List of Witch Powers and Abilities in Fiction

Witches are beings who practice witchcraft and spellcraft. This list was inspired by the List of Vampire Traits in Folklore and Fiction on Wikipedia, albeit a few modifications.

Supernatural Powers

  • Potion Making – The capability of collecting items to create potions of various effects.
  • Mediumship – Can view ghosts/spirits of deceased and communicate and/or interact with them.
  • Telepathy
  • Telekinesis
  • Necromancy
  • Pyrokinesis
  • Healing
  • Clairvoyance
  • Precognition
  • Reincarnation
  • Evocation
  • Appearance Alteration – Witches have the ability to alter their appearance.  In the 1996 movie The Craft, Nancy changes her appearance to look like Sarah.


  • Decapitation – Yep, decapitation will just about kill anything.
  • Fire – Even though this does seem ridiculous some witches fear fire.  In the movie, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, the witches sought immunity from fire. Ironically enough Muriel uses fire to attack the village.
  • Human – Not every incarnation are witches unkillable.  In most actually, they’re as vulnerable as any other human.


  • Skin Color – Although many witches look normal, a lot of witches have pale skin or old, wrinkly, or gross-looking skin.
  • Eye Color
  • Nose – For some reason a lot of witches have long, crooked noses.
  • Ears


  • Fertile – Women (and men) have the ability to pass their gifts down through their lineage.  In the series Harry Potter, witches are born,
  • Demonic Possession
  • Deal with the Devil

Setting Characteristics

  • Witch Society or Organization
  • Supernatural Creatures
  • Known to Human Society
  • Terms and Nicknames

Thanks for checking out the post and in the comment section below let us know what your favorite witch abilities or what abilities aren’t on this list.

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