out, how do you increase it and get more? 

Spell energy is only acquired in a handful of ways. While most of the AR "battles" in this game only take one SE to complete, some will take up to a whopping 10 at a time, so you'll need to find ways to regularly acquire more if you plan to play for extended periods of time.

Wizards Unite Spell Energy Recharge Methods

Wizards Unite daily login reward screenMuch like acquiring poke balls at poke stops in Pokemon Go, you still need to get an energy recharge at real-world locations, as running out essentially means you can't play any longer.

SE is offered for free every few days at the daily login reward screen and sometimes found as a reward for completing daily assignments

To find the assignments, tap the Calendar icon at the bottom right corner of the screen and see what's available.

These will usually involve casting spells to return a certain number of Foundables, or picking up a certain number of potion ingredients while traveling around with your phone. If you're looking for a bit of exercise, there are usually also daily assignments for walking a specific distance each day.

Of course, you can also buy extra SE with real-world money via the S.O.S pack (just tap the present icon in the upper right corner to open up the Diagon Alley menu), but let's avoid that option for now.

Getting More Spell Energy for Free

A more reliable, free, and fun way to get what you need is by getting off the couch and heading into your local community to find Inns and Greenhouses.

Unfortunately, this method can be less helpful for people in rural areas, as you may have to travel a significant distance to find reliable Inn locations. In my case, the nearest one is about half a mile from my apartment, so it's a bit of a hike without getting in the car.

Visit as many landmarks, businesses, or other points of interest in your area as possible to find Inns.

Once at an Inn, trace the wizard mark at the bottom of the screen to get rewards, which typically include SE.

How to check remaining spell energy in Wizards UniteWant to maximize farming? Find an area that has several Inns that you can walk on a loop. Inns reset every five minutes, so you can go back and hit the first Inn on the loop again after your five-minute walk.

These Inn loop locations will vary between towns, but can often be found in places like state parks or anywhere with a large number of statues or businesses in a line.

Energy can also be randomly acquired from Greenhouses when you select a potted plant, but you'll find less overall spell energy this way, so Inns are really the way to go for reliable energy recharge.

Checking Your Stores

Not sure where to see how much spell energy you currently have? Its sort of hidden in a weird, out of the way location when you first start out.

Tap the Suitcase icon at the bottom middle part of your phone, then tap the Vault. Up above the potions options you should see your current and max energy in the top-left corner. It also displays when you access the Diagon Alley store screen.

That's all you need to know about how to get spell energy in Wizards Unite. Be sure to head over to our guides page for more on the game, such as our professions guide and how to change your codename, as well as how and to use greenhouses and what the disappointing spectrespecs are for. 

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