Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Auror

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic
Type Status
First Appearance Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


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An Auror is "a Dark wizard catcher". They are an elite group of witches and wizards, loyal to the Ministry of Magic, whose mission is to fight against and capture the forces of the Dark Arts.


The Aurors are like a police force, and sometimes work as intelligence agents. They have the authority to arrest malefactors like Death Eaters, and at times have been given authority to use deadly force against Death Eaters in particular.


It takes three years to become an Auror after attending Hogwarts. A candidate to become an Auror should meet the following requirements:

The fifth N.E.W.T. subject is left open to the candidate, but Harry evidently selects Herbology as his fifth. One would assume that Muggle Studies or Arithmancy would equally be acceptable.

If the candidate meets the above requirements he or she must also pass the following requirements:

  • background check for criminal record
  • "a stringent series of character and aptitude tests at the Auror office."

When accepted, the candidate continues on training. Once one becomes an "Auror trainee" they will be taught one of the following:

  • Concealment and Disguise
  • Stealth and Tracking

Known Aurors[edit]


Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.