Wandlore Class Three

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Greetings. Today we will talk about how a wand chooses its owner. 

Factors of the Wand

One of these factors in choosing an owner is the core. Wands with unicorn hair are extremely loyal, wands with dragon heartstring can switch alligence but create a strong bond with their owner, and wands with phoenix feather are picky and hard to tame. 

The second factor in choosing an owner is what type of wood the wand is made of. For example, wands made of acacia (the tree from which giraffes eat from) wood do not produce magic for anyone who is not their owner and are only owned by talented witches and wizards. 

The third factor in choosing an owner is how long the wand is. Extremely long wands (over fifteen inches long) suit witches and wizards with big personalities. Extremely short wands (eight inches and shorter) suit witches and wizards with small personalities. 

The final factor in choosing an owner is the wand's flexibility. This factor depends how adaptable the owner is to the wand and how willingful the owner is to lose his/her wand to another wizard. 

Factors of the Wizard

Although the wand does choose the wizard, this is only so the wand will fit the owner's personality. 
 
Here are some examples of this classic cliché. 
 
Dark wizards typically have very decorated and wicked-looking wands. For example, one dark wizard has a wand with a design of a snake swallowing a skeleton! 
 
Wand decoration also matches the owner's clothing. For example, Dolores Umbridge's wand has a pink gemstone on it, which makes sense because she wears lots of pink. 
 
Regular or heroic wizards typically have plain wands. For example, Hermione Granger's wand is plain brown. 
 
Not all wands work for all wizards. A famous example of this is The Elder Wand. It is a powerful wand that wins all duels its owner participates in. Other names for it include the Deathstick and the Wand of Destiny. In order for it to switch masters, it must be won in a duel. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Lord Voldemort steals The Elder Wand from Albus Dumbledore's coffin. But it does not work for him because Albus Dumbledore is still its master because The Elder Wand cannot switch alligences unless it is won in a duel. Also, when Albus Dumbledore died, he planned to carry The Elder Wand's power with him into the afterlife. 
 
Another example of this is when a squib tries to do magic with a wand. A squib is a witch or wizard who cannot do magic.
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