Top 10 Best 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.

Seriously, why would Avada Kedavra, a spell that KILLS people be on number one. WHY?
Expecto Patronum is a spell of pure goodness. It protects you from evil dementors, and you need to have a pure soul to be able to cast it. It summons happy memories, and it pushes away the depressive, sad and angry feelings.

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.
This is the one of the best of Dumbledore's quotes. The time when we read in Prisoner of Azkaban about how Harry's patronus was released is amazing. Very heart touching spell and very beautiful also.

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
It is very clear that this is the best and most powerful spell due to the fact it is unstoppable unforgivable and unsurvivable!

Pretty useful spell, but still very dark. I do not condone it's use.
No one can survive, Harry only cheated several times.
If hit without other charms on yourself, you die.
However a simple Protego spell renders this one useless.
If I remember correctly, in the books, Voldemort died because Harry used Protego and the spell rebound towards him so...

I like this spell because it kills people instantly, except Harry Potter survived it but who cares? I wished that this spell actually works in real life to be honest.

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

Picture this:
You're sitting in front of the T.V., watching Jeopardy.
Suddenly, the show stops. Is it golf that is playing now? It is golf.
Guess you'll just have to change the channel.
God, no! The control is too far away for you to catch it without getting up. If only you had a way to make it fly to you!
Oh yeah, duh! You're a wizard!
Accio control.

I'm too lazy to get the pizza off the table so BOOM! Accio pizza! It's pronounced ah-SEE-oh not a-KEE-oh as I keep telling everyone.

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

If you do not have a phone like me you could just say Accio iPhone... and it will come to you probably it a really useful spell

5 Sectum Sempra

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

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.

I love this spell but in the bathroom scene I was supeer mad because it almost killed Draco Malfoy, and Harry walked away also Draco don't deserve that shi.

My two favourites are Expecto Patronum and this, but this just takes the cake. Who needs the master sword when you' got an invisible sword?

6 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.

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 its club whack him on the head.

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.

I love Wingardium Leviosa, because I get to float people in the air and get things when I want to.

7 Imperio

Really? Mind control? ( also known as hypnosis ) cool! Wow why didn't harry use that on snape? Or voldemort? Than that would be easier! Or why didn't voldemort use it on harry? WEIRD! Aren't evil people supposed to mind control everyone to minipulate them into doing everything? I just saw a comment so...

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.

8 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!

Seriously, this spell is very OP.
I've read the whole series and this was the only one unblock able

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

9 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

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

I love this spell because it amazing and can stun anyone but not kill them.

10 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! "

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.

Playing with fire without getting burnt sounds fun.

The Contenders
11 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.

It doesn't work on very powerful curses, they shatter it, but it is still useful. It's the first spell Harry learns at dulling club.

12 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.

Now I never have to get the flashlight out of the basement.

Never gonna get lost in the dark, nice spell.

I found lumos rubbish

13 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.

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

And on this bombshell Ginny showed her real power!

You can kill you opponent I mean seriously.

14 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!

Obliviate the memories of anyone I leaked things to or anyone who heard rumors of me.

15 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.

This should get the place instead of Avada Kedavra, because if the spell is strong enough, it will kill the victim ultimately, or worse, drive them to insanity.

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.

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

What does that do

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

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

This spell is awesome.

-Tyler2436, he's trolling you.

18 Aguamenti

Another "unsung hero" spell, it's utility is almost unmatched.

Water is so versatile... cooking, cleaning, hydration, gardening, home-defense...
So having a ready-made source literally at your beck and call is a lifesaver.

The spell that shoots water.

Who would need that spell?

You can never die of dehydration!

Never will smell bad

19 Levicorpus

Levicorpus is useful in almost any situation.

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

Hang people upside down.

20 Reparo

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 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."

Reparo heals wounds and cuts from humans, right?

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.

Just a not from the Ministry of Magic: "This spell has its boundaries. Doors and locks can be enchanted against this spell."

Alohomora is always the spell that I best remember.

Handy when you want to sneak out at night.

22 Piertotum Locomotor

Used by professor McGonagall in last harry potter movie to protect Hogwarts. Watching this always gives me goosebumps

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.

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?!

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

Obviously the best. spirit fire that burns everything in your path. RIP Crabbe though...

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

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