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16th Aug '16 8:03:27 PM Galacton
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The Magic Wand may overlap with SimpleStaff or CarryABigStick, resulting in the hybrid-weapon capable of both magic and melee combat, the MagicStaff. It's not uncommon for either of these forms to be LoyalPhlebotinum.

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The Magic Wand may overlap be combined with SimpleStaff or CarryABigStick, resulting in the hybrid-weapon capable of both magic and melee combat, the MagicStaff. It's not uncommon for either of these forms to be LoyalPhlebotinum.
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23rd Jun '16 4:11:05 AM Yozzy
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Harry has both a rod ''and'' a staff; his ex jokes about how he seems to favor phallic foci. Harry's blasting rod and his staff have different functions, as well. The staff allows him to use magic more subtly, enabling him to have a much finer control over wind or telekinesis magic. The blasting rod, on the other hand, does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Harry uses it to control his power and unleash extremely powerful evocations in tightly focused beams - although in a few cases, he ends up using such magic without needing the rod, such as when he [[spoiler: spears Tessa through the heart with a blue-white spear of fire in ''Small Favor'']].

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In the Dresdenverse, they have variants of wands that aren't quite distinct from [[MagicStaff staves]], in the sense that both are magic foci. Harry Dresden has both a rod "blasting rod" ''and'' a staff; his ex jokes about how he seems to favor phallic foci. staff. Harry's blasting rod and is a hand-carved stick the size of a small baton, enchanted to specialize in focusing his fire magic much better than his staff have different functions, as well. would and has the advantage of being more concealable. The staff is more general purpose, and allows him to use magic more subtly, enabling him to have a much finer broader range of magic though it doesn't quite help him as much with fine control. In the Dresdenverse, a wizard could, on paper, use the same spell with or without a focusing tool, but doing so would be much more tiring and prone to diminished effectiveness; in practice, using foci would allow a wizard access to spells they might not normally have access to, due to limits on magical control over wind or telekinesis magic. The blasting rod, on the other hand, does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Harry uses it (like Harry's shield bracelet allowing him to control his power and unleash extremely powerful evocations in tightly focused beams - although in a few cases, he ends call up using such a [[DeflectorShields magic without needing the rod, such as when he [[spoiler: spears Tessa through the heart with a blue-white spear of fire in ''Small Favor'']].shield]]).
11th Jun '16 7:11:18 PM tytoman
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* Wands are used for combat in the first of the ''YoungWizards'' novel, but this trope is never revisited in the later books.

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* Wands are used for combat in the first of the ''YoungWizards'' novel, but this trope is never revisited [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and then mostly dropped in the later books.books]]. However, the ''way'' they're used fits with certain principles that are explained later. Most wizardries can be done using only [[LanguageOfMagic the Speech]] and a wizard's personal energy, but certain materials that vary from spell to spell can make the casting easier or less costly. Hence Nita's wand of choice (a Rowan stick left out under a full moon) is good for wielding weaponized moonlight, while Kit's (a noon-forged steel antenna) can summon jets of molten steel.
30th May '16 6:44:10 PM Elle
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** '''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''' has a number of true wands (for Conjurors/White Mages) and scepters (for Thaumaturges/Black Mages) as well as two-handed MagicStaff options. The staffs have more raw casting power but a fairly unique feature is that the one handed wands can be equipped with light shields for extra defense, useful for lower-level {{Squishy Wizard}}s going solo.
20th May '16 12:08:23 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''[[{{Shrek}} Shrek 2]]'' the Fairy Godmother has a wand that she uses to cast magic. Too bad her magic can be reflected by shiny metal armor.

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* In ''[[{{Shrek}} Shrek 2]]'' ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' the Fairy Godmother has a wand that she uses to cast magic. Too bad her magic can be reflected by shiny metal armor.
14th May '16 9:41:49 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade creates a set of magic fans that she uses in battle, doubles as a MythologyGag to the JackieChanAdventures opening sequence, where Jade is seen with two fans.

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* In ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade creates a set of magic fans that she uses in battle, doubles as a MythologyGag to the JackieChanAdventures WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures opening sequence, where Jade is seen with two fans.
6th May '16 7:42:02 AM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' has elderly mage Crispin give Graham a magic wand at the beginning of the game, and principal antagonist Mordack uses a wand (although Mordack is able to cast spells without it, the only one he casts is one to get his wand)

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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'':
** In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'', you need to "borrow" Manannan's magic wand to use magic. Be ''very'' careful to return it before he wakes up from his nap, or it's GameOver for you. However, you only use the wand to prepare spells - you just wave the wand over certain items, say the magic incantation, and afterwards said item is all you need in order to cast the spell.
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''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' has elderly mage Crispin give Graham a magic wand at the beginning of the game, and principal antagonist Mordack uses a wand (although Mordack is able to cast spells without it, the only one he casts is one to get his wand)



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', fairies have wands. They need them to grant wishes, but sometimes they are capable of performing magic without them.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', fairies have wands. They need them to grant wishes, but sometimes they are capable of performing magic without them. A very frequent plot element is that Cosmo and Wanda get separated from their wands, preventing them from undoing one of Timmy's harmful wishes.
2nd May '16 12:39:20 PM GlassRain
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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has dedicated magical tools, which can be any object the mage feels is magically relevent (though there are some special ones based on things like political faction) ranging from traditional wands and goblets to iPods and laptops. While unnecessary, the relevence the tool has to the mage enhances their soul's connection to the source of magic, and thus decreases the chance of damaging reality through malfunctions. However in the Mage games there are also objects which possess powers of their own referred to as "talismans.

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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has dedicated magical tools, which can be any object the mage feels is magically relevent relevant (though there are some special ones based on things like political faction) ranging from traditional wands and goblets to iPods and laptops. While unnecessary, the relevence the tool has to the mage enhances their soul's connection to the source of magic, and thus decreases the chance of damaging reality through malfunctions. However in the Mage games there are also objects which possess powers of their own referred to as "talismans.
















** They also tend to provide useful stats for casters, similiar to the weapons these classes will usually carry while casting (mostly Staves, Swords, Daggers and Maces, neither of which get much use as an actual weapon).

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** They also tend to provide useful stats for casters, similiar similar to the weapons these classes will usually carry while casting (mostly Staves, Swords, Daggers and Maces, neither of which get much use as an actual weapon).



** Necromancers in ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' use wands that provide bonuses to their spells, and Sorceresses used Staves. However, they're used as clubs in combat. Weak, easily breakable, expensive to repair clubs: but if you need to use it as a club, you're probably doing it wrong, though they often apply impressive elemental damage to their attackes. One particular unique staff, the "Ribcracker", gives no bonuses to skills but instead has several +damage or +attack speed modifiers. It is surprisingly good for SpamAttack builds such as Zealot Paladins or Werewolf Druids.

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** Necromancers in ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' use wands that provide bonuses to their spells, and Sorceresses used Staves. However, they're used as clubs in combat. Weak, easily breakable, expensive to repair clubs: but if you need to use it as a club, you're probably doing it wrong, though they often apply impressive elemental damage to their attackes.attacks. One particular unique staff, the "Ribcracker", gives no bonuses to skills but instead has several +damage or +attack speed modifiers. It is surprisingly good for SpamAttack builds such as Zealot Paladins or Werewolf Druids.






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* Every magician in ''Webcomic/{{Gloomverse}}'' gets one of these, matching the theme of their powers. Along with a NiceHat.
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* A common gag amongst children's magicians is a break-away wand, which appears solid in the magicians hands, but collapses as soon as it's handed to a child. Sometimes it's the other way around. This gag is usually repeated several times, sometimes as a running gag throughout a show.

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* A common gag amongst among children's magicians is a break-away wand, which appears solid in the magicians hands, but collapses as soon as it's handed to a child. Sometimes it's the other way around. This gag is usually repeated several times, sometimes as a running gag throughout a show.
10th Apr '16 9:05:28 AM Eievie
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If the wand in question appears on a fortune-telling card, it's TarotMotifs - likely either the Magician or the Ace of Wands. Sometimes in Anime and Manga, a staff's powers will be tied to an ''[[ZigzagPaperTassel onusa]]'' for use by {{Miko}} or {{onmyo|do}}ji. These also tend to be more associated with {{Fairies}}, especially {{Fairy Godmother}}s, than wizards.

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If the wand in question appears on a fortune-telling card, it's TarotMotifs - likely TarotMotifs--likely either the Magician or the Ace of Wands. Sometimes in Anime and Manga, a staff's powers will be tied to an ''[[ZigzagPaperTassel onusa]]'' for use by {{Miko}} or {{onmyo|do}}ji. These also tend to be more associated with {{Fairies}}, especially {{Fairy Godmother}}s, than wizards.



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22nd Jan '16 7:47:10 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'': "Patty Keene actually imagined Dwayne's waving a magic wand at her troubles and dreams." This is followed by Vonnegut's drawing of what the wand would look like.
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