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"A spiralling gust of wind is emitted from the end of the wand."
— Description[src]

The Windy Spell[2][4][5] (Ventus)[1] was a charm[2] which shot a jet of strong, spiralling wind from the tip of the wand.[1]


A gust of wind created with this charm

This cyclone was able to blow away heavy objects or even people.[3] The wind could also entrap people, preventing them from leaving due to the violent wind speed.[1][6]

Ventus Duo and Ventus Tria were stronger versions of this spell, creating far more violent gusts of wind.[7]


In 1927, London, Newt Scamander used this spell to shake off a pursuer by the name of Stebbins, an Auror whom the Ministry of Magic had sent to tail him. The spell was strong enough to first stop him in his tracks, before blowing him backwards in the opposite direction, much to the bemusement of passing Muggles, who were not affected by it whatsoever and were unable to explain such a strange phenomenon. This allowed Newt to carry on with his duties without being intrusively spied on by the Ministry.[1]

During the 2008–2009 school year, Cassandra Vole used this spell in the Duelling Club.[8]

Known practitioners


Ventus is a Latin word, meaning "wind".

See also


This spell as seen in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

Notes and references