Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: Tips and tricks for January 2020

Brew potions using Master Notes

On the subject of potions, brewing potions in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite takes time, but you can reduce this time by using Master Notes.

Master Notes are gestures, specific to each different potion you can make, that cut the brewing time by 15%. You draw the shapes of a given sequence into the cauldron after tapping the wooden spoon. The shapes will appear above the cauldron as you make each pattern. Enter the wrong gesture, and your entire sequence is deleted, but you can try as many times as you need to in order to get it right.

Another nice thing about Master Notes is that they reduce the total time to brew by 15%, not the remaining time. This means if you input the Master Notes sequence when there is 15% or less time remaining on a potion, it will complete instantly.

How to brew every potion with Master Notes in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!

Brewing and Speeding Up is cheaper than buying

Harry Potter Wizards Unite Healing Potion

Harry Potter Wizards Unite Healing Potion (Image credit: iMore)

If you are looking to fight some fortresses but find yourself low on health potions you can always buy them from Diagon Alley for 25 gold, or, if you have the ingredients available there is a cheaper way.

Speeding up health potion production once you start brewing only costs 12 gold per potion — essentially half price compared to Diagon Alley — so you can grab four potions really quickly with minimal fuss. Of course, you will need the ingredients to brew the potions, but in my experience, there is always enough around to brew a health potion or two.

Spend your gold wisely

Gold is the in-game currency in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which you can get by playing the game or by spending real money to buy it. Whichever option you choose, makes sure you are spending your gold wisely, because once you do, it's gone.

Fastest ways to get in-game gold in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

What tricks have you found?

Have you found helpful tricks as you've been playing? What else might we have missed? Let us know in the comments, and if we can verify it, we will add it to the list! Also, be sure to check out our other Harry Potter Wizards Unite guides to take your game to the next level!

Harry Potter accessories we love

Hogwarts phone case ($10 at Amazon)

Show your love of the Potterverse, and protect your phone with this beautiful faux-leather case. The Hogwarts crest burns bright on the front with plenty of room inside for some cash and cards too.

RavPower Ace

RAVPower Ace ($40 at Amazon)

You don't want to run out of juice while battling baddies in Fortresses, now do you? Make sure you've got backup power with this quality but inexpensive

Hogwarts House PopSocket ($15 at Amazon)

Represent your house with a secure way to grip your phone while walking on your magical adventure casting spells and securing Foundables.

Harry Potter Over The Ear Headphones ($25 at Amazon)

Show your love of Harry Potter to the whole world, while shutting that same world out with these funky headphones from ihome.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

Luke knows he spends more time on Twitter than he probably should, so feel free to follow him or give him a shout on social media @LukeFilipowicz.