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"He pulled the piece of parchment out of Harry’s hand and set fire to it with his wand tip."
— Moody burning a piece of parchment nonverbally with the Fire-Making Spell[src]

The wand of Alastor Moody was of unknown length, wood and core.


Like most wizards and witches in Great Britain, it is likely he purchased it at Ollivanders at the age of eleven before beginning his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

He was able to perform powerful magic with this wand, such as being able to cast the Disillusionment Charm,[1] nonverbal magic,[2] as well as defeating many Dark wizards during his career as an Auror,[3] personally killing Evan Rosier.[4] Bartemius Crouch Junior was able to cast all three Unforgivable Curses with this wand while impersonating Moody via Polyjuice Potion during the 1994–1995 school year at Hogwarts.[5]

On 18 June 1996, Moody used his wand during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in order to fight the Death Eaters in the Death Chamber.[6]

The wand was lost during the Battle of the Seven Potters on 27 July 1997, when it was blown out of its owner's hand and fell hundreds of feet to the ground, shortly followed by Moody himself who was killed in the battle by Lord Voldemort.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, his wand is shown to be quite short with battle marks over it. It is unknown if the battle marks are part of the design or real.
  • A new version of the wand was released by the Noble Collection. It is larger than the original that was available in an Ollivander's box and it has two rings with a metallic look. This altered look likely reflects a change in the wand's design that occurred after the production of Goblet of Fire, as the original prop of the wand displayed at the Warner Bros studio tour in London resembles a shorter version of the second wand produced by the noble collection, but with a swirled handle and a rougher, bumped design on the round end. The 'Ollivanders box' version of the wand is accurate to its appearance in The Goblet of Fire, and the version in the collector's box is most likely a relatively inaccurate attempt at replicating the second version of the wand, with aspects of the design lifted from the first. However, this is unconfirmed, as no wand belonging to Moody was ever seen on the screen other than in The Goblet of Fire.[8]
  • Barty Crouch Jnr may have won this wand's allegiance when he overpowered, defeated and kidnapped Moody before the start of Harry's fourth year. It is most likely he did, considering he was able to cast many difficult spells without any apparent problems. Furthermore, it is unknown how it worked for Alastor Moody after he was freed, as it is never stated how a wand that has been won behaves towards its original master afterwards.


Notes and references[]

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 4 (Number Twelve Grimmauld Place)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 11 (Aboard the Hogwarts Express)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 30 (The Pensieve)
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 35 (Beyond the Veil)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 5 (Fallen Warrior)
  8. See this YouTube video