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""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]

During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Patricia Rakepick would often have her fifth year Defence Against the Dark Arts students demonstrate the correct casting of protective enchantments at the start of each of her lessons.[2]

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: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 19 (The Unforgivable Curses) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Lacarnum Inflamari"
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16 (The Goblet of Fire)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 28 (The Missing Mirror)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14 (The Thief)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 21 (Moving Forward) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Cave Inimicum"
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 10 (The Marauder's Map)
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 4 (Number Twelve Grimmauld Place)
  11. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)
  12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)
  13. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  14. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
  15. 15.0 15.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 30 (The Sacking of Severus Snape)
  16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 27 (The Final Hiding Place)
  17. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter B , page 25
  18. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
  20. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 34 (Priori Incantatem)
  21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8 (The Wedding)
Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
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D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts
Classroom 3C · Classroom 3C backrooms · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Teacher's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Storage room · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Duelling Club · Dumbledore's Army
Professors
Arsenius Jigger · Albus Dumbledore · Galatea Merrythought · 1984–1985 professor · 1985–1986 professor · 1986–1987 professor · 1987–1988 professor · Patricia Rakepick · 1989–1990 professor · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Bartemius Crouch Junior (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape · Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher) · Unidentified professor · Brindlemore
Textbooks
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls · Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence – Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Defence Against the Dark Arts
Spells studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Aqua Eructo · Boggart-Banishing Spell (Riddikulus) · Cave inimicum · Counter-curses · Counter-jinxes · Cruciatus Curse (Crucio) · Curse of the Bogies (Mucus ad Nasuem) · Cursed barrier spell · Densaugeo · Deprimo · Disarming Charm (Expelliarmus) · Ear-Shrivelling Curse · Everte Statum · Freezing Spell (Glacius) · Full Body-Bind Curse (Petrificus Totalus) · Fumos Duo · Green Sparks · Hex-Breaker· Hex-deflection · Hex Zapper · Homorphus Charm · Human-presence-revealing Spell (Homenium Revelio) · Impediment Jinx (Impedimenta) · Imperius Curse (Imperio) · Imperturbable Charm · Killing Curse (Avada Kedavra) · Knockback Jinx (Flipendo) · Lacarnum Inflamari · Langlock · Limbo Mist anticharm · Nonverbal spells · Patronus Charm (Expecto Patronus) · Protective enchantments · Red Sparks (Vermillious) · Reductor Curse (Reducto) · Salvio hexia · Sea Urchin Jinx · Seize and pull charm (Carpe Rectratum) · Shield Charm (Protego) · Smokescreen Spell (Fumos) · Snake-Vanishing Spell (Vipera Evanesca) · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Stretching Jinx · Tickling Charm (Rictusempra) · Tongue-Tying Curse (Mimble Wimble) · Trip Jinx · Twitchy-Ears Hex · Verdimillious Charm (Verdimillous) · Verdimillious Duo Spell (Verdimillous) · Verdimillious Tria · Vermillious Duo · Vermillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm (Lumos)
Creatures studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Banshee · Boggart · Chameleon Ghoul · Charmed skeleton · Cornish Pixie · Dementor · Dugbog · Erkling · Flesh-Eating Slug · Ghost · Ghoul · Gnome · Grindylow · Gytrash · Hag · Hinkypunk · Iguana · Imp · Inferius · Kappa · Manticore · Nocturnal beasts · Red Cap · Snake · Troll · Vampire · Vampire bat · Werewolf · Yeti · Zombie
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