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Actually, that was something exclusive to the movie. In the book, Harry tells Dumbledore's portrait, "I'm putting the Elder Wand back where it came from." There is no indication that snapping the wand and throwing it off a cliff is putting it back where it came from. Either way, Harry does so to break its power. The wand's power comes from each owner of the wand being defeated (usually by death) so that the defeater/murderer may obtain the wand and its powers. By leaving the wand alone and living a natural life, Harry would break that pattern.

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What is harry's wand called?

No wands have names in harry potter, except the elder wand. Harry's wand is just referred to as "Harry's wand".

How did the elder wand get to dumbledore?

Actually, Dumbledore didn't intend on Harry getting the Elder Wand. As said in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", the only way you become the master of the wand is either you disarm the master and/or, you kill them. So when Draco disarmed Dumbledore in the sixth book that made Draco the master. In the seventh book, at Malfoy Manor, Harry disarmed Draco by taking his wand, making him the master of the Elder Wand.

Did Draco Malfoy take the elder wand from Albus Dumbledore after he died?

Draco was the actual master of the elder wand because Dumbledore's death was already planned, so when Snape killed him, it wasn't actually a takeover of the wand. Because Draco was the last to disarm Dumbledore, or 'take' his wand, it recognized Draco as it's master. This is how Voldemort was ultimately killed, because Harry was using Draco's original wand. The elder wand recognized the wand as its master's, so Voldemort's killing curse was turned back upon him. However, Draco never actually had the Elder Wand in his possession. He never even knew he was the master until Harry revealed it.

Why doesnt the elder wand belong to Voldemort after he kills harry?

because he doesnt kill harry potter. he kills the horcrux that he accidently placed inside harry on the night when james and lily died. that is why harry comes back to life. he is not dead, the horcrux is

Why does Voldemort kill himself?

He doesn't. Actually he does but it is an accident.. When Voldemort had the elder wand he did not know that even though he had possession of it he did not hold the power to it.... let me explain When Snape agreed with dumbledore to kill dumbledore it was a agreement planned so the power of the elder wand would have stayed with dumbledore but when Draco disarmed Albus up on the astronomy tower he took possession of the elder wand then when harry took dracos wand in malfoy manor he took possession of the power of the elder wand.... so what happened was the elder wand would not kill harry cause harry was it's true master so it rebounded and hit voldemort... there fore that was how voldemoret died

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What is the strongest Harry Potter wand?

The strongest wand in the Harry Potter series is the Elder Wand.

Which is the strongest wand?

If your question is about Harry Potter's world, then it is the Elder Wand.

Is the elder wand in ollivander wand shop?

No. In the story it is now in Dumbledores tomb after Deathly Hallows. Harry returned it there so that when Harry dies so will the power of the Elder wand.

How did Malfroy come to own the Elder Wand?

Malfoy never held or owned the Elder Wand. He was the Master of the Elder Wand because he had disarmed Dumbledore, who was the owner of the Elder Wand. Harry later disarmed Malfoy, so he became the Master of the Elder Wand.

What is the special wand called in Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows?

The Elder wand.

In the book Harry Potter What is the wand of destiny made out of what material that has a reputation for being unlucky?

the wand was made of elder wood, thus its nickname "the elder wand"

Can you buy the Elder Wand at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

Online you can buy an Albus Dumbledore wand which is the Elder Wand and they will sell it in the park. So yes you can.

If the wand Draco was holding when harry disarmed him wasnt the elder wand how then does harry become master of the elder wand?

i think it was all planned out by dumbledore! Actually when Draco dis-armed Dumbledore in The half Blood Prince, at the end right before Dumbledore was killed, the elder wand would then work for Draco, Then in the Deathly hallows when Harry dis-armed Draco that allowed him to be able to use the elder wand

Why didn't Harry stop Voldemort from taking the Elder Wand?

It was too late. Voldemort already knew where the Elder Wand was and was going to get it.

What wand did Harry Potter defeat Lord Voldemort with?

Harry used the Hawthorn wand that was previously Draco Malfoy's. It went like this:In order to truly own the Elder wand, a wizard would have to take the wand of the current master against their wishes. Albus Dumbledore was the true master of the Elder wand. Draco Malfoy became the next true owner when he disarmed Albus Dumbledore right before his death. However, the Elder wand was buried with Dumbledore. Draco never knew he was the new master. Later, Harry took Draco's Hawthorn wand while he was escaping Malfoy Manor. Since Malfoy was the current master of the Elder wand, this passed the Elder wand's ownership on to Harry. In the meantime, Voldemort broke into Dumbledore's tomb and stole the Elder wand. Voldemort thought that Snape was the new master, as he had killed Dumbledore, not realizing that Draco had disarmed Dumbledore. Voldemort killed Snape and believed himself to be the new Elder wand master. When it came down to the final duel in the Great Hall, Voldemort used the Elder wand that Harry was now master of. Voldemort cast an Avada Kedavra curse at Harry. Harry cast an Expelliarmus spell. Since Harry was the master of the wand Voldemort was using, the Elder Wand would not kill its true master, therefore, Voldemort's Avada Kedavra rebounded off of the Expelliarmus and killed him.

Is harry potter owner of the leder wand explain how harry had possesion of the elder wand?

The night in the astronomytower Draco disarmed Dumbledore meaning he possesed the elder wand and snape killed dumbledore but the wand is Draco's So he didnt own the wand as he killed dumble dore and then harry disarmed draco in deathly hallows part 1 so the wand is Harry's and in Part 2 Voldemort thinking it was snape's killed him and he thought that the elder wand was his and when they dueled Harry and Voldemort, Voldemort hit harry with the killing curse but The wand Don't dare to kill its owner so it flew to harry himself

How does harry get the elder wand from Voldemort?

Well the Elder wand has a long backstory but basically Dumbledore starts off with it in the book. Then when Draco disarms Dumbledore he becomes it's master unknowingly. Then Harry over powers Draco becoming the new owner. Voldemort kills Snape who killed Dumbledore so he BELIEVES that he is the true master of the Elder Wand. Then Harry and Voldemort face off Harry being the master of the Elder Wand. Voldemort's wand (The Elder wand) Then flies to it's true owner leaving Voldemort defenceless. Hope it helps!