The Transfiguration Spell (incantation unknown) was a charm that transformed one thing into something entirely different. When cast on a human or other living creature, it transformed the target into a mouse or a frog. However, when cast on an inanimate object, it could turn the target into a much wider variety of objects, potentially anything.
In another lesson, she taught the inanimate version of this spell. She tasked students with Transfiguring three objects located on the side wall of her classroom. The objects were a bookshelf (Transfigured into a locked chest), a globe (Transfigured into a stone pillar), and a statue (Transfigured into a desk). Satisfied with this, she noted their were additional objects in her classroom that the spell could be practised on and dismissed the class.
Casting and effects
To perform the spell, one must swipe their wand quickly through the air so that it points directly at the object that must be transfigured; a brilliant jet of red light will shoot like a comet from the tip, exploding into a vivid burst of red light around the target. When the target emerges from the light, it will have become whatever the caster so desires.
Behind the scenes
- As no incantations for transforming spells are given in the books, it is possible this charm is taught throughout the first three years and that each given transfiguration is simply a challenge to be faced using this spell.
- However, the Avifors Spell, Snufflifors Spell, Draconifors Spell, Lapifors Spell, Ducklifors Jinx and such exist in the video games, thereby calling into question the existence of this charm.