Wood Type: Alder
Wand Core: Niffler-Wisker
This alder wand measures 14 1/2 inches and has been Finished with shellac.
Alder is an unyielding wood, yet I have discovered that its ideal owner is not stubborn or obstinate, but often helpful, considerate and most likeable. Whereas most wand woods seek similarity in the characters of those they will best serve, alder is unusual in that it seems to desire a nature that is, if not precisely opposite to its own, then certainly of a markedly different type. When an alder wand is happily placed, it becomes a magnificent, loyal helpmate. Of all wand types, alder is best suited to non-verbal spell work, whence comes its reputation for being suitable only for the most advanced witches and wizards.
Niffler hair wands may not be among the most powerful, but are some of the most charming and clever. The wand retains the magpie-like tendencies of the niffler, and is drawn to shiny objects, and when the temptation is strong enough may pull their owner towards them. It selects for its life mate owners themselves who may like shiny or sparkly items, or have an obsession with something else entirely (as well as a tendency to hoard objects they covet).
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