The Full Body-Bind Curse, often simply called Full Body-Bind (Petrificus Totalus), is one of the spells found in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, "Christmas at Hogwarts"


The Full-Body Bind is one of the spells found in the book Curses and Counter-Curses by Vindictus Viridian.



The Full-Body Bind Curse paralyses its victim, leaving them unable to do anything but breathe and look around.

From the Story

Petrificus Totalus, or the full Body-Bind, stiffens a person’s limbs so they cannot move. Only the person’s eyes are free while the spell is in effect.


This spell can be used in Wizard's Dueling.


Its full incantation is "Petrificus Totalus", but the letters used in its casting are: P, T, F, C, T, L, S.


The maximum potency of the Full Body-Bind Curse is 145, making it the strongest spell for first year dueling. it is thus the most widely used spell in wizard dueling on Pottermore.

Pottermore PlayStation Home

On Pottermore PlayStation Home, the Full Body Bind is one of the three spells available during a Wizard Duel. It is not stronger or weaker than the other two spells.


As of 1st June 2012, the Full Body Bind curse has been cast over 47 million times.

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