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Black Fire Potion

A small flask containing some ice potion.

"Danger lies before you, while safety lies behind,
Two of us will help you, whichever you would find,
One among us seven will let you move ahead,
Another will transport the drinker back instead.
—The potions riddle.[src]

The Ice potion is a potion used to move through black flames unscathed. Effect-wise, it is similar to the purple fire potion: it makes the drinker feel an icy surface surrounding him or her, and provides protection for going through the flames safely. This potion was seen as part of a seven-bottle riddle set by Professor Severus Snape, which was used to guard the Philosopher's Stone, and allows the drinker to continue forward to the final chamber, where the Stone is hidden. This potion was placed in the bottle on the far left.[1]

Known Uses

"It was indeed as though ice was flooding his body. He put the bottle down and walked forward; he braced himself, saw the black flames licking his body, but couldn't feel them..."
—Description of the potion's effect[src]

Near the end of the 1991–1992 school year at Hogwarts, Quirinus Quirrell took the potion and proceeded to the final chamber. He was soon followed by Harry Potter, after Hermione Granger identified which bottle contained the correct potion to allow him to proceed.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)

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