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The Best Harry Potter Spells

Updated April 14, 2021 23.2k votes 2.9k voters 33.8k views34 items

List RulesVote up the coolest spells and charms from the Harry Potter universe you wish you could use in real life.

Harry Potter spells are the best spells. The Bat-Bogey Hex, “Reducto,” and the good old “Oculus Reparo” all came out of the Harry Potter universe and the amazing mind of author J.K. Rowling, who made sure her beloved characters were well armed, no matter the situation. Whether Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the rest were preparing to fight Voldemort or just doing the dishes, they could use a spell or charm for just about any task in the magical world.  

Plus, there’s a rich Harry Potter spells list that has become a lexicon in everyday life. because there are so many Harry Potter charms and spells, we can’t help but wonder how they would be used in Muggle life. Moving around would become more interesting; you'd never be bothered during a movie again; or you could turn water into rum. Or how about throwing a protection shield around your house to keep burglars away? 

There’s a Harry Potter spell for just about every occasion, especially when the occasion calls for sardines to shoot out of a victim’s nose. And who couldn’t use a shot of Felix Felicis or Liquid Luck every now and again? Probably best to steer clear of Avada Kedavra and other Dark Arts curses and spells though.  

What’s your favorite Harry Potter charm or spell? Vote up the coolest spells and charms from the Harry Potter universe you wish you could use in real life and get to work with a Harry Potter wand of your own!

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    “Expecto Patronum”

    A defensive spell that protects against Dementors and other evil forces.
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    “Expelliarmus”

    Knocks things out of the target’s hands. Use when someone touches your stuff.
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    “Alohomora”

    Unlocks and unseals doors and locks that have been sealed with a Locking Spell or “Colloportus.”
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    Teleportation Spell

    Dumbledore used this spell to send Harry supplies and his owl, Hedwig. Could be used to get beer.
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    “Lumos”

    Turns wand into a wizard flashlight but was most touchingly used by the staff and students of Hogwarts to honor Dumbledore.
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    "Capacious extremis"

    Also known as the Undetectable Extension Charm. Makes a container’s interior size larger while maintaining its original appearance on the outside.

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    “Felix Felicis”

    Liquid Luck gives the one who drinks the potion 12 hours of good luck. Can cause giddiness.
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    Flying Charm

    Flying carpets, broomsticks, cars… all powered by this charm.
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    "Accio"

    The summoning spell. Perfect for laziness. 

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    “Wingardium Leviosa”

    Levitates objects and moves them around. Hermione was the first of the group to do this with a feather.
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    “Incendio”

    Makes a fire. Cool way to light the yule log. Not so festive when it’s used to set Hagrid’s house on fire.
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    “Legilimens”

    Read minds and emotions. The wizard version of Facebook.
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    “Obliviate”

    Hides a memory in the spell castee. Hermione uses it in a heartbreaking way to protect her Muggle parents.
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    “Petrificus Totalus”

    Also known as The Full Body-Bind, this spell paralyses the victim.

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    "Scourgify"

    The Scouring Charm (Scourgify) is a cleaning charm used to make an object clean. Have your dirty dishes wash themselves. 

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    "Reparo"

    A simple spell to fix something that has been broken.

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    “Fidelius” charm

    Hides information within the soul of the target. The target is also the Secret Keeper who can choose to reveal the hidden information.
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    “Silencio”

    Makes someone silent. Use when your girlfriend asks you if she's fat. 
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    “Piertotum Locomotor”

    Animates statues and suits of armor to do bidding. Muggles can use it to stand in line for the new phone. 
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    “Ascendio”

    Propelled Harry Potter out of the water and onto the deck during the Triwizard Tournament.
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    "Sectumsempra"

    Slashes the victim.
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    “Oculus Reparo”

    Repairs eyeglasses. Hermione used it on Harry’s glasses.
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    “Avada Kedavra”

    Peter Pettirgrew killed poor Cedric Diggory this way. Best to only use it on man buns.
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    "Levicorpus"

    Lifts a person into the air.

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    “Bombarda Maxima”

    Makes a large explosion, in case “Bombarda” isn’t enough.
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List Rules: Vote up the coolest spells and charms from the Harry Potter universe you wish you could use in real life.