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- "Voldemort was forced to conjure a shining silver shield out of thin air"
- —Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
History of use
During the Duel in the Ministry Atrium between Lord Voldemort and Dumbledore, Voldemort summoned a silver shield which protected him from one of Dumbledore's curses, despite the latter being exceptionally powerful. The only effect was a "deep, gong-like note," which Harry Potter felt sounded "oddly chilling."
Behind the scenes
- The novel's illustrations show the shield emblazoned with a serpent; however, this is not mentioned in the books. This could be a nod to Voldemort's ancestry from Salazar Slytherin.
- This spell appears to be the transfigurative version of the Shield Charm; the two spells may even be related.