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Powerful spells are bound by something even more powerful… the moon, a comet, a doppelgänger. The Other Side was made 2,000 years ago, and it still exists. That means she must have bound it to something that could exist just as long.


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One of the defining characteristics of a witch is their ability to cast spells; a "spell" being the word used to signify the means employed to carry out a magical action. A spell could consist of a ritual action, a set of words, a verse, or any combination of these, many of which are archived in books known as Grimoires.

For reasons unknown, the majority of spells used by practitioners of Spirit Magic and Traditional Magic are spoken in an ancient language very similar to Latin. However, witches who practice other forms of magic have been known to use spells in different languages; for example, the nine covens of New Orleans, which practices Ancestral Magic, performs their spells in French or French Creole, while the Travelers, practicing Traveler Magic, typically perform their spells in Czech. Dahlia and Freya Mikaelson has shown to perform spells using an yet to be identified Ancient Magic in Old Norse, similar to the modern-day Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Danish and Swedish.

Biological Spells

Biological spells allow witches to affect the organic tissue of a living being, changing the state of a body and its processes. Although, it is most commonly used for healing.

  • Pain Reduction Spell: A spell that can be used to reduce the physical pain of another person. While the pain diminishes, the spell however does not have any real healing properties.
    • Incantation: Asinta Mulaf Hinto, Sho Bala.
    • Used by: In Masquerade, Bonnie Bennett performed this spell on Elena, in order to reduce the pain of the injuries the latter suffered because of the spell that linked her to her doppelgänger, Katherine.
  • Healing Spell: A spell that is able to instantaneously heal the injuries of a person through the use of magic much like vampire blood. It is capable of healing someone from a severe car crash. Such spells can be performed at a different levels of speed and effectiveness.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: Emily Bennett practiced healing spells although Damon states in The Return it took her years to learn to use them. Over a century later, Bonnie Bennett, her descendant also showed a high level of healing during her time of practicing Expression. In Pictures of You she rapidly recovered from a vampire's bite, nearly healing instantaneously. Freya Mikaelson has shown to be highly proficient in healing spells using it three times; in Sanctuary she healed Rebekah's broken hand and twice, to heal the deceased bodies of Vincent Griffith in I Love You, Goodbye, whose body had been badly charred in an explosion, and Eva Sinclair in Ashes to Ashes, whose throat had been slashed.
  • Paralysis Spell: A spell used to paralyze a target's body, including even those of vampires, which has the effect of preventing them from moving at all.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In Disturbing Behavior, Gloria performed this spell on Stefan Salvatore in order to prevent him from moving so that she could extract information from him about Elena, whom she saw in a vision with Esther's Talisman.
  • Preservation Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to preserve their own or the body of another being. Such a spell protects the deceased's body from any form of decay indefinitely.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In Dangerous Liaisons, Esther tells Elena that the witch Ayana performed this spell on her at the point of the latter's death so that she may one day return to her body and undo the vampire plague she created. In Live Through This, it was revealed that a similar spell was used on Julian's body. Presumably cast by the Heretics, they hoped to one day reunite his trapped spirit, within the phoenix stone, with his body.
  • Sleeping Beauty Spell: A spell that allows a witch to induce a mystical coma onto a target whose waking time is tied to another's death. The target's body is kept at perfect health and preserved until they wake up. The spell ensured that with the caster's death, became irreversible and that should the spell be tampered with, as to exploit a loophole, both linked targets shall die.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Target, Blood of linked individual
    • Used by: In I'm Thinking Of You All The While, Kai performed this spell, which was suggested by Lily Salvatore; sending Elena into a preserved sleep, linking both her life and that of Bonnie's. So long a Bonnie was alive, Elena would stay asleep. Kai wanted, in part, to make Damon suffer by making him choose between his best friend and his girlfriend.
  • Blood Gathering Spell: A simple spell that enables a witch to telekinetically gather and collect blood of a specific target to one point, whether it is the witch's own blood or that of another.
    • Davina's Incantation: Venez sanguis. Venez sanguis, Venez sanguis la force de la bête à moi.
    • Finn's Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Vincent's Incantation: Venez sanguinem au moi
    • Requirements: Target's blood
    • Used by: In From a Cradle to a Grave, Davina used this spell to gather what was left of Klaus's blood that splattered on a car not too far from the Abattoir. She did this in an attempt to save as many vampires as she can from the poison of the werewolf bite, but what she collected was only enough for a single vampire, whom was given to Josh. In Heart Shaped Box, Finn, in order to save his sister's life, used his magic to draw the blood from her wound upwards through the coffin and the ground so that she could be detected by Klaus. In No More Heartbreaks, Vincent performs a similar spell to collect what remains of Lucien's blood in an attempt to heal the poisoned Cami.
  • Fertility Spell: An unknown ritual related to fertility.
    • Incantation: In Unum Edito, Dominus Sae Domina. Cuplas Sino Liberos.
    • Requirements: A witch's talisman
    • Used by: In Wheel Inside the Wheel, Dahlia performed this unknown spell over a fire in her cottage while she was holding her necklace.
  • Corruption Detection Spell: A spell that allows a witch to test for magic infused in a target's body.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Blood of the Target
    • Used by: In Behind the Black Horizon, Davina, fearing for Kol, performed this spell on his blood and found that the Ancestors corrupted her resurrection spell and infused him with their magic.

Boundary & Sealing Spells

Boundary spells allow witches to erect invisible barriers surrounding a set space for a set amount of time, preventing beings from entering or leaving said location. However, they do not affect inanimate objects. Several Boundary Spells are tied to astrological events such as lunar or solar phases. Sealing Spells are a more potent form of boundary spells when couple with the casting witch's blood; when done, the spells are nearly impossible to break.

  • Tomb Sealing Spell: A powerful spell used to entrap vampires within a certain area. The area would be sealed to allow a vampire enter but prevent them from coming out
    • Requirements: Emily's Talisman and Comet / 2 Witches , Pentagram, 5 Torches
    • Used by: Emily Bennett performed this spell upon Fell's church in order to save the tomb vampires from burning. In History Repeating, Damon reveals this information to Stefan, telling him that Katherine and the other vampires had been spared.
  • Tomb Sealing Counter Spell: A spell that is able to reverse the effects of the Tomb Spell. When performing the spell, the boundary will be opened, allowing vampires to enter, but not leave. With enough magic, the seal can be lifted, breaking the boundary completely.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Salves Nas Ex Malon, Terra Mora Vantis Quo Incandis, Et Vasa Quo Ero Signos.
    • Requirements: Pentagram drawn on the ground, Four torches representing Earth, Air, Fire, Water, A bottle of water.
    • Used by: In Fool Me Once, Sheila and Bonnie Bennett used this spell to lift the Tomb Spell cast by Emily Bennett 145 years prior, because the original spell was impossible to break unless one knew exactly how it was done by her. The spell proved to be exhausting and powerful when they had to lift the seal and not just open the door of the tomb. In By the Light of the Moon, the more skilled witch at the time, Jonas Martin, later performed this spell at Elijah and Elena's request to free Stefan from the tomb by channeling a full moon.
  • Unsealing Spell: A spell that enables an enchanted door to open; it is possible they could be used in conjunction with the Tomb Spell.
    • First Incantation: Phasmatos Siprum, Emnis Abortum, Fasila Quisa Exilum San.
    • Second Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Melan Veras, Et Vasa Quisa, Exu Quisa.
    • Used by: In Our Town and The Ties That Bind, respectively, Bonnie Bennett performed these spells upon Esther's magically sealed coffin, though the spells failed.
  • Doorway Sealing Spell: A spell used to lock and seal a opening of a passage.
    • Incantation: Vis porta.
    • Used by: In Live Through This, Bonnie Bennett used this spell to seal a doorway when she and Enzo were running from Oscar. It is also possible that she used the same spell to seal the Salvatore Crypt in which Elena's body was placed. Both spells were eventually siphoned away.
  • Room Isolation Spell: A modified version of the Tomb Spell in order to seal a room. Vampires are able to enter but unable to exit it. This spell typically erects an invisible barrier to prevent one from leaving.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In Masquerade, Bonnie Bennett cast a minor version of the tomb spell on a room in the Lockwood Mansion that would trap Katherine, Stefan and Damon so that none of the guests are aware of the fight going on. She later adapted the spell once again to prevent humans, Elena and Alaric, from leaving the location in By the Light of the Moon and The Sun Also Rises, respectively. Liv Parker would perform a similar spell, in While You Were Sleeping and The Day I Tried To Live, so that Elena could not feed on innocents and again so that Damon and Elena could not stop her from taking revenge on Kai, respectively. Nora performed a similar spell within the Salvatore house to prevent Caroline from leaving the room they tortured her in. She would later give the spell 'slack' telling Caroline that she could use some space to stretch her legs, in Never Let Me Go.
  • Fire Boundary Spell: The spell allows the witch to trap individuals within a circle of fire. They would be unable to escape, and any attempt to do so would cause a surge in the fire's intensity.
    • Requirements: Subjects, Fire
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In The Last Day, Greta Martin used this spell during the Sacrifice Ritual to keep the intended sacrifices (Jenna Sommers, Elena Gilbert and Jules) trapped during the blood sacrifice.
  • Fire Boundary Counter Spell: The spell allows the witch to undo a fire boundary spell, extinguishing the trap.
    • Requirements: Subjects, Fire
    • Incantation: Namia Exum Solvos
    • Used by: In The Sun Also Rises, Greta Martin to extinguish one of the fire circles.
  • Threshold Spell: An ancient spell that dates back to the creation of vampires. The spell bars entry to vampires into the boundaries of a property or home that is owned by a living person (including witches, werewolves, Doppelgängers, etc.)
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: Though not much is known about the creation of this spell, it was presumably created by the Spirits of Nature that turned against Esther when she created the first vampires. In Ordinary People, Rebekah recounts the consequences of becoming vampires in which she states Neighbors who had opened their homes to us could now keep us out. In Never Let Me Go, Bonnie states to Matt that the reason vampires are unable to cross the threshold of owned property (by the living) was due to magic. It is also worthy to note that there is no known magical loophole to this spell. As the only way to removed the spell is for the owner of the property to die, which has been shown on numerous occasions. Bonnie goes on to state that for in order to reenact the spell and to reseal the house, they'll have to sign over the deed to someone else. Should a vampire be within the bounds of a property of which the deed is signed over to another, the vampires within will magically and forcibly pulled/pushed from the house, as seen with Stefan and Caroline.
  • Blood-Knot Sealing Spell: A powerful spell unique to the Bennett bloodline that utilizes the power from two generations of witches to seal an object.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Blood from a specific bloodline
    • Used by: In Dangerous Liaisons, Esther reveals that when she died, her friend and mentor, the Witch Ayana, performed this spell upon Esther's coffin after she preserved her body. It is unknown if two generations of witches is required to seal the object, though the spell lasted for nearly 1000 years before two Bennett witches could open the coffin.
  • Blood-Knot Unsealing Spell: A powerful unsealing spell that requires the power of two generations of witches to open a certain object. The two generations of witches have to be directly related such as a mother and daughter.
    • Incantation: Sigalis Intransium, Exalis Exalis, Omnas Quisa Operum, Sigalis Intransium, Exalis Exalis. Omnaben Libras, Sigalis Intransium, Exalis Exalis. Omnas Quisa Operum, Exalis Exalis.
    • Requirements: 2 generations of witches from the same bloodline (Mother and daughter of the Bennett Bloodline)
    • Used by: In Bringing Out The Dead, Abby and Bonnie Bennett performed this spell upon Esther's coffin, freeing her, Breaking Ayana's original spell.
  • Bennett Sealing Spell: A unique spell of the Bennett witch line that utilizes their magic (or Blood) to make a potent sealing spell near impossible to break without the specific ingredients.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos veras nos ex malom. Terra mora vantis quo incandis per vasa quo errum signos
    • Requirements: Bennett Witch
    • Used by: In Bringing Out The Dead, it is revealed that Abby Bennett Wilson performed this, or a similar spell on Mikael's tomb after desiccating him. It is unknown how the spell was lifted for Katherine to locate and free Mikael. In I'm Thinking Of You All The While Bonnie performed this spell on the Salvatore crypt, which housed Elena's coffin, so that her body would be protected from vampires seeking the cure. This spell was destroyed when the Heretics siphoned away the spell. In Somebody That I Used to Know, it is revealed that Virginia had Lucy Bennett performed the same spell on the Armory's Vault, sealing it shut so that no other witch except a Bennett could unseal. In Kill 'Em All, Bonnie, after unsealing the vault, performed this spell on the Armory, sealing the entire building, so that what ever was released from the vault could not escape. The spell was later siphoned away by Lizzie and Josie.
  • Bennett Unsealing Spell: A direct counter spell to undo the Bennett Sealing spell; only a Bennett witch is capable of performing.
    • Incantation: Terra Mora Vantis Quo Incandis, per Vasa Quo Errum Signos. Phasmatos selvus Terra Mora Vantis Quo Incandis, per Vasa Errum Quo Signos. Phasmatos selvus nos ex malom terra mora Vantis Quo Incandis per Vasa Quo Errum Signos. Terra Mora Vantis Quo Incandis.
    • Requirements: Bennett Witch
    • Used by: In Kill 'Em All, Bonnie performed this spell on the Armory's Vault, opening it for Alex.
  • Esther's Boundary Spell: This spell creates a barrier that is able to selectively trap certain species, such as Vampires, within a boundary drawn with salt. It is powerful enough to surround locations as large as an entire school.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: A line of salt, a binding agent, is drawn surrounding the area
    • Used by: In Do Not Go Gentle, The Original Witch, Esther Mikaelson used this spell outside on Mystic Falls High School, preventing any vampires from following her and Elena. Humans however, were able to walk right pass it.
  • Boundary Counter Spell: This spell is used to reverse a salt binding boundary spell.
    • Incantation: Merabas Hic Libatal, Confremun Signas. Omus Quisa Tentum Exalis, Merabas Hic Libatal. Confremun Signas. Omus Quisa Tentum Exalis.
    • Requirements: 6 candles
    • Used by: In Do Not Go Gentle, Bonnie Bennett has used this spell under Klaus' command in an attempt to reverse the boundary spell performed by Esther around Mystic Falls High School.
  • Traveler Sealing Spell: The spell allows the Travelers to seal off a certain location, entrapping anyone within with an invisible barrier.
    • Incantation: Otum adnarvet esnavit atim.
    • Used by: In No Exit, the Travelers, on Wes' request, to seal Enzo and Damon inside a house. They seemed to have control over who could and couldn't leave, however, as they let Enzo out.
  • Sacred Ground Sealing Spell: The spell functions by closing off a certain to location to all vampires. The only way they could enter was through an invitation by the witch who cast the spell. The spell remained in effect even after Jane-Anne's death, however, after Sophie's death, the spell was lifted, implying that it was bound to Sophie's life.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In Sinners and Saints, Sophie and possibly Jane-Anne Deveraux, used this spell shortly following their failed attempt at the Harvest in order to seal of the Lafayette Cemetery from Vampires.
  • Confinement Spell: The spell is generally used by Sacrificial Witches to protect their sources of power (sacrifices). A binding circle is drawn using a concoction of various ingredients that form a white powder. When is it drawn on the ground, the spell confines a person or object within the marked space, preventing anyone else from entering. It is a convoluted spell that can be broken by powerful binding agents such as rock salt, volcanic ash, eye of newt or the blood of a more potent witch.
    • Used by: In Dance Back from the Grave, Papa Tunde performed this spell on a few unnamed vampires before setting his sights on the Original Vampire, Rebekah Mikaelson. When complete, Rebekah was completely immobile (desiccated), and the spell prevented entry so that no one could move her while he was channeling her strength and healing abilities. It was later used by Finn (in possession of Vincent) to protect his father and later his mother whom he was channeling in Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire.
  • Mary-Alice's Boundary Spell: The spell will be bound to an object that is supposed to be pinned down on a gate surrounding the location.
    • Requirements: Object as a binding agent
    • Used by: In The Map of Moments, Mary-Alice used this spell to prevent anyone from entering the dowager's house by sticking a doll's head onto the gate.
  • Ancestral Sealing Spell: This spell sealed a set location, baring entry to all, other than that of a witch from the ancestral line of the original witch who cast the spell.
    • Requirements: Blood of a Claire (Specific Bloodline) Witch
    • Used by: In Chasing the Devil’s Tail, Kol reveals to Davina that Mary-Alice Claire used this spell to prevent anyone, especially Kol, from entering their crypt, known as the 'playhouse', where they created dark objects and schemed against Klaus. Mary-Alice tells Astrid this just prior to being seal in the Dowager's House
  • Boundary Manipulation Spell: The spell allows a witch to manipulate the effects of a boundary spell placed by another witch. It can allow the witch to turn around the boundary's effects, for example, a spell that is supposed to keep people out will keep people trapped inside of a certain location.
    • Requirements: Binding agent of the boundary spell
    • Incantation: Aven safa sa belise, de la mer...
    • Used by: In The Map of Moments, one of Klaus' witch allies used this spell to turn Mary-Alice's spell against her and Astrid by trapping them in the dowager's mansion, as well as to curse the entire place by ensuring that once a person is inside, they can no longer leave.
  • Imprisonment Destruction Spell: A spell that utilized raw magical power to break through (reverse) a complex imprisoning spell placed on a building.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the binding agent
    • Incantation: Destruccive glas stav enfala. Destruccive glas stav enfala.
    • Used by: In Sanctuary, Freya used this spell in order to free herself and Rebekah of the Asylum's spell.
  • Sacrificial Boundary Spell: A powerful spell that can trap dozens of people inside of a building. If touched, the boundary will severely burn the person trying to pass through. The spell has to be bound to an incredibly powerful sacrifice, something long-lived and indestructible, such as an original vampire.
    • Requirements: Powerful sacrifice as a binding agent
    • Incantation: None
    • Used by: In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Finn used this powerful spell in order to trap the werewolves and the vampires inside of the Abattoir by binding the spell to Mikael, an original vampire.
  • Ancestral Boundary Reversal Spell: The spell allows a witch to undo a boundary spell, however if the boundary spell is bound to a powerful object, reversing it would be impossible without the binding agent. It was later confirmed as the same spell used to disrupt any form of magic.
    • Requirements: Two or more witches
    • Incantation: Singuinata Venet a Superem
    • Used by: In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Davina and Kol attempted this spell in order to reverse Finn's boundary spell, however, they were unsuccessful. The most that could be done was to disrupt the spell for a single minute.
  • Finn's Boundary Spell: Through a hand gesture towards the target, the witch can trap a certain person inside of an undetermined space.
    • Incantation: Kembe Po transi
    • Used by: In The Devil is Damned, Finn used this spell in order to prevent Elijah from coming anywhere near him when he came for Hope.
  • Lunar Boundary Spell: The spell will be bound to the moon and will last until the next moonrise.
    • Requirements: Moon as a binding agent.
    • Used by: In Le Grand Guignol, Celeste used this spell in order to only trap the Originals inside of the City of the Dead. Vampires such as Marcel could leave the confinements of the boundary. In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Genevieve later used a similar spell to trap Kieran inside of the attic of St. Anne's so that he would not hurt Cami prior to his death.
  • Expression Lunar Boundary Spell: A witch is able to close off an open space by erecting an invisible barrier simply through focusing. The target will be trapped inside of a certain location. The spell is bound to the new moon, therefore, it will wear off in 3 to 4 days.
    • Requirements: Expression, New Moon
    • Used by: In A View to a Kill, Bonnie Bennett used this spell in order to trap Klaus Mikaelson inside the Gilbert living room after Elena and Jeremy killed his brother Kol.
  • Solar Boundary Spell: The spell is bound to the sun, therefore, the targets will be trapped inside of a certain location until sundown that day.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Sun as a binding agent
    • Used by: In Handle with Care, Silas used this spell, whom he learned from Qetsiyah, in order to trap her and Stefan inside of her cabin so that he could find the Anchor's location before she could.
  • Qetsiyah's Imprisonment Spell: The enchanted vines will keep the target in place. The vines can't be broken by anyone until the witch who cast the spell reverses it.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Vines
    • Used by: In Original Sin, Qetsiyah used this spell in order to subdue Stefan so that she could link him and his doppelgänger Silas.
  • Expression Tomb Raising Spell: The spell unsealing a powerful tomb spell surrounding an Island simply through focusing.
    • Requirements: Bennett Witch, Expression, Complete Hunter's Mark, Perfectly symmetrical circle
    • Used by: In Down the Rabbit Hole, Bonnie Bennett performed this spell, while using Expression and the completed Hunter's Mark from Jeremy, in order to open, unseal and reveal the tomb to the world's first immortal, Silas. Spefically it requires a powerful Bennett witch to perform the spell, a descendant to the witch that originally spelled the tomb.
  • Qetsiyah's Tomb Sealing Spell: The powerful sealing spell that was cast around theThe Island to prevent Silas from escaping his eternity of desiccation.
    • Requirements: Bennett Witch, Expression, Perfectly symmetrical circle
    • Used by: Qetsiyah performed this spell to seal away the world's first immortal, Silas. This spell was carefully crafted with such unique ingredients, that it was one of the most difficult sealing spells to break, lasting since the first century. In We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes, Shane reveals the origins of Silas's fate and the spell that entombed him.
  • Sire-Line Boundary Spell: An augmented “invitation” spell that prevents entry of vampires into a certain location, other than vampires of the sire-line whom the spell was cast upon. This particular spell gave sanctuary to a vampire from other vampires like that of Humans owning property.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: In You Hung the Moon, Lucien's Witch, Alexis, presumably cast this spell on is penthouse suite to prevent entry of all vampires, other than those from the same sire-line.
  • Rebekah's Boundary Spell: A spell that creates a boundary bound by a circle of salt around a target that the witch wishes to protect, keeping anyone outside from entering the circle.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Circle of Salt, Ring of Candles
    • Used by: In Beautiful Mistake, Rebekah, in Eva Sinclair's body, performed this spell around her original, vampiric body to keep anyone from coming near it.
  • Semipermeable Boundary Spell: A spell that creates a boundary that allows a witch to trap a specific target while allowing anyone else to cross between it. While the bound person cannot leave of his or her’s own free will, they can be pulled from the boundary by another.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Circle of Salt, Runes
    • Used by: In The Other Girl in New Orleans, Freya Mikaelson performed this spell on the restrained Tristan de Martel in order to torture and question him of the whereabouts of their sister, Rebekah. In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Freya later adapted this spell, in the form of a semi-circle from wall to wall, to prevent a transitioning Cami from leaving the compound, on Klaus’ request.
  • Barrier Spell: The spell allows a witch to erect a boundary spell quickly on a small vicinity around them. As it lacks preparation or binding agents, the spell is maintained by the will of the castor.
    • Incantation: Non-verbal
    • Requirements: Focus
    • Used by: In Behind the Black Horizon, Freya Mikaelson performed this spell in order to protect her brothers Finn and Elijah from Lucien. This spell was cast with great focus and a hand pose.

Cloaking & Illusion Spells

Cloaking spells allow witches to either render a being, location, or object physically undetectable to the senses or magically undetectable by locator spells, making it so that magic cannot track them.

Illusion spells are an advanced form of Cloaking spells that allow witches to project into the mind of a target and affect the senses to perceive a false reality of a being, location or object which they can then manipulate.

  • Illusory Cloaking Spell: The spell allows a witch to cloak themselves and their targets be it a person, object or certain locations completely. However, It's magic can be disrupted by magical objects. The distance in which a witch is able to cloak their target is directly proportionate to their level of skill.
  • Disillusionment Spell: The spell allows a witch to counter an illusory cloaking spells, revealing magically hidden objects.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Oculacs
    • Used by: In Woke Up With a Monster, Malachai Parker used this spell to reveal a bloody, corpse to Elena, whom he had take hostage.
  • Gemini Cloaking Spell: A spell used to shield oneself from a locator spell and disrupts visions trying to pinpoint their location. It can also be used on a group of people so long as they stay in a reasonably close approximation to the witch casting it.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: A ring of candles, Salt and Iron powder
    • Direction: An intricate pattern is drawn within the ring using the salt and iron powder. After which, the witch steps into the center of the circle and enters a trance state.
    • Used by: In Rescue Me, Hazel had been performing this spell for 4 months to hide Stefan's last Doppelgänger, Tom Avery, from the Travelers. Luke Parker later used the same spell to hide Elena and Stefan from Markos and the Travelers in What Lies Beneath.
  • Silencing Spell: The spell works by throwing a handful of salt into a lighted candle. As long as the candle is lit, no one, including vampires and hybrids will be able to hear anything. Instead, all they will hear is sizzling sound.
    • Incantation: None
    • Requirements: A lit candle, Salt
    • Used by: In Rescue Me, Liv Parker used this spell in order to keep Tyler from listening in on her and Jeremy's conversation.
  • Esther's Privacy Spell: As long as the sage burns, no one will be able to overhear anything from the room in which it burns.
    • Requirements: Burning sage
    • Used by: Esther used this spell in Dangerous Liaisons, in order to keep her children from overhearing her and Elena's conversation. Bonnie later tried the same spell but was unable to perform it in All My Children. It was also used by Freya so that she and Hayley could torture Aurora without disruption in Out of the Easy. The Strix witch, Madison, used this spell in order to keep Vincent and Camille from hearing Klaus in Dead Angels.
  • Esther's Cloaking Spell: A powerful cloaking spell developed and used to hide specifically from locator spells.
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used By: Esther has used this spell on at least two occasions. Once in Do Not Go Gentle to successfully hide from Bonnie's locator spell (original body) and then again in Wheel Inside the Wheel, while possessing the witch Lenore, to keep Elijah hidden from Klaus and his allies.
  • Traveler Cloaking Spell: A powerful cloaking spell developed to hide a target even from the all seeing Spirits
    • Requirements: Traveler Magic
    • Used by: Markos, or presumably his travelers cast this spell to hide Markos so that his plans to undo the curse could be kept a secret from the Witches on the Other Side. Grams mentions in Resident Evil that who ever came through the Anchor was hiding and that what ever was happening to the Other Side had the Witches scared.
  • Essence Reveal Spell: The spell allows a witch to unveil and detect concealed mystical essences within talismans or relics.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Target Object
    • Used by: In Never Let Me Go, Bonnie performed this spell on the Phoenix Stone when she could not sense any magic emanating from it.
  • Ancestral Illusory Spell: The spell allows ancestral witches to project an illusion over an entire location, transforming it such that unwanted intruders perceive it to be an infinite maze and will walk in circles. However, it is not powerful enough to deceive the sire-bond as such, sired hybrids are still able to sense the location of their sires.
    • Requirements: Place of power (e.g. Lafayette Cemetery), The Ancestors
    • Used by: In From a Cradle to a Grave, Monique, Abigail and Genevieve in collaboration with the Ancestors performed a massive illusory spell to hide from Klaus and Elijah while they attempted to sacrifice Hope. The spell created a never ending maze of Lafayette Cemetery that would confuse and disorient those trapped within.
  • Ancestral Cloaking Spell: The spell will cloak several people so that the location seems empty to anyone outside as long as the witches continue chanting.
    • Incantation:
      • Davina's Incantation: ...keschede sede ni canun keschede senu ni...
      • Kaleb's Incantation: ...excede canun infenun da ba nunc ca nun,senon canu ni...
    • Requirements: Two or more witches are required, lit candles.
    • Used by: In Live and Let Die, Davina and Kol (possessing the witch Kaleb) used this spell in order to cloak themselves and Mikael from Klaus, though when Davina was knocked out, the spell ended.
  • Decoy Spell: A spell that uses the practice of representational magic to allow a witch to craft the illusion of the target's presence onto a clay doll, replicating it's power source. However, the illusion only lasts for as long as the witch focuses on the spell.
    • Incantation: Sin eh-tey ex avan-ha vin tan-took koh.
    • Requirements: Golem, Beating heart, Blood of target, Crushed herbs, A lit candle
    • Used by: In Fire with Fire, Rebekah Mikaelson performed this spell in order to aid her sister, Freya, and brother, Elijah, in their plan to defeat Dahlia, by luring her to the Compound through the use of a Golem which represented Hope.
  • Glamour Spell: A powerful spell that can grant a person the appearance of another. The spell is performed by obtaining the hair of the target and using it as a conduit on a poppet which serves as the anchor of the spell. The spell is activated once the poppet is dipped into blood (presumingly of the person whose appearance the target is taking). Should the witch wish to remove the glamour, the poppet needs to be burned.
    • Incantation: Kache l'nan san. Jen chèch je yo.
    • Requirements: Dozens of Candles, Bowl of Blood, Target's Hair, Poppet, Animal Bones
    • Used by: In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Freya Mikaelson and Vincent Griffith performed this spell by channeling one another in order to grant Camile the appearance of Aurora, Tristan's sister, so she could lead Tristan into a trap, the activated Serratura.
  • Regent Cloaking Spell: A powerful spell that regent witches of New Orleans can use to completely hide the whereabouts of individual people.
    • Incantation: Cœur là vous votre tai ma say tou...
    • Requirements: Dozens of Candles, Animal Bones, Stones, Power of Regent
    • Used by: In You Hung the Moon, Davina first performed this spell as Regent to conceal Hayley's presence. In Dead Angels, Vincent Griffith later performed this spell by channeling the power as regent to conceal Camile's location even from an equally powerful witch (Freya).
  • Diversion Spell: A spell to prevent witches from finding the true location of a target by deviating their presence to a set location. Therefore any witch performing a locator spell will be drawn to said false location.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Target's Blood, Burning sage, Oleander, Spotted Owl Feather, Candles
    • Used by: In An Old Friend Calls, Kol designed the spell for Freya to perform in order to divert Klaus' true location, and make it appear that her was in New Orleans.

Curses & Hexes

Curses and Hexes are powerful spells that allow witches to cause either harm or damage to fall upon a victim that commonly comes with long-lasting, slowed or delayed effects. Several are ritualistic in nature and may require physical contact with the target of the spell or with an object owned by it or a part of his/her body such as nails, hairs or blood.

  • The Travelers' Curse: An extremely powerful curse that turns nature against a tribe of people, such as the Travelers. The curse worked by ensuring that should the Travelers ever settle down somewhere, natural disasters would ensue.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: A coven of powerful and ancient witches performed this spell 2000 years ago upon the once powerful witches that would later become known as the Travelers. The spell massively restricted their power and kept them from ever settling down as a tribe. Markos reveals the Traveler's plight to Damon in Man on Fire.
  • The Hybrid Curse: A powerful spell performed 1000 years ago that suppresses a hybrid's werewolf side. It works by channeling the power of the full moon into a moonstone while using the blood of a doppelgänger as a binding agent.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Full moon, Moonstone, Doppelgänger's blood as a binding agent, Salt, Fire
    • Used by: Esther, the Original Witch, performed this spell upon her son, at her husband Mikael's command, in order to suppress Klaus' werewolf side. Elijah reveals to Elena that Nature would not stand for such an imbalance of power, that a hybrid would be deadlier than any werewolf or vampire. Therefore the witches, the servants of nature, saw to it that the first hybrid's werewolf side would become dormant. A flashback in Always and Forever reveals Elijah and Mikael binding Klaus in order for Esther to cast the spell after his first transformaton.
  • The Hybrid Release Ritual: The spell undoes the Hybrid Curse placed on the Original Hybrid Niklaus, thereby allowing him to embrace the powers of a vampire and a werewolf after the requisite sacrifices have been completed. At the start of the ritual, the suppressed hybrid must first extract the heart of a werewolf, kill a vampire and drain the blood of a human Petrova Doppelgänger.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Salve Sorce Das. Phasmatos Eliximo Nominum, EtrinoxSorce Sotero Callux Oxtara.
    • Requirements: Petrova Doppelgänger (human), Vampire, Werewolf, Moonstone, Full Moon
    • Used by: In The Sun Also Rises, Greta Martin performed this ritual on Klaus using Jules (werewolf), Jenna (vampire) and Elena (doppelgänger) as the necessary components to break the original spell.
  • Death Induction Spell: This spell is performed by drawing power from the candles and using it to boil the belonging of the spell's target into liquid. The spell takes effect immediately, causing the victim to throw up blood, have painful aneurisms. One of the signs that the victim is under this curse are their blood-shot eyes.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos incendere ad pulvox.
    • Requirements: Target's personal belonging, Several candles
    • Used by: In Fade Into You, Joshua Parker performed this spell on his own daughter Josette, deciding to sacrifice her for the well-being of his coven. The spell's effects however were undone by Elena's blood.
  • Insanity Hex: A curse invoked by tracing a symbol on the victim's hand while using the power of a cursed rosary, used to induce madness. The spell will drive the victim insane to a point where they become violent and kill. If a Hex like this is allowed to set in for too long, it can no longer be reversed. It is explained that hexes like this begin with magic, but after a while they alter the very chemistry of the brain, making them irreversible.
    • Agnes' Incantation: Deja fou.
    • Bastiana's Incantation: Torsion fou mort de l'espirit.
    • Requirements: Physical contact, Dark Object (The Rosary of Madness)
    • Used by: This spell was performed by two elders, Agnes (Sinners and Saints) and Bastianna (Crescent City) on two priests, Sean O'Connell (Kieran's nephew), and Kieran O'Connell, respectively, in order to drive them into madness, to kill and eventually commit suicide.
  • Poppet Death Curse: The spell is performed by stabbing a poppet with a needle while chanting. The victim will experience shortness of breathe, cold chills, weakness, vomiting blood and then unconsciousness. The victim will eventually die in a span of two days.
    • Incantation: Purger l'interieur, éteindre la lumiere dans cette font.
    • Requirements: A poppet, Needle
    • Used by: In A Closer Walk With Thee, Monique used this spell to curse a poppet, who she linked to Hayley in an attempt to kill her baby at the request of the Ancestors.
  • Death Curse: This curse allows a witch to punish someone by condemning them to a slow, supposedly irreversible death. In case of possession, it also allows the witch to trap the possessor spirits in the body of their vessels, so that they can't escape the curse.
    • Incantation: O se kwe pe se.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the victim
    • Used by: In Sanctuary, Finn used this spell in order to punish Kol for his betrayal, binding his soul to his body to die a slow, painful death.
  • Ancestral Death Curse: This curse allows ancestral witches, either living or dead, to condemn a target to die by magic, causing them to bleed from the eyes and mouth. This spell can be set on a countdown such as at the stroke of midnight the target. This spell is most similar as to how ancestral spirits punish living witches.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Target, Place of power (e.g. Lafayette Cemetery)
    • Used by: Esther, Finn or the Ancestral Spirits set this curse upon Oliver for betraying the witches under Esther's rule, in Wheel Inside the Wheel.
  • The Crescent Curse: An extremely powerful curse that could force werewolves to stay in their wolf form except on full moons.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Full Moon
    • Used by: It is revealed in Long Way Back From Hell, Céleste Dubois (while in the possession of Brynne Deveraux) performed this spell at Marcel's request on the werewolf pack of New Orleans, which kept them cursed for more than 2 decades. Dahlia later performed an adapted curse on the Crescent Wolf Pack at Klaus' request in Fire with Fire, the new spell thus incorporated Hayley's hybrid form as well causing her to lose the ability to control her shifting.
  • Maiming Curse: The spell allows a witch to cripple the hands of their target in addition to producing a ring of fire around them.
    • Incantation: Per se qui e fracta toi, per se qui e total toi.
    • Used by: In For the Next Millennium, the Witch Elder Kara Nguyen used this spell against Davina at a meeting of the nine covens. This is presumably the same spell that Josephine LaRue's mother cast upon her hands when she was younger.
  • Stake Curse: A powerful curse bound to the dark object, 'The Cursed Stake', that causes its target to go insane, and become a relentless, unstoppable ripper. It activates upon the removal of its target with a physical representation of a skull mark on the victim and seemly hard to remove.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Wooden Stakes, Skull Markings
    • Used By: The Moroccan Witch, presumably created at least three Cursed States (one for each original) and gave them to Aya to stab and subdue Rebekah in Beautiful Mistake. A temporary cure was found by Freya although it persisted after being initially removed.
  • Corruption Hex: A hex that may be used by the Ancestors on resurrected bodies of spirits who exit the Ancestral Plane. When enacted, it actively enhances the target's rage and blood lust to the point where they will lose control. It is powerful enough to affect an original vampire.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: The Ancestors used this spell to infuse and corrupt Kol with their magic when Davina resurrected him from the Ancestral Plane in A Streetcar Named Desire, though Davina does not find this out until Behind the Black Horizon.

Disenchantment & Destruction Spells

Disenchantment and Destruction spells undoes enchantments done to inanimate objects. They dispel objects either by destroying the spell within the object, thereby leaving said object intact, or the object itself.

  • Object Destruction Spells: A variety of spells used to break the bind between a Talisman and a spell which may result in the destruction of the object in question.
    • Emily's Spell: This spell was used to destroy the key to the unlock the Tomb Vampire.
      • Incantation: Non-Verbal
      • Requirements: Talisman, Pentagram, Ring of fire, Comet
      • Used by: In History Repeating, Emily possessing Bonnie, while channeling the comet was able to destroy her talisman so Damon could not release the Tomb Vampires.
    • Bonnie and Luka's Spell: This spell was used to destroy the moonstone.
      • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Maquis Dumisa Rotenem.
      • Requirements: Moonstone, 2 witches, Full Moon, Circle of candles
      • Used by: In By the Light of the Moon, Luka tricks Bonnie into thinking they successfully destroyed the moonstone, when in fact her stole it from her to give to this Father for Elijah.
    • Bonnie and Sheila's Spell: This spell was used on Esther's Talisman in order to break Esther's connection to the physical plane. Once the talisman was destroyed, her magic that allowed ghosts from the Other Side to gain a foothold on the mortal plane ceased and the Veil was repaired.
      • Incantation: Universa Ruina In Tenebras Ra Damis Infinitum. De Lon Dem Ex Nahal da Six.
      • Requirements: Talisman, Fire, 2 witches
      • Used by: In Ghost World, Bonnie attempts to destroy the Original Witch's talisman. Shortly thereafter, Grams joins her in casting the spell, which is ultimately destroyed, sending the ghosts with unfinished business back to the Other Side.
    • Bonnie's Spell: This spell is used to destroy an Ascendant thus, rendering people unable to enter its corresponding prison world.
      • Incantation: Phasmatos De Strutos Avox Addellum.
      • Requirements: Ring of 12 Candles, Circle of Salt, the Ascendant
      • Used by: In Because, Bonnie Bennett has used this spell in order to destroy the 1903 Prison World Ascendant, however, before she could complete the spell, she was interrupted by Damon; She later destroyed the ascendant given Damon's reluctance to see Elena choose the Cure over him.
  • Dispelling of the Daylight Amulets: A spell used by the Travelers to neutralize the protective magic of the Daylight Amulets worn by vampires. Effectively allowing them to burn in the Sun.
    • Incantation: Sul opraem chele kouzlo.
    • Used by: In Handle with Care, wo unnamed Travelers used this to overwhelm day-walking vampires, causing their Daylight Amulets to malfunction so they can be harmed by the sun.
  • Traveler Knife Destruction Spell: A spell used to destroy a Traveler Knife by melting it, rendering it useless.
    • Incantation: Evit ni et tempozo
    • Requirements: Fire
    • Used by: In Resident Evil, Markos performed this spell to destroy the last remaining Passenger-Killing knife by putting it in a fireplace and chanting the spell.
  • Phoenix Stone Destruction Spell: This spell is used to destroy the Phoenix Stone that can be used in conjunction with siphoning. It is unique such that the spell uses the object's own power against it to simultaneously unravel it.
    • Incantation: Calibus vis anulix peros corpeo meum
    • Requirements: Phoenix Stone
    • Used by: In Days of Future Past, Mary Louise, later joined by Nora, used this spell in order to prevent Rayna from trapping Nora within the stone when she found out that Nora had been cut by the Phoenix Sword. It resulted in a explosion from the enormously release of magic as the Phoenix Stone cracked. Unintentionally, with the protective magics that housed the trapped vampire souls gone, the spirits were released, scattered to the nearest corpse or vampiric body they could inhabit.
  • Dispelling the Bracelet of Obedience: The bracelet cursed by the witches to force obedience will have it's mystical abilities "bleed" out, which will also deactivates all its magical properties.
    • Incantation: Dinti tu e sedo per un dayen un trahen ble doce mozore un frantue e sedo per un trahen, un trahen ble do sedo per.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the The Bracelet of Obedience
    • Used by: In Live and Let Die, Kol (in possession of Kaleb) used his knowledge of dark objects in order to disempower the bracelet of obedience. By doing so, he reversed the binding spell over Mikael, cast by Davina, and he was freed from her control.
  • Dark Object Release Spell: A spell that is able to overpower dark objects, neutralizing its effects.
    • Incantation: De tu me ne s'en fin
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: In Dead Angels, Madison was forced to used this spell when Cami fought back against The Sisters with her Dark Objects.
  • Neutralizing the White Oak Stake: The Original-killing power of the stake will be neutralized for a small amount of time.
    • Incantation: Mwen La bois. Donne mu la bois la bois...
    • Requirements: Two or more witches channeling each other's power for support
    • Used by: In Red Door, Davina and Kol (in possession of Kaleb) performed this spell together in order to temporarily neutralize the effects of the White Oak Stake.
  • Blocking The Crescent Curse: A powerful spell that allows a witch to temporarily block the Crescent curse, a spell used to condemn werewolves to their wolf form for the entire month except the full moon.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Requirements: Power of the Curse's Creator, Blood and Hair of the cursed target, Candle.
    • Used by: In You Hung the Moon, Davina Claire used this spell on Hayley Kenner in order to temporarily block the curse on her & her pack.
  • Insanity Curse Removal Spell: A spell that allows a witch to reverse the specific curse bound to the curse stake that induces insanity. This is done by enchanting a silver blade with which to cut off the mark representing the curse on the target's body.
    • Incantation: Niax en at tem alach ti. Niax en at tem alach ti.
    • Requirements: Candles, Silver Knife, White Muskroot
    • Used by: In Savior, Freya Mikaelson used this spell to reverse the curse placed on her sister when she was daggered by the Cursed Stake. However, the spell proved temporary as the curse returned soon thereafter. It is currently unknown how the spell will, or if it will, be broken.
  • Totem Destruction Spell: A spell that allows a witch within a Chambre de chasse to destroy the totems representing the targets.
    • Incantation: Un look au net fer mal au temium
    • Requirements: Totem
    • Used by: In A Streetcar Named Desire, Freya Mikaelson used this spell within the Chambre de Chasse, in order to free the trapped Klaus and Elijah.
  • Maiming Counter Curse: A spell that allows a more powerful witch to counter the effects of a curse before it takes root within the target.
    • Incantation: Detere se deforum, detere se deforum
    • Requirements: More power than the casting Witch (i.e. that of a Regent)
    • Used by: In For the Next Millennium, Davina, as Regent, was able to counter the effects of the Maiming Curse that Kara performed on her.

Divination Spells

Divination spells allow witches to seek knowledge past, present, and future events or information about the unknown through supernatural means. Spells that are related to Prophecies also deal with events of the future, typically to predict future catastrophic events, of which can further shape the outcome whether through direct or indirect means. Witches can employ a variety of tools to aid them in divination that range from bones and blood to even spiritual communication.

  • Doppelgänger Prophecy Spell: An ancient Traveler spell created the "doppelgänger prophecy", which caused a mystical attraction between the Petrova and the Salvatore doppelgängers in the proceeding centuries. The spell's true purpose was to help the Travelers easily locate doppelgängers, by making each of the doppelgängers in history drawn to each other.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: In Resident Evil, Markos, the recently resurrected leader of the Travelers reveals that he performed this spell over 1,500 years ago (5th century) on Silas and Amara's doppelgängers. The spell ensured they would continuously meet in each incarnation and make it easier for the Travelers to find the Doppelgängers for them to be used in their spells.
  • Prophecy Reliving Spell: The spell allows a witch to receive and review already seen prophetic visions in addition to determining its authenticity.
    • Incantation: No mentre le prophecie que la otra ve...
    • Requirements: Candles, Blood of prophet, Names of People Involved
    • Used by: In You Hung the Moon, Freya Mikaelson used this spell in order to determine whether the prophecy of her family's downfall was true.
  • Agenda Divination Spell: A powerful ritual that allows a witch, with the help of her coven to discover a person's truest intentions through a manner of divination. A sacrifice, such as a beating heart is required for the spell.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: A Heart, Candles, Tarot Cards
    • Used By: In Wild at Heart, Ariane and her fellow sister witches used this spell to help Aya find out the intentions of her fellow Strix vampires, following their leader Tristan's unfortunate end.
  • Early Warning Spell: a powerful ritual that will warn the caster if any of the intended targets she prepares within the spell within the spell is being affected by magic.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Candles, Hair of the target's for protection
    • Used By: In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Freya performed this spell on her siblings so that she could protect them against The Ancestors's magic. 
  • Spell of Revelations: A powerful spell used for Divination; it is commonly used by The Sisters, to search through and reveal the unknown. It can also reveal secret desires of individuals.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Water, One candle per witch, Pool of water. Bowl of Bones (Dahlia) [1]
    • Used By: In Wild at Heart, Ariane and her fellow sister witches are seen frequently using this spell to help Aya find information to provide leverage and protection for the Strix. Ariane reveal Davina's desire to resurrect Kol, giving Aya leverage to bring Davina into the Strix's Coven. In Save My Soul, Dahlia[2] divined that Esther had turned her children into barren monsters, thus the task of baring the next generation of first-born witches for Dahlia to channel would become Freya’s burden.

Elemental Spells

Elemental spells allow witches to affect their surroundings by manipulation of the natural elements. The four elements fire, water, earth and air are the most basic and can be call forth for their specific properties. Higher controls of the environment such as the weather or plant-life may require channeling Nature's energy or massive amounts of power.

  • Fire Manipulation Spell: A spell that is able to decrease and increase the intensity of a fire.
    • Incantation: Ex Spiritum In Tacullum, En Terrum Incendium, Phasmatos Salves A Distum.
    • Used By: Bonnie Bennett used this spell to diminish the flames in the basement of the Old Gilbert Building so that Stefan could save Damon. Once sensing that they got out, she brought the flames back up so that all the other vampires within could perish in Founder's Day.
  • Fire Extinguishing Spell: A minor spell used to extinguish small fires in a localized area.
    • Incantation: Suctus Incendia
    • Used By: Bonnie used this spell to quench the fires set by the Darkness that engulfed her grimoires on her and Jeremy’s laps in Disturbing Behavior. It is presumed that Nora and Mary Louise performed this or a similar spell in Live Through This as Valerie's fire spell was extinguished before Julian's body could be destoryed.
  • Ember Spell: A minor spell used to teach new witches to ignite objects on fire, like a line of salt.
    • Incantation: Phasmatus Ignitium Dos Ex Salvo, Phasmatis Ignitium Dos On Salvo, Phasmatis Ignitium Dos On Salvo
    • Requirements: Line of Salt
    • Used By: In While You Were Sleeping, Bonnie 'taught' this simple fire spell to Liv while she was under the ruse of being a newbie witch, in which she purposely failed.
  • Nature Spell: A spell that channels Nature to enhance and accelerate the growth of a flower or plant.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Melan Veras. Phasmatos Tribum, Melan Veras
    • Used by: In Break On Through, Bonnie Bennett performs this spell to accelerate the growth of a plant, explaining to Caroline that witches have a connection to the Earth, that they can literally feel nature and by extension life, after Abby's transition into a vampire.
  • Plant Revival Spell: A spell used to channel Nature to revive dead vegetation.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Plantus Vivifey, Plantus Herbus.
    • Used by: In Prayer For the Dying, Josette Parker unsuccessfully attempted to revive a dead plant at the hospital.
  • Flower Revival Spell: A spell that channels Nature and the Ancestors to revive dead flowers.
    • Incantation: Belle la vie a cette fleur, maintentant.
    • Used by: In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Monique, Abigail, and Davina used this spell to revive roses at the Lycée. Initially, Davina was unable to perform the spell, though after gaining her confidence back, was able to out perform the other two Harvest girls.
  • Plant Deactivation Spell: A spell used to contaminate plant life along with any mystical properties it may possess thus, rendering it useless as a magical ingredient.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In Red Door, Kol used this spell to contaminate the root to prevent Davina from completing her Sire-line Unlinking Spell.
  • Tempest Spell: A powerful spell performed using potent sage to summon a storm from afar. The witch then proceeds to blow into the bowl, intensifying the storm.
    • Requirements: Bowl of serpent's blood, Sage, Stones, Candles
    • Used by: In City Beneath The Sea, Dahlia performed this spell in order to invoke a storm over the Bayou, as a way of keeping Hayley, Jackson & their pack from fleeing New Orleans.
  • Water Flow Spell: A minor spell used to find and control nearby sources of water.
    • Incantation: Confuso fatina, ignos et ignos mortifina
    • Requirements: None
    • Used By: In Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take, Valerie, Mary Louise and Nora used this spell to set off the sprinkler system in Mystic Falls Time Square during the induction of the new police academy recruits. The focus of the spell was ultimately used as a distraction and then as an accelerant for Valerie’s fire spell that followed causing mass panic and chaos.

Enchantments

Enchantments allow witches to bind spells to inanimate objects. Thereby endowing said object with supernatural properties or changing it's state. Various materials or minerals may be chosen for their existing supernatural properties to accompany different enchantments. They have proven to last until said spell or object is destroyed with Disenchantment or Destruction spells. Talismans are one such example as they are typically ordinary objects, normally jewelry, which are created to focus a witches magic.

  • Incapacitation Enchantment: An enchantment placed upon an object that will render the said target unable to breath eventually leaving them unconscious upon contact.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Moonstone (Object)
    • Used by: In Masquerade, Lucy Bennett used this spell to take out Katherine in order to help her cousin and free herself from Katherine's debt.
  • Incapacitation Ash Spell: An enchantment that charges the personal item of the target with magic so that when burnt until it's an ash, it will render said target unstable and unconscious upon contact.
    • Incantation: Terra Mora Vantis, Quo Incandis.
    • Requirements: Personal item of the target, Water
    • Used by: In The Sacrifice, Bonnie Bennett used this spell in order to help the Salvatore brothers successfully subdue Katherine, though Jeremy stole a portion of the ash and used it first.
  • Gilbert Device: An enchantment that causes a high-screeching sound capable of incapacitating vampires and werewolves whenever it is activated. This spell can only used once and works for approximately five minutes.
    • Used by: In Isobel, a page from Emily Bennett's grimoire reveal that she created the enchantment unbeknownst to Jonathon Gilbert.
  • Gilbert Compass: An enchantment that allows a compass to detect the vampire element in people and point towards them.
    • Used by: In Isobel, a page from Emily Bennett's grimoire reveal that she created the enchantment unbeknownst to Jonathon Gilbert.
  • Gilbert Rings: A protective enchantment placed on rings that prevents the permanent death of person killed by a supernatural creature. The spells only works on non-supernatural humans.
    • Used by: In Isobel, a page from Emily Bennett's grimoires reveal that she created the enchantment unbeknownst to Jonathon Gilbert. The first time is seen to been used is when Damon stabs Alaric with a stake in A Few Good Men, and not soon after he comes back to life.
  • Daylight Amulet Creation Spell: An enchantment placed on a piece of jewelry with a Lapis Lazuli gemstone that allows a vampire to be unharmed by the sun. The witch who casts this spell has the power to reverse the spell if he/she chooses.
    • Directions: The spell must be cast in the daytime where sunlight can bathe upon the Lapis Lazuli.
    • Requirements: Lapis Lazuli, Sunlight
    • Used by: While the spell was first seen cast by Bonnie Bennett for Caroline in Bad Moon Rising, Esther Mikaelson utilized this spell over a thousand years prior on her children, mentioned by Rebekah in Ordinary People. Notable witches who've cast this spell: Esther Mikaelson (for her husband and children), Emily Bennett (for Katherine Pierce, Damon Salvatore, Stefan Salvatore, Pearl, Anna, Harper, and Bethanne), Bonnie Bennett (for Caroline Forbes, Abby Bennett-Wilson, and Elena Gilbert), Davina Claire (for Joshua Rosza and Kol), Luke Parker (for Alaric Saltzman and Ivy), Lenore (for Gia), Josette Laughlin (for Elena Gilbert) and Freya Mikaelson (for Camille O'Connell). Many other unknown witches enchanted jewelry and rings for many other vampires. A testament to her power, Qetsiyah enchanted a cabin to protect Stefan from sunlight, an augmented version of this spell in Original Sin. Whether or not Qetsiyah or Esther was the creator of the spell, it still remains to be known. However, it is assumed that Katherine stole the spell from Klaus and would eventually give it to Emily.
  • Moonlight Amulet Creation Spell: An enchantment placed on a piece of jewelry with a Black Kyanite gemstone that allows a werewolf to control his/her transformation during a full moon as well as access his/her full strength.
    • Incantation: Matere et lunare tua virtus.
    • Directions: The spell must be cast when the full moon is at it's apex upon the Black Kyanite.
    • Requirements: Black Kyanite, Full Moon, Blood of a werewolf that controls his transformation (Genevieve's altered spells)
    • Used by: Esther Mikaelson created and used the spell a thousand years ago for Ansel, her werewolf lover and Klaus' biological father, this was revealed by Klaus to Jackson in Moon Over Bourbon Street. A thousand years later, in The Battle of New Orleans, the witch Genevieve combined the spell with additional spells (for enhance speed, strength, agility and fangs) from Esther's grimoires and used it on Kyanite rings for twelve werewolves. Unlike Esther's spell, Genevieve's spell worked by the rings drawing strength from the Original Hybrid, Klaus, so that whenever one of the werewolves used the ring, it would weaken him. In Alive and Kicking, Esther, while possessing Cassie, would later use her original spell to create, and to teach the spell to other witches, the rings in order to control the werewolves of the Bayou.
  • White Oak Ash Daggers Creation Spell: An enchantment placed upon silver daggers that allows them to subdue an Original vampire when mixed with the ash of the White Oak Tree. The enchantment was cast with a side effect that will kill a vampire who tries to use the dagger.
  • Weapon-Binding Spell: An indestructible object can be created through this spell by binding it to a source of strong and protective magic that is long-lasting.
    • Incantation: Vescaram Anta Intacurum, Vescalis Dissendis Divinitum. Ex Tutum Tatum, Dimentum Talos. Dox Toxem, Dox Malum. Dox Divinitum.
    • Requirements: Target object, Source of powerful protective magic
    • Used by: In Do Not Go Gentle, Esther used this spell in order to transfer and bind the protective magic of the Gilbert ring to the last white oak stake, thus making it indestructible.
  • Phoenix Sword Creation Spell: An enchantment placed on a short sword that empowers the stone it hosts by linking it to the huntress. It works as a whole with the sword acting as a conduit that gives the stone the ability to trap the souls of vampires within it when stabbed.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Sword, Phoenix Stone, Huntress
    • Used By: Presumably in This Woman's Work, The Eight Everlastings crafted the spell upon the sword, woven together with the Huntress creation spell and tied Rayna's life to this supernatural prison.
  • Dreamcatcher Sight: Twin mystical dreamcatcher charms adorned with animal bones and chicken feet can be enchanted to spy on a subject.
    • Requirements: Pair of willow hoops
    • Used by: In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Genevieve used enchanted dreamcatchers in order to spy on Marcel and Cami. Looking in her dreamcatcher allowed her to see through the other in a different location. The enchantment was later used again by Vincent and Van Nguyen in order to expose Davina Claire's treachery of killing fellow witches in Out of the Easy.
  • Transmutation Spell: The object that the witches are holding will slowly be set on fire. As the flame consumes the object, it will then be made into pure gold. Practice of magic such as this is called Kemiya, an Arabian form of witchcraft that intersects science.
    • Incantation: E Loke Gae La lidi.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the object, Two or more witches, a close bond between the witches
    • Used by: In I Love You, Goodbye, Davina Claire and Kol (in possession of Kaleb) performed this spell on a piece of rope which was transformed it into gold with the completion of the spell. Kol and Davina later performed this spell using a Silver Dagger; by turning it into a Gold dagger, it would effective 'put down' Klaus like the Silver Daggers would affect the other Originals.
  • Dark Object Creation Spell: Several spells fall under this category, enacted through a type of Arabian magical practice known as Kemiya. Such spells allow witches to imbue objects with magical abilities using a precise chemistry of science and spirit.
    • Incantation: Lim Ala dar ala dilj.
    • Requirements: Object in question, Element used as focus for power (Paragon diamond)
    • Used by: Various witches of the French Quarter performed these spells throughout the last two centuries, either to avoid persecution or for help. Some of the objects created are a rosary that drives men to madness, a bracelet that forces obedience and shackles that halt a witch's magic and a blade that can make a thousand cuts with one throw. This was seen in The Originals: The Awakening Part 2.
  • Chain Reinforcement Spell: The spell uses a poppet to enchant the properties of a chain, binding their target. The chains are strengthen such that it remains unbreakable even to an Original Vampire.
    • Requirements: Poppet, Chains
    • Used by: In Red Door, Esther (in possession of Lenore) restricts Elijah's movements with an enchanted poppet so that she can trap him long enough to restore his memories of Tatia's murder.
  • Object-Mending Spell: The object in question will slowly mend itself as the witch chants the spell. If a witch's concetration is broken, the spell will be undone.
    • Incantation: Venez très connu cendre.
    • Requirements: The broken object
    • Used by: In Chasing the Devil’s Tail, Davina used this spell as practice on a broken mirror in order to prepare herself to restore the Kandhar Root.
  • Object-Restoration Spell: The object that the witch is holding will return to it's original state, such as burnt wood fixing itself.
    • Incantation: Sanguinatum planicium. Sanguinatum planicium.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the object
    • Used by: In The Devil is Damned, Kol (in possession of Kaleb) performed this spell on a runic tile in order to find out the symbol used in the spell by Freya.
  • Electromagnetic Disruption Spell: The spell prevents the use of modern day phones by interrupting its signal.
    • Incantation: Vidau.
    • Used by: In When the Levee Breaks, Dahlia performed this spell a few times to cripple the communication between Hayley and her pack, preventing her from seeking help outside St. James Infirmary.
  • Solidifying Spell: A spell used to reverse the process of melting or at the very least, slow it down.
    • Incantation: Convultaras distere. Convultaras distere.
    • Requirements: Salt
    • Used by: In Ashes to Ashes, Freya Mikaelson in an attempt to counter Dahlia from melting the Golden White Oak Ash Dagger in Klaus to awaken herself.
  • Truth Spell: A simple spell that utilizes a human like doll known as a Figure Veritas. It is used such that when it is stabbed through the “heart” , the target will be compelled to tell their darkest truths.
    • Incantation: Chế cao su đã. Chế cao su đã. Chế cao su đã
    • Requirements: Figure Veritas, Knife
    • Used By: In The Axeman's Letter, Van Nguyen and two other male witches performed this spell on a doll of Davina’s likeness. The spell was not completed due to Jackson’s intervention.
  • Serratura Activation Spell: The witch is required to paint several symbols on their body as they cast the spell surrounded by dozens of lit candles. The object is then activated by allowing blood to fall on it.
    • Incantation: Reveye ak. Reveye moman ak trape dife. Moman ou sè prè. Tann prizonye ou.
    • Requirements: Dozens of Candles, Bowl of Blood, the Serratura, Painted Symbols
    • Used By: In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Vincent performed this spell on Tristan's orders as the latter threatened to allow Finn's spirit to inhabit Vincent's body if he did not do as Tristan asked.
  • Talisman Creation Spell: The witch crafts together stones and herbs into a pendant while imbuing their magic into the talisman to use as a focus and enhance for their spells.
    • Requirements: Stone or Jewel
    • Used By: Qetsiyah, Esther (or Ayana), Dahlia (for Freya), Valerie (presumably) and Emily have crafted their own magical Talismans. Specific Talismans possess specific properties such as Esther's was spelled with vervain to prevent compulsion for humans wearers, Dahlia's could trap the souls of blood relatives, and Valerie's was imbued and stored with magic in which she could siphon from in order to cast spells.

Immortality Spells

Immortality spells allow witches to alter the age of living being usually to the point of indefinite lifespan. As such, they are a direct violation of Nature's rule that all living things must die. Therefore, Immortal beings suffer consequences as an act of balance, such as the binding ingredients for vampires creation became their greatest weaknesses. Witches, servants of Nature cannot become immortal and retain their ability to practice magic and may op to use age-halting spells instead. Siphoners, an aberration of Nature, are the only known species that can violate this rule. As immortal Heretics, they retain the ability to siphon magic, thus being able to cast spells thereafter.

  • The Immortality Spell: One of the most powerful spells in history as well as one of the greatest achievements in the history of witchcraft. The spell allowed one to transcend death in the form of an elixir. When drunk, the recipient of the spell becomes a true immortal with peak physical conditioning and enhanced psychic abilities. Being a violation of nature's laws, mortal doppelgängers would be created as a consequence to be a version that can die.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: In Original Sin, Qetsiyah reveals the truth surrounding the myth of the Immortality spell. She performed the spell over 2000 years ago which was intended for her then fiancé, Silas, and herself to drink on their wedding. However, he stole the elixir and He and Amara drank the potion in an act of betrayal. They would become the world's first true Immortals, with Silas also losing access to this magic.
  • Vampire Creation Spell: A modified version of Qetsiyah's immortality spell which, unlike it's older counterpart, worked ritualistically. The spell made its targets completely immortal, save for the object called upon for their immortality, as well as being physically superior to werewolves in every aspect. Consequently, nature provided every weaknesses to their strengths, affecting even more so their vampire descendants to the point of fatality. The spell was also interwoven with a linking spell so that if the original sire was destroyed, so would their sireline.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Spirit or Dark Magic, Sun, White Oak Tree (or Human life-link), Doppelgänger blood, Death of targets, Drinking of blood to complete transition
    • Used by: Esther created and used this complex spell on her children in order to protect them from their village's werewolves, spawning the first ever Vampires in history. Drawing from the Sun for life, the White Oak Tree, one of nature's eternal objects for immortality, and blood from Amara's doppelgänger, Tatia. Rebekah, recounts the spell that created them in Ordinary People, to Elena. Esther performed this spell for a second time upon Alaric in Do Not Go Gentle, turning him into an Enhanced Original Vampire, though she learned from her previous mistake and bound Alaric's life to that of Elena's. In Heart Shaped Box, Kol mentions that the sire link is a facet of her most powerful spell used to protect those she loved most, so that should her children be threatened, their sirelings would aid and protect them, at least for their own survival. This is likely based on the information that Ayana warned her about performing the spell, This is the making of a plague, that prompted Esther to incorporate this into her spell crafting.
  • Hunter Creation Spell: The spell turned its targets into immortal-opposing supernatural hunters, bestowing them a map to The Cure in the form of a body tattoo, peak physical conditioning, a blood lust to kill vampires, a curse on their murderers and an invulnerable mind to combat Silas. This status could be passed on to other humans known as potentials who will also inherit the mark.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Sintu Corpora, E It A Rero, Quest Ero Immortalis. Phasmatos, Victoris, E Insipio Exu Ne Moris. Sintasia Sintu Corpora, Quest Ero Immortalis.
    • Requirements: Targets, Storm (lightning), Fire, Ceremonial Jug
    • Used by: In The Five, Alexander recounts the Five's creation of how the were bound by fire in the last breath of a dying Bennett witch in the 12th Century. The witch performed this spell to create The Brotherhood of the Five for a single purpose: to oppose Silas and destroy vampires. It is presumed that Qetsiyah communicated with her from the Other Side, as it has been shown that most Bennett Witches have communed with the Spirits, guiding her to their creation. This is based on the claim that she made to Stefan (My hunters have failed in their task to kill Silas.) in Original Sin.
  • Huntress Creation Spell: The spell turned its target into a self-resurrecting huntress linked to the vampire trapping, phoenix stone. Due to the link, Rayna has a metaphysical connection to all of her targets that lets her see what they are seeing. The Huntress was bestowed 8 lives intertwined with great longevity, extraordinary physical strength, increasing with each new life, a blood lust to kill vampires and an immunity to magic. A failsafe was instilled such that any immortal with the mark of the phoenix sword will die when Rayna's last life is over.
    • The Shaman's Plea: Hear me, great spirit, hear me. We call upon you in this moment of need. We bring you an offering. A woman who desires justice for herself, for our tribe. Drink. She drinks the tea of protection so that she may be strong and so that no magic may touch her. She accepts our singular lives, so that she may have many. She wields a weapon of judgment, one that thirsts for the blood of those that prey upon us. Link her spirit with this sword. This blade draws blood from a vampire. It will connect you. It will guide you. It will aide you in their destruction.
    • Requirements: Tea of protection, Eight Shamans, Shaman Dagger, Fire, Phoenix Stone
    • Used by: In This Woman's Work, in 1857 a group of shamans, The Eight Everlastings, bestowed this power upon Rayna in order to oppose vampires.
  • Longevity Spell: A spell used by witches of old in conjunction with various unknown herbs to delay their aging process, extending their life greatly. However, age will eventually catch up with them.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown Herbs
    • Used by: In The End of the Affair, Gloria a powerful 'old-school voodoo' witch was able to use herbs along with this spell to slow down the aging process. She slowed her aging down such that she was over 100 years old despite being no more that 40 years old biologically. In We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street, another witch whom was from New Orleans, Nandi LaMarche was capable of slowing her own aging such that she was meant to be more than 80 years old yet did not look more than 50 years old.
  • Immortality Slumber: A powerful ritual that allows witches to reach a form of pseudo-immortality, without being left powerless as a balance. The spell functions by placing the witch into a deep slumber that would last a century, arresting all biological functions besides the growth of the witch's magic. The witch would then awake, but is allotted only but a single year to walk the Earth before the cycle repeats itself. It is worth nothing that during their century slumber, the witch cannot be killed or harmed and during their year of life, the witch would remain immortal in all ways.
    • Incantation: Magi somn et immortalis. Binde oss.
    • Requirements: Runic Symbols, Circle of Salt
    • Used by: In Save My Soul, Dahlia placed this spell on herself and her niece Freya, in hopes that they would become the world's most powerful witches, as well as to achieve the closest thing to immortality without losing her magic.
  • Immortality Slumber Reversal Spell: A powerful binding spell that can be used to undo a spell which grants witches longevity, invulnerability and heightened magic at the price of being alive for one year per century using their three sources of power, to create a weakness. The spell can be bound to different forms such to a weapon or to a certain location, creating a killing ground where said witch would be rendered mortal.
    • Incantation: Drende moral associeres. Drende moral associeres.
    • Requirements: Soil from witch's homeland, Blood of the witch they loved most, Ash of witch's oppressors, Ring of salt (Weapon), Sage (Killing Ground)
    • Used by: In Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Davina used this spell to bind Dahlia's weaknesses (that which links her to this mortal coil, the source of her hatred and that which broke her heart) to a small dagger. In City Beneath The Sea, Freya used the spell to bind Dahlia's weaknesses to the Compound, a killing ground, where Dahlia could then be rendered mortal.
  • Beast Creation Spell: A modified version of Esther's vampire creation spell that created a unknown creature similar yet superior to the Original Vampires. The spell was reverse-engineered by a coven of witches that would create an elixir that would turn its target into an immortal hybrid-like original vampire with fangs laced with a new strain of werewolf venom that would even kill an Original vampire.
    • Incantation: --TBA--
    • Requirements: Blood of Mikaelson Witch, Seven types of Werewolf Venom, White Oak, Massive Source of Power, Death of Target
    • Used by: In Behind the Black Horizon, Vincent, an Ancestor compelled Regent, was forced to turn Lucien into ‘the Beast’ whom made the deal to destroy the Mikaelson Family.
  • Beast Creation-Reversal Spell: A powerful spell that is able to undo the effects of the Beast Creation Spell; the spell will turn the 'Beast' back into a regular vampire.
    • Incantation: Anular forte é les forte a las
    • Requirements: Mikaelson Witch, Magic that Powered the Original Spell (Ancestral Magic), The Beast
    • Used by: In No More Heartbreaks, Freya, begins to use Lucien's blood as a means to figure out how to undo the spell that created him. In Where Nothing Stays Buried, using Esther's Grimoires, Freya was able to create the reversal spell needed to undo the Beast. Ether's books states that a witch who creates a new supernatural species (i.e. Esther and the creation of Vampires) is the only witch who can reverse the spell. Even though Vincent originally cast the spell, the magic he used was given to him by the ancestral spirits, meaning that their power, not the witch, was needed to cast the reversal spell. In Where Nothing Stays Buried Freya was successful in casting this spell when she forcibly took the ancestral magic.

Invocations

Invocations allow witches to call on spiritual beings to be granted vast amounts of power should they be willing. They may come in the form of spells and rituals and can also be used to commune with the dead or occasionally, summon the living.

  • Spirit Harnessing Spell: This spell is used to charge a witch with a large amount of power and focus it into said witch by invoking the Spirits.The spell is cast at a site where many witches have met violent deaths. Provided their willingness to grant such power, said witch has to focus on her intention and agree to their terms.
    • Requirements: Site where a number of witches have met with violent deaths.
    • Used by: In Know Thy Enemy, Bonnie Bennett used this spell in order to harness the power of 100 dead witches at the Witch Burial Ground.
  • Séance Spell: A spell used to contact the spirits from the Other Side. Powerful witches are able to seek out specific spirits and may in turn, be possessed by them. In that respect, a witch acts much like a medium and allows said spirit to interact with the physical plane.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Manex, Un Domo Hax, Fero Adiuvex.
    • Requirements: Candles
    • Used by: In History Repeating, Bonnie Bennett first used it to contact her ancestor, Emily, to inquire about her Talisman. In As I Lay Dying, She used it once more to contact Emily, requestes by Stefan, to inquire about whether there was a cure for a werewolf bite.
  • Expression-Cleansing Spell: A spell used by a coven of witches, minimum of 12, that invokes the spirits of nature in order to cleanse a witch of Expression. Said witch needs to be a willing party as part of the ritual involves her calling out to the spirits (with the incantation) as well. However, doing so causes a lot of pain as the practice of Expression rejects the spirits.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum Nas Ex Viras, Purgal Animum Sous Obscarus. Phasmatos Repallus Tantian, Maltuscanum Anium Par Vas.
    • Requirements: Coven (min. 12) of witches linked as one
    • Used by: In Because the Night, the spell was performed by Aja and her coven in an attempt to cleanse Bonnie Bennett of Expression Magic.
  • Channeling the Ancestors: Different rituals and invocations used to invoke the Ancestral spirits, commune with them and channel their collective power and will.
    • Davina, Monique & Abigail's Spell: This spell is commonly used by the Harvest Girls in order to commune with the Ancestors. Each Harvest Witch will take a different position: one will do a handstand, one will be sprawled/contorted against the wall and the other would be laying on the ground.
      • Incantation: Vie dans des ancêtres, renforcer noblesse. Comme des ancêtres, de coeur noblesse. Décider on de ancêtres, garder noblesse.
      • Used By: In The Big Uneasy, Monique, Abigail, and Davina performed this spell, seeking guidance from the ancestors about resurrecting the final harvest girl.
    • Genevieve's Spell: This spell allows a witch to commune with the Ancestors and give them a foothold in the physical world, allowing them to successfully interact with it in various ways. It also gives them control over the witch in question.
      • Requirements: The spell is performed by crunching a handful of herbs, laying out a witch's personal object and sprinkling salt on the altar. However, more witches can use this spell without any of the formerly mentioned necessities.
      • Incantation: C'est cette nouveau vie, nouveau âme mélange avec nous.
      • Used By: In From a Cradle to a Grave, Genevieve pleaded with the Ancestors to not have to sacrifice Hope, however, with Esther as Leader, she forced Genevieve to continue with the intentions of the Ancestors.
    • Sophie & Katie's (Ancestral Harnessing) Spell: This spell is used to charge a witch with a large amount of ancestral power and focus it into one or more ancestral witch by invoking the Ancestors.The spell is cast in the cemetery where the ancestors are buried, by sprinkling salt on an altar and focusing on her intention.
      • Requirement: The witches place several trinkets on a small altar and sprinkle the salt upon it. They then proceed to focus on the ancestral power and absorb it as their Ancestors can be heard.
      • Used By: In Tangled Up In Blue, Sophie tricked Katie into diverting the attention of using magic from her to Katie by using her love for Thierry.
    • Contacting a Witch Ancestor: This spell allows a witch to communicate with a specific dead witch among the Ancestors & with their permission, channel their power.
      • Incantation: Ven el forte es cufe, Ven el forte es cufe, Ven el forte es cufe, Ven el forte es cufe.
      • Requirements: Tomb of target ancestor, Candles
      • Used By: In You Hung the Moon, Davina used this spell to contact Celeste Dubois in order to gain permission to channel her power to temporarily block The Crescent Curse.
    • Regent Ancestral Communion Spell: A powerful spell that allows the New Orleans Regent to go into a chanting trance-like state to directly commune with the Ancestors.
      • Incantation: L'objet perdu que petis est in civitate, in qua non dico l'objet que petis in civitate... l'objet que... que...
      • Requirements: Various stones and herbs, Burning sage, Candles
      • Used By: In An Old Friend Calls, Vincent used this spell to seek the Ancestors help in order to find the last remaining white oak bullet that Aurora hid.
  • Calling Spell: The spell's true purpose is unknown though it can be assumed it was an invocation of the Ancestors, due to the whispering voices surrounding the witch casting the spell.
    • Incantation: Attendez notre appel.
    • Used by: In Le Grand Guignol, Monique used this spell while lying in the cemetery to commune with Ancestors.
  • Defense Spell: A powerful spell primarily that allows ancestral witches to call on the entire collective power of the Ancestors. However, if death occurs in one of the witches performing the spell, the collective power of the Ancestors will fade.
    • Incantation: La mère, le père, le frère, la sœur.
    • Requirements: Being in the City of the Dead
    • Used by: In From a Cradle to a Grave, Monique Deveraux and Abigail used this spell in their confrontation with the Originals and Hayley, which allowed them to easily subdue all of the Originals.
  • Ancestral Séance Spell: A ritual that allows ancestral witches to contact the spirits that are suspended between life and death.
    • Incantation: Elikopte fantomes soliter mouri, vous reveler...
    • Requirements: Assorted herbs, Stones, Chalk inscriptions (a circle surmounted by a cross with arms of equal and glyphs), Possession of target, Blood from caster, Candles.
    • Used by: In A Closer Walk With Thee, Davina and Abigail attempted to contact Tim using his Violin after being killed by Klaus, though the spell was unsuccessful.
  • Bird Calling Spell: The spell allows a witch to call forth flocks of birds through a series of gestures. Tremors would occur before hundreds of birds come flying, directed by the witch.
    • Used by: In Every Mother's Son, Esther Mikaelson used this spell to control hundreds, if not thousands, of starlings to do her biding.
  • Summoning Spell: The spell will summon a a certain person bound/controlled by the bracelet of obedience.
    • Incantation: Jwenn mwen vennez ça maintenant.
    • Requirements: The bracelet of obedience
    • Used by: In Alive and Kicking, Davina used this spell in order to summon Mikael to her rescue upon being attacked by a pack of werewolves.
  • Spiritual Communion Spell: The spell will allow a witch to commune with an object bound spirit, making them appear in spirit form to the caster.
    • Incantation: Trete che che che mal nunc que frater septime dominae...
    • Requirements: Object or talisman that the spirit resides.
    • Used By: In The Other Girl in New Orleans, Freya used this spell to speak to her brother Finn, whom she trapped his soul into her talisman.

Linking Spells

Linking spells allow witches to establish a magical bond between two or more people, connecting mind, body, soul or even life force. Blood is often used to perform linking spells as it aids in strengthening the connection between the people that are being bonded together. Unlinking spells severs that bond, voiding the connection.

  • Lucy's Linking Spell: The spell is used to link two being together such that anything harm comes onto one, is also inflicted upon the other.
  • Life Force Binding Spell: A spell that binds the life energy of one person to that of another person. This allows a person to be revived from death without upsetting Nature's cycle of life and death.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum Melan Veras Raddiam Onu Pavadus Ponemus.
    • Used by: In The Sun Also Rises, it is revealed that Emily Bennett used this spell to bind a woman's life force to her child's. The child died, but the mother's life force flowed through which restored her life, but caused the mother to die. Emily's descendant, Bonnie, also performed this spell to bind John Gilbert's life force to Elena Gilbert's so that Elena would come back to life after being sacrificed.
  • Original Linking Ritual: A spell used to link the Original Vampires together so that if one of them were to be killed, the others would die as well in the process.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Inta Grum Vin Callus Amalon Callagius Accodum. Cosom Naben Dox Callagius Amalon Gaeda Callagius. Ceremum Descendium Vinum. Phasmatos Inta Grum Callus. Cosom Naben Dox.
    • Directions: The spell called for a drop of doppelgänger's blood and allowing the Originals consumed it at the same time, they would then be bound together as one.
    • Used by: In Dangerous Liaisons, Esther Mikaelson performed this ritual to link all of her children together in an effort to kill them, including Klaus. She laced champagne with Elena Gilbert's blood to create the link between Finn Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson, Niklaus Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, and Rebekah Mikaelson.
  • Qetsiyah's Mind-Linking Spell: A powerful linking spell that connects the mind of a doppelgänger to that of their immortal, using the doppelgänger's energy in order to fry the doppelgänger's conscience mind to damage an Immortal's brain and render their mental abilities useless. As the doppelgänger's damaged brain will not heal from the spell, the linked Immortal's brain will not heal. If the spell is not lifted, the only loophole for the Immortal is to temporarily kill their doppelgänger to regain their psychic powers until the doppelgänger revives.
    • Incantation: Adatu Khan Leala Ghan Breatvis Shemil.
    • Requirements: Circle of herbs, Immortal's doppelgänger
    • Used by: In Original Sin, Qetsiyah performed this spell by channeling the power of the herbs she surrounded herself with in order to connect Stefan to Silas and neutralize his mental abilities.
  • Traveler Mind-Linking Spell: A spell that is able to connect mind of two people (presumably, two doppelgängers) allowing the receiver of the spell to have visions of the target's life.
    • Incantation: Odka na vonas czech nat, Misteni
    • Requirements: Doppelgänger blood, Barrels of fire, Coven of travelers, The target's doppelgänger
    • Used by: In While You Were Sleeping, the Travelers used this spell on Stefan to find the location of most recent Salvatore Doppelgänger, Tom Avery. This spell appears to be a more crude and weaker variation of Qetsiyah's as it required doppelgänger blood and an entire coven of witches
  • The Merge: The Merge is a powerful ritual and a practiced tradition of the Gemini Coven. It works by merging the strength of twin witches. The twin who is naturally stronger absorbs the other twin's magic and the weaker twin dies. The spirits of both witches merge in the process to create a new being with traits from both witches in the body of the survivor. The witch who survives typically has their personality more dominant, but with changes from the deceased witch's personality.
    • Incantation: Sanguinem desimilus... Sanguinem generis fiantus.
    • Requirements: Celestial event, Blood drawn from both witches
    • Used by: In Fade Into You, Jo and Kai performed the Merge, though Jo had already relinquished her magic and Kai was banished to a prison world. When Kai escaped, Joshua Parker attempted to force Luke and Liv to Merge In Prayer For the Dying, though Tyler intervened. Jo accepted her duty, and attempted to Merge with Kai, though again Luke intervened. Between Luke and Kai, Kai resulted in the successful witch, gaining Luke's magic.
  • Paternity Spell/Linking Spell: A spell used to identify if another is in fact pregnant and uses the concept of "like attracts like" . It involves a complex ritual where witch uses salt to make special symbols on an altar and can manipulate the target's environment such as a candle flame to simulate flames on a map, a steaming potion to cause malfunction in a car, humming to cause litany interference on a mobile phone and finally, put out a candle to cause the target to faint. It was also used to bind Sophie to Hayley in order to control hers and the baby's life.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Requirements: Goblet, Candles, Salt, Wooden surface, Target's hair
    • Used By: In The Originals, Jane-Anne Deveraux on Hayley to ascertain that she was in fact pregnant, to confirm whether Klaus was the father of Hayley's Unborn Child and link her to Sophie.
  • Genevieve's Mind-linking Spell: The spell allows a witch to connect two minds together. A potion concocted using herbs, the witch's blood and host's blood, which will then be drunk by the target. Doing so allows the drinkers to see into the host's mind and access their memories which the witch can then guide through.
    • Incantation: -TBA-
    • Requirements: Blood of target to be drunk, Herbs
    • Used by: In Long Way Back From Hell, Genevieve performed this spell on Klaus and Rebekah Mikealson in order to show him her betrayal, getting her revenge on Rebekah for killing her in her previous life.
  • Connective Magic: A powerful spell that bonds a supernatural creature to a witch, allowing her to draw on their strengths to gain more power without harming the target.
    • With a witch: The spell connects the power of two witches allowing one witch to draw power from the other, while augmenting the latter's power. It is unique such that the former was able to fully channel power even when the latter is miles away.
      • Incantation: Med dette seglet, cum soluta nobis saman. Med dette seglet, cum soluta nobis saman. Med dette seglet, cum soluta nobis saman. Med dette seglet, cum soluta nobis saman.
      • Requirements: Five Torches, Circle of salt, Runic Symbols
    • With an immortal being: The spell connects the power of a witch to an immortal allowing the former to draw on the latter's strength to achieve true immortality in conjunction with the immortality slumber spell. However, neutralizing or killing said immortal being would similarly affect the witch.
      • Incantation: Medareno sometswar. Medareno sometswar.
      • Requirements: Salt drawn in an infinity symbol, Candles, Blood of targets, Chalices
    • Used by: In Save My Soul, Dahlia performed this spell with Freya's aid in order to connect their magics and draw from Freya's power while augmenting the latter's magic. In Ashes to Ashes, She performed it once more with Klaus to free herself from her restriction of being limited to only one year per century, by binding herself to Klaus, whose strength as an immortal allowed her to do so. However, his weaknesses were also shared with her.
  • The Rite of Nines: A ritual that augments an ancestral witch's power through the linking and subsequent sacrifice of one witch from each of the nine covens of New Orleans - preferably young and prodigious. The immense amount of magical power gained by the witch performing the ritual is believed to elevate them to a level of strength unlike any other witch in any of the New Orleans covens.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: 9 children from each of the nine covens
    • Used by: In They All Asked For You, it is revealed that Eva Sinclair attempted to complete the Rite of Nines, but was stopped before she could complete it.
  • Link Exploitation Spell: A spell that exploits the link between witches united by a single power source. Through their magic, witches can spy upon other members of their coven, hearing them as if they were present in the same room. Additionally, forcing enough magic through the link can cause all linked witches to fall unconscious.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Requirements: Source of Power (Hand of Glory).
    • Used By: In Heart Shaped Box, One of the Strix witches was able to tap into the link to listen in Davina and Kol's conversation about the Sireline Unlinking spell; the witch listening in went into a trance-like state to focus while scribbling down the conversation. Kol, Channeling the dark magic in the Hand of Glory and Davina later exploited the same link and was able to knock out Davina, and several other Strix witches before they were able to kill Hayley. While their magics were linked, they were not linked together though a traditional linking spell; thus if one witch died the others would continue to live.
  • Expression Linking Spell: A powerful non-verbal spell that allow the witch to link two people, including themselves in a matter of seconds simply by focusing. The witch will then be able to restraint the target's movements and distance which they can go to however far she pleases, acting as a leash. However, like any linking spell, whatever happens to one is also inflicted on the other.
    • Requirements: Expression
    • Used by: In She's Come Undone, Bonnie Bennett has used this spell to link herself to Katherine, in order to keep her away from Silas.

Locator Spells

Locator spells allow witches to discern the location of an object or person anywhere in the world. Locator spells are ineffective if the person or object is being hidden with a cloaking spell.

  • Locator Spell:Caster will receive a vision of the object's/person's location.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Sequitas Sanguinem.
    • Requirements: Map, Object or blood belonging to target
    • Used by: The first known user of this spell was Sheila Bennett in Fool Me Once, when Bonnie was kidnapped by Anna and her minion, Ben. She states that the spell was 'simple', though that can be attributed to her knowledge and experience to the craft. Some time later, Bonnie would use this spell on numerous occasions, with her first use of the spell in Rose, though the spell was muttered and non-audible. Unlike her Grams, who likely taught her the spell, she was affected briefly by using the spell, getting a small nosebleed due to using too much magic in a short amount of time. She has used it more frequently as she has become more sure in her abilities, such as to find both the 1994 (Black Hole Sun) and 1903 (A Bird in a Gilded Cage) prison world Ascendants as well as to find Julian (Cold as Ice). Liv Parker states she learned this spell in the first grade, though 'played-dumb' and let Bonnie teach it to her. She has used it twice, once to locate Wes Maxfield (Total Eclipse of the Heart), and another to locate Elena Gilbert (Gone Girl).
  • Tracking Spell: The spell causes blood to move across a map to point at the target's location while chanting.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum Nas Ex Veras, Sequita Saguines, Ementas Asten Mihan Ega Petous
    • Requirements: Map, Blood of target / Blood of relative
    • Used by: In Do Not Go Gentle, Bonnie Bennett specifically performs this spell to locate Esther after her resurrection, though the spell failed because Esther was channeling more power than that of Bonnie's.
  • Shadow Locator Spell: The spell allows one to pinpoint the location of the target through physical contact with an object of their possession. At the moment of the spell's succession, the person will receive a vision of the target's location and an apparition will flash before the target.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum Nas Ex Veras
    • Requirements: Possession of target, Strands of target's hair, Blood of person attempting to locate the target
    • Used by: In The Sacrifice, Jonas Martin used this spell to allow Elijah to locate and project his form to wherever Elena was.
  • Object Locator Spell: A powerful spell used to find missing objects by receiving a vision of the target. It acts like a reverse locator spell as the witch use's the connection from the previous owner of the object to find it. When enacted, the object in question gets charged with magic and may have a number of effects when touched (Burning the current holder / Producing sparks etc.).
    • Incantation: Anta Cotis Syrum, Anta Cotis Syrum.
    • Requirements: Previous possessor of the object.
    • Used by: In Disturbing Behavior, Gloria preforms this spell for Klaus to help him find the location of a Necklace using Rebekah as a connection since she had worn the it for centuries prior.
  • Qetsiyah's Locator Spell: A powerful locator spell which allows the caster to receive visions of the object's/person's location anywhere even if it is constantly moving.
    • Incantation: Vitto Brosche Tarem Car Manifesto Fen.
    • Requirements: Qetsiyah's Talisman
    • Used by: In Monster's Ball, Qetsiyah, enhanced by the power of her Talisman while using Traditional Magic, performed this spell to find the exact location of her mystical Anchor, that was in the possession of the Travelers.
  • Traveler Locator Spell: A spell used by the Travelers to find their targets, allowing them to receive visions of their location from an open fire.
    • Incantation: Ole Heldhat Eina Odvozniti.
    • Requirements: Fire
    • Used by: In What Lies Beneath, Markos and the Travelers used this spell to locate Stefan and Elena, during which they chanted over open flames which revealed to Markos their location.
  • Luke's Locator Spell: The spell allows the caster to see visions of the target's location in his mind.
    • Incantation: Permisso Laca Tha Tar.
    • Requirements: Object belonging to the target, Map
    • Used by: In What Lies Beneath, Luke Parker used this spell to find Enzo on Damon's orders. According to Luke, the spell was powerful enough to find anyone in the world, but since Enzo was dead, the spell was unsuccessful. Another alternative was that Enzo had hired a more powerful witch to perform a cloaking spell upon himself.
  • Vision Exchange Spell: The spell works by connecting the sight of two witches, giving one witch the ability to see through the other one's eyes.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Physium Calva.
    • Requirements: Candle.
    • Used by: In The Day I Tried To Live, Liv used this spell in order to connect to Kai (who merged with Luke) and see through his eyes, in order to locate him.
  • Gemini Progeny Locator Spell: A spell that allows a witch to locate the position of an unborn child transported by the Gemini Surrogate Spell, the blood travels along the map and ignites upon reaching proximity to the babies.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos quare infantatum, Phasmatos quare filios, Ado finet terraeum, Nunc temos rogamus, Combutis et sanguinem.
    • Requirements: Map, Candles, Blood of parent
    • Used by: In Best Served Cold, Valerie Tulle used this spell when she tried to locate Alaric's unborn children. The spell led to the revelation that they were magically transferred to Caroline's womb upon Jo's death.
  • Huntress Locator Spell: This spell is specifically used to locate the Huntress, Rayna Cruz; the spell utilized the completed Phoenix sword to track her.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos invenira venatrixos isto gladio ulla onyx
    • Requirements: Map, Candles, Black Sand, Phoenix Sword & Stone
    • Used by: In Postcards from the Edge Bonnie and Nora Hildegard used this spell in order to find Rayna's whereabouts. Using the Phoenix sword that was crafted specifically for her, they were able to find her location in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Valerie's Vision Locator Spell: The spell allows a witch to enter the mind of a person magically connected to the target and amplify said connection, allowing the witch to discern the location of their target.
    • Incantation: None
    • Requirements: Connection to the Target, Circle of Salt, Candles, Picture of Target
    • Used by: In I Went to the Woods, Valerie Tulle performed this spell and by amplifying Rayna's visions, she was able to locate Stefan, currently trapped in the body of a mortal.
  • Ancestral Locator Spell: Various spells used by witches of the French Quarter to locate people through the use of ancestral magic, sand and a map.
    • Sophie's Spell: The energy will move sand across a map to form a linear path towards the target's location.
      • Incantation: ...Salacku, tusdeh do...
      • Used By: In Tangled Up In Blue, Sophie performed this spell, while Katie's Ancestral Mass Pain Infliction Spell hid the use of her magic from Davina.
    • Davina and Kol's Spell: The energy will be drawn from the belongings of the target and the sand will come together, making a single pile on the map, which will show the target's location.
      • Incantation: Ce che vous, pro la busque. Ce che vous, pro la busque. Ce che vous, pro la busque.
      • Used By: In Sanctuary, Davina, channeling Kol, performed this spell for Aiden to find Josh who had been taken by Finn (possessing Vincent).
    • Vincent's Spell: This spell utilizes the blood of a secondary target, that has been exposed to the primary target, in order to track them.
      • Incantation: Aducté do mi volum ix ti de...
      • Requirements: Map, Object that belongs to the target (occasionally), Sand, Candles, Blood
      • Used By: In Alone with Everybody Vincent used Josh's blood to track Sofya, whom he had gotten his blood on.
    • Van's Spell: This spell utilizes the power of the Regent to locate any target on Earth, even those whole were supposedly buried at sea.
      • Incantation: À cusco lè corpus, À cusco lè corpus, À cusco lè corpus
      • Requirements: Map, Object that belongs to the target (occasionally), One candle at each corner of the map, Power of Regent
      • Used By: In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Van, working with Lucien as the New Regent performs his spell to find Rebekah's daggered and hidden body.
  • To Find a Person's Remains: The spell summons a path of wind that will lead to the target's location. A small vortex will than swirl at the location, pinpointing it.
    • Incantation: Soeurs et freres, mwen rele sou nou. Mennen me sa me chache.
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: In The Casket Girls, Sophie Deveraux used this spell to find the hidden remains of the witch Celeste Dubois.
  • Esther's Locator Spell:
    • Incantation: Où tu fuis, A pouvoir la trouver. Yonn souri nan zeb
    • Requirements: None
    • Used by: In Live and Let Die, Esther Mikaelson used this spell in an attempt to locate Davina Claire.
  • Water Divination Spell:
    • Incantation: Ma te ak san sou ki à lumière la fille
    • Requirements: Bowl of water, Three rose petals, Drop of caster's blood
    • Used by: In Live and Let Die, Esther used this second spell in an attempt to find Davina Claire. In a glass bowl of water she placed three rose petals and a drop of her own blood. Kol focused and conjured her in his mind as his mother chanted. (It is likely she used one of Davina's revived roses so it may be possible that the rose is in fact one of the objects enchanted by the targeted witch).
  • White Oak Stake Locator Spell:
    • Incantation: L'arme filium. Pa kenbe ex oculus. Indi...
    • Requirements: Salt with a drawn runic symbol, Candles, assorted stones and powder.
    • Used by: In Rebirth, Esther Mikaelson (while possessing Cassie) cast this spell for Francesca Correa to find the location of the White Oak Stake. She drew a triangular symbol in some salt and also utilized a number of stones in this spell. The spell would seemingly work psychically as there was no map involved, and since Cassie had her eyes closed.
  • Davina's Locator Charm:
    • Used by: In Red Door, Davina Claire mentioned to Kaleb that when she resurrected the Original Vampire, she made sure that she would always know his location. She performed the spell months prior to Kol destroying the magic that bound the bracelet of obedience. It is unknown whether or not she bound her locator charm to the bracelet since it was previously spelled as a dark object.
  • Vision Locator Spell: The witch performing the spell will receive visions of the target's location as well as their current actions.
    • Incantation: We du le mon ennemi on ton. We du le mon ennemi on ton.
    • Requirements: A circle of salt with 8 symbols, a candle
    • Used by: In Brotherhood of the Damned, Davina Claire performed this spell at Klaus' request in order to find Finn and determine the source of his power.
  • Poppet Locator Spell: The spell is performed by flicking a poppet of the target above the map, in a circle of many candles, unknown herbs and a jar full of caterpillars.
    • Incantation: De vuales numerus puerum. De vuales numerus puerum
    • Requirements: Dozens of candles, unknown herbs, a poppet, map, jar full of caterpillars
    • Used by: In The Devil is Damned, Finn performed this spell in order to break the cloaking spell on Hope and locate her, but he was unsuccessful.
  • Runic Locator Spell: This spell allows a witch to locate their target by waving a burning sage above the runic tile on a small stone basin in front of the map. Thus, marking target's whereabouts on the map. The spell is considered ancient magic and the rune tile is carved with the symbol of the target. It is powerful enough to break through Hope's cloaking spell.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Candles, Assorted herbs (Wormwood, Ripple Weed, Burning Sage etc.), Runic Tiles, Map, Stone Basin
    • Used by: In The Devil is Damned, Freya performed this spell in order to break through the cloaking spell on Hope and locate her. It worked successfully, unlike any of Finn's spells. She performed it once again in order to locate Hayley, who at the time was trying to flee New Orleans with Hope in City Beneath The Sea.
  • Tracing Spell: A spell that allows a witch to locate another witch, by using an object/person that was under the effects of the targeted witch's magic. Thus, by tracing the witch's magic, the spell leads to the witch themselves.
    • Requirements: Object Affected by the Target's Magic, Smudge stick made of sage leaves, Astrological sign of Taurus.
    • Incantation: Inveniere potencia reparon malifica. Inveniere potencia reparon malifica.
    • Used by: In Night Has A Thousand Eyes Freya and Rebekah Mikaelson attempted this spell in order to locate Dahlia, by using Jackson who was previously a victim of Dahlia's magic. However, upon finding out of Dahlia's bond to Freya & her power, Rebekah stopped the spell.
  • Compass Spell: A spell that directs a witch to a target object in a subtle manner by using the mechanics of a water compass.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Requirements: Pointer (toothpick, needle etc.), Glass of liquid, Target object.
    • Used by: In Ashes to Ashes, Freya Mikaelson used this spell to locate the Indestructible White Oak Stake.
  • Freya's Locator Spell: A spell that allows a witch to pinpoint ones location with a circle of black sand made in the center of a map, the sand circles around the map and finally stop in a ring, indicating the target's location.
    • Incantation: Vinde val tratunderes. Vinde val tratunderes.
    • Requirements: Black Sand, Map, Candles, Connection to the Target
    • Used by: In You Hung The Moon Freya Mikaelson used this spell when she was searching for Hayley Kenner, however she was unable to find her due to Davina's cloaking spell. In A Walk on the Wild Side, she used it once again at the request of Klaus and Lucian to find Alexis, this time successfully.
  • Worldwide Locator Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch with enough power to locate a target on a global scale.
    • Incantation: Le six ce strul no cruv. Le six ce strul no cruv. Le six ce strul no cruv.
    • Requirements: Bowl of relative's blood, World Map, Candles
    • Used by: In Out of the Easy, Freya Mikaelson used this spell when she was trying to find where the Strix hid Rebekah however, she was not able to bypass the spell cloaking her.
  • Mortality Locator Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch with enough power to locate a target, living or dead, on a map with an infinity symbol in the center.
    • ​Incantation: Chasé la verde la perdo. Chasé la verde la perdo.
    • Requirements: A Map, Black Sand, Candles, Connection to the Target.
    • Used by: In An Old Friend Calls, Davina Claire used this spell for Josh, on Marcel's behalf, to search for the missing members of The Strix while also discerning that they were all dead.
  • Spindle Locator Spell: The spell allows a witch to break through cloaking spells and locate their target, unless the cloaking spell in question was cast by a greater source of power than used to empower the locator spell and the spindle that is used as a conduit.
    • Incantation: Cherko ils serachi. Cherko ils serachi. Cherko ils serachi.
    • Requirements: Hanging Spindle, Candles, Map
    • Used by: In Heart Shaped Box, Freya Mikaelson performed this spell several times, though with no results. The spell eventually broke through the cloaking spell performed on Aurora, though by pinning the spindle to a postcard of the church instead of finding her location on the map, when she herself arrived to the church where Freya was performing the spell. It remains unknown whether Freya's spell broke through the cloaking spell or if Aurora's cloaking spell was undone by the time she arrived.
  • Expression Locator Spell: The witch is able to find anyone anywhere simply by focusing. Two versions are known to exist. The first is done by dropping a possession of the target's into a fire which will then produce a path of flame and wind leading towards them. The second, more advanced version, is done without even having any of the target's possession.
    • Requirements: Expression, Possession of the target's (sometimes)
    • Used by: In Into the Wild, Bonnie Bennett, first used this expression spell to find Shane on the island using a piece of Jeremy's clothing. She performed it for a second time to find Silas at the caves in Pictures of You.
  • Adversary Locator Spell: A spell that allows a witch to discern the locations of a person's enemies, specifically those that pose large threats.
    • Incantation: Calaste piso tal tras es tros. Calaste piso tal tras es tros.
    • Requirements: Ashes of the Enemies' Belonging, Target's Blood, Map, Candles
    • Used by: In An Old Friend Calls, Kol designed the spell and gave it to Freya who then located Klaus' biggest enemies with it. Freya would later perform the spell again, in
  • Soul-Blood Connection Spell: A less-effective form of a locator spell that utilizes the soul echo of a possession in order to track the body that the spirit once possessed.
    • Incantation: None
    • Requirements: Blood from the possessed and possessor’s bodies, Map, Metal Spindle, Tibetan singing bowl (For amplification)
    • Used by: In Behind the Black Horizon, Davina, with Kol’s assistance performed this spell (on Vincent’s request) to track him down to save himself and Freya from Lucien.

Lycanthropy Spells

Lycanthropy spells are specifically made to target the werewolf species, allowing witches to directly manipulate their unique physiology.

  • Transformation Pacing Spell: A spell that is able to accelerate or decelerate a werewolf’s transformation.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: In The Sun Also Rises, Greta Martin used this spell to slow down the transformation of the werewolf Jules, making the pain even more unbearable. Davina Claire (The Casket Girls) used this spell to force Klaus to transform.
  • Werewolf Weakening Spell: An enchantment meant to suppress the strength and aggression of a werewolf.
    • Incantation: Onon de es Sinj un Ctas,on Gu ol De.
    • Requirements: Token, Sap, Powder, Ring of stones
    • Used by: In Every Mother's Son, a flashback reveals that Esther performed this spell on a Starling Necklace and gave it to a young Klaus. As he continued to wear it, it would suppress his werewolf nature.
  • Crescent Moon Curse Reversal: A counter-spell to the Werewolf Moon Curse that allows the cursed werewolves to return to their human form.
    • Directions: Grind herbs into a liquid paste and targets must consume it the following full moon.
    • Used by: In Le Grand Guignol, Celeste Dubois (while possessing the witch Sabine Laurent) used this spell to reverse her curse placed on the Crescent wolves.
  • Revoking The Crescent Curse: A powerful spell that allows a witch to revoke the Crescent Curse, a spell used to condemn werewolves to their wolf form for the entire month except the full moon, by tapping into the ancestor's magic that cast the original spell.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Requirements: Power granted by The Ancestors.
    • Used by: In You Hung the Moon, Davina Claire used this spell on Hayley in order to revoke the curse on her & her pack by channeling Céleste Dubois' magic.

Mental Spells

Mental spells allow witches to affect the mind of a target, manipulating both the conscious and sub-conscious, in numerous of ways. It is most commonly used on memories.

  • Maddox's Compulsion Spell: The spell allows the witch to remotely control of the a target, manipulating their minds like a puppet. The target is controlled such that they to copy the actions of the witch, saying what they say.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Target
    • Used by: In The Last Day, Maddox used this spell on Carol Lockwood, in order to obtain Tyler. She seemed to be aware of what her actions however, she did not understand why.
  • Bonnie's Information Gathering Spell: The spell induces a suggestive trance-state onto a target by applying wet fingers to the temples of the target, allowing they to comply to any question asked. Similar to hypnosis.
    • Requirements: Candles placed evenly around the room, Water, Physical contact with target
    • Used by: In Crying Wolf, Bonnie Bennett performed this on a drugged Luka Martin to gain information about the moonstone, Klaus and his sister, Greta.
  • Gloria's Information Gathering Ritual: The spell allows the witch to establish a connection between them and the target's essence through their blood. A concoction of various herbs is then spread onto the witch's palms and upon physical contact, the witch will receive the information they seek from their victim's memories through visions.
    • Requirements: Ring of candles, Assorted herbs (Witch hazel, Diviner's sage, Vervain etc.), Physical contact with target, Target constantly bleeding
    • Used by: In Disturbing Behavior, Gloria used this spell on Stefan in conjunction with a Paralysis spell to gather more information on Elena.
  • Darkness Reversal Spell: The spell allows one to reverse the damage of a broken psyche which brings out a dark alter-ego. It is common amongst witches who get obsessed with Dark Magic, thereby acting out their darkest impulses from the lack of self-control. The spell requires the target to consume a herbal remedy twice on a daily basis in order to be successful.
    • Requirements: Possession of target from before they turned dark, Assorted herbs
    • Used by: In Break On Through, Bonnie Bennett in an attempt to cure Alaric of his dark alter-ego from the effects of being resurrected too many times by the Gilbert Ring. Herbs were used as a binding agent.
  • Qetsiyah's Dream Manipulation Spell: The target of the witch's spell will receive dreams, created specifically by the witch and may show visions of actual happenings.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: In Original Sin, Qetsiyah cast the spell on Elena and Katherine in order to lead them and Damon to her cabin where Stefan was.
  • Qetsiyah's Memory Restoration Spell: The target of the spell, previously a victim of memory loss will receive all of their lost memories in a violent process, as well as all of the emotions lost with the memories, which can lead to emotional problems.
    • Used by: In Handle with Care, Qetsiyah performed this spell on Stefan, forcing him to relive and remember his memories. The spell also caused intense mental pain.
  • Vision Removal Spell: A spell used by Travelers to reverse a spell that caused a repeating circle of connected visions in the last remaining doppelgängers, Stefan and Elena. The original curse was intended to ensure that the two doppelgängers would always find each other, but Markos eventually performed the removal spell, with the help of his fellow Travelers, to prove to Damon that they weren't enemies.
    • Incantation: Uvon Nispoceh Vi Cristine Kuzlo Chelos Bih(te)
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used by: In Resident Evil, the Traveler's leader Markos, and a few unnamed travelers (passenger-ed into new bodies) performed this spell on Elena and Stefan
  • Mind Mending Spell: The spell allows a witch to heal and stabilize the mental state of a target by first putting them into an enchanted sleep.
    • Incantation: Mal il de lui, ai malheur nuit cette san
    • Requirements: Merlock orchid, Symbols on target's neck
    • Used by: Esther would perform this spell upon Mikael's return from his battles. In order to mend his mind, she would create two claw-like symbols on his neck and use the rare Merlock orchid to put him to sleep. It was revealed in Chasing the Devil’s Tail that Ansel would seek out the merlock orchid for Esther. Later on, through the use of the same herbs, she would awaken him and his mind would be soothed. She performed the same spell on Elijah a 1000 years later in Red Door.
  • Esther's Forgetting Spell: The spell allows a witch to alter the memories of another even that of an Original Vampire, allowing the target to forget any unwanted memories. It was powerful enough to last more than 1000 years.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: It was revealed in Red Door, that Esther had performed this spell on Elijah to let him forget killing Tatia, his love.
  • Esther's Memory Restoration Spell: The spell allows one to regain previously sealed memories in a gradual manner. When cast upon, the target will bounce between reality and a dream state whilst remembering.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: A candle
    • Used by: In Red Door, Esther (in possession of Lenore) on Elijah to let him remember the actual events of Tatia's death.
  • Compulsion Removal Spell: A powerful spell that is able to remove and undo every compulsion made on the target by a vampire. The process causes extreme pain onto the target and the more compulsion is needed to be erased, and the longer it takes to run.
  • Davina's Forgetting Spell: The spell allows one to remove the memory of the target even that of an Original Vampire, such as one as large as a period of their lives or as specific as a certain location.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Used by: In House of the Rising Son, Davina performed this spell on Rebekah so that she would not remember her location. Attempted on Josh.
  • Freya's Memory Transference Spell: The spell allows a witch to share selected memories of herself onto others, experiencing them as though they were there.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Used by: In Save My Soul, Freya Mikaelson on her siblings Rebekah, Elijah and Klaus to show them of her abduction by Dahlia.
  • Mind Breaching Spell: A powerful ritual that allows a witch drawing on a source of massive, but anchored power to breach someone's conscious mind. Such a spell can lead to the victim's death under the right circumstances, by destroying the soul but leave the body alive, for someone to take possession of.
    • Incantation: Pontem Praesidio. Anchora Immortalibus. Per menta mi heava cor anmina. Pontem Praesidio. Anchora Immortalibus.
    • Requirements: Victim, Triangle of Salt, Source of massive (anchored) power.
    • Used by: In Exquisite Corpse Freya Mikaelson, by channeling her brother Elijah and Klaus for power, performed this ritual in order to free Rebekah, who was trapped in Eva's mindscape. The spell worked by projecting the consciousness of Vincent and Marcel into Eva's mind. The spell eventually led to Eva's death (Vincent's distraction lead to Rebekah killing Eva's conscious), while allowing Rebekah to remain in her body. This spell was devised by Esther.
  • Freya’s Mind Weakening Spell: A spell that targets and incapacitates the mind. Given continued exposure can result in death. The great mental fortitude of old vampires can resist against this spell.
    • Incantation: TBA
    • Requirements: Weakened Victim
    • Used by: In The Other Girl in New Orleans, Freya Mikaelson performed this spell on the restrained Tristan de Martel in order to weaken his mind in order for Elijah to psychically access the information regarding to Rebekah’s watery grave. It should also be noted that this spell was strong enough to kill an extremely aged vampire, like that of an original. Though Tristan was injected with hibiscus and mugwort (to counteract vervain) as well as werewolf venom, he still possessed excellent mental fortitude that was barely chipped away.
  • Ariane’s Memory Acquisition Spell: A spell to absorb all manner of information that pinpoints patterns from chaos, as it allows the witch to view the history (memory of the subject) as a whole.
    • Incantation: Non-Verbal
    • Requirements: Water as a conductor, Subject's mind to be entered.
    • Used by: In Wild at Heart Ariane performed this spell, on Aya's behalf, on Elijah to see, know and understand everything that Elijah has learned in a thousand years in order to divine the weapon that could be used against the Originals. Though untrained, Ariane's spell vaguely revealed the weapon through the use of a non-specific riddle.
  • Deceased Memory Acquisition Spell: A dangerous spell meant to channel a recently dead target in order to search and absorb specific memories.
    • Incantation: Acti vase da cona
    • Requirements: Deceased Target
    • Used by: In Dead Angels Davina and The Sisters performed this spell on the body of Ariane in order to see the memories she obtained from Elijah to discern the weapon that could kill an original.

Message Spells

Message spells enable witches to communicate over vast distances by supernaturally sending messages across space. Usually, the message requires a personal belong of the target's to contact them.

  • Message Spell: A spell that is able to send messages across space by destroying a message with fire only to be transported and appear to the intended recipient.
    • Bonnie's Incantation: Unknown
    • Genevieve's Incantation: Prend ce message ce au le centre se levant.
    • Cassie and Rebekah's Incantation: Vain se message sa a le main sur la vain.
    • Freya's Incantation: Touve mon se kavo. Touve mon se kavo.
    • Requirements: Possession of target (strands of hair, personal belongings etc.)
    • Used by: Bonnie Bennett first performed this spell in order to sent a kidnapped Elena a message by igniting the paper in Rose. Genevieve used a similar spell in order to bring Mikael to New Orleans by sending him a photo of Klaus and Marcel in Long Way Back From Hell. Rebekah and Cassie later tried the same spell, so that Rebekah could send her brothers a message, however, before it could take effect, they were stopped in Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire. Freya, using her and Rebekah's (while possessing Eva) connection to magic, sent a message on a crumpled paper to Rebekah's location. She has used the spell twice, once successfully (For the Next Millennium), and once unsuccessfully after Rebekah's witch body was killed (Beautiful Mistake).
  • Warning Spell: A spell that allows a witch to send a message or a warning to their target.
    • Directions: The spell must be performed by drawing power from the candle's flames. In order to send a message to the target, a witch must write the symbols with salt. The same symbols will then be carved as a wound into the target's wrist. The spell is bound by a candle's flame, therefore, when that flame is extinguished, the target's wound will disappear.
    • Used by: In Chasing the Devil’s Tail, Esther Mikaelson used this spell to send a warning to her son, Kol. Later on, she extinguished the candle she used in her spell and Kol's injury healed.
  • Devinette: A mystical riddle that Witches use to teach their children, it manifests as tattoo-like writing on the subject's skin. Once the subject solves the riddle the writing disappears.
    • Incantation: None
    • Used by: In Long Way Back From Hell, Monique Deveraux cast this spell, per Celeste's request, on Elijah to lead him to where she was holding Klaus and Rebekah.

Offensive Spells

Offensive spells, like Curses and Hexes, allow witches to attack or cause harm to somebody commonly in a more direct and immediate way. They are widely used during combat situations and usually only lasts for as long as the spell is cast.

  • Nature-Empowered Pain infliction Spell: An extremely powerful spell that channels nature and the power of 100 witches capable of killing an Original Vampire. When enacted, the spell summons a storm and inferno in addition to inflicting pain onto the target. Because this spell requires a massive amount of power, a witch could risk killing themselves in the process if they aren't too careful.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Infero Eseri Gratas, Disasustos Vom, Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te. Victamas Veras. Phasmatos Tribum, Niha Sue Exilum, Disasustos Vom, Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te. Levam, Mina Sue Te, Disasustos Vom, Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te. Phasmatos Veras. Fes Matos Tribum, Mas Pro Tes Unum. Victas Ex Melam, Phasmatos Vanem. Mas Pro Je Ta Sue Te.
    • Requirements: Power of 100 dead witches
    • Used by: In The Sun Also Rises, Bonnie Bennett, charged with the power of 100 dead witches, used this spell in an attempt to kill Klaus while he was weakened from breaking the Hybrid Curse.
  • Pain Infliction Spell: A spell to induce pain or bodily harm. It is similar to the passive, non-verbal pain infliction power used by most witches albeit, a stronger, more forceful variation.
    • Olivia's Incantation: Phasmatos Pyrox Morsinus Illum...
    • Kai's Incantation: Phasmatos superous em animi...
    • Bonnie's Incantation: Phasmatos Morsinus Pyrox Allum
    • Used by: In Man on Fire, Liv used this spell on Stefan and Elena, under Enzo's orders since he had Luke hostage. In Christmas Through Your Eyes, Kai performed this spell on Liv, after draining some of her magic. In Age of Innocence, Bonnie performs a similar spell of Liv's in order to incapacitate Oscar.
  • Traveler Pain Infliction Spell: A powerful spell used by Travelers to inflict pain and eventually knock out the target.
    • Incantation: Evas Elabuk Estupey.
    • Requirements: A group of Traveler witches
    • Used by: In Total Eclipse of the Heart, Sloan and the other Travelers used this spell several times, once to subdue Damon and Enzo and then again on Elena and Stefan. Markos and his followers later performed the same spell on Elena and in What Lies Beneath.
  • Qetsiyah's Pain Infliction Spell: The spell allows the witch to inflict pain on the victim. Similar to the non-verbal pain infliction power used by most witches but done possibly when one requires it quick but do not have the time for mental concentration to passively cast it.
    • Incantation: Ah Sha Lana
    • Used by: In Original Sin, Qetsiyah used this spell under her breath as Damon was strangling her, as she was caught by surprise and was unable to focus.
  • Telekinesis Spell: A spell to induce telekinesis. It is similar to the passive, non-verbal telekinetic power used by most witches albeit, a stronger, more forceful variation.
    • Incantation: Motus / Phasmatos Motus Robix (Alternate)
    • Kai's Incantation: Vodux
    • Nora's Incantation: Phasmatos Motus
    • Mary Louise's Incantation: Vido
    • Oscar's First Incantation: Espirimus paratis!
    • Oscar's Second Incantation: Aerodux Motus
    • Used by: This spell was first performed by Bonnie Bennett when she was stuck at the prison dimension. In The World Has Turned and Left Me Here, she used the spell to throw a pickaxe into Kai's heart and then again to pull Damon off of Kai in order to transport him back to the mortal plane. To date, Bonnie has used this spell more frequently (occurring in I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime, Postcards from the Edge, Somebody That I Used to Know, and in Kill 'Em All) than all the other known users.Olivia Parker first used this spell when Tyler chased after her in Rescue Me, claiming it was rude to leave Jeremy like she did, as well as calling her a "newbie" witch. She then turned around and with a flick of her wrist, pushed Tyler backwards, through the air and onto the ground. The spell also caused all of the tables and chairs to move away from the spot on which Tyler was about land. She subsequently used this spell again to throw a fork into Kai's chest in The Day I Tried To Live. It should also be noted that she, before she was interrupted the first time begin the spell with Phasmatos, making her the first to perform this variation and Nora the second. Kai has also performed this spell on various occasion , in Christmas Through Your Eyes and twice in I'm Thinking Of You All The While. This was also attempted by Lucas Parker (in Rescue Me) when confronting Jeremy and Tyler before being interrupted. Luke performed the alternate spell in Prayer For the Dying upon Kai, when Jo was unable to do the Merge, and wanted to leave. Three of the Heretics, have also performed one or another of the variations in Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take (Nora then Mary Louise), Age of Innocence (Both of Oscar's spells), and Days of Future Past (Nora).
  • Explosion Spell: The spell violently explodes all of the objects surrounding the target while telekinetically moving them towards the target at the same time.
    • Incantation: Vados
    • Used by: Bonnie Bennett has used this spell during one of her confrontations with Kai in Do You Remember the First Time?, though the spell only slowed him down for a little while.
  • Knock-out Spell: The spell renders the target instantly unconscious when cast.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Somnus
    • Used by: In The Day I Tried To Live, Olivia Parker performed this spell on Tyler when she didn't when him interfering with her revenge plans. Mary Louise also used this (or a similar spell) on Caroline to prevent her form escaping in Never Let Me Go.
  • Suffocation Spell: The spell which allows the castor to rapidly restrict the target's airways, stopping air from flowing and causing them to asphyxiate.
    • Incantation: Lihednat Dolchitni.
    • Used by: In What Lies Beneath, Maria and two other Travelers performed this spell on Jeremy.
  • Traveler Acidic Blood Spell: A spell used by Travelers to raise the acidity level in the target's blood. Making it undrinkable even for vampires.
    • Incantation: Osoarmavas ocre item otum et sine.
    • Used by: In No Exit, the Travelers, on Wes Maxfield's request, cast this spell on Enzo when Damon was feeding on him to raise the acidity level in his blood to that of hydrochloric acid.
  • Acidic Blood Spell: The spell will turn the blood of a person into acid.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos navaro pulsus sanguinox.
    • Used by: In Woke Up With a Monster, Kai used this spell on Elena, during his practice of magic. However, the first time he knocked her out while the second time, he melted her daylight ring.
  • Bone Breaking Spell: The spell allows witches to violently crack the bones of a target.
    • Incantation: Ossox / Phasmatos Ossox / Errox femus
    • Used by: Bonnie used this spell twice on Kai, during her final confrontation with him in I'm Thinking Of You All The While, in order to make him reverse the sleeping spell he put on Elena Gilbert. She has since used both of the alternate spells, the former used on Julian's vampires friends in Things We Lost in the Fire and the latter was attempted on Enzo in Moonlight on the Bayou, though he had suppressed her magic. Nora also attempted to used the original spell on Enzo in Days of Future Past though Enzo force fed her a magic suppression pill made from Rayna's blood.
  • Qetsiyah's Desiccation Spell: An extremely powerful spell that's stops a heart from working through magic alone. Blood will stop flowing and the body of the target will desiccate.
    • Incantation: A Vita Exahi. Isespotro Adimasero.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the target's heart.
    • Used by: In Monster's Ball, Qetsiyah performed this spell in order to desiccate the Immortal, Silas. The spell paralyzed him in place, which allowed Qetsiyah to push her hand into his chest and squeeze his heart in order to enact the spell.
  • Petrification Spell: An extremely powerful non-verbal spell enacted through sheer will and focus alone. It petrifies the target rapidly by clotting their blood and turning every bone, muscle and joint into stone. However, the spell as such is bound to the life of the caster.
    • Requirements: Expression, Indomitable Will
    • Used by: In The Walking Dead, Bonnie Bennett used this spell in order to quickly petrify the Immortal, Silas and neutralize his mental abilities while using expression magic.
  • Repulsion Spell: An offensive spell that allows a witch to endow someone's skin with vervain-like effects, ensuring that any vampire who would come into physical contact with the victim would be burned.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos extandas lomiano.
    • Used by: In Never Let Me Go, Valerie used this spell on Caroline to ensure that she could no longer be tortured by Mary Louise, however it was later revealed that she did this so that Stefan could not save her.
  • Oscar's Subduing Spell: A powerful spell that can subdue several people by causing the ground to tremble, suffocate its targets and snapping their necks all at once on human, witch and vampire alike.
    • Incantation: Espirimus Paratis
    • Requirements: None
    • Used By: In Age of Innocence, Oscar used this spell when he attacked Bonnie, Damon and Alaric. He used it to knock Bonnie and Alaric out and to snap Damon's neck.
  • Ancestral Pain Infliction Spell: A spell that is similar to the power of pain infliction, though it works on a somewhat larger scale, giving the casters the ability to subdue more vampires at a time and even those of older ages, who are commonly more resistant to aneurisms.
    • Incantation:
      • Genevieve's Incantation: Radiamis.
      • Bastiana's Incantation: Votre âme, l'ame boa.
      • Genevieve's Second Incantation: Vamisa la visia.
      • Vincent's Incantation: --TBA--
      • Vincent's Second Incantation: Passus doulé trèt...
    • Used by: In a flashback in Long Way Back From Hell, Genevieve performs her first pain infliction spell on Rebekah. Later in Le Grand Guignol Bastianna and Genevieve performed various pain-infliction spells on Thierry Vanchure and Marcel and Rebekah, respectively. In The Big Uneasy, Genevieve uses the second spell once again upon Klaus. In Alone with Everybody, Vincent, as Regent was able to use a similar spell to subdue and knockout two vampires who had grabbed him. His spell, though worked specifically on the vampires that had physical contact with him as Sofya was left unaffected. In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Vincent's second spell against Van Nguyen was unsuccessful as the Ancestors was protecting the new Regent from magic and officially shunned Vincent of their power.
  • Ancestral Mass Pain Infliction Spell: The spell commonly allows a witch to inflict pain on dozens of people at the same time, though it requires a massive amount of power, such as the unified ancestral power, charged in one witch.
    • Incantation: Donn moi se la vroh kondu feh aila ra donn toi moi. Donn moi. Salacku tusdeh do. Vala.
    • Used by: In Tangled Up In Blue, Katie performed this spell by absorbing a large amount of ancestral power with Sophie's help. It allowed her to subdue at least a dozen vampires in an attempt to save Thierry.
  • Inferno Spell: The spell will invoke violent flames over a certain location and trap the residents inside. The witches light candles and chant over them until torches ignite and the flames are replicated over a home.
    • Incantation: Fumée chaleur vicieux enfermé les vitres la bas.
    • Requirements: Candles
    • Used by: In Crescent City, Celeste, Bastianna and Genevieve performed this spell in order to burn down the Mikaelson plantation with Hayley and Jackson inside.
  • Sedation Spell: The spell will successful subdue the targets and knock them unconscious unless the target is too powerful.
    • Incantation: Gadyen nan balans, gadyen nan la foi. Se pou nou fe sa yo dwe fe.
    • Used by: In The Casket Girls, Celeste and three other witches performed this spell on Davina and Camille, though only Camille was subdued as Davina was too powerful, therefore she managed to overpower the witches.
  • Poison Kiss: A simple enchantment enacted by a kiss. It was capable of temporarily incapacitating an Original Vampire.
    • Requirements: Kiss the target
    • Used by: In Crescent City, Celeste used this spell in order to temporarily subdue Elijah.
  • Blood Poisoning Spell: The spell is performed by channeling the power of Dark Objects. It allows the witch to poison their own blood, which then successfully incapacitates a vampire as soon as they drink the said witch's blood
    • Incantation: A verte insiguinae, a tor a ver.
    • Directions: The spell is performed by crushing a handful of dried herbs and placing them in a bowl filled with white fluid. The witch then starts to chant, causing the bowl to spin rapidly. When the spell ends, the bowl's contents will be thoroughly mixed into a black, sludgy potion.
    • Requirements: Different liquids, Assorted Herbs, Bowl of milky fluid, Dark Objects
    • Used by: In The Brothers That Care Forgot, Davina Claire performed this spell when she was preparing for a confrontation with Klaus.
  • Blood Poisoning Revival Spell: A reversal spell to cure the blood of a victim of dark magic blood poisoning. This spell is powerful enough to effectively revive an Original Vampire, ending the original spells’ hour of incapacitation early.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: The witch who originally cast the blood-poisoning spell.
    • Used by: In The Brothers That Care Forgot, Davina Claire performed this spell to reverse and revive Klaus in order to stop Esther.
  • Heart Crushing Spell: The victim's heart will be crushed or eventually ripped out from their chest. The process however can be stopped by disturbing the witch who is performing the spell.
    • Incantation: Le specto tre colo ves bestia.
    • Used by: In Chasing the Devil’s Tail, Finn Mikaelson (in possession of Vincent) used this spell on Hayley. Had it not been for Jackson, Finn would have managed to kill her.
  • Sacrificial Telekinesis Spell: The spell allows a witch to telekinetically lift and throw a person or object with great force such as a Original Vampire.
    • Incantation: Lec tare sel vipre.
    • Used by: In The Devil is Damned, Finn Mikaelson used this spell on Elijah when he came for Hope, throwing him around until he ended up in her room.
  • Aphasia Spell: A spell that renders the target unable to speak, leaving them gasping for air as they struggle against the spell’s effects. The spell will be released with a wave of the caster’s hand.
    • Incantation: Unknown (Cast prior to Freya's Arrival)
    • Used By: In A Walk on the Wild Side, Alexis used this spell, in correspondence with her clairvoyance, to preemptively counter and effectively disable Freya, eliminating her speech.
  • Blinding Spell: An initially mild spell that begins as pin prick just behind the eyes that spreads in such intensity where the target would rather tear out their own eyes than endure further pain.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Unknown
    • Used By: In A Walk on the Wild Side, Freya suggested this spell to force Alexis to come with her. This would suggest that the progression of the spell is quite fast but not immediate like with pain infliction.
  • Neck-Snapping Spell: A powerful chant that allows a strong witch to simultaneously break the necks of multiple targets.
    • Incantation: Menedek qual suurentaa!
    • Second Incantation: A cierta--
    • Requirements: None
    • Used By: In Beautiful Mistake, Freya performed this spell on several old vampires of the Strix organization to give her sister Rebekah some time when she was attacked. Freya attempted, presumably, a similar spell against Arora when she was kidnapped, in Heart Shaped Box. The spell failed because Arora dosed Freya with the same drug that Tristen would give her in order for Freya to be unfocused and unable to cast magic.
  • Restraintment Spell: A powerful spell that can allow a witch inflict a magical hold on her target, restricting them to a kneeling position. It is capable of subduing strong beings, such as the original vampires.
    • Incantation: Lem duree mohana
    • Requirements: None
    • Used By: In Beautiful Mistake, A Moroccan witch working for the Strix used this spell on a weakened Rebekah.
  • Freya’s Subduing Counter Spell: A spell with unknown effects; presumably it was either meant to release the magical hold over Rebekah or to subdue or even kill the desired target.
    • Incantation: Gratuit fra loke
    • Requirements: None
    • Used By: In Beautiful Mistake, Freya used this spell in attempt to attack Aya and the Moroccan Witch that had trapped them. Its effect were never shown as Freya was disempowered.
  • Crashing Spell: The spell allows a witch to telekinetically overturn objects as large as a heavy vehicle.
    • Incantation: Sispann la agresè.
    • Used by: In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Vincent used this spell against the strix's car completely crashing it.
  • Freya's Heart Extraction Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to telekinetically rip a victim's heart out from their chest.
    • Incantation: Delfan eoten cor
    • Requirements: None
    • Used By: In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Freya used this spell in an attempt to attack Lucien Castle. However the spell failed as the Ancestors protected Lucien with their magic.
  • Sigil Restraintment Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to weaponized a drawn sigil to bind and weaken a target, restricting them to a kneeling position. It can be made further lethal with a blood boiling spell.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Sigil carefully crafted from potent elements
    • Used By: In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Freya used this spell in an attempt to keep Lucien Castle in one spot for the strix to attack him. However, the spell was ultimately broken by the Ancestors.
  • Sigil Counter Spell: A spell used by the Ancestors to counter and unbind one from a sigil restraintment spell.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Ancestral magic and the Sigil
    • Used by: In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, The Ancestors fought against Freya's magic that subdued Lucien by erasing the sigil on the ground, unbinding and setting him free.

Possession Spells

Possession spells allow witches to manipulate the spirit of living or deceased beings by forcibly inserting or exorcising the spirit from the target body. It is shown that should the body die, the host will die too while the spirit of the possessor can jump into another body. However, some skilled witches can leave their host's bodies physically unharmed, though, at least with other witches, can leave them mentally unstable.

  • Possession Spell: A spell that is able to possess a person with the soul of someone else. The body which is to be possessed has to be unconscious and pumped with external blood.
    • Incantation: Somno Ritum Per Dax Ritum.
    • Requirements: Body for possession, Vials of blood
    • Used by: In Know Thy Enemy, the warlock Maddox performed this ritual over Alaric Saltzman's mind so that Klaus could possess his body.
  • Dispossession Spell: A spell that would reverse the effects of the Possession Spell.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Uenes Phasmatos Et Sonos. Ex Tutam Exum Lamia Matus.
    • Requirements: 2 witches to perform the spell, Semi-circle of lit candles, Body of possessed, Body of subject
    • Used by: In Klaus Maddox and Greta Martin performed this spell to allow Klaus to return to his vampiric body after he was done possessing Alaric's.
  • Esther's Possession Spell: A possession spell that allows the witch to possess another body, either from the living or from the dead. The spell is stronger than most possession spells, seeing as it allows the possessor witch to leave their host and enter another body, without the need to kill their previous host first.
    • Used by: Esther used this spell several times, whom Elijah reveal she was quite skilled at. She used it for the first time in order to possess her daughter, Rebekah, Heart of Darkness. She would later return to her own body. Upon the resurrection of the fourth Harvest girl, Cassie, it was revealed (in Rebirth) that Esther instead possessed her body, in From a Cradle to a Grave. She eventually left Cassie's body, possessing yet another witch, Lenore, in Every Mother's Son.
  • Bonnie's Spirit Transference Spell: A powerful spell that allows the witch to place the spirit of a person into the body of another and vice versa.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Raverus En Phasmatos Ex Sonos. Resistamus Et Veram Vatus. Raverus Phasmatos Ex Sonos.
    • Requirements: Dark Magic
    • Used by: In The Departed, Bonnie Bennett used this spell on Klaus Mikaelson by placing him into Tyler's body, in order to keep his bloodline alive. His survival and and subsequent return to his own body was revealed in Growing Pains.
  • Esther's Spirit Transference Spell: The spell will be locked in the moment the hourglass is turned over. When the sand finally falls down, the target's soul will be "ripped" out of their body and placed into the body prepared through a vessel preparing spell.
    • Directions: An egg-like shape is placed in the center of an altar and the hourglass is placed next to it. Turning over the hourglass will bind the spell and make it irreversible, though it can be counteracted.
    • Used By: In The Map of Moments, Esther used this spell in order to place Rebekah's soul into Camile's body. However, Davina counteracted her spell, therefore Rebekah's soul was instead sent to the body of an imprisoned witch, whose body was prepared by Kol.
  • Possession Counteracting Spell: A spell that has to be performed at the exact moment as the possession spell that it's counteracting. The spell works by linking two hourglasses, one of the possession spell and the other of it's counter spell, therefore turned in reverse. Both the body of the vessel and the possessor will tremble violently, which will repel the spirit of the possessor from the vessel's body, sending it to another prepared vessel.
    • Incantation: Scen ta Lum ves Victa per Vatis Imparret.
    • Used By: In The Map of Moments, Davina performed this spell to counteract Esther's magic in order to protect Camile as well as to keep Esther from body jumping.
  • Protection Against Possession: A spell that is able to prevent someone from being possessed by another spirit. It is performed by dipping the doll representing the target into an unknown mixture and flipping in around.
    • Incantation: Se Protéger sa scandalum subsisto. Se pa toi inquia subsisto l'écoulement. Subsisto venenatis impedit l'écoulement.
    • Requirements: Doll, Cauldron of unknown mixture, Circle of salt, Assorted herbs
    • Used By: In The Map of Moments, Davina and Kol performed this spell in order to protect Camile against Esther's magic.
  • Vessel Preparing Spell: An ancient spell that is used to prepare another body to act as a host for a certain spirit. The byproduct of the spell is a vertical line of large pin-like pricks on the back.
    • Incantation: Carama sae au...
    • Requirements: A handful of herbs, The host
    • Used by: In Chasing the Devil’s Tail, Esther performed this spell in order to prepare the next body she planned to possess. Subsequently, she also used the same spell to prepare new bodies for all of her children, having presumably prepared Vincent and Kaleb's bodies after her resurrection in Dance Back from the Grave.
  • Soul Branding Ritual: A ritual used to reveal if a person is being possessed by said branded spirit. In order to brand a certain person's soul, the spell requires an item blessed by the witch in question, such as a talisman and the sacrifice of a python. After the spell is completed, a distinct mark will appear on the back of the hand of whoever is inhabited by the marked spirit. The spell is rooted in dark sacrificial magic.
    • Incantation: Aux sa ah ça le vous de le vous l'inspir non do set
    • Requirements: Item enchanted by target witch, Sacrifice of a python
    • Used by: In Every Mother's Son, Lenore performed this spell on the spirit of Esther Mikaelson, in order to reveal who she will possess next.
  • Celeste's Possession Spell: A spell that allows the spirit of a deceased witch to jump from body to body.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Death of the witch's current host
    • Used by: Celeste has used this spell for over 200 years in order to possess several female New Orleans witches. Every time she would grow bored and seek a new body, she would drown her current host in the Mississippi. She attempted to performed the spell in Le Grand Guignol, though her spirit was diverted back to her original, reconstituted body.
  • Spirit Reuniting Spell: The spell allows a witch to return a spirit jumping witch back to her original body, entrapping her within it. It was powerful enough to reconstitute an entire body from just its bones.
    • Incantation: À ses restes, retourne au sol.
    • Requirements: Bones of target, Anointing of skull with ash
    • Used by: In Le Grand Guignol, Monique Deveraux used this spell from a page of Esther's Grimore on Celeste when she tried to jump into another body. Instead, the spell deviated her back to her original body, trapping her.
  • Soul Binding Spell: A spell that allows a witch to extract a target's soul and bind it to an object, usually a talisman, thus storing said target's soul in the talisman.
    • Incantation: Yovara vimuna virael
    • Requirements: Target, Talisman
    • Used by: In They All Asked For You, Freya performed this spell on her brother Finn by exorcising him from his vessel named Vincent and trapping him inside her pendant.
  • Soul Relinquishment Spell: A powerful and ancient spell that allows a witch to resurrect someone from the dead by bounding their soul to a talisman. At the point of death, the soul deviates into the talisman where a witch is able to return it to a body.
    • Incantation: Helbred brannsår, belaste hjerte, begin på nytt
    • Requirements: Corpse, Salt, Freya's Talisman
    • Used by: In I Love You, Goodbye, Freya performed this spell on the vessel of her brother Finn, enabling his soul to return to his former vessel. She performed the spell by previously using her pendant as protection for Finn and by sprinkling salt upon the corpse. This allowed her to completely heal his vessel's burnt body.
  • Kenning Spell: A spell that allows a witch to enter the minds of others and using them as proxies, seeing through their eyes, talking through their mouths, controlling their actions and, if need be, grant them a fraction of their power. A powerful witch is capable of using it remotely on masses.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Dahlia initially performed this spell upon Jackson. She would later perform this spell on a huge crowd of people, turning them into her minions to attack and spy on the Mikaelsons. According to Niklaus, beings such as Originals and Hybrids have far stronger minds to be invaded by any Kenning Spell.
  • Passenger Spell: Common spell used by the Travelers to possess another in order to become a Passenger in someone else's body.
    • Incantation: Jaryakat a zem. Daryeet acza. / Jaryakat is vido, ses malit vas. (Alternative)
    • Activation Word: Vyjdi.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with target
    • Used by: In I Know What You Did Last Summer, the spell was first seen used by the Traveler, Gregor, to jump into Matt's body, becoming a passenger. In Resident Evil, several Travelers, using this or the alternate spell, passenger themselves into the citizens of Mystic Falls. In 500 Years of Solitude, Katherine, performs the original spell on Elena, in order to become a Passenger.
  • Permanent Passenger Control Spell: A spell that grants a Passenger complete control over their host's body. It is performed by burning the Passenger's original body while chanting.
    • Incantation: Dumi Porvo Vesthat Domo Etha Ani Oio Thomo.
    • Requirements: The original body of the passenger
    • Used by: In The Devil Inside, Mia performs the spell in order to give Katherine complete control over Elena's body. In What Lies Beneath, Maria also used the same spell with various other Travelers in order to grant her husband Julian complete control over his host's body.
  • Spirit Sealing Spell: A spell that when cast on one or another's body, the host's spirit will be permanently sealed within the body, preventing the removal of or insertion of another spirit until the host's death. The host body's chest will be marked with an ornate key scar that will symbolize the manifestation of this spell.
    • Incantation: -TBA-
    • Requirements: The host body
    • Used by: In Alone with Everybody, to give Kol a sense of vengeance for his slow death, Davina gave Finn a taste of his own medicine by locking him within his vampire body, preventing him from seeking out and possessing another witch body.
  • Soul Swap Spell: A spell that will transfer two spirits between bodies.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos spiritus revertum corpus soelteros mentum mente
    • Requirements: The host body and the body to swap souls between; two witches
    • Used by: In One Way or Another, Valerie performed this spell on Stefan's original body, and the body his soul inhabited when he was freed from the Phoenix Stone. Valerie also states that as a Gemini Spell, it requires two witches, however it is proven that more powerful witches such as Valerie can perform the spell alone.

Power Manipulation Spells

Power Manipulation spells allow witches to manipulate the magic within a witch or object. They can transfer, cancel, add, subtract or most commonly, disrupt a source of magic, affecting its power. The affects of these spells are typically temporary with objects.

  • Disempowerment Spell: The spell allows a witch to strip or block another witch of their power.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Exum Sue, Redem Su Pas Quo.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the witch
    • Used by: In The Dinner Party, Jonas Martin used this spell as punishment in order to strip (or block) Bonnie of her magic, leaving her powerfless.
  • Magic-Relinquishment Spell: The spell allows a witch to freely give up their magic and placing its power into an object or person.
    • Incantation: Oribos turai manecsitus. Orbiem. Oribos turai manecsitus. Orbiem
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the object or witch where the magic will be stored or sent, respectively.
    • Used by: Shortly before the original Merge between Josette Parker and Kai was to take place, she originally performed this spell so that Kai would not be able to complete the Merge. Once again in Let Her Go, many years after giving up her magic she would performed this spell on Kai, transferring her magic to him, as he was dying from the altered Merge ritual with Luke. Ulitmately, this saved her and the rest of her Coven from 'oblivion' as Kai would state.
  • Bonnie's Magic-Relinquishment Spell: The spell allows a witch to freely give up their magic by placing it into an object and sending it through to another dimension.
    • Incantation: Sangina Mearma un magica
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the object
    • Used by: In Do You Remember the First Time?, Bonnie performed this spell while in the 1994 Prison World in order to prevent Kai from taking her magic and freeing himself. She sent her magically imbued teddy bear, Mr. Cuddles, back to the mortal plane where it was later found by Caroline.
  • Magic-Reclamation Spell: The spell will reunite a witch who has relinquished their magic with it by holding the object in which they placed their power, by calling upon the elements of air and fire.
    • Incantation: Lectos espiritox.
    • Requirements: The object imbued with the witch's magic
    • Used by: In Christmas Through Your Eyes, Josette performed this spell under Kai's command, as well as to protect Liv from Kai, in order to reunite with her magic.
  • Absorbing a Spell's Magic: A spell that can be used in conjunction with siphoning, allowing a witch to absorb the magic of a certain spell granting them power. The unraveling of large spells releases energy that can cause wind storms and dissolve metal.
    • Incantation: Magia tollox de terras. Utera aso utox.
    • Requirements: Physical contact with the earth holding the magic
    • Used by: In Christmas Through Your Eyes, Kai performed this spell in order to extract all of the Traveler magic from their purifying spell and absorb it, which gave him access to a great amount of power.
  • Creating a Focus of Magic: A spell that allows a witch to channel a large amount of magic, creating a focal point of power. It can be used to attract untrained witches drawn to large sources of power such as newborn siphoners. It is implied that the spell can tax the user to the point of death when performed by one witch if magic is taken more that they can give.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos sequitos in lucema infantesi mortuous. Venis ad vitur. Venis ad essendier. Factuo partis viventia.
    • Used By: In This Woman's Work, the spell was initially performed by Valerie, Mary Louise, Nora and Beau, though Valerie remained to stay behind once the arrival of the Huntress caused Beau's wound to reopen. Later Bonnie assisted Valerie in the spell to continue to create a focus of magic strong enough to attract Alaric's unborn children, who were at the time siphoning Caroline's vampirism and making it impossible for the Doctors to perform a C-section.
  • Halting Spell: The spell stops the flow of a witch's magic, canceling out any spell that is being performed.
    • Silas' Incantation: Unknown
    • Luke's Incantation:Phasmatos Fumos Extas
    • Used by: In Death and the Maiden, Silas used this spell to stop Qetsiyah's anchor transference ritual. The conflict of opposing magics caused strong winds to blow throughout the house and caused a power outage. In Home, Luke used this spell to neutralize Liv's magic, which in turn stopped her spell to overwhelm the anchor. This later resulted in Damon being unable to pass through the Anchor. More powerful witches, such as the case with Luke and Liv, halting another witch's powers can result in the weaker witch being knocked unconscious. Qetsiyah, on the other hand, was at least equal in power to Silas and otherwise, physically unaffected.
  • Sacrificial Channeling Spell: A spell that allows a witch to kill and channel the power and strength of a supernatural creature. The spell requires the sacrifice(s) to be placed within a symbol drawn on the ground. The process is normally fatal although in the case of Original Vampires, the spell desiccates them when enacted.
    • Incantation: Symbole du masque et de l'ombre, embrace-toi. Embrace-toi.
    • Used by: In Dance Back from the Grave, Papa Tunde performed this spell on a large number of vampires, including the Original Vampire, Rebekah Mikaelson to fuel his strength. While the spell killed all of the non-original vampires and only provided Tunde with a finite amount of power, it did, however desiccated Rebekah, providing him with an infinite power source. Later, similar, yet, altered (using a different symbol) spell was used by Finn Mikaelson, possessing Vincent Griffith, on his parents for power in Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire. The difference in this spell is that Esther, who was a vampire, was not killed as a result of the spell like the victims of Tunde. Eva Sinclair intended to use a similar version on multiple New Orleans Witches to complete The Rite of Nines. She continued to gather her targets in They All Asked For You. As she linked each target she would carve a sacrificial symbol on their foreheads, whom she would sacrifice once she had all the necessary components in Exquisite Corpse.
  • Disruption Spell: The spell will neutralize all forms of magic in a certain place exactly for one minute. This includes all forms of spells and magical objects.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: A circle of salt, 4 candles
    • Used by: In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Davina and Kol performed this spell in order to disrupt Finn's boundary spell for a minute.
  • Over-Powering Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to channel a great amount of power from different sources and pass it onto an already strong power source in order to overload the witch channeling that power source. The targeted witch will then be forced to either break the link to their power source, which would leave them weakened, or die from the overwhelming power.
    • Incantation: Los triforce comète. Los triforce comète.
    • Requirements: Various sources of power to be channeled
    • Used by: In The Devil is Damned, Kol and Rebekah Mikaelson performed this spell together in order to force Finn to break his link to his sacrificial offerings (Mikael & Esther). By overloading his power source with the channeled power of dozens of dark objects (including the white oak stake) as well as Klaus himself acting as a sacrificial offering and an endless supply of magic, Rebekah and Kol were able to overload Finn's magic. Had he not cut himself off from his sacrifices, he would have disintegrated from the inside out.
  • Safe-house Spell: A powerful spell that uses a traditional blessing in conjunction with a disruption spell to to prevent the use of magic within the boundaries and form a barrier against anyone who wish to do harm upon a witch. It was powerful enough to last even after the caster's death and warrant Dahlia's wary.
  • Moroccan Disempowerment Spell: A spell that allows a witch to disable the magic of other witches other than the caster within an area marked by bone totems in addition to, trapping a target within a boundary. Once activated, the hung totems begin to rattle.
    • Incantation: Mithil rata dans hofos. Mithil rata dans hofos. Mithil rata dans hofos.
    • Requirements: Bone Totems, Target
    • Used By: In Beautiful Mistake, the Moroccan Witch prepared the spell on her room at the request of the Strix in order to trap Rebekah and ensure Freya could not do any magic to help.
  • Safe-house Disenchantment Spell: A powerful spell that wears away the protective magics of a certain spell allowing magic to flourish where it was once disabled.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: 6 white candles, chalk hand prints
    • Used by: In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Van Nguyen as the new Regent and channeling the Ancestors performs a spell on the safe house at St. James Infirmary to ware away the magic that prevented harm by magic so that Kol would be free to lose control and attack innocents.
  • Davina and Vincent's Disenchantment Spell: A powerful spell that disrupts and counters the effects of disruption magic.
    • Incantation: Anpae kata sispann dife
    • Requirements: 2 or more witches
    • Used by: In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Davina and Vincent performed the spell over the Alter where Van performed his disruption spell to counter the effects of the Safe-House Disenchantment Spell.
  • Tapping into The Ancestral Well of Magic: An extremely powerful spell that allows a non-ancestral witch to tap into and use the ancestral magic that is typically only granted by the ancestral spirits to the Regent. The spell is performed forcefully and requires a conduit between two planes of existence.
    • Incantation: An et ne van ça le eu. Che ke ça le aun
    • Requirements: Conduit between two planes (dead ancestral witch with a foothold)
    • Used by: In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Freya forcefully performed this spell through Davina's spirit, who had been manifested through a Hand of Glory. Even in spirit form, the amount of magic that was passing through Davina caused her to suffer as her eyes and nose started bleeding.

Projection Spells

Spells of Projection allows witches to manifest their consciousness outside of their bodies giving them varied forms and abilities, this is commonly referred to as Spirit or Astral Projection. It should also be noted that spirit or Astral forms of witches and non-witches alike can be willingly or forced out of ones own body into localized astral worlds, also known as a Chambre de Chasse. Advanced forms of projection can (i.e. Teleportation, Bilocation and Dimensional Transcending spells) allow witches to travel between different planes of existence in addition to the manipulation of space around themselves or objects, i.e. localized teleportation. Known objects that have been teleported has typically been used to send a message; see Message Spells.

  • Spirit Projection Spell: A spell that is able to transport the spiritual body of a person to another area within the world. However, whatever happens to the spiritual body of the witch will be inflicted on their physical form.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Es Tas Sue Sasta Nanse, Transum Viso. Mas Tenas Quisa, Nas Metam.
    • Requires: Another witch to anchor their body
    • Used by: In The House Guest Jonas Martin, performed this spell with this son, Luka, sending his spiritual form to find and undagger Elijah. Unlike the basic form of Spirit Projection, Jonas augmented the spell to give Luka tangibility (to grab the dagger), yet was still invisible and went unnoticed by enhanced vampiric senses.
  • The Other Side Transcending Spell: The spell stops the heart of the witch who is performing the spell to induce death, while tethering them to their body. This allows the witch to successfully enter the Other Side and even bring someone back with them if they are powerful enough.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribam, Mihan Veras Ractas, Mas Anima Mal Vita Caturam Hors. Suus Phasmatos Oproctum, E Tiamis Mihan Ractas, Somus Suster Gana. Phasmatos Tribam, Mihan Veras Ractas, Mas Anima Mal Vita, Caturam Hors. Somos Suster Gana, Phasmatos Tribam, Mihan Veras Ractas. Mas Anima Mal Vita, Caturam Hors. Revertas Phasmatis Ut Victas, Revertas Phasmatis Ut Victas, Phasmatos Tribum, Mihan Veras Ractas. Mas Anima Mal Vita, Caturam Hors.
    • Requirements: Dark magic
    • Used by: In Growing Pains Bonnie Bennett performed this spell in order to pull Elena's spirit from the Other Side and stop her transition into a vampire. However, before she was able to finish the spell, she was stopped by her Grams and forced to return to the mortal plan before she could save Elena.
  • Prison World Banishment Spell: A powerful spell that calls on the power of a celestial event to be focused into an Ascendant in order to banish a person (or more) to a prison dimension.
    • Incantation: Sanguinem filio, sanguinem effurgarex perpetuum. Sanguinem filio, sanguinem effurgarex perpetuum. Phasmatos filio, Phasmatos effurgarex perpetuum.
    • Requirements: Celestial event, Ascendant, Blood of a Bennett witch
    • Used by: In Fade Into You Joshua Parker, and his coven, performed this spell upon his son, Kai, after he slaughtered his siblings while he was under the ruse that the coven was gathering to channel eclipse for the Merge ceremony. Kai assumed that the Coven attempted the spell a second time in I'm Thinking Of You All The While though it was later revealed that the spell has another purpose than to trap a target within a prison world.
  • Prison World Liberation Spell: A dimension-transcending spell that allows a (Bennett) witch to open a portal between the different prison worlds and the mortal plane by harnessing the power of it's corresponding celestial event, freeing themselves. Whoever stands in the light will then be transported to the mortal plane.
    • Incantation:
      • 1903's Prison World: Sangima Maerma, Bernos Asescenda.
      • 1994's Prison World: Sangina Mearma, Ascendarum Cavea.
    • Requirements: Blood of a Bennett witch, Corresponding Ascendant, Corresponding celestial event (Eclipse, Aurora etc.)
    • Used by: Bonnie Bennett performed this spell in order to successfully teleport Damon to the mortal plane in The World Has Turned and Left Me Here. She later performed the same spell in order to send her magic-infused teddy bear to the mortal plane in Do You Remember the First Time?. Off screen, Kai would perform this spell, using Bonnie's blood to free himself. In Let Her Go, she performed the 1994, spell for a final time to free herself. In A Bird in a Gilded Cage She would later perform the 1903 spell to free herself, Damon, Elena and Lily from the Prison World, while leaving Kai behind.
  • Prison World Transportation Spell: The spell allows a witch to transport a set amount of people to one of the Prison Worlds. According to Kai, there is a limit to the amount of people one witch can transport, implying two at most, while more witches can transport more people.
    • Requirements: Ascendant, Blood of a Bennett witch, Celestial event or the Gemini Coven's Leader
    • 1994's Prison World: TBA
    • 1903's Prison World: Sangiema Meam Et Nos Mundo Carcerema.
    • Used by: In I Alone Liv performed the 1994 Transportation spell to send Elena and Damon to the prison, using Lucy Bennett's blood, in order to go in and free Bonnie. In A Bird in a Gilded Cage, Bonnie Bennett and Kai Parker performed this spell in order to transport themselves, Elena and Damon to the 1903 Prison World.
  • Prison World Projection Spell: A spell used to send one or more people to the prison world albeit partially where people existing in the prison world are unable to see, hear or touch them. However, with enough power, the witch is able to give the targets a tangible presence, allow them to physically interact with the world.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Tribum, Invocia Cavea, Misero Mundi.
    • Requirements: Candles, Intended vessels passing through, Incomplete Ascendant
    • Used by: In The Day I Tried To Live, Kai Parker used this spell on Elena, Damon and Jeremy, allowing there spirits to access the prison world in order to send a message to Bonnie. The spell was evidently powerful enough to allow physical interaction (an astral form) with the Prison World when performed with a single person, as seen when Jeremy held the map. Though Kai's power was fleeting and susceptible to the overuse of his magic.
  • Chambre de Chasse Spell: An elaborate spell that creates a localized astral plane commonly used as a prison where witches bring their targets for mental practice. The spell is based on the practice of representational magic, and as such can unravel if the targets are not represented accurately.
    • Incantation: Locus sua mortenduis la chambre, Locus sua mortenduis la chambre
    • Requirements: Bowl of blood, Totems representing target / Target's hair
    • Used by: In Brotherhood of the Damned, Finn used this spell in order to trap his brothers in the astral plane that he could control, in order to figure out their secrets. Later on in A Streetcar Named Desire, a Strix witch named Cynthia performed the same spell on Tristan, then pulling in Aurora so that they could reunite. The witch would later pull in Klaus and Elijah so that Aurora and Tristan could torment the two..
  • Chambre de Chasse Penetration Spell: An extremely powerful spell that can create a back door into the representational magic that creates the Chambre de Chasse. The witch can then destroy the representational totems from the inside, freeing the victims.
    • Incantation: En luca en permente asium. En luca en permente a daemon... Dia a la vida!
    • Requirements: A powerful witch channeling the power from an equally powerful object or an old vampire equal in age to an original.
    • Used by: In A Streetcar Named Desire, Freya, while channeling Lucien, used this spell to break into the mental prison that is the Chambre de chasse that the Strix witch imprisoned Klaus, Elijah, Aurora and Tristan.
  • Esther's Bilocation Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to be at two places at once and visit another location. If the witch is powerful enough, they can be conscious at both locations, in both body and soul.
    • Incantation: Apparaitre apparebis.
    • Requirements: Object - binding agent/power source, Sage
    • Used by: In The Map of Moments Esther used this spell in order to find and speak to Mikael in the woods, while her vessel's body was at the cemetery.
  • Mindscape Transcending Spell: The spell allows a person about to transcend into another form of reality (such as a subconscious mind) to take a physical object with them, by somehow penetrating their skin with said object.
    • Requirements: Person stabbed by the object
    • Incantation: Lamina ferri in Mentem
    • Used by: In Exquisite Corpse, Freya Mikaelson performed this spell on a small dagger, in order to allow Vincent to take it with him into Eva's subconscious mind.
  • Localized Teleportation Spell: The spell allows a witch to teleport from one place to another.
  • Astral Projection Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to project the visible, astral form of their consciousness across vast distances such as to other continents. The spell also allows a witch to practice witchcraft in their astral body and even carry the form of another person with them if they are strong enough through physical contact. This particular spell also granted intangibility of the astral form.
    • Incantation: Sang bis najitt trouver. Sang bis najitt trouver. Sang bis najitt trouver.
    • Requirements: Candles, Sage, Map, Hanging Spindle, Crystals
    • Used by: In For the Next Millennium, Freya teleports her astral body from the bar she is partying at over to the Bayou at Elijah's request. While he handled the issues concerning the wolves and searching for Hayley, she was able to watch over Hope. Though intoxicated she was able to perform the spell with relative ease. In You Hung the Moon, she returned to her body relinquishing Hope back into Elijah's care, suggesting that the spell can be held for short periods of time, i.e. couple of hour. In Beautiful Mistake, Freya used this spell several times to transport her mind to Rebekah's location on another continent. She also successfully transported both her and Elijah's astral forms to Morocco, to speak to Rebekah.
  • Ancestral Plane Transcending Spell: A powerful yet simple suspension spell performed in a circle of salt, that allows a witch to gain access to the Ancestral Plane by stopping their heart with poison while the spell keeps them from permanent death as long as they maintain physical contact with a living person, serving as their life link. In order to return to the mortal plane, the witch is required to be at the place of the spell. There is one known loophole to this spell. Should an original vampire's spirit die within a witch and is consecrated to the ancestral plane, with this spell they will be able to temporarily return.
    • Davina's Incantation: Non-verbal (Unknown)
    • Vincent's Incantation: Préserver a la vie nu (or Prezeve lyen lavi nou)
    • Requirements: Candles, Circle of Salt/black sand, Life Link, Poison
    • Used by: In Wild at Heart, Davina used this spell to gain access to the Ancestral Plane in order to speak with Kol about her plans for bringing him back. In Give 'Em Hell Kid, Vincent, while channeling Josh and bringing along Kol used this spell to access the Ancestral plane in order to untether it from the human plane.
  • Davina's Spirit Projection Spell: A spell that is able to transport the spiritual body of a person to another area within the world allowing that form to be unnoticeable to any other being.
    • xIncantation: Mai tu mai lai, mai tu mai lai, mai tu mai lai, mai tu mai lai, mai tu mai lai.
    • Requirements: Unknown herbs, Iron powder, Candle
    • Used by: In Dead Angels, Davina used this spell to spy upon Klaus and Hayley in order to gain knowledge of the weapon that could destroy the originals and its whereabouts. Though incorporeal and unseen, Davina's spell hinted that Klaus the Original Hybrid may have sensed her presence, though he disregarded it.
  • Life-Force Linked Chambre de Chasse: A intricately woven spell that anchors a Chambre de Chasse to the life force of an immortal being. Those that are linked to the immortal cannot die, and should the immortal be neutralized, so will the linked persons. An additional feature is that this spell inhibits the continuation of various poisons that are strong enough to kill powerful witches and original vampires and insanity curses.
    • Incantation: Vintomas Inta Grum, Vin novus novasomin. Vintomas Inta Grum Vin Callus novasomin
    • Requirements: Unknown herbs, Salt, Candles, Runic spellings of the linked targets in Elder Futhark, Blood of each linked target.
    • Used By: In The Bloody Crown, Freya performed this spell, building upon the immortal life link spell from Dahlia and Esther's linking ritual while incorporating a Chambre de Chasse anchored through Klaus' Life. Once he was neutralized, so became the other targets, effectively stopping their respective poisons and curses.

Protection Spells

Protection spells allow witches to provide protection to a target as a sort of insurance. Protection can vary based on the user's requirements however, most protection spells seen thus far have been used against immediate death. They can come in the form of enchantments such as a daylight ring's protection against sunlight. Protection spells do come with restrictions such as one use per spell or protection from a specific form of death (burning from sunlight, supernatural death etc.) most likely due to nature's rule that all living beings must die. Thus, it is highly likely that protection spells do not cover natural death (old age). It is highly possible protection spells protect the soul and prevents one from truly dying as they are done beforehand in anticipation of danger/immediate death and dying before casting said spell would require a resurrection spell.

  • Injury Protection Spell: The spell protects a target (usually a human) from injuries. Even going as far as to allow the body to quickly recover from damaging magical attacks by a witch.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Used by: In The Last Dance, Maddox performed this spell on Klaus, who was possessing Alaric, to safeguard his essence in resisting and enduring damage taken from Bonnie's magic, who had harnessed the power of the 100 dead witches. As such, he was able to fix the broken limbs inflicted upon him by Bonnie during their battle relatively quickly.
  • Protection Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to prevent her from permanently dying. Casting said spell allows her to resurrect should she meet certain doom. However, it appears to be a one time deal and have to be cast again should she wish to continue avoiding death.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Power from 100 witches (Bonnie)
    • Used by: In The Last Dance, Bonnie Bennett, who had harnessed the power of 100 witches, used this spell before her fight with Klaus when he was possessing Alaric. She ultimately died from overexerting her magic only to revive a short while afterwards in a circle of candles in the Abandoned Cottage with Jeremy. In The Casket Girls, Celeste Dubois (while possessing the witch Sabine Laurent) cast this spell before confronting Davina and Camille at the church. Davina, channeling the power from the other harvest witches proceeded to kill her and the three other witches by magically raising them off the floor and snapping their necks. She revived shortly there after without any visible side effects. She was forced to cast it once again by Marcel on Davina to protect her from poisoning. Her speech with Marcel that "they all should have done the same", in addition to the speed at which she cast it on Davina, implies that while requiring to be cast again prior to every death, is a fairly common or easy to prepare spell.
  • Expression Protection Spell: The witch can protect anyone from permanent death simply by focusing. It was cast non-verbally by setting beakers of rock salt on fire. With a possession of the target's, the witch connects to them and allows them to resurrect should they meet certain doom . However, it appears to be a one time deal and have to be cast again should she wish to continue avoiding death.
    • Requirements: Rock Salt, Possession of target, Expression
    • Used by: In After School Special, Bonnie Bennett, having recently graduated from learning expression, cast this spell onto Shane when he was confronted by Kol. While using the Necklace that he just gave her and several beakers of salt for fire, she performed the spell. Though the spell was successful in protecting him from drowning and being impaled in the stomach, due to Bonnie's inexperience with handling expression, it accidentally linked him with April such that whatever happened to him was also inflicted to her.
  • Qetsiyah's Daylight Protection Spell: A powerful enchantment placed upon an area that prevents vampires within to be unharmed by the sun.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Set building
    • Used by: In Original Sin, Qetsiyah used this spell on her cabin in order for Stefan to survive without his daylight ring. This is perhaps an expanded version of the spell that created daylight rings for vampires.

Resurrection Spells

Resurrection spells allow witches to restore a dead being to life, returning the spirit back to its body. They are a violation of the Natural Order of life and death and may come with consequences. Even then, they usually require a massive amount of power and are considered among the hardest feats of magic, performable only by the strongest of witches.

  • Bonnie's Resuscitation Spell: A spell used to revive a person immediately after death such as cardiac arrest.
    • Incantation: En Dugas, Tuas, Animos
    • Used by: In Before Sunset, Bonnie Bennett on Jeremy Gilbert immediately after she magically stopped his heart. Though, whether it was the spell or his ring that brought him back remains uncertain.
  • Bonnie's Resurrection Spell: A powerful spell that allows a witch to raise a person from the dead. However, the person who is brought back from death will be cursed with the ability to see ghosts on the Other Side as a consequence.
    • Incantation: Victus Phasmatis Ex Eleto. Revertas Phasmatis Ut Victus. Victus Phasmatis Ex Eleto. Revertas Phasmatis Ut Victus.
    • Requirements: Power of 100 dead witches
    • Used by: Jonas Martin first performed this spell on Lukas when he burned to death in The House Guest. The spell was unsuccessful due to having insufficient power. Bonnie Bennett later performed this spell to resurrect Jeremy Gilbert after he had been shot by Liz Forbes in As I Lay Dying. Initially the Spirits denied Bonnie the power for spell, however, her ancestor, Emily Bennett, eventually gave her the power and Jeremy was revived. In Growing Pains Bonnie attempted the spell once again to resurrect Elena's spirit to prevent her from transitioning into a vampire, though the spirits denied her access to their power, thus she turned to a darker magic.
  • Power Combination Resurrection Spell: An extremely powerful spell that defies the will of nature by combining the powerful magical forces of the Spirits, Darkness, and Expression in order to resurrect a person.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos revenios un Animum. Phasmatos revenios un Animum. Phasmatos revenios un Animum.
    • Requirements: Expression, Spirit Magic, Dark Magic
    • Used by: In The Walking Dead, Bonnie Bennett used this spell in an attempt to resurrect Jeremy Gilbert. However, as a result of the opposing energies she channeled, Bonnie was overwhelmed by the magic and died in the process. Later when she put the veil back up, it was revealed that the spell proved to be a success. Essentially the spell provided a life (Jeremy) for a life (Bonnie).
  • To Pass Through the Anchor: A spell that allows passage from the Other Side (via the Anchor to the Other Side) to the physical plane.
    • Incantation: Ohto Eestanay As Vazat Esvet Ohnaz Eespalit.
    • Directions: Because of the massive power needed to perform the spell, the Travelers channeled the magical power of blood of the last two surviving doppelgängers.
    • Requirements: Death of a Number of Travelers, Physical Contact with Anchor, Spell
    • Used by: In Rescue Me, the Travelers used this spell to resurrect their leader, Markos. They performed a mass sacrifice with dozens of members offering their lives so that Bonnie (as the Anchor to the Other Side) would be overwhelmed and Markos could push his way through into the world of living. It should be noted that the spell the Travelers cast, incorporated Markos's name into the spell, implying a single spirit, Markos, could pass through. In Home, Liv Parker would perform the same spell although she did not use doppelgänger blood for strength and was greatly weakened while performing the spell. Unlike the Travelers, when Liv performed the spell, anyone who had a spiritual contact with the Anchor would pass over to the living world, while the spell was being cast.
  • Controlling Life Force: A powerful spell that allows a witch to either induce death in the target or to resuscitate someone who has died within six minutes.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos sanguine infudare corra.
    • Requirements: Physical Contact with the Target
    • Used by: In Never Let Me Go, Bonnie Bennett used this spell on Matt Donovan, firstly to stop his heart and render him dead. After having stopped his heart in order to nullify his ownership of the Salvatore Boarding House, she resuscitates him using the same spell.
  • Traditional Resurrection Spell: A spell used to resurrect dead bodies, presumably requiring the presence of the Other Side.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos exaud mi, conjug spiritis et corpe.
    • Used by: In I Carry Your Heart With Me, Bonnie Bennett, in her attempt to raise the dead, used this spell, though she claimed it was not strong enough to strengthen the connection between a deceased's body and soul.
  • Shamanistic Resurrection Ritual: A powerful spell that can allow a witch to resurrect a target whose spirit was previously trapped and bound to the Phoenix Stone by locating the spirit in the stone and connecting them with their body. Not specifying the target's name can result in resurrecting an unknown spirit in the targeted body.
    • Incantation: Ababbas dagoineh mateesah elunatan. Oshawas (or name of the target) melunaweh washaset zagoedan.
    • Requirements: The Phoenix Stone, The Deceased's Corpse, Invoking the Target's Spirit
    • Used by: In I Carry Your Heart With Me, Bonnie Bennett used this spell in order to resurrect both Oscar and Josette Laughlin, however, as she did not specify the names, she instead resurrected the spirits of two old vampires, previously trapped in the phoenix stone, inside their corpses. In Live Through This, Nora, Mary Louise and Beau performed the same spell on Julian and successfully brought him back by calling on him and locating his spirit. Bonnie would perform the same spell on Stefan with Nora's help and later on Damon by herself once she located his spirit in the stone, in Hell Is Other People.
  • Genevieve's Resuscitation Spell: The spell cast allows a Ancestral witch to revive a target that has recently stopped breathing. It is powerful enough to combat a Poppet Death Curse.
    • Incantation: Coeur blessé, battre avec mwen.
    • Requirements: Poultice made from Chamomile, Gris-gris pouch, Salt, Herbs
    • Used by: In A Closer Walk With Thee, Genevieve in the attempt to revive Hayley Marshall. She used a poultice made from chamomile and applied to Hayley's forehead as she chanted the words However, upon knowing how serious Hayley's affliction is, she resorted to using the contents of her gris-gris pouch. She poured out some salt near Hayley and drew symbols on it. She then sprinkled crushed herbs over Hayley's body until she eventually came to, being brought back from the brink of death.
  • Esther's Resurrection Spell: An extremely powerful spell created by Esther a 1000 years ago, used to bring a person back from the dead. The spell gains it's power by a witch channeling the energy of a Nexus Vorti, an event so infrequent that it is almost miraculous.
    • Incantation: La cendre à l'os, de la chair à la vie. De la cendre à l'os, de la chair à la vie. From ash to bone, from bone to flesh, from flesh to life.
    • Requirements: Circle of chalk, Circle of salt, Target's ashes, Nexus Vorti.
    • Used by: In From a Cradle to a Grave, The spell was created by Esther, and Davina used this spell to resurrect the Original Vampire, Mikael. Davina also added her own component to the spell (using a dark object) that would give her complete control over Mikael and bind him to her will, forcing him to obey her every command. She also drew power from three other dark objects for support.
  • The Reaping: The final part of the Harvest ritual in which the four sacrificed witches are resurrected by the Elders.
    • Incantation: After the Harvest comes the Reaping. Their sacrifices made and accepted. We call upon our Elders to resurrect their chosen ones.
    • Used by: In Après Moi, Le Déluge, after sacrificing Davina Claire and finishing the Harvest, Sophie Devereaux used this spell to bring back the four girls sacrificed. However, the spell worked, though not as expected due to Celeste Dubois stealing the power of the Harvest and using it to resurrect three other witches instead. As each witch died again, a Harvest Girl was resurrected in their place.
  • Harvest Hijacking Spell: A powerful spell that deviates the immense power of the Harvest ritual to the caster to be used however she pleases. The power is then able to do one of two things: To resurrect a total of three other witches from the Ancestral Plane / To be bestowed onto the caster, empowering her further.
    • Incantation: Sacré sang du père. Sacré coeur de la mer. Donnez-moi, donnez-moi.
    • Requirements: Poppet filled with blood
    • Used by: In Après Moi, Le Déluge, Celeste Dubois (while possessing the witch Sabine Laurent) cast this spell right after Davina completed the Reaping to hijack it's power in order to resurrect Bastianna, Genevieve and Papa Tunde and bestow her the power of a harvest girl.
  • Davina's Resurrection Spell: A convoluted spell that is implied to be capable of resurrecting a spirit from the Ancestral Plane. It utilizes the magical practice of representational magic, fueled by dark and sacrificial magic, in order to raise the dead.
    • Incantation: An Toi Lem, Briggitte Bratti...
    • Requirements: 6 Black candles, 3 red candles, 2 sacrificed birds in a salt circle, Runic symbols (+4) around the salt circle, Practice of Representational Magic utilizing Dark and Sacrificial Magic, Paragon Diamond
    • Used by: In City Beneath The Sea, Rebekah stumbles across this dark spell that Davina is concocting in order to resurrect Kol. Sometime later while she is silently chanting a spell over the birds, Vincent, known for his use of 'wild' magic when younger, comments that he has not seen a spell like this in a long time and that Davina is pretty brave to attempt it so young even for a Harvest Girl. He tells her that she should not being doing this spell alone and offers her the chance for Regency and all the magic that comes with it (Voodoo, Hoodoo, Sacrificial magic, Representational magic and even Necromancy) because she lacks power with just a paragon diamond, implying the spell is beyond the power and knowledge she currently possess in order for it to be successful.
  • Ancestral Resurrection Spell: A powerful spell used to resurrect a spirit from the Ancestral Plane using the collective power of the Ancestors. If the body has been destoryed, reconstituting the body of the target by means of turning ash and soil to flesh and bone will be required. Subsequently, the target rises from the hardened soil.
    • Davina's Incantation: Fian en che en kanu! Fian en che en kanu! Fian en che en kanu! Fian en che en kanu!
    • Van's Incantation: Respire là vie corpore! Respire là vie corpore! Respire là vie corpore!
    • Requirements: Circle of salt, Target's ashes, Soil, Water, Sum total power of the Ancestors
    • Used by: In Ashes to Ashes, Davina performed this spell in an attempt to resurrect Kol Mikaelson using her power as Regent and recreate his original body from his ashes with the knowledge of earth magic. However, her spell was hijacked by Elijah, resulting in the resurrection of Esther instead. In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Van performed this spell as the new Regent for the Michaelsons, though he was unable to bring Davina back.
  • Moroccan Resurrection Spell: A powerful, and dangerous resurrection spell of great complexity crafted by the Moroccan Witch.
    • Incantation: Le sang des deux frères, les cendres de leurs morts. Le sang des deux frères, les cendres de leurs morts
    • Requirements: Target’s ashes, Blood of two siblings, Circle of salt, Runes, Nexus Vorti
    • Used By: Rebekah searched the world to find a powerful enough spell to resurrect her brother, Kol. Prior to meeting the witch that would give her the spell, her witch body was attacked and killed by the Strix. Back in her original body, she intended to get the spell so that Freya would be able to resurrect Kol. Though it was a trap and the witch was working with the Strix; she destroyed the spell and subdued Rebekah. Later, Aya states that this spell could only be performed by The Sisters coven, as they were the only coven in the world to perform this particular spell, though Kol warns of how dangerous this spell could be for Davina. Davina was able to channel the Nexus Vorti, the result of Klaus sireline unlinking spell, to bring back Kol in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Spells of The Other Side & Ancestral Plane

These spells are connected to the purgatorial dimensions known as The Other Side, that traps the souls of all dead supernatural beings, and the Ancestral Plane, that specifically houses the consecrated spirits of New Orleans witch ancestors. These spiritual planes reside separately from one another. Both are inclusive of a Veil that separates the living from the dead and either an Anchor that ensures its continual existence (The Other Side) or a Tether that connects it to the mortal plane (Ancestral Plane).

  • Binding of The Other Side: An ancient spell used to create an entire purgatorial dimension commonly known as the Other Side. However, it needed to be bounded by something eternal in order for its continual existence as such, the Immortal Amara became its Anchor.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: An eternal object
    • Used by: In Original Sin Qetsiyah, revealed to Stefan that she performed this spell 2000 years ago in order to bind the newly-made supernatural purgatory to Amara, an immortal. In Death and the Maiden, fearing the death of the newly human Anchor, Qetsiyah transferred the status and bound the anchor to Bonnie, an eternal spirit. It should also be noted that, for the spell to be properly bound, it requires something powerful, like an immortal being powerful, of which Qetsiyah considered a Spirit a viable candidate.
  • Binding of The Ancestral Plane: An old spell used to create an sub-limbo, purgatorial-like dimension, separate from The Other side. Similar to the spell that crafted The Other Side, it needed to be bound, yet the eternal object was actually the Earth itself, allowing for its continual existence. Therefore, New Orleans' witches have to be consecrated back to the Earth in order to enter the Ancestral Plane after death, or otherwise remain on The Other Side.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: An eternal object
    • Used by: In The Rise, Ysabelle Dalliencourt obtained spells from Esther's grimoire that enabled her to communicate with spirits, like Hugo Rey from The Other Side. Many years later, in The Loss it is revealed that, continuing to use Esther's grimoire, was able to exploit hole like elements of the Veil. The spell made the veil permeable and she was able to locate their Ancestors on the Other Side, bringing them into the newly established Ancestral Plane. In Give 'Em Hell Kid, Vincent describes that the New Orleans cemeteries were designed specifically to house the spirits of their ancestors, and though does not directly binds the Ancestral Plane, like the Anchor to The Other Side, they are what enables the Ancestors to access and use magic on the mortal plane, an intersection between the physical world and the spirit world.
  • Lowering the Veil: The spell lowers the veil between the living world and the supernatural purgatory, allowing all of the dead to interact with the living. The spell can only be performed by the descendants of the witch Qetsiyah (the creator of the Other Side) - the Bennett witches.
    • Directions: A Bennett witch must reach a great focus of magic and draw strength from a large power source, such as a completed expression triangle. Then, she must draw on the power of a full moon or an equivalent of one such as Silas' tombstone - as it is filled with Qetsiyah's calcified blood. Such combination of power will allow the witch to lower the veil. The witch can also decide if they are going to lower the veil in the entire world or only in a specific location.
    • Requirements: Expression, Expression Triangle, Bennett witch, Large amount of power, Silas' tombstone/Full Moon
    • Used by: In The Walking Dead Bonnie Bennett successfully performed this spell to lower the veil within the expression triangle, in order to contact her ancient ancestor Qetsiyah.
  • Banishing Spell: A spell used to send an unwanted spirit back to the Other Side. Blocking any magic used to allow said spirit to gain a foothold on the mortal plane.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Redux Redismo Sus Terra.
    • Requirements: Letting go of spirit and accepting their death
    • Used by: In Smells Like Teen Spirit Bonnie Bennett performed this spell in order to resend Vicki Donovan's foothold on the mortal plane and to send her back to The Other Side.
  • Manifestation Spell: A spell that is able to reveal the presence of ghosts to the living also known as veiled matter, giving them a corporeal form.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Obscuram, Ex Luces Estnes Qua Umbres. Natus Ignavum Evitem. Phasmatos Obscuram, Ex Luces Estnes Qua Umbres.
    • Requirements: Door to the Other Side, Candles
    • Used by: In Ghost World Bonnie Bennett performed this spell in order to reveal why the Banishing spell appeared to not have worked.
  • Ancestral Manifestation Spell: A spell that is able to reveal the presence of an Ancestral Spirit on the Ancestral Plane to the living, giving them a corporeal form for as long as the candle burns.
    • Davina's Incantation: La ma me dicie, dic ka lore.
    • Freya's Incantation: Se que atrae us van el brun'en
    • Requirements: Hand of Glory, Candles, Various herbs, Circle of salt.
    • Used by: In Heart Shaped Box Davina Claire was forced to used this spell instead of being able to resurrect Kol. In Where Nothing Stays Buried Freya while channeling Elijah, performed this spell to bring Davina's spirit forth from the Ancestral plane to prevent the Ancestors from destroying her spirit.
  • Soul-Shredding Spell: A spell that is able to 'shred' an ancestral spirit into pieces. This spell is performed on the Ancestral Plane and the witch casting the spell utilizes a life-blood stone.
    • Incantation: Vist aboli anima por eternum
    • Requirements: Life Blood Stone, Witch Spirits on the Ancestral Plane
    • Used by: In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Kara Nguyen, and various other Ancestors, performed this spell upon Davina for siding with the Vampires over her own kind. According to Kol this is the worst punishment that can be given by the Ancestors and a fate worse than death. The Ancestors tried to use it on him, but his vampire soul was too stained for their magic to work. Kol mentions if that was to happen, there would be no rescuing her. This is perhaps due to a body (resurrection) not being able to function properly without the soul as a whole versus a/several piece(s), as seen when vampire souls inhabit human bodies.
  • Soul-Conjuring Spell: A unique spell that is able to 'conjure' the soul, or pieces of, a shattered soul of an ancestral spirit back to form while bringing them back into the Ancestral Plane.
    • Incantation: Localiser nan motus qui souffre de patitur.
    • Requirements: Dead's tomb Candles and Object related to the target (Davina's favorite record).
    • Used By: In Give 'Em Hell Kid, Vincent successfully used this spell to bring Davina, who's spirit was sent to a fate worse than death (shredded), back to the Ancestral plane. It is unknown whether or not this restored her soul as since Davina sent Vincent back to the mortal plane, she still persisted thereafter and retained the ability to use magic.
  • Ancestral Plane Untethering Spell: A spell that is able to severe the connection of the Ancestors with the human plane, cutting them off from magic. This spell must be perfomed on the Ancestral Plane and the witch casting the spell utilizes a mystical battery cell.
    • Incantation: Rompier le lien vivum.
    • Requirements: Mystical battery cell (un dépot d'argent), Witch Spirit on the Ancestral plane, 'Cornerstone' of the tether (specific tomb).
    • Used by: In Give 'Em Hell Kid, Davina Claire with help from Vincent Griffith was able to cut off the Ancestor's magic. While this spell cuts off the Ancestors magic, it does not destroy the Ancestral Plane, like that of the destruction of the Anchor and The Other Side. This implies that, given enough magic and/or time, the Ancestral plane could be re-tethered (anchored) back to New Orleans cemeteries.

Transference Spells

Transference spells allows witches to dispatch the spell bound from one medium onto another, granting the latter its magical properties. The nature of said spells can vary although most are made up of curses.

  • Anchor Transference Ritual: The ceremony will successfully replace the current anchor of the supernatural purgatory with another person or supernatural entity . If the next anchor is a spirit of a deceased, they will be given a foothold in the living plane, though they will remain dead, thus giving the deceased spirit the power to interact with both planes of existence.
    • Incantation: Im A Pran Khos Suptia Jhem Ai Pada Khe Rassatam. Im A Pran Khos Suptia Jhem Ai Pada Khe Rassatam. Im A Pran Khos Suptia Jhem Ai Pada Khe Rassatam. Ai Pada Se Rassatam. Ai Pada Se Rassatam. Ai Pada Se Rassatam. Ai Pada Se Rassatam.
    • Requirements: Massive source of power (celestial events/doppelgänger), Personal belonging of the next anchor, Talisman (Qetsiyah)
    • Used by: In Death and the Maiden, Qetsiyah performed this ritual to replace Amara, a former immortal and the original Anchor to the Other Side, with Bonnie, a ghost trapped on the other side. Being a spirit, Qetsiyah considered her a viable candidate to replace Amara, of which confirmed that Spirits are powerful and on par with immortal beings.
  • Gemini Surrogate Spell: A spell used by the Gemini Coven to transfer a baby from a dying mother into a suitable surrogate. This spell additionally cloaks the twins such that no form of modern science can visualize the babies.
    • Requirements: Target mother, Target holder, A whole coven of witches
    • Incantation: Sanguinem Filio Sanguinem Effugarex perpetuum, Phasmatos Filio Phasmatos Effugarex Perpetuum
    • Used By: While the main purpose of this spell is to banish a target to a prison world (Prison World Banishment Spell), it has a secondary function. In I'm Thinking Of You All The While, it was performed by The Gemini Coven , initially though to banish Kai once again to a prison world. However, Valerie reveals in Best Served Cold that it was performed upon Jo as a final act in order to save her twin babies lives. When they did this spell they transferred Josie and Lizzie Saltzman safely into Caroline's womb before they're mother died. In Mommie Dearest, many decades prior to current events, Valerie attempted the same spell to save her own child's life after she was brutally assaulted by Julian. Due to the lack of a coven's support , she was unable to successfully perform the spell and ultimately lost the baby.
  • Phoenix Scar Transference Spell: This spell can be used to transfer the curse mark of the Phoenix sword to a living blood relative.
    • Incantation: Sanguinem cicatrix ex cor pario. sanguinem cicatrix cambitas
    • Requirements: Blood Relative
    • Used by: In Days of Future Past, Valarie attempted to perform this spell to transfer Stefan’s scar to Damon. Rayna, however, stabbed Stefan with the Phoenix sword before the spell was complete which caused the spell to unravel with Valarie stating there was no curse mark to transfer.
  • Hex Transference Spell: This spell used the practice of representational magic to transfer an unwanted spell inflicted upon the target onto a clay doll. It, however, was unable to reverse the effects of a powerful death curse.
    • Incantation: Voltre mezino cadau. Voltre mezino cadau.
    • Requirements: Golem
    • Used by: In I Love You, Goodbye Kol and Rebekah attempted this spell in order to reverse Finn's curse on Kol, however they were unsuccessful.
  • Dark Object Transference Spell: This spell was used to take the enchantment infused in a Dark Object to be placed onto another object, granting them its specific magical properties.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Target object
    • Used by: In When the Levee Breaks, Davina used this spell on one of the Cursed Shackles in order to transfer its magic suppressing properties onto a bracelet that could be easily worn by Hope.
  • Huntress Life-Force Transference Spell: This spell will transfer the remaining life from the huntress to a desired target. The spell will also grant the new huntress all the qualities of the previous hunter, such as super strength and the drive to hunt and kill vampires.
    • The Shaman's Plea: Hear me, Great Spirit. Hear me. We call upon you in this moment of need. One has come before you. For many lifetimes as your servant, your vengeance. Let her journey end. Let another take her remaining years. Let another take up her burden.
    • Requirements: Target's (The New Huntress) Blood, Rayna (Current Huntress), Shaman Descendant who cast the original spell.
    • Used by: In Kill 'Em All, The last living descendant of the shaman that cast the original spell transferred Rayna's last remaining life to Bonnie; unbeknownst to Damon, Rayna also had the Shaman transfer the status, as well as most of her abilities, of Huntress to her as well.

Unlinking Spells

Unlinking spells allow witches to sever magical bonds between two or more people caused by Linking spells. They are able to break said Linking spells, sometimes downright counter them.

  • Original Unlinking Spell: The spell will destroy the link between the Original vampires, therefore, the death of one original vampire will not affect the others.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos Ex Solves, Exis Paunos Animotos. Phasmatos De Conjunctos, Sua Facto Dux Male. Phasmatos Ex Solves, Exis Paunos Animotos, De Conjunctos Sua Facto. Phasmatos Devos Male.
    • Requirements: Candles, Blood of the Originals
    • Used by: In The Murder of One Bonnie Bennett performed this spell under Klaus' command in order to reverse the link between him and his siblings that his mother had created.
  • Spell of Unknotting: Created by Esther to enact an unlinking spell. The spell involves a sanguinum knot, used as a physical representation of the linking spell in question. Once successfully completed, the knot levitates and unties itself signifying that the linking spell has been broken.
    • Incantation: Phasmatos omnio ligor coldate sangorium...Phasmatos omnio ligata soluto...Phasmatos omnio ligata soluto vingulia cordit.
    • Requirements: Sanguinum knot, Representational Magic
    • Used By: The spell originate from Esther, of which Elijah states as one of my mother's later spells, eluding to the complexity and power required to perform the spell. In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Elijah gives Davina the spell from their Mother's grimoire inorder to unlink Sophie and Hayley, through representational magic.
  • Sireline Unlinking Spell: An extremely powerful spell, that is specifically a combination of all of Esther's sire bond and linking spells performed in reverse to undo the link pasted down from each new generation of vampires from the original.
    • Incantation: Nemo unus animabus carnem et sanguinem de ista duo. Sanquinatum venetus barkael meh.
    • Requirements: Kandahar root(Unused) / Unsired vampire heart, Specific grammatical changes, Target Original Vampire, Pool charged with Original blood
    • Used by: In Alive and Kicking, Davina reveals to Mikael that she was using Esther's grimoires in order to spell to unlink the sireline of an original vampire. Davina has created this spell by combining all of Esther's linking and sire bond spells in reverse. She attempted to use the spell in Red Door though she discovered that Kol destroyed her binding agent. Roughly a year later after it's inception, with Kol's help Davina was able to finish the spell with the correct ingredients, and revising the incantation to the first portion only. In A Streetcar Named Desire, Davina was finally able to cast the spell with the assistance of The Sisters. They performed the spell on Elijah and Klaus, though the majority of the witches were killed, leaving Davina only able to break Klaus' link to his sireline. The resulting release of mystical energy from many generations of vampires was strong enough to create a Nexus Vorti.
  • Rite of Nines Unlinking Spell: A powerful spell that allows witches to sever the connection between them and eight other individuals. The spell requires the original castor of the linking spell (the centre of the link) to perform it themselves.
    • Incantation: Sei pour sae kie sei mare noock virgam. Sei pour sae kie sei mare noock virgam.
    • Requirements: 4 Candles, Center of the link
    • Used by: In Fire with Fire, Rebekah Mikaelson performed this spell in order to unlink her current body (Eva Sinclair) from the 8 teenage witches she attempted to sacrifice.

Vampirism Spells

Vampirism spells are specifically made to target the vampire species, allowing witches to directly manipulate their unique physiology.

  • Vampirism Reversal Ritual: The spell allows the witch who cast the spell which made the first Vampires to reverse their immortality, thereby turning them back into humans again.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: A ring of salt with a pentagram drawn inside, 5 Lighted Torches, Full moon, Power of an entire witch bloodline and two living witches from the bloodline
    • Used by: In All My Children, Esther Mikaelson, drawing from the power of the entire Bennett Bloodline (both living and dead), attempted to use this spell in order to reverse the Original Vampirism spell on her children. The would turn the original back into humans, rendering them killable as they were linked as one. The ritual used a pentagram to represent her connection to magic, salt as a symbol of the Earth and 5 torches, one for each Original children. The spell ultimately failed with Abby's death, as Esther's connection to the massive source of magic became unstable.
  • Vampirism Removal Spell: A spell that can reverse the magic of vampirism and turn a vampire back into a human again. This spell was later revealed to be a less-powerful adaptation of a spell designed to use to remove all Non-Traditional Magic from the world.
    • Incantation: Saplaey Aten Cravi Carmossi Estra Nozholi Gesena Zatavit (Aten Cravi Carmossi).
    • Requirements: Blood of the last pair of doppelgängers mixed together
    • Used by: In Man on Fire, Markos used this spell on Sloan to make her a witch again after she became a vampire, though the spell reverted the target back to the state prior to becoming a vampire (death).
  • Heart Stasis Desiccation Spell: A powerful spell that temporarily stops a human heart while an vampire's heart is being stopped so that the vampire can be successfully desiccated. It is also powerful enough to be used on a Original Vampire.
    • Incantation: Ocoros Mecante, Aleora Subsitos. Ocoros Mecante, Aleora Subsitos. Olo Santire, Dis Et Brav. Ocoros Mecante, Aleora Subsitos.
    • Directions: For the spell to work, it requires a balance amongst the living. To stop a vampire's heart, the witch must stop a human's heart as well. The spell also requires a physical connection to the vampire's bloodstream, such as a vein or artery (anything that is connected to the heart). The witch can circumvent this direct requirement herself by using a blood link. The spell also requires Dark Magic.
    • Used by: In Before Sunset, it is revealed that 15 years prior to current events Abby Bennett-Wilson used this spell to desiccate Mikael. Upon performing the spell it nearly drained all of her magic and she almost died as a result; ultimately her magic never returned afterwards until she reunited with Bonnie. She would later give the spell to her daughter, Bonnie, so they could stop the newly created Enhanced Original Vampire Alaric. However, the spell was used on Klaus. It is also interesting to note that unlike her mother, Bonnie suffered no consequences upon performing the spell.
  • Desiccation Reversal Spell: A spell that allows a witch to awaken a desiccated vampire to full functionality where it would otherwise require a vast amount of blood. It is powerful enough to awaken an Original Vampire that has be forcefully desiccated by magic.
    • Incantation: Sin vaca arugas heniga.
    • Requirements: Drop of blood
    • Used by: In They All Asked For You, Freya used this spell in order to wake her father Mikael from a desiccated slumber that was inflicted upon him by his son, Finn, through sacrificial magic.
  • Traveler Vampire Entrapment Spell: A spell used by the Travelers which worked by closing off the doors, cancelling the magic of their daylight rings and causing pieces of the house to collapse.
    • Incantation: Uista de artrasart, Else ulse istamet, Dumi impasset.
    • Used by: In 500 Years of Solitude, The Travelers used this spell to corner Elena and Stefan in an abandon and decrepit house in order to force them to give them their blood.
  • Blood Lust Manipulation Spell: The spell is rooted in sacrificial magic and allows a witch to increase a vampire's thirst massively, making it uncontrollable.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Salt circle, Dead fish as a blood sacrifice, Sacrificial Magic
    • Used by: In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Finn performed this spell in order to force the vampires to kill the werewolves by increasing their bloodlust, described as a hundred times worse than a newly turned vampire. Finn utilized sacrificial magic to enact his spell by placing a fish's entrails inside of a bowl.

The Magic Purification Spell

The spell will start with dozens of bodies inhabited by the Travelers as they all, through in ingestion of the combined doppelgänger blood, start chanting. As they chant, their human vessels slowly die from blood loss. As the spell begins to spread, all existing forms of spirit magic will be stripped away, layer by layer, together with all other forms of magic deemed unnatural by the Travelers. This process will continue until all forms of magic have been reversed completely. The effects of the spell will be:

  1. Vampire Extinction: Due to vampires being a creation of dark magic, they will slowly start as though they're dying from the same mode of death that they experienced as humans. They also begin to slowly lose their vampiric abilities, such as fangs. Finally, if they don't manage to get out of the spell's range, they will become fully human and once again die the same way they died as humans.
  2. Hybrid Extinction: Considering hybrids too are creations of dark magic, they will slowly start feeling their human deaths, first losing their vampiric abilities, and then their triggered-werewolf abilities. They then shortly revert to being an untriggered werewolf right before they die in the same manner that they died before becoming a hybrid.
  3. Purification of Magic: As the Travelers deem all magic besides their own (traditional magic and Traveler magic) impure and unbalanced, the spell they are performing will, as it slowly spreads, neutralize all "impure" forms of witchcraft. This will then disempower all witches over the world who solely practice non-traditional/pure forms of magic.
  4. Undoing of The Travelers' Curse: 2,000 years ago, Travelers were a powerful coven of witches cursed into a nomadic lifestyle as well as being blocked from practicing traditional magic. Their goal is to break the curse. The only way to break the curse on them is to use the combined doppelgänger blood to reverse all spirit magic, will lift their two-millennium old curse and restore their access to traditional magic with the intention of one again becoming the powerful witches they were 2,000 years ago. Since the spell in question will dis-empower witches who use "impure" forms of magic, it is possible, should the Travelers succeed with their plan, the Travelers will be the only witches left. Though, it is possible that all witches could return to using traditional magic again, once their own preferred source of magic is destroyed..
  5. Possible Extinction of Witches and Non-Traditional Magic: Since the spell "purifies" magic by eliminating any non-traditional form of magic, there is a strong possibility that removing their curse will leave almost every witch in the world powerless, due to the fact that most modern witches predominately use spirit magic or other non-traditional magic sources, since traditional magic has many limits and can easily be overused. However, it's possible that disempowered witches would still have access to traditional magic, should they desire to use it.

Incantation: Zah Pet Par Veet Eezol Ehmit Pro Kleh Et Tee.

The Unknown Spells

The spells listed below have occurred though no specific function has been defined. The assumptions are based on the facts that lead up to and shortly thereafter about their purpose.

  • Talisman Locator Spell: A spell that utilizes a witch's own blood to locate a personal artifact of theirs, such as a Talisman.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Many Candles, Witch's Blood
    • Used by: In Original Sin, Qetsiyah performs this spell shortly after suppressing Silas's mental powers and just before she goes to the Whitmore Historical Ball. As she completes the spell, she exhibits elation (smiling), meaning that her spell worked. It is assumed she was looking for her Talisman as she later tells Silas that she could not locate the Anchor because the Travelers kept moving it, thus needing to enhance her magic.
  • Protection Spell: A spell that attempted to block a curse and to prevent death through magical means.
    • Incantation: Unknown
    • Requirements: Candles, Unknown Beaded Bracelet
    • Used by: In I Love You, Goodbye, Davina attempts some form of a protection spell to save Kol and to prevent the Death Hex curse from killing him. Ultimately, the spell was not strong enough to circumvent Finn's spell and he later died.

Trivia

  • The primary language all spells are spoken in seem to be Latin, or something similar to the language. However, witches have been known to cast spells in other languages, such as French, Czech and even Old Nordic Tongue.
  • Most spells invoke the Spirits through the Latin incantation of "Phasmatos Tribum", which translates to "Ghost Tribe" - a reference to the Spirits themselves.
  • Expression doesn't require verbal spells for a witch to use, as it's already pre-existing powers simply needing to be tapped into.
    • The only exception to this is when Expression is combined with other forms of magic that require verbal spells.
  • It has been shown and proven that powerful spells are bound to something even more powerful e.g. the moon, a comet, a doppelgänger.
  • It should be noted that with the Magic Purification Spell, resurrected individuals such as Alaric, while stripped of vampirism, continued to live, meaning that the magic that resurrected him countless times before (Emily Bennett's spelled Gilbert Ring) was unaffected. The could be perhaps that the magic used to create this enchantment was pure, as deemed by the Travelers.

References

  1. Deleted Scene
  2. Though unconfirmed, but non-contradictory to canon events, in a deleted scene of Save My Soul, Dahlia performed a Divination spell over bones to seek out why she could not sense any magic from her sister’s children.

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