Harry Potter Wands List: Type & Meaning for All 34 of Them
When we think of a wizard or a witch, we can’t imagine them without their magic wand. It is an unmissable sign that we have a true magician in front of our eyes. Even though spells can be cast without wands, most of them still need the application of this specific wooden stick which holds so much importance in its small size.
Wands were sold and manufactured by wandmakers. Ollivander was the most famous wandmaker in Great Britain and Gregorovitch in Eastern Europe. Wandlore is the study of history and the magical properties of wands. Each wand is made of a specific type of wood that is found around its core that has magical substances. This is the Harry Potter wands list.
Albus Dumbledore’s wand
Dumbledore’s wand was made of elderwood, with its core made of thestral hair. Thestral was a winged horse, one of many magical creatures. Its length is 15’’, with an unknown flexibility. His Elder Wand is one of the Deathly Hallows and also known as the Deathstick and the Wand of Destiny.
Bellatrix Lestrange’s wand
Made of walnut, with a dragon heartstring core, it is 12 ¾’’ long. It has an unyielding flexibility and it came into Hermione Granger’s possession after the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor in 1998. Her wand became even stronger after the Cruciatus Curse which she performed on Neville Longbottom’s family.
Sir Cadogan’s wand
Everything about this wand is according to legend. It was broken during sir Cadogan’s battle with the Wyvern of Wye. It was made of blackthorn wood, with a troll whisker’s core and 9’’ long. Even though this wand was broken during the mentioned battle, Sir Cadogan continued fighting with a broken wand and finally won the battle.
Cedric Diggory’s wand
Made of ash wood, 12 ¾’’ long, with a core made of unicorn hair, it was described as “pleasantly springy”. The fine male unicorn whose hair is used in wand’s hair almost gored Mr. Ollivander after he plucked its tail hair.
Celestina Warbeck’s wand
Celestina’s wand was mentioned in the lyrics of one of her songs. It was a flexible wand, made of larch, with a phoenix feather core and 10 ½’’ long.
Dolores Umbridge’s wand
Umbridge’s wand was made of birch wood, its core of dragon heartstring and pretty short with its 8’’. It was also described as “unusually short” and broken by a centaur’s hoof in the Forbidden Forest.
Draco Malfoy’s wand
Draco’s wand is made of hawthorn wood and its core of unicorn hair. It is 10’’ long and reasonably springy.
It passed into Harry Potter’s possession after the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor and Harry used it until he came into possession of the Elder Wand and mended his first.
Fleur Delacour’ wand
Fleur’s wand is made of rosewood, 9 ¾’’ long and its core is made of veela hair. It is inflexible, with a very interesting heritage. Its core consists of hair from Fleur’s grandmother who was a Veela, nearly-human magical being, native to Bulgaria.
Gilderoy Lockhart’s wand
Lockhart’s wand is 9’’ long, made of cherry wood and a dragon heartstring core. It is slightly bendy and often described as expansive. It is no surprise given the fact how material things were important to Lockhart and the overall opinion of others.
Harry Potter’s wands
Harry used two wands, one made of holly, with the core made of phoenix feather, described as nice and supple. It was 11’’’ long and considered a “brother” wand to Voldemort’s since the core tail feathers are from Fawkes, Dumbledore’s phoenix. Harry broke it in 1997 while fleeing from Godric’s Hollow. It was repaired with the Elder Wand in 1998.
This wand showed its immense strength when it created the Patronus charm which repelled hundreds of Dementors at the same time. The second time it created a golden flame to protect its master from Lord Voldemort.
Harry’s second wand was made of blackthorn, 10’’ long, but its core was unknown. It was taken from a snatcher by Ron Weasley in 1997. Harry used it until 1998, because in that year he took Draco Malfoy’s wand.
Hermione Granger’s wand
Hermione’s wand was made of vine, 10 ¾ ‘’ long with a core made of dragon heartstring. Her wand was confiscated in 1998 when Hermione, Harry and Ron were captured by snatchers in 1998. Her wand performed the blasting curse which repelled Voldemort’s snake Nagini so hard that Hermione and Harry managed to escape.
Horace Slughorn’s wand
Slughorn’s wand was made of cedar with its core made of dragon heartstring. It was 10 ¼’’ long and fairly flexible. Not much additional information can be found about this wand.
James Potter’s wand
James Potter’s wand was 11’’ long, made of mahogany, but its core origin remains unknown. His wand was pliable and excellent for transfiguration.
Lily Evans’ wand
Lily’s wand was made of willow, 10 ¼’’ long, also with an unknown core origin. It was swishy and nice for charm work.
Lucius Malfoy’s wand
Lucius Malfoy’s wand was made of elm with a dragon heartstring core. Its length was 18’’ and he kept it in his snake-headed walk stick. Harry Potter destroyed it during the Battle of Seven Potters after Lord Voldemort “borrowed” it from Lucius.
Mary Cattermole’s wand
This wand was confiscated by the Muggle-Born Registration Commission. It was made of cherry wood. 8 ¾ ’’ long with its core made of unicorn hair.
Minerva McGonagall’s wand
McGonagall most likely purchased it when she was still a girl of almost twelve, in Ollivander’s shop in 1947. It was made of fir and its core of dragon heartstring, with a length of 9 ½’’. It was described as stiff.
Her wand was incredibly quick which could be seen in two instances. She reversed Draco Malfoy’s human transfiguration into a ferret and defeated Snape in combat when she turned his fire snake into a swarm of daggers.
Neville Longbottom’s wand
It is speculated that Neville’s wand might be one of the last sold by Mr. Ollivander before he disappeared in 1996. It was made of cherry wood, its length remains unknown and its core was made of unicorn hair.
Peter Pettigrew’s wand
This wand was in Pettigrew’s possession only since Mr. Ollivander disappeared in 1996. It passed into Ron Weasley’s possession in 1998 after the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor. It was made of chestnut wood, 9 ¼’’ long, with its core made of dragon heartstring and described as brittle.
Quirinus Quirrell’s wand
Not much information can be found about Quirrell’s wand. It was 9’’ long, made of alder and described as bendy.
Remus Lupin’s wand
Lupin’s wand was made of cypress, with a corn of unicorn hair. It was 10 ¼’’ long and pliable. There is a great connection between Lupin and the significance of this wand. Cypress wands are a match with wizards who are willing to sacrifice themselves for others and even willing to die a heroic death.
Lupin spent the majority of his life hidden from others, alone and sacrificing himself to save others. He eventually died that way, in the Battle of Hogwarts, defending Hogwarts castle and its inhabitants.
His wand can create both corporeal and noncorporeal Patronus forms. This noncorporeal form was important for Lupin, because it helped him hide his status as a werewolf.
Ron Weasley’s wands
Ron Weasley possessed three wands. The first one was brother’s Charlie’s old wand which was severely damaged in 1992 after the clash with the Whomping Willow. It was made of ash wood, 12’’ long, with its core made of unicorn hair.
Ron’s second wand was bought with money his father won from a Daily Prophet draw. It was taken by Snatchers and replaced with Peter Pettigrew’s wand. It was made of willow, 14’’ long with its core made of unicorn hair.
His last wand was Peter Pettigerew’s wand which he took from him during the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor. He used it from then on, since his was stolen by Snatchers. This one was made of chestnut wood, 9 ¼ long, its core made of dragon heartstring and it was described as brittle.
Rubeus Hagrid’s wand
Hagrid’s wand was made of oak wood, 16’’ long, but its core material was unknown. It was described as rather bendy. This wand was split in half when Hagrid was expelled from Hogwarts in his third year.
Tom Riddle’s wand
This wand was made of yew wood, it was 13 ½’’ long and its core was made of phoenix feather. It is a “brother” wand to Harry’s since both cores’ tail feathers are from Hawkes.
Viktor Krum’s wand
Krum’s wand was made of hornbeam, 10 ¼’’ long and its core was made of dragon heartstring. It was thicker than usual, quite rigid and made by Gregorovitch.
Ginny Weasley’s wand
The only known thing about Ginny’s wand is that it was made of yew. Yew wands are often connected to wizards who are bold protectors of other people. One of Ginny’s most important and beautiful traits is her protectiveness.
She was always on Harry’s side and very often protected him from others.
Sybill Trelawney’s wand
This wand was made of hazel wood, it was 9 ½’’ long and its core was made of unicorn hair. Described as very flexible, Trelawney’s wand has many similarities with Sirius Black’s wand. They both have magical runes drawn on it and a square-like handle. The difference is in their color, since Trelawney’s is darker and has a swirly shape from the handle to the tip.
The Silver Spears’ wand
Silver Spears was a notorious dueling club in the 18th century. There’s a legend that says that only wizards and witches whose wands were made of aspen could join it. Nothing else about their wands is known.
Eldritch Diggory and Evangeline Orpington’s wands
Their wands were proof that poplar wands did choose politicians as their owners. Nothing else is made known about these wands.
His wand was made of maple, it was 10’’ long and its core was made of dragon heartstring. It was snapped in half when Jacob was expelled from Hogwarts.
Jacob’s sibling’s wands
Jacob’s younger sibling purchased one of many tried out wands in 1984 and 1989. In 1984 he made a choice between four wands: the first one was made of maple wood, 14’’ long, with its core made of unicorn hair. It was described as reasonably springy.
The second was pliable, 12’’ long, made of acacia and its core of unicorn hair. The third was inflexible, made of hornbeam, 11’’ long, with its core made of dragon heartstring. The last one was made of blackthorn, 11 ¼’’ long, with its core made of unicorn hair. It was described as slightly springy and flexible.
One of these three wands was bought in 1989: the first was made of ebony, 11 ¼’’ long, with its core made of dragon heartstring. The second was made of redwood, 11’’ long and its core was made of unicorn hair. And the third was 12’’ long, made of laurel wood and its core of phoenix feather.
Chadwick Boot’s wand
Boot’s wand was made of prickly ash and its core of horned serpent horn. The length is unknown. It was described as “a wand of exceptional power”, made by Isolt Sayre and James Steward.
Webster Boot’s wand
Much remained unknown about Webster Boot’s wood, except that its core was made of horned serpent horn and that it was also made by Isolt Sayre and James Steward.
Silvanus Kettleburn’s wand
There isn’t much information about Kettleburn’s wand, except that it was 11 ½’’ long, made of chestnut wood and described as whippy.
Even less information was given about Dylan Marwood’s wand. We only know that it was made of applewood.
Harry Potter tried out several wands in 1991, all made by Ollivander. The first was made of beechwood, 9’’ long, with its core made of dragon heartstring and described as nice and flexible. The second was made of maple, 7’’ long and its core made of phoenix feather. It was described as quite whippy.
The third was 8 ½’’ long, made of ebony and its core of unicorn hair. It was described as springy. One more Ollivander’s wand was tried out in 1984 by Jacob’s brother. It was made of apple, 9’’ long, with its core made of dragon heartstring.
The most powerful wands in the Harry Potter world are: The Elder wand, Merlin’s wand, Professor Dumbledore’s original wand, Lord Voldemort’s wand, Harry Potter’s wand, Bellatrix Lestrange’s wand, Gellert Grindelwald’s wand, Severus Snape’s wand, Professor McGonagall’s wand, Professor Flitwick’s wand, Madam Bones’ wand, Antonin Dolohov’s wand, Lucius Malfoy’s wand, Remus Lupin’s wand, James Potter’s wand and Gilderoy Lockhart’s wand.