Disarming Charm




Hand Movement





Disarms opponent


Though there was some controversy over it, Elizabeth Smudgling (c.1379) is belived to be the creator.

The Disarming Charm, also known as the Expelliarmus Spell or Disarming Spell (Expelliarmus) was a defensive charm which forced the victim to release whatever they were holding at the time

Casting and Effects

The Disarming Charm causes whatever an opponent is holding at the time — usually a wand — to fly high out of their reach.

The Disarming Charm always appears as a jet of red light; indeed, this is one of the things that makes it recognisable before the effects of the charm are seen. However the intensity of the light appears to correspond to the strength of the spell as a weak/moderate one creates a small flash of white light whereas a more powerful version manifests as a bright jet of scarlet light.

Variations of use

  • It is common to see this spell used in duels, to make an opponent release their wand.

Priori Incantatem

If two wands with the same core are forced to do battle with each other, the effect is a magical connection called Priori Incantatem. When Priori Incantatem occurred between Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter, the latter was using the Disarming Charm, a much weaker spell than the former.


English expel, meaning "remove" and Latin arma, meaning "weapon" or "the weapon".

OOC Dice Information

The Disarming Charm requires a player to be level 10 or higher.