The World's Favorite Harry Potter Spell Is...

The muggles have spoken.

A complex conjuration that chases away soul-sucking Dementors is the world's favorite Harry Potter spell.

"Expecto Patronum" topped a list of magical incantations that author J.K. Rowling's fictional boy wizard and his friends performed.

The hex, which Professor Remus Lupin said in the books even "qualified wizards have difficulty with," was followed by the object-calling "Accio" and the item-levitating "Wingardium Leviosa" as fans' most favored.

Bloomsbury Children's Books ran the poll as part of its "Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells" on Thursday.

Here are the top 10 spells:

1
Expecto Patronum
Used to conjure a Patronus, a strong positive force in animal form, which protects from Dementors.
2
Accio
To call an object to you.
3
Wingardium Leviosa
To levitate objects.
4
Expelliarmus
To disarm your opponent.
5
Lumos
To ignite one's wand-tip to provide light.
6
Alohomora
To open locked windows and doors that weren't sealed off using magic.
7
Avada Kedavra
The most severe spell of all: it brings about instant death and is very difficult to block.
8
Sectumsempra
Gives your enemy a cut that will never heal.
9
Obliviate
To erase memories.
10
Riddikulus
To fight a Boggart, which is a physical manifestation of one's great fear, by giving it a comical appearance.

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