Best wand build in Hogwarts Legacy

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This landmark game based in the Harry Potter universe has been out for a while now so let’s take a look at the best wand build in Hogwarts Legacy.

Whether you’re playing Hogwarts Legacy on PC or Hogwarts Legacy on Xbox Series X you’re going to make sure you’ve got the right wand for the job.

One thing that is worth pointing out is that wands in Hogwarts Legacy are a purely cosmetic feature. You don’t need to worry about picking the wrong wand for your desired gameplay style as your wand will not effect that. Wands may just be cosmetic but that doesn’t make them any less important in our eyes, especially in a game with as much role-playing potential as Hogwarts legacy. For that reason too, it is important to make sure that you’ve got the best graphics settings for Hogwarts Legacy.

Without further ado then lets get into the best wand builds in Hogwarts Legacy.

What is the best wand in Hogwarts Legacy?

Near the beginning of your play-through journey in Hogwarts Legacy you will have the opportunity to choose your wand. An exciting time for any young witch or wizard, but what is the best wand to go for?

Given that wand are just cosmetic, the best wand for you is really down to your preferences in terms of aesthetics and role-playing potential. There are several factors that go into your wand choice so we’ll break them down for you here:

Wand core

Your wand’s core is what gives it its magical power and in Hogwarts legacy there are three different cores to choose from:

  • Dragon Heartstring – A Dragon Heartstring core has great potential for power but can become unstable in the wrong hands. Wands with this core are also the easiest to turn to the dark arts.
    • Famous users: Hermione Granger, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Lucius Malfoy.
  • Unicorn Hair – Unicorn Hair wands have less potential power but are the most stable and consistent of the wand cores. They are also the most loyal wand cores, often making a lasting bond with their first user.
    • Famous users: Harry Potter, and he who must not be named!
  • Phoenix Feather – Phoenix Feather wands are capable of the biggest range of magical abilities. That said they are often hard to win over and can sometimes act of their own accord.
    • Famous users: Cederic Diggory, Ron Weasley, and Neville Longbottom.

So are you more of a Potter, a Granger, or a Weasley?

Wand style

There are several different styles of wand to choose from in Hogwarts Legacy which will give your wand a distinct in game look. The different options are as follows:

  • Natural
  • Crooked Spiral
  • Ringed
  • Stalk
  • Spiral
  • Soft Spiral
  • Classic
  • Notched

Your choice here is really up to you, maybe look up what your favorite wizarding world characters wands look like for some inspiration.

Wood type

Here are the different wood types top chose from in Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Acacia
  • Alder
  • Apple
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Beech
  • Blackthorn
  • Black Walnut
  • Cedar
  • Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Cypress
  • Dogwood
  • Ebony
  • Elder
  • Elm
  • English Oak
  • Fir
  • Hawthorn
  • Hazel
  • Holly
  • Hornbeam
  • Larch
  • Laurel
  • Maple
  • Pear
  • Pine
  • Poplar
  • Red Oak
  • Redwood
  • Rowan
  • Silver Lime
  • Spruce
  • Sycamore
  • Vine
  • Walnut
  • Willow
  • Yew

Wand flexibility

You will also be able to chose how flexible your wand is. Witches and wizards who have ambitions of performing a wide variety of spells might want to go for a Supple, Swishy, or even a Very Flexible wand whereas a student with ambitions in the dark arts might go for an Unyielding, Stiff, or Rigid wand.

Wand handles

Once you’ve got your wand and truly entered the magical world you’d be forgiven for thinking that that’s where the wand customization ends in Hogwarts Legacy but that’s not the case at all!

When you’re on your adventures in the wizarding world you’ll have the opportunity to collect a whole host of handles for your wand. There is a total of 42 wand handles to be found in Hogwarts Legacy, and you can acquire them in side quests and in collection chests around the map.

The following handles are acquired through the completion of side quests:

  • Arrow – Black 
    • Side Quest: Brother’s Keeper
  • Checkerboard – Brown
    •  Side Quest: Absconder Encounter
  • Column – Beige 
    • Side Quest: E-Vase-Ive Manoeuvre
  • Orbicular – Violet 
    • Side Quest: Gobs of Gobstones
  • Avian – Grey 
    • Side Quest: Flying Off the Shelves

These handles can be found in chests:

  • Shell – Grey
  • Shell – Honey Brown
  • Shell – Metallic
  • Shell – Brown
  • Sabre – Grey
  • Sabre – Ash Brown
  • Arrow – Pink Swirl
  • Arrow – Brown
  • Basketweave – Black
  • Basketweave – Red
  • Basketweave – Blue
  • Checkerboard – Teal
  • Checkerboard – Blue
  • Corkscrew – Light and Dark Brown
  • Corkscrew – Teal Blue
  • Corkscrew – Brown
  • Regal – Pink
  • Regal – Blue
  • Regal – Black
  • Column – Teal and Brown
  • Column – Dark Brown
  • Orbicular – Brown
  • Orbicular – Gold
  • Swirl – Lilac
  • Swirl – Brown
  • Swirl – Dark Grey
  • Imperial – Brown and Gold
  • Imperial – Grey and Silver
  • Imperial – Grey and Bronze
  • Celestial – Dark Grey
  • Celestial – Blue
  • Celestial – Light Grey
  • Botanical – Gold Leaf
  • Botanical – Bronze Leaf
  • Botanical – Silver Leaf
  • Avian – Brown
  • Avian – Beige

Are wands just cosmetic in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes. Your choice of wand and wand handle will have no effect on Hogwarts Legacy’s gameplay other than the look.

What do wand handles do in Hogwarts Legacy

Wand handles in Hogwarts Legacy are purely a cosmetic feature.

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