The rod is lightweight, which allows it to be carried in one hand. Sculptures and symbols usually adorn the top of the wand, each symbolizing nature, and this helps to focus the powers they need to cast spells.
The most common rods are made from twigs, however some are made of metal or special stones and are enchanted to be lighter.
The Mystic also carries a totem, a magical item that resembles a plant, animal, or natural sacred object. They are also often made from animal bones, fur, or other similar materials and can be decorated with metal, precious stones, lace, or even a ribbon.