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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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 ...
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How can Ollivander tell a wand has changed allegiance?

We see in the Deathly Hallows Ollivander examining wands taken from the Malfoy Manor. He identifies Bellatrix's, Draco's and Pettigrew's wands. When he identifies Draco's wand, he senses that the ...
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How does a wand that has been won behave towards its original master afterwards?

For example, since Harry won Draco's wand from him, how would Draco's hawthorn wand respond to him if he regained possession of it at some point without winning it back? For those who say it would ...
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What is the core in the elder wand?

The core of a wand greatly influences how easy it is to master and how easily it will bend its allegiance to a new owner. Is it ever mentioned what core was used in the elder wand? I'm pretty sure ...
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Would Draco Malfoy's wand chosen Harry if he had tried it out initially?

We know Harry is chosen by his Holly and Phoenix feather wand in book one, but what if he had tried out Draco Malfoy's wand initially (when it was still a new wand on the shelf at Ollivanders), would ...
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Why could Ronald Weasley use Charlie's old wand? [duplicate]

In the first book of Harry Potter it is said that Ron had to use his brother's wand. Why and how was that possible? Doesn't the "wand choose the wizard"? Isn't Charlie without a proper wand now? ...
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What will happen to the wand's allegiance if its owner dies naturally?

There are many examples in canon of a wand’s allegiance changing after its original owner was killed or disarmed. (The Elder Wand is the best example of this.) If the owner of the wand dies ...
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How did Draco master the Elder wand

How did Draco master the Elder wand seeing as the Elder wand changes its allegiance only to those people who are brave enough to face the death? This seems to be contradictory because Draco is ...
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Why doesn't Ollivander work with the Elder wood

Since Elder is the name of a wand wood, why don't we see more Elder wands. I only remember the famous Elder wand created by death PS: I am only asking about Ollivander since he doesn't believe in ...
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Can a wand choose two people?

It is possible for a wizard to be chosen by two wands, this makes me wonder if the reverse is true. Can two or more persons having similar qualities be CHOSEN by a single wand? Moreover, is it ...
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Can a Muggle do anything with a wand?

From the answers to this question, we know that one doesn't have to be a wizard to own a wand. Also, in other works, the ability to do magic is often tied to a magical object, such as a wand. In the ...
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Can non-humans master a wand in Harry Potter?

Inspired by Would Nagini have become the master of the Elder Wand? Somehow it seems odd to me that wand ownership may pass to just any animal (even magical one's, such as Nagini), but Harry Potter ...
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Elder wand destruction possible?

So I have seen questions that ask Why Did Harry Break the Elder Wand? or Could the Elder Wand be Repaired? What I am wondering is, according to the history of the Elder Wand is it actually possible ...
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Wandlore: Discovery of the use of wands

Wands in the Harry Potter universe are instruments or tools which allow the bearer to channel and improve their magical abilities. Some wands even having an innate power. Is there any reference as ...
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How does a wand choose its new owner if the wand was created for the owner? [duplicate]

We know that wands choose their owners as we saw Harry buy his wand at Ollivander's in HP1. We also know that wands can be made for their owners as we saw in HP7: Ollivander makes a wand for ...
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Would the Elder Wand choose every new owner who wins?

We know that wands choose their owners, more so than the other way around. We also know that to master the Elder Wand, you need to win it, or defeat the current owner. From the Harry Potter books so ...
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Are wands made to the exact same specifications identical?

At the beginning of the first book, when Harry first visits Diagon Alley to buy his school supplies, he tries out a large number of wands in Ollivander's shop. And, while we know that a skilled witch ...
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Is there any Potterverse explanation for a wand?

Is there a reason in the Potterverse to use a wand? There are many creatures that use magic without a wand, why do Wizards need to use wands?
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Why didn't Malfoy's wand pass its allegiance to Ginny?

Towards the end of Order of the Phoenix, after Umbridge has been carried away by the Centaurs, and when they have to get away from Umbridge's Inquisitorial Squad, Ginny overpowers Malfoy in Umbridge's ...
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What happened to Voldemort's wand after the last book, and does Harry own it now?

Is there any reference about what happened to Voldemort's yew wand after he started using the Elder Wand? Would the yew wand stop responding to Voldemort after he started using the Elder Wand? This ...
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Do all spells require wand movements?

In Harry Potter's early years, when he's taught the 'Wingardium Leviosa' spell, the spell require some wand movement. If you get the movement wrong, the spell will not work or it will malfunction. But ...
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How do the wand makers get the cores into the wands?

One of the sellers of magic wands, Ollivander, sells wands with Dragon heartstring, Phoenix feather, or Unicorn hair cores in them. What does JKR say about how the wandmakers get the core materials ...
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Did Voldemort know that his wand's core came from Fawkes?

"Exactly," said Dumbledore. "Harry's wand and Voldemorts wand share cores. Each of them contains a feather from the tail of the same phoenix. This phoenix, in fact," he added, and he pointed at ...
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How Could Expelliarmus Beat Avada Kedavra?

I want to be very careful about how I ask this question -- I am not asking How did Voldemort die? [CLOSED] Below the text is the relevant passages from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows if ...
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Would Harry's wand have picked Neville, had Voldemort chosen differently?

Harry has a connection with the darklord. That connection comes down to Voldemort picking Harry over Neville after hearing the prophesy. Harry and Voldemort share wand cores. Did Harry's wand pick ...
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What were the specifications of Neville's first wand?

Neville was the other potential boy whom Voldemort could have marked as his equal. however, Harry ends up with a matching wand core to Voldemort's, sparking of priori incantum during their duels. ...
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Can a Person Be Chosen By More Than One Wand?

A spin off of Do people normally own more than one wand in Harry Potter? wherein it's asked whether there are any canon examples of a witch or wizard owning more than one wand for practical reasons. ...
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Is **every** wizard buying a wand from Ollivander chosen by a wand?

We know that a wand can choose a wizard. But is there any canon information to indicate whether every wizard walking through the door of Ollivander's shop will be chosen by their "other half" perfect ...
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How many possible types of wands can Ollivander make?

How many possible types of wands can Ollivander make, if the variables are only core material, wood material, and length in inches? This is a small subquestion related to this, and intended to ...
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Do people normally own more than one wand in Harry Potter?

Is there any canon information in Harry Potter that proves one way or another whether a wizard always owns only one wand as a matter of routine? What I am talking about is a wizard buying and owning ...
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What objects can be used as wand substitutes?

We know that wizards need a wand to focus their magic (wizards can cast spells without a wand, but they are unfocused and weaker). But some wizards aren't known to carry wands. Instead they carry ...
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What Is a Dragon Heartstring?

Dragon Heartstring is used for wand cores by both Ollivander and Gregorovitch. What part of a dragon's heart do the Heartstrings come from? Do Heartstrings come from an entirely different part of the ...
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Why Does Ollivander Use Only Three Wand Cores?

As Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will attest, there are plenty of amazing magical creatures and it would seem many of them would be well suited to provide some pretty formidable wand cores. ...
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How is it possible for a person to retain his own wand all through school? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does everyone's wand still work for them? With all the questions that have been asked about wands switching allegiance by disarming opponents or physically ...
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Can a Squib Own a Wand?

KWIKSPELL A Correspondence Course in Beginners’ Magic Intrigued, Harry flicked the envelope open and pulled out the sheaf of parchment inside. More curly silver writing on the front page ...
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Whose idea was it to put the Elder Wand in Dumbledore's Tomb in the first place, instead of somewhere considerably less likely or vulnerable?

As a follow up to my previous question - it's now very clear that the plan between Dumbledore and Snape was not only regarding keeping Draco from committing an evil, but also (and much more ...
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What was Dumbledore's plan for the Elder Wand? Why didn't he bequeath it to someone (Harry, Snape…) for safekeeping?

Dumbledore clearly put a good deal of thought into his plans regarding his last will, as well as the circumstances that would surround his demise. Based on his final gifts, and his conversation ...
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Are wands in Harry Potter sentient?

In "Could Harry Potter Have Given Draco Malfoy Draco's Wand Back?", it was postulated that: Wands may be at least partially sentient: "The wand chooses the wizard." Is there any in-universe ...
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Could Harry Potter Have Given Draco Malfoy's Wand Back?

So, regarding wandlore. . . could Harry Potter have given Draco Malfoy Draco's hawthorn wand back to Draco without the allegiance of the Elder Wand switching from Harry to Draco? We know that Draco ...