Most Popular Wand Stitches Amongst Overlords (2016)

Most Popular Wand Stitches (2016)

Aaron WaterCaster

Aarron WaterCaster with his Everlasting Staff

We have many awesome wand designs in Wizard101. Can you guess which wand designs are the most popular wand stitches? Some of them are pretty obvious if you’ve spent any time in the Arena! There might be a few surprises though. Let’s take a look at what wands our overlords use! 

For this guide, I collected pictures of 389 overlords with their wands. Yes I know 389 is a weird number to end up with. I got bored at that point, okay? It happens.

Why overlords and not just anyone I ran into?

I have two reasons. First and foremost, I was actually collecting data for a different article that will take a little longer to write. For that article I specifically needed overlords, so it made sense to use the same wizards for this article as well. In addition, I feel the Arena is a very good place to collect data for a fashion article. There aren’t many places where you’ll run across an equally fashion-conscious bunch of people. I briefly considered the Wu Commons, but dismissed that idea for obvious reasons.

I’m not sure whether you’ll agree, but I’d say people in the Arena are a little bit judgemental at times. This can be aimed at gear options, but just as easily at the look someone chooses for themselves. I’ve had so many people expressing a dislike for my Ice Wizard’s hair. People are superficial! Consequently many people put a lot of thought into their fashion choices in the Arena.

 

Most popular wands: shape

Trophy of the Raucous Court

Trophy of the Raucous Court

Wands come in all shapes and sizes. First of all we have swords, staffs, axes, hammers and bows – the fairly normal sort of weapons. In addition, we also have flutes, skulls, floating eyes, floating books, guitars, crystals and that weird ball thing from Barkingham. Isn’t it lovely that we have such variation?

Of all the shapes of wands, swords are still the most popular, with 37 % of overlords (which means 142 wizards) being of the sword variety. Staffs are not far behind: 31 % of overlords (119 wizards) used some kind of a staff as a wand. The proud number three is what you’ve been expecting all along, I bet: 61 wizards (16 %) carried a flute.

After that, the amount of people carrying one shape of wand starts to dwindle. Only 4 % of the overlords used the floating creepy winged eye as their wand. These were usually not stitched. This is interesting, because apparently the design of this wand is attractive enough to our overlords. They leave it as is instead of stitching it to something prettier. Axes of various kinds are popular among 3 % of the population. Skulls are another popular design among 2 % of overlords, also not stitched.

 

Most popular wands: how they were acquired

Acquired How popular wands

Before we get into the specifics of these wands, here’s an overview of where our overlords acquired their wands.

The four most popular kinds of wands are wands that are dropped (28 %), wands that require a code (22 %) and wands from bundles (16 %) and packs (12 %).

In addition, 9 % used Arena tickets for their wand, 7 % crafted theirs and 5 % used Crowns in the Crown Shop or at a Vendor.

 

 

 

 

Dropped Wands

These are wands that are dropped somewhere in the Spiral. While most of them are no-trade, some can be sold in the Bazaar as well. These wands require a bit of farming, but the consensus amongst overlords seems to be that they’re worth it.

If we’re looking at the popularity of a single dropped wand, the two top contestants are the Avalanche’s Legendary Cutlass (12 wizards) and Redwind’s Viridian Blade (15 wizards). Both of these are very sparkly and have an unusual shape.

Nathan Shadow with

Nathan Shadow with Avalanche’s Legendary Cutlass

Nicole DarkLeaf popular wand

Nicole Darkleaf with Redwind’s Viridian Blade

me

Me, with Oyotomi’s Jade Blade XD

Justin Pants wih Plague Oni's Sapphire Blade

Justin Pants wih Plague Oni’s Sapphire Blade

Another type of dropped wand, however, is also pretty popular: 19 wizards chose to stitch a Mooshu wand. Of these wands, Oyotomi’s Jade Blade and Plague Oni’s Sapphire Blade were the most popular. I found this handy guide with pictures of all the Mooshu wands. I love these wands and have multiple wizards sporting one. They’re simple but elegant.

Other popular dropped wands include the Lambent’s Cane of Radiance, which you can get from Lambent Fire behind a skeleton key in the Crystal Caves (AV). A total of 6 wizards used this wand, which is not a bad amount, if you think how short of a time that boss has been around. Another 6 wizards used Malistaire’s wands. This surprised me, as I wouldn’t have thought it would have been that popular to stitch. It seems the wand’s rough look and color scheme pleases some people. Also worth mentioning are the Soulsinger’s Soulsword (dropped by Ivan Soulsinger in the Drake Hatchery) and Winged Deliverance (dropped in Mirror Lake), both of which are beautiful swords used by 5 overlords each.

Deirdre

Deirde with Lambent’s Cane of Radiance

Jack MoonStone with a wand from Malistaire

Jack MoonStone with a Malistaire wand

Nathan JadeFist with Winged Deliverance

Nathan JadeFist with Winged Deliverance

Victoria Ward with Soulsinger's Soulsword

Victoria Ward with Soulsinger’s Soulsword

 

Code Wands from Wizard101 Fansites

Code wands are wands you could originally only get by receiving a code from one of Wizard101’s official fansites. As a result, these codes were hard to get and people almost fought over them. Right now it seems like the pressure has gone down a little, because you can now fish for these wands as well! If you go to Elephant Graveyard in Zafaria, you can get these wands with a little bit of patience and luck.

FrostCaller's collection of Fansite wands :)

FrostCaller‘s collection of Fansite wands 🙂

Code wand name # of wizards
Staff of the Imperator 1
Warpwood Wand 1
Valor 1
Goldenbeak 2
Staff of the Querent 2
Blue Raptor 7
Umbra Blade 15
Dragonclaw Blade 17
Amaranthine Staff 18
Fog Staff 20

 

All duelist101 pride aside (Dragonclaw Blade in third place, yes!), this list doesn’t contain many surprises.

Of course Fog and Amaranthine are in first and second place. Blue Raptor has gained more popularity recently, giving it a solid fifth place.

Valor, while only used once, is interesting because it’s very rare. I personally love the Warpwood Wand, so I’m glad it’s present even once in this list!

 

Bundle Wands

Bundle wands are the third most popular group, but there is a decided of variation in this group. You guessed it, these are the flute wands from the Mega Bundle! Of the 63 bundle wand overlords I collected, 61 were sporting a flute. The other 2 had a Mystic Grimoire.

Alexandra with the black flute

Alexandra with the black&white flute

Allison Strider

Allison Strider with the black&blue flute

Angel LegendDreamer with the green&blue flute

Angel LegendDreamer with the green&blue flute

Nicholas Breeze

Nicholas Breeze with the Mystic Grimoire

 

Pack Wands

My 389 warlords carried a total of 46 pack wands, which came from a total of 15 different packs. The most popular pack is by far Terror’s Hoard, with 17 appearances. Second in line is Road Warrior’s Hoard, which accounts for 7 appearances.

It’s important to draw attention to the fact that this guide accounts only for the pack wands that actually LOOK like pack wands. The amount of pack wands being used is much higher than apparent from this guide. Many who do have a pack wand, stitch it to look like something entirely different. However, 17 people did seem to be fond of the floating eye look from Terror’s Hoard, while 7 didn’t mind the look of the floating skulls enough to waste crowns on stitching.

Wolf StrongHammer with

Wolf StrongHammer with Fortune Teller’s Peerless Eye

Joseph PearlDust with Eye of the Soothsayer

Joseph PearlDust with Eye of the Soothsayer

Jack Shadow

Jack Shadow with the Deathmetal Skull

Emma Jade with the Rapturerider's Skull

Emma Jade with the Rapturerider’s Skull

 

Arena Ticket Wands

Staff of Flashing Blades

Staff of Flashing Blades

There are currently only two wands available for Arena Tickets, so there isn’t much variation here either. The Staff of Flashing Blades looks magnificent with its turning blades. It’s of course also one of the best wand available for Legendary wizards, so no wonder it’s popular. Of the 16 people using the Staff of Flashing Blades, 11 were actually different wands, stitched to look like the Staff of Flashing Blades. The stitched ones were on wizards of all levels: from adept to prodigious.

 

 

Duelist's Dancing Blade

Duelist’s Dancing Blade

Another, slightly less popular arena ticket wand is the Duelist’s Dancing Blade, which 8 of the overlords favored. Of these, 6 were stitched. I suppose these overlords bought the level 10 version for 3000 tickets and stitched it to their actual wand.

 

 

 

 

Crafted Wands

Of the crafted wands, there are two above all that have gained popularity: the Volcanic Staff (7 overlords) and the Staff of Stasis (5 overlords). Both of these are excellent choices, especially for Fire and Balance wizards respectively. These are 2 of the 7 wands you can craft in Celestia (see our guide for more info).

In addition, five people decided to craft one of the Khrysalis wands. It seems like these wands should be more popular than they currently are. It might be that people just aren’t aware they exist yet. If so, check them out here. The issue might also be that most of these wands are staffs, while people seem to prefer swords in general.

Nicholas with

Nicholas with the Volcanic Staff

Paul StarCaller with the Staff of Stasis

Paul StarCaller with the Staff of Stasis

Ethan LegendCloud

Ethan LegendCloud with Heart of Darkness

Luis MoonTamer with Soul of Winter

Luis MoonTamer with Soul of Winter

In addition, there were two people that crafted a wand in Grizzleheim: the Hammer of the Stone Sky and Winter’s Guardian Axe. There could be on additional one still: the Blade of Storm’s Fury. This wand looks almost identical to the Galvanic Blade. Hence, I had trouble placing these two in the right category. I ended up putting them under Dropped wands, because somehow I felt people are more likely to farm for a wand than to craft it.

 

Crowns Wands

Crowns wands are not especially common, but one of them does stand out as fairly popular: the Cerulean Edge. This yellow blade, used by 9 overlords, looks great when contrasted with a blue outfit! I prefer the more subtle but similarly shaped Dragonclaw Blade though. Second most common, with 3 appearances, is the Talon of Pestilence. Not a bad choice for Storm wizards or those who love the color purple, I would say!

Holiday Only wands are fairly rare: only 4 people chose to stitch one of those. Two were Easter related, one sold around Christmas and one acquired from Pat o’Gold.

Aaron Breeze with the Cerulean Blade

Aaron Breeze with the Cerulean Blade

Brandon Storm with the Talon of Pestilence

Brandon Storm with the Talon of Pestilence

Ellie Bear with the Wild Hare Scepter

Ellie Bear with the Wild Hare Scepter

Wolf Vault with the Sacred Heart Staff

Wolf Vault with the Sacred Heart Staff

 

And now… what you’ve all been waiting for… Here’s the top 10 most popular wands!

Place Wand name # of wizards
#10 Cerulean Edge 9
#9 Fortune Teller’s Peerless Eye 11
#8 Avalanche’s Legendary Cutlass 12
#7 Redwind’s Viridian Blade 15
#6 Umbra Blade 15
#5 Dragonclaw Blade 17
#4 Amaranthine Staff 18
#3 Fog Staff 20
#2 Staff of Flashing Blades 27
#1 Flute 61

 

Flutes galore!

As you can see from the list, flutes are currently overwhelmingly in fashion. This is a recent thing, which, I think, was happened when Kingsisle decided to make the Fansite Code wands available by fishing. Suddenly, the Fog Staff and Amaranthine Staff (the previous most coveted wands) got a little bit too easy to get. It seems the Flute is too easy to get as well though, since everyone is using it now! I have to admit that this is a pretty awesome wand. The casting animation and the music coming from the flute were both excellent choices by the developers. Other musical instrument wands, like the guitars and the lute, never got as popular.

Flashy Blades

Our number 2 – The Staff of Flashing Blades – is interesting because not all of these wands were stitched. Sixteen of my overlords used the Staff of Flashing Blades as an actual weapon. The other eleven had stitched another weapon to look like the Staff of Flashing Blades. It seems like Kingsisle did a great job with designing this wand! People don’t always feel the need to stitch it to look prettier, and some people actually go out of their way to get the Flashing Blade look. You can buy this wand for Arena tickets.

Fansite Code Wands

Spots 3 till 6 are taken up by Fansite Code Wands: first comes the Fog Staff, used by 20 overlords. It’s near-twin, the Amaranthine Staff, follows with 18 overlords. Both of these are very similar. It has always seemed to me that those people who had Fog wanted Amaranthine, and those who wanted Amaranthine had Fog. As such, people must be very happy that these wands are more easily available nowadays. At fifth place, with 17 overlords, comes our very own Dragonclaw Blade. You can’t believe how proud I am of that! I’ve always feared that people might underestimate the quiet strength and beauty of the Duelist101 wand. Umbra Blade shines at sixth place. This has never been my favorite, but I can see how it might suit some people.

The Drake Hatchery

Seventh place goes to a wand that attracts both males and females. Redwind’s Viridian Blade is interesting enough to do well with the guys, but pretty enough to satisfy our girly overlords. The leaves streaming off its curvy blade are gorgeous. This is definitely a wand worth farming for! You can get it from Valeska Redwind, who resides in the Secure House in the Drake Hatcher (DS). Eighth place was a surprise for me. I didn’t expect to see nearly as many of the Avalanche’s Legendary Cutlass as I did. Twelve overlords decided that this was the perfect wand for them. You can farm for this one in the Drake Hatchery as well, from Avalanche in the Skythorn Tower. I wasn’t aware prior to writing this guide that Dragonspyre was in fact the source of such beautiful weaponry!

Beauty is in the Eye…

Ninth place goes to the Fortune Teller’s Peerless Eye. This one is another of those “too cool to stitch” wands. Apparently, due to its original and slightly frightening look, it is common for overlords to decide to just go with the natural look of the wand and not stitch it! However, I did run into quite a few of these stitched into other wands as well. All in all, with 11 overlords sporting it, this is nevertheless a fairly popular choice!

Yellow there!

Last but not least: in tenth place shines and sparkles the Cerulean Edge, a less subtle version of the Dragonclaw Blade. This yellow blade looks awesome when combined with a dark blue outfit, I think. Get it in the Crown Shop today!

 

Did I miss anything you really wanted to know?

What’s your favorite wand?

 

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  • Guy

    🙁 I want a flute wand but I didn’t see the point in buying a bundle when the flute is the only thing in it that has any value to me xD

    • Alex Thunderstaff

      Wizzy has had throw back events where you can buy the flute by itself at a very reasonable price, keep your eyes open it has happened a few times on Thursdays

      • Guy

        Cool, thanks! Had no clue about that, hopefully they put it in the crown shop sometime 😀

    • Christopher Mikhitaryan

      I bet the Flute wand wil come to Mirage, and maybe the Flute wand will be in the Bazaar once we hit lvl 112,114,116 and 118 🙂

      • ValdusFireHeart

        You bet wrong thats never gonna happen…

  • William DeathWhisper

    Love this post: 10000000%
    Thank you!
    Fashion sense: 0%
    It will be better!
    😉

  • Wolf FireBreath

    Sick article, love it!

  • Valdus

    Neat. I have had a flute wand in my gift box for some time now, not sure what colors to redeem it for. Perhaps I’ll leave it a bit longer until its popularity declines 😀

    As a side – all the guys seem to be wearing mostly the same boots (one of 2 designs)!

    • Mora Misthead

      Yep those commander boots usually stay unstitched too! Seems people like the look. I have another fashion article coming at one point looking into that XD Nicely spotted!

  • Ryan

    Sword of valor

  • Adam Balaz

    How can I get Fog Staff? 🙂

    • Christopher Mikhitaryan

      From Zafaria graveyard to do fishing 🙂

  • fgyt0

    Can you get flute by fishing?

    • Alex Thunderstaff

      The flute wand only comes from the sultan’s bundle not from fishing because it is not a fansite code wand 🙂

      • Mora Misthead

        Just like fgyt0 apparently, I heard it drops as a fishing reward in the Sultan’s Palace. I haven’t gotten it myself though. Can’t confirm.

      • fgyt0

        Well but i believe some bundle wands can bedropped from fishing chests. Some of my friends have attained the Arcane’s Smith Hammer from fishing chests before, so…

  • ValdusFireheart

    How about mondolins?

    • Mora Misthead

      Good question! I guess they’re too rare! I like them though 🙂

  • Bill Cheng

    Does anybody know what the robe Justin Pants is wearing is called?

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