Weighing your wand is the way you register your wand with the Ministry’s Wand Permit Office. This feature allows you to choose your wands core, wood, length and flexibility.
How to choose your wand
- On the map screen, tap the Wizard Icon in the bottom left of the screen.
- From your Ministry ID tap the “Wand Weighing” section.
- Select the wood, core, flexibility and length of the wand.
- Tap the register button, then tap the confirm button.
Once completed you have successfully chosen your wand. Don’t know what options to pick? Have a read below to see how each option could affect you. But don’t worry, you can change your wand at any time by following the same steps above.
View the wand wood option guide here.
Acacia: Peculiarly temperamental, Acacia often refuses to produce magic for any but their owner.
Alder: Unyielding, it prefers owners that are helpful and considerate. Alder is best suited for non-verbal spellwork.
Apple: A rare wand wood, Applewood is suited for those with personal charm and high ideals.
Ash: Ideal for those who are stubborn and courageous, but not arrogant or crass.
Aspen: Great for aspiring duellists, Aspen wands are usually suited for the determined revolutionary.
Beech: Capable of rare artistry in spellwork, wielders of Beech wands are rich in understanding and experience.
Blackthorn: To properly bond with a Blackthorn wand, its wielder needs to pass through danger or great hardship.
Black Walnut: Not the easiest to master, as it is attuned to inner conflict in its wielder, and seeks a sincere, self-aware owner.
Cedar: Perception and cleverness pair well with Cedar Wood and owners carry the potential to become a frightening adversary.
Cherry: Requires a user with exceptional self-control and strength of mind, as Cherry wands can posses truly lethal power.
Chestnut: The most versatile wood, users skilled with beasts, herbology, and natural fliers are a good match for Chestnut wands.
Cypress: Seeks out the brave, bold and self-sacrificing in its user, as Cypress wands are often associated with nobility.
Dogwood: While known to perform outstanding spells under pressure, Dogwood wands have a playful nature and are drawn to the quirky and mischievous.
Evony: Wands made of Ebony are suited for combative magic, as well as Transfiguration and serve those who are hold fast to their belief.
Elder: The rarest wood to be used in wand making, Elder is reputed to be incredibly unlikely and difficult to master.
Elm: Produces the fewest accidents in casting, and Elm wands prefer users with magical dexterity and native dignity.
English Oak: Wielders of English Oak wands are known to have an affinity with the natural world, as well as embody strength, courage and fidelity.
Fir: Suited for Transfiguration, Fir wands favour wielders that are focused and have strength of purpose, rather than the indecisive.
Hawthorn: Adept at healing as well as curses due to their complex nature. Hawthorn wands are suited for those with a conflicted nature.
Hazel: Hazel wands are incredibly tuned to its owner’s emotional state, and are best for those who can manage their feelings.
Holly: Users that are engaged in a dangerous or spiritual quest will attract a Holly wand, its power varying depending on the core paired with it.
Hornbeam: Prefers owners with a single pure passion, and will adapt to its owner’s style of magic, making it difficult for others to use.
Larch: Tricky to handle and harder than most to please. Larch wands will gravitate to those that might not realize their considerable talents.
Laurel: Incorrectly labelled as fickle, Laurel wands will not tolerate laziness in its owner, and it is said a Laurel wand cannot perform a dishonourable act.
Maple: A perfect match for travellers and explorers, as Maple wands are suited to those with great ambition and shine when faced with new challenges.
Pear: Perform best when in the hands of the generous and wise. Pear wands are extremely resilient and capable of splendid magic.
Pine: Able to adapt to new methods and spells, Pine wands always choose those who are independent, intriguing and mysterious.
Poplar: Wands made of Poplar are known for their reliability and consistency, and prefer owners with a clear moral vision.
Red Oak: Perfect for dueling, as Red Oak responds well to those that are quick-witted, light of touch and reactive.
Redwood: Attracted to an owner with the ability to make the right choices and falling on their feet, giving Redwood wants the reputation of bringing good fortune.
Rowan: It is believed that no dark witch or wizard has ever owned a Rowan wand, based on its affinity for the pure-hearted and its protective nature.
Silver Lime: Silver Lime wands are known to perform best for Seers and Ligilimens, and were in vogue in the 19th century.
Spruce: Not for the nervous or cautious, Spruce wands work best with a bold spellcaster with a firm hand.
Sycamore: Eager for adventure and an owner that is curious and vital, Sycamore wands will lose their brilliance if used for mundane tasks.
Vine: As a less commonly used wood, Vine wands match well with those that have hidden depth and seek a greater purpose.
Walnut: Walnut wands are often paired with highly intelligent owners, and will perform any task desired by its wielder, as long as they are sufficiently brilliant.
Willow: Seeks those with great potential and some insecurity. Willow wands healing powers, and are good for non-verbal magic.
Yew: Yew wands will find their ideal match with the unusual and notorious, and are reputed to give its user the power of life and death.
Wand Core Options
While many different substances can be used for wand cores, the three supreme core types are Unicorn Hair, Dragon Heartstring, and Phoenix Feather.
Dragon Heartstring: Produces the wands with the most power, and the quickest to learn new spells. However, they can change allegiance if won from their master and are the most prone to accidents.
Unicorn Hair: Produces the most consistent magic, and the most faithful of all wands. They do not make the most powerful wands, but the wood they are paired with can compensate for this.
Phoenix Feather: Produces the greatest range of magic, and shows the most initiative. They are hardest to tame and phoenix feather wands are often the pickiest when choosing its owner.
Flexibility of the wand can determine the adaptability of the owner’s spellwork and can also denote the wand’s loyalty to its wielder.
- Quite Bendy
- Quite Flexible
- Reasonably Supple
- Slightly Yielding
- Slightly Springy
- Surprisingly Swishy
The length of a wand can often reflect the personality of its user. Longer wands may suit those with a more dramatic style of casting while shorter wands can be used for more refined spellwork.
- 9 1/2 to 14 1/2 inches.
Once you have picked your wand settings you can register your wand. You can change your wand at any time and all options are available to the user. What effect this has on the game is yet to be known.