The Most Commonly Used Spells from Harry Potter

The following list includes the most commonly used Harry Potter spells, which are the most famous spells in the books:

Accio Brings an object to you
Alohomora Opens locks
Confundus Confounds your target, or makes them temporarily confused
Engorgio Makes an item larger
Expelliarmus Disarms the target of the spell, such as knocking their wand out of their hand
Immobulus Immobilizes the target
Impedimenta Puts up an impediment that slows down something or someone that is coming toward you.
Incendio Lights a fire
Lumos Creates light, usually by making the tip of the wand glow
Nox Extinguishes light, used to douse the light created by “Lumos”
Petrificus Totalus Petrifies the target, seems to be more complete than “Immobulus”
Prior Incantato Reveals to you the last spell that a wand was used to cast
Protego “Protects” the user, and sends a spell back on an opponent
Quietus Makes things quiet, used to muffle “Sonorus”
Reducio Shrinks an item
Reparo Repairs broken items
Sonorus Amplifies the user’s voice
Stupefy Stupefies an opponent, or knocks them insensible temporarily
Wingardium Leviosa Makes an item levitate, such as a heavy item that needs to be moved

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