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The wand of Severus Snape was of an unknown length, wood and core.


This wand was possibly bought by Severus Snape at age eleven, probably from Ollivander's Wand Shop, before he started his first year of magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1971.

During his years as Hogwarts student, he became an incredibly skilful and powerful wizard, managing to create several spells of his own invention, many of which were dark charms, such as the highly dangerous curse Sectumsempra.[2][3][4]

Snape casting Expelliarmus with his wand

As a Hogwarts professor, he participated as Gilderoy Lockhart's "helper" in his Duelling Club in 1992, disarming him in front of several students and disintegrating a snake conjured by Draco Malfoy to attack Harry Potter.[5]

In 1994, Sirius Black took this wand after Harry, Ron, and Hermione disarmed Snape in the Shrieking Shack. He then used it to reveal Scabbers as Peter Pettigrew.[1]

During 1996, Snape used his wand to perform Legilimency on Harry Potter as a means to teach him Occlumency, as well as to extract his own memories into the Hogwarts Pensieve beforehand.[6]

In 1997, Snape reluctantly killed Albus Dumbledore, casting the Killing Curse with this very wand, in a previous arrangement to spare Dumbledore a terminal condition that would have brought a more painful death.[7] He also duelled Harry in his escape from Hogwarts, deflecting and anticipating all of the opponent's moves.[4]

It is unknown what happened to the wand after Severus's death, although it is possible it was buried along with Snape's body, which is common practise in the wizarding world.


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 19 (The Servant of Lord Voldemort)
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 21 (The Unknowable Room)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 24 (Occlumency)
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 27 (The Lightning-Struck Tower)