The Black Tumbler is a spell that has the form of a gray cloud of smoke with red and orange flames in its heart.

It is used by Nemaides on Jakob and Kitty. Bartimaeus mentioned Zimbabwe women thought it as a fashion statement.


The Black Tumbler, once unleashed upon its victims, knocks them out immediately. It burns their hair and clothes and leaves ashy "vertical wavy streaks of black and gray" burned into one's skin. If directed at the face, it will leave the victim blind.