Second Years Guide to Ace Transfiguration: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for TNFG-201. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

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Lesson Six: Snakes & Smoke Study Guide

Chapter 7


Snakes are reptiles that live everywhere except Antarctica. Snakes are carnivores & have two methods of attack for their prey. A minority of snakes have venomous bites. Most wrap around their prey tightly. They are able to eat prey that are bigger than their heads. To track their prey, they use their tongue to smell & taste its meal. To defend themselves, they have hard scales. Snakes are ecotherms. In the wizarding world, they are a symbol of the Dark Arts.


Smoke is composed with gas, liquid, & solid particles. The substances are carbon dioxide, liquid water, & ash. Smoke doesn't move on its ownd ue to the wind forcing it to move.


In 1921, a transfigurist created this spell. His daughter was scared of snakes & he wanted to keep her away from them. This spell is used to temporarily vanish snakes & for dueling. When dueling, the snake conjuring spell & the Smoke to Dagger is used. Also, this spell is used for self-defense from a snake. This spell will not work on Basilisks. Visualize the snake altering into gas & dispersing. If the spell fails, only half of the snake will transform into smoke, the snake can transform into stone, creates a small explosion. It is impossible to transfigure the creature back once the smoke disperses.

Incantation: Colubra Suffitus (koh-LOO-brah SUFF-i-tus)
Wand Movement: Flick to the head
Concentration: Low to medium
Willpower: Medium

Fun Facts
They are four inches to thirty feet long & have many different colors & sizes.
There are twenty-seven hundred types of snakes.
Salazar Slytherin & Voldemort had snakes & could speak Parseltongue.
The transfigurists daughter would transfigure the snake & trap the smoke in a glass box. He could then untransfigure the snake to set it free.

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