Top Ten Harry Potter Spells


The Top Ten

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

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?

Best spell ever created! I especially love the remix on YouTube. It connects with your deepest emotion.
Any Hufflepuff

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

It's terrible

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 probably the most powerful and deadly spell, can kill anyone with just one hit.

3 Expelliarmus

It sorta killed voldemort

Its his signature spell

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

No harm but it has come in use for harry a lot

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

The ultimate spell for lazy people

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

Whatever you want will come to you - Potterhead

5 Sectum Sempra

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

Awesome spell make your victims bleed to death. nice!

A more painful killing curse

Best spell

6 Wingardium Leviosa

Its leviOsa not levioSAR!

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.

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.

It's Wingardium LeviOsa, not LevioSAR! - MaxAurelius

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

This spell is kool

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

BEST ONE EVER! - Patchflight

8 Stupefy

Good fighting spell

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

Stunning ocmon guys what can be better than stunning

Some people don't need it, they are born with it.

9 Petrificus Totalus

That will be helpful

Love this spell! This is my TOP ONE spell in my list.

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!

10 Crucio

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

Amazing spell love it

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.

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


The Contenders

11 Incendio

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! "

It shoots awesome fire it can even hurt opponents

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

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

I found lumos rubbish - LannaLau

14 Reducto

You can kill you opponent I mean seriously.

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!

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

On many of thetoptenners.

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

Its awesome

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.

17 Riddikulus

Best line in prisoner of azkaban


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.

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

20 Reparo

This is a useful spell. why is it not real?

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.

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

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

21 Alohomora

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

Great in getting into Muggle houses - MaxAurelius

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.

22 Piertotum Locomotor

That is 1 of the only tine we see mcgongall happy

I've ALWAYS WANTED TO USE THAT SPELL (giggles slightly) - HarryPotterForeveR

If something’s too heavy, use this spell! Boom, problem solved.

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

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 so awesome spell why is it on 27:-/

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

Sounds so cool - Lunala

26 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

27 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..

28 Confringo

It’ll help me to kill more enemies at once.

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

29 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

30 Avifors

Makes small objects transfigure in birds

It transfigures small objects in birds

I love birds - Lunala

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

32 Bombarda Maxima

If this spell was real, l think I would blowup anything I want.

It should have been amongst one of the top ten list. Above Lumos...-Albus Dumbledore

Good for blowing up something annoying

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

33 Rennervate

Regenerats peapel cool

34 Propello Maxima Fianto Duri Repello Inimigotum

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

Wrong words

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 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).

38 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?

39 Rictusempra

My go to spell


40 Bombarda

Awesome thanks

It can blow things up!

It's the best spell

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

41 Apparating

Pop up somewhere else instantly

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

42 Episkey

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

If you dident have this spell how would you put out the light

43 Disillusionment Charm

It looks like a good spell.

44 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!

45 Avis

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

The question is, what is to love

Burds - Lunala

46 Duro


Turns any thing into stone. Even people

Medusa is a witch, confirmed...

I would use this in a dual

47 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

48 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˜˜

49 Draconifors

This spell looks COOL!

Dumb dragon

50 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˜‚

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