Spells were words or phrases in the Ancient Language that magic users spoke to control and use magic. The following is a list of spells used in the Inheritance Cycle.

Spell Translation Description Spell Caster
Adurna water Used to manipulate water. Spoken by Oromis and Eragon in Eldest as a part of Eragon's education.
Atra gülia un ilian tauthr ono un atra ono waíse skölir frá rauthr May luck and happiness follow you and may you be a shield from misfortune How Eragon actually 'blessed' Elva, made her feel others' pain and forced her to try to save them from misfortune. Spoken by Eragon.
Atra gülia un ilian tauthr ono un atra ono waíse sköliro frá rauthr May luck and happiness follow you and may you be shielded from misfortune How Eragon should have 'blessed' Elva, would have protected her from misfortune and that he did 'bless' the pilgrims that Solembum spoke to. Eragon used this to bless a nameless woman and her child.
Atra nosu waíse vardo fra eld hórnya May we be warded from listeners Used to prevent someone from eavesdropping.
Brisingr Fire Used to create fire. It could cause an object to catch on fire or to be surrounded by it. It is also the name of Eragon's sword, which he made in book 3. Spoken by Brom in Eragon to start a campfire and by Eragon to create a flaming arrow and sword. He later could no longer use the spell in presence of his sword, or else the sword will be consumed in fire.
Boetk istalrí Broad fire Used to set fire to things. Used by Durza (in Eragon) to ignite a quarter-mile of forest.
Brakka du vanyalí sem huildar [subject]! Reduce the magic that holds [subject]. Spoken by Eragon, to attempt to free himself from Murtagh's magic in the final battle of Eldest. He also used it while being taught by Oromis when he paralyzed Eragon's legs.
Deloi moi Earth change Used to collapse or change the Earth. Spoken by Eragon when destroying the tunnels in the battle of Farthen Dur
Draumr kópa Dream stare Used to scry someone or something. Spoken by Eragon.
Deyja Die One of the twelve words of death: it kills immediately. Spoken by Eragon.
Du grind huildr Hold the gate Used to hold the gate. The translation is the same. Spoken by Eragon.
Eitha To go or leave Typically combined in a sentence with other words to push something away. Spoken by Eragon.
Eyddr eyreya onr Empty your ears Used to make someone temporarily deaf. Spoken by Arya.
Garjzla Light Typically used to hurl a bolt or ball of light at someone, either killing them or rendering them unconscious. Spoken by Durza when capturing Arya in an ambush.
Garjzla letta Light, stop Used to reflect light from a being's eyes so it doesn't enter the pupil, thus rendering them blind. Spoken by Eragon. against the Lethrblaka
Gath sem oro un lam iet Unite that arrow with my hand Used (by Eragon) to retrieve an arrow. Spoken by Eragon.
Gath un reisa du rakr Unite and raise the mist Used to unite and lift mist. The translation is the same. Spoken by Eragon.
Gëuloth du knífr Dull the knife Used to dull a knife or sword, so that people don't accidentally kill each other while sparring. Spoken by Eragon and Brom.
Jierda Break/Hit Typically used to break the bones of an opponent, or throw them against a hard surface. Eragon used it to smash a door to escape the Ra'zac. Spoken by Eragon.
Jierda thierra kalfis! Break their calves! Used to break the calves of an opponent. Spoken by Eragon.
Letta Stop Used to stop things. (Letta orya thorna! - Stop those arrows!) Spoken by Eragon and Murtagh, Murtagh used this spell in the battle of the burning plains to imobilize Eragon
Malthinae Confine Used to bind things or hold in place Spoken by Eragon.
Moí stenr! Change rock Used to change the rock. Spoken by Eragon.


Raise Used in conjunction with the name of something or someone in order to raise them off the ground. Spoken by Eragon. and Durza (in the Eragon movie).
Skölir Shield Typically used to shield the caster from harm, such as redirecting fire to pass harmlessly around the caster. Spoken by Eragon and Murtagh.
Skölir nosu fra brisingr! Shield us from fire! Used by Eragon to divert flames away from himself and Saphira. Spoken by Eragon.
Slytha Sleep Used to put a person to sleep. Spoken by Eragon.
Stenr Reisa Rise stone. Used to make a stone rise. Spoken by Eragon.
Thaefathan Thicken Used to create calluses on a persons hands similar to Ascûdgamln. Used by Eragon.
Thverr stenr un atra eka hórna! Traverse stone and let me hear! Used to eavesdrop on a conversation through a stone wall. Spoken by Eragon.
Thrysta Thrust, compress Used thrust, compress things. Typically combined in a sentence with other words to thrust something. Eragon used it to stop a man's heart while escaping from Gil'ead Spoken by Eragon.
Thrysta vindr Compress the air Used to send balls of air at enemies

Spoken by Murtagh.

Waíse heill Be healed A healing spell, used to mend physical wounds but can "only mend what is on the surface"

Spoken by Eragon.

Waíse néiat Be not Converts matter into energy.

Spoken by Galbatorix and likely Thuviel. 

Spells found in the Eragon movieEdit

Spell Description Spell caster
Brisingr Fire Used by Eragon through arrows or to destroy rocks flung at him by the Shade Durza. Also used by Brom to start a fire.
Ma’mor Used to unlock doors that are locked. Spoken by Eragon.
Morte Used to throw things, such as axes from the nearby walls. Spoken by Durza.
Skulblakas ven Used to enable the caster to see as his/her dragon sees. Spoken by Eragon. (In Eragon, this was done automatically when a Dragon Rider joined his/her mind with his/her dragon during flight.) It was also used when Eragon tried to find out which cell Arya was in in Gil'ead.
Kvistr Kvistr means branch. Kvistr is spoken by Eragon to strangle a Ra'zac with a vine.
Traevam Tree (tall bush) Brom taught this to Eragon. Used in the forest to subdue the Ra'zac.
Reisa Used to make objects levitate Spoken by Durza to launch a spear at Eragon. Brom jumped in front of the javelin and was mortally wounded.

Anori Draumr abr Sundavrblaka it ator Virliger

Anori means create, Draumr means dream/illusion, Abr means of, Sundavr means shadow, Blaka means "flapper". Hence Anori Draumr abr Sundavrblaka would mean "Create an illusion of Shadow-flapper" Spoken by Durza to create a shadowy bat-like mount for himself.

Spells found in the Eragon video gameEdit

Spell Description Spell caster
Scarina Used to cause roots to be removed. Used by Eragon.
Thrysta Vendrin Used to pull or push an enemy. Used by Eragon.