Charms is a core class and subject. Unsurprisingly, it specialises in the teaching of charms. Even though mastering the science of charmwork is clearly essential to performing the greater part of magic, charmwork is seen as a "softer option" by some.


"I see Charms as a slightly lighter subject than Transfiguration which is very hard work. With Charms there would be a little more leeway for a little more personal creativity— "

J.K.Rowling expands on the nature of charms work



charm is a spell that adds certain properties to an object or creature. Charms are distinguished from transfigurations in that a charm adds or changes properties of an object; it focuses on altering what the object does as opposed to what the object is.1 For example, the Colour Change Charm causes something to flash different colours; the Levitation Charm causes an object to levitate; the Cheering Charm improves upon a creature's mood.

An object that has a lasting charm placed on it is called bewitched, though charms in general appear to last longer than other spells.

Further Reading




  • Illusion
  • Conjuration 
  • Kitchen Witchery
  • Weather Magic
  • Introduction to Folk Magic
  • Oneiromancy 
  • Acadian Folklore
  • Creative Charms
  • Introduction to Kemeticism
  • Aegyptian Heka
  • Britthonic Magic
  • Group Magic
  • Introduction to Mental Charms
  • Introduction to Oneiromancy
  • Introduction to Binding Magic
  • Wu & Gu
  • Advanced Binding Magic: Geas


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