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'''Supreme Core''' is the title that [[wandmaker]] and owner of [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] [[Garrick Ollivander]] gave to the three kinds [[Wand|wand]] [[Wand core|cores]] that he believed to be the best.
[[File:SupremeCores.png|thumb|right|250px|The three Supreme Cores are [[dragon heartstring]], [[unicorn hair]], and [[phoenix feather]].]]
'''Supreme Core''' is the title that [[Garrick Ollivander|Mr Ollivander]], the noted [[wandmaker]] and owner of [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]], gave to the three kinds of [[Wand|wand]] [[Wand core|cores]] that he believed to be the best. These are the only cores that he uses in his wands, though other [[Wandmaker|makers]] may still use other cores.
==Three kinds==
==Three kinds==

Latest revision as of 03:23, October 31, 2015


The three Supreme Cores are dragon heartstring, unicorn hair, and phoenix feather.

Supreme Core is the title that Mr Ollivander, the noted wandmaker and owner of Ollivanders Wand Shop, gave to the three kinds of wand cores that he believed to be the best. These are the only cores that he uses in his wands, though other makers may still use other cores.

Three kindsEdit

Unicorn hairEdit

Main article: Unicorn hair

Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and 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 are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although the wand wood may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may ‘die’ and need replacing.

Dragon heartstringEdit

Main article: Dragon heartstring

As a rule, dragon heartstrings produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner.

The dragon wand tends to be easiest to turn to the Dark Arts, though it will not incline that way of its own accord. It is also the most prone of the three cores to accidents, being somewhat temperamental.

Phoenix featherEdit

Main article: Phoenix feather

This is the rarest core type. Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn or dragon cores to reveal this. They show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike.

Phoenix feather wands 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. These wands are the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance is usually hard won.


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