Re: A Question About Wands
- From: Blon Fel Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen <bffpds@raxacoricofallapatoria>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 18:19:39 GMT
> Drusilla wrote:
>> DM wrote:
>>> I think some wizards can use wandless, it's just more difficult
>>> without a wand. And most likely, only certain spells can be cast
>>> wandlessly, such as those that require little or no resistance. Some
>>> suggest, and I agree, that highly emotional situations might bring
>>> out that uncontrolled, wandless magical ability.
Yes, really difficult spells (and weak wizards & witches) require a wand,
but the more powerful can achieve useful spell-work wandlessly. The most
important example would be a wandless Accio to summon a lost wand, which
I guess would be a major requirement for Auror trainees.
>>> This is just like incantation-free spells. I argued for a long time
>>> before HBP came out that non-verbal magic was possible. Too many
>>> disputed my speculations until HBP proved it was not only possible,
>>> but preferable.
Well, you were right; this is why I say fans are too quick to rule out
new ideas (new to us) when Rowling still has one more book to publish.
>> It was in Wikipedia where I read that Lupin had in fact used wandless
>> magic the first time we met him, in the train, and that was what looked
>> a difficult spell, which might imply he was a powerful wizard. I don't
>> have PoA at hand, so I can't say anymore. Anybody else remember?.
> I don't recall that, and I'm too lazy to get the book out. But, iirc,
> Lupin produced a firelight from his hands, which doesn't seem to me to
> be an extraordinary bit of wandless magic.
You & Drusilla seem to have missed my post earlier, here's my list again...
book 1 ch17 Quirrel conjures ropes by snapping his fingers
book 1 ch17 Dumbledore changes banners by clapping his hands
book 2 ch17 Harry uses Fawkes' power to levitate three people
book 3 ch02 Harry transforms his Aunt Marge into a balloon
book 3 ch02 Harry makes a door open merely by approaching it
book 3 ch03 barman Tom lights a fire by clicking his fingers
book 3 ch05 Lupin conjures shivering flames cupped in his hands
book 3 ch19 Snape accios the ends of the cords binding Lupin
book 4 ch25 Barty Jr (impersonating Moody) accios a parchment
book 4 ch33 Voldemort blackens Wormtail's tattoo with one finger,
thus hurting Harry, and summoning his Death Eaters
book 5 ch01 Harry uses Lumos to locate his wand in the dark
If anyone can add to this list, please write in.
Blon Fel Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen
Free Margaret Blaine now!
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