Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility

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One of the most exciting features of the game is the customization of your own wand, with each wand having its own unique core, wood, and flexibility. In this article, we delve into the world of Hogwarts Legacy wands, exploring their different designs, powers, and how to unlock them in-game. Get ready to unleash your inner wizard and learn all about the customization and versatility of the wands of Hogwarts Legacy.

Wands in Hogwarts Legacy are special equipment that enable Wizards to cast Spells. Wands are not only weapons, as they can be used to perform many arts, from harmless showcasing to healing. they can also be used by the player’s character to inflict damage against both Enemies and Bosses. Wands are the most common Weapon for Witches and Wizards in Hogwarts Legacy.

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Updated on: 10th February, 2023

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility

Welcome to our Hogwarts Legacy Wands Guide. Witches and Wizards can customize their own Wands in Hogwarts Legacy. It is yet to be determined if this change is only a cosmetic change or also changes the customized wand’s properties. Such as increasing damage done, enhance certain Spell Types, or any other type of boost that they may receive from this customization.

Can I change Wands in Hogwarts Legacy?

Wizards and Witches are able to select their Wand during the proper ceremony. Once players are locked into a Wand, that is the only one they will wield during the course of the game and they will be unable to change it for that character. Regardless of being unable to change their wands, players will be able to change their Wand Handles.

Will you be able to Customize your wand in Hogwarts Legacy?

The answer to this question is; Yes. Go to Ollivandera and design your new wand however you want. This new wand will replace your old wand. You can also see the wands of all the Harry Potter characters below and imitate them exactly.

Customizing Wand in Hogwarts Legacy

You will be sent to Hogsmeade on the quest side to craft a special wand for yourself. One of the objectives of this quest sees you visit Ollivander’s shop. Its owner “Gerbold Ollivander” will help you choose a new wand.

One of the objectives of this quest sees you visit Ollivander’s shop. Its owner – Gerbold Ollivander – will help you choose a new wand.

Will you be able to Customize your wand in Hogwarts Legacy?
Will you be able to Customize your wand in Hogwarts Legacy?

A wand-creating screen will be activated, which allows you to customize all aspects of the wand, among others, its type, shape, or the type of wood from which is made. You can freely choose among the options, as this wand is free of charge. Once completed, the new wand will replace the one you had from the beginning of the game.

Best Wand in Hogwarts Legacy

What is the best wand in Hogwarts Legacy? If we ask a question, the answer is: No, wand combination is better than any other in Hogwarts Legacy as all of the choices you can choose from are simply cosmetic and don’t have any bearing on how strong the wand is. 

However, if for you the “best wand” means a wand that matches one that a witch or wizard from the Harry Potter books has then you will want to build your wand to the same specifications as that character.

How Can I change my wand in Hogwart Legacy?

Sort of. The main look and design of your wand will remain the same and cannot be changed after you initially make it. However, you will be able to change the wand handle based on options you unlock during your playthrough. 

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations

Hogwarts Legacy is filled with gear and items for you to equip, including a number of Hogwarts Legacy wand handles. These allow you to visually change the look of your wand without having to go and buy a new one from Ollivander’s.

While breaking the immersion a bit, it does allow you far more flexibility with the Hogwarts Legacy character customisation choices. Some of them also provide significant visual changes that will no doubt delight those who want to put a little bit of extra care into their wand in Hogwarts Legacy. All the wand handles in the game below are based off our playthrough for our Hogwarts Legacy review.

Wand Handles Locations

There are a total of 42 Hogwarts Legacy wand handles:

Wand HandleLocation
Basketweave – BlueProfessor Fig’s classroom
Checkerboard – BlueFaculty Tower, south-east staircase
Orbicular – VioletGobs of Gobstones side quest
Regal – BlackRestricted Section, basement
Avian – GreyFlying Off The Shelves side quest

Basketweave – Blue location

In the Defence Against The Dark Arts wing of Hogwarts, head into Professor Fig’s classroom and open the chest in the back corner of the room, by the gold cage.

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations

Checkerboard – Blue

To get this handle, head to the Faculty Tower and to the south-east staircase. Here you can find a frog statue to interact with. Do so and you will be transported to a secret room with a collection chest to open and the handle inside.

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations

Orbicular – Violet

This wand handle is easy to find. Just simply complete the Hogwarts Legacy Gobs of Gobstones quest and find all the Hogwarts Legacy Gobstone locations. Zenobia will then give you this upon completing the quest.

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations

Regal – Black

During the main quest The Secrets of the Restricted Section, you will enter the basement storage room of the library. On the main path, you can find a small Collection Chest with the handle. You can also come back here later on if you missed it.

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations

Avian – Grey

To get this handle, simply complete the quest from Cressida just outside the library and she will give you it as a reward.

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Handles Locations

How to Import your Hogwarts House and Wand into Hogwarts Legacy

Like any good witch or wizard-to-be, you’ll no doubt have looked up what Hogwarts house you want sorted into in Hogwarts Legacy. You can choose yourself, let the Sorting Hat have a go at choosing for you or, if you’re really into Harry Potter, take the Sorting Hat and Wand quizzes over on the Harry Potter fan club site.

If you have a character you made and are very fond of, you can import your pre-sorted house and wand type into Hogwarts Legacy. You’ll need a Harry Potter fan club(opens in new tab) and Warner Bros games account(opens in new tab) to be able to do this, so let’s get started.

How to Import your Hogwarts House and Wand

Once you’ve retaken the House Sorting quiz on the Harry Potter fan club a bunch of times until you get the house you really want—I see you, Gryffindor simps—and gone through the wand-choosing process, you can import both into Hogwarts Legacy. You’ll be able to link accounts by scanning a QR code and logging into your Harry Potter fan club and WB Games accounts. Doing this will add your house and wand type to the game, though you are able to discard both during the story if you wish.

On top of that, you’ll also receive the Beaked Skull Mask and House Fan-atic School Robes which will make you look like the house’s biggest hero worshipper.

Hogwarts Legacy Wandlore and Wandcraft

Hogwarts Legacy Wandlore

Wandlore refers to the ancient magic that deals with anything related to wands. Be it history, actions, and abilities or any other type of study regarding Wands. Renowned Wandmakers such as Garrick Ollivander or Gregorovitch, dedicated their life to the study of Wands.

Wandlore Origins

Ancient wizards, more than 2,000 years ago, may have been the first explorers of these studies. As any other study or ongoing research, as time goes on many mysteries start to unravel after many experimentations.

Wandlore Studies

Becoming a Wandmaker is no easy task. After completing magical education, whoever that wants to become a wandmaker must first be taken as an apprentice by an already established and skilled Wandmaker. After this first step is completed, the study of wandlore may begin. Although not confirmed, it is possible that gathering regarding wandlore and related topics have been held by scholars of the subject to share discoveries regarding their studies.

Through many studies, it has been discovered that wands are quasi-sentient tools. They even choose which Wizard or Witch will wield them, making this a decision by the wands themselves and not a random event. The composition of Wands, such as their wood, length and any other properties, it is strictly related, in one way or another, to the Wizard or Witch they decide to allign themselves with.

Hogwarts Legacy Wandmakers

Wandmakers are the persons who create and constructs Wands for Wizards and Witches. This practice, creating and making a wand from the ground up, is called Wandcraft. Shops that specialize in Wandmaking have been around for many years, dating back to at least 382 BC, when the Ollivanders Wand Shop was set up.

In older times, it was a common practice for the purchaser of a wand to provide their own core for it. Through many years of wandmaking, this practice has changed and nowadays, modern wandmakers such as Garrick Ollivander, provide their own cores as part of their services.

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Components

There are 4 main components that define a Wand. These four components are: Wand Wood, Wand Core, Length and Rigidity or Flexibility. They represent different aspects or sides of the Wand as a whole that reflect, in many ways, the personality of the Wizard or Witch that wields it.

Wand Wood

Various types of woods can be used in the construction of wands. There are at least 42 known Woods that can be used for the creation of Wands. Many of them have only been mentioned in distinct works regarding the wizarding world, while others, like Harry Potter’s correspond to certain dates within the Celtic calendar, as well as some properties commonly associated to commonly repelling evil. On the other hand, Lord Voldemort’s Wand is associated with Yew, and symbolizes death, as well as containing a poisonous sap.

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility

Wand Core

All wands require a magical core that main purpose is to enhance the magical capabilities of the wood or may improve certain characteristics. It is widely known in the Wizarding World that the Wand Core have a significant influence on the personality of the wand. 

The renowned wandmaker Garrick Ollivander only works with three cores, and refuses to use certain ones, such as Veela Hair because it makes “temperamental” wands. Besides this, many Wizards and Witches decided to bring magical substances to which they felt a particular attachment. 

If two wands have a core that comes from the same source. like was the case with Harry Potter’s and Lord Voldemort’s wands, they are considered brothers.

The core of a wand is effectively what “charges” the wand. Here are the three options to choose from:

  • Unicorn Hair: Known for producing consistent magic.
  • Phoenix Feather: Capable of producing a great range of different magic.
  • Dragon Heartstring: Known for producing powerful magic.
  • Keep in mind that also this selection is only cosmetic, although the different descriptions in the game suggest it to have impact on your magic – it has not.

And once you’ve chosen your core, you’ve made your wand. Time to start learning all those spells in Hogwarts Legacy!

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility

Wand Length

Wands length ranges from 9 to 15 inches long in most cases. There are cases of wands that fall short or surpass these parameters. Dolors Umbridge’s wand is 8 inches and, while Rubeus Hagrid’s wand is 16 inches. 

Although there is a popular belief that long wands should match the height of the wielder, renowned wandmaker Garrick Ollivander considers this false and inaccurate. In his experience, longer wands to be drawn by bigger personalities, while shorter ones prefer to choose whose character lacks in something.

Wand Flexibility

The wand flexibility (or rigidity), denotes the grade of adaptability and willingness to change, that both the wand and owner possess. This factor is not to be measured on its own, but rather than a combination of all other three elemtes of a wand (Lenght, Core, Wood), as well as the owner’s life experience, preferred style of magic, etc.

The combination of this coctail of ingredients, make each and every wand unique in their own way. 

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Wood Types and Meanings

WoodKnown User
AcaciaSalazar Slytherin
AlderProfessor Quirrell
AppleUnknown
AshCharlie Weasley Ron Weasley
AspenUnknown
BeechUnknown
BlackthornUnknown
Black WalnutUnknown
CedarHorace Slughorn
CherryNeville Longbottom Professor Lockhart
ChestnutRon Weasley Peter Pettigrew Silvanus Kettleburn
CypressRemus Lupin
DogwoodUnknown
EbonyUnknown
English OakRubeus Hagrid
ElderAlbus Dumbledore Antioch Peverell Gellert Grindewald Harry Potter Lord Voldemort
ElmAbraxas Malfoy Lucius Malfoy
FirMinerva McGonagall
HawthornDraco Malfoy
Hazel Sybill Trelawney
HollyHarry Potter
HornbeamGarrick Ollivander Viktor Krum
LarchCelestina Warbeck
LaurelUnknown
MahoganyJames Potter
MapleUnknown
OliveUnknown
PearUnknown
PineUnknown
PoplarEldritch Diggory Evangeline Orpington
Red OakUnknown
RedwoodUnknown
RosewoodFleur Delacour
RowanUnknown
Silver LimeUnknown
SpruceUnknown
SycamoreUnknown
VineHermione Granger
WalnutBellatrix Lastrange
WillowLily Evans Ron Weasley
YewLord Voldemort
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Wood Types and Meanings

Wand Cores List

Wand CoreKnown User
African Mermaid HairEulalie Hicks
Basilisk HornSalazar Slytherin
Bone ShellUnknown
Dittany StalkUnknown
Dragon HeartstringBellatrix Lastrange Dolores Umbridge Garrick Ollivander Gilderoy Lockhart Gormlaith Gaunt Hermione Granger Horace Slughorn Lucius Malfoy Minerva McGonagall Narcissa Malfoy Peter Pettigrew Viktor Krum
Jackalope AntlerUnknown
Kelpie ManeUnknown
Kneazle WhiskerUnknown
Phoenix FeatherCelestina Warbeck Harry Potter Lord Voldemort Silvanus Kettleburn
River Serpent HornUnknown
Rougarou HairSeraphina Picquery
Snallygaster HeartstringUnknown
Thestral HairThe Elder Wand
Thunderbird FeatherUnknown
Troll WhiskerCadogan
Unicorn HairCedric Diggory Charlie Weasley Draco Malfoy Mary Cattermole Neville Longbottom Quirinus Quirrell Remus Lupin Ron Weasley Sybill Trelawney
Veela HairFleur Delacour
Wampus Cat HairUnknown
White River Monster SpineUnknown
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Core Differences

Wand Flexibility List

The following is a list of all flexibility types known, from most flexible to most rigid:

  • Very Flexible
  • Quite Flexible
  • Surprisingly swishy
  • Swishy
  • Quite Bendy
  • Fair Bendy
  • Whippy
  • Pliant
  • Supple
  • Reasonable Supple
  • Slighlty Springy
  • Slightly yielding
  • Solid
  • Stiff
  • Hard
  • Rigid
  • Unbending
  • Unyielding
  • Brittle

Harry Potter Characters Wands Specs

Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility
Hogwarts Legacy Wand Customization, Core, Wood & Flexibility

Harry Potter’s Wands Specs

  • Wood Type : Holly
  • Length : 11 inches
  • Core : Phoenix Feather

Ron Weasley’s Wands Specs

  • Wood Type : Willow
  • Length : 14 inches
  • Core : Unicorn Hair

Hermione Granger’s Wands Specs

  • Wood Type : Vine Wood
  • Length : 10 3/4 inches
  • Core : Dragon Heartstring

Draco Malfoy’s Wands Specs

  • Wood Type : Hawthorn Wood
  • Length : 10 inches
  • Core : Unicorn Hair

Voldermort’s Wands Specs

  • Wood Type : Yew
  • Length : 13 1/2 inches
  • Core : Phoenix Feather

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