LIST OF COMMON AND EXOTIC WAND CORES:

Tolerance Scale: 5 (least favorable), 50 (most favorable)

Experience Level Scale: 3 (least needed experience), 30 (most needed experience)

As is the case with all magical wands, they have either a magical fragment or a magical substance at their core. The type of core that each wand has depends on the wand. In truth, the core of the wand will match up with the core personality traits of the wand and the wand owner (for example, my wand can either have a core of Dragon Heartsting, a core of Veela Hair or a core of both Dragon Heartstring and Veela Hair). The three most common wand cores that can be found in wands are as follows: Dragon Heartstring, Phoenix Tail Feather and Unicorn Hair.

However, there are also rare and exotic-type wand cores such as follows: Veela Hair, Augurey (Irish Phoenix) Tail Feather, Basilisk Skin, Boomslang Venom, Hippogriff Feather and Kelpie Skin, just to name a few.

Note: It should also be noted that some wands can and do have more of one type of wand core or have a combination of two types of wand cores, usually to counteract the powers and forces of one or the other type of core.

Certain wand cores however can't get along well with certain types of wands unless paired with a counteracting core that works with the wand type. For example, a core made of Dragon heartstring would not work well in a wand made of Rosewood unless it had a second core of Veela hairs or of some other type of core that works well with wands that are made of Rosewood.

Though sometimes a wand will have more of one particular kind of core or will have two different kinds of wand cores. The personality traits which correspond to each common wand core and each exotic wand core are listed below. Overall, depending on the core combination and the tolerance levels of those cores, a core combination may or may not require a counteracting or heart core(s).

FINDING YOUR CORE PERSONALITY:

Your core personality will determine the wand core(s) you will likely have in your wand. But it will also depend on what your wand type is and if your core(s) can and will bond well with that wand type. More often than realized, finding the right core(s) for your wand is not only determined by your own core personality traits, but also the personality traits of the wand type you are paired with.

However, this is not always the case as you will soon notice in some situations on this list. Sometimes, the personality traits of the wand core(s) can be different, even totally opposite to the personality traits of the wand type that it is bonded to, but can still co-exist together peacefully in one wand. When trying to find your wand core(s), take into account the tolerance levels to ensure that the right core or cores are paired together properly as well as with the wand type itself. But as Garrick Ollivander can tell you: NO two of the same core or cores are completely the same, as are NO two unicorns, phoenixes or dragons are completely the same. A list of wand cores are listed below, each with their own personality traits and tolerance levels:

COMMON WAND CORES:

Dragon Heartstring (common) – Symbolizes Power and Wisdom. Those who are strong, wise, compassionate, dedicated, relentless, resilient, bold, strong-minded, head-strong, powerful, ambitious, highly determined and driven (to obsessive), have strong desire and/or stubborn would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you can be bossy at times, but also have a fiery disposition and have firm convictions, which will lead you down the road to leadership, as well as being devoted and selfless. This is the best core to have for Hexes, The Dark Arts and all manner of Elemental Magic. It is a core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin, but can also bond well with those of House Ravenclaw and House Gryffindor.

Note: As a rule, Dragon Heartstring cores produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. wands with Dragon Heartstring cores tend to learn more quickly than other types. In Elemental Magic, Dragon Heartstring cores are the most flexible of all the common cores, being that they work well with all manner of Elemental spells, but no doubt that Fire spells are among the most potent with this core type. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner. Such wands also tend to be easiest to turn to The Dark Arts, though they will not incline that way of their own accord. Such wands are also the most prone to the 'three cores to accidents', being somewhat temperamental.

Dragon Heartstring cores are a powerful wand core with a lot of magical "heft". They are not the wand core you want for subtlety, but for sheer power, they are definitely the best. Although they are the most common core among Dark Wizards and Dark Witches, they are most certainly not their most common users. Dragon Heartstring cores are by far the most common wand core amongst Slytherins, but their power often bonds well to Gryffindors and Ravenclaws as well. However, they tend to overwhelm the archetypal Hufflepuff personality.

Strongest Skills and/or Subjects: Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Herbology, Curses, The Dark Arts and Potions.

Favored Skills and/or Subjects: Dueling spells, Elemental Magic (All Element spells, Fire spells often) and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Hufflepuff

Strongest House: Slytherin* or Ravenclaw

Core Element(s): All Elements, Fire (primary), All other Elements (secondary)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Phoenix Tail Feather (common) – Symbolizes Resurrection and Renewal. Those who are very kind, brave, courageous, noble, wise, willing, self-sacrificing, bright, strong-willed, out-going, friendly and/or loyal would have this wand core. Like Dragon Heartstring cores, such cores bond well with those wizards and witches that are exceptionally powerful. Having such a wand core suggests that your loyalty and courageous nature is much admired amongst your friends. This is the best core to have for Evil Repealing spells and DADA (Defense Against The Dark Arts). It is also among the best for Elemental Magic involving Fire spells, Air spells and Metal spells. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Gryffindor, but can also bond well with those of House Ravenclaw or of House Hufflepuff.

Note: This is the rarest of all the labeled 'common core types'. Phoenix Tail Feather cores are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either Unicorn Hair cores or Dragon Heartstring cores to reveal this. Phoenix Tail Feather cores show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike. In Elemental Magic, Phoenix Tail Feather cores associate best and most powerfully with Fire spells, Air spells and Metal spells, though depending on the wand type it is paired to, it can work (though not as effectively) with other types of Elemental spells. Wands with Phoenix Tail Feather cores are always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken is one of the most independent and detached in the world. Wands with Phoenix Tail Feather cores are also the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiances are usually hard won.

Despite their rarity, Phoenix Tail Feather cores are a popular wand core due to its versatility and power. Their main strength lies in Defense Against the Dark Arts, although their adaptability can wrench them to Hexes and Jinxes if need be. As with the Dragon Heartstring core, Phoenix Tail Feather cores are common amongst Light Wizards and Light Witches, but their users are not necessarily always Light Wizards and Light Witches. This core may specifically impede Dark spells, so they are not common amongst Slytherins. However, they are by far the most common Gryffindor wand core, and are not unusual amongst Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Evil Repelling spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Dueling Magic (Dueling) and DADA.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Charm spells, Elemental Magic (Fire spells, Air spells and Metal spells), Dueling spells (All Dueling spells and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Slytherin

Strongest House: Gryffindor

Core Element(s): All Elements except Water and Earth, Fire (primary), Metal (secondary)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Unicorn Hair (common) – Symbolizes Innocence and Purity. Those who are full of spirit, sweet, gentle, cheerful, value family and friendship, are dependable, laid back, humble, independent, caring, loyal and/or duel-natured (being of both good and bad) would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you are optimistic and free spirited but also loving and kind-hearted, with strong family values. Unicorn Hair cores are an incredibly love-centric wand core and often instill encouragement and confidence into their owners. This is the best core to have for Healing Magic, Healing spells and Elemental Magic, particularly Water spells and Earth spells. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Hufflepuff and House Ravenclaw, but can also bond well with some of those of House Gryffindor and House Slytherin.

Note: Unicorn Hair cores generally produce the most consistent magic, and are least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn hair cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts (with the exception of those with Unicorn Heartstring) and are the most faithful of all wands. They usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard. Minor disadvantages of unicorn hair cores are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although depending on the wand type, the wand wood can and may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may 'die' and thus will need replacing. In a combination core, it is not recommended that a unicorn hair core be paired up with a Dark core as the Dark core will likely 'kill' the other. Unicorn Heartstring cores however will pair nicely with another Dark core. However it should be noted that not all Dark cores can pair nicely with Unicorn Heartstring, despite both being Dark.

Unicorn Hair cores are a more subtle wand core, but are quite compatible with Charms and Transfiguration. This wand core is also hands-down the best core for Healing, as they pick up some of the healing capabilities of Unicorn Blood, which is found in Potion Making. Unicorn Hair cores have a reputation of picking gentler or more cerebral users, so they are common among Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws. Uncommon, but not unheard of, Unicorn Hair cores can and will pick an owner that is less gentle and cerebral, depending on the wand type they are bonded to. More laid-back Gryffindors and subtler Slytherins may find themselves with a Unicorn Hair core.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Healing spells, Purification spells, Healing Magic, Herbology and Potions.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Charm spells, Charms, Transfiguration and Elemental Magic (Water spells and Earth spells).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Gryffindor and Slytherin

Strongest House: Hufflepuff

Core Element(s): All Elements except Fire and Metal, Water and Earth (primary), Air (secondary)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

EXOTIC WAND CORES:

Key: (*) - From 'Harry Potter: The Legacy Chronicles'

Acromantula Web (uncommon) – Those who are determined, stubborn, cold (cool-natured), fearless, and with a mischievous and/or dark disposition would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you have firm convictions and have a deeply rooted vindictive nature, but this does not at all mean that you are not capable of caring or loving someone or something in your own way. However, your vindictive nature can often lead you into vengelust (a lust for revenge) when something wrong or unjust is done to you. This makes you less likely to forge strong bonds and/or forgive someone easily. This is one of the best cores to use in the darkest of Dark Magic, particularly with The Unforgivable Curses. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin.

Side Note(s): If one is thinking about having a wand made with an Acromantula Web core, their probably a fan of having their wand confiscated by the authorities. Using a wand with this wand core has been illegal in Britain since 1782, after they were discovered that the wielder of a wand with this wand core has particular ability with Dark Magics, especially the Imperius Curse. There are certain diplomatic exceptions, as it is a traditional wand core for Asian wands, but even those are temporary, and many wizard diplomats on long-term assignments find themselves compelled to procure replacement wands during their stay. This was once a common wand core among Dark Healers.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Dueling spells, Healing spells, Purification spells (Purifying Poisons mainly), Curses, The Dark Arts, Healing Magic, Potions (Poisons mainly) and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses, Jinxes, Healing spells, Purification spells (Purifying Poisons mainly), Potions (Poisons mainly), Healing Magic, The Dark Arts and Elemental Magic (Water spells).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Ashwinder Ash (uncommon) – Those who are calm, assertive, powerful and duel natured (being of both good and bad) would have this core. Having such a core suggests that you are capable of great good but also of great evil and have strong leadership abilities. However, one with such a wand core tends to lean more towards Dark Magic and dark influences. Sometimes however, your assertive nature can make you controlling and over-bearing sometimes, which can often lead to mistrust and a loss of love or friendship. This is one of the best cores to use in Dark Magic, particularly Jinxes. They also work particularly well in the wand of an owner that is skilled in Potions. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin, but can also bond well with those of House Gryffindor.

Side Note(s): Ashwinder Ash cores are often found in the wands of those skilled in the Potion-making arts, and lend strength to the trade. They are not, however, well suited for more subtle forms of magic, and as such, they are often found in the wands of Gryffindors or Slytherins. Ashwinder Eggs are a common Potion ingredient when used in Love Potions.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Jinxes, Dueling spells (offensive spells mainly), The Dark Arts, Potions, Elemental Magic (Fire spells and Water spells) and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses (sometimes), Dueling spells (offensive spells mainly), Care Of Magical Creatures (Dark creatures mainly), Potions, Dueling Magic (Dueling) and Transfiguration.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin* or Gryffindor

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Fire (primary), Water (secondary)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Augurey (Irish Phoenix) Feather (uncommon) – Those who are often misunderstood, wise, ready-minded, free spirited, reclusive, pure of heart and courageous would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that your motives and intentions are often a mystery or are often misunderstood or wrongfully misrepresented as being someone of an untrusting or evil nature. Despite your reclusive nature, you are ready, willing and able to learn things, be it on your own or with the help of some loyal and trustworthy companion.

Loyalty is often a rather strong trait found among this type of wand core, just as is the case of a regular Phoenix Tail Feather cores. This is one of the best cores to use in Divination and Spells of Prophecy. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Ravenclaw, but can also bond well with those of any of the other Houses.

Side Note(s): Augureys, or Irish Phoenixes, were once associated with the Dark powers and the wands of Dark Wizards and Dark Witches, as their cries were thought to signify an upcoming death. However, they were in reality never a strong Dark core, and were more accurately a powerful wand core for Divination. Misunderstood students may find themselves bonded to an Augurey Tail Feather, although these wand cores are altogether quite rare. In the case of certain wand combinations, this wand core will allow the wand type it is paired with to wield Fire spells sometimes or on occasion.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Spells of Prophecy, Hexes, Elemental Magic (Air spells), Spirit Magic, Dream Magic, Transfiguration and Divination.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s) above for details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Slytherin

Strongest House: Ravenclaw

Core Element(s): Air (Note: Bonds well to the Fire element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Basilisk Skin (rare) –Those who are strong-willed, driven, relentless, resilient, powerful, stubborn, steadfast and unyielding would have this wand core. Those who are potent Parselmouths tend to have this wand core. Some of the strongest Dark Wizards and Dark Witches also have a wand with this core. Having such a wand core suggests that you often find yourself up against seemingly impossible odds and are able to overcome them, as well as being very unwilling to back down without a fight. Such wand cores are extremely rare, as the creature from which it comes from tends to be hard to kill, as it is likely that you yourself would be hard to kill.

It is for this reason that such cores tend to be found in heirloom wands, which are passed down from generation to generation. This wand core tends to be among the best when it comes to sheer blunt force magic. This is also one of the best cores to use in Dark Metal-Charming, The Dark Arts and Elemental Magic, particularly spells involving Metal or Fire. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin.

Side Note(s): Wands with Basilisk Skin cores are incredibly rare, as the beasts are rare to begin with and are hard to kill. Due to the rarity, they often are passed down from generation to generation, so Basilisk-core wands are either the heirloom of Slytherin-type Pureblood families or reforged wands from family cores. The occasional new Basilisk wand will almost always bond to a Dark Metal-Charmer, a Parselmouth or budding Dark Wizard. Very little good comes out of wielders of wand with Basilisk Skin cores. This is a popular wand core among Dark Metal-Charmers.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses, Jinxes, Metal-Charming, The Dark Arts and Elemental Magic (Fire spells and Metal spells).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s) above for details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Fire and Metal

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Billywig Stringer (uncommon) –Those who are mischievous, capricious, fun-loving, friendly and out-going would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you are a light-hearted prankster who delights in showing off your magical skills to your friends and family. Though sometimes you crave attention and your occasional careless facetiousness can get you into a lot of trouble, you are generally harmless, cheerful and innocent by nature. This is one of the best cores to use in Transfiguration and Apparition. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Hufflepuff, but can also bond well with someone of House Gryffindor.

Side Note(s): Billywig Stinger cores are not overly common in Britain, but are fairly often imported from Australia, the native habitat of the Billywig. Billywig cores bond almost exclusively to light-hearted pranksters, and are extremely capricious. At one moment it will produce the strongest Cheering Charm in the school, but another time it will object to being used as a potion stirrer and siphon up hours of work without so much as a by-your-leave. Their pranking nature lends itself to the user's Jinxes, and they tend to bond to Hufflepuffs or Gryffindors. Billwig Stingers are also a known potion ingredient, used in various potions and drafts.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Jinxes, Charm spells, Transfiguration, Apparition, Charms and Elemental Magic (Earth spells).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Jinxes, Charm spells, Potions, Herbology, Transfiguration and Charms.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Hufflepuff* or Gryffindor

Strongest House: Hufflepuff

Core Element(s): Earth (Note: Bonds well to the Fire element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Boomslang Venom (uncommon) – Those who are witty, facetious, cunning, relentless, resilient, observant, spirited, flexible and conniving would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you are a smooth talker and have a tendency to go with the flow, as well as having a tendency to cause trouble for equally troublesome people (may it be harmless or otherwise) and not be easily trusted, due to your cunning and conniving nature.

But being cunning and conniving has its advantages, as it also makes you very persuasive and convincing, quite able to pull people to your side in order to prevent bad and unjust things from happening to innocent people. This is one of the best cores to use in Transfiguration and will often give one a small boost when it comes to Jinxes and Hexes. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin, but can also bond well with the occasional facetious Gryffindor or Ravenclaw.

Side Note(s): Boomslang Venom, whether crystallized or in a rarer liquid core, provides a small boost to Jinxes and Hexes thanks to its Venomous qualities. However, when a wandmaker undertakes the dangerous task of working with the raw Venom, it is generally with the aim of creating a powerful Transfiguration wand. Whether or not the advantages outweigh the risks is not generally agreed upon in wand-making circles.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Jinxes, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Elemental Magic (Water spells), Transfiguration and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Jinxes, Hexes, Dueling spells, The Dark Arts, Potions (Poisons mainly), Transfiguration and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Hufflepuff

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Chimera Scale (rare) – Those who are stubborn, cautious, lust for revenge (when wronged), compassionate, headstrong, loyal, driven, cold (cool-natured), fiery and selfish would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you are more likely to care about yourself and your own needs before anybody else, though this doesn't at all mean that you are not capable of caring for or loving another. People often have a hard time gaining your trust, but once they do, you make for a powerful and loyal friend.

This wand core is almost never on its own in a modern wand due to its rarity and volatile nature, and thus is often accompanied with another wand core, usually Dragon Heartstring or with some other exotic wand core that works well with it (as not all wand cores work well with Chimaera Scale core). Just like a core of Basilisk Skin, such cores are often found in heirloom wands – again, usually in the company of another wand core. This is one of the most powerful wand cores known and is one of the best cores to use in The Dark Arts and in The Logical Arts Of Magic. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin, but can also bond well with a few of House Ravenclaw.

Side Note(s): Although Chiamera Scale cores are magically powerful, they are extremely rare in modern wandcraft. This is not out of any concern for safety, as they are generally considered no more stubborn than Hippogriff Feathers, and are more stable than Erumpent Hide. The fact of the matter is that there are more recorded Basilisk slayings in the past fifty years than there are Chiamera slayings in all of recorded history. This one slaying occurred in Greece over two millennia ago, so what Scales were harvested at that time have been degraded, broken, and dispersed.

Today, they are normally only found on their own as the cores of very old heirloom wands. In this day and age however, such wand cores are known to be bonded with a more common core (often Dragon Heartstring) in a combination core, with a tiny fragment of scale embedded within the Dragon Heartstring core. Wands with this as a wand core are most common in Greece and the Balkans, although as they were circulated through the Mediterranean and former Roman Empire they are found throughout Europe. These wand cores are prized for their raw power, although they are difficult to control.

Recent Discoveries: It has recently come to the attention of wand historians and wand makers, that Chimera Scale has and still does possess abilities in Legilimency. This may explain its favor among Dark Legilimens that wield Bois D' Arc wands when combined with Thestral Heartstring.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Occlumency (often), Legilimency (often), Curses, Jinxes, The Dark Arts, The Logical Arts Of Magic, Elemental Magic (Fire spells) and Metal-Charming.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin* and Ravenclaw, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the opposing Water element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Demiguise Hair (uncommon) – Those who are shy, level-headed, down to earth, humble, quiet, dependable, good-natured and detached would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you steer away from the limelight, often being reclusive and hidden away from the eyes of other fellow wizards and witches. Though your quiet and reclusive nature may suggest that you are weak-willed and fearful, in truth, you are quite capable of defending yourself relentlessly and ruthlessly when need be.

Due to the fact that such a wand core is often difficult and somewhat weak when on its own, it is often paired up with another stronger wand core, usually Unicorn Hair, which together, makes for a very powerful wand indeed. This wand core works best with those skilled in Transfiguration. This wand core can bond well with any wizard or witch of any House, but a more rarely seen among those of House Hufflepuff, at least when on its own.

Side Note(s): Demiguise Hair cores were long considered to not have enough oomph to make a proper wand, but with the advent of multiple cores they have gained favor for their strength in Transfiguration and the subtle arts. When combined with a stronger wand core they make potent wand cores, however, on their own they can be rather one-dimensional and difficult to use for anything but Transfiguration. Despite this wand core's association with the Earth element, it does not do well with those of Hufflepuffs, since Hufflepuffs are more open then this wand core can stand. This wand core is seen among all the Houses of Hogwarts except House Slytherin, although they may be slightly rarer among the open Hufflepuffs.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): When bounded with another core - Charm spells, Hexes, Dueling spells (protective spells mainly), Love spells, Charms, Transfiguration, Dueling Magic (Dueling), Apparition and Elemental Magic (Water spells), When on its own - Transfiguration.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): When bounded with another core - Charm spells, Love spells, Dueling spells (protective spells mainly), Hexes, Transfiguration, Charms, Herbology, Dueling Magic (Dueling) and Care Of Magical Creatures (the smaller creatures mostly), When on its own - Transfiguration.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses except Slytherin, lesser in Hufflepuff, non-existent in Slytherin

Strongest House: None (Note: This wand core has never really bonded strongly to a certain House, which is unfortunate in many ways).

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Earth element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Doxy Wing (rare) – Those who are stubborn, uncontrollable, arrogant, mischievous, mean-spirited, loyal and easily bored would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you don't at all like being pinned down and made to do you something that you don't want to do. You are often quick to action as well as words before thinking first, which can often lead you down a road to self-destruction.

You don't often make many friends, but within your small inner circle, you make for a ruthlessly loyal friend. This is considered, by many, to be one of the most powerful Dark exotic wand cores known, seconded only by Basilisk Skin cores. This is one of the best cores to use in The Dark Arts, Curses and particularly in Jinxes. Doxy Wing cores are also known for being one of the most flexible wand cores known when used in multiple wand cores, often working well with even certain elementally opposing wand cores, due to sharing similarities and similar favored traits with them. This is a trait that is not shared by Basilisk Skin cores. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin.

Side Note(s): Doxy Wing cores, like the creatures they come from, can be unmanageable and mean-spirited. They are second only to Basilisk wands in their abilities with The Dark Arts, and as such these rare wand cores are most often found in the hands of stubborn Slytherins without the familial connection to obtain a Basilisk core.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Curses, Jinxes, Dueling Magic (Dueling), Elemental Magic (Water spells), The Dark Arts, Transfiguration and Apparition.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s) above for details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Earth element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Dragon Scale (rare) – Dragon Scale cores are infamous at being not only one of the most powerful cores endowed with Elemental Earth properties,which makes this wand core powerful in Elemental Magic involving the Earth element. However, it is also one of the strongest wand cores in all of Wizarding world existence. They are not easily broken. SEE Dragon Heartstring for details.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Elemental Magic (Earth spells), SEE Dragon Heartstring

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Dragon Heartstring

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Ravenclaw and Slytherin

Strongest House: Gryffindor

Core Element(s): Earth (Note: Bonds well to the Fire element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Dragon Tears (rare) – Though often used as a potion ingredient, it is occasionally used as an exotic wand core, though very few wand makers use it. Dragon Tears are usually used as wand cores only when Dragon Heartstrings or Dragon Scales are not available, essentially a wand core of desperation when a wand core is needed quickly. SEE Dragon Heartstring for details.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Elemental Magic (Fire spells), SEE Dragon Heartstring

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Dragon Heartstring

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Gryffindor, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Gryffindor

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the Earth element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Erumpent Hide (uncommon) – Those who are unpredictable, nervous, short-tempered, cautious, charismatic, sly, dependent, fearful and caring would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you have a hard time making friends due to your lack of trust in others and have a hard time in social and/or public gatherings, often stuttering or at a loss for words when trying to speak in front of a crowd. However, your sly and charismatic nature often makes up for your vices and faults. Such a wand core doesn't take well to high levels of magic or sharp impacts, thus, using a wand with such a core in wand dueling is out of the question, and often dangerous. This wand core is often seen as a poor excuse for a Dark core in the eyes of most Dark wizards and Dark witches, due to their nervous and dependent nature.

When used for high impact magic and high levels of magic, such wand cores are usually paired up with another, stronger wand core, usually Unicorn Heartstring (since it could never work well with Unicorn Hair) or with another Dark exotic type wand core, usually giving the weaker wand core an extra boost, due to its dangerous and volatile nature. This wand core works best with those skilled in The Dark Arts and The Logical Arts Of Magic. It is a wand core that can be found among anyone of any House.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses, Jinxes, The Dark Arts, Elemental Magic (Water spells), The Logical Arts Of Magic, Apparition, Levitation, Potions (Poisons mainly) and Transfiguration. When paired with a stronger core - Dueling spells (All Dueling spells) and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Purification spells (Purifying poisons mainly), Curses, Jinxes, The Dark Arts, Apparition, Potions (Poisons mainly) and Transfiguration. When paired with a stronger core - Dueling spells (All Dueling spell) and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses

Strongest House: None (Note: Again, this is another wand core that has never really bonded well with a certain House, even though they are generally seen among nervous and short-tempered Slytherins).

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Earth element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Fairy Wing (uncommon) – Those who are light-hearted, free-spirited, caring, kind, out-going, social, happy and cheerful would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you respond well in social and public gatherings, as well as sharing a kinship with animals and nature in general. You often light up a room with your kind and caring nature, which makes you a central focus at any party or social hub.

You often loath unjust violence and injustice for the same reasons that anyone else does, but are still quite capable of using force to teach someone a lesson or to get your point across when need be. This is the best core to use in Charms and Elemental Magic involving Air spells, and sometimes Divination. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Hufflepuff on its own, but can also bond well with some Ravenclaws and Gryffindors when it is combined with a Unicorn Hair core.

Side Note(s): This wand core makes for a light and airy core, and is the absolute best for Charms. They also signify a connection to the mystic, so these wand cores, despite their relative rarity, are used by nearly half of known witches and wizards with the Sight. Despite their astounding strength in Charms, they are merely average in Defense Against The Dark Arts (DADA) and Transfiguration, and will often fail at Hexes altogether. As such, they're not commonly found in Slytherin House, but are common in Hufflepuff, even though Hufflepuff does not associate with the Air element. Ravenclaws and Gryffindors may be drawn to this core, although they tend to react better with a combination core of Fairy Wing and Unicorn Hair.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Charm spells, Dueling spells (protective spells mainly), Charms, Elemental Magic (Air spells), Dueling Magic (Dueling), Divination, Spirit Magic, Dream Magic, Herbology and Potions.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Evil Repelling spells, Charm spells, DADA, Transfiguration, Charms, Divination, Spirit Magic, Dream Magic, Herbology and Potions.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Hufflepuff, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Hufflepuff

Core Element(s): Air (Note: Bonds well to the opposing Earth element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

(*) Fire Acromantula Web/Fyremantula Web (rare)- As this is a rare species of Acromantula, it shares some traits with the more common Acromantula Web. However, like Dragon Tears, Fyremantula Web is usually used as a wand core only when the common Acromantula Web is not available, and like Dragons Tears, is essentially a wand core of desperation when a wand core is needed quickly. Unlike Dragon Tears however, Fyremantula Web, when available, was once used in the making of seemingly mythological Aurianas scarfs rather than as a wand core. Aurianas scarfs were said to have been enchanted silk scarfs, between 7 and 11 feet long, often endowed and full of ancient, mysterious magic, likely Aeyuel in nature, since they were said to have been once used and worn among the early Death Eaters in order to focus their powers and enhance their powers, making any spell, incantation, etc. a hundred times more powerful.

It is thus for this reason that such a core would likely be found among Slytherin students and House Slytherin overall. This core is likely to work best with those skilled in Curses, Jinxes, The Dark Arts, Elemental Fire Spells and Metal Spells and Metal-Charming, as Fyremantulas often live in fire and in the mouth of volcanoes. From what is known about Aurianas scarfs in the ancient wizard legends, they were only known to come in 7 colors, solid black, very dark gray, very dark brown, dark emerald green, dark violet-indigo/purple, very dark blue and in very dark blood red. However, they often are endowed with shimmering single color iridescence and usually had an elegant and elaborate pattern of some sort running down the center of them, usually of an iridescent blue, iridescent violet-indigo or iridescent blood red color. They were also said to glow in the dark when the powers within them were activated, acting like a light to guide its wearer through the dark.

In the hands of an already powerful wizard or witch, wearing an Aurianas scarf can make them virtually unstoppable, but can be worn by a wizard or witch having trouble focusing their energies/powers or are unable to use a spell, etc. to its full potential. However, the last true Aurianas scarfs ever to be in existence were said to have been destroyed around 700 years ago. But since things made out of Fyremantula Web are not only fire proof, but also virtually indestructible, it is likely that they were lost rather than destroyed.

However, due to the extremes needed to go through in order to harvest Fyremantula Web, very few Aurianas scarfs were ever made, thus makes such scarfs extremely rare and hard to find. The first of these such scarfs were said to have been worn and owned by the first Auror, Auradinthia, during the First War of Wyvern's One. SEE Acromantula Web and Dragon Heartstring for details on favored traits. This wand core is known for bonding well with those of House Slytherin and certain students of House Gryffindor that were akin to The Dark Arts.

From Harry Potter - The Legacy Chronicles: Albus Potter is forced to battle it out with Fyremantulas in order to collect one of the Guiding Eye Stones.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses, Jinxes, The Dark Arts, Care Of Magical Creatures (Dark creatures), Potions, Elemental Magic (Fire spells and Metal spells) and Metal-Charming.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Fire (primary), Metal (secondary)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Fwooper Feather (rare) –Those who are troublesome, relentless, resilient, short-tempered, shy, witty, sly, forgiving, caring, steadfast and driven would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you often attract bad luck and bad karma and are sometimes with a lack of stability, but despite this, you are able to fight it and weather against it admirably. When anything wrong or unjust happens to you, you are found to be more forgiving then others often would be and for good reason. You are driven and relentless, determined to meet your goals in life and in love, despite your shy nature. However, with having a knack for trouble and with a short-temper, it often costs you dearly, mainly emotionally.

Having such a wand core has long since been given the poor reputation of being an ill omen and is rumored to slowly drive their owner mad, though sometimes in a wand alone, it is a wand core that is commonly paired up with another feather wand core, such as Phoenix Tail Feather (for health) or Hippogriff Feather (for stability). This is one of the best cores to use in Charms and Care Of Magical Creatures (particularly with the smaller magical creatures). It is a wand core that can work well with those of any House, but is predominantly found among those of House Hufflepuff.

Note: Fwooper Feather cores are said to be a mark of ill omen for the wizards they bond to, as, like the birds they come from, they are rumored to slowly drive their wielder mad. Despite their poor reputation, they do well with Charms and Care of Magical Creatures. However, they have a near inability to cast the Quietus spell. They are commonly combined with another Feather core, such as the Phoenix for health or the Hippogriff for stability.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Charm spells, Hexes, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Elemental Magic (Earth spells and Air spells), Dueling Magic (Dueling), Charms, Care Of Magical Creatures (small creatures mainly), Transfiguration and Levitation.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Hufflepuff, lesser in other Houses, non-existent in Slytherin

Strongest House: Hufflepuff

Core Element(s): Earth (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Griffin Feather (rare) – Those who are true, skillful, stubborn, protective, strong-willed, logical, observant, perceptive and witty would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you have a strong will as well as a strong heart. You are clever and witty, as well as observant, able to observe and perceive things that others would otherwise overlook or would not comprehend or see the connection to. Having such a strong will makes this wand core one of the best to use in high impact and blunt force magic, such as Dueling Magic.

But this wand core also works well with those who are skilled in DADA, Elemental Magic (particularly Air Spells and Fire Spells), Occlumency, Legilimency and magic that involves allot of strategy, mind over matter, thinking and planning. The owners of such wand cores tend to be skillful in all magic, including The Dark Arts. However, due to the stubborn, volatile nature of this wand core, few wizards and witches are able to control it by itself, which is why it is normally paired up with a softer, gentler wand core such as Unicorn Hair, which often tames the more volatile core. But for the few that can control this core by itself, it makes for a very powerful core indeed. But it should be noted that Griffin Feather cores by themselves do not work well with all types of wands, which is why only certain wand types will have Griffin Feather cores. This wand core is often seen among those of House Gryffindor and House Ravenclaw, but it will sometimes bond well with a few of House Slytherin from time to time.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Evil Repelling spells, Occlumency, Legilimency, The Dark Arts, DADA, Potions, Herbology, Dueling Magic (Dueling) and Elemental Magic (Air spells and Fire spells).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Slytherin.

Strongest House: Gryffindor* or Ravenclaw

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Hippogriff Feather (common) – Those who are noble, respectful, protective, short-tempered, stable, fiery, adaptable, versatile, graceful and courageous will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you can adapt to any situation, no matter how impossible they might be. Like the creature from which the core comes from, you demand constant respect or those who have disrespected you will face your fiery and short-tempered disposition. You make for a protective and loyal friend to those who respect you.

You are easily angered by those around you when they have disrespected you, which makes playing tricks on you (friendly or otherwise) simply out of the question. This core works best in Transfiguration, Care Of Magical Creatures, Apparition, Divination and Dueling Magic, as well as in Healing spells and Hexes. This wand core is predominantly found among those of House Gryffindor.

Side Note(s): Hippogriffs are noble animals with a reputation for not taking a slight. These wand cores require constant respect and if the wielder does not give it, they can watch its formerly stable and versatile magic backfire on them. It is not the strongest wand core, but it is one of the most adaptable. These wands are most common amongst Gryffindors with a flair for Care of Magical Creatures. These once rare wand cores are now more common then other exotic wand cores, unlike in the case of Hippogriff Talons, which are less common.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Hexes, Healing spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Healing Magic, Transfiguration, Care Of Magical Creatures, Apparition, Divination and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Healing spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Elemental Magic (Fire spells), Healing Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, Herbology, Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Gryffindor, lesser in other Houses, non-existent in Slytherin.

Strongest House: Gryffindor

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Hippogriff Talon (uncommon) – Those who are stubborn, fiery, friendly, generous, proud, arrogant, dependable, loyal and serious will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you are a proud, 'no games' sort of person, someone who is almost always focused and serious when it comes to your work and public life. However, your seriousness tends to fall away when it comes to your family and private life. Your strong stubborn and arrogant streak makes you hard to pin down and hard to kill. You are proud of your appearance as well as proud of who you are.

But you don't like to follow the rules much unless they are your own rules. People and friends who work and live around you must give you constant respect and frequently prove their loyalty and trust to you. However such a thing is often dismissed and overlooked when it comes to your family and closest friends. Like in the case of a Hippogriff Feather core, you are a protective and loyal friend to those that respect you. Like in the case of a Hippogriff Feather core, this core works best in Transfiguration, Apparition, Divination and Dueling Magic, as well as in Healing spells and Hexes. Like a Hippogriff Feather core, it is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Gryffindor.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Hexes, Healing spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Healing Magic, Transfiguration, Care Of Magical Creatures, Apparition, Divination and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Healing spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Elemental Magic (Fire spells), Healing Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, Herbology, Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Gryffindor, lesser in other Houses, non-existent in Slytherin.

Strongest House: Gryffindor

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Hydra/Wyvern Bone (rare)SEE Hydra/Wyvern Skin.

Hydra/Wyvern Skin (rare) – Those who are stubborn, proud, arrogant, short-tempered, strong-willed, fiery, mischievous, quick-witted, conniving and cunning will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you have a stubborn, volatile energy, unable to yield or to be controlled by most. However, once you have been put in your place (usually through a physical approach), you make for a powerful and loyal friend. In some cases, this core makes for a powerful and superior core to use in wand dueling when compared to other exotic type cores, due to its fiery and stubborn nature.

You will defend your friends and family to the bitter end, even to the point where you are willing to sacrifice yourself for the greater good. This core works particularly well in The Dark Arts, but also works well in Potions, Transfiguration, Jinxes, Curses and Dueling Magic. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin, but can sometimes be found among some of those in House Gryffindor and House Ravenclaw.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses, Jinxes, Purification spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Transfiguration, The Dark Arts, Potions, Elemental Magic (Fire spells), Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses except Hufflepuff

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the opposing Water element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Kelpie Hair (rare) - Those who are independent, proud, cynical, stubborn, wise, true and loyal will have this wand core. Native to Scotland, Kelpie hairs are incredibly temperamental cores, explaining their rarity. Having such a wand core suggests that you have a stubborn, volatile energy, unable to yield or to be controlled by most. Your naturally cynical and not easily convinced when you are proven wrong. However, Kelpie hair cores can often carry an entirely different set of favored traits depending on the wand type it is paired to.

Kelpie Hair cores are also known for favoring the level-headed, down to earth, humble, quiet, dependable, good-natured and detached. When a Phoenix Tail Feather core is placed in a wand type that largely wields the water element, this wand core is often matched with the Phoenix Tail Feather core in a combination core, as this wand core imposes balance and peaceful co-existence between the two elements, much like Peacock Feather cores impose balance between all the elements (SEE Peacock Feather for details). Usually, when a water-based wand type is paired with a fire-based wand core, a Kelpie Hair core is almost always paired up with the fire-based core.

However, like most exotic wand cores, Kelpie Hair cores can be used in a wand by itself, paired almost always to a wand type that is in tuned with the water element. Kelpie Hair cores were once common in Celtic wand making, however, the import of Demiguise hairs has resulted in them falling out of favor. They have similar qualities to Demiguise Hair, and are powerful Transfiguration cores when they don't backfire spectacularly. These wands cores are most powerful in Transfiguration. This wand type often bonds well with those of both House Ravenclaw and House Hufflepuff, but will occasionally be seen among both House Gryffindor and House Slytherin from time to time.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Purification spells, Healing spells, Jinxes, Hexes, Transfiguration, Healing Magic, The Logical Arts Of Magic, Potions, Herbology, Elemental Magic (Water spells), Divination and Spirit Magic.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Ravenclaw* or Hufflepuff

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Earth element and the opposing Fire element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Kelpie Skin (rare) - SEE Kelpie Hair.

Kelpie Tail Hair (rare) - SEE Kelpie Hair.

Peacock Tail Feather (rare) - SEE Unicorn Hair and Phoenix Tail Feather for further details. Those who are courageous, noble, spirited, wise, humble, independent and loyal will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that one will be independent and detached from the world, but will also come to the add of those in peril or danger, fighting with bravery, skill and courage. You are soft-spoken and humble by nature, and yet with a fiery and spirited disposition that often helps you in battle or in the face of danger.

Your level of loyalty to friends, family and those you are loyal to is rarely matched by others, and you are often stepping and running into the fray courageously when in battle. You are noble in graces and thought, but also wise enough to be humble and generous in that nature. You also care more about your actions and motives rather then your beauty, though your beauty still has some importance. This wand core is by far the most flexible of all the exotic wand cores, as it makes use of a largely unseen ability among most wand cores, the ability to impose balance and peacefully co-existence between all the natural elements, even between those elements that oppose one another.

This wand core even imposes balance and peaceful co-existence between the magical energies shared between the living world and the spirit world. When a wand is paired to an opposing wand core, a Peacock Feather core will always be paired with the opposing core to ensure balance and peaceful co-existence between the wand and the core. A useful ability when a Dark wand is paired with a largely Light wand core or visa versa. Peacock Feather cores can also be worn in a braid during transitional times, transitioning from one form of magic to another. For example, if a wizard or witch is transitioning from Dark Magic to Light Magic, wearing Peacock Feather cores will help them or rather ease them during the transition.

Such a wand core works best in Metal-Charming (depending on the wand its in), DADA, Evil Repelling spells, Charms, Elemental Magic (All Element spells, particularly Fire spells and Water spells), Healing Magic, Healing spells and Dueling. This wand core is often found among all the Houses of Hogwarts, but mainly among those of both House Gryffindor and House Slytherin.

Side Note(s): This wand core is considered a 10-level wand core (on a scale of 1 to 15 core strength).

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Evil Repelling spells, Healing spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Metal-Charming (depending on the wand its in), DADA, Charms, Elemental Magic (All Element spells, particularly Fire spells and Water spells), Healing Magic, and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Occlumency, Legilimency, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Evil Repelling spells, Healing spells, DADA, The Dark Arts, Healing Magic and Dueling Magic (Dueling).

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses, lesser in Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw

Strongest House: Gryffindor* or Slytherin

Core Element(s): All Elements, Fire (primary), Water (secondary)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Pixie Hair (rare)SEE Pixie Heart.

Pixie Heart (uncommon) – Those who are fun-loving, lively, cheerful, good-humored, conniving and mischievous will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you delight in making trouble, but in a friendly, usually non-violent way. You enjoy winding people up and agitating those who get on your nerves, often getting a laugh at other people's expense. Despite this, you are a friendly and caring person who is willing to do almost anything for those whom you are loyal to.

You also delight in pleasures that are of both common and exotic types and enjoy social gatherings and being out with friends and family. Such a wand core works best in Jinxes, Hexes and Curses, but also in Transfiguration, Charms and Care Of Magical Creatures. However, wizards and witches who have this wand core are easily swayed towards Dark learnings and The Dark Arts due to this wand core's mischievous nature, but with some effort, they can easily stay on the good side with repeated use in Light Magic. This wand core can be found among any people of any House, though it tends to favor those of House Slytherin overall.

Note: Pixie Heart cores have slight Light leanings, despite the Pixie's mischievous nature. Pixie Heart cores are rather good at Charms, and are, ironically, the only wand core capable of successfully casting the spell Peskipiksi Pesternomi. The wielders of this wand core tend to be skilled in Care of Magical Creatures.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses, Hexes, Jinxes, Charm spells, Elemental Magic (Water spells), Charms, Potions, Transfiguration, The Dark Arts, Care Of Magical Creatures and Apparition.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Occlumency, Charm spells, Jinxes, Hexes, Curses, Evil Repelling spells, DADA, Charms, Herbology, Transfiguration and Care Of Magical Creatures.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: All Houses

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Earth element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Runespoor Fang (uncommon) – Those who are strong-willed, resilient, duel-natured, stubborn, driven, judgmental, observant, intelligent, perceptive and persuasive will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you are able to see and speak your way through any problems and work out solutions for them. Your observant and perceptive nature allows you notice and comprehend things that most others would overlook. However, your judgemental tendencies often make you hypercritical of certain things, meddling and sticking your nose into things where it doesn't really belong. However, your persuasive nature tends to counteract this on certain occasions, when your judgement tends to be for the greater good.

Those who are Aurors or dark wizard catchers will often have this wand core, due to the fact that it makes for a powerful core when it comes to DADA (Defense Against The Dark Arts) and Evil Repelling spells. Due to the fact that is core has a duel-nature, it can be used to repel against Dark Magic or be used for Dark Magic, thus this core works best in those skilled in The Dark Arts, but also in DADA and The Logical Arts Of Magic and also Potions. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Gryffindor, but some of House Slytherin will also have this core.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Curses, Jinxes, Purification spells, Elemental Magic (Fire spells), Metal-Charming, The Dark Arts, The Logical Arts Of Magic and Potions.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Evil Repelling spells, Purification spells, Rejuvenation spells, Regenerative spells, DADA, The Logical Arts Of Magic and Potions.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Gryffindor, lesser in other Houses

Strongest House: Gryffindor

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the opposing Water element, lesser in the other elements)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Thestral Hair (uncommon) – Those who are wise, perceptive, persuasive, loyal, caring, peaceful, gentle, strong-willed, considerate and compassionate will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you frequently require trust and loyalty from your friends and family. In return, you can be a surprisingly loyal and caring friend. You can be an incredibly driven and ambitious person when you set your mind to it, but you will often be content with a simple life and simple pleasures. You are often wise beyond your years, even at a young age.

You are also able to see through any lies and trickery due to your perceptive nature. But you can also be mischievous and persuasive when need be, able to see and talk your way out of most any situation. Such a wand core works well in most any magical talents and abilities, but particularly in Jinxes, Hexes, Evil Repelling spells and DADA. It is a wand core that is predominantly found among those of both House Gryffindor and House Ravenclaw.

Recent Discoveries: It has come to the attention of some wands historians and wand makers, that Thestral Hair and its Dark counterpart Thestral Heartstring has and still does possess abilities in Legilimeny. This may explain Thestral Heartstring's favor with Dark Legilimens.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Jinxes, Hexes, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Legilimency (often), Spells Of Prophecy, Evil Repelling spells, DADA, Dueling Magic (Dueling), Elemental Magic (Fire spells), Transfiguration, The Logical Arts Of Magic, Apparition, Divination, Spirit Magic and Dream Magic.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Gryffindor and Ravenclaw, lesser in Hufflepuff, non-existent in Slytherin

Strongest House: Gryffindor* or Ravenclaw

Core Element(s): Fire (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Thestral Heartstring (rare) – Those who are cunning, possessive, dedicated, strong-minded, strong-willed, headstrong and obsessive will have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you have a cold and thoughtless nature (not necessarily heartless or cruel) and are with firm convictions. Like in the case of Unicorn Heartstring, Thestral Heartstrings tends to reflect the darker side of a Thestral. All other abilities and traits are a combination of both Dragon Heartstring and Unicorn Heartstring. This wand core is often found in the wands of those in House Slytherin, but is seen in the other Houses on occasion, except Hufflepuff. SEE Dragon Heartstring and Unicorn Heartstring.

Note: It is among the most powerful and most desired of all the Dark cores in the world, giving an extra powerful boost to any wand or weak core. Like Unicorn Heartstring, it is often used in Dark core combinations or by itself.

Recent Discoveries: SEE Thestral Hair, for details

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Elemental Magic (Water spells) and Legilimency (often), SEE Dragon Heartstring and Unicorn Heartstring

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Dragon Heartstring and Unicorn Heartstring

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin, All Houses except Hufflepuff

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Unicorn Heartstring (rare) – Those who are stubborn, duel-natured, cold (cool-natured), vengeful, independent, ruthless, fiery, cunning, possessive, witty and mischievous will have this wand core. Having such a wand suggests that you have a cold and thoughtless nature, though not necessarily heartless or cruel. You have the ability to love and be loved in your own way, but you tend to be possessive and overly protective of those things or people you love.

Whereas Unicorn Hair reflects the kinder, gentler, more innocent side of a unicorn, a Unicorn Heartstring core tends reflect the darker, more sinister, not so innocent side of a unicorn. This wand core works best in the Dark Arts and Potions. This makes for a powerful wand core when it comes to Jinxes and Curses and is most commonly found in wands made of Yew and/or Alder. Unicorn Heartstring cores are common in Dark Diviner and Dark Healer wands. It is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Slytherin and is non-existent in House Hufflepuff.

Note: It is among the most powerful and desired Dark cores in the world, giving an extra powerful boost to any wand or weak core. And like Thestral Heartstring, it is often used in Dark core combinations or by itself.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Jinxes, Curses, Healing spells, Healing Magic, The Dark Arts, Care Of Magical Creatures (Dark creatures mainly), Potions, Spirit Magic (Dark Spirit Magic) and Divination (Dark Divination).

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Slytherin, All Houses except Hufflepuff

Strongest House: Slytherin

Core Element(s): Water (Note: Bonds well to the Air element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

Unicorn Tail Hair (uncommon)SEE Unicorn Hair.

Veela Hair (common) – Those who are stubborn, temperamental, outdoorsy, driven, intelligent, have strong family values, loving, caring and/or loyal would have this wand core. Having such a wand core suggests that you are dependable and loyal to your family and friends, as well as being in touch with the wants and needs of others, even though you don't often admit it. Like a Doxy Wing core, you don't much like being pinned down to one spot for too long and you often bluntly and stubbornly refuse to be controlled by anyone or anything.

Instead, you have the ability to take control of others rather than others controlling you, though you don't often use that ability unless it is needed. This core works best in Charms, Divination, Potions and Herbology. Like some other wand cores, this core will often boost the potency of some potions. This is a wand core predominantly found among those of House Ravenclaw, but can also be found among some of those in other Houses, though not as frequently.

Note: Veela Hair cores are temperamental like the creatures from which they come from, and are considered too volatile for a decent wand core in many circles. However, some wizards, particularly those with Veela blood, enjoy the boost it gives to outdoorsy magics, Divinations, and Charms. Though many non-Veela blood wizards and witches benefit from having this wand core, this wand core is most commonly found among those with Veela blood, which are usually found among those in House Ravenclaw.

Strongest Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): Charm spells, Love spells, Dueling spells (All Dueling spells), Evil Repelling spells, DADA, Dueling Magic (Dueling), Charms, Divination, Care Of Magical Creatures, The Logical Arts Of Magic, Spirit Magic, Dream Magic, Elemental Magic (Earth spells), Potions and Herbology.

Favored Skill(s) and/or Subject(s): SEE Strongest Skills(s) and/or Subject(s) above fore details.

Houses Most Often Bonded To: Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, lesser in Gryffindor and Slytherin

Strongest House: Ravenclaw* or Hufflepuff

Core Element(s): Air (Note: Bonds well to the Earth element)

Best Combined With (in a core combination): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with the same core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with a different core): N/A

Tolerance Level (when combined with an opposing core): N/A

Experience Level (Strength): N/A

In the next chapter, we shall discuss about the various extinct and obscure wand types, some of which are no longer used as wand cores.

CONTINUED...CHAPTER 6...EXTINCT AND OBSCURE WAND CORES...