A term coined by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series, involves the history and study of magical wands. May cover the material composition of wands, theories and/or eccentricities of past wand makers, duels recorded, wand folklore, etc.

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Does the hand used for magic matter?

“You do,” said Dumbledore. “So you will need to hold on to my arm very tightly. My left, if you don’t mind — as you have noticed, my wand arm is a little fragile at the moment.” "Well, now — ...
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Are wands “sentient”? [duplicate]

"The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter" Anyone who has even seen the movies knows that line. Ollivander is known to be [one of] the greatest wandmakers in the HP universe; and being the primary ...
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Why didn't Harry's wand prevent Voldemort from trying to kill him in the graveyard?

I was just watching Goblet of Fire and remembered something Voldemort said in The Deathly Hallows-1. He said that "My wand and Potter's share the same core. We can wound but not fatally harm one ...
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Is it possible for a wizard/witch to have two wands due to multiple personalities? [closed]

So I was thinking about witches/wizards with two personalities (dissociative personality disorder/multiple personality disorder), and entertained the possibility of them being chosen by two wands. Do ...
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Is the bond between wizard and wand for Harry still there after Deathly Hallows?

Through many questions here, we can see a debate that Harry's wand chose him partly because of the affinity between the Horcrux-like part of Voldemort which resides within Harry at the point of ...
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Is Harry the only witch/wizard to cast a spell with his wand without holding it?

At the start of Order of the Phoenix Harry loses his wand and is surrounded by total darkness. The star-strewn indigo sky was suddenly pitch black and lightless - the stars, the moon, the misty ...
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How many wands were chosen for Pottermore?

If we believe this the answer to this question How many possible types of wands can Ollivander make?; there are 19,152 different wand combinations. Pottermore has brought back Sorting (House and ...
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What are the listed magical wand components used in Harry Potter canon?

Lots of things are used in the making of wands, Dragon Heartstrings, unicorn hairs, phoenix feathers, however some much more interesting and expanded lore could be derived from the use of other things ...
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Can normal wands be won through non-magical fights?

In the Harry Potter series, if a wizard is defeated in a magical duel, their opponent my claim their wand. Additionally, for the Elder Wand at least, whoever kills the previous owner may claim the ...
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Why aren't wands protected better?

In a question I couldn't find for the life of me, the question and accepted answer stated that wands have to be made of wood (although there is no explicit canon support of this fact, as also brought ...
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How does Ollivander know which wand fits other wizards?

When selecting wands, Ollivander does not seem to randomly pick boxes from his collection. How does he know which wand might be the right one?
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Beating the Elder Wand in a duel [duplicate]

Grindelwald owned the Elder Wand. The Elder wand cannot be beaten in a duel according to Death in the story. If this is true how did Dumbledore beat Grindelwald in their legendary duel?
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Wouldn't the Elder Wand belong to Neville, not Harry? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter series, wouldn't the Elder Wand belong to Neville, not Harry? Since it belonged to Dumbledore, then Snape killed him, then Nagini killed Snape, then Neville killed Nagini, wouldn't ...
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Why did they change Harry Potter's wand From the first and second movie to the third and so on?

In the first Harry Potter movie and the second they get Harry Potter's wand wrong. The real one is looking like the wood of a tree but you can see it in the troll's nose and when Tom Riddle is holding ...
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What happens to a wand when it is burned?

It is common practice for a wand to be destroyed by burning after the owner of the wand dies according to this answer: http://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/120731/35012 What happens when you burn a wand? ...
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Why would Charlie Weasley give up his old wand and give it to Ron?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6, Ron says: You never get anything new either, with five brothers. I've got Bill's old robes, Charlie's old wand and Percy's old rat. What I ...
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Can wands burn?

Reading some of the questions on the Elder Wand (in particular this one), I got to wondering why Harry chose such silly and easily reversible methods of discarding the Elder Wand as putting it in ...
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How did Harry know that the Elder Wand's loyalty hadn't moved from Draco?

I've been reading a bit about wandlore and Harry's ownership of the Elder Wand. Reading about how Harry got it and other rules for ownership of the Elder Wand got me thinking. Yes, Harry understood ...
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Why doesn't someone else repair Ron's wand?

In the Chamber of Secrets, Ron breaks his wand in the incident with the Whomping Willow, and Later on Hermione breaks Harry's wand with a curse of her own that rebounded. In the last book, Harry uses ...
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Did Disarming Dumbledore save Draco Malfoy's life?

When Draco disarms Dumbledore in The Half-Blood Prince, we realize that Later in Deathly Hallows, Voldemort We eventually find out later that The Question There's 3 questions really.... I ...
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To whom does each of these wands belong?

To whom does each of these wands belong? Note: inspired by this meta question
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What happens to the wands of dead wizards?

When wizards die, are their wands recycled? Or are they buried with the wizard or what? I mean, the wand might not be interested in a new master just yet, but it seems like a waste of a perfectly ...
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Could Voldemort have actually been the True Master of the Elder Wand for a little bit?

I understand why Draco was the mast of the Elder Wand, not Snape, and then how Harry was the master, not Voldemort. But did't Voldemort kill Harry? Does that count? He was dead for a little bit, ...
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Wand ownership in the Harry Potter universe [duplicate]

First of all, this answer is related, but not equal to, Was Harry making a big mistake with his plan for Elder Wand?. In the final acts of the HP story, we learn that wand ownership plays a great ...
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Do wands have to be made of wood in Harry Potter?

A recent comment exchange (here) got me thinking: are there any examples of non-wooden wand in canon? I always assumed it was the core of the wand itself that was being used in the channeling of ...
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When do children raised in a wizard family get their wand?

If a child is raised in a wizard family, when can they first get a wand of their own? If the child goes to Hogwarts to study when they are 11 years old, then surely they need a wand at that time ...
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Why didn't Harry repair Hogwarts after the Battle of Hogwarts?

It is noted in canon that Harry repaired his wand after the Battle of Hogwarts. While he had the wand, why didn't he repair the war-torn Hogwarts grounds? It seems like the least he could do after ...
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How many wand makers are there?

How many wand makers are there in the Harry Potter universe? Is there only a select few people that can make wands or is there like a wand company?
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What happens if you try an offensive spell on yourself?

In the last battle between Harry and Voldemort, I remember something like, The wand soared in a high ark, towards a master it would not hurt (or kill?) So my question is, what would happen if ...
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What would happen to the Elder Wand if a living Horcrux killed its current wielder?

What happens if a Horcrux (or indeed, any other non-wizard being containing part of a wizard's soul) kills the owner of the Elder Wand? For example, consider when Dumbledore was still the master of ...
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Why did Witches and Wizards in Harry Potter need wands to perform magic well?

It always bothered me that they needed the wands to do magic. In the first film/book, before Harry went to Hogwarts, there were instances of him using magic unintentionally without the use of a wand (...
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What was the most common wand core?

What was the most common wand core over the course of the Harry Potter series. Was it Phoenix, Unicorn, or other?
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What was the most common wand wood?

Out of all of the wands we know of in the Harry Potter universe, which wood was mentioned the most, or from our limited knowledge appears to be most common?
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What is the relationship between a spell's incantation and effect?

This requires a little bit of context, so please bear with me. Ron Weasley: "Wingardium Leviosa!" Hermione: "You're saying it wrong. It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the 'gar' nice and long....
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Why does a wizard need a wand to perform magic? [duplicate]

In the Potterverse, it is seen that some children are born with the "magic gene" and others are not (e.g. Lily Potter and her non-magic sister Petunia). Those children from the United Kingdom who ...
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How does Ollivander decide what kind of wand to make?

For every wizard there's a wand: short, long, flexible, rigid, filled with bits of unicorn, phoenix and dragon (referring to the wands here, not the wizards and their diets); one wizard, one wand. ...
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How did Harry break the Elder Wand in Deathly Hallows Part 2? [duplicate]

The Elder Wand in the Harry Potter series was considered to be the most powerful wand, does that make it indestructible? How did Harry just snap the Elder Wand as if it was a thin wooden stick?
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How does Charlie's wand work for Ron?

On the train to Hogwarts in the first book, Ron says he uses Charlie's old wand. I have two questions: Doesn't he have to kill or disarm Charlie to be able to effectively use Charlie's wand? How ...
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Harry's claim: How hard is it to deliberately cause a Priori Incantatem?

In Deathly hallows, Harry fears that by using Priori Incantatem, the Death Eaters could work out that his wand was broken: “Priori Incantatem,” said Harry. “We left your wand and the blackthorn ...
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What was the spell Harry cast in the Battle of the Seven Potters?

In the Deathly Hallows, after the Battle of the Seven Potters Harry said: "No," said Harry. "The bike was falling, I couldn't have told you where Voldemort was, but my wand spun in my hand and ...
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Are there examples of a wand not performing well that are attributed to wand disloyalty?

There are many example, especially in Deathly Hallows (both the book and the movies), where it is mentioned that using someone else's wand without mastering it will cause problems for the user. The ...
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What does a wizard do if he loses his wand?

Since you don't have a wand, you can't use the Accio spell to find it. But of course you could just get a buddy to say "Accio Harry's Wand" but would that work? If you could just summon your wand via ...
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Why didn't anyone go looking for Voldemort's wand after he was defeated at the Potters?

This question shows that only Wormtail, after almost 14 years, decided to go and fish out Voldemort's wand from the wreckage Is it hinted anywhere in the book why no one else ever tried to look for ...
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How does Ollivander distinguish wands by sight?

Throughout the series, Ollivander displays a particular skill at enumerating a wand's properties by only looking at it, even down to the wand core. Is there any mention of how he does this? Some of ...
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Did Snape's wand change allegiance when Harry, Ron, and Hermione knocked him out?

Did Snape's wand change allegiance when Harry, Ron, Hermione knocked him unconscious with their simultaneous Expelliarmus? Prisoner of Azhaban chapter The servant of Lord Voldermort “SILENCE! ...
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What was the first SFF work where magic (spells) had to be primarily channeled through wands?

Magic Wand is a fairly common SFF trope, made ever-so-more popular by Harry Potter. What was the earliest published SFF work where the trope was used? Criteria: Wands are listed as a nearly-...
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Was the Elder Wand really that great? [duplicate]

Just from the fact the Dumbledore defeated it when Grindlewald was using it makes me wonder if it was really unbeatable. Unless of course he beat him non-magically. But that could just be hype.
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How do the Azkaban escapees get their wands back?

Sirius Black and a few Death Eaters escape Azkaban and seem to operate after that with their wands intact. How come? If a mere expulsion from Hogwarts entails wand destruction (as happened with ...
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Are there any limitations to the absorption of the sword of Gryffindor?

What objects can be used as wand substitutes? This question got me thinking. Godric Gryffindor's sword can absorb properties, and only positive properties (said in DH). Then, couldn't it in theory ...
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Why does Harry's wand shock the Dementor in OotP?

I rewatched HP - Order of the Phoenix recently and there was something strange. When Harry gets grabbed and choked by the Dementor at the beginning, he touches the Dementor with his wand and the ...