""If we're staying, we should put some protective enchantments around the place," she replied, and raising her wand, she began to walk in a wide circle around Harry and Ron, murmuring incantations as she went."
Hermione Granger casting protective enchantments in 1997[src]

Protective enchantments were charms used to protect an area for an extended period of time. The spells shielded specific areas, and could have a wide variety of applications, with many different types of protective enchantments existing.

History

There are many different types of protective enchantment with many different effects. It is unknown how old some of the spells are and who exactly invented them. The enchantments were used regularly during the Second Wizarding War in order for the wizarding community to protect themselves from Death Eaters and by Death Eaters themselves, it can be assumed that they were used during the First Wizarding War as well.

The Vanishing Cabinets are able to bypass most protective enchantments, as a pair was used to penetrate Hogwarts Castle, which was heavily armed with magical protections, ancient and recently added.[1]

Casting

In order to protect a certain place, the caster has to repeat incantations of charms over and over in the area they wish to protect. The spells circle the area and create a light effect similar to a heat wave around the protected area.

Known spells

Known uses

Hermione using Salvio Hexia

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 27 (The Lightning-Struck Tower)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16 (The Goblet of Fire)
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 28 (The Missing Mirror)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 10 (The Marauder's Map)
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 4 (Number Twelve Grimmauld Place)
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)
  9. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
  11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
  12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 34 (Priori Incantatem)
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14 (The Thief)
  14. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 30 (The Sacking of Severus Snape)
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