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.

Cloaking prevents other beings from perceiving the cloaked, making them invisible, or untraceable through sensing or scrying, or both.

Methods of Cloaking

Powers

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.[1]

Paige Matthews uses this ability to protect her charge Mikelle from a group of Darklighters. Unfortunately, when Paige and her sisters were trapped in a dream world, the cloak wore off.[2]

Dantalian's cloaked lair.

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Spells and Rituals

Forces of both Good and Evil have been known to mask their presence through the use of spells.

Artifacts

While trying to locate the first owner of the Magical Amulets, Prue was unable to scry for her because the amulet blocked off the magic.[6]

When the Titans launched their attack on the Elders, Leo Wyatt organized the surviving Elders to be protected in a sanctuary, which was cloaked by fairy dust.[7]

Piper Halliwell placed crystals around the attic to cloak Chris from being sensed by Scabbar Demons.[8] 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.[9]

Gallery

List of beings who use(d) Cloaking

Original power
Through spell, potion, artifact, etc.

References

  1. As seen in "Love Hurts".
  2. As seen in "Engaged and Confused".
  3. As seen in "Bride and Gloom".
  4. As seen in "Y Tu Mummy Tambien"
  5. As seen in "A Call to Arms".
  6. As mentioned in "Exit Strategy"
  7. As seen in "Oh My Goddess! Part 2"
  8. As seen in "Hyde School Reunion"
  9. As seen in "Generation Hex"
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