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Diffindo

Ron and Harry looking at his dress robes

The Severing Charm, which can be used to cut absolutely anything


Diffindo fact file


Type

Charm

Purpose

To cut or sever something

The effect it has on the recipient

The spell will slash or cut someone or something

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Hermione uses Diffindo on Ron to free him from being bound by a Death Eater

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It was stuck, stuck to your chest. You’ve got a mark; I’m sorry, I had to use a Severing Charm to get it away.


Hermione Granger
Ron and Harry looking at their dress robes from the Goblet of Fire

Ron is mortified


In a desperate attempt to make them look more manly, he used a Severing Charm on the ruff and cuffs.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

‘Diffindo.’

It cracked with a sound like a bullet in the silence: the surface of the pool broke and chunks of dark ice rocked ...


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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

Ron saves Harry from the ice lake.

Ron returns


Ron and Harry looking at his dress robes

Ron's dress robes


‘Diffindo!’

Cedric’s bag split. Parchment, quills and books spilled out of it onto the floor. Several bottles of ink smashed.


Extract

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

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