Transfiguration is the magical art of changing the essence of an object, as opposed to simply changing the properties of said object. Transfiguration is very difficult and very dangerous, and it is ill-advised to be fooling around when performing it.
When Transfiguring, it is important to make firm and decisive wand movements, and not to twirl or wiggle the wand unnecessarily, or else the Transfiguration in question will certainly be unsuccessful. Then, one must form a clear mental picture of what they are wishing to create and speak loudly and clearly - more advanced wizards need not say an incantation at all.
The Switching Spell is a spell used for Transfigurations, used to change one thing into another, and the Vanishing Spell is a spell used to make something disappear; it is also an example of Transfiguration.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Pottermore - New From J. K. Rowling - The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pottermore - New From J. K. Rowling - A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration