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Avifors Spell
Incantation

Avifors
AH-vih-fors

Type

Charm

Hand Movement

Point wand at target

Light

Blue

Effect

Transforms small objects into birds

"However, mastering a transfiguration spell such as "Avifors" can be both rewarding and useful."
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2 on the Avifors Spell[src]

The Avifors Spell (Avifors) is a transformation spell which changes small objects or beasts into birds or flocks of birds in a burst of electric blue light.

This charm is learned in the First and revised in the Second-Year Transfiguration Class (or so, it is by Professor Minerva McGonagall).

Avifors should not be confused with the Bird-Conjuring Charm, whose incantation is a base in the etymology of this transfigurative charm.

When used offensively, as in dueling, a jet of blue light will shoot from the caster's wand and hit the target, which will erupt into a burst of electric-blue light and a flock of black bats, which promptly will fly away.

PracticionersEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin avis meaning bird, and "fors" (a suffix often used in transfiguration spells) is Latin for "chance, luck, fortune".

AppearancesEdit


Transfiguration (class)
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Professors: Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks: A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Known practitoners: Emeric Switch · Circe · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell ·
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts: Chair to cat · Match to needle · Snail to Teapot · Teacup to Rat · Switching Spell · Transforming Spell · Avifors Spell · Mice to Snuffboxes · Beetle Buttons · Rabbit Slippers · Teapot to tortoise · Draconifors Spell · Lapifors Spell · Vanishing Spell · Vera Verto · Owl to opera glasses · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Small Child to Rat · Meddling Man to Monkey
Branches of Transfiguration: Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
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