Wands are the primary tool for using magic. They make casting much easier, and have special properties of their own. Some even believe wands are "quasi-sentient," possessive a limited form of intelligence. Hence Garrick Ollivander's famous phrase: "The wand chooses the wizard. The bond between a wizard and a wand is a complex and poorly understood phenomenon.
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KNOWN WAND WOODS - THEIR PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS – British Originals
The great medieval wandmaker, Geraint Ollivander, wrote that he was always honoured to match a cypress wand, for he knew he was meeting a witch or wizard who would die a heroic death. Fortunately, in these less blood-thirsty times, the possessors of cypress wands are rarely called upon to lay down their lives, though doubtless many of them would do so if required. Wands of English oak demand partners of strength, courage and fidelity. Less well-known is the propensity for owners of English oak wands to have powerful intuition, and, often, an affinity with the magic of the natural world, with the creatures and plants that are necessary to wizardkind for both magic and pleasure.
All about wand woods: Magick and meaning from Alder to Zebrawood
A very unusual wand wood which creates tricky wands that often refuse to produce magic for any but their owner, and also withhold their best effects from all but those most gifted. The ideal owner of Alder wand is not stubborn or obstinate, but often helpful, considerate and most likeable. Applewood wands are not made in great numbers. They are powerful and best suited to an owner of high aims and ideals, as this wood mixes poorly with Dark magic.
The wielders of such wands are often highly ambitious and are willing to jump into the fray of any battle or duel whenever need be. Ebony wood is the most famous of all the Dark woods. Though Ebony wands are only the second most powerful type of wand in existence next to Elder wands, they are certainly the most magical of all the wand types. Thus, someone with high magical potential or with high magical abilities will tend to have such a wand.