Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Confundus
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|Features||Causes confusion in the subject|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Akaban|
The Confundus charm makes the subject confused. It fairly advanced magic and is cast by muttering the incantation "Confundo." The Confundus charm can apparently also be cast silently.
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Severus Snape knows that his story of what happened in the Shrieking Shack will differ radically from Harry's, so he claims that Harry was obviously suffering under the effects of a Confundus charm.
The latter use of this charm would indicate that there are physical as well as mental effects; McLaggen, some time after he is Confunded, has trouble navigating stairs.