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"The Water-Making Spell conjures clean, drinkable water from the end of the wand."
Book of Spells[src]

The Water-Making Spell,[3] also known as the Aguamenti Charm[2] (Aguamenti) was a charm that conjured a jet of clean, drinkable water from the tip of the caster's wand. This spell, in addition to being a charm, can also be classified as conjuration, an advanced form of Transfiguration.[1]


It is unknown when this charm was invented. The wand movement for this spell was a smooth wave movement from right to left.[1] The Water-Making spell also appeared to be the opposite of the Fire-Making Spell, which was used to conjure flames instead.

This spell was taught at N.E.W.T.-level in Charms class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, to sixth-years.[2][4][5] It is also possible that this charm was found in the The Standard Book of Spells series by Miranda Goshawk.


The Water-Making Spell in action

Depending on the caster's concentration and intentions, this charm can be anything from a simple jet of water to a wave. It was taught to sixth year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Charms class.[2][4][5] The spell's incantation was Aguamenti.[6]

This spell was useless against Fiendfyre, a spell that conjured cursed flames, as the water conjured from this spell would instantly evaporate on contact with the dark fire.[7]

Known uses

"A jet of water flew out of the umbrella tip. Harry raised his wand arm, which felt like lead, and murmured “Aguamenti” too: Together, he and Hagrid poured water on the house until the last flame was extinguished."
— Hagrid and Harry Potter using the spell to extinguish's Hagrid's burning hut[src]
Caster(s) Dates Notes
Fleur Delacour 24 November, 1994 She conjured water nonverbally in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament so as to put out the flames of a Common Welsh Green dragon.[8]
Marietta Edgecombe (possibly) 1995 She may have used a non verbal version of this spell during a D.A. meeting in 1995, although this could have also been the Extinguishing Spell.[9]
Seamus Finnigan 1996-1997 school year He used this spell during class practice, but he was not properly paying attention and accidentally shot a powerful stream that knocked Professor Flitwick away, which resulted him to write lines as detention.[4]
Harry Potter 30 June, 1997 Used it to fill Albus Dumbledore's crystal goblet in the Crystal Cave, but the potion inside Dumbledore caused it to dry up before entering his mouth.[6]

Used it put out the fire on Hagrid's hut after Thorfinn Rowle had set it on fire, during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.[10]
2 May, 1998 During the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry attempted to douse Vincent Crabbe's Fiendfyre with this charm, but it was ineffective, as the cursed flames evaporated the water instantly.[7]
Rubeus Hagrid 30 June, 1997 Used it put out the fire on his hut after Thorfinn Rowle had set it on fire, during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.[10]
Hermione Granger 4 August, 1997 When questioning Mundungus Fletcher on the whereabouts Salazar Slytherin's Locket, Harry accidentally set Mundungus' eyebrows on fire. Hermione used this charm to extinguish his burning eyebrows.[11]

Known practitioners


In both Spanish and Portuguese, "agua"/"água" means "water" and "mente" (also in Italian) means "mind"; these derive from the Latin terms "aqua" ("water") and "mens" ("mind"), the latter's singular dative case rendered as "menti" ("to the mind" or "for the mind"). Given J. K. Rowling's love of puns, it would also seem plausible that there might have been a hybrid of "água" and "augment", in the sense of "increase", in her mind.

See also

Behind the scenes

The spell path as seen in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Aguamenti as seen in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11 (Hermione's Helping Hand)
  3. Wonderbook Walkthrough, Part 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 36 (Search for the Mole) - Charms Lesson "Aguamenti"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 26 (The Cave)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 11 (The Bribe)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 22 (Agent of Chaos)
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