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The wands in the Harry Potter series are some of the most iconic parts of the whole franchise. There are 34 types of unique wands mentioned – one for every notable student, teacher, and other wizard/witch in the sprawling world of Harry Potter. Read our guide below to the Harry Potter Wands List. 

It’s true that some spells can be cast without a wand, but wielding a wand and saying something like Wingardium Leviosa (or was it levioSA?) will always be epic. 

Located in Diagon Alley, there is a shop owned by the great Garrick Ollivander (called Ollivander’s) that has a wand for every single wizard or student who wanted one. It is the place Harry got his first wand—a scene that every fan remembers vividly.  As the fans also remember, the shop was full of unique wands suitable for every character. In this article, we will talk about every wand and learn what makes them special

Here is a list of all of the Harry Potter Wands:

  • Albus Dumbledore’s Wand
  • Bellatrix Lestrange’s Wand
  • Sir Cadogan’s Wand
  • Cedric Diggory’s Wand
  • Celestina Warbeck’s Wand
  • Dolores Umbridge’s Wand
  • Draco Malfoy’s Wand
  • Fleur Delacour’ Wand
  • Gilderoy Lockhart’s Wand
  • Harry Potter’s Wands
  • Hermione Granger’s Wand
  • Horace Slughorn’s Wand
  • James Potter’s Wand
  • Lily Evans’ Wand
  • Lucius Malfoy’s Wand
  • Mary Cattermole’s Wand
  • Minerva McGonagall’s Wand
  • Neville Longbottom’s Wand
  • Peter Pettigrew’s Wand
  • Quirinus Quirrell’s Wand
  • Remus Lupin’s Wand
  • Ginny Weasley’s Wand
  • Ron Weasley’s Wands
  • Rubeus Hagrid’s Wand
  • Tom Riddle’s Wand
  • Viktor Krum’s Wand
  • Sybill Trelawney’s Wand
  • The Silver Spears’ Wand
  • Eldritch Diggory Wands
  • Evangeline Orpington’s Wands
  • Jacob’s Wand
  • Jacob’s sibling’s Wands
  • Chadwick Boot’s Wand
  • Webster Boot’s Wand
  • Silvanus Kettleburn’s Wand

1. Dumbledore’s Wand

Elder Wand

The great wizard had a 15-inch long wand called the Elder Wand. As the name suggests, it was made of elder wood. Its core contained hair from a magical creature called Thestral. 

Along with the famous Cloak of Invisibility and the Resurrection Stone, the Elder Wand was a part of the Deathly Hollows. This powerful wand was also known as the Wand of Destiny or Deathstick. 

2. Bellatrix Lestrange’s Wand

Bellatrix Lestrange’s Wand

Made by Ollivander, this 12 ¾ inch long (and very flexible) wand was made of Walnut with a dragon heartstring core. This wand was used by Bellatrix Lestrange until Ron, Hermione, and Dobby took it from her at the Malfoy Manor. 

After gaining possession of the wand, Hermione used it until her encounter with Bellatrix during the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. 

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3. Sir Cadogan’s Wand

Sir Cadogan’s Wand

This 9-inch long wand was made of Blackthorn and had a Troll whisker core. According to legend, it was last used when Sir Cadogan battled the Wyvern of Wye, a dragon-like monster. In this duel, the wand was broken, but Cadogan still managed to defeat the Wyvern. 

4. Cedric Diggory’s Wand

Cedric Diggory’s Wand

Described as “pleasantly springy,” this 12 ¾ inch long wand was made from Ash, and as Ollivander said, the core of the wand contained hair “from a particularly fine male unicorn.” 

The fans met this wand only once, as it belonged to Cedric Diggory. This character (played by Robert Pattinson) was killed by He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

5. Celestina Warbeck’s Wand

Celestina Warbeck’s Wand

Also known as “The Singing Sorceress,” the wizards and witches of the Wizarding World loved Celestina and her amazing voice. This former Gryffindor student had a unique wand made from larch and a phoenix feather as a part of its core. Also described as flexible, the 10 ½ inch long wand was mentioned in one of Warbeck’s songs from her best-selling album.

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6. Dolores Umbridge’s Wand

Made from birch and a core of dragon heartstring, this 8-inch long wand is one of the shortest ones in the series. This is proven by the fact that even the great wandmaker Ollivander called it “unusually short.” 

He also said the following words: “Abnormally short wands usually select those in whose character something is lacking, rather than because they are physically undersized (many small witches and wizards are chosen by longer wands).”

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7. Draco Malfoy’s Wand

Same as Harry, Draco got his wand from Garrick Ollivander before starting his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This wand was 10 inches long, made of hawthorn wood and a core of unicorn hair. It was described as “reasonably springy.” 

Later in the series, Harry disarmed Draco and took possession of his wand. He then used Draco’s wand throughout the remainder of the Second Wizarding War and the epic Battle of Hogwarts.

8. Fleur Delacour’s Wand

 “Yes, nine and a half inches… inflexible.. rosewood… and containing… dear me.. ” 

This was Garrick Ollivander’s comment on the wand. He said this because it was made from Rosewood and contained a Veela hair core which came from Fleur’s grandmother. If you didn’t know, Veela is a magical half-human from Bulgaria. 

9. Gilderoy Lockhart’s Wand

This “slightly bendy” wand was made of cherry with a core of dragon heartstring. It was nine inches long. The last time this wand appeared was when Ron threw it out of a window of Gilderoy’s office after the professor tried to use the Memory Charm on the two students. 

10. Harry Potter’s First Wand

After unsuccessfully trying many other wands in Ollivander’s, Harry Potter finally found the right one. For a price of seven Galleons, he bought an 11-inch long wand that was made of holly with a core containing a phoenix feather. 

Described as nice and supple, the wand has a dark side as it’s considered a brother to Voldemort’s wand because both have gotten their feathers from Fawkes, Dumbledore’s phoenix.

To help you remember, here is the well-known quote from Ollivander: “I remember every wand I’ve ever sold, Mr. Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tailfeather resides in your wand gave another feather… just one other. It is curious that you should be destined for this wand when its brother gave you that scar.”

11. Harry Potter’s Second Wand

Blackthorn Wand was briefly used by both Harry Potter and Ron Weasly. After Hermione unintentionally broke Harry’s first wand, Ron gave him an alternative. This 10-inch long wand was made of blackthorn and was way worse than the previous one.

After taking Draco’s wand in a fight, he used that one until repairing his own using the powers of the Elder Wand. 

12. Hermione Granger’s Wand

Our favorite muggle-born witch had a wand made from vinewood with a dragon heartstring core. It was a 10 ⅗  inch long wand made by Garrick Ollivander, who sold it to her before Hermione’s first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Hermione didn’t need much time to show her qualities using this wand, and she was the first student to successfully master the Levitation Charm in the first year of her studies. Hermione was known to perform very advanced spells at a very young age. 

13. Horace Slughorn’s Wand

Horace Slughorn’s wand was 10 ¾ inches long. It was made of cedarwood and had a core of dragon heartstring. This “fairly flexible” wand was used by Slughorn when he transferred his memories to Harry Potter in order to show him a memory of his involving Tom Riddle.  

14. James Potter’s Wand

Just as his son did, James Potter bought his wand at Ollivander’s when preparing for his studies at Hogwarts. This wand was 11 inches long and made from mahogany. We don’t have any information about the wand’s core.

15. Lily Evans’ Wand

Harry Potter’s mom also had a wand with an unknown core. This 10 ¼  inch long wand was made of willow and was described as a swishy ward great for charms. Lily was a member of the Order of the Phoenix and she used this wand in the First Wizarding War. 

16. Lucius Malfoy’s Wand

This wand had a design fit for the wizard’s personality. With its length of 18 inches, this snake-headed wand was one of the longest ones in the series. It was made of elm and had a dragon heartstring core. 

This wand was last used by Voldemort in a fight between him and Harry in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1.

17. Mary Cattermole’s Wand

Mary Cattermole was a muggle-born witch who used an 8 ¾ inches long wand made of cherry. It had a core made of unicorn hair. The Muggle-Born Registration Commission confiscated this wand because they believed Mary has stolen their magic since a wand cannot choose a muggle-born.

18. Minerva McGonagall’s Wand

Ms. McGongall was an Animagus and a Transfiguration professor. She used a 9 ½ inch long wand made of fir wood. It had a dragon heartstring core that was, you guessed it, very suitable for Transfiguration.

It is a shorter-than-average wand, and Garrick Olivander believed that shorter wands are best for the more elegant and refined casting of spells—a great fit for McGonagall’s personality. 

19. Neville Longbottom’s Wand

Neville got very popular for using the Sword of Gryffindor in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. However, he was still a pure-blood wizard that used two wands throughout the series. 

The first wand’s characteristics are a mystery. This was a wand he inherited from his father and used for five years until it was broken by a Death Eater.

After this, Neville purchased a new wand from Ollivander’s, a wand that is rumored to be the last one the great Garrick Ollivander sold before mysteriously disappearing. 

20. Peter Pettigrew’s Wand

Also known as Wormtail, Peter was a villain who played a key role in Voldemort’s rebirth. This wizard used a wand that he forced Ollivander to make for him. This wand was made of chestnut, was 9 ¼ inches long, and had a dragon heartstring core. 

Later in the series, this wand found another master in the hands of Ron Weasley. 

21. Quirinus Quirrell’s Wand

Quirinus’ wand was made of Alder wood, had a Unicorn hair core, and was 9 inches long. This “bendy” wand was never seen in the movies since Quirell always cast spells without one. This may be due to the fact that he was possessed by You-Know-Who.

22. Remus Lupin’s Wand

The professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts used a 10 ¼ inches long wand made of cypress with a unicorn hair core. It was a powerful wand that he used in the First Wizarding War as a part of the Order of the Phoenix.

23. Ron Weasley’s Wands

Ron is the character in the series that has used the most wands. He used a total of three wands, starting with Charlie Weasley’s 12-inch long wand made of ash and a unicorn hair core. After his older brother gave him this wand, Ron used it until it snapped when he and Harry crashed the Flying Ford Anglia. 

The second wand Ron used was one he bought at Ollivander’s. It was a 14-inch long wand made of willow, and it had a core of unicorn hair. Ron used it until the Snatchers took him and his friends to the Malfoy Manor at took it from him.

When escaping the manor, Ron took Peter Pettigrew’s wand, a wand that we’ve already mentioned.

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24. Rubeus Hagrid’s Wand

Hagrid’s wand, like the half-giant himself, was huge. It was 16 inches long and made of an oak wok and an unknown core material. Hagrid used this wand until it snapped in half in his third year in Hogwarts—the year he was also expelled. 

However, he fixed the wand after that. If you remember, this was one of the first and most notable wands that can be seen in the first movie because it looked like an umbrella. Hagrid also used it to light a fire to cook sausages.

25. Tom Riddle’s Wand

The wand of the Dark Lord himself. It was 13 ½ inches long and was made from yew with a feather core from Dumbledore’s phoenix. The feather used to craft Harry Potter’s wand came from the same phoenix.  

26. Viktor Krum’s Wand

The seeker from Bulgaria’s Quidditch team used a 10 ¼ inches long hornbeam wood wand with a dragon heartstring core. Unlike the other wands we mentioned, this one was made by Gregorovitch, one of this wizarding world’s greatest wandmakers. 

27. Ginny Weasley’s Wand

Ron’s sister Ginerva Weasley used a wand we don’t know much about. The only known information about it is that it was made of yew. She used it in many battles and was able to cast some very powerful spells with it. 

28. Sybil Trelawney’s Wand

Described as flexible, this was a wand made of hazelwood, and it had a unicorn hair core. It was 9 ½ inches long. An interesting fact is that this wand has a square handle and drawings of magical runes on it, a similarity shared with Sirius Black’s wand. 

29. The Silver Spears’ Wand

The Silver Spears was a secret dueling club whose members used wands made from aspen wood. They kept their secrets very well, and there is nothing more we know about the wands they used. 

30. Eldritch Diggory and Evangeline Orpington’s Wands

We’ve put these two together because both share a very interesting similarity. They were Ministers of Magic and their wands were made of poplar wood. This fact proves that a poplar wood wand can choose a politician, something that was believed impossible.

31. Jacob’s Wand

Jacob was a wizard who was a Hogwarts student during the First Wizarding War. He was expelled after unleashing curses upon the school. 

He used a 10-inch long wand made of maple with a dragon heartstring core. This wand appeared in the video game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. 

32. Jacob’s Sibling’s Wands

Jacob’s sibling was quite the indecisive one. Unable to choose one, he used four wands. 

The first one was a 14-inch long wand made of maple wood and a core of unicorn hair. The second had the same core but it was made from acacia and was 12 inches long. 

The third wand was inflexible and was made from hornbeam. It was an 11-inch long wand with a core of dragon heartstring. And the last wand was an 11 ¼ long one that had a core of unicorn hair and was made from blackthorn.

33. Chadwick Boot’s Wand

This wand and the next are the oldest ones on this list. In the 17th century, one of the co-founders of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chadwick Boot, used a wand made from prickly ash and a Horned Serpent horn core. There is no information about the wand’s length.

34. Webster Boot’s Wand

Chadwick Boot’s brother, Webster, was also one of the four co-founders of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. All we know is that it had a Horned Serpent horn core. 

Final Words

Why are the wands in the Harry Potter series so special? That can be summed up best by a passage from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Every Ollivander wand has a core of a powerful magical substance, Mr. Potter. We use unicorn hairs, phoenix tail feathers, and the heartstrings of dragons. No two Ollivander wands are the same, just as no two unicorns, dragons, or phoenixes are quite the same. And of course, you will never get such good results with another wizard’s wand.”

This quote is a great summary of everything we’ve talked about in this article. There are some very powerful wands, and in the hands of the right wizards, they can do many amazing and terrible things.

What are the most powerful wands in the Wizarding World? On this list, the most powerful are certainly the Elder Wand, Voldemort’s wand, Remus Lupin’s wand, Professor McGonagall’s wand, and of course Harry Potter’s wand. 

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