"As we were leaving,you know, the snake was coming for us, and so I cast a Blasting Curse, and it rebounded everywhere"
-- Hermione (DH17)
The Blasting Curse causes the target to explode.
History and Notes
- In the All-England Wizarding Duelling Competition of 1430, Alberta Toothill defeated Samson Wiblin, who was the favorite, using a Blasting Curse (FW).
References from the canon
- Cast by Harry at the sidecar that had fallen off the flying motorbike; it exploded, knocking one Death Eater off his broom and making another fall back (DH4).
- Cast by Hermione in Bathilda Bagshot's house when Nagini was coming for her and Harry; the spell ricocheted around the room, exploding a mirror and destroying Harry's holly and Phoenix-feather wand. She later referred to it as the Blasting Curse (DH17).
- Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter discuss whether to use this curse to destroy the Experimental Time-Turner (CC3.16).
Magic Type Curses Dark Magic Magical effect
"confringo" L. to smash, crush; to ruin, undo
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