"Voldemort was forced to conjure a shining silver shield out of thin air."
— Voldemort casting this spell[src]

This spell (incantation unknown) allowed the caster to conjure a physical, silver shield in front of the caster, protecting them from magical assaults.[1]

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."[1]

Known practitioners

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.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 36 (The Only One He Ever Feared)
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