Harry Potter: Wizards Unite features a variety of challenges and tasks to help keep players grinding and motivated to see what is next. In my family, where myself, my wife and our son all play regularly, we each look to complete the different Assignments as quickly as possible. While we have focused many of our HPWU questions answered series articles on SOS Assignments in the past, Part 2 of the Potter’s Calamity Special Assignment event features a Special Assignment task on the 4th page of event assignments to “Defeat 3 Common Dark Wizard Foes in Wizarding Challenges.”
Let me set the stage first with the fact between the three of us, we cover each of the three Professions in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. While some may argue, I feel strongly about the fact that the professions of the Wizards and Witches who enter a Fortress/Wizarding Challenge battle strongly impacts the enemies that you face in that Fortress, as seen in our finding Formidable Pixies article. Thus, with my wife being an Auror, having her in the battles is key. Another thought is that the type of Runestone used impacts the type of enemies you face, but the common thinking is that this is not true. It seems that they impact the difficulty of the enemies and not the actual types. One final item on this. I do not believe time of day is highly impactful for the types of enemies we face in Fortresses (Wizarding Challenges) as it seems we are seeing Common Dark Wizards at all times of day and night in the Fortress battles we have fought.
Another trick that seems to work out well is to switch your Profession in HPWU to an Auror and fight Ruins Chamber 1 or 2, no matter the number of participants in the battles. Your profession impacts the enemies you face, so this makes Death Eaters and Dark Wizards more common.
My intention is to add to this article as more data is gathered. Players eager to share information and add to this may also Tweet their findings on this topic to @GamingFansDFN and we will try to include it as well in the raw data below.
Fortress Battle Data
Ruins Chamber 1 – 1 Common Dark Wizard in 3 Fortress battles using Level 1 Runestones
Ruins Chamber 2 – 2 Common Dark Wizard in 3 Fortress battles using Level 1 Runestones
Ruins Chamber 5 – 1 Common Dark Wizard in 2 Fortress battles using a mix of Level 1-2 Runestones
Tower Chamber 2 – 2 Common Dark Wizards in 2 Fortress battles using Level 1-2 Runestones
Forest Chamber 1 – 0 Common Dark Wizards in 2 Fortress battles using Level 1 Runestones
TL;DR – Common Dark Wizards seem to be tied to Profession as we always had a Auror in each battle. The higher Runestones make the enemies harder, so stick to the low-level Ruins Chambers and make sure to switch to an Auror or have one with you. My suggestion is to fight Ruins Chamber 1 or 2 using Level 1 Runestones with as many Aurors as possible in your group.