The Wands Of Each Harry Potter Character (2023)

Wands are everything in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. From illuminating a room to eliminating an adversary,witches and wizards arenothing without their wands. In Harry Potter, each wand fashioned by esteemed wand makers feature a type of wood the wand is to be made from,and the most important piece of the wand - the core, which is something specifically chosen from a magical creature, and inserted into the wood.Each wand possesses a specific build and power, making each one unique, and perfect for their chosen "master."

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A special bondcan form between each witch or wizard and their wand, that becomes more in line with a companionship, or a soul mate relationship, than just a physical tool to perform magic. A wand is theirs, and theirs alone - which is why Lucius Malfoy is so hesitant to give his up, even to the Dark Lord himself.

"The wand chooses the wizard. That much has always been clear to those of us who have studiedwandlore..."

-Garrick Ollivander

With each wand being so special in each one's own right, we came up with a list of all your favorite character's wands from the Harry Potter universe. The Wands of Each Harry Potter Character.

Updated on June 28th, 2020by Richard Keller:Wands are the all-purpose tool in the Harry Potter universe.They can help perform daily household tasks or be used in battle to stun an opponent. However, they only work at optimum capacity if they're the right fit for the user. For further samples, here are some more wands of Harry Potter characters.


15/15 15. Cedric Diggory

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We barely got to know the captain of Hufflepuff's Quidditch team. All we saw or read about him took place inHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Nevertheless, he seemed like an upstanding person and Hogwarts' student.

What we do know about Cedric is hiswand, since he had to provide it for certification during the Triwizard Tournament. It was 12 1/4-inches, made of Ash, and had a unicorn hair core. Its pleasantly springy feel was made for the seeminglychipper Diggory.

14/15 Fleur Delacour

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Introduced as a foreign student with a slight attitude, Fleur became a favorite character during the last two Harry Potter books. Eventually, she started dating one of Ron's older brothers, Bill, By the last book, the two were married. The couple took Harry and his allies in when they were being hunted by Death Eaters. A far cry from where she started.

Fleur's wand does not match the person she became. It's made of Rosewood, is 9 1/2-inches long, and has a Veela hair core from her grandmother. This may be the reason why it's inflexible.

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13/15 13. Gilderoy Lockhart

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We remember Gilderoy as the good-looking wizard who couldn't produce a proper spell. No matter what he did, it always turned out bad for someone else. While at Hogwarts, it normally focused on Harry.

To match his posh tastes, Gilderoy's wand was deemed expensive. In addition, at nine inches, it was also smaller than most wands at Hogwarts. Made of Rosewood with a dragon heartstring, the wand was slightly bendy. Perfect for someone who needed to make excuses when spells didn't go his way.

12/15 Peter Pettigrew

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Peter was an ugly man both inside and out. He wanted to be wanted, so he sucked up to all the cool wizards. First, it was James Potter and his gang. Later, it was the Death Eaters.

In the end, it led to his death. Not even the wand he acquired when Voldermort returned could help him. The Chestnut wand was slightly longer than nine inches and had a dragon heartstring. Despite the strong core, the wand was brittle.

11/15 11. Remus Lupin

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Remus was a simple man who wanted to teach Hogwarts' students how do defend themselves from the Dark Arts. Unfortunately, becoming a werewolf once a month prevented him from living a normal life. Still, he was an important part of Harry life to the very end.

From his time as a Hogwarts' student, Remus owned a 10 1/4-inch Cypress wand with a unicorn hair core. Pliable and well-matched to its owner, the wand helped Remus during the Battle of Hogwarts. Though he perished, he went out a valiant hero.

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10/15 10. Ron Weasley

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Harry Potter's best friend, Ron, has a bit of a rough "spell" with his wands, going through two during his time at Hogwarts. His first, a hand me down from his brother Charlie, was 12 inches long and was made of ash, with a unicorn hair core. Unfortunately for Ron, this wand was snapped in half during a run in with the Whomping Willow. He attempted to fix it with Spello-Tape, but it was a lost cause, and he was forced to get a new one after multiple malfunctions caused him much grief and embarrassment.

Ron's second wand was his alone, purchased from Ollivander's prior to his third year at Hogwarts. This model was 14 inches long, was made of willow (ironically) and also fashioned a unicorn hair core. His second wand suited him much better, as he used it in multiple conflicts, includingin the battle in the Department of Mysteries Hall of Prophecy, and during the battle of the Astronomy Tower.

9/15 9. Hermione Granger

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Fellow best friend of Harry Potter, and eventual love interest of Ron Weasley, Hermione is the brains of the trio. Her wand is 10 3/4ths inches long, made of vinewood and possessed a dragon heartstring core. Dragon heartstring is material obtained from a dragon that is often used in the cores of wands, though it is relatively unknown what parts of the dragon are used. Some think that itmight be the dragon's heart that produces the aptly named "heartstring." Dragon wands will always bond strongly with their current owner.

Dragon heartstring produces the most powerful wands, and Hermione's is no exception. At the young age of 15, Hermione is able to produce a corporeal Patronus, which is a very advanced piece of magic, and is a credit to the talents of both herself and her wand. For a time, Hermione uses the stolen wand of Bellatrix Lestrange after Hermione's is confiscated, but she is not a fan of the foreign object.

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8/15 8. Neville Longbottom

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One of the most unassuming heroes of the wizarding world, Neville Longbottom, also sported two different wands during his time at Hogwarts. Similar to Ron, Neville wielded a hand me down to begin his time at school, although Neville's was his fathers. The makeup and core of this wand are unknown, and it was eventually broken during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

Neville's second wand, and first of his own, was made from cherry wood, and featured a unicorn hair core. As with most witches and wizards, Neville purchased this wand from Ollivander's, and it may have been one of the last wands that Garrick Ollivander sold, as he was kidnapped by death eaters the following day.

7/15 7. Professor McGonagall

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Minerva McGonagall's wand is 9 1/2 inches long, was made of fir, and also fashioned with a dragon heartstring core. Wands fashioned with the wood of firs were known to be resilient, like their masters, and were dubbed the "survivors" wands. McGonagall's particular model was well suited for transfiguration, making it the perfect companion for her, an animagus. Much like McGonagall herself, her wand is elegant, refined, and extremely powerful.

6/15 6. Draco Malfoy

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"It's my mother's. It's powerful but, it's not the same... doesn't quite, understand me. Know what I mean?"

- Draco Malfoy asking Harry Potter for his wand back

Draco Malfoy, famed rival of Harry Potter, and the pure-blooded son of a Death Eater, sported a 10 inch wand that was made of hawthorn wood and a unicorn hair core. Wands made with cores of unicorn hair are known to produce the most consistent magic, and are the most faithful of wands. Although, they are not known to be the most powerful wands, especially when compared to those with dragon heartstring cores. Garrick Ollivander described Draco's wand as "reasonably pliant," an allusion to the complexities of his character.

Draco also unknowingly held the allegiance of the Elder Wand, after disarming Dumbledore in the Astronomy Tower. Though Malfoy did not ever end up wielding the Elder Wand, its allegiance to him became consequential, as Voldemort was not ever able to tap into the wands full potential.

5/15 5. Bellatrix Lestrange

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The wizarding world's favorite "bad girl," Bellatrix Lestrange, was Voldemort's right-hand gal (and apparently mother to his child). Lestrange's was 12 3/4 inches long, made of walnut, and contained a dragon heartstring core. Ollivander described this wand as "unyielding", also a very telling characteristic of the owner. Legend has it there was a European superstition warning not to grow anything near a walnut tree, because it contained evil or poison - alsosignificance in the walnut-wood-based wand of Bellatrix.

Bellatrix used her wand from the age of 11, both before and after her imprisonment in Azkaban, using it for a wide range of treacherous acts; including torturing Neville Longbottom's parents, and killing her cousin, Sirius Black. It was eventually stolen by thegoldentrio, and subsequently used by Hermione as a fill in for her own.

4/15 4. Professor Snape

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Although there is no canon wand makeup for one of our favorite Hogwarts professors, we are free to speculate based on Severus Snape's personal characteristics.

It is very likely that Snape's wand would feature the core of a unicorn hair, as these wands are the most difficult to turn to the dark arts, as unicorns themselves are the purest of creatures in Harry Potter lore. We see Snape join Voldemort's cause, before ultimately turning away from the darkness after Lily is killed. Wands with these cores are also the most faithful of wands, paralleling Snape's faithfulness to Lily, Dumbledore, and eventually Harry. Whatever wood Snape's wand was made of, it would likely be a rigid and hard design. Similar to the Bellatrix wand description as "unyielding," Snape's would also be so, albeit for less nefarious reasons.

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3/15 3. Albus Dumbledore

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The build of Dumbledore's original wand is also unknown, but for the majority of the time we see him during the Harry Potter franchise, Dumbledore wields the Elder Wand. The most powerful wand ever created, the Elder Wand is one of three objects that make up the Deathly Hallows; which also include the Cloak of Invisibility and the Resurrection Stone.

Created by Death himself, the Elder Wand was 15 inches long, made from elder wood, and contained the core of a Thestral tail-hair. This core makes it even more special a wand to wield successfully, as only someone who has accepted "death" can even see a Thestral hair, very few wizards can possess the Elder Wand. Prior to Dumbledore's ownership of it, the Elder Wand was famously in the possession of Gellert Grindelwald. After Dumbledore's death, it fell into the hands of Voldemort.

2/15 2. Tom Riddle (Voldemort)

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Before his ultimately unsuccessful attempt to control the Elder Wand, Tom Riddle held a very special wand. At 13 1/2 inches long, Riddle's original wand was made with a phoenix feather core. Wands made with cores of phoenix feathers are one of the most supreme of breeds, as it is extremely rare, and produces wands with the greatest power range, with allegiances that are very hard won.

Phoenixes themselves arevery independent and detached from the world. It is believed that this feature is what makes wands fashioned with their feathers so hard to tame, and the pickiest of wands in selecting potential owners. As rare as the bird and the wand, as is the master; and Tom Riddle was a rare breed. Ultimately becoming one of the most powerful wizards of all time, nearly taking over the entire world (twice), Tom was certainly worthy of being chosen by such a wand.

1/15 1. Harry Potter

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Harry Potter's wand also features a phoenix feather core, which comes from the same bird who produces a feather for Riddle's wand- Fawkes, Dumbledore's bird. Harry's wand is 11 inches long, and was made from holly. It is believed that wands made from holly select wizards who are engaged in spiritual or dangerous conquests, making it the perfect pairing for Harry. This connection between Harry and Voldemort's wands became a hindrance for the pair, as was first made evident during their duel in the Little Hangleton graveyard. They experienced a rare magical effect called Priori Incantatem, in that their wands recognized one another, and would not attack the other.

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Harry's wand is terminally damaged by Hermione, as she uses a blasting curse to save his life from Nagini in Godric's hollow, that ricochets onto his wand. This forces Harry to borrow and commandeer other wands for the remainder of the age of Voldemort, until he ultimately kills the Dark Lord, and uses the Elder Wand to repair his old friend made from holly with the phoenix feather core.

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Who has the coolest wand? ›

These Are the Coolest Wands in the Harry Potter Franchise
  • 8/11 Sirius Black's Wand.
  • 7/11 Luna Lovegood's Wands.
  • 6/11 Ginny Weasley's Wand.
  • 5/11 Draco Malfoy's Wand.
  • 4/11 Lucius Malfoy's Wand.
  • 3/11 Voldemort's Wand.
  • 2/11 Elder Wand.
  • 1/11 Hermione Granger's Wand.
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What is the rarest wand type in Harry Potter? ›

Elder. The rarest wand wood of all, and reputed to be deeply unlucky, the elder wand is trickier to master than any other. It contains powerful magic, but scorns to remain with any owner who is not the superior of his or her company; it takes a remarkable wizard to keep the elder wand for any length of time.

Which Harry Potter character has the shortest wand? ›

Professor Umbridge's wand is actually the smallest of all the wands we meet in the Wizarding World at just 10.5 inches… Warner Bros. Professor Snape's wand is 13.25 inches long.

Did Harry keep Draco's wand? ›

Harry returned Draco's wand, as he had no reason to keep it when he had repaired the holly wand. He would undoubtedly have returned it as a gesture of goodwill and healing after the defeat of Voldemort.

Why did Harry's wand choose him? ›

Rowling originally chose wand woods for each of the characters based on their birthdates. The Holly wand chose Harry because he was born on July 31. The Holly wand wouldn't have chosen the Horcrux within Harry, because Voldemort was born December 31. Yew is Voldemort's assigned wand wood.

What is the most weakest wand in Harry Potter? ›

Umbridge's magical object overall is definitely one of the weakest wands in Harry Potter.

Why did Lucius wand break? ›

History. Harry Potter's wand shot a stream of golden flames at Lord Voldemort of its own accord during the Battle of the Seven Potters. The spell was powerful enough to break Lucius Malfoy's wand.

What kind of wand does Snape have? ›

Dragon Heartstring wands tend to have the greatest affinity towards the Dark Arts, much like Snape himself. Also Dragon wands are the quickest learners, and we know Snape to have been somewhat of a prodigy at a young age.

Who has a dragon core wand? ›

Of the golden trio, Harry, Ron, and Hermione each hold one of the cores in their own wands. Hermione is the one who's wand contains dragon heartstring.

What wand does Cedric Diggory have? ›

Why does Ron have Charlie's old wand? ›

History. This wand originally belonged to Charles Weasley. It was most likely purchased from Ollivander's sometime before Charlie's education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It was most likely given to Ron as a means of saving money, as the Weasley family was quite poor.

What's the rarest wand core? ›

Phoenix. This is the rarest core type. Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn or dragon cores to reveal this.

What is the most powerful wand combination? ›

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  • Dragon Heartstring. Produces the wands with the most power, and the quickest to learn new spells. ...
  • Unicorn Hair. Produces the most consistent magic, and the most faithful of all wands. ...
  • Phoenix Feather. Produces the greatest range of magic, and shows the most initiative.
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Who has phoenix Core wand? ›

Professor Silvanus Kettleburn, who taught Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, had a wand that contained a phoenix feather core.

What was Draco Malfoys Patronus? ›

His Patronus is a dragon, since his name means dragon in Latin and he shows no particular fondness for any other creature. He could also have a white peacock Patronus, since Malfoy Manor has white peacocks at the entrance.

Is Neville the heir of Gryffindor? ›

Harry is the Heir of Slytherin (through his mother's side) and also related to Gryffindor (through his father's side) though the current Heir of Gryffindor is Neville.

Which wand killed Voldemort? ›

The curse that killed Lord Voldemort came from the Elder Wand. As Voldemort thought that Snape was the master, Voldemort killed him. Draco, however, was the true master, as he had disarmed Dumbledore, and then Harry disarmed Draco.

Why did the Elder Wand choose Draco? ›

“Dumbledore didn't want to lose his wand at that point and Draco disarmed him. So that meant that the wand gave Draco its allegiance, even though Draco never knew it, even though Draco never touched it. “From that moment on, that wand gave its allegiance to Draco, and it wouldn't work as well for anyone but Draco.”

Who did Harry's first wand belong to? ›

Ollivander was in legal possession of Potter's first wand until it chose Potter, and Potter bought it off him. Harry was original owner of his first wand. He purchased it for 7 galleons.

Who was the Elder Wand loyal to? ›

We know the Elder Wand allied with Draco Malfoy, who disarmed rather than killed Albus Dumbledore. It later switched its loyalty to Harry Potter during his escape from Malfoy Manor.

Who is stronger Voldemort or Grindelwald? ›

Not only is Grindelwald more powerful than Voldemort, but he's also a more compelling villain, which is why audiences will be seeing more of him in Fantastic Beasts 3.

What is the most useless spell in Harry Potter? ›

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  • Locomotor Wibbly. ...
  • Waddiwasi. ...
  • Morsmordre. ...
  • Mobiliarbus. ...
  • Densaugeo. ...
  • Aparecium. ...
  • Point me. ...
  • Slugulus Eructo.
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Is credence stronger than Dumbledore? ›

Since the existing blood pact between him and Albus makes it impossible for them to fight, Credence would go in his place. Whereas Dumbledore is a wizard who has been trained in the magical arts for many years at this point, Credence is an "Obscurus", a magical being who has had his magic suppressed.

Why was Voldemort mad at Lucius Malfoy? ›

After the events in the Department of Mysteries, Voldemort mainly blamed Lucius for the failure. He blamed Lucius because Lucius had been the commander of Voldemort's small task force, even though Dumbledore himself had entered the fray.

Why does Lucius Malfoy have a cane? ›

It was Jason Isaacs's idea to have Lucius conceal his wand inside a walking stick. Lucius Malfoy's walking stick may be inspired by the cane Alex DeLarge had in the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange. Alex's cane was used to conceal a dagger, while Lucius' cane concealed his wand.

Who killed Hedwig? ›

According to the films, Hedwig's killer might have been Selwyn, who was known to be pursuing Harry and Hagrid at the time since Hedwig's death in the film happened quite a while into the fight when there was only a couple death eaters following them, or it might have been Stanley Shunpike under the Imperius Curse.

Is credence a Snape? ›

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore confirmed that Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore (Ezra Miller) is the new Snape (Alan Rickman) through a very familiar line delivered by Aberforth Dumbledore (Richard Coyle). Fantastic Beasts 3 finally shed light on the Credence being Aurelius Dumbledore plot twist.

What is Sirius Black's wand core? ›

The wand belonging to Sirius Black is made of Ash with a Unicorn tail hair core, measuring 12 ¼ inches, with a little girth.

Does Snape have a wand? ›

The wand of Severus Snape is of an unknown wood, core material, and length. Presumably, Snape purchased this wand in 1971, when he was eleven years old and beginning his time as a First Year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Who do the Death Eater wands belong to? ›

Lord Voldemort (Tom Riddle)

As we all know, Lord Voldemort's wand is a “brother” to Harry's. It's made of yew, 13 ½” in length, and has a phoenix feather core.

Who does the Brown Death Eater wand belong to? ›

This wand belonged to Alecto Carrow and was comprised of unknown wood and core, and was of an unknown length. It was obtained by Minerva McGonagall on 1 May 1998, by use of the Imperius Curse on her brother. It is unknown what happened to it after the defeat of Voldemort at the hands of Harry Potter.

Why did Harry and Voldemort's wands connect? ›

Harry and Voldemort's wands had a “shared core” - they each contained a feather from the same phoenix, Fawkes. Dumbledore explained the effect in The Goblet of Fire: “So what happens when a wand meets its brother?” said Harry. “They will not work properly against each other,” said Dumbledore.

Who killed Bellatrix Lestrange? ›

During the final battle, Bellatrix was the last Death Eater standing. She was eventually killed in a duel by Molly Weasley after her attempted murder of Ginny Weasley. Before her death, Bellatrix secretly gave birth to an illegitimate daughter named Delphini, whom she conceived with her beloved master, Lord Voldemort.

Why did Harry use crucio? ›

Dark Wizard Amycus Carrow was among the followers who demanded entry into the Tower from Professor McGonagall. After she called Amycus a coward, the dark wizard spit in her face, which Harry witnessed. To punish Amycus's disrespectful act, Harry used the Cruciatus Curse and slammed him against the wall.

Who is the Elder Wand loyal to? ›

We know the Elder Wand allied with Draco Malfoy, who disarmed rather than killed Albus Dumbledore. It later switched its loyalty to Harry Potter during his escape from Malfoy Manor.

Who is the true owner of the Elder Wand? ›

Voldemort thinks that he becomes the true owner of the Elder Wand by stealing it from Dumbledore's grave, but in the end we learn that the true owner was really Draco Malfoy, that is until Harry defeated him and allegiance transferred to Harry.

Do Death Eaters have wands? ›

Answer: No, many witches and wizards that spend time in Azkaban are able to retain their wands, such as Lucius Malfoy: in the movie of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince it is seen that Draco is in possession of his father's wand while he is in Azkaban.

What is Salazar Slytherin's wand? ›

What is Professor McGonagall wand? ›

Minerva McGonagall's wand was 9½ inches long, made of fir wood, and had a dragon heartstring core. The wand was very well suited to Transfiguration, proven by its owner, who was a Professor of the subject and an Animagus.

What spell kills Bellatrix? ›

Avada Kedavra has only one purpose: to kill. However, it's not the only curse that can be lethal. Stunners can be lethal, for instance — particularly if someone takes multiple stunners or one is a direct hit over the heart.

Why did Lucius Malfoy's wand break? ›

History. Harry Potter's wand shot a stream of golden flames at Lord Voldemort of its own accord during the Battle of the Seven Potters. The spell was powerful enough to break Lucius Malfoy's wand.

Why does Dumbledore have 2 wands? ›

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows an imprisoned Grindelwald told Voldemort that's how Dumbledore came to be in possession of it. To own the Elder Wand you had to take it from the previous owner (which usually meant killing them), but Grindelwald had stolen it years earlier from the wand-maker Gregorovitch.

How did Bellatrix get pregnant? ›

Yep, that happened: Bellatrix and Voldemort had sex sometime around Order of the Phoenix or Half-Blood Prince, and their wild night in bed led to a child named Delphi Diggory/Riddle/Lestrange. According to Delphi herself, she was born sometime before the Battle of Hogwarts.

Who killed Ginny Weasley? ›

Rowling's tweet, “Today marks one year since Ginny Weasley was killed by an ISIS wizard. #RIPGinny” was immediately set upon by fans of her book and movie series, picking up thousands of likes and retweets within the first hour of her posting.

Did Ron ever use Avada Kedavra? ›

None of the good guys dare use the Killing Curse throughout the events of the movies and books, no matter how high the stakes and how difficult things are. But Ron Weasley is the exception, giving it a go in the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 movie when himself and Hermione look destined to die via Nagini.


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