Designing a Wand

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Designing a Wand

Postby Gellert Grindelwald » Sun, 2009.06.14 21:38

When considering a wand for your character, first think of the things they are best at, and the things they most enjoy. A wand should complement an already present ability, and there are both woods and cores for many different purposes.

On the Character Application Form, we ask three things about a wand, and the answers can be found below:
Wand wood: from the list in the first post below
Wand core: from the list in the second post below
Wand length: between 8¾" and 16"

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Wand Woods

Postby Gellert Grindelwald » Sun, 2009.06.14 21:40

  • Alder: A wood for those with tastes toward the lengthy and complex. If you find yourself drinking coffee so you can stay up to finish casting, this is the wood for you.
  • Apple: The wood of choice for matchmakers and movie stars, Apple lends itself to works of beauty, love, and generous intent.
  • Ash: Connection, wisdom, surrender
  • Aspen: A wonderful selection for those who want to change the world, Aspen favours the forward-thinking and devoted. An excellent choice for a fanatic of any variety.
  • Birch: The wood for renewal and fresh beginnings. An excellent choice for a second wand if one has changed allegiences.
  • Blackthorn: This wood favours the judicious and prudent, lending itself to be a preferred wand for those in positions requiring balance, sense, and fair judgement.
  • Ebony: The wood of scientists and scholars, Ebony yearns for new things, leading the owner to grand experimentation and deep study in the fields that suit him best.
  • Elder: YOU MAY NOT HAVE AN ELDER WAND. IT IS LISTED FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Transition, Evolution, Continuation
  • Fir: Clarity, Achievement, Energy
  • Hawthorn: A brilliant choice for spies, actors, and interrogators, Hawthorn balances benefit and consequence, encompassing the essence of contradiction and paradox. It is a wood for those who believe in everything and nothing.
  • Hazel: Creativity, Purity, Honesty
  • Holly: The wood of choice for Interrogators and those in Magical Law Enforcement, Holly projects action, assertion, and objectivity.
  • Ironwood: The hardest of hardwoods, Ironwood is renowned for its healing qualities, which have earned it the Latin title 'lignum vitae' -- the wood of life. The wood is an excellent choice for medi-wizards of all kinds, encouraging, as it does, healing and soothing.
  • Ivy: A wonderful wood for the patient and stubborn, Ivy bends easily around changes in the path and obstacles to success, and encourages its owners to do the same.
  • Oak: A popular wood in Pureblood lines, when a definitive specialty does not manifest, Oak projects an air of class, stability, and tradition, and a stoic adherence to them.
  • Reed: A flexible and lightweight wood, Reed works best in healing and teaching applications, with a tendency to favour those who work with young children.
  • Rowan: A fantastic wood for defensive spellcasting and emotional spellwork, like the Patronus or Cheering Charm.
  • Teak: An excellent wood for those who put themselves and their own comforts first, Teak tends to favour vain owners.
  • Vine: Introspection, Relaxation, Depth
  • Willow: An excellent wood for Divination, Willow clears the way for the subtleties of time and interaction to make an appearance.
  • Yew: The wood of choice for those in Transmutation and Illusion, Yew has an excellent gift for altering the substance of things, if not their nature.
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Wand Cores

Postby Gellert Grindelwald » Sun, 2009.06.14 21:41

  • Ashwinder Ash: An excellent core for subtle works, including traps and concealments.
  • Augurey Feather: The augurey is of particular interest to those in Divination, and the feathers seem to do justice to that interest, as cores.
  • Dragon Heartstring: Particularly good for hexes, but an excellent choice for charms work, in general.
  • Dryad Hair: Tends to lend itself to uses in Transfiguration.
  • Essence of Silver Thistle:
  • Essence of Wood Rose: A good choice for those in tune with nature and creation, making it a fine core for those in Herbology and Potions.
  • Gryphon Feather: The first choice in cores for those who enjoy flashy magics, and believe that everything's better with sparkle and shine.
  • Jobberknoll Feather: A fine choice for bards, scholars, and translators, the jobberknoll's feathers are known to aid in works of memory.
  • Phoenix Ash: Renowned for usefulness in magics requiring stability or repetition.
  • Phoenix Feather: A brilliant choice for defensive magics and shielding charms.
  • Pixie Hair: A core for the lighthearted, excellent in cheering charms, levitation, and Patronus summons.
  • Unicorn Mane or Tail: Said to be best for the pure of heart, Unicorn Hair lends itself to uses in healing magics.
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