Spells and Charms are often used in the Harry Potter Universe. Some do little things that make a witches or wizards life easier, while others are used for Dualing. One of the most used charms is Expelliarmus, being used by a lot of people throughout the books and films. Following is a list of all the known spells and charms found, or mentioned within the Harry Potter series.


Name Incantation Type Effect
Summoning Charm Accio Charm Summons an object
Alohomora Charm Opens locked objects
Aparecium Spell Reveals invisible ink
Killing Curse Avada Kedavra Curse Murders opponent Unforgivable
Avifors Charm Turns small objects into birds.
Avis Spell Launches birds from your wand
Torture Curse Crucio Curse Tortures opponent Unforgivable
Confundus Charm Used to confuse opponent
Conjunctivitis Curse Damages opponents eyesight
Deletrius Spell Counters "Prior Incatato"
Densaugeo Spell Enlarges Teeth
Diffindo Spell Splits seams
Dissendium Spell Opens "One eyed witch" hump
Engorgio Charm Enlarges an item
Ennervate Spell Counters Stupefy
Patronus Charm Expecto Patronum Charm Creates a Patronus
Disarming Spell Expelliarmus Charm Disarms your opponent
Ferula Spell Creates bandages
Fera Verto Spell Turns animals into water goblets
Fidelius Charm Hides a secret within someone
Finite Incantatum Spell Stops any current spells
Flipendo Jinx Knocks an object backwards
Furnunculus Curse Produces boils on opponent
Fumos Spell Creates smoke clouds
Homorphu Charm Lockhart's Werewolf "cure"
Impedimenta Charm Slows an advancing object
Imperio Curse Controls a person
Impervius Charm Makes an object repel water
Incendio Spell Starts a fire
Locomotor Mortis Curse Locks opponents legs
Lumos Spell Creates light at wand tip
Mobiliarbus Charm Moves objects with wand
Mobilicorpus Spell Moves unconcious bodies
Morsmordre Spell Conjures the Dark Mark
Nox Spell Counter to Lumos
Obliviate Charm Erases memories
Orchideous Spell Conjures a bunch of flowers
Petrificus Totalus Spell Body Bind
Portus Spell Activates a Port Key
Prior Incantato Spell Reveals a wands last spell / cast
Quietus Spell Counter spell for Sonorus
Reducio Spell Returns items to original size. Counters Engorgio
Reducto Spell Blasts solid objects aside
Relashio Spell Releases user from binding
Rictusempra Charm Tickles opponent
Riddikulus Spell Use this spell and laugh to defeat a boggart
Reparo Spell Repairs an object
Repello Muggletum Spell Protects against curious muggles
Scruge Charm Destroys ectoplasm
Serpensortia Spell Produces Snake
Sonorus Spell Amplifies voice
Stunning Spell Stupefy Spell Knocks out opponent
Sectumsempra Spell Causes uncontrollable bleeding
Silencio Charm silences someone
Tarantallegra Spell Forces opponent to dance
Tergeo Spell Cleaning Spell for Tough stains
Waddiwasi Spell Unsticks an object
Wingardium Leviosa Charm Makes on object levitate