|“||The survivor’s wand.||”|
–Gerbold Ollivander, wandmaker
Fir has been called ‘the survivor’s wand,’ because fir wands have belong to wizards who subsequently passed through mortal peril unscathed. There is no doubt that this wood, coming as it does from the most resilient of trees, produces wands that demand staying power and strength of purpose in their true owners, and that they are poor tools in the hands of the changeable and indecisive. Fir wands are particularly suited to transfiguration, and favour owners of focused, strong-minded and, occasionally, intimidating demeanour.