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Cormac McLaggen brags to Ron Weasley at Quidditch Keeper tryouts

A charm that causes confusion in a person or a sentient object

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It would have needed an exceptionally strong Confundus Charm to bamboozle that Goblet into forgetting that only three schools compete in the Tournament

Alastor Moody
Cormac McLaggen and Ron Weasley face off in the Great Hall

Keepers face off

‘Did you see him lumbering off in the wrong direction on his fifth? Looked like he’d been Confunded ...’


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

‘Ah, Probity Probes,’ sighed Travers theatrically, ‘so crude – but effective!’


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

Illustration of a mine cart in the Gringotts vaults

Into the vault

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Hermione didn’t believe I could pass a Muggle driving test, did you? She thought I’d have to Confund the examiner

Ron Weasley

Confundo fact file




To confuse and misdirect

The effect it has on the recipient

Causes the recipient to become confused, forget important information or become particularly impressionable

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Hermione uses the spell on Cormac McLaggen during Gryffindor Keeper tryouts to ensure that Ron stays on the team