Hogwarts Legacy brings a lot of customization that the Harry Potter games were missing. There are a lot of options for the players that they want to try out really badly. The players can now customize how their character looks or what he wears. Not only that, they can customize what houses the character can choose. Now, the players can fully customize their Wands and their Handles in Hogwarts Legacy.
- Wands in Hogwarts Legacy are fully customizable.
- You can make them to your liking, but sadly, they won’t have any effect on your magical abilities as the customization is purely cosmetic.
- The Wands can be customized to have a variety of options.
- These options include Wand Handles, Style, Wood, Flexibility, and, most importantly, the Core of the Wand.
- There are a total of 14 Wand Handle types, with three different varieties of each. So you can choose from a total of 42 different Wand Handles.
- These Wand Handles are scattered all over Hogwarts and its nearby grounds. There’s no definitive location where you’ll find Wand Handles as loot.
- As for Wand Styles, there are eight Wand Styles. You can choose three textures of each.
- You can choose from forty different Wood Types for your wand.
- There are tons of Length and Flexibility options.
- Lastly, you can choose from three different cores, namely Unicorn Hair, Dragon Heartstring, and Phoenix Feather.
- You can customize the Wand Style, Wood Type, Length, Flexibility, and Core from Ollivanders at Hogsmeade.
- Once you get a Wand, you can’t change it at all. So make sure that you get the best Wand possible.
Hogwarts Legacy finally lets you choose your own wand. In addition to that, it lets you customize your wand to your liking; however you see fit. That way, you can design the wand to your liking and ensure that you get the most out of your experience while playing Hogwarts Legacy.
Among other customizations, there is one that we have loved a lot about wands in Hogwarts Legacy. And that it allows you to have a Wand Handle. The Wand Handle, as the name suggests, is a handle for your Wand that you will put on it. There is a variety of Wand Handles in Hogwarts Legacy, and they are quite hard to find.
Wand Handle Types
There is a variety of Wand Handles available in Hogwarts Legacy. There is a total of 42 Wand Handles with up to 3 color variations for each type. We’ll list each of them here, so you know what you’re getting into.
The Arrow Handle Type has these varieties.
- Arrow – Black
- Arrow – Brown
- Arrow – Pink Swirl
As for Avian, it has these Wand Handles
- Avian – Beige
- Avian – Brown
- Avian – Grey
The Basketweave Wand Handle is in these types.
- Basketweave – Black
- Basketweave – Blue
- Basketweave – Red
Whereas in the Botanical, here’s what you’ll find.
- Botanical – Bronze Leaf
- Botanical – Gold Leaf
- Botanical – Silver Leaf
You’ll find these varieties in the Celestial Wand Handles.
- Celestial – Blue
- Celestial – Dark Grey
- Celestial – Light Grey
Of the Checkerboard Wand Handle types, we’ve only been able to find two at the time of writing the article.
- Checkerboard – Blue
- Checkerboard – Teal
Similarly, in Column, we’ve found only two for now.
- Column – Dark Brown
- Column – Teal and Brown
The Corkscrew Wand handle has the following varieties.
- Corkscrew – Brown
- Corkscrew – Light and Dark Brown
- Corkscrew – Teal Blue
You’ll find the following varieties in the Imperial Wand Handles.
- Imperial – Brown and Gold
- Imperial – Grey and Bronze
- Imperial – Grey and Silver
You’ll come across these Orbicular Wand handles.
- Orbicular – Brown
- Orbicular – Gold
- Orbicular – Violet
The Regal Wand Handles have these options.
- Regal – Black
- Regal – Blue
- Regal – Pink
While exploring Hogwarts, we found the following Wand Handles.
- Sabre – Ash Brown
- Sabre – Brown
- Sabre – Grey
The Shell has the following varieties.
- Shell – Grey
- Shell – Honey Brown
- Shell – Metallic
Finally, in the Swirl, you’ll find these varieties.
- Swirl – Brown
- Swirl – Dark Grey
- Swirl – Lilac
One thing to note about the Wand Handles in Hogwarts Legacy is that they don’t have a specific location. Yes, there are a few locations where you can come across a specific Wand Handle. But we can’t say that is true for all Wand Handles. From what we have gathered until now, all of the loot in Hogwarts Legacy is randomized. Apart from a few items, you won’t find anything at a specific part of the game.
Even while scouring through Reddit and other forums, there has been no confirmation of any specific location for the Wand Handles. Although there seem to be a few chests where you will get those handles or other items as loot. But, if you were to load a Manual Save game, you can get another different item there.
Wand Handles Locations
As we’ve already mentioned, there are no confirmed locations of Wand Handles in Hogwarts. You’ll come across most of them on your adventures through Hogwarts and its nearby locations. But luckily, we were able to find Wand Handles at a few specific locations. However, we didn’t get to check if they were confirmed locations thoroughly. But from what we have gathered during our research, these are some spots that have a high chance of dropping the Wand Handles. We’ll list them below for you to find them for yourself.
Professor Fig’s Classroom
The first Wand that you’ll come across is when you go to visit Professor Figs for the first time. That is before you have to enter the restricted area of the library to get clues to the mystery. There, the chest is at the back of the room. You’ll find it near the Golden Cage.
Library’s Restricted Section
There is another chest where you will almost always find the Wand Handle. And surprisingly enough, it is found some time after you have acquired the Wand from Professor Fig’s Classroom. The next Wand Handle is found in the Restricted Section of the Library. Once you have gone past the Librarian, where you have to get the key from her Desk, then you will face a few ghosts whom you have to distract.After that, your companion will suggest you remove the cloaking spell and proceed forward. When you go down the stairs into a room that seems like a storage room, you will find a Chest. In that chest, you will find the second Wand Handle.
Secret Frog Statue Room
The next location for the Wand is a secret. And you won’t come across it easily. To get to it, you will first have to open your map. And then, go to the South Wing section. There, look for the Faculty Tower Floo Flame location. That is where you’ll have to start. From there, head directly south, and you’ll come across circular stairs going down. Go down the stairs, and you’ll find a Frog Statue.When you get close to it, you will get a ‘Enter’ option. Press the interacting button, and the frog will swallow you. It will take you to drop you in a secret room. That room will have a chest in it. That chest will almost always have a Wand Handle.Now there is a neat trick that you can do to get your preferred Wand Handle in the game. For that, you will have to get to that spot. Now, before you open the chest, make a manual save game. Then, open the chest. If it has your preferred Wand Handle, you can then continue. If it doesn’t have that, you can reload to the save that you just made. Make sure that it’s the manual save. Because the game will make an autosave the moment you open the chest.
That way, you can get your preferred Wand Handle with a simple trick. There is another chest that works with the same mechanics. We’ll explain that in a while.
The next chest that we have discovered that contains a Wand Handle is the one found at Lower Hogsfield. There is another chest that can have a random Wand handle for you. It works with the same process as that of the Secret Toad Statue Room.
You’ll find the chest at Lower Hogsfield. To get there, teleport to the Hogwarts South Exit. From there on, you need to continue to the south to get to Lower Hogsfield. There will be a few houses in the area. But we aren’t there to visit the houses or to meet with any of the residents. There is a lake near the town. You need to go into the water.
You don’t have to worry about drowning in the water. It is only knees deep. In the middle of the water, before the small wooden bridge, you will find an upturned Wagon. If you go near it, there is a small chest in the water right next to it. Now make sure to manually save the game if you are looking for any specific Wand Handle. Make a save and then open the Chest. If you get your desired Handle, then good, or else you can load the manual save and try again.
Rinse and repeat until you get your desired Wand Handle at that location. That is the second Chest where you can get random Wand Handles.
Other Wand Customizations
But Wand Handles aren’t the only things that you can customize about your Wands in Hogwarts Legacy. The game has allowed players to fully customize their own wands to their liking. There are tons of options for how you want to have your wands in the game. They can have different Styles, Wood Types, Lengths, Flexibility, and many more. It depends on you how you want to proceed with it.
We’ll discuss each of them individually so you know what you’re getting into. We’re hopeful that you will pick the perfect wand for yourself. Now, remember, these options, like the Wand Handles, are purely cosmetic customizations. The Size or other factors don’t matter at all. You’ll have the same performance with the Wand. It isn’t like that one is powerful with offensive magic and the other is good with defensive magic.
Now there are two different methods that you can use to get the perfect Wand for you. That is, you either complete the quiz on the official Wizarding World. Or that you make progress in-game until you reach the point where you get your wand.
For the first method, you will have to sign up on the Wizarding World portal. There, you will have first to make your character. Then, there are a few quizzes that help you determine your house at Hogwarts, your Patronus, and your wand. When you complete the quiz on the Wand, you will get a wand that suits your personality. If you were in the wizarding world, it would sync with you and give you the most powerful spell casts.
Now, if you were to connect your game with the website, you would get the House and the Wand, among many other cosmetics. That is one way to get your preferred wand. The other way includes going to Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy. As you’ll be using a borrowed Wand in the game, you’ll have to get a Wand that is perfect for you. For that, Professor Weasely will suggest that you go and visit Hogsmeade and get your Wand from there.
When you go there, you will visit Ollivanders, the renowned Wand makers of the wizarding world. There, you will have the option to select the perfect Wand for yourself. You’ll get to customize the Wand for yourself with the options that we’ve listed above. Here’s what each of these does.
First, you will have to select the Wand Style. It means what type of Wand you want. There are a total of eight options that you can choose from. They’re each unique wands and can be some powerful wands to cast spells. But remember, these are purely cosmetic options. They won’t affect the performance of these wands at all. Whatever Wand Style you choose, they will all have the same result. Here are all of the options available.
- Soft Spiral
- Crooked Spiral
Once you have selected the perfect Wand Style for yourself, you can then choose the Wood Type for your Wand too. They are the Wood that was used in its creation. In the Wizarding World, each of these wood types has its own unique properties. But in the game, they are again only cosmetic like all other Wand customizations. Choose whatever suits you, and you are good to go.
- English Oak
- Red Oak
The Wand Style and its Wood aren’t the only factors to determine the power of a Wand. The length of the Wand plays an important role as it helps determine what type of a person the Wielder is. There are a lot of options available for the Length of the Wand. In the game, they are between 9 ½ inches to 14 ½ Inches. The length changes every quarter of an inch.
But that’s not all, there are Wands that are even smaller than nine inches or bigger than fifteen. Even then, we’re happy with what we got with our wand at Ollivanders.
Next up, we have the Flexibility of the Wand. Now you might be wondering what flexibility we are talking about. is it how much the Wand can bend when required? No, that’s not the flexibility that we’re talking about. The flexibility here means how much the Wand is willing to bend to its owner.
Often, a few Wands are quite unyielding. They often don’t cast the magic that is required. But if a Wizard or Witch is able to cast powerful spells from an unyielding Wand, that means that they are quite accomplished. But then again, none of that matters in Hogwarts Legacy, as it doesn’t have any such concept. The Wands customizations are purely cosmetic.
The last thing that is on our list is the most important for any Wand, and that is the Core of the Wand. It gives the Wand its characteristics. What type of Core the Wand has will determine its type and how it can be used. That being said, there are a total of three Cores that Ollivanders use at their shop. That is because, according to Garrick Ollivander, only they are the only Wands that are of the quality that he’d like to sell.
These cores are Unicorn Hair, Dragon Heartstring, and Phoenix Feather. Even though they have their unique abilities, in the game, these are purely cosmetic as they don’t have any real effect on the performance.
The Unicorn Hair produces consistent magic. They are faithful Wands as they remain attached to their owners. But they aren’t as powerful as the other two cores used by Garrick Ollivander.
The Dragon Heartstring produces Wands that are the most powerful of all. They are capable wands that learn quite quickly among all types. The Wand stays loyal to the owner that won it from its previous owner.
As for the Phoenix Feather, it is the rarest core type. The core is capable of the greatest magic. But unlike the Unicorn or Dragon core, the Phoenix core wand takes a lot of time to master.These are all the customization options that you have available for Wands in Hogwarts Legacy. Using these, you can get yourself a powerful Wand that suits your liking.
Hogwarts Legacy brings a lot that was missing to the Harry Potter universe. It isn’t set during the time of Harry Potter, but still, there are tons of things that you can do. You can fly on your Brooms or get the Best Talents to become powerful. You can get these Talents, but you will have to face a Level Cap.
Anyways, there are tons of spells in the game. You can learn all of the Unforgivable Curses, such as Avada Kedavra, Crucio, and many more. Visit the Room of Requirement to get all that you need. Or check out our Beginners Guide to check if you’re missing anything. There are tons of activities that you can do in Hogwarts Legacy.
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