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{{Quote|Your adversary has no warning about what kind of magic you are about to perform, which gives you a split-second advantage.|[[Hermione Granger]] quoting ''[[The Standard Book of Spells|Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6]]''|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|Your adversary has no warning about what kind of magic you are about to perform, which gives you a split-second advantage.|[[Hermione Granger]] quoting ''[[The Standard Book of Spells|Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6]]''|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
A '''nonverbal spell''' is a [[spell]] which is performed without saying the incantation out loud. Performing spells nonverbally is very difficult and requires a good deal of practice, as it requires concentration and mental discipline alone. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] begins teaching nonverbal [[magic]] to students in their [[sixth year]] in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], [[Charms (class)|Charms]], and [[Transfiguration]]. [[Harry Potter]] noted that several students in his class looked "like they had received an overdose in [[U-No-Poo]]", a substance that causes constipation, while attempting nonverbal spells.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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A '''nonverbal spell''' is a [[spell]] which is performed without saying the incantation out loud. Performing spells nonverbally is very difficult and requires a good deal of practice, as it requires concentration and mental discipline alone. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] begins teaching nonverbal [[magic]] to students in their [[sixth year]] in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], [[Charms (class)|Charms]], and [[Transfiguration]]; the students are expected to use spells nonverbally from then on. [[Harry Potter]] noted that several students in his class looked "like they had received an overdose in [[U-No-Poo]]", a substance that causes constipation, while attempting nonverbal spells.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
   
 
==Effectiveness==
 
==Effectiveness==
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|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
 
|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
 
|Unknown, possibly [[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]
 
|Unknown, possibly [[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]
|Conjured fire in 1991, using his umbrella.<ref name="PS"/>
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|Conjured [[fire]] in 1991, using his umbrella.<ref name="PS"/>
 
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| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
 
| style="vertical-align: top;"|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
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|Unknown - possibly [[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]] or equivalent
 
|Unknown - possibly [[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]] or equivalent
 
|Relit the candles in his office during Harry's [[Patronus]] lessons. He also did this [[wandless spell|without using his wand]].<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>
 
|Relit the candles in his office during Harry's [[Patronus]] lessons. He also did this [[wandless spell|without using his wand]].<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>
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|[[Severus Snape]]
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|Transfiguration spell, [[Incarcerous|conjured ropes]]
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|In [[1994]] Snape non-verbally conjured robes to'' ''twisted themselves around Lupin's mouth, wrists, and ankles.
 
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|-
 
|[[Remus Lupin]]
 
|[[Remus Lupin]]
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|Unknown, possibly [[Stunning Spell|Stupefy]] or [[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]
 
|Unknown, possibly [[Stunning Spell|Stupefy]] or [[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]
 
|Performed during a DA meeting after assistance from Harry Potter. Sent a male student hurling backwards.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
 
|Performed during a DA meeting after assistance from Harry Potter. Sent a male student hurling backwards.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
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|[[Madam Pince ]]
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|Unknown
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|She jinxed [[Harry Potter|Harry's]] belongings to chase him and [[Ginny]] out of the library during the [[1995-1996 school year]].
 
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|[[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]
 
|[[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]
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|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
 
|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
|Unknown, but most likely the [[Killing Curse]]
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|Unknown
 
|In 1996, she used a nonverbal Curse with a green jet of light to kill a fox.
 
|In 1996, she used a nonverbal Curse with a green jet of light to kill a fox.
 
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In 1996, he used a nonverbal spell to open the Hogwarts gates. It is unlikely that this was [[Unlocking Charm|Alohomora]] since [[Harry Potter|Harry]] had tried this before, although he had been outside the gates instead of inside like Snape was.
 
In 1996, he used a nonverbal spell to open the Hogwarts gates. It is unlikely that this was [[Unlocking Charm|Alohomora]] since [[Harry Potter|Harry]] had tried this before, although he had been outside the gates instead of inside like Snape was.
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|[[Morfin Gaunt]]
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|Unknown, caused a "nasty yellowish goo" to flow from the nose.
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|Sometime during the [[1920s]] Morfin used this spell nonverbally on[[ Bob Ogden]].<ref name="HBP"/>
 
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|[[Fred Weasley]]
 
|[[Fred Weasley]]
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|[[Levicorpus]]
 
|[[Levicorpus]]
 
|Though [[Harry Potter|Harry]] found nonverbal magic very difficult to do, he was eventually able to cast this spell, which is meant for nonverbal use, nonverbally.<ref name="HBP"/>
 
|Though [[Harry Potter|Harry]] found nonverbal magic very difficult to do, he was eventually able to cast this spell, which is meant for nonverbal use, nonverbally.<ref name="HBP"/>
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|[[Harry Potter]]
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|[[Liberacorpus]]
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|Harry used this spell nonverbally to counter act the Levicorpus spell he used on [[Ron Weasley]] in [[1996]].<ref name="HBP"/>
 
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|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
|Unknown
 
|Unknown
|Conjured a [[Crystal goblet|crystal goblet]] in order to drink the [[Drink of Despair|potion]] inside the basin in the [[Horcrux cave|seaside cave]].
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|Conjured a [[Crystal goblet|crystal goblet]] in order to drink the [[Drink of Despair|potion]] inside the basin in the [[Crystal Cave|seaside cave]].
 
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|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
|[[Albus Dumbledore]]
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|Unknown, possibly [[Shield Charm|Protego]]
 
|Unknown, possibly [[Shield Charm|Protego]]
 
|Deflected several curses cast at him by [[Harry Potter]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP"/>
 
|Deflected several curses cast at him by [[Harry Potter]] in [[1997]].<ref name="HBP"/>
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|[[Minerva McGonagall]]
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|[[Fire-Making Spell]]
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|She used it to duel with [[Severus Snape]] in [[1997]]
 
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|[[Lord Voldemort]]
 
|[[Lord Voldemort]]
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|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
 
|Unknown, possibly [[Incarcerous]]
 
|Unknown, possibly [[Incarcerous]]
|Used against [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in a [[Skirmish at Luchino Caffe|skirmish]] at the [[Luchino Caffe]].<ref name="DH">''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows''</ref>
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|Used against [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in a [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]] at the [[Luchino Caffe]].<ref name="DH">''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows''</ref>
 
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|[[Remus Lupin]]
 
|[[Remus Lupin]]
 
|Spell that with a loud bang sends victim flying back as if punched; possibly ''[[Knockback Jinx|Flipendo]]'' or ''[[Everte Statum]]''
 
|Spell that with a loud bang sends victim flying back as if punched; possibly ''[[Knockback Jinx|Flipendo]]'' or ''[[Everte Statum]]''
 
|Used against Harry Potter during their argument in [[12 Grimmauld Place|Grimmauld Place]] in [[1997]].<ref name="DH"/>
 
|Used against Harry Potter during their argument in [[12 Grimmauld Place|Grimmauld Place]] in [[1997]].<ref name="DH"/>
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|[[Ron Weasley]]
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|[[Stunning Spell]]
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|Ron was able to stun a man who attempted to attack [[Hermione ]]in [[1998]] without saying the incantation.
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|[[Luna lovegood]]
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|[[Stunning Spell]]
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|Shortly before the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Luna silently stunned [[Alecto Carrow]].
 
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|[[Hermione Granger]]
 
|[[Hermione Granger]]
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* [[Fleur Delacour]]<ref name="GF"/>
 
* [[Fleur Delacour]]<ref name="GF"/>
 
* [[Fred Weasley]]<ref name="HBP"/>
 
* [[Fred Weasley]]<ref name="HBP"/>
* [[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="HBP"/> <ref name="DH"/>
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* [[Hermione Granger]]
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* [[Harry Potter]]
 
* [[Unidentified female Hufflepuff student|Female Hufflepuff]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
 
* [[Unidentified female Hufflepuff student|Female Hufflepuff]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
 
* [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]<ref name="OTP"/>
 
* [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]<ref name="OTP"/>
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* [[Marietta Edgecombe]] <ref name="OP"/>
 
* [[Marietta Edgecombe]] <ref name="OP"/>
 
* [[Minerva McGonagall]]<ref name="DH"/>
 
* [[Minerva McGonagall]]<ref name="DH"/>
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* Morfin Gaunt <ref name="DH"/>
 
* [[Nymphadora Tonks]] <ref name="HBP"/>
 
* [[Nymphadora Tonks]] <ref name="HBP"/>
 
* [[Peter Pettigrew]]<ref name="GF"/>
 
* [[Peter Pettigrew]]<ref name="GF"/>
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* [[Severus Snape]]<ref name="HBP"/>
 
* [[Severus Snape]]<ref name="HBP"/>
 
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==Possible uses==
 
==Possible uses==
 
*[[Fred and George Weasley]] cast ''[[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]'' nonverbally when they were surreptitiously disarming [[Zacharias Smith]] at the first meeting of [[Dumbledore's Army]].<ref name="OTP"/>
 
*[[Fred and George Weasley]] cast ''[[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]'' nonverbally when they were surreptitiously disarming [[Zacharias Smith]] at the first meeting of [[Dumbledore's Army]].<ref name="OTP"/>
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*[[Harry Potter]] attempted to use the [[Summoning Charm]] nonverbally and [[Wandless spell|wandlessly]] to retrieve [[Harry Potter's wand|his fallen wand]] when he was [[Full Body-Bind Curse|paralysed]] by [[Draco Malfoy]], but to no avail.<ref name="HBP"/>
 
*[[Harry Potter]] performed nonverbal magic when he cast his [[Patronus]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref>In Ch. 32 of ''Deathly Hallows'', Harry casts his Patronus at [[Luna Lovegood]]'s urging and with great effort. No incantation is mentioned, but Harry's perception of sound at the time was severely distorted by the presence of many [[Dementor]]s, and there is also no mention of the others who also cast the [[Patronus]] speaking the incantation. It is also not specifically stated to be a nonverbal or silent use. See this article's [[Talk:Nonverbal spell|talk page]] for more information.</ref>
 
*[[Harry Potter]] performed nonverbal magic when he cast his [[Patronus]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref>In Ch. 32 of ''Deathly Hallows'', Harry casts his Patronus at [[Luna Lovegood]]'s urging and with great effort. No incantation is mentioned, but Harry's perception of sound at the time was severely distorted by the presence of many [[Dementor]]s, and there is also no mention of the others who also cast the [[Patronus]] speaking the incantation. It is also not specifically stated to be a nonverbal or silent use. See this article's [[Talk:Nonverbal spell|talk page]] for more information.</ref>
 
*[[Molly Weasley]] killed [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] with a nonverbal magic during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref name="DH"/>
 
*[[Molly Weasley]] killed [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] with a nonverbal magic during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref name="DH"/>
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*In many of the [[Harry Potter films]], especially in the later ones, combat and duels are portrayed as being conducted almost entirely nonverbally, such as the [[Duel in the Ministry Atrium]] and Harry's final duel with Voldemort during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. This is probably done to keep the duels fast-paced and dramatic.
 
*In many of the [[Harry Potter films]], especially in the later ones, combat and duels are portrayed as being conducted almost entirely nonverbally, such as the [[Duel in the Ministry Atrium]] and Harry's final duel with Voldemort during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. This is probably done to keep the duels fast-paced and dramatic.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter video games]], non-verbal magic is commonly used, as pronouncing every spell could have been annoying.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter video games]], non-verbal magic is commonly used, as pronouncing every spell could have been annoying.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaption]] of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]], [[Quirinus Quirrell|Quirrell]] used a Nonverbal [[Wandless spell|wandless]] [[Spell|spell]] to start up some fire in order to stop [[Harry Potter]] from running.
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*In addition, in [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]] and [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7|its sequel]], nonverbal magic is almost always used as there is absolutely no dialogue.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]], [[Quirinus Quirrell|Quirrell]] used a Nonverbal [[Wandless spell|wandless]] [[Spell|spell]] to start up some fire in order to stop [[Harry Potter]] from running.
 
*[[Hermione Granger]] may have used ''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'' in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' to levitate the [[Prophecy|prophecies]] to smash one of the [[Death Eaters]] chasing them.
 
*[[Hermione Granger]] may have used ''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]'' in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' to levitate the [[Prophecy|prophecies]] to smash one of the [[Death Eaters]] chasing them.
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*It is notable that Rubeus Hagrid was able to perform nonverbal magic despite both having been expelled from Hogwarts well before his sixth year and despite having had his [[Rubeus Hagrid's wand|wand]] snapped.
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*Wands made of [[pine]] are known to be sensitive to non-verbal magic.<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
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*Wands made of [[dogwood]] refuse to perform non-verbal magic.<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Riddle's True Identity(00:21)
Lord Voldemort using a nonverbal writing spell to rearrange "Tom Marvolo Riddle" to "I am Lord Voldemort".
"Your adversary has no warning about what kind of magic you are about to perform, which gives you a split-second advantage."
Hermione Granger quoting Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6[src]

A nonverbal spell is a spell which is performed without saying the incantation out loud. Performing spells nonverbally is very difficult and requires a good deal of practice, as it requires concentration and mental discipline alone. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry begins teaching nonverbal magic to students in their sixth year in Defence Against the Dark Arts, Charms, and Transfiguration; the students are expected to use spells nonverbally from then on. Harry Potter noted that several students in his class looked "like they had received an overdose in U-No-Poo", a substance that causes constipation, while attempting nonverbal spells.[1]

EffectivenessEdit

Some spells, such as Levicorpus, are easier to perform nonverbally than others. Most spells, however, seem to be less effective than normal when the incantation is not said. For example, the unnamed curse that critically injured Hermione Granger during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries might have been fatal had Antonin Dolohov not been silenced when he used it, according to Hogwarts nurse Poppy Pomfrey.[2]

Known usesEdit

Caster(s) Spell Notes
Rubeus Hagrid Unknown, possibly Incendio Conjured fire in 1991, using his umbrella.[3]
Rubeus Hagrid Human to pig Gave Dudley a pig's tail, using his umbrella
Quirinus Quirrell Unknown, possibly Hurling Hex Caused Harry's broomstick to buck violently during a Quidditch match in 1991.[3]
Quirinus Quirrell Unknown, possibly Incarcerous Conjured ropes in 1991.[3]
Arthur Weasley Unknown, possibly Oculus Reparo Repaired Harry Potter's glasses with a nonverbal spell in Diagon Alley.[4]
The memory of Tom Marvolo Riddle Unknown writing spell, possibly Flagrate[5] in the Chamber of Secrets.[4]
Remus Lupin Magical fire - possibly Bluebell flames On his way to Hogwarts in 1993. He also did this without using his wand.[6]
Remus Lupin Patronus charm On his way to Hogwarts in 1993.[7]
Albus Dumbledore Unknown Extinguished and re-lit a candle during the opening feast. He also did this wandlessly.[7]
Remus Lupin Unknown spell that had a shower of sparks, possibly Alohomora or equivalent Opened the cupboard containing the Boggart during the Gryffindor's first defence lesson .[6]
Remus Lupin Unknown - possibly Incendio or equivalent Relit the candles in his office during Harry's Patronus lessons. He also did this without using his wand.[7]
Severus Snape Transfiguration spell, conjured ropes In 1994 Snape non-verbally conjured robes to twisted themselves around Lupin's mouth, wrists, and ankles.
Remus Lupin Unknown transfiguration spell, possibly Homorphus, has a flash of blue-white light. Spell simultaneously performed by Sirius Black Used to force Peter Pettigrew out of his Animagus form in the Shrieking Shack.[6]
Sirius Black Unknown transfiguration spell, possibly Homorphus, has a flash of blue-white light. Spell simultaneously performed by Remus Lupin Used to force Peter Pettigrew out of his Animagus form in the Shrieking Shack.[6]
Remus Lupin Unknown, possibly Incarcerous Conjured ropes to restrain Peter Pettigrew in the Shrieking Shack. [6]
Remus Lupin Packing spell Used to pack his possessions while clearing out his office. [7]
Barty Crouch Jr. Unknown, possibly Depulso In 1995, while disguised as Alastor Moody, he pushed the students´desks to the classroom walls, only by waving his wand.[8]
Rita Skeeter Unknown - possibly Incendio or equivalent While interviewing Harry Potter in the broom cupboard in 1994 she took out some candles from her bag and lit them with her wand without saying anything.[8]
Fleur Delacour Aguamenti Conjured water during the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.[8]
Madam Pomfrey Unidentified healing spell (I) Used by Madam Pomfrey to heal Harry Potters injuries after the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.
Peter Pettigrew Unknown, possibly Incarcerous Conjured ropes in 1995.[8]
Marietta Edgecombe Aguamenti Conjured water during the first DA meeting.[9]
Unidentified female Hufflepuff student Unknown, possibly Stupefy or Expelliarmus Performed during a DA meeting after assistance from Harry Potter. Sent a male student hurling backwards.[10]
Madam Pince Unknown She jinxed Harry's belongings to chase him and Ginny out of the library during the 1995-1996 school year.
Kingsley Shacklebolt Memory Charm Altered Marietta Edgecombe's memory of the DA meetings.[2]
Antonin Dolohov A Dark curse Against Hermione Granger during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries after she silenced him.[2]
Bellatrix Lestrange Unknown In 1996, she used a nonverbal Curse with a green jet of light to kill a fox.
Nymphadora Tonks Patronus Charm Conjured her Werewolf Patronus without saying the incantation in 1996.
Severus Snape Unknown, a spell that opened the main gates of Hogwarts, which had recently been fortified by enhanced protective enchantments.

In 1996, he used a nonverbal spell to open the Hogwarts gates. It is unlikely that this was Alohomora since Harry had tried this before, although he had been outside the gates instead of inside like Snape was.

Morfin Gaunt Unknown, caused a "nasty yellowish goo" to flow from the nose. Sometime during the 1920s Morfin used this spell nonverbally on Bob Ogden.[1]
Fred Weasley Transfigured a knife into a paper aeroplane

Ron Weasley threw the knife at him, and Fred transfigured it "with one lazy flick of his wand" without speaking any sort of incantation.[1]

Hermione Granger Shield Charm The first one in her Defence Against the Dark Arts class to perform nonverbal magic successfully. She continually used nonverbal spells in Defence Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Potions, and Transfiguration.[1]
Ron Weasley Unknown Conjuration Spell Unknowingly made it snow while sitting down in the Great Hall[1]
Harry Potter Levicorpus Though Harry found nonverbal magic very difficult to do, he was eventually able to cast this spell, which is meant for nonverbal use, nonverbally.[1]
Harry Potter Liberacorpus Harry used this spell nonverbally to counter act the Levicorpus spell he used on Ron Weasley in 1996.[1]
Albus Dumbledore Unknown Conjured a crystal goblet in order to drink the potion inside the basin in the seaside cave.
Albus Dumbledore Full Body-Bind Curse Immobilized Harry Potter while he was under his Invisibility cloak right before being disarmed by Draco Malfoy. This allowed Harry to witness Severus Snape kill Albus Dumbledore.[1]
Severus Snape Unknown, possibly Protego Deflected several curses cast at him by Harry Potter in 1997.[1]
Minerva McGonagall Fire-Making Spell She used it to duel with Severus Snape in 1997
Lord Voldemort Mobilicorpus Move Charity Burbage's body.
Antonin Dolohov Unknown, possibly Incarcerous Used against Ron Weasley in a skirmish at the Luchino Caffe.[11]
Remus Lupin Spell that with a loud bang sends victim flying back as if punched; possibly Flipendo or Everte Statum Used against Harry Potter during their argument in Grimmauld Place in 1997.[11]
Ron Weasley Stunning Spell Ron was able to stun a man who attempted to attack Hermione in 1998 without saying the incantation.
Luna lovegood Stunning Spell Shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts, Luna silently stunned Alecto Carrow.
Hermione Granger Stunning Spell She silently stunned Mafalda Hopkirk as part of the infiltration of the Ministry of Magic.[11]
Hermione Granger Orchideous Hermione nonverbally conjured a wreath of Christmas roses for Harry Potter to place on his parents's graves in Godric's Hollow when they visited the village on 24 December, 1997.[11]
Hermione Granger Stinging Hex Jinxed Harry Potter's face in an attempt to hide his identity when she, Harry, and Ron were caught by Snatchers in 1998.[11]
Minerva McGonagall Patronus Charm Conjured three Patronuses to alert the other Heads of Houses to the upcoming battle in 1998.[11]
Hermione Granger

Unknown, possibly Blasting Curse

With a "deafening blast from her wand" but no incantation, Hermione repelled Fenrir Greyback from an injured Lavender Brown during the Battle of Hogwarts.[11]

Known practitionersEdit

The following is a list of wizards and witches known to have nonverbally performed spells that are usually performed with an incantation.

Possible usesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  5. Given the fact Riddle was not technically alive at this point, only a sentient memory, is can be argued that he wasn't actually casting a spell.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  9. 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
  13. In Ch. 32 of Deathly Hallows, Harry casts his Patronus at Luna Lovegood's urging and with great effort. No incantation is mentioned, but Harry's perception of sound at the time was severely distorted by the presence of many Dementors, and there is also no mention of the others who also cast the Patronus speaking the incantation. It is also not specifically stated to be a nonverbal or silent use. See this article's talk page for more information.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Pottermore


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Tower · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection ·
Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius

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