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Heartstring is used in wands as a magical core substance (GF18)

Wands with a dragon heartstring as a core, are powerful and able of flamboyant spells. They learn quickly and will bond strongly with their current owner (PM).

In the series, wands with cores of Dragon Heartstrings belonged to:

  • Viktor Krum (GF18)
  • Lucius Malfoy (DH1)
  • Bellatrix Lestrange (DH24)
  • Peter Pettigrew (DH24)
  • Minerva McGonagall (Pm)
  • Gilderoy Lockhart (Pm)
  • Hermione Granger (JKR)
  • Dolores Umbridge (Pm)
  • Garrick Ollivander himself (Pm)

Dragon heartstring was sparkling in the broken wand of Mr. Boot.



According to the Oxford Dictionary, it is derived from the late middle-English in the sense of 'cord-like structure attached to the heart'. Nowadays, it is used more often to in reference to one’s deepest feelings.

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