I’m still not super clear on some of the rules surrounding wands, rods and staves. I realise that you need to use one of the three to cast offensive spells, and you need ‘battle mage’ to use a staff.
I’m planning to be a mage for my next character but I’m currently not planning on taking any combat skills. If my only spells are the three cantrips and the regular spells, do I need an implement to cast those? Or is it all good to use hand gestures, vocals and other props? The weapons page claims that wands and rods enhance healing and battle spells, respectively, but I can’t find any more info on that: does it mean any wand/rod, or is it referring to specific wands and rods made by artisans?
Does ritual magic need any implements, or again, is that all props, chants, instruments - whatever I want to use?