Incantation Name Short description
accio (canon) Summoning Charm
aguamenti (canon) Water-Making Spell Conjures clean, drinkable water from the end of the wand
alohomora (canon) Unlocking Charm
avada kedavra (canon) Killing Curse
az-reth (canon) Fiendfyre[1] Corporeal cursed fire with high destructive power
cluthe Hex that gives acute cramps
colloportus (canon) Locking Spell
confundo (canon) Confundus Causes confusion in the target
contego Simple Shield
crucio (canon) Cruciatus Torture curse
deligitor prodeas Summon Hogwarts' Sorting Hat
densaugeo (canon) Hex. Enlarges teeth.
diffindo (canon) Severing Charm
dulak Turn off a light (e.g. a Continual Light enchantment)
elmekia Blue hex
episkey (canon) Healing spell
eunoe Restore a memory that has been locked away
everto Disposal Charm
expecto patronum Patronus (incl. True Patronus) Protection against dementors (most notably)
expelliarmus (canon) Disarming Charm
finite incantatem (canon) General Counter-Spell
flipendo (canon) Knockback Jinx
frigideiro Cooling charm
fuego Likely produces acid or fire[2]
glisseo (canon) Makes a surface slippery
gom jabbar Torture hex
homenum revelio (canon) Reveals human presence
hyakuju montauk Undescribed curse so horrible that it is known to threaten the caster's sanity.[3]
impedimenta (canon) Impediment Jinx Slows the target
imperio (canon) Imperius
incendio (canon) Fire-Making Spell
inferius (canon) Inferius "Zombie"-making
inflammare Set fire to sth.
innervate (canon) Reviving Spell[4]
jellyfy Invisible wide-beam jinx that makes the target's legs weak. Canon counterpart: locomotor wibbly.
lagann Breaking Drill Hex
legilimens (canon) Legilimency (canon) i.e. mind reading
luminos Hex. Red bolt of light.
lumos (canon) Wand-Lighting Charm
ma-ha-su Sumerian Simple Strike Hex
obliviate (canon) Obliviation, Memory Charm Make the target forget a memory
oogely boogely Produce a small green-glowing bat
polyfluis reverso Reverse the effects of Polyjuice
prior incantato (canon) Show the last spell cast by a wand
prismatis Shield
protego (canon) Shield Charm
quiescus Prevent the target from sneezing
quietus (canon) Quietening Charm
reducto (canon) Reductor Curse Destroy solid objects
scourgify (canon) Scouring Charm Cleaning spell
silencio (canon) Silencing Charm
somnium Sleep Hex
sonorus (canon) Amplifying Charm
steleus (canon) Wide-angle sneezing hex
stupefy (canon) Stunning Hex,[5] Stunner
stuporfy Swerving Stunner
thermos Warm up sth.
tonare, ravum calvaria, lucis gladius Most Ancient Blade
ventriliquo Ventriloquism Charm
ventus (canon) Ventus Jinx Shoots a jet of wind
veritas oculum Checks if there is a Deathly Hallow nearby
vitalis revelio Show if a body is alive by surrounding it by a red glow
wingardium leviosa (canon) Hover Charm[6]
Abi-Dalzim’s Horrid Wilting Undescript curse illegal in 7 countries
Blood Fort sacrifice
Boundary Charm
Continual Light enchantment
Enchantment of the Endless Stair Maybe the enchantment used as the entrance to Hogwarts's headmaster office, except its invention is credited to Arram Sabeti in 1733
False-Memory Charm (canon) Memory charm that plants a memory in the target's mind
Flame-Freezing Charm (canon)
Retrieval Charm
Road-Running Charm
Sparkling Jinx Make the target sparkly
Undetectable Extension Charm (canon)

See also Category:Spells on HP Wikia.


  1. Ch. 107
  2. Ch. 89
  3. Reference to SCP-231 (Hyakuju is Japanese for 110).
  4. Ch. 54
  5. Ch. 67
  6. Ch. 17