Wood Type: Alder
Wand Size: 12 inches
Wand Core: Dragon Heart-String
Known as the wood of witches or Battle Witch wood. It draws off the element of fire, but also water and earth. Alder is a fast growing tree with a short life cycle. This fiery property lends courageousness and passion in your work. Alder is best used to summon and control the four winds, banishing and controlling elements. Excellent for resurrection spells.
Dragon heartstring is a powerful wand with a lot of magical “heft”. It is not the core you want for subtlety, but for sheer power it is definitely the best. Although it is the most common core among Dark Wizards, Dark Wizards are most certainly not their most common users. Dragon heartstrings are by far the most common wand core amongst Slytherins, but their power often bonds to Gryffindors and Ravenclaws as well. However, they tend to overwhelm the archetypal Hufflepuff personality.