- "With a whip-like movement, Crabbe pointed his wand at the fifty-foot mountain of old furniture, of broken trunks, of old books and robes and unidentifiable junk and shouted, "Descendo!" The wall began to totter, then crumbled into the aisle next door where Ron stood."
- — Crabbe tries to kill Ron with this spell[src]
During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Filius Flitwick taught this charm to fifth-year students in Charms class, in preparation for their Ordinary Wizarding Levels.
|Ron Weasley||29 July, 1997||Used it to lower the ceiling hatch and ladder leading to The Burrow's attic to show Harry Potter the transfigured ghoul.|
|Vincent Crabbe||2 May, 1998||Used it on a fifty-foot high pile of junk in the Room of Requirement, to make it fall over in an effort to murder Ron Weasley.|
|Harry Potter||2 May, 1998||Used it on a fifty-foot high pile of junk in the Room of Requirement to stop the Fiendfyre (that Vincent Crabbe had conjured) from following them.|
Descendo is Latin for "I descend".
Behind the scenes
- In the Nintendo DS version of the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, players can lower floating objects by tapping on them with the stylus. This is possibly a use of Descendo, though it is never explicitly identified as a spell at all.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) (Possible appearance) (NDS version only)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Handheld versions only)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Hogwarts Legacy