It’s no surprise then that players are eager to personalise their wand with Hogwarts Legacy wand customization. Choosing, or more accurately, getting chosen by your wand is a big event for up-and-coming witches and wizards.
There are a variety of other ways to personalise your wizarding time at Hogwarts, including designing your own witch or wizard during Hogwarts Legacy character creation, adding flair with Hogwarts Legacy character customization, and choosing your House in the Hogwarts Legacy House sorting process.
Players can customize their wand, with a variety of Hogwarts Legacy wand customization options available, including wand design, style, and wand cores.
The Hogwarts Legacy wand customization options are:
- Wand Style – eight wand styles that change the shape and design of the wand, with three colour variations for each.
- Wood Type – changes the type of wood, as well as the length and flexibility of the wand.
- Wand Core – Dragon Heartstring, Unicorn Hair, or Phoenix Feather wand cores.
- Wand Handles – collected throughout the game to change appearance.
The wand style, wood type, and wand core choices are all made when players get their own wand when visiting Ollivanders during the main story and cannot be changed once this process is over. After all, once the wand chooses you, it’s yours.
However, as you progress through the game you’ll find plenty of wand handles, which is a wand customization option that can be changed whenever you want. This is a good solution to adding depth to wand customization without changing the wand itself.
Furthermore, Hogwarts Legacy wand customization is purely for roleplaying purposes. Details such as the wood type, flexibility, and length serve no purpose other than to immerse yourself in the world and the feeling of getting your own wand.
Now you’ve explored Hogwarts Legacy wand customization, it’s time to get out there and explore Hogwarts itself. You can do this by starting with the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms and the Hogwarts Legacy companions that will accompany you as you choose your Hogwarts Legacy house. For more on the game, be sure to check out our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough which is packed with guides.
Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.
While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.
If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.