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"Fir wands...favour owners of focused, strong-minded and, occasionally, intimidating demeanour."
-- Mr. Ollivander (Pm)

A wand wood (Pm).

  • Fir wands are valuable for Transfiguration (Pm).
  • Fir wood also protects the wizard from mortal peril, according to Mr. Ollivander's grandfather, Gerbold Octavius Ollivander. He referred to the fir as the "survivor's wand" (Pm).
  • Minerva McGonagall, both a survivor and an expert at Transfiguration, has a fir wand with dragon heartstring, nine-and-a half inches, stiff (Pm)



late 14c., from Old Norse fyri- "fir"

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