The Definitive Ranking Of Every Spell Used In The Harry Potter Movies

Brackium Emendo (Mends broken bones) - Better be prepared for when that NHS goes private.

41. Avada Kedavra (The Killing Curse).

Nope. Nuh-uh. Moving on.

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40. Crucio (Torture Curse)

Just mean. Neville can confirm. #toosoon

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39. Morsmordre (Conjures the Dark Mark)

If you have any business summoning the Dark Lord, we don’t want to be friends with you.

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38. Periculum (Produces a stream of red sparks)

Honestly, one of the most useless spells ever.

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37. Imperio (Puts the victim under complete control of the caster)

Nope. No, thank you. Why you gotta be so rude?

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36. Vipera Evanesca (Causes a target snake to vanish)

No snakes, please. Like, ever.

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35. Serpensortia (Snake summoning spell)

We repeat, we want NOTHING to do with snakes.

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34. Immobulus (Freezing charm)

Meh… If we have to be honest. A charm that stops the time would be much more useful.

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33. Incarcerous (Conjures thick ropes or thin cords from "thin air”)

Ok…

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32. Engorgio (Enorgement Charm)

Might come in handy in a situation or two, if you know what we mean.

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31. Stupefy (The Stunning Spell)

Stop! Hammer time.

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30. Alarte Ascendare (Launches an object into the air)

Fly, my little baby, fly.

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29. Lacarnum Inflamari (Ignites someone’s cloak)

Sure, why not?

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28. Slugulus Eructo (Causes the victim to burp up slugs and slime)

A perfect petty spell.

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27. Brackium Emendo (Mends broken bones)

Better be prepared for when that NHS goes private.

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26. Everte Statum (Flies your opponent back several feet)

Haters back off.

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25. Ascendio (Ascends the caster)

No more more walking up the stairs.

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24. Oppugno (Directs an object or individual to attack the victim)

Petty level: a wizard.

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23. Cistem Aperio (Blasts open a trunk)

For all your trunk blasting needs, I guess. Can’t hurt to know it, innit.

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22. Levicorpus (Causes the victim to be hoisted into the air by their ankle)

Let’s be honest, it’d just be fun to do.

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21. Reducto (Blasts solid objects)

Could we use it for sustainable living? We’d save the planet.

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20. Petrificus Totalus (Petrifies)

Perfect for people who are just supper annoying and won’t shut up. Like Trump. Yes, let’s use this one on Trump.

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19. Finite Incantatem (The General Counter-Spell)

It's always good to know some basic self defence related charms and spells.

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18. Aresto Momentum (Slows down the velocity of an object)

For when you’re playing sports, but you’re not too good at this whole “catching the ball” thing.

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17. Relashio (Forces an object or person to release its hold on something)

In case you’re a pacifist, but you still want to protect yourself.

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16. Lumos (Gives light)

Free electricity FTW.

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15. Wingardium Leviosa (Levitates)

Almost as useful as Accio. Almost.

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14. Oculus Reparo (Repairs glasses)

As people who wear glasses, we feel like this one is extremely useful. Oh, think of all the money you’ll save!

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13. Protego (The Shield Charm)

Useful. We respect that.

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12. Obliviate (Memory charm)

If you suffer from second hand and post-factum embarrassment, like us.

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11. Rictusempra (Tickling charm)

You never know when you’ll need to tickle someone (to death, probably).

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10. Expelliarmus (Disarms your opponent)

It’s always good to have some sort of protection against twats and arseholes.

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9. Piertotum Locomotor (Brings inanimate objects to life)

Imagine your fave teddy bear coming to life and being your best bud. Exactly.

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8. Legilimens (Reads minds)

Particularly useful during job interviews.

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7. Diminuendo (Forces objects to shrink)

So you can shrink your pet pug, put it in your pocket and carry around with you at all times.

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6. Expecto Patronum (Produces a patronus)

In case you’re not too keen on dying, right?

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5. Ridikulus (Bogart-Banishing Spell)

Because there’s nothing worse than facing your own fears.

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4. Alohamora (Unlocks things)

Unlock doors, hidden feelings, your phone when you forget your passcode - the possibilities are endless.

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3. Arania Exumai (Blasts spiders)

‘Cuz fuck spiders, tbh.

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2. Episkey (Heals relatively minor injuries)

Kiss your GP goodbye. Actually, don’t do that. It would be weird.

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1. Accio (The Summoning Charm)

Imagine a life where everything is with a wave of a wand.

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