"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"