by jeff|Last updated:May 20, 2020
Don't deny it -- when we were kids, we all secretly pretended we had magical powers. A bit of supernatural magic can also do us some favors in our adult lives, if we're being honest. See what it did to Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
Harry Potter and the Knockback Curse
Yes, we're talking a trio from the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. We're all Muggleborn and raised, but who says we can't dream? In fact, here are some spells or potions to use when needed.
- 1.1 Oculus fixes
- 1.2 Unbreakable Charm
- 1.3 Flip
- 1.4 Mimble Wimbledon
- 1.5 Anti-cheat spells
- 1.6 Herbs
- 1.7 Vermilion
- 1.8 Portamento
- 1.9 Magic Snowball
- 1.10 Expulsion
- 1.11 Explosive Curse
- 1.12 Action
- 2 How potions work in everyday life
For the careless and clumsy, instead of saying "Reparo" all the time, try using the unbreakable charm. Just like Hermione Granger once used it to make jars unbreakable, this spell can come in handy to keep things from cracking or falling apart. This only works on inanimate objects, so if you break yourself, you're going to need a healing spell like Alura, which is a bandage spell for wounds, and splints to immobilize any broken bones.
The opposite of this is Flipendo, also known as the knockback spell. Setting this jinx knocks the target back with tremendous force. It felt like a crushing blow that would leave Wizard wounded and disoriented. Interestingly, it originates from the English words "flip" and "end". It doesn't feel good to be flipped on your end, but unless the spell is being used in jest, it doesn't happen. Other than that, it's mostly used as a defensive spell or to push away heavy objects. If more power is needed, says Flipendo Maxima.
Flip the effect of a spell
So what kind of spell is Flipendo? The effectiveness of knockback spells depends largely on the force of the impact. This may feel like a blow to the chest, knocking the victim back, or it may feel like being hit on the head with a flat weight such as a frying pan, leaving the person slightly dizzy and unaware of his/her surroundings.
Jinxes aren't limited to humans, though, and can be used on fragile and fragile objects...and sure enough, when it's cast on a person or object, there's a bang.
Is someone on the subway talking on the phone too loudly? Try the Mimblewimble Tongue Tie Charm for some instant tongue-tie action. In the wizarding world, it's often used in duels to prevent the opponent from saying a spell correctly, sort of like the Silencing Charm. It works by causing a person's tongue to curl back, making them completely unable to utter a word. This curse can be overcome with more advanced magic, but we're pretty sure that loud talking guy on the subway has no defense against it.
Speaking of defense, if you took Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts, you'll learn about counterspells, such as the anti-cheat spell. This one is great for teachers - you can use these spells to keep students from cheating. You didn't actually cast a spell on the person, but provided the material for the internal enchantment. At Hogwarts they write using quills and parchment, but regular pen and paper should work just fine.
Have a flair for gardening? Remember the Herb Wix mantra. Its role is to make the plants grow quickly and make the flowers bloom. For an extra boost, try Herbivicus Duo, a stronger version of the spell. Or, if you have rose bushes, try more specific rose growing spells. In the wizarding world, these spells help to hasten the growth of the plants needed for potion making.
Other green things you can conjure include green sparks with the Verdimillion spell. Not sure why muggles would need it, other than to save electricity needed for lighting, but for wizards, it can illuminate and reveal what dark magic hides, and create chaos during duels.
Other than that, other less useful spells include Glisseo, a spell that turns steps on stairs into slides. It actually originates from the French word "glisser", which means "to slide". You can also say that Epoximise makes one object stick to another. If it works, you'll never need glue sticks again.
The most popular spell for mischief is "Confused Snowball," which causes a snowball to be thrown at a target. It's been used to hit Ron Weasley a few times, so we know it works in the wizarding world, but no one knows what the spell actually is. What we do know, however, is that you're bound to win a snowball fight with this one. There is no competition.
In addition to trivial spells, there are some spells that can cause serious damage. One of these is the Expulso, which creates a massive explosion that can throw a person several feet away. It's almost like an automatic rifle, except it uses pressure instead of heat to create the explosion. The explosion itself would blow the target apart, and needless to say, it was a dangerous curse indeed.
Likewise, the Explosion Charm has a similar effect, except it detonates rather than fires. It will blow up windows and bars, making it perfect for jailbreaking if that happens to you. Say Bombarda to activate this. If you need to blow up an entire wall, the stronger spell "Bombarda Maxima" may be needed. Otherwise, say "Aberto" if you just want to open the door gently. It simply opens the door and does much less damage in the process.
If you're too lazy to walk through the open door to get a snack from the kitchen, try Accio, the Summoner. It means "I call" in Latin and brings you good things. It seems to be a favorite of wizards - Hermione Granger used it to summon books, Harry Potter used it to summon his broom, and Antonin Dolohov used it to summon prophecies. It's also quite useful for finding lost items, since you don't need to know the location of the item you're summoning. You just have to have a clear idea about it and voila, it's in your hands.
How potions work in everyday life
Here are some mantras that work for us in our daily life. From opening doors to fixing things, you can save a lot of time and money if these actually work. Sadly, all magic is fantasy and the wizarding world is fiction - but then again, that's what grown-ups say.
frequently asked questions
✅ Who was the repelling spell taught to?
This spell is taught (defensive and practical) to 1st year students in the Dark Arts class taught by Professor Quirinus Quirrell.
✅ Are Flipendo Spells Deadly?
Although effective, it is not a deadly spell. There is a loud bang when used, enough to knock the victim back onto the floor. If the spell is cast near the head, it is said to feel like being hit on the head with a frying pan
✅ Can Flipendo only be used in duels?
While the spell is primarily used in duels, it is not limited to that. It can also be used to move heavy objects, and even break fragile objects during a duel, as a defense mechanism.
Flipendo, the knockback Jinx, is a powerful Force Spell in Hogwarts Legacy used primarily to flip enemies and objects upside down.What kind of spell is Flipendo in Harry Potter? ›
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This theory became so popular that even Pottermore indicates that Flipendo is the Knockback Jinx's incantation on its list of spells. However, the term Flipendo had not yet been used in any official Harry Potter publication… but that was all about to change with the Wizarding World's expansion into a new medium.How do you get the flip spell in Hogwarts Legacy? ›
After completing Professor Garlick's first assignment, she will send another owl with more tasks and the promise of teaching the player Flipendo. The following tasks must be completed before players can learn the spell: Grow and harvest Fluxweed. Acquire all three combat plants and use them simultaneously.What is the famous spell in Harry Potter called? ›
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Roughly translated, Expelliarmus – the Disarming Charm – means 'to drive out a weapon' and that's what it does: forces the subject to drop whatever they're holding. Usually that's a wand, which is why it's often seen in duels, and Harry definitely took that to heart, given how much he used it in combat.What is Totalus spell in Harry Potter? ›
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Tarantallegra, the Dancing jinx, apparently causes uncontrollable jerking and twitching in the legs of the person against whom it is cast. It can apparently can be stopped by the Finite Incantatem charm. We first see this spell when it is cast against Harry by Malfoy in the Dueling Club.What is Ginny's spell? ›
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Overview. The Deletrius charm ends the display of previously-cast spells from a wand, that was previously triggered by use of the Prior Incantato charm.
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Overview. The Expelliarmus spell is the Disarming spell; it knocks the victim's weapon (usually a wand) out of his/her hands. It can also be used to knock other items out of the target's hands, but we seldom see this use. When it is performed with more power, one can blast the opponent off their feet.What is Hermione Granger's favorite spell? ›
8 Hermione Granger: Alohomora
If there is a spell to encapsulate the asset Hermione is to everyone's favorite magical trio, it has to be Alohomora. Alohomora is, fittingly, the spell that is used to unlock locks.
With its short cooldown, it is excellent for setting up and extending juggles. Its ability to flip objects instantly is useful for solving puzzles and exploring certain enemies' weaknesses. Additionally, the Flipendo spell is helpful in combat, breaking enemies' shields, as shown in the picture below.What is the difference between Depulso and Flipendo? ›
While Depulso also sends an object away from you, Flipendo, as a jinx rather than a charm, will do a similar effect but in a more forceful/offensive fashion.