Potter: Wizards who Could’ve Beat Voldemort in a Duel

Potter: Wizards who Could've Beat Voldemort in a Duel

Top 10 Wizards Who Could Out-Duel Voldemort

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In the magical world of Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort may have presented himself as an all-powerful wizard, but when it comes to dueling, it seems his skills are not as impressive as they’re made out to be. In fact, there are several other wizards who could easily out-duel him.

10. Filius Flitwick


Don’t let his small stature fool you! Filius Flitwick may look unassuming, but he is a wizard (pun intended) at dueling. In fact, he was once a dueling champion for Hogwarts School. In one of the books, Flitwick even defeated Antonin Dolohov, known as the best dueler among the Death Eaters.

9. Bellatrix Lestrange


Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort’s most loyal servant, is a formidable dueler. She effortlessly kills several people throughout the series and even takes on three opponents at once during the Battle of Hogwarts. The only reason she ultimately loses is because she meets her match in Molly Weasley, a mother who will do anything to protect her children.

8. Antonin Dolohov


The Death Eater Antonin Dolohov is renowned for his dueling skills. Despite the dangerous life of a Death Eater, Dolohov manages to survive and becomes incredibly decorated. He even defeats skilled wizards like Remus Lupin and Mad-Eye Moody.

7. Kingsley Shacklebolt


Kingsley Shacklebolt, one of the greatest aurors in the Harry Potter series, faces Voldemort multiple times. During the Battle of Hogwarts, he almost reaches a stalemate with Voldemort himself before the Dark Lord turns his attention to Harry Potter instead. Shacklebolt also manages to defeat several Death Eaters, including Bellatrix Lestrange.

6. Severus Snape


Severus Snape, known for his brilliance as a potion maker, is also a skilled dueler. He is a master legilimens and occlumens, giving him a distinct advantage in battles by being able to read his opponent’s mind. Snape even created his own spells, making him a formidable opponent for anyone, including Voldemort.

5. Minerva McGonagall


Though usually avoiding conflict, Minerva McGonagall is a force to be reckoned with when she wields her wand. She defeats Alecto Carrow during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and even outmaneuvers Severus Snape, causing him to flee. McGonagall survives the Battle of Hogwarts and continues to fight for her cause.

4. Mad-Eye Moody


Alastor Moody, despite his numerous battle scars, is a respected retired auror. He is known for his toughness and gruff demeanor, filling half the cells in Azkaban. While Voldemort manages to kill Moody, it’s not in a proper duel but in a situation where the Dark Lord has the upper hand. Moody’s dueling skills would have given Voldemort a run for his money in a fair fight.

3. Gellert Grindelwald


Gellert Grindelwald, the predecessor of Voldemort, was recognized as the darkest wizard of all time prior to Voldemort’s rise to power. Grindelwald’s dark deeds speak volumes about his power and skill. He was only defeated by Albus Dumbledore, considered the greatest wizard ever. In a proper duel, Grindelwald would likely triumph over Voldemort.

2. Albus Dumbledore


Albus Dumbledore, the legendary wizard and headmaster of Hogwarts, is one of the few wizards who actually faced off against Voldemort in a duel. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore essentially defeats Voldemort. It is said that Dumbledore is the only wizard Voldemort ever feared, and their one known battle proves it.

1. The Hogwarts Founders

Hogwarts Founders

The four powerful wizards and witches who founded Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are undoubtedly capable of out-dueling Voldemort. These extraordinary beings created a hidden castle, enchanted a sorting hat, and even crafted a secret chamber with a dangerous basilisk. While they are not shown dueling in the books, their abilities and achievements speak for themselves.

So, while Voldemort may have been a terrifying villain, there are plenty of wizards who could easily overpower him in a duel.

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