Spells

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Spells

Below is a list of known spells in the Wizarding World and a brief explanation of what the spell does.


A

Accio - This spell is used to summon objects.

Aguamenti - This is used to send a fountain/jet of water from the tip of the wand.

Alohomora - This is used to open closed/locked objects.

Avada Kedavra - This curse is one of the Unforgivable curses. It sends out a jet of green light which kills the target immediately.

Aparecium - This is used to make invisible ink appear.

Anapneo - This will clears the target's airway if it is blocked.

Anti-Cheating Spell - You can cast this on parchment or quills to stop the writer from cheating whilst writing down the answers.

Anti-Disapparition Jinx - This is used to stop Disapparition and/or Apparition in an area for a while. It can be used to prevent an enemy from entering a defended area, or used to trap them in the area.

Antonin Dolohov's Curse - This curse causes serious injury, with a flash of purple light, to the inside of the body only. No symptoms are shown on the outside of the body.

Avis - This charm is used to conjure a flock of birds from the caster's wand. It can be used offensively when it's coupled with Oppugno.

B

Babbling Curse - The Babbling curse, though not fully understood, makes people babble.

Banishing Charm - This is the opposite of 'Accio,' and it banishes an object.

Bat-Bogey Hex - This hex enlarges the target's bogeys, giving them wings, and making them attack a target.

Bedazzling Hex - This Hex can be used to conceal someone or something and is often used for invisibility cloaks.

Bubble-Head Charm - This charm puts a large bubble of air around the head of the caster and is the magical equal of a scuba set.

C

Crucio - Also known as the Cruciatus Curse, this is one of the three Unforgivable Curses that is used to torture people.

Confundus - a spell to confuse a person's mind and may cause them to lose their memory.

Caterwauling Charm- When an unauthorized person enters the target area while the effect is running, a caterwauling noise will be set off.

Cave Inimicum- a defensive spell to keep enemies away.

Colloportus- a spell that seals a door, makes an odd squelching noise.

Confringo- a spell that causes a target to explode.

D

Diffindo - a spell that causes objects to split apart.

Defodio- a spell that digs through or hollows out a target.

Deprimo- a spell that blasts a hole through a target.

Descendo- a spell that causes something to descend or lower itself.

Disillusionment Charm- a charm that hides the true, magical nature of something.

Dissendium- a spell that opens the secret door near the statue of the humped-back witch.

Drought Charm- a charm that dries up water.

Duro- turns the target object into stone.

E

Expecto Patronum - a spell to counter the effects of a dementor, this acts as a shield against the draining effects of dementors, which feed on the happiness and hope of the wizard. If powerful enough, creates a non-human incarnation of the witch or wizard who conjured it. This spell has also been used for communication, notably by the Order of the Phoenix.

Expelliarmus - the disarming spell.

Evanesco - vanishing spell.

Engorgio- a spell that makes things grow.

Episkey- a spell that heals/repairs damage on someone.

Erecto- a spell used to erect or set things up.

Expulso- a spell that blows up a target.

Extension Charm- a charm that extends the internal dimension of an object without extending the exterior dimensions, also know as Undetectable Extension Charm.

Extinguishing Spell- a spell that puts out fires.

F

Fidelius Charm - a spell that disguises a location that cannot be revealed by anyone except the one made Secret Keeper.

Finite Incantatem - a spell that cancels out other spells.

Fiendfyre - a spell that creates cursed fire.

Flagrante Curse- a curse that causes an object to burn anyone who touches it.

G

Geminio- a spell that duplicates an object.

Geminio Curse- a curse that causes an object to duplicate and multiply when touched, but the duplicates are worthless.

Glisseo- a spell that makes an object into a smooth slide.

H

Homenum Revelio- a spell that would reveal human presence in a target area.

Hover Charm- a charm that makes an object hover in the air.

Hurling Hex- a hex typically placed on a broom that would make the broom try to hurl the rider off of it.

I

Incendio - a spell that starts a fire.

Impedimenta - a spell used to slow down attackers.

Imperio - otherwise known as the Imperius Curse is one of the three Unforgivable Curses and is used to control someone or something.

Incarcerous- a spell that makes ropes appear to wrap someone up.

J

Jelly Legs Jinx- a jinx that causes a target's legs to wobble uncontrollably.

K

L

Langlock- a jinx that glues the target's tongue to the top of his or her mouth.

Legilimens- a spell that allows the caster the ability to read the target's mind.

Locomotor- a spell that moves an object. Typically it is followed by the name of the object to be moved.

Locomotor Mortis- a spell that locks together the legs of the victim.

Lumos - a spell that causes the end of the wand to light up.

Levicorpus - a spell that suspends someone in midair.

Liberacorpus- a counter-jinx to Levicorpus.

M

Morsmordre- a spell that makes the Dark Mark appear in the sky.

Meteolojinx Recanto- a spell that halts another spell that is causing rain.

Mobiliarbus- a spell that moves a tree.

Mobilicorpus- a spell that moves a person's body.

Muffliato- a spell that fills the ears of anybody in the vicinity of the caster with an unidentifiable buzzing noise so that the caster can hold lengthy conversations without being overheard.

N

Nox- a spell that is used to cancel out Lumos.

O

Oppugno- a spell that makes conjured creatures attack on the command of the conjurer.

Obliteration Charm- a spell that removes tracks left by someone.

Obliviate- a spell that modifies or erases parts of a person's memory.

Obscuro- a spell that block's someone's vision.

Occlumency- a branch of magic not taught at Hogwarts that attempts to protect one's mind against outside intrusion.

Orchideous- a spell that conjures flowers out of the end of one's wand.

P

Patronus Charm- a charm that repels dementers. See also Expecto Patronum.

Petrficus Totalus- a spell that turns the entire body of the victim rigid.

Piertotum Locomotor- a variation on the locomotor spell that is used to animate the statues and armor of Hogwarts.

Portus- a spell that turns an object into a portkey.

Protean Charm- a complex spell used to make something change its form.

Protego- a spell that creates a magical barrier that will deflect hexes thrown at caster, acts as a shield.

Protego Horribilis- a variation of the Protego spell.

Protego Totalum- a variation of the Protego spell.

Q

Quietus- a spell that reverses the effect of Sonorus, which makes the caster's voice normal in volume.

R

Reducio- a spell used to shrink objects, the opposite of Engorgio.

Riddikulus- a spell used to transform a scary Boggart into a humorous shape.

Reducto- a spell that blasts solid objects out of the caster's path.

Relashio- a spell that releases a jet of fiery sparks.

Rennervate- a spell used to revive a person who has been hit by a stunner.

Reparo- a spell that undoes damage to an object.

Repello- a spell that keeps something away from the caster.

Repello Muggletum- a spell that keeps muggles away from a target place.

Revulsion Jinx- a spell that forces the target to back off from the caster.

Rictusempra- a spell that causes the person to laugh uncontrollably.

S

Stupefy- a spell used to make someone unconscious.

Sectumsempra- a spell used to seriously cut another person for enemies.

Sonorous- a spell used to magnify a voice like a loudspeaker.

Serpensortia- a spell used to make snakes appear.

Silencio- a spell used to silence.

T

Tarantallegra - Makes the victims legs dance uncontrollably.

Tergeo - Cleans a surface or person vigorously.

U

Unbreakable Vow - A magical oath that, if broken, kills the maker.

Unforgivable Curses - Three deadly curses, illegal under Wizarding Law.

V

W

Waddiwassi - Only known use of it - Fires chewing gum out of a key hole.

Wingardium Leviosa- a spell used to levitate objects.

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Z