Top Ten Harry Potter Spells

The Top Ten Harry Potter Spells

1 Expecto Patronum

A great way to battle fear and saddess in metphorical terms, similar to one of Dumbledore's best quotes: Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light

Pure Soul; Protects you from dark sources. - 2234

Harry performs this spell the best. Even better than Hermione even though Hermione never had used this spell but still as she is known as the insufferable know it all, so this is the only thing Harry knows better than Hermione.

I love this spell! If I had an actual wand, this is the first spell I'd try. Who else's patronus is an otter?

2 Avada Kedavra

Nobody can rescue from this spell except Harry Potter

Yes it can kill anyone even Harry but Harry lived because he was the Master of the Elder Wand because everyone thought Snape was but it was Draco Malfoy and only Harry, Snape, and Dumbledore knew it the only part that was killed was Voldemort's soul in Harry

should be 1 because I don't know it kann sort of kill people in one hit

For those commenting about Harry surviving this spell, I would like to point out that you are all wrong. Seeing as how you are never going to read this, my comment is geared towards those who will read them later. The first time Harry survived the curse was due to his mother; she performed an act of self-sacrifice by protecting her child instead of saving herself. This resulted in an ancient magic being bestowed upon Harry that INITIALLY protected him from the curse. However, the magic eventually wears off, and the reason Harry can shield himself from the spell is because Voldemort and Harry's wands share the same core, so they can harm but not kill.

Avada kedavra is really good because when your battling it kills them in 1 shot I remember in the half blood prince snape killed fumbled ore with that spell that's why it's so good! It even killed dumbledore

3 Expelliarmus

It sorta killed voldemort

Best spell of harry potter series. This spell helps to disarm the opponent. It's very useful in duels specially. The best defensive spell!

The spell that actually managed to defeat Lord Voldemort. It has always been my favourite spell ever since I first heard Neville Longbottom say it in Order of the Phoenix, and I got so excited when I read it first in because.

Most used, best used. Even if there are stronger spells, this one will ALWAYS be put to good use. A wizard doesn't have to be amazing at duels to be able to sue this. And, let's not forget, this is the most common spell used in the series for dueling, and this is what defeats Voldemort. A simple spell maybe, but if the wizard can use this disarming charm in the correct way, it can do so much.

4 Accio

It helps you find objects that you've lost. I can just see Ron using that spell on Hermione.

My fantasy:
RON: (outside) Hermione, where are you?
HERMIONE: (doesn't answer)
HERMIONE: (still doesn't answer)
RON: Accio Hermione Granger!
HERMIONE: (swooshing to Ron) RON! Lecture, lecture, lecture, lecture...

I'm a geek. :P

Me being the lazy person I am this would be really useful for me. Although I would use it for something different than what it's for: I would use it for things I haven't lost but I don't feel like getting :3 - avagranger

Me in the kitchin : I needa cut this tomato. ACCIO KNIFE! * gets stabbed*

This is the best spell! If lost your stuff or too lazy just say "Accio whatever" and it's there

This was the first spell Harry used when he officially became an adult. - AnnaOfArendelle332

5 Sectum Sempra

I would use this spell if I really had to, but Avada Kedavra only if it was on Justin Beiber.

La best
Two slices on the neck and BANG you're dead
Go snape for inventing the spell

This would be my signature spell if I were duelling an enemy!

Harry uses it in the 6th book, which is how Snape finds out that Harry knows about the Half-Blood Prince thing

6 Wingardium Leviosa

So cool you can do anything with this spell and it is a classic line in the Harry Potter universe

Good for lazy people who cannot be bothered to get up from the sofa and get stuff. Also if you were trying to defeat a troll in the girls toilets you could make it's club whack him on the head.

Levitates (makes something float) object. - 2234

I love Hermione's quote with Wingardium Leviosa on teaching Ron. It was rad and really showed Hermione's girl power. Also, it helped Ron later in the series. And if you are lazy, just say the spell and whatever you want will come to you. I love this spell.

7 Imperio

You can control someone to control someone to control someone and do that 100 times and then you have an army that you control. - Pika2222

You can control people's mind... Like get your kids to listen to what you want them to do!

So cool I think they used it in the deathly hallows when they entered with the goblin

You cannot control anyone with this spell, in the goblet of fire harry resists it, as do others with intense training.

8 Stupefy

Best attacking spell that doesn't seriously hurt U.Knocks out your opponent! Best spell to use to capture criminals and in friendly duels at school

It's a charm that stuns people, I'd put this as number 5 on the list.

Most people regard this spell as the most used one and their signature spell

Its an amazing spell that can protect you from almost anyone! I wish I could use it. It is also not very harmful and doesn't do much damage.

9 Petrificus Totalus

This is totally one of the best spells for dueling because you can just say Petrificus Totalus and then you win the duel

Best spell ever! All you need to do is whip out your wand and you can freeze anything in your way!

You can just stick out your awesome wand and say the words "Petrificus Totalus" how did J.K Rowling make up all of these awesome spell! I just love the Harry Potter movies and books!

I just love the way it sounds!

10 Crucio

Tortures those who bullied you until they realize they were wrong.

It tortures the opponent, Harry said its like warm knifes shredding your skin. This is what I should use when a teacher tells me of

Crucio is all kinds of great. this spell is the second most powerful spell, and it is just so awesome because of all the power it has. This should be in the first place, but if I had this ability, I would not use it on anyone, unless extremely necessary.

Very good I would use this if I played sports or did anything good thing to people you hate ad BEST SPELL BY FAR they should use it a lot more in the books and movies

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11 Incendio

It shoots awesome fire it can even hurt opponents

Late last night while we we're all in bed...old lady Leary grabbed your wand of its a psychotic rage she wink her eye and said "INCENDIO! "

Incendio sets things on fire. What more can you say? It's awesome.

Epic spell, totally epic

12 Protego

How is this not in first. It protects you from curses and jinxes! What do you do if you in a battle with a skilled opponent? Protego! It is the best go-to spell.

I've always preferred shields over more offensive weapons. In the physical sense, I'd rather "shield bash" than "kill", since if the enemy is knocked down I can disarm them rather than make a mess.

However, I doubt you can do that with this charm, but the idea of "PROTECTION", "DEFENSE", it speaks to me.

YES. ALL OTHER SPELLS ARE IRRELEVANT! ( not really but... This stops some good spells/charms/hexes )

I've always had a penchant for shields, so a charm that is literally that appeals to me.

13 Lumos

I like this because if your sneaking in the castle u can use this

This charm defentely can find the something is on the loose or maybe

I find LUMOS to be the "unsung hero" of spells, since it's so easy to learn (as it were) but it's utility is astounding.

This spell gets a lot less credit than it deserves

14 Reducto

Helps castor to explode solid objects

Ginny uses this spell the best causing the biggest explosions from anyone in Dumbledore's army, I'd put this as number 6 in the list.

In the movies... In the books they ALL cast the spell... And seeing as how the books came first...

Blasts them to pieces and shreds them to flames - COOL!

I like this especially when ginny used it

15 Lumos Maximus

Its like the lumos spell that makes the tip of your wand light up but Lumos maximus shoots a big ball of light into the air and hovers around you

It is lumos maxima not lumos maximus

"You're saying it wrong you know... its mAximA not mAximUS..." - Hermione Granger

All of the people below me are referencing from the movie! Have any of even read the book to start commenting?

16 Obliviate

This is definitely one of the best spells. Come face to face with someone you've had a bad history with? OBLIVIATE! Need to make sure no one has something against to when you did something embarrassing? OBLIVIATE! This is a useful, general, underrated spell which can be much more powerful and deadly than it seems. - HufflepuffGeekGirl

What if you're in a situation where you meet someone you have bad history with, and to defeat them, and you need to erase their memory? Then you'd need to use this spell.

I don't know why it just sounds cool

In a Duel you can wipe their mind of everything and then kill them without them being able to fight back it's a truly beautiful spell

17 Riddikulus

I love this spell because it makes people get rid of their worst fears

This is what charizard used to kill Percy Jackson. What an awesome spell from the hunger games

? Charizard is a Pokemon and Percy is a half blood. Nothing to do with Harry Potter, OR Hunger Games! - Tyler2436

Professor Snape in grandma's dress! HA HA HA! Looking so funny.

What the heck you just combined harry potter percy jackson and pokemon and hunger games all at once

18 Aguamenti

You would never die of dehydration very useful

If you can control water yes I would make Emma Watson kiss me

It's useful because you can use it to put out fires and stuff

It's so cool. I don't know why but I always liked this spell

19 Levicorpus

The perfect prank spell and able to use stealthily with it being a non-verbal spell - PenderK

Levicorpus is useful in almost any situation.

I love this spell... I wish I could use it

Hang people upside down.

20 Reparo

I would point my wand at Voldemort's practically nonexistent nose and say, "Reparo."

I simply LOVE this spell. I never realized how beautiful it was until I watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. The scene in which they repair the city is just BEAUTIFUL.

It is a different spell when Hermione fixes Harry's glasses-Oculus Reparo-but the common spell to repair stuff is just Reparo

You can literally repair EVERYTHING! It is very OP.

21 Alohomora

I love that spell it is my favorite spell cause you can get in to locked doors

Handy when you want to sneak out at night.

Alohomora is a great spell that unlocks doors with a simple charm you can unlock doors. It help them get through and stop volderment the second time they use it.

Alohomora is always the spell that I best remember.

22 Piertotum Locomotor

I loved the way professor mcgonagall giggled when she used this.

MCGONAGALL: Piertotum Locomotor!

(Statues become animated)

MCGONAGALL: Hogwarts is threatened, protect us, do your duty to our school! To Molly: I've always wanted to use that spell (giggles).

This is an amazing spell, I don't understand how it isn't in the top ten. - LukeLongTimeAgo

I just love how exited professor McGonagall got when she used that spell!

23 Muffliato

I would use this in class to talk to my friends without getting in trouble by the teacher. Very useful.

its sound



24 Deletrius

The incantation Deletrius can disintegrate or remove certain things.

25 Fiendfyre

This is my favorite spell, how is it so low? I mean you create a FIRE DRAGON how is that not the coolest thing ever?!

So cool you can do this spell and the fire turns in to serpents, lions, big birds and a dragon

Best spell ever you can change the cursed fire into anything!

Fiendfyre is the best spell

26 Tarantallegra

Tarantallegra! LETS PARTY! If you want to party use this on your teacher everyone will follow on trust me! Haha!

Make my enemy dance in school? Yeah I would use this spell!

Makes the object it is used on dance uncontrolably. Seriously who wouldn't use that spell all the time..

27 Expulso

Who would like Snape, he couldn't learn when to keep his abnormally large nose out of private business

I honestly like the spell itself, because it blows up objects with enough force to drive people onto walls, and even the incantation sounds so cool. Like when you're in a situation where you're running away from a group of bullies, EXPULSO to launch them off their feet. You'll sound like a B@D@$$.

I would want to blast Snape out of the dungeons

Snape is good but still it will be fun to use a spell on him

28 Confringo

This is what Harry used when he woke up from when he was killed by Voldemort.

It's an explosion, it's what I would use in a fight with the death eaters. That way those stupid idiots against the killing curse couldn't get on my back and it would still get the job done

Great spell! Creates an explosion

I like this spell

29 Avifors

Makes small objects transfigure in birds

It transfigures small objects in birds

I love birds - Lunala

30 Morsmordre

Lololol I had to ask a boy at school over and over again what this spell did when I was little - HarryPotterForeveR

Could be used as a prank, or to get someone to go to it when all the chaos is a mile or two away.

Summons the dark mark

I got a dark mark in a dark place

31 Eat Slugs

According to the Wikia. The spell is not Eat Slugs its Slugulus Eructo. But before that happened Ron did say that too Draco.
It also said that Treacle fudge can cure the effects in a few seconds.

Damn! I so wanted to add this, funniest spell ever - felixh24

It makes people eat slugs

Funny from the second movie when ron trued to use it on malfoy

32 Bombarda Maxima

Perfect for me I would blowup stuff all day like...

" it's a spell that creates a massive explosion

Good for blowing up something annoying

An Underrated spell

33 Rennervate

Regenerats peapel cool

34 Propello Maxima Fianto Duri Repello Inimigotum

I would totally use it against Voldemort then use Avada Kedavra.

Really good for defending yourself against Voldemort

It is like a shield of which people can't come in nor go out

Should be in top 10

35 Silencio

Why didn't Snape use this on like every film?!

I don't know what this spell does

Now we're getting to the Hispanic version of Harry Potter telling Voldemort to shut up

Look, Silencio can be used non-verbally, whereas, Avada Kedavra can not. All you have to do is whip out your wand before your opponent can finish all six sillables of said killing spell and, oh what's that? Hmmm? Cat got your tongue?

36 Diffindo

I think it's really cool, because it can be used to save people's lives - silverbird8228

37 Apparating

Pop up somewhere else instantly

I would love to disappear and reappear

This is good to get out of trouble what's the difference between this and disapparating

HOLY CRAP. You can travel anywhere in just a SECOND. How is this spell lame. It's SO POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS THAT YOU NEED A LISCENCE TO USE IT

38 Rictusempra

My go to spell


Knocks opponent back, doesn’t β€œslice”, Harry used it against Malfoy in the dulling club scene.

39 Peskipiksi Pesternomi

Made up by a fraud, who also claimed that Mrs Norris had been killed by the Transmogrifian Torture, who also claimed he knew the counter cure. But she had been petrified.

I love spells that don't work :3

Lockhart tried to use it?

It "captures pixies." (It doesn't work).

40 Glacius

This would be my signature spell. In my own books, I am able to freeze things around me, so why not do so in the Harry Potter universe? - Cyri

Freezes your enemies giving them hypothermia so you can easily finish them off.

If I were fighting a death eater I would use this spell to finish them off easily.

It is awesome, but what do you do to reverse it?

41 Bombarda

It can blow things up!

It's the best spell

Awesome thanks

Bombarda and bombarda maxima are useful like hemonie used bombard! To break the jail cell and professor umbrige used bombarda maxima to break the wall so I think those 2 spells are good and useful

42 Episkey

What? It cures broken noses and such. Nox puts lights out.

43 Avis

You could make BIRDS come out of your WAND. What's not to love?

The question is, what is to love

Burds - Lunala

44 Disillusionment Charm

It looks like a good spell.

45 Duro

Turns any thing into stone. Even people

Medusa is a witch, confirmed...

I would use this in a dual


46 Animagus Charm

In my oppinion a very useful skill for eavesdropping or infiltration.
Not to mention dementors can't sense you.
And just think of the possibilities.


What if you heard something you didn't want to hear like "I'm sorry honey but we should get a divorce." Dude if that happened to rons parents and Ron was listening I'd be dead πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

47 Legilimens

Allows a wizard to see into another person's mind, reading the subject's thoughts.

Read someone's mind?! How can this not be the greatest spell of all time!

48 Flipendo Tria

What doe it do?

49 Salvio Hexia

It is the perfect blocking spell. It can block avda kaddvra

This spell is used for sectum sempra. I think it is how u say it lol. It is used to heal the cut from sectum sempra

Ok I don't know how to make a new spell so I'm doing this yes go agead call me a noob and all that but here's my spell.


When dumbeldore clapped and and made himself disappear into a flaming phinox

50 Sacrificial Protection

Best spell ever! Why the Boy who Lived? Why Voldemort can't silent the crowd? Why Neville didn't die? The Magic of Love! Sacrificial protection by Lily and Harry! Best counter-charm! - Spino

Love is awesome when Neville was about to die in love Lily and Harry done Sacrificial Protection so! CoolπŸ‘ΈπŸΌπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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