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

Master Notes for every potion in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Master Notes for every potion in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (Image credit: iMore/ Joseph Keller)

Potions are an essential part of your toolkit in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. They can boost the experience you gain, help you cast better spells, and heal you if you get damaged. Unfortunately, they can take a long time to brew, hours on end.

To (slightly) speed up the process, Wizards Unite has Master Notes, 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.

The Master Notes List

The following table features each potion in Wizards Unite, how long it takes to brew normally, its Master Note sequence, and how long it takes to brew once the sequence is applied. Note that the proper Master Note sequence can only be entered once per potion.

PotionBrew TimeMaster NotesTime with Master Notes
Exstimulo Potion2 hrs1 hr, 42 min
Strong Exstimulo Potion4 hrs3 hrs, 22 min
Potent Exstimulo Potion8 hrs6 hrs 46 min
Healing Potion2 hrs1 hr, 39 min
Invigoration Draught3 hrs2 hrs 32 min
Strong Invigoration Draft6 hrs5 hrs 5 min
Dawdle Draught6 hrs5 hrs 5 min
Wit-Sharpening Potion4 hrs3 hrs 24 min
Baruffio's Brain Elixir12 hrs10 hrs, 10 min
Tonic for Trace Detection7 hrs5 hrs 59 min

Use Master Notes to complete a potion instantly

It has just been discovered that if you use a potion's Master Notes when there is less than 15 percent of the total time remaining, it will just complete the potion instantly. This is due to the fact that Master Notes reduces the total time, not the remaining time.

If you want to know when to perform the Master Notes for each potion to complete it instantly, here's a guide:

  • Exstimulo Potion, Healing Potion (2 hours) : -18 minutes
  • Invigoration Draught (3 hours) : -27 minutes
  • Strong Exstimulo Potion, Wit-Sharpening Potion (4 hours) : -36 minutes
  • Strong Invigoration Draught, Dawdle Draught (6 hours) : -54 minutes
  • Tonic for Trace Detection (7 hours) : -61 Minutes (1 hour 1 minute)
  • Potent Exstimulo Potion (8 hours) : -72 minutes (1 hour 12 minutes)
  • Buffario's Brain Elixir (12 hours) : -108 minutes (1 hour 48 minutes)

Become the most powerful witch or wizard!

Brewing with Master Notes is just one of the many ways you can improve your time with the game. Check out our full list of tips and tricks to get the most out of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Questions about Master Notes?

Do you have any questions about using Master Notes? Tips for fellow Wizards and Witches? Let us know in the comments below!

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