Hermione Granger: "I can turn things into dragons now!"
Ron Weasley: "Wicked! You mean the flying, roaring, burn-down-the-village sort of dragon?"
Hermione Granger: "Um... no... it's just a very small transfigured dragon..."
Ron Weasley: "Oh - Shame."
— Extent of the spell's ability[src]

The Draconifors Spell (Draconifors) is a Transfiguration spell used to transform objects into small dragons.


This spell was taught in third year transfiguration class by Professor Minerva McGonagall[1].


The Draconifors Spell transforms the target into a dragon. However, it is only a very small transfigured dragon, around the size of an infant, limiting it's potential for attacking and burning.



From Latin "draco", meaning "dragon", with the -fors suffix attached.

Behind the scenes

  • There exists a spellbook with information about this spell and how to cast it.
  • It is possible that this is how the model dragons used in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournement were created.


Notes and references

Transfiguration (class)
COS Vera Verto demo
Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Inanimatus Conjurus Spell · Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Chair to cat · Cross-Species Switches · Desk Into Pig · Dinner plate to mushroom · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to matchbox (Flintifors) · Target to Rabbit (Lapifors) · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers