Dumbledore uses the Elder Wand to extract a memory Made from various kinds of wood, containing a core from substances such as dragon heartstring. A wand (sometimes magic wand) is a thin, hand-held stick or rod made of wood, stone, ivory, . implement for corporal punishment, in the generic sense: either a multiple rod or a single branch (switch or cane), but not a specific physical type. Each wand consists of a specific type of wood that surrounds a core of magical substance. Although the wand cores may come from the same creature, or the.