The Elder Wand is the most powerful wand in the Harry Potter universe, and here's everyone who has owned it.
One of the hallmarks of the entire franchise is the Elder Wand. The origin of the famed Deathstick is born out of legend. The Peverell brothers managed to outsmart Death and were given any gift they could think of. The eldest brother asked for the most powerful wand to ever exist, so Death created the Elder Wand. The second brother received the Resurrection Stone and the youngest brother received the Cloak of Invisibility. These three objects make up the Deathly Hallows.
While not all wands are bound to their specific owners, the Elder Wand can only be truly mastered by its rightful owner. Early on in the Elder Wand's existence, the legendary nature of its powers made it a coveted object for power-hungry wizards. This originally led to the belief that a wizard must murder the current owner in order to master the Elder Wand.And with a history that spans centuries, there have been a lot of wizards known to be the owner of the Elder Wand.
Antioch Peverell is the original master of the Elder Wand. While the legend states that Death created the powerful wand for him, other wizards, such as Albus Dumbledore, believed that Antioch created the wand himself. The pure-blood wizard's time with the Elder Wand quickly led to him killing someone with who he got in a fight. In the celebration of his victory, Antioch got drunk and spread the story that the Elder Wand was created by Death itself. This boasting led to another wizard killing Antioch in his sleep to take the Elder Wand for himself, but the identity of the killer is not known.
Emeric the Evil was a powerful Dark Wizard during the Middle Ages. He came into possession of the Elder Wand at an unspecified time but used it throughout the early portions of the Middle Ages to attack England. The specifics of his conquests are not known, but he was eventually killed in a duel with the Elder Wand's next owner.
Egbert the Egregious became the owner of the Elder Wand following his slaughtering of Emeric. He mastered the powerful wand, but Harry Potter hasn't revealed much about what he did with it. Dumbledore suggests that his time with the Elder Wand didn't last very long. It isn't confirmed who defeated the evil wizard to take the Elder Wand immediately after him.
Godelot came into possession of the Elder Wand sometime later, making it possible that he was the one who killed Egbert. Unlike most of the past owners, Godelot didn't use the Elder Wand for conquests. Instead, he wrote the book "Magick Moste Evile" after learning about its powers and filled the book with information on dark magic. Godelot died during the Middle Ages in a cellar after being locked in it by the Elder Wand's next owner.
Hereward is the son of Godelot and locked his father in a cell to gain ownership of the Elder Wand. Hereward's accomplishments with the Elder Wand have not been explored in any Harry Pottermaterial thus far. It is known that he eventually lost the Elder Wand, but it is unknown who took it from him or how he was defeat.
Barnabas Deverill came to own the Elder Wand in the eighteenth century. His time with the wand helped gain him the reputation of a "fearsome warlock" according to Albus Dumbledore. However, it is not known what Barnabas did with the Elder Wand that brought such fame.
Loxias became the owner of Harry Potter's infamous Elder Wand after murdering Barnabas Deverill in the eighteenth century. The Dark Wizard came to master the wand and used it to kill any enemy who dared stand in his way. Loxias is responsible for coining the Deathstick name for the Elder Wand. It is unknown how many people Loxias defeated with the Elder Wand or who specifically killed him. Many wizards claimed to be responsible for his death, including his mother.
According to Xenophilius Lovegood, Loxias' killer and the next owner of the Elder Wand was likely either Arcus or Livius. There is not much known about either possible owner of the Elder Wand. Either of them was killed by an unknown wizard, allowing the Elder Wand ownership to pass.
Mykew Gregorovitch became the owner and master of the Elder Wand sometime in the 1900s. He was an expert wand maker and became quite knowledgeable about wand lore. He eventually came into possession of the Elder Wand through unknown means. Gregorovitch attempted to duplicate the Elder Wand's power for some time .However, this led to someone stealing the Elder Wand and stunning Gregorovitch as he escaped.
The young man who stole the Elder Wand from Gregorovitch was Gellert Grindelwald. Gellert decided to steal the Elder Wand as part of his desire to obtain the Deathly Hallows and heard that Gregorovitch was in possession of it. The stunning spell Gellert cast on Gregorovitch was enough to make him the rightful owner of the wand. Grindelwald owned the Elder Wand for decades and used its powers to terrorize Europe. His use of the wand in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald included escaping from prison and unleashing dark fire that would've destroyed all of Paris if Newt and others had not stopped it from spreading. Gellert continued to use the Elder Wand beyond this point and led to a confrontation with Albus Dumbledore. Albus defeated him in combat, leaving Gellert to go back to prison.
Albus Dumbledore achieved ownership of the Elder Wand after the legendary duel with Gellert Grindelwald. Albus possessed the Elder Wand for the next forty years of his life and took it with him to his grave. During his time with the Elder Wand, Albus used its magnificent powers for good and helped gain him the reputation of the world's most powerful wizard. He used the Elder Wand in several instances during the Harry Potter story, including duels with Voldemort in the Ministry of Magic Atrium and save Harry from the Inferi. Although the Elder Wand was with Dumbledore in his grave, it switched owners right before he died.
Draco Malfoy might not have been the one who killed Albus Dumbledore, but he did become the rightful owner of the Elder Wand after disarming the powerful wizard. Draco was unaware that he was the true owner of the Elder Wand at that moment and never wielded it.
Voldemort was searching for the Elder Wand even before Dumbledore's death, and his search for the wand led him to meet and kill Gregorovitch and Grindelwald for information on its location. This led Voldemort to eventually learn that it was Dumbledore's and broke into his grave to steal it. He was able to use some of the Elder Wand's power but wanted to unlock its full capabilities. Voldemort knew that Snape was responsible for killing Dumbledore and set out to kill him so that he'd become the rightful owner of the Elder Wand. Although he was successful in killing Snape, Voldemort was unaware that Draco had disarmed Dumbledore moments before.
Harry Potter became the owner of the Elder Wand after a skirmish with Draco led Harry to rip Draco's wand from his hand. Even though this was not the Elder Wand, the disarmament of Draco in any fashion still meant that the Elder Wand's ownership had now secretly passed to Harry, although he didn't realize what had happened until his final duel with Voldemort at Hogwarts. With the wand's allegiance to Harry, Voldemort's attempt to use the Killing Curse on Harry backfired and killed him instead. Harry used the Elder Wand to repair his original wand so that he would not have to keep using the deadly wand. He then decides to break the Elder Wand in half, seemingly eliminating its power and ending the line.