Hermione Granger: "It was great! Now I can turn anything into dragons!"
Ronald Weasley: "Those flying, roaring, burn-the-village dragons?"
Hermione Granger: "No, only small transfigured dragons."
Hermione and Ron discussing Draconifors[src]

The Draconifors Spell (Draconifors) is a Transfiguration spell used to transform small objects into Dragons, which can then be controlled by the caster.


This spell was taught in third year transfiguration class by Professor Minerva McGonagall[1].


The dragons produced from this spell are much smaller and less powerful than true dragons, and their size depends on the object from which they are transfigured - i.e. a smaller object will produce a smaller dragon, and a larger object will produce a larger dragon.[1].



From Latin "draco", meaning "dragon", with the -fors suffix attached.

Behind the scenes

  • There exists a spellbook with information about this spell and how to cast it.
  • It is unknown if conjured objects would suffice for this spell to be effective in its transformation, though it is possible.
  • It is possible that this is how the model dragons used in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournement were created.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  2. As Professor Binns has a copy of the spellbook for this spell in his office he either planned to practise it, or been able to cast it.

Transfiguration (class)
Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Chair to cat · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Rabit (Lapifors) · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers