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- "Voldemort was forced to conjure a shining silver shield out of thin air."
- — Voldemort casting this spell[src]
History of use
During the Duel in the Ministry Atrium between Lord Voldemort and Dumbledore, Voldemort conjured a silver shield which protected him from one of Dumbledore's curses, despite the latter being exceptionally powerful. The only effect was a "deep, gong-like note," which Harry Potter felt sounded "oddly chilling."
Behind the scenes
- The novel's illustrations show the shield emblazoned with a serpent; however, this is not mentioned in the books.
- Given Voldemort's extreme mastery with charms, and the fact that he used transfiguration to summon a silver shield to protect himself from Dumbledore's forceful spell, implies that perhaps a normal Shield Charm could not block Dumbledore's powerful spell, but this is unconfirmed.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First appearance)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Possible appearance on book cover)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 36 (The Only One He Ever Feared)