Top Ten Harry Potter Spells

The Top Ten

1 Expecto Patronum

As someone who suffers from severe clinical depression (the kind where you can't just "snap out of it"), the whole concept of EXPECTO PATRONUM and what it does really resonates with me.

Hearing how J. K. Rowling "envisioned" the dementors as a physical embodiment of depression, it really made sense to me. Given my personal circumstances, having a way to literally banish the demons of depression is something that appeals to me.

I love this spell because I hate, hate, hate dementors and it is fun to see a silvery animal coming from the tip of your wand. If I could cast the spell, my patronus would be a dolphin because I am playful, fun, intelligent, and kind like them. And I like thinking up happy memories, even if a dark person is in front of me. In my opinion, this is totally the best spell in the wizarding world.

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 find it funny how in the Wii game Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, there was no english option so I chose spanish or something and it said Harry Potter and the Orde of the Fenix. The part I like is how Harry said Expecto Patronum against the dementors in the start. No emotion, not much volume, not much movement lol

2 Avada Kedavra

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.

This has got to have the top spot. It is the most famous unforgivable curse in history 'The Killing Curse' and no one can survive this (except Harry, but only due to Lilly Potters sacrificial protection). The spell is unblockable (no spell or incantation can prevent it). There is no counter curse there are very few ways to survive:
Sacrificial protection
Horcruxes.
It is very clear that this is the best and most powerful spell due to the fact it is unstoppable unforgivable and unsurvivable!

I think this should be number one. It’s a cool spell. It kills people, but it’s cool. Also, has anyone noticed it sounds similar to “Abra Cadabra”?
Hmm...

—Amberlight the Flesh-Ripper

Yes the spell is really powerful, but don't forget, in the fourth book, the Goblet of Fire, the Mad-Eye imposter(Barty Crouch Jr.) said that if you don't have the will or strength to perform this spell, you could only produce as much as a small nosebleed. by the way, Harry is the boss, who could survive this spell from Lord Voldemrt himself, ONLY HARRY POTTER!

3 Expelliarmus

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.

The expelliarmus spell is super strong. it sort-of killed Voldemort, and it is a very, very strong spell in duels. To unarm the other opponent, just use this spell and you can cast anything you want on them! Like crucio! to watch them writhe in pain on the floor. And it is surprising that Neville, a clumsy long butt, said it first. It's just a super duper awesome spell that everyone should use.

I always identified most with Harry out of the trio, perhaps because I look so much like him and share a lot of his backstory in real life.

What I like about Expelliarmus is that it can end fights without anyone getting hurt, and how it embodies Harry's combat style so well, in that he doesn't want to cause harm, but rather disarm those who would.

Some say that this spell killed Voldemort, but it didn't. Because Voldemort was using the Elder Wand, and Harry was the master of the Elder Wand, the Wand would not allow the death of its master, so Voldemort's spell (Avada Kedavra) rebounded and hit himself therefore killing the Dark Lord.

4 Accio

You can't summon a person thst Is why no one ever did it. You can only summon small animals/ creatures and most objects

I'm always losing things, and I really need this spell or else or family will lose everything we have. Eventually.

If I didn't wanna do something I'd just say " Accio" to whatever I wanted! If I lost something I could just say Accio and here it'd be!

Well you just have to wave your wand and say this spell and the thing that you want will come to you

5 Sectum Sempra

Sectum Sempra I like it because it kind of killed DRACO MALFOY! so I was really happy but SEVERAS SANAPE the fat guy revived him!

If I'm going to be honest, this spell terrifies me way more than the Killing Curse. With the Killing Curse, it'll all be over in less than an eye's blink, but a spell that can grievously cut wherever you point your wand...(Shiver! )

Who wouldn't want invisible swords slice and give your opponent cuts! Sectum Sempra is a very powerful spell and even more dangerous than Avade Kadavera because it is more painful.

It's great for dueling as you can see in the bathroom scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince!

6 Imperio

What spell is better? You can tell anyone to do anything. It's better than Muffliato, because you could just control them to let you talk to your bezzies or something. You could tell them to kill themselves or something instead of Avada Kedavra! Anything is possible with 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.

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

The greatest. It's technically all the spells. (When used on wizards). Evil, funny and lets you owning everything.

7 Wingardium Leviosa

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.

Because of Hermione I can remember this spell. Hermione: it is leviosa not leviosaa. This is the best spell because it makes things levitate. I would love to use it to learn how to do a back tuck.

No more dragging your kids out of bed in the morning. Wingardium Leviosa all the way down the stairs or you could Levicorps-one of snapes specialities

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

8 Stupefy

I just like saying stupefy. I also think that to many people vote for evil spells. IF YOU VOTE FOR ANYTHING EVIL YOU ARE EVIL!- PrincessAWSOME

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

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.

Stupefy should be first. By shooting it over and over at an opponent stronger then you they either parry or lose

9 Petrificus Totalus

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!

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

It is cool man because if someone is coming for you, you can freeze them and you can just walk away

So cool just use it to freeze your enemy and boom they will die of hypothermia then use avara kedavra then kill him/she!

10 Protego

Okay, I am a big geek of Harry Potter movie and book series and this is my favorite spell. I am surprise it isn't on the list and didn't make top ten and be number one.

I am not sure but it seem that this spell protected the school against wisp of Avada Kedavra, and took a dark wizard army, all the Death Eaters, and Lord Voldermort himself to undo. Most likely they weren't shooting Avada Kedara at the school but I don't know if this was just for the movie magic using the green or if it truly represented that spell. But, what I do know is that it took all of Voldermort's army and himself to bring down which has to make it number one. I hope you guys agree. I love it.

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.

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.

This spell just send back spells other people sent. If I was dueling I would hope they used a unforgivable curse so I could say "Protego" and bam

The Contenders

11 Crucio

I am not terrible, but I like hearing torture scenes. Torture is terrible, But it is an interesting, cool spell. I would use it on a beetle or an ant to see their reactions. It feels like white-hot knives piercing EVERY inch of your skin. Even his penis hurt, I suppose. And Hermione, too

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.

Define powerful, every spell is "powerful" for what is it supposed to do. If you man combat wise then yes it is the second most powerful combat spell.

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

12 Incendio

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

Albus Dumbledore used it to destroy all the inferi. It is probably the best spell if you are a strong wizard with a good wand.

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

It shoots awesome fire it can even hurt opponents

13 Lumos

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.

It is a lite that come out of your wand can a do it the may wand

This spell gets a lot less credit than it deserves

Lumos is the best spell that is not used in a duel

14 Reducto

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...

Awesome, I think voldemort used it on harry in the deathly hallows part2

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

I would use Reducto if there was a bully bullying me

15 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.

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.

You can literally erase someone's memory. After taking 2 one the "please take 1" sign on Halloween? Obliviate. Bam, best spell!

If you just injured broke or killed someone you could use it on the or a witness

16 Lumos Maximus

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

That guy who is two posts below me is right. Harry uses this when he comes with Dumbledore to destroy the fake locket Horcrux

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

It is lumos maxima not lumos maximus

17 Riddikulus

It's just a weird spell but I'm going to say this spell in front every fears you got. I shall say this word in front of Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.

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!

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

Love it! But it does not make sense to me when the snake turns into the clown, cause to me that's equally freeky

18 Aguamenti

I like when Harry gives water with this this spell to dumbledore when there getting the horcrux

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 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.

Right up there with LUMOS, and AGUAMENTI, this is such a versatile spell.

Being able to fix just about anything with a flick of the wrist... the only downside is it would put several jobs out of business.

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

You can literally repair EVERYTHING! It is very OP.

20 Levicorpus

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

Levicorpus is useful in almost any situation.

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

Hang people upside down.

21 Alohomora

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.

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

Alohomora is always the spell that I best remember.

Handy when you want to sneak out at night.

22 Piertotum Locomotor

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

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

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

God whenever I hear this I think of the music that started playing after Mogonnogal used it

23 Muffliato

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

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!

It is the best spell ever! It creates a fire dragon

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