Advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts
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Galatea Merrythought


Advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts for Years 5 - 7

Advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts is the standard textbook for Years Five through Seven for advanced level defence against the dark arts at Hogwarts. Inside is information on various dark creatures, defensive techniques, dueling tips, as well as some spells and how they can be used both defensively and offensively. It is written by Galatea Merrythought. This book can be purchased at Florish and Blotts in Diagon Alley or at Tomes and Scrolls in Hogsmeade.

Level 6

  • Trip Jinx (Offendo) A jinx to trip up or impede the target

Level 10

  • Arania Exumai (Arania Exumai) Used to blast back Acromantulas or other large spiders.
  • Everte Statum (Everte statum) Causes a short burst of intense pain, which can make the victim stumble, but does not cause any lasting damage.

Level 13

  • Jelly-Fingers Curse (Digitulus Eebly) Causes the target's fingers to become almost jelly-like to make it uneasy for the victim to grasp objects.

Level 20

  • Salvio Hexia (Salvio Hexia) A defensive spell which presumably deflects hexes from the area.

Level 25

  • Shield Charm (Protego) Creates a quick, flash of a magical barrier to deflect physical entities and spells, in order to protect a certain person or area.

Level 30

Level 31

Level 34

  • Bedazzling Hex (Obscurum Absolutio) Used to conceal things from vision. Does not work on the living.

Level 35

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