Cloaking is the power to hide the presence of oneself or others, preventing others from discovering one's location. This ability is possessed by both the forces of Good and Evil, to prevent the other from learning of their activities.
Methods of Cloaking
Whitelighters can hide their charges making them invisible to a selective few. Leo Wyatt used this power to hide Daisy, a future Whitelighter, from her Darklighter lover Alec. While she was cloaked, he could not sense or even see her.
Dark dignitaries have been known to use this power to ensure privacy for rituals. The Dark Priestess Dantalian was able to cloak her lair as she performed a binding ritual between the warlock Zile and Prue Halliwell. Piper and Phoebe were able to find the lair after they became evil, meaning the cloaking magic only worked against forces of good.
The demon Jeric was also able to hide his lair from the forces of good, preventing Leo Wyatt from sensing Phoebe once she had been kidnapped. However, Cole Turner was able to find the lair with ease; he had turned fully evil due to the weight of the massive powers he'd absorbed. Piper was only able to find it by tapping into her baby's powers while scrying for it.
While appearing as the figure heads, the Avatars cloaked Barbas's lair to prevent a vengeful Leo Wyatt from tracking him down. Once he served his purpose, the Avatars uncloaked it, allowing Phoebe and Paige to find him and vanquish him.
Spells and Rituals
Piper Halliwell placed crystals around the attic to cloak Chris from being sensed by Scabbar Demons. She later did the same for two young witches named Ryan and Jen to protect them from two Noxon Demons. The cloak disrupted as soon as Piper removed one of the crystals.
List of beings who use(d) Cloaking
- Original power
- Paige Matthews
- Dark Priests
- Dark Priestesses
- Soul Collectors
- Through spell, potion, artifact, etc.
- Fairies (with fairy dust)
- Leeza (with a magical amulet)
- Janna (with a magical amulet)
- Witches (with crystals and spells)