"The water in the pool rose up and covered Voldemort like a cocoon of molten glass — For a few seconds Voldemort was visible only as a dark, rippling, faceless figure, shimmering and indistinct upon the plinth, clearly struggling to throw off the suffocating mass — Then he was gone, and the water fell with a crash back into its pool, slopping wildly over the sides, drenching the polished floor."
—Albus Dumbledore casting this spell[src]

Albus Dumbledore wielded a hydro-kinetic spell (incantation unknown), enhanced by the Elder Wand, against Lord Voldemort during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. The spell required continuous sculpting and spinning to be maintained. A lack of concentration would cause the sphere to collapse.[2]



Lord Voldemort trapped in a sphere of water

During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Albus Dumbledore non-verbally cast a spell, where he drew the waters of the Fountain of Magical Brethren so that it erupted and flowed out surrounding and encasing his opponent, Lord Voldemort, inside an enchanted sphere of water in an attempt to drown him and finish the duel. Harry Potter got too close to the duel, necessitating that Dumbledore knock him to the floor with a hand gesture whilst attempting to maintain his spell, which breaks Dumbledore's concentration. This combined with Voldemort slashing through the water caused the sphere to collapse, allowing Voldemort to escape from his watery prison.[2]

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