Make-A-Wish to Fight Neberyx

Neberyx BrandonIn your journey throughout Polaris, you will encounter a fellow wizard NPC named Brandon. What is so special about him? Another NPC, another quest leading us to face off against a boss creature… The difference here lies in the details. This boss, Neberyx, was designed a player just like us when he visited Kingsisle thanks to the wonderful Make-A-Wish initiative. This has now made Brandon a part of Wizard101 forever. Can you imagine?

If you gained access to the Forlorn Tayg in Polaris, you will immediately encounter Brandon waiting in the campsite with an exciting side quest. Upon accepting the side quest, you will be rewarded with seven treasure cards, a new minion for each school as can be seen below. The quest “Trial by Dragon’s Fire” was designed to test your limits, so beware before you head into battle, this boss is no regular boss! Brandon will send you all the way back to fiery Dragonspyre looking for Magister Zilant from the mysterious Dragonhorn Order in the Dragon’s Roost.

Neberyx & Nodnarb

Neberyx Preview


  • 55,000 health
  • Shadow School
  • Rank 16 Boss


  • 28,000 health
  • Balance School
  • Rank 14 Elite

Neberyx’s Cheats

The fight isn’t actually that tough especially when you compare it to some of the latest instances we’ve been getting lately like Titan’s Trident or Beastman Fight Club. These are the cheats pertaining to Neberyx as Nodnarb doesn’t have any himself:

  • Tardiness cheat – like many other bosses, try to join the duel on the very first round to avoid being blasted by an Insane Bolt that does 1000-1500 damage on the late comer.

Neberyx Cheat 1

  • Charms cheat – when a charm (blade) or global spell is cast, Neberyx will most likely interrupt and cast an enchanted version of Myth’s Earthquake. However, this cheat doesn’t trigger every time and it can be easily countered with a Vaporize.

Neberyx Cheat 2

  • Natural attack – this isn’t technically a cheat, however when he casts his shadow natural attack, Neberyx will say the below phrase and attack one wizard. In addition to the attack, there will also be a Virulent Plague cast.

Neberyx Cheat 3

I personally recommend running a trap strategy. Any type of Feint is allowed which makes it so much easier, but you can also trap stack whatever school traps your hitter is. Nothing too complicated, really. Some additional tips I found useful while farming are to carry Shatter and Cleanse Charm. Also, having a Myth wizard can be very useful if you want to carry charms in this battle.

After completing this battle, you will revisit Brandon in Forlorn Tayg where he will reward you with a Triangle Jewel of your school’s Summon Brandon spell. This is an interesting twist from actually learning new minion spells. Do keep in mind that the jewel is ‘No Shatter‘, so you can remove it from one item to put on another as you desire.

Neberyx’s Battle Rewards

The battle loot drop rate isn’t that bombastic to be honest, however the loot is unique and intriguing. Worth taking a look, no? First off, we have the triangle jewels you can see up above. Those can also be dropped from repeatedly from this battle, so don’t worry if you accidentally deleted the one you obtained from the quest. Additionally, you can also obtain the treasure card version of these spells. Keep in mind that they are non-tradeable. Finally, we have the Dragonhorn Helms. You can find one for each school, each featuring some kind of different ‘dragon…ish’ spell.

Dragonhorn Helm of Balance

Dragonhorn Helm of Death

Dragonhorn Helm of Fire

Dragonhorn Helm of Ice

Dragonhorn Helm of Life

Dragonhorn Helm of Myth

Dragonhorn Helm of Storm

Big thanks to Kingsisle and Brandon for coming up with such a unique concept, and to Make-A-Wish for making this possible not just for Brandon, but for many other lucky wizards!

Will you be testing your wits against Neberyx and his mighty fierce companion?
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