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Origin

The Wand of Watoomb are a magical artifact created by Watoomb.[3]

There may be six of them across the dimensions, all bearing the same name.[1] They are one-foot long crystalline batons with demonic heads carved on either end.

Hyborian Age

During the Age of Conan, a priestess of Yog wielded what appeared to be a Wand of Watoomb.The priestess used it to conjure the elements, seemingly believing its power was drawn from Yog. She used to battle Conan, who managed to take it from her and strike at her with it, killing her. The wand then disappeared.[4] The priestess was described as a "murderous goddess".[5]

Modern Age

The first revealed Wand of Watoomb had been broken in half by Watoomb when he decided to retire from mystic affairs and wished to pass on his wand to some deserving young adept. Doctor Strange and Cyrus Black met in the Dimension of Watoomb and were directed to each take one half of the wand. The two young adepts used their halves to battle each other in the hope that the victor would gain the complete wand. Strange defeated Black and kept his half but did not gain Black's half.[6] Black's half ended up in a display somewhere from which it was later stolen by Xandu.[7]

After learning that Strange had the other half, Xandu plotted to steal it from him and succeeded in rejoining the two halves. However, Xandu's plan was ultimately foiled with help from Spider-Man and Strange used his Eye of Agamotto to drain the complete wand of its power, rendering it harmless.[7]

Years later, Xandu hypnotized Spider-Man into stealing the Crystal of Kadavus for him which he then used to recharge the complete Wand. Strange and Spider-Man defeated him again and Strange left the Wand adrift in an extradimensional realm.[8] Despite this, Xandu subsequently managed to regain the Wand on several occasions but was always defeated.[9][10][11]

During a subsequent battle, Warren Traveler felt a connection between his Eye of Watoomb and this first Wand, so he stole it from Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, only to be pursued by Ms. Marvel until it was recovered.[12]

Later, during the Dark Reign, after Strange had fallen from the position of the Sorcerer Supreme due to use of dark magic, he explained to Wiccan that the Wand of Watoomb was among the various power-objects he would be forced to surrender to the new Sorcerer Supreme.[13]

When Madame Masque broke into Castle Doom, Iron Man went to investigate.[14] There he encountered Victor von Doom who shockingly gave him a second Wand of Watoomb as a show of good faith.

Madame Masque, upset that she had made off with a decoy Wand instead, killed her ex-Hydra informant for having provided what she believed to be false information, not knowing that there was indeed a second Wand that was now in Tony Stark's possession.[1]

A third Wand of Watoomb was seen in the Ravagers' treasure vault aboard Yondu's ship.[15]

Properties

The Wand absorbs and store mystical energy.[citation needed] Stored energy can be used for:

Objects of near-omnipotent power, each Wand is controlled by mere thoughts of its user, primarily for enhancing, multiplying, gathering, focusing, and redirecting mystical energies. They can be used to block mystical attacks, and use the energy absorbed to either heal the wielder, unleash a damaging blast, or erect a defensive barrier. They can also be used to control the elements, open portals to other dimensions, and allow the wielder to scry any person, place, or thing they are familiar with.[citation needed]

The Wand was stated by Xandu to be "the most powerful weapon in all necromantic lore", an exaggeration but not an excessive one.[3]

Alternate Reality Versions

Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)

The Wand of Watoomb was housed and protected at the Project Pegasus Facility in Wyoming.[16]

House of M (Earth-58163)

In the reality-warped Earth-616 reality known as the House of M, the Great Golden Wand of Watoomb was destroyed, leaving only the Eye of Watoomb, a lesser talisman, though still quite powerful. It was stolen by Warren Traveler who replaced one of his own eyes with it.[2]

In Wong's hands

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

Wong used the Wand of Watoomb during his fight against Kaecilius and his Zealots in Hong Kong.[17]

Battlerealm (Earth-TRN517)

On the Battleworld, each Ancient One used the Wand of Watoomb, including: the Ancient One leader of the Temple of Vishanti, the Earth-105 Ancient One, Earth-12235 Ancient One, Earth-13456 Ancient One, Earth-685 Ancient One, and Earth-818 Ancient One.[18]

Wand of Watoomb's three pieces

Dark Domain (Earth-TRN920)

The Wand of Watoomb, used for guiding lost and wandering souls, is one of the most powerful arcane items in existence. It was brought into the Dark Domain by one of the sorcerers who opposed Dormammu. During the fighting the Wand was broken an split into three pieces (the sorcerers himself fared even worse). The pieces were later recovered by Valkyrie's Omega Flight friend and Doctor Strange provided Nico Minoru with a spell to reassemble the Wand. Although Nico herself had doubts, Strange's faith inspired her and she was able to successfully cast a spell that make the Wand whole again. Nico then used the Wand of Watoomb to direct Valkyrie and her friend in the direction of Hel.[19]

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