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{{Spell infobox
 
{{Spell infobox
 
|name=''Descendo''
 
|name=''Descendo''
|incantation=deh-SEN-doh
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|incantation=''Descendo''<br/>deh-SEN-doh
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|type=[[Spell]]
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|hand=Point wand at target
 
|effect=Causes something to desend or lower itself
 
|effect=Causes something to desend or lower itself
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|light=None
 
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{{Quote|With a whip-like movement, Crabbe pointed his wand at the fifty-foot mountain of old furniture, of broken trunks, of old books and robes and unidentifiable junk and shouted, "Descendo!" The wall began to totter, then crumbled into the aisle next door where Ron stood.|Crabbe tries to kill Ron with this spell.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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'''''Descendo''''' is a spell that likely causes any targeted object to move downwards.
 
'''''Descendo''''' is a spell that likely causes any targeted object to move downwards.
 
==History==
 
In [[1997]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] used this spell to lower the ceiling hatch and ladder leading to [[the Burrow]]'s attic. In [[1998]], it was used by [[Vincent Crabbe]], who cast this spell on a fifty-foot high pile of junk in the [[Room of Requirement]] in an attempt to make it fall over onto Ron.
 
   
 
==Known practitioners==
 
==Known practitioners==
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Descendo'' is Latin for "I descend".
 
''Descendo'' is Latin for "I descend".
 
In Portuguese, ''Descendo ''means "going down"
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In the handheld versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', [[Draco Malfoy]] uses this spell during his [[Duelling Club|duel]] with [[Harry Potter]] after being hit a few times with the [[Disarming Charm]]. He uses it to drop a statue in front of him for cover so that he can send in Crabbe and [[Gregory Goyle|Goyle]] to fight Harry for him.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 01:18, November 3, 2012

Descendo
Incantation

Descendo
deh-SEN-doh

Type

Spell

Hand Movement

Point wand at target

Light

None

Effect

Causes something to desend or lower itself

"With a whip-like movement, Crabbe pointed his wand at the fifty-foot mountain of old furniture, of broken trunks, of old books and robes and unidentifiable junk and shouted, "Descendo!" The wall began to totter, then crumbled into the aisle next door where Ron stood."
—Crabbe tries to kill Ron with this spell.[src]

Descendo is a spell that likely causes any targeted object to move downwards.

Known practitioners

Etymology

Descendo is Latin for "I descend".

Appearances

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