Favors those who are steadfast, strong-willed, with a sense of justice, sturdy and focused. Juniper wands and greatly excel in protective spells (and thus also dueling and dueling spells). In ancient wizarding times, wizards and witches would often burn juniper wood at funerals to deter malignant spirits, which also makes this wand type good for evil repelling spells and Defence Against the Dark Arts. Those wizard and witches who are with a juniper wand tend to stand their ground and won't back down unless they absolutely have to. The owners of such wands tend to be steady and sturdy on their feet and not easily knocked down in a fight, which is yet another trait favored by oak wands. However, juniper is known for having a more ruthless and violent nature compared to the gentler, kinder side of oak.