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When Dumbledore finally faced Grindelwald in what was supposedly a legendary battle, Grindelwald had the Elder Wand, which is unbeatable, but somehow, Dumbledore beat him! How could he do it?

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    The elder wand is not unbeatable. If it was no one would ever lose it. – user46509 Jan 10 '17 at 21:28
  • people were assassinated, that's how they lost it. In battle, it was unbeatable as long as it was with is true owner, which it was while with Gellert. – albusseverus potter Jan 10 '17 at 21:31
  • You don't have to delete your questions just because they're duplicates. A duplicate of a good question is often a good question in its own right. – Rand al'Thor Jan 10 '17 at 22:23
  • “Unbeatable” is just the hype. – Adamant Jan 10 '17 at 22:48
  • Well, I can at least think of 1 possible answer: The Elder Wand merely amplifies the power of a spell (probably 1.5x or 2x), so that when a spell is cast with the Elder Wand, its effects are more powerful when compared to the spells cast with a normal wand. For example, in Deathly Hallows, Harry asks Hermione to mend his wand, and this happens: “Please, Hermione, try!” “R-Reparo.” The dangling half of the wand resealed itself. Harry held it up. “Lumos!” The wand sparked feebly, then went out. Harry pointed it at Hermione. “Expelliarmus!” – Kyle V Mar 15 '17 at 16:20