Crucio (Cruciatus Curse)

Crucio (Cruciatus Curse) also known as torment spell. It is forbidden to use. When it used, it causes massive pain on the target.


One of the unforgivable curses of wizarding world, Crucio, also known as Cruciatus Curse. The purpose of this spell is to create massive pain to target. When it used on target, it crates immersive pain on target’s every organ. Using it on any human being is punished lifelong imprisonment at Azkaban.

It’s unknown if Crucio causes any physical damage on person. It’s believed the spell creates only pain without any damage but the feeling of immersive pain could result with going crazy. When Crucio used on Alice and Frank Longbottom spell caused them to lose their minds.

It was developed in Middle Ages and used in duels and interrogations. According to Barty Crouch JR, Crucio was one of the most popular spells of its era.

Crucio was allowed to use during first Wizarding Wars. It used against Death Eaters many times. It was banned after war again but it used on Longbottom family for an interrogation by Death Eaters. Death Eaters who used the spell were imprisoned in Azkaban.

It is impossible to stop Crucio spell. Only way to stop Crucio is dodging it. If the target hides behind something, inorganic objects can block it.

Elder Wand is only wand which can react to Crucio. If wizard does Crucio spell without any valid reason, it gives the same pain to caster.

Known Users of the Spells

  • Gellet Grindewald
  • Barty Crouch Jr.
  • Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Viktor Krum
  • Draco Malfoy
  • Alecto Carrow
  • Amycus Carrow
  • Vincent Crabbe
  • Gregory Goyle
  • Harry Potter
  • Delphini

Where it Mentioned?

  • Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (First Time – Book, Movie and Video Game)
  • Harry Potter and Order of Phoenix (Book, Movie and Video Game)
  • Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince (Book and Movie)
  • Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows 1-2-3 (Book, Movie and Video Game)
  • Beddle the Bard’s Tales
  • Harry Potter: Spells (Mobile Game)
  • Harry Potter for Kinect (Video Game)
Michael Shaner

Written by Michael Shaner

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