The Elder Wand, also known as the Deathstick and the Wand of Destiny, among other names, was a wand of unrivalled power created by Allectus Livingston. It was crafted out of Elder wood, was 15 inches long, and had a core of a Thestral hair. It was stolen out of Livingston's workshop in the middle of the night by Antioch Peverell. In the hands of Peverell, it became a thing of legend, one of the three Deathly Hallows.
The Elder Wand was a fluke. Nothing special distinguished it from any other of Livingston's products. Livingston, though hearing of the legendary wand, never surmised that it was of his own design.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- "The Tale of the Three Brothers"