Harry Potter: Magic Awakened Beginner’s Guide
A mobile hit game is brewing! Warner Bros. has concocted Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, a collectible card game with RPG and gacha elements. If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books and games or the Wizarding World, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the game has been met with positive reviews.
As you enter Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardly as a student, you’ll be sorted into one of the four houses, embark on adventures in the Forbidden Forest, attend classes, and engage in wizard duels in the form of card battles. That said, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened isn’t a simple game; there are several things you need to take note of or look out for. In this beginner’s guide, I’ll cover the basics you need to learn, including the card mechanics and what activities you should check out.
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Collect Cards, Then Build Your Deck
If you want to play the game, you must build a card deck. And no, there’s none of that “believe in the card of the cards” nonsense here. Cards are the backbone of combat in Harry Potter: Magic Awakened. You’ll need to collect them to call on companions, cast spells, or summon creatures to aid you during duels. Cards can be found by progressing through the story, purchasing them from the store, or unlocking them with keys.
There are more than 70 cards currently, and every single one has a different effect/ability. To create a deck that works for you, you must remember what each card does and combine a mix of different types that complement each other. Having a well-rounded deck is the key to gaining victory.
Don’t Forget to Upgrade Your Cards
It’s easy to forget that you can upgrade your cards when you’re so busy collecting them. As you progress through the game, you might think you’re better off finding better cards instead of upgrading the ones you already have. Remember that the cards you obtain are random; there’s no guarantee that your next draw or pull will give you a better card than you already have.
While you’re waiting for those rarer or better cards, don’t be afraid to upgrade the ones you have. That way, they’ll still be helpful in duels. You can upgrade a card if you have a duplicate of it; go to your deck-building menu and combine the duplicate to end up with a more powerful card. Note that this process requires some coins, but they’re easy to obtain, so you shouldn’t have problems on that end.
Participate in Day-to-Day Activities
Day-to-day activities reward you with cards, gems, gold, and experience points for your Spell Book level. I understand that you’re too busy having fun with deals, but don’t forget to do the other stuff that’s actually responsible for getting you better cards in the game.
Classes are divided into mini-games, including a rhythm game at the Social Club, a tower defense game in Creature Care, and a trivia game (Harry Potter-themed) when attending a History of Magic class. Since some classes are restricted when in session, it’s important to be mindful when playing. I recommend checking out your Class Schedule for your first year, as it’ll place you with NPC classmates to get the ball rolling. Once you’re more accustomed to the gameplay loop, you can use the matchmaking queue to join other players.
Explore the Vast World of Hogwarts
Chances are you started playing Harry Potter: Magic Awakened because you’re a massive fan that’s always dreamt of going to Hogwarts as a student. However, if not, that’s completely fine—enjoying the game without prior knowledge of the Wizarding World is still possible. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened allows us to live out this fantasy, so don’t forget to explore Hogwarts occasionally. Visit classrooms or other POIs and speak with the NPCs around Hogwarts Castle. Doing so lets you learn a great deal about the lore and open your eyes to what makes the franchise excellent.
Don’t Be Shy to Ask for Help
When you’re in the Common Rooms, you’ll be allowed to interact with other players who belong in your house. Take this time to ask for help with the game or interact with the people. If you’re trying to configure a deck you’re trying to build, you could ask for some tips on the next steps. After all, two heads are better than one, right? While the social aspect of Harry Potter: Magic Awakened isn’t as prominent compared to MMOs or other online games, it’d be a shame to overlook it.