"Excuse me people, those were black orbs. Where did they get black orbs from?!"
Piper Halliwell after evil Leo and Chris orb out of Magic School.[src]

Black Orbing[1] is a form of teleportation in which the user appears and disappears in a flurry of black and indigo orbs. It is the evil counterpart to orbing, much like Darklighters themselves are the evil counterparts to Whitelighters. Unlike its counterpart, this power does not allow the user to orb to the Heavens, as it is protected from evil.

List of beings who use(d) Black Orbing

Original power

Related Powers


Black Telekinetic Orbing

Black Telekinetic Orbing is the ability to transport/move objects through the use of orbs. It is a hybrid version of regular Telekinesis combined with black orbing. The first being to display this power was Evil Chris Halliwell, the first known Darklighter-Witch. His power manifested through dark orbs as a result of his Darklighter DNA.

Remote Black Orbing

The ability to orb beings from one location to another without physical contact or teleporting with them. It is the evil counterpart of Remote Orbing and is only possessed by the evil Wyatt and the Darklighter Rennek.


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Notes and Trivia

  • It is presumed that when a Whitelighter or Whitelighter-Witch turns evil, their orbs turn to black orbs, as shown when future Wyatt was evil in an alternate timeline and when he was turned evil by Vicus.[2]
  • Much like its counterpart, Black Orbing has changed considerably in appearance throughout the series. In its first appearance, this power had something of a smoking effect whenever Alec used it. In season eight, the orbs are darker.
  • The first two times this power was used in the show, it was offscreen.
  • In "Siren Song", a Darklighter exploded in a burst of black orbs upon being vanquished.


  1. Named like this because Piper was the only one to actually to refer to it this way: "Excuse me people, those were black orbs. Where did they get black orbs from?!".
  2. As seen in the season 7 episode "Imaginary Fiends"