Harry Potter Wizards Unite Focus Explained
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:
|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.
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!
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