Lord Voldemort’s Wand (aka Tom Riddle’s Wand)

Rochelle September 17, 2015 @ 1:37PM

Are you interested in buying Lord Voldemort's wand? Then I am happy to tell you that there are at least seven different versions available to choose from. As you read through this page you will see a traditional wand, interactive wand, a wand that glows at the tip, and even a keychain wand.

Voldemort's wand is incredibly powerful, so caution will be needed when you use it. The wizarding world has only recently recovered from the war that ended Voldemort so please don't start a new one!

Ollivanders Lord Voldemort Wand

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Wand Wood

Tom Riddle's wand was made from the wood of a yew tree. Yew is a rare wood for wands and the witches or wizards who own them tend to be unusual, even dangerous. Interestingly, wandlore states that the person who has a yew wand possessed the power of life and death. Voldemort was unusual and dangerous, and he certainly loved causing death! As for the power of life, you could argue that he was the possessor of life because he used his wand to create Horcruxes in an effort to extend his.

Wand Core

I'm sure you already know this, but the core of Tom's ​wand was from the tail of Fawkes, a phoenix. This was one of only two wands that carried a feather from Fawkes - many decades later, the brother wand chose Harry Potter, and we all know how that story ended.

Wands with phoenix feather cores are known to have the greatest range of magic of any core, but they are often very slow to show this fact. Despite their immense potential for power, phoenix feathers are disliked by most witches and wizards because they have a tendency to show their own initiative. They are also very picky about choosing owners and they can be very difficult to tame.

Wand Length

13 1/2 inches​

Wand Design

Voldemort's wand looks like a piece of weathered bone. The handle looks like the exterior of a bone, while the shaft looks like a bone's inside.

The wand used by Lord Voldemort may or may not resemble the wand that chose Tom Riddle so many years before. In fact, the appearance of the wand you see on this page is probably the creation of ​Lord Voldemort. Either that, or the wand itself changed as it became as twisted as its master.

 It is my opinion that Voldemort altered the look of his wand at some point because I cannot imagine Garrick Ollivander making a wand from bone. It just doesn't seem like his style. On the other hand, the wand might be made of ivory, not bone, and I suppose Ollivander might make wands of ivory.

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Ollivanders Wand

If you are ever fortunate enough to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios then this is the wand you will see being sold there. The wand comes in an official Ollivanders Wand Shop box, which is lined with a velvety soft material to protect your wand.

Ollivanders Lord Voldemort Wand
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Interactive Ollivanders Wand

There is also an interactive version of Ollivanders Lord Voldemort wand. The interactive wand looks just like the Ollivanders wand seen above except at the tip, and you can use this wand to cast magical spells through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida's Universal Studios. I wrote about interactive Harry Potter wands if you are unfamiliar with them.​ You can read about them here.

Interactive Ollivanders Wand

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Here is a video that I took of my daughter as she used her interactive wand to cast a spell. FYI - This is one of the hidden spell locations...

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Noble Collection Wand

If you want a wand that is more of a collector's item then take a look at the Noble Collection wand below. The box for this version of Voldemort's wand is different than the Ollivanders box, the box has the character's name on it, and the wand has a removable name tag (not seen in the image below). Noble Collection boxes are lined with a soft material to help protect your wand.

Noble Collection Lord Voldemort Wand

There is also another Noble Collection wand that differs from the one seen above - it does not have a name clip and the box does not have Lord Voldemort's name on it. Instead, the box is made to look like the ones seen in Ollivanders Wand Shop in the films.

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Illuminating Tip Wand

One of the first versions of Voldemort's wand has an illuminating tip. There is an on/off switch, and when it is turned on the tip will light up when you flick the wand. If you flick it again the tip will dim, and another flick will turn off the light. It runs on AAA batteries, though I'm not sure if it takes one or two. My daughters have this type of wand and have a lot of fun using it to cast the Lumos spell.

I have also seen a wand that shoots light out of the end of the wand, like a flashlight.

Illuminating Tip Lord Voldemort Wand
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Keychain Wand

If you want to keep your wand with you where ever you go, then take a look at the keychain wand. It is made of alloy metal and is small enough to put in most pockets. You can also use this as a charm on a backpack or purse.

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Pen Wand

There is a smaller wand that is also a pen. It is often paired with a matching wand and bookmark, as you can see below. If you are ever asked where you got your wand pen, you can say that you bought it at Scribbulus Wand Implements, which is next to Quality Quidditch Supplies in Diagon Alley.

Lord Voldemort Wand Pen
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Custom Wands

There are several sellers on Etsy who handcraft their own versions of Lord Voldemort's wand. If you want a wand that doesn't look exactly like everyone else's then click the link below to browse the selection of custom wands.

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