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|incantation=''Fianto Duri''<br />(fee-AHN-toe DYOU-ree)
 
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{{Quote|Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum.|[[Filius Flitwick]] conjures up magical defences prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
 
{{Quote|Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum.|[[Filius Flitwick]] conjures up magical defences prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
'''''Fianto Duri''''' is a [[charm]] that, when cast in combination with ''[[Protego Maxima]]'' and ''[[Repello Inimicum]]'', conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier. Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier disintegrate on the spot, while spells cast at it (if not of enough power to break it) create large, resonating explosions. This spell's effect is most likely one that, when combined with the other two, bolsters the strength of the shield itself against extremely powerful spells; this is unlike minor shield spells, which only block weak hexes and curses. Given its etymology, it is likely this spell causes a solid barrier to be made out of spells such as ''[[Protego Maxima]]''.
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'''''Fianto Duri''''' is a [[charm]] that, when cast in combination with ''[[Protego Maxima]]'' and ''[[Repello Inimicum]]'', conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier around the area the caster intended to protect.
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== Effects ==
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Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier disintegrate on the spot, while spells cast at it (if not of enough power to break it) create large, resonating explosions. This spell's effect is most likely one that, when combined with the other two, bolsters the strength of the shield itself against extremely powerful spells; this is unlike minor shield spells, which only block weak hexes and curses. Given its etymology, it is likely this spell causes a solid barrier to be made out of spells such as ''[[Protego Maxima]]''.
   
 
==Known uses==
 
==Known uses==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Although the spell's true effect is unknown (since it was used in combination with other spells in its debut), the spell may cause pre-existing magical barriers to become hard and solid, given its etymology.
 
*Although the spell's true effect is unknown (since it was used in combination with other spells in its debut), the spell may cause pre-existing magical barriers to become hard and solid, given its etymology.
*[[File:FiantoDurihs.png|thumb|200px|[[Horace Slughorn]] using this spell]][[File:FiantoDurimw.png|thumb|200px|[[Molly Weasley]] using this spell]][[File:Fiantoduriff.png|thumb|200px|[[Filius Flitwick]] using this spell]]In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the protective enchantments around the grounds were summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], and Flitwick alone. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]], Flitwick is joined by [[Molly Weasley]], [[Horace Slughorn]], and [[Poppy Pomfrey]] to do so.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', the protective enchantments around the grounds were summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], and Flitwick alone. In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]], Flitwick is joined by [[Molly Weasley]], [[Horace Slughorn]], and [[Poppy Pomfrey]] to do so.
 
*In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 the protective enchantments around the ground are summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], [[Horace Slughorn]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] .
 
*In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 the protective enchantments around the ground are summoned by [[Filius Flitwick]], [[Horace Slughorn]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] .
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<gallery orientation="landscape" position="center" columns="3" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
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FiantoDurihs.png|[[Horace Slughorn]] using this spell
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FiantoDurimw.png|[[Molly Weasley]] using this spell
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Fiantoduriff.png|[[Filius Flitwick]] using this spell
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</gallery>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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Latest revision as of 19:43, November 26, 2014

Protective enchatment1
Fianto Duri
Incantation

Fianto Duri
(fee-AHN-toe DYOU-ree)

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point skyward

Light

Blueish white

Effect

Unclear; protection — hardens or strengthens magical barriers (most likely)

"Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum."
Filius Flitwick conjures up magical defences prior to the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]

Fianto Duri is a charm that, when cast in combination with Protego Maxima and Repello Inimicum, conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier around the area the caster intended to protect.

Effects Edit

Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier disintegrate on the spot, while spells cast at it (if not of enough power to break it) create large, resonating explosions. This spell's effect is most likely one that, when combined with the other two, bolsters the strength of the shield itself against extremely powerful spells; this is unlike minor shield spells, which only block weak hexes and curses. Given its etymology, it is likely this spell causes a solid barrier to be made out of spells such as Protego Maxima.

Known usesEdit

DesintegrateSnatcher

Snatchers being disintegrated by the power of this spell combined with other protections.

This spell was cast by Charms Master Filius Flitwick to protect the boundaries of Hogwarts Castle from the Death Eater forces in the late hours of 1 May, 1998, prior to the Battle of Hogwarts that started at midnight the next day. The Death Eaters, on Voldemort's command, started bombarding the magical protection with spells, and it was ultimately brought down by a spell cast by Voldemort. In all probability, it is a spell calling for great power and expertise for its correct execution.

Known CastersEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • The incantation is derived from the Latin "fiant", meaning "become" and "duri", nominative masculine plural of dūrus", meaning "hard" or "unyielding"; altogether the incantation means "become hard".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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