My Pottermore wand: Vine wood, Unicorn hair core, 10 ¾" in length, Quite Bendy flexibility, Wand: Vine Wood, Unicorn Hair Core, 10", Bendy Flexibility . Black walnut is a very handsome wood, but not the easiest to master. Laurel wands are sometimes called fickle, but this is unfair. However, you should probably avoid letting it touch your potions, it tends to react poorly to being a stirring tool. The long history of elm trees gives it vital magical strength. Vine wands seem strongly attracted by personalities with hidden depths, and Garrick Ollivander himself has found them more sensitive than any other when it comes to instantly detect a prospective match. Pine wands always choose an independent, individual master who may be perceived as a loner, intriguing and perhaps mysterious. Hornbeam wands adapt more quickly than almost any other to their owner’s style of magic and will become so personalised, so quickly, that other people will find them extremely difficult to use even for the most simple of spells. In the unusual event of such a pairing finding its ideal match, however, nothing and nobody should stand in their way. This makes for a truly lethal weapon in the hands of a witch or wizard of no conscience, for the wand and the wizard may feed on each other in a particularly unhealthy manner. Strong, durable and warm in colour, larch has long been valued as an attractive and powerful wand wood. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. White’s Wands out of Canada also recommends maple for wand construction. Though known for being a weak wandwood, birch is the finest, lightest of woods used for crafting. Highly intelligent witches and wizards ought to be offered a walnut wand for trial first, because in nine cases out of ten, the two will find in each other their ideal mate. In sum, I’ve laid out a solid case for the use of Roasted Maple for wand wood. Those witches and wizards best suited to ash wands are not lightly swayed from their beliefs or purposes. Walnut wands are often found in the hands of magical innovators and inventors; this is a handsome wood possessed of unusual versatility and adaptability. The oak tree is called King of the Forest from the winter solstice up until the summer solstice, and its wood should only be collected during that time (holly becomes King as the days begin to shorten again, and so holly should only be gathered as the year wanes. Fir wands are particularly suited to, Hawthorn wands may be particularly suited to, Hazel wands often reflect its owner’s emotional state and work best for a master who understands and can manage their own feelings. Its wood was known for wand making in the. Mr Ollivander introduces his notes on wand woods thus: Every single wand is unique and will depend for its character on the particular tree and magical creature from which it derives its materials. Reliable sources claim that these wands can emit magical effects upon the mere entrance into their room of a suitable owner, and I have twice observed the phenomenon in my own shop. Paired with a sincere, self-aware owner, however, it becomes one of the most loyal and impressive wands of all, with a particular flair in all kinds of charmwork. According to Pottermore, silver lime is an incredibly unusual and attractive wood that works best for Seers and those skilled at Legilimency. It is known to be used for charm work, and it is rumored that those who wield these wands are destined to be great duelists. Conversely, three successive heads of the Wizengamot have possessed chestnut and unicorn wands, for this combination shows a predilection for those concerned with all manner of justice. Rowan wands generally produce powerful, hard to break. However, only those with the courage to fight will be able to harness the true power of this wand, and those without any will of their own, will probably find themselves at a loss. You will often hear the ignorant say that red oak is an infallible sign of its owner’s hot temper. This is a beautiful and desirable wood, and wand quality maple has been among the most costly for centuries. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Old superstitions regarding wands rarely bear close examination, but I find that the old rhyme regarding rowan, chestnut, ash and hazel wands (rowan gossips, chestnut drones, ash is stubborn, hazel moans) contains a small nugget of truth. However, the brash or over-confident witch or wizard, who often insists on trying wands of this prestigious wood, will be disappointed by its effects. Especially since it involved Harry Potter. In exchange for its fragility, wands made from cherry wood are very efficient in giving passive wand cores such as Veela hair, grindylow teeth, and mandrake root the extra magic “drive” they need when a wizard needs to cast a powerful spell with those cores. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. It only ever bonds to witches or wizards who have a strong will, for a wand made with this will be a powerful one. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard. ‘If you seek integrity, search first among the poplars,’ was a great maxim of my grandfather, Gerbold Ollivander, and my own experience of poplar wands and their owners tallies exactly with his. [2], Every single wand is unique and will depend for its character on the particular tree and magical creature from which it derives its materials. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. One of the more docile wood matierals, cedar is a motherly sort of wood that lends itself for protective spells. As such, not many wandmakers like to make their wands with blackthorn. Though Garrick Ollivander himself did not use it, his associate in the Hogsmeade branch was known to sell wands made from ivy. Likewise, the wand wood could reflect James I's character, in particular, his protectiveness of. Yet, the main strength of the wand is transfiguration and combative magic. The notes on various wand woods should be regarded very much as a starting point, for wand-making is the study of a lifetime, and wandmakers can continue to learn with every wand they make and match.[3]. The sycamore makes a questing wand, eager for new experience and losing brilliance if engaged in mundane activities. It’s also one of the few woods that can take in Ashwinder Eggs as its wand core due to its strong fibres and strength while maintaining its flexibility. A wand made of Birch will cast a very strong Patronus and is great for Defense Against the Dark Arts. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Its reputation for instilling courage and confidence in the user has ensured that demand has always outstripped supply. The famed wand-maker is known for  recalling the specifications of all his wood wand creations. Cedar wood is also known to draw itself towards sensitive individuals, possibly those with low self-esteem. Pine wands enjoy being used creatively, and unlike some others, will adapt unprotestingly to new methods and spells. The great medieval wandmaker, Geraint Ollivander, wrote that he was always honoured to match a cypress wand, for he knew he was meeting a witch or wizard who would die a heroic death. Below, I tell you how I encountered this question. The results are often unpredictable. Rosewood is graceful and will complement phoenix feathers, unicorn hair, veela hair, and fairy wings nicely. Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Acacia wands are not used often, as in the wrong hands it will either be overpowered or extremely weak. Hornbeam wands likewise absorb their owner’s code of honour, whatever that might be, and will refuse to perform acts – whether for good or ill – that do not tally with their master’s principles. The unfounded belief that only pure-bloods can produce magic from elm wands was undoubtedly started by some elm wand owner seeking to prove his own blood credentials, for I have known perfect matches of elm wands who are Muggle-borns. Red oak wands are, in my opinion, among the most handsome. The ash wand cleaves to its one true master and ought not to be passed on or gifted from the original owner, because it will lose power and skill.