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    Wand Properties


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    Wand Properties

    Post  Hina on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:00 am

    To make it easier to pick a wand, here is a list of the length, flexibility, core and wood the wand can be made of. Use this to match the wand to your characters personality.

    The length of the wand usually corresponds to the person’s height, though there are few exceptions. Length might also correspond to a bigger personality(long wands) or a person whose character lacks something(short wands). Wands are usually between 9 and 14 inches.

    Wand flexibilities or rigidity denotes the degree of adaptability and willingness to change possessed by the wand-and-owner pair. Possible flexibilities include:
    •Quite Bendy
    •Surprisingly swishy
    •Slightly springy
    •Fairly bendy
    •Very flexible
    •Quite flexible
    •Reasonably supple
    •Slightly Yielding

    If your wand is from Ollivanders, there are three different cores to choose from.

    Unicorn Hair
    Wands with Unicorn Hair are difficult to turn to the Dark Arts, therefore, their owners are often pure of heart. The hair may ‘die’ and need replacement if the wand is abused. They are not the strongest of wands, but their magic is consistent.

    Dragon Heartstring
    These wands are generally the strongest, and they learn more quickly than other wands. They are the easiest to turn to the Dark Arts, and might be temperamental. These wands are not as loyal as the other ones, but still binds strongly with its owner.

    Phoenix Feather
    These wands sometimes act on their own, a tendency many witches and wizards dislike. They are hard to tame but bond strongly with their owner if he or she falls into their taste. Their magic is more versatile than other wands, too.

    There are two other cores which Ollivander doesn’t use, but if your character is a foreigner, they might have either Veela hair (a most temperamental wand), or Thestral tail-hair(very well-balanced wand) as their core, instead.

    Wand wood

    Temperamental wand, which refuses to do magic for anyone but its owner.

    Alder is best suited to non-verbal spell work, and is therefore known to be attracted to strong witches and wizards.

    A strong wand, but not fit for the Dark Arts. Their owners are often well-loved and long-lived.

    A loyal wand, which typically bonds with an owner that is stubborn, though not brash or over-confident.

    Particularly suited to martial magic and charmwork, therefore, their masters are often good duelists.

    A beech wand is best suited for those with broad minds, those wiser than their years, and are strong in the hands of those.

    These wands are typically found in the hands of one destined to be a warrior - this be either an Auror or one turning to the Dark Arts.

    The owner of a cedar wand often posesses strength of character and an unusual loyalty. You would not want to cross these owners.

    A very powerful wand wood - it can possess truly lethal power, and if paired with a Dragon Heartstring core, requires an owner with exceptional self-control and strength of mind.

    Chestnut wands are often found with owners who are skilled in taming magical beasts, those who are gifted in Herbology, or natural fliers. Power and attitude varies strongly, based on the core.

    Cypress owners are often bold, brave and self-sacrificing; those who are unafraid to confront the shadows in their own and other’s natures.

    Suited to a prankster, these wands are quirky and mischievous, and they tend to be loud - and refuse to do any non-verbal work.

    Ebony wands are highly suited to any form of combative magic, and transfiguration. Ebony is the strongest(and happiest) with owners who have the courage to be themselves.

    English Oak
    This wand demand partners of strength, courage and fidelity. Their owners often have an affinity with nature and the magical creatures that dwell in it.

    Elder wands are the trickiest to master, and are said to be unlucky wands. These wands are extraordinarily strong, and are subject to owners destined for greatness. They are very rare.

    Elm often have masters that possess a strong presence, magical dexterity and a certain native dignity. They produce elegant charms and spells, and have the fewest accidents.

    Fir wands are particularly suited to Transfiguration, and favour owners of focused, strong-minded and, occasionally, intimidating demeanour.

    Hawthorn wands may be particularly suited to healing magic, but they are also adept at curses. Hawthorn wands have a notable peculiarity: their spells can, when badly handled, backfire.

    These wands tend to pick up on the mood of their owners, and the magic corresponds as such. If a Hazel owner dies, so does the Hazel and the wood will need replacement - if the core is unicorn, however, the wand is dead.

    This wand wood is normally considered protective, and is often paired with those who need help overcoming a tendency to anger and impetuosity.

    Hornbeam wands ‘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. Hornbeam often finds the talented witch or wizard with a single, pure passion, which some might call obsession, which will almost always be realised.

    This wood always creates wands of hidden talents and unexpected effects, which likewise describes the master who deserves it.

    Laurel wands can produce powerful and truly lethal magic, and it will cleave happily to its first match forever. It also possesses the unusual and engaging attribute of issuing a spontaneous lightning strike if another witch or wizard attempts to steal it.

    Maple owners are by nature travellers and explorers; they are not stay-at-home wands, and prefer ambition in their witch or wizard, otherwise their magic grows heavy and lacklustre.

    This golden-toned wood produces wands of splendid magical powers, which give of their best in the hands of the warm-hearted, the generous and the wise. Their owners are usually popular and well-respected.

    This wand always chooses an independent, individual master who may be perceived as a loner, intriguing and perhaps mysterious.

    Here is a wand to rely upon, of consistency, strength and uniform power, always happiest when working with a witch or wizard of clear moral vision.

    These wands are strongly attracted to witches and wizards who possess the admirable ability to fall on their feet, to make the right choice, to snatch advantage from catastrophe.

    Rosewood wands are quite rare. They are not very compatible with Dark magic as this wood represents love and purity. Rosewood wands are known to excel in love spells and healing magic.

    Rowan is most happily placed with the clear-headed and the pure-hearted, and is reputed to be more protective than any other, rendering all manner of defensive charms especially strong and difficult to break.

    Silver Lime
    This unusual and highly attractive wand wood they have a reputation for performing best for Seers and those skilled in Legilimency.

    The spruce wand requires a firm hand, because it often appears to have its own ideas about what magic it ought to be called upon to produce. It is intensely loyal to its owner and capable of producing particularly flamboyant and dramatic effects.

    The sycamore’s ideal owner is curious, vital and adventurous, and when paired with such an owner, the wand demonstrates a capacity to learn and adapt.

    Owners of Vine wands are nearly always those witches or wizards who seek a greater purpose, who have a vision beyond the ordinary and who frequently astound those who think they know them best.

    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. Walnut wands are often found in the hands of magical innovators and inventors.

    Willow is an uncommon wand wood with healing power, and the ideal owner for a willow wand often has some (usually unwarranted) insecurity, however well they may try and hide it.

    The wand of yew is reputed to endow its possessor with the power of life and death, and the yew wand never chooses either a mediocre or a timid owner.

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