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Glass to sand is a transfiguration spell that causes any glass that comes within a certain radius of the caster to be transfigured into sand. It looks blue, almost like water, and surrounds the caster in a half-circle.
- In 1996, Albus Dumbledore conjured this type of shield to protect himself and Harry Potter from the shards of glass Lord Voldemort magically directed at them.
Behind the scenes
- This spell only appears in the film adaptation of the Duel in the Ministry Atrium. However, it can be a derivative of the Shield Charm, like Repello Inimicum or Fianto Duri, as the effect is almost the same in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The only difference is that, in the last movie, the spell, instead of disintegrating sand, disintegrates human wizards.
- As glass is made principally from sand to begin with, the actual purpose of this spell may be more along the lines of disintegration, or transfiguration into a simpler state, rather than specifically glass-to-sand but it is possible that because glass is made from sand the shield simply reverts something from its current state back into what it was made from.