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Severus Snape using a Shield Charm against Harry Potter
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Harry Potter using the Summoning Charm
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A charm is a spell that adds certain properties to an object or creature. Charms are distinguished from transfigurations in that a charm adds or changes properties of an object; it focuses on altering what the object does as opposed to what the object is.[1] For example, the Colour Change Charm causes something to flash different colours; the Levitation Charm causes an object to levitate; the Cheering Charm improves upon a creature's mood. An object that has a lasting charm placed on it is called bewitched, though charms in general appear to last longer than other spells.

Nature

"Lapses in concentration while charming can result in painful side effects — remember Wizard Baruffio, who said 's' instead of 'f' and found himself lying on the floor with a buffalo on his chest."
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1[src]

Charms can be some of the most powerful and game-changing spells in existence. The Fidelius Charm, for example, can completely hide a person or a place in such a way that no one can find them unless they are given the location by a Secret Keeper. Memory Charms can be so strong that they completely remove a person's memory or even damage his or her mind permanently. Spells such as curses, jinxes, and hexes are referred to as "dark charms".[2]

Successfull casting of a charm is achieved through concentration, precise wand movements, and the proper pronunciation of an incantation. When a charm is casted poorly it will fail and the caster runs the risk of it backfiring.

List of Charms

A

Aresto Momentum HermioneGranger
Hermione Granger using Aresto Momentum in Gringotts
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Ascendio
Harry Potter using Ascendio in the Black Lake during the Triwizard Tournament
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Hermione Granger using Bombarda to free Sirius Black
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Maxima
Dolores Umbridge using Bombarda Maxima to find Dumbledore's Army
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Fleur bubbleheadcharm
Fleur Delacour using the Bubble-Head Charm in the Black Lake during the Triwizard Tournament
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B

Confundus
Hermione Granger using Confundus to help Ron Weasley
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C

Expelliarmus
Severus Snape using Expelliarmus to protect Harry Potter , Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley from Sirius Black
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D

Engorgioharrypotter
Harry Potter using Engorgio to test a wand that Ron Weasley took from the Snatchers
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E

F

G

SeverusSnape themaraudersmap
The Marauder's Map using the Homonculous Charm
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Homenum Revelio
Hermione Granger using Homenum Revelio to check if they were alone in Grimmauld Place
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H

I

K

Knitting
A pair of needles knitting by themselves
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Legilimency
Severus Snape using Legilimency Spell to teach Harry Potter Occlumency
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L

Levitation
Hermione Granger using Wingardium Leviosa in a Charms (class)
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Obliviatehermione
Hermione Granger using the Memory Charm to protect her parents from Death Eaters
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M

Oculus reparo
Hermione Granger using Oculus Reparo to repair Harry's glasses
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O

Luna's Patronus
Luna Lovegood using the Patronus Charm in the Room of Requirement
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P

Q

R

S

Protego
Kingsley Shacklebolt using the Shield Charm to protect Harry, Ron and Hermione
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T

U

DH1 Hermione's magical bag
Hermione Granger used the Undetectable Extension Charm in her bag to carrying supplies
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V

W

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