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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Colloportus- a spell that seals a door, makes an odd squelching noise.
  • Confringo- a spell that causes a target to explode.


  • 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.
  • Dissendium- a spell that opens the secret door near the statue of the humped-back witch.
  • Duro- turns the target object into stone.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Fidelius Charm - a spell that disguises a location that cannot be revealed by anyone except the one made Secret Keeper.
  • Fiendfyre - a spell that creates cursed fire.
  • Flagrante Curse- a curse that causes an object to burn anyone who touches it.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


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



  • 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.
  • Lumos - a spell that causes the end of the wand to light up.
  • Levicorpus - a spell that suspends someone in midair.


  • 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.


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


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


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


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


  • 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.
  • Revulsion Jinx- a spell that forces the target to back off from the caster.
  • Rictusempra- a spell that causes the person to laugh uncontrollably.


  • 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.
  • Salvio Hexia- specific effect is not given, but it possibly affects and augments other spell being cast.
  • Specialis Revelio- a spell used to identify ingredients of a potion or enchantments of an object.


  • Tergeo - Cleans a surface or person vigorously.
  • Taboo- when put on a word anyone instantly becomes trackable by the caster, saying the word breaks protective enchantments and causes a magical disturbance.
  • Togue-Tying Curse- binds a target's tongue to keep him or her from talking about some specific subject.
  • Trace, the- a charm that detects magical ability around under-seventeens.




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