Harry: "Professor, when I was in the graveyard, there was a moment when Voldemort's wand and mine sort of... connected."
Dumbledore: "Priori Incantatem."
— Harry Potterand Albus Dumbledore discussing Priori Incantatem
Priori Incantatem
Charm information

Prior Incantato

Light color:



Relieves previous

Priori Incantatem occures automatically when two wands of the same core duel together. When this occurs, the previous spell each wand has cast will be shown in some form.

Major UsesEdit

This charm was unintentionally used in the Battle of Little Hangleton, where Cedric Diggory, James and Lily Potter, Bertha Jorkins, and Frank Bryce's ghosts, or "echos" appeared.


  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Film)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Video game)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Film)

The charm occurring on Pottermore

  • LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4
  • Pottermore


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