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Dumbledore uses the Elder Wand to extract a memory

The single most important magical tool, they can be made from a variety of woods and cores

A magic wand ... this was what Harry had been really looking forward to.
The last shop was narrow and shabby. Peeling gold letters over...


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

Wands Cores

Wand Cores

By J.K. Rowling

Harry at Ollivanders wand shop.

The wand chooses the wizard

Three of the Death Eaters wand from The Goblet of Fire

Dark wizards, dark wands

Ollivanders shop in Diagon Alley.

Wand Lengths & Flexibility

By J.K. Rowling

Wands Woods

Wand Woods

By J.K. Rowling

Wands Woods

Wand woods

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I sought a third wand, Severus. The Elder Wand, the Wand of Destiny, the Deathstick.

Lord Voldemort
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The great wand-o-graphic

Wands fact file


Made from various kinds of wood, containing a core from substances such as dragon heartstring, unicorn hair or phoenix feather

Magical properties

The wand channels a witch or wizard’s power and abilities