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While much of a wand's personality depends on the core, the wood is a major contributing factor to it, as well. The heavier and more rigid a wand is, the more difficult it will be to control by anyone other than its master, especially if it's a particularly stubborn wood. However, certain woods are more inclined to do different magic than others. You'll notice some wands are referred to as "masculine" or as "feminine." The "gender" of a wand refers to its temperament; it doesn't indicate a gender specific wood.
Be aware, the woods below are not your only options. If you would like to use a wood that is not on this list, you are permitted to. However, make sure that it suits your character's personality and that you run it by the staff, first.
ACACIA - A wood that refuses to produce magic for anyone but its owner. Acacia wands are hard to pair with a wizard and tend to only show loyalty to the most powerful. Additionally, they tend to withhold their power unless their owner is incredibly gifted. These wands are more suited to "subtle wizards."
ALDER - A masculine wood, alder is very diverse and one of the most flexible in terms of magical diversity, but unyielding in strength. It does not have a preference towards light or dark magic, but is known to be very adept at resurrection and best used for offensive magic. It is a very powerful wand and requires a brave, strong, yet well-balanced wizard to wield it. Alder is best suited to non-verbal magic, earning its reputation for being suitable only for the most advanced witches and wizards.
ALLIGATOR JUNIPER - A wand specifically intended for light magic, the alligator juniper wood works best in the hands of healers. It is best suited to charms and medical magic and has a particular flare when it comes to protective spells as well. Alligator juniper is most powerful when paired with a unicorn hair core, and it can be very fragile when paired with offensively inclined or volatile cores.
ALMOND - A masculine wand, almond is best used for protection spells. It is suited to those of a kind and sweet nature and fails in the hands of violence. Almond wood is very common in American import wands and works best when paired with American cores.
APPLE - A feminine wood, apple is best suited for healing, love magic, and divination, and takes a particular liking to those with a creative mind and respect toward nature. While they are strongest with their healing, their ability to perform offensive magic is not great unless it's paired with something akin to a pegasus hair core. This tree is sacred to the druid, and the wood is soft, easily overwhelmed. As a result, very powerful cores are not usually matched with it. Apple wood, however, is unwavering and loyal, particularly when paired with the correct core, and will fail to function in the hands of anyone but its owner.
ASH - A strong North American wood used for healing, ash is a masculine wood that favors those with strength and purpose—courageous, but never brash or arrogant. Ash is known as the father of trees and gives birth to very powerful wands. Best known for their adeptness in charms and transfiguration, the ash wand cleaves to its one true master, especially if paired with unicorn hair.
ASPEN (COTTONWOOD) - Also known as White Poplar, aspen is a masculine wood that favors those with eloquence. It is a very popular wood due to its resemblance to ivory. The aspen wand works best in the hands of a duelist, and as a result, it's particularly suited to combat spells. Owners of aspen wands are generally strong-minded and determined: leaders, not followers. It is the most remarkable when paired with powerful cores, such as sphinx hair or horned serpent horn.
AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOOD - A very neutral wood indifferent to light or dark magic, this wood will be successful in the hands of any owner. It is excellent for repelling and conjuring. Australian blackwood prefers those with a ready mind and a hand for potions.
AVODIRE - A powerful male wood that seeks a creative companion, avodire is used for defense and protection, excelling in conjuration spells. Charms and transfiguration are best performed with this wand.
BEECH - A feminine wand which takes preference to a wielder with a gentle, romantic heart. It is excellent for binding magic and healing rituals, as well as love spells. It works best with charms and is the most powerful with a unicorn tail core.
BIRCH - A feminine wood used exclusively for light magic: banishing evil spirits, cleansing rituals, etc. It is best used for charms and healing. The birch wand prefers those of patience and calm emotion—students wise beyond their years and adults who are wealthy with wisdom. They do not work well with dark magic, nor do they react well with a narrow-minded master. While it is weak in the hands of an unworthy user, when properly matched, it is a loyal, powerful wand.
BLACK IRONWOOD - A heavy, powerful wood rarely used in wandmaking because of its weight. Black ironwood demands a very strong and competent master. The weight, particularly in larger wands, makes it difficult to use, but to those who can master it, it is very powerful in all magics.
BLACK LAUREL - A powerful wand best suited to those with courage, passion, and strength, black laurel excels with the destruction of negative energy. Those with strength in defence against the dark arts often possess this wand.
BLACK LIMBA - A neutral wood indifferent to the will of its owners, black limba is very strong and durable. It is best used in the hands of a strong owner who can keep it under control, and is excellent for defensive spells, charms, and hexes. Those with an inclination toward defence against the dark arts are most often selected to wield it.
BLACK PALM - A masculine wand that strives for an owner with a thirst for knowledge, black palm is best at transfiguration and charms. Black palm is not necessarily loyal and tends to favor owners that are smarter than their current wielder.
BLACK POISONWOOD - A wand which seeks a companion of strength and determination, black poisonwood is a very powerful, neutral wand. It takes no preference to light or dark magic, excelling in defense, curses, or protection. It is the most powerful with a core like dragon heartstring and other such cores.
BLACKTHORN - A masculine wand best suited for protection, blackthorne provides very powerful offensive attacks and defensive magic. It is often found in the wands of aurors and is a desired wood due to its power. Wands of this wood need to pass through danger or hardship with their owners to be truly bonded.
BLACK WALNUT - A neutral wood that requires a focused owner who relies on intuition, this wand is best for more personal magic. It is abnormally attuned to inner conflict and, as a result, loses power if its possessor practices any sort of self doubt. Paired with a sincere, self-aware owner, it is one of the most loyal and impressive wands with a particular flair in all sorts of charm work.
BLOODWOOD - A fierce wood that takes favor in those of a passionate nature, bloodwood produces the strongest spells under the influence of strong emotion. Reserved or shy individuals will suffer with the use of this particular wood. This wood is excellent in all magics as long as the wielder is passionate about its use.
BLUE SPRUCE - A strong wood that excels in all areas except the dark arts, the blue spruce favors those with strong personalities. It doesn't work for anyone but its designated owner, unless that owner's defeated. It is most powerful with American cores, particularly with a thunderbird feather.
BOCOTE - A neutral wood, excellent for legilimency or occlumency. This wand works best for those adept at herbology or potions, and is capable of producing a powerful patronus. It seeks a creative companion of intelligence and imagination.
BUBINGA - A wand excellent for legilimency, this wand seeks a companion with courage. Certain dark arts, such as the imperius curse, are strongest with this wood. Known for its ability to enhance influence, however, it tends to suffer with exceptionally powerful offensive cores.
BUCKEYE - A wood excellent for healing and meditation, buckeye seeks a companion with strong inclination toward becoming a healer. It's excellent for banishment spells. It works substantially best with unicorn hair wands and other cores inclined toward healing. However, it's known to backfire and potentially break with overly powerful cores, or in the hands of someone who mistreats or misuses it.
BUTTERNUT - A masculine wood used for summoning and strength, this wood seeks a companion with a strong inner eye. It is excellent for divination, legilimency, and occlumency. It is not as durable as other woods, but it's a beautiful wood when crafted correctly.
CANARY - A masculine wood seeking a companion with a strong will to succeed, this wood will work for either light or dark magic. It requires a master with a lot of control and a thirst to achieve, and is excellent for charm work.
CEDAR - A docile, masculine wood with a skill in protective spells, cedar seeks a good companion and fails in the hands of dark magic, though those who wield it are typically excellent at occlumency. It is a protective wood that keeps its companion safe from harm and works best in the hands of a defender or warrior. Very useful in care of magical creatures and produces a strong patronus.
CHERRY - A feminine wood used for healing and binding spells. It seeks a harmonious companion, enhancing the levelheadedness in its owner. This wood, combined with just about any core, possesses incredible, truly lethal power. It should never be paired with a wizard without exceptional self control and strength of mind, particularly with a dragon heartstring core. In lesser hands, it will backfire.
CHESTNUT - A masculine wood which is best used for transfiguration, though tends to be temperamental about charms and defense. It is very picky about its owner, taking a liking to those with a strong inclination towards herbology and beast taming.
CHINESE PISTACHE - A masculine wood best for curse breaking. This wood seeks an owner with a strong will and determination and works best with "protective" cores, such as the pegasus or griffin hair. It tends to be pretty temperamental, however, and won't work well in the hands of a timid or lesser owner. However, it is also known to be very protective of its master and will defend them without command.
COCOBOLO - A very masculine wood, cocobolo seeks a companion of strength and stamina. It is excellent for defence against the dark art and is capable of producing a powerful patronus. It is a loyal wood, working only for its owner and fails to perform in the hands of another.
COYOTE - A neutral wood, coyote takes a preference to those with a ready mind and compassionate heart. It excels at potions, herbology, and healing. It is not particularly loyal, however, so it can easily be won over by anyone it deems more competent than its current owner.
CYPRESS - A feminine wand with a very subtle power, cypress seeks a courageous owner not afraid to die for their cause. Wands of cypress find their soulmates among the brave, bold, and self-sacrificing; those unafraid to confront the shadows in their own and others' natures.
DOGWOOD - A very hard, strong wood with a bit of a temper, dogwood seeks a companion free of fear and restraints. It is most powerful when used for the dark arts and attack spells, but falters with protective and healing magic. The dogwood wand refuses to perform non-verbal spells, and tends to be noisy in its spell casting.
EBONY - A wood which produces the most powerful wand, ebony prefers a companion who is strong in mind and body—someone unafraid to use its power. It takes no preference to either light or dark magic, though it's known to fall into the hands of dark wizards due to its strength. Not a wood for the faint of heart, it grants pure, unlimited power.
ELM - A feminine wood which seeks a companion of strength, elm is excellent for all sorts of magic. It takes no preference to light or dark; it's a very diverse wand, but it will falter in the hands of the weak-hearted. It prefers owners with presence, magical dexterity, and a certain dignity. It also produces the fewest accidents and most elegant charms and spells. In the right hands, they are capable of highly advanced magic.
ENGLISH OAK - A wand for good times and bad, this is a friend as loyal as the wizard who deserves it. Wands of English oak demand partners of strength, courage and fidelity. Owners of English oak wands have powerful intuition, and they'll often have an affinity with the magic of the natural world, with the creatures and plants that are necessary to wizardkind for both magic and pleasure. The oak tree is called King of the Forest from the winter solstice up until the summer solstice, and its wood should only be collected during that time.
EUCALYPTUS - A wood with an affinity for those who excel at potions. Eucalyptus works best for healing, herbology, and protection. It has a clear preference for light magic, though tends to fall into the hands of lazier users.
FIR - A wand which takes a preference to one with an outdoorsy nature. There is no doubt that this wood, coming from the most resilient of trees, produces wands that demand staying power and strength of purpose in their true owners, and that they are poor tools in the hands of the changeable and indecisive. Fir wands are particularly suited to transfiguration and favor owners of a focused, strong-minded and, occasionally, intimidating demeanor.
GINGKO - A rare wand due to it being sparse in the wild, gingko wood is not used very often in wand making. It works with any core, and it's compatible with any wizard. However, it's known to be a weaker wand with no loyalty.
HAWTHORN - Hawthorn wands may be particularly suited to healing magic, but they are also adept at curses. They seem most at home with an owner of conflicted nature, or one passing through a period of turmoil. Hawthorn is not easy to master and should only ever be in the hands of a witch or wizard of proven talent. If not, the consequences of the match might be dangerous—hawthorn wands have a notable peculiarity: their spells can, when badly handled, backfire.
HAZEL - A sensitive wand, hazel often reflects its owner’s emotional state. It works best for one who understands and manages their own feelings. Owners should be careful handling a hazel wand if they've recently lost their temper or suffered a serious disappointment, because the wand will absorb such energy and discharge it unpredictably. The positive aspects of a hazel wand outweigh the minor discomforts, though. They're capable of outstanding magic in the hands of the skillful and are so devoted to their owner that they often die at the end of its master’s life. Hazel wands can also detect water underground, and will emit silvery, tear-shaped puffs of smoke if passing over concealed springs and wells.
HEMLOCK - A wand that is quick to react—sometimes without the consent of its owner—hemlock is a very protective and loyal wood that will backfire in the hands of anyone else. Excellent for defence against the dark arts and charms.
HICKORY - A sturdy, reliable wand that expands the power of its owners. Hickory seeks a companion with a thirst to push their limits and become stronger, and is known to be a very loyal wood once its allegiance is won. Owners of this wand tend to be very successful. Whether that's the wood's nature drawing out the best in them or the will of the owner themselves is still to be determined.
HOLLY - Holly is one of the rarer kinds of wand woods; traditionally considered protective, it works most happily for those who may need help overcoming a tendency to anger and impetuosity. At the same time, holly wands often choose owners who are engaged in some dangerous and often spiritual quest. Holly is a wood that varies most dramatically in performance depending on the wand core.
HONEY LOCUST - A very reliable wood used often in the creation of runes. The honey locust wand is particularly powerful with binding and protection spells, but tends to falter with offensive magic and curses. It's particularly drawn to those with a strong inner eye and is unshakably loyal to its first owner, backfiring in the hands of others.
HORNBEAM - Also known as "ironwood," Hornbeam is by far the most stubborn, requiring an owner of strong will and confidence. Hornbeam wands adapt more quickly than (almost) any other to their owner’s style of magic, and they'll become so personalized so quickly that others will find them extremely difficult to use, even for the simplest of spells. Hornbeam wands likewise absorb their owner’s code of honor, whatever that might be, and will refuse to perform acts—whether for good or ill—that do not tally with their master’s principles.
IPE - A wand used for healing and protection, ipe works best with those with a need to succeed. It is rumored that this wand brings good luck and success. Excellent for renewal spells with a strong inclination toward potions, herbology, and charms.
IVY - An uncommon, but very flexible wood that is very difficult to break because of its incredible flexibility. Ivy requires an owner with tolerance and patience, as it can be difficult to tame. However, once it's done, it is very loyal and powerful. Just about any core will work in this wand, and wizards and witches with a fluid spellcasting style find it easiest to master.
JUNIPER - A masculine wand with a very diverse range, juniper is used for everything from divination to hexing to protection spells. It requires a very well-balanced owner with a strong mind and confidence. Works best for curse breaking.
KAYA - A wand of Japanese origin, making it very rare in British wandmaking. Kaya prefers a logical companion, excelling in potions, astronomy, ancient runes, and various other intellectual subjects. While not the best for defense or offense, it is excellent in charms and the creation of spells.
KOU - A neutral wood which prefers neither light nor dark magic, this wand is excellent for everything from defensive spells to hexes, to destructive spells, and to curses. It has a strong inclination towards wizards of a dark nature due to its diverse power, though it simply strives for an owner of strength, confidence, and determination.
LARCH - Strong, durable and warm in color, larch has long been valued as an attractive and powerful wand wood. Its reputation for instilling courage and confidence in its user has ensured that demand has always outstripped supply. This much sought-after wood, however, is hard to please and trickier to handle than many consider. It creates wands of hidden talents and unexpected effects, which likewise describe the master who deserves it. It is often the case that a witch or wizard who belongs to the larch wand may never realize the full extent of their powers until paired with it.
LAUREL - It is said that a laurel wand can't perform a dishonorable act. Although, in the quest for glory, owners of laurel wands have been known to perform powerful and sometimes lethal magic. The laurel wand seems unable to tolerate laziness in a possessor, easily won away from one with this setback. Otherwise, it will cleave happily to its first match forever. Laurel has the unusual and engaging attribute of issuing a spontaneous lightning strike if another witch or wizard attempts to steal it.
LINDEN (LIME) - A wood not often used in British wandmaking, linden has a strong inclination toward defence against the dark arts and the dark arts alike. It works best with powerful cores and often can't find its true potential with the likes of veela hair or unicorn hair. Phoenix feather is the best match.
LEOPARD WOOD - A wood that seeks a companion of strength, this wand is best used for protection and creation. It excels in transfiguration and defence against the dark arts, producing weak destructive spells and hexes. It will backfire in the hands of a destructive user and shatter with cores that are too powerful for it.
MADRONA - Rare in British wandmaking, madrona wood is adept in transfiguration, preferring a companion who is open-minded and willing to accept change.
MAHOGANY - While not a particularly powerful wood in any one subject, mahogany is a solid, strong wood overall. Its overall power depends entirely on the strength, knowledge, and determination of its owner. It seeks a companion with willpower and intelligence and a fearlessness to do what they feel is right.
MAKORE - A powerful wood that requires a companion of strength, this wood takes no preference to light or dark magic, excelling in both. It favors those without limits, willing to step over boundaries and delve into the unknown. A common wood among dark wizards, it is easily won away.
MAPLE - These wands choose travelers and explorers, preferring ambition in their owner. Their magic grows heavy and lackluster when kept at home. Fresh challenges and regular changes of scene cause this wand to literally shine, burnishing itself as it grows in ability and status with its partner. This is a beautiful and desirable wood, and wand-quality maple has been among the most costly for centuries, making this wand an efficient mark of status.
MESQUITE - A feminine wood seeking a compassionate, nurturing owner. Mesquite wands are excellent for protection spells, also working well in herbology and defence against the dark arts. The wood is not strong enough to support exceptionally powerful cores such as the basilisk cores; it is the most powerful with unicorn, phoenix, or pegasus hair.
MONTERILLO - A very rare wood not often used by wandmakers because of its density and strength, monterillo represents strength, courage, and determination. It takes no side between light or dark magic, providing powerful defenses and deadly curses depending on the wielder. In truth, it seeks a powerful owner with strong inclinations toward offensive and defensive magic; this wand fancies combat.
MYRTLE - A wood valued for strength and endurance, wands made from this wood grant the owner these qualities. It favors those who value peace and precision. Myrtle wands are often longer than most, and work best with offensive and defensive magic.
OAK - A reliable wood that works well with defence against the dark arts and transfiguration, oak is incredibly sturdy and balanced. It seeks a companion with courage and is inherently loyal, working only in the hands of its owner and those that its owner willingly surrenders it to. Attempts of any others to use it will result in a backfire.
ORANGE - Most in tune with creativity, wands made out of orange seek intelligent, inventive masters. Often used with occlumency and legilimency, this wood is excellent for creation of spells, repelling, and protective spells.
PADUAK - Seeks a master with strength and power. Paduak is dangerous in the wrong hands. It has no preference for light or dark magic, but does not work well for the weak and is easily won over by anyone it considers stronger than its current master.
PEAR - This golden-toned wood produces wands of splendid magical powers, performing best in the hands of the warm-hearted, generous, and wise. Possessors of pear wands are usually popular and well-respected. These wands have never been found in the hands of a dark witch or wizard and are among the most resilient.
PINE - The straight-grained pine wand always chooses an independent, individual master who may be perceived as a loner, intriguing, and perhaps mysterious. Pine wands enjoy being used creatively, and unlike some others, will adapt without protest to new methods and spells. Many wandmakers insist that pine wands are able to detect (and perform best for) owners destined for long lives. The pine wand is one of the most sensitive to non-verbal magic.
PLUM WOOD - An uncommon wood in British wandmaking, plum is said to be very much like apple with a stronger inclination to charms.
POCULI - A feminine wood which takes a liking to those with a strong willingness to love. Poculi is excellent for binding magic and protection, and it is often found among successful potioneers. Unshakably loyal with the correct core, though it will break with overly powerful cores or misuse.
POPLAR - Favors a master of integrity. Here is a wand to rely upon—of consistency, strength and uniform power. Poplar is happiest when working with a witch or wizard of clear moral vision.
PURPLE HEART - A very pretty wood with a natural violet hue, purple heart wands seek a wise companion with a powerful inner eye. Purple heart is used for protection and defense. It is excellent in divination.
RED OAK - The true match for a red oak wand has unusually fast reactions, making this a perfect dueling wand. Less common than English oak, its ideal master is light of touch, quick-witted and adaptable, often the creator of distinctive, trademark spells, making them a good person to have beside you in a fight. Red oak wands are among the most handsome.
REDWOOD - Wand-quality redwood is in short supply and constant demand due to its reputation for bringing good fortune to its owner. Redwood wands are not lucky in and of themselves, but are strongly attracted to witches and wizards who already possess the admirable ability to fall on their feet, to make the right choice, and to snatch advantage from catastrophe.
REED - A delicate, difficult wand to tame, reed seeks a master of wisdom and intelligence, excelling in most subjects, aside from divination. It's very flexible and, as a result, its owner needs to have a more fluid spellcasting style.
ROSEWOOD - A feminine wood excellent for healing, love spells, and occlumency and legilimency, rosewood seeks a well-balanced companion with an open mind and compassionate heart. Not intended for dueling, it works best with gentle cores.
ROWAN - Favored for wands, rowan is reputed to be more protective than any other, rendering defensive charms especially strong and difficult to break. Rowan is most happily placed with the clear-headed and the pure-hearted, but don't scoff at its affinity for virtue. These wands are the equal of any, often the better, and frequently out-perform others in duels.
SEQUOIA - A wood which seeks a strong-willed companion in touch with nature, sequoia is very powerful and loyal to its master. It works well in all sorts of magic, having no preference for light or dark. It will not work in the hands of anyone but its owner.
SHEDUA - A neutral wood that works well with those of intellect and a thirst for learning, shedua produces wands excellent for healing and charms. Non-verbal spells are incredibly powerful with this wand. It has a bit of a quirky personality, refusing to function if a spell isn't cast correctly and, as a result, being difficult to master.
SILVER LIME - A very popular wand. Not only are these wands unusually handsome: they also have a reputation for performing best for Seers and those skilled in Legilimency, both arts mysterious in nature. Consequently, this gives the possessor of a silver lime wand a considerably high status.
SNAKEWOOD - A very feminine wood that works best with those of a quiet, intelligent nature. It is a tame wood compatible with most gentle cores, though the more powerful ones tend to unbalance it. It works best for intellectual-type magics, not intended for dueling or dark arts; they're adept in charms, transfiguration, and divination.
SPRUCE - Unskilled wandmakers call spruce a difficult wood. A particular deftness is required to work with spruce, which produces wands that are ill-matched with cautious or nervous natures, becoming dangerous in fumbling fingers. The spruce wand requires a firm hand, as it seems to have its own ideas about what magic it should cast. However, when a spruce wand meets its match—a bold spell-caster with a good sense of humor—it becomes a superb helper, intensely loyal to its owner and capable of producing flamboyant and dramatic effects.
SYCAMORE - The sycamore makes a questing wand, eager for new experiences and downtrodden if engaged in mundane activities. It is a quirk of these handsome wands that they might combust if they become "bored." The sycamore’s ideal owner is curious, vital, and adventurous; when paired with such an owner, it demonstrates a remarkable capacity to learn and adapt, which earns it a rightful place among the world's most highly-prized wand woods.
TEAK - A feminine wood used for defensive magic. Teak seeks a creative companion in touch with nature, excelling at protection spells and care of magical creatures and herbology. Not for use for offensive dueling, but very powerful in defense.
TIGER WOOD - A headstrong wood which seeks a kind and loyal companion of authority. Tiger wood is excellent for charms, defense, and sealing magic and is known to have a particular "bite" when it comes to offensive spells. In the hands of a dark magic user, the sight of this wood should scare you.
VERMELHA - A wood which requires a strong companion, vermelha is excellent for dueling. It takes allegiance in neither light nor dark magic, often considered the balance between the two. Once it is used for one of those, though, it becomes strongest in magic on that side.
VINE - Vine wands are among the less common types, and their owners are nearly always those who seek a greater purpose, who have a vision beyond the ordinary, frequently astounding those who think they know them best. Vine wands seem strongly attracted to personalities with hidden depths, more sensitive than any other when it comes to instantly detecting a prospective match.
WALNUT - Highly intelligent witches and wizards should be offered a walnut wand for trial first—nine times out of ten, the two will find each other to be their ideal mate. Walnut wands are found in the hands of magical innovators and inventors; this wood possesses unusual versatility and adaptability. A note of caution, however: while some woods are difficult to dominate and may resist spells that are foreign to their natures, the walnut wand will, once subjugated, perform any task its owner desires, provided the user is of sufficient brilliance. This makes for a truly lethal weapon in the hands of a witch or wizard of no conscience, for the wand and wizard may feed from each other in unhealthy ways.
WENGE - A wood which seeks a companion of versatility, wenge is most compatible with those in touch with nature. Excellent for defense and dispelling dark magic. It is ideal for dueling, requiring a quick mind and steady hand to properly wield it.
WHITE PINE - A unique, fragile wood that radiates serenity and prefers a companion with a steady mind, this wand works best with light magic, failing with dark. It is compatible only with gentle cores, becoming unbalanced and temperamental with more powerful cores. It is not intended for dueling, but healing. It is known to be docile and easy to work with, making it a great choice for beginners who have trouble handling their magic.
WILLOW - Willow is an uncommon wand wood equipped with healing power. The ideal owner for a willow wand often has some (usually unwarranted) insecurity, however well they try to hide it. These wands have consistently selected those of greatest potential, rather than those who feel they have little left to learn.
YELLOW HEART - A wand seeking a creative companion; excellent for the creation of spells, occlumency, and legilimency. It is often used for repelling and protection spells. It is easily won over by others.
YEW - Yew wands are among the rarest, and their ideal matches are just as unusual, occasionally becoming notorious. Yew retains a particularly dark and fearsome reputation in the spheres of dueling and curses. However, saying those who wield yew wands are more likely to be drawn to the dark arts is untrue. A prospective owner might actually prove to be a fierce protector of others; wands made from these long-lived trees have been found in the possession of heroes as often as villains. Where wizards have been buried with wands of yew, the wand generally sprouts into a tree guarding the dead owner’s grave.
ZEBRA WOOD - A wood used for healing and repelling spells, zebra wood seeks an intelligent companion. It is neutral, preferring neither dark or light magic. It is best used during defense in dueling. Excellent in charms and defence against the dark arts.
ZIRCOTE - A powerful wood that takes a liking to those who strive to protect, this wand is best with protection charms and defence against the dark arts. However, in the wrong hands, its light magic leanings can be reversed to become a very strong dark weapon.
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