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The Death Eaters attack Dumbledore's Army in the Hall of Prophecy.

A shield charm that can fend off spells

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Harry was just ready for her: he shouted ‘Protego!’ before she had finished her spell, and though the glass sphere slipped to the tips of his fingers he managed to cling on to it.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

He raised his wand: ‘One – two – three – Legilimens!’


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

Harry Ron and Hermione's tent in the woods from the Deathly Hallows

The hideaway

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Salvio hexia ... Protego totalum ... Repello Muggletum ... Muffliato ... You could get out the tent, Harry ...

Hermione Granger

‘Oh, you’re sure, are you? Right then, well, I won’t bother myself about them. It’s all right for you two, isn’t it, with your parents...


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

Protego fact file




To cast a shield to protect a wizard

The effect it has on the recipient

Protects the caster with an invisible shield

Famous moment a wizard or witch uses it

Harry uses Protego to fend off Snape during an Occlumency lesson, and ends up seeing inside his head.