Waving motions around an area
Protects an area
Protective enchantments are spells used to protect an area. The spells that are cast usually last a long time and shield specific places.
In order to protect a place, the caster has to repeat incantations of charms over and over. Popular Enchantments are: Protego Totalum, Salvio Hexia, Repello Inimicum, Protego Maxima etc. When two or more wizards cast enchantments, the spells collide over the protected area.
- Enchantments are put over many places such as Gringotts, Hogwarts, The Burrow etc.
- The Dome Effect that happens when people cast Priori Incantatem, as Voldemort and Harry Potter did in 1994.
- The Fidelius Charm that is cast over houses owned by members of the Order of the Phoenix.
- The lot of enchantments cast over The Burrow, including the Fidelius Charm, in order to hold William Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding.
- Hermione Granger cast Protego Totalum, Salvio Hexia, Repello Muggletum, the Muffliato Charm, Cave Inimicum, and the Disillusionment Charm in 1997 over her tent site (along with Ronald Weasley and Harry Potter).
- At the start of the Battle of Hogwarts, Filius Flitwick, Molly Weasley, and Horace Slughorn cast Protego Maxima, Fianto Duri, and Repello Inimicum; only to be broken by the Shield penetration spell done by Tom Riddle shortly after.
- At the start of the Battle of Hogwarts, Filius Flitwick cast Protego Horribilis.
Behind the scenes
- In the video game adaption of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the Dome Effect that happened during Priori Incantatem is not seen. Instead Voldemort uses the spell to distract Harry while his living skeletons and his paternal family's grave attacks him.
- In the Nintendo DS version of the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the Protective Enchantments had to be cast from certain defensive shield locations.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4