Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Potions Guide - Master Notes Gestures, Brewing Recipes and More

One of the many skills you'll learn while playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is potion making. The game includes 9 different potions, elixirs, and draughts for players to brew up in their pots, that do everything from healing your character granting focus while spell-casting. While the tutorial introduces you to potion brewing, some of the finer details of the process are left for the user to discover — particularly when it comes to speeding up the brewing process. While each potion requires different amounts of time and ingredients to brew, there are ways to hurry the process along without spending your hard-earned coins. In this guide, we'll be going over everything you need to know about potions, including recipes, how to brew, master notes gestures and more.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Potions Guide - Everything to Know

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Potions play a valuable role in success during Trace battles and Wizarding Challenges. Niantic

What are Potions? How do I use a Potion?

Potions are a resource in the game that can be bought or brewed. Potions grant players a variety of advantages from focus during a battle, increased XP during Wizarding Challenges and more.

There are a couple of different types of potions. Those you use before an encounter and those you use during one. For example, Baruffio's Brain Elixir is used before going out into the world as it will grant double XP for 30 minutes from Wizarding Challenges, Traces and Portkeys. To use a potion that grants a special skill for a select amount of time, Go to your Vault (inside suitcase icon) and tap on the Potions button. Potions that give perks for limited amounts of time will have a "Use" button under them.

The second set of potions are used during a battle to do things like heal you or improve your spell-casting ability. Here's how to use those:

How to Use Potions During Trace Battles and Wizarding Challenges

  • Enter a Trace battle or Fortress Wizarding Challenge but don't cast any spells yet.
  • Look in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and you'll see a potion bottle icon.
  • Tap on the bottle to go to your available potions.
  • Select any potion with "Use" under it.
  • If you aren't sure which potions do what, you can tap on the potion photo to read the description.

How to Make More Potions: Ingredients Gathering and Brewing Basics

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Brewing potions are a great way to increase your supply without spending your hard-earned coins. Niantic

Some potions are given to you when you level up and you can also purchase potions in Diagon Alley, but the most cost-efficient way to get more potions is to brew them. Here are the basics for brewing:

How to Brew Potions

  • Tap on the suitcase icon on the main screen
  • Tap on Potions
  • Tap on the first box at the bottom of the screen. A potions list will appear
  • Tap on any potion that say "Brew" underneath to select it.
  • Wait for the timer to finish to collect.

How to Get Ingredients for Potions

You can find out what ingredients you need to brew a potion by opening your suitcase, tapping on potions and tapping on the recipe tab. If you discover you're missing ingredients for a potion you want to brew, there are three ways to get them.

  1. Find them on the map
  2. Visit Greenhouses and receive them as a reward (you can revisit a greenhouse every five minutes)
  3. Plant seeds in Greenhouses — you can check out our guide for greenhouses and growing ingredients, here

Potion Master Notes: Complete List of Gestures and How to Use Them

Each time you brew a potion, it'll take a specific amount of time to complete. There is a trick though to making these brew faster. It lies in using a set of gestures called Master Notes. For each potion, if you complete a specific set of gestures in the right order, you will reduce the brewing time by a significant percentage. Below is a list of all the gestures used in master notes and the secret Master Notes combinations for each potion.

Gestures

There are eight different gestures you'll need to learn in order to use Master Notes. They are pictured below along with a description for how to do them.

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Master Notes gestures Niantic
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Master Notes gestures Niantic
  • Counter-Clockwise - stir in a counterclockwise direction.
  • Clockwise - stir in a clockwise direction
  • Horizontal line - draw a horizontal line across the cauldron from left to right.
  • Vertical line - Draw a vertical line from the bottom to the top of the cauldron
  • Pinch - Put your thumb and first finger on opposite ends of the cauldron and "pinch" inward.
  • Zoom - Put your thumb and the first finger next to each other in the center of the cauldron and "zoom" outward.
  • Shake - Shake your phone vigorously.
  • Tap - Tap your finger in different places inside the cauldron.

Potions Master Notes - Complete List

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Here is a complete list of Master Notes for every potion in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Niantic
  • Healing Potion
    • Master Notes: Zoom, Clockwise, Tap, Pinch
    • Brew Time: 1 Hour
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (9 Minutes)
  • Exstimulo Potion
    • Master Notes: Vertical Line, Vertical Line, Clockwise Stir
    • Brew Time: 1 Hour
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (9 Minutes)
  • Baruffio's Brain Elixir
    • Brew Time: 12 Hours
    • Master Notes: Clockwise, Pinch, Horizontal, Horizontal, Zoom, Shake
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (1 Hour, 48 Minutes)
  • Strong Extumulo Potion
    • Brew Time: 2 Hours
    • Master Notes: Vertical, Vertical, Counter-Clockwise, Clockwise
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (18 Minutes)
  • Invigoration Draught
    • Brew Time: 1 Hour
    • Master Notes: Horizontal, Vertical, Vertical, Zoom
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (9 Minutes)
  • Potent Extimulo Potion
    • Brew Time: 8 Hours
    • Master Notes: Vertical, Horizontal, Vertical, Counter-Clockwise, Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (1 Hour, 12 Minutes)
  • Dawdle Draught
    • Brew Time: 6 Hours
    • Master Notes: Shake, Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise, Pinch
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (54 Minutes)
  • Strong Invigoration Draught
    • Brew Time: 6 Hours
    • Master Notes: Horizontal, Vertical, Vertical, Vertical, Zoom, Zoom
    • Effect: Reduce Brewing Time by 15% (54 Minutes)

Potions Recipes: Every Potion and Ingredients to Make It

  • Healing Potion
    • Use: Combat
    • Description: Restores 35% of your maximum Stamina when you've taken damage in Oddity Traces and Wizarding Challenges.
    • Ingredients Needed: 1 Wormwood, 3 Bubotuber Pus, 2 Dittany, 1 Dragon Liver
  • Exstimulo Potion
    • Use: Combat, Traces
    • Description: Improves your spell cast in Traces and Wizarding Challenges.
    • Duration: 3 spell casts
    • Ingredients Needed: 1 Bitter Root, 1 Re'em Blood, 1 Snowdrop, 1 Granian Hair
  • Baruffio's Brain Elixir
    • Use: Traces
    • Description: Grants double Wizarding XP from Traces, Wizarding Challenges and Portkeys
    • Duration: 30 Minutes
    • Ingredients Needed: 2 Leaping Toadstool, 1 Frog Brain, 1 Runespoor Eggs,1 Powdered Dragon Claw
  • Strong Extumulo Potion
    • Use: Traces, Combat
    • Description: Improves your Spell Cast in Traces and Wizarding Challenges.
    • Duration: 4 Spell Casts
    • Ingredients Needed: 3 Bitter Root, 4 Snowdrop, 1 Re'em Blood, 1 Abraxan Hair
  • Invigoration Draught
    • Use: Wizarding Challenges
    • Description: Grants 1 Focus for casting Strategic Spells in Wizarding Challenges
    • Ingredients Needed: 1 Honeywater, 1 Vervaine Infusion, 1 Scurveygrass, 2 Lovage
  • Potent Extimulo Potion
    • Use: Combat, Traces
    • Description: Tremendously improves your spell cast in Traces and Wizarding Challenges
    • Duration: 5 Spell Casts
    • Ingredients Needed: 4 Bitter Root, 6 Snowdrop, 2 Re'em Blood, 1 Abraxan Hair
  • Dawdle Draught
    • Use: Traces
    • Description: Reduces the Counfoundable's likelihood of fleeing with the Foundable, giving you more chances to complete the Trace.
    • Duration: 3 Spell Casts
    • Ingredients Needed: 2 Valerian Root, 1 Sopophorous Bean, 1 Butterscotch, 1 Hermit Crab Shell
  • Strong Invigoration Draught
    • Use: Wizarding Challenges
    • Description: Grants 3 Focus for casting Strategic Spells in Wizarding Challenges
    • Ingredients Needed: 1 Honeywater, 1 Vervain Infusion, 1 Survygrass, 2 Sneezewort

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