I’m currently bored as all out doors and re-watching the last movie of the Deathly Hallows, and I re-read Order of the Phoenix last year. But I like the entire dedication of wizards that delve into wand lore.
So I’m going to talk about a bit of wand stuff.
As noted in the books, the wand chooses the wizard. Granted I’d personally like a wand made out of vine, but my favorite material so far has to be Acacia wood. In particular this rare and usual wood, will not, under any circumstances produce its magic for anyone else except its owner. I like the thought of a very loyal wand. In contrast, Draco’s wand was made out of Hawthorne wood, and once Harry took it from him, the wand pretty much immediately pledged its allegiance to the good side. I could only imagine a wand so powerful that is also very fickle. I wouldn’t want to possess a wand that could easily be corrupted by someone with a more sinister agenda than my own.
But going back to the wand of my DREAMS.
Vine. Preferably. Vine wands are rather rare, and they tend to choose witches or wizards who think beyond themselves, and are drawn to the deeper and bigger truths the world has to offer, or those who are magical who seek a higher purpose. Which id like to think would suit me well, since I spend most of my emotional and mental energy focusing on such subjects.
Onto the wand core, or the innermost part of the wand that channels the actual majic itself.
There’s three notable substances that are of the highest quality:
- Dragon heart string ( hella powerful, easily corrupted with Dark majic, but tends to form a very passionate bond with its first owner, they are exceptional wands when it comes to their retention of spells, and they catch on quickly).
- Unicorn hair (delivers the most consistent magic without fluctuations or blockages from an attacker, extremely faithful and unwavering, but they aren’t the most powerful of wands)
- Phoenix feather ( rarest of the three cores. Very wide range of spells from the Crutiatus curse, to the most elaborate charms, these cores are taken from a Phoenix and as a result can be rather stubborn, and sometimes take their own initiative)
Of these cores I would choose Phoenix Feather. I wouldn’t mind my wand taking initiative, espeacially if my mind isn’t where it ought to be. Coupled with a vine exterior, it would be like having my own friend that could think for his/herself, and looked after my best interest.
So, I have a vine wand with a Phoenix feather core. During battle, or fending off an attack I would not, under any circumstance, throw the first offense spell. Espeacially if I’m dealing with a witch or wizard who is of equal or lesser experience than myself. I want to see what their habits are, the spells they decide to flock to. For instance if they immediately try to go for an incinerating spell, or the Confringo curse, or the spell “aguamente” (conjures water). I could easily seal the room or the space we are dueling in, followed by some sort of Disarming spell, or a confundus charm if I intended to maim and not kill.
Since I have a rather powerful, and will of whim type of wand, I would probably stock up on defense spells, and spells such as “sectumsempra”, that delivers serious wounds.
Lastly, I’d try to equip maybe a few masking charms, or a duplication spell over my wind, just in case someone actually manages to steal my wand from me (highly unlikely) They’d get my fake one, or if they got my actual wand, they’d only have access to default spells. Rather weak ones preferably. So if they try to use a spell against me it’ll mostly just knock me out.