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What is the quickest way to get a Dark Wizard?

I have not completed the main quest, but would like to start going through free play to start working toward my 100%. What is the earliest point in the story I need to be and how do I get my first Dark Wizard?

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The first dark wizard I unlocked was Snape. He is in a secret area off of the potions area, taken from this guide:

You will unlock Profressor Snape once you have access to the Secret Area in the Potions room. To access this room you will need a Hufflepuff character, a book carrying character, and a character with a key. His icon is located in a chest in the Secret Area.

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For what its worth, from this tip site, you can also get Lucius Malfoy easily:

One of the easiest Dark Wizard to unlock is Lucius Malfoy. Play the "Follow The Spider" level in Year 2 and unlock him when you fight the giant spider (you'll need the reducto spell).

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Nice - doesn't require a character with a key! Same point in the story, though, since you can't get a character with a key earlier, afaik, than the Reducto spell. –  Matt DeKrey Jul 21 '10 at 0:09

The earliest Dark wizard you can unlock is Barty Crouch, Jr. He's in the first level of year 4. In freeplay you can automatically switch to Arthur Weasly ( even if you don't have him yet). He has Reducto. At the part where you make the strength potion (towards the end of the level, after you've found everyone) use Reducto on a chest and you'll get him. He's officially the easiest and earliest dark wizard to get.

Plus, Snape isn't a dark wizard.

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Lucius Malfoy in the 'Follow the Spiders' level. It is in year 2, earlier than Barty Crouch Jr. You'll need to use Reducto on the chest where you fight Aragog.

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