A magic staff is a large, thick stick or stick-shaped object used as a tool or weapon by beings who possess magical abilities to channel their powers, and cast spells and enchantments. Most staves can be held with two hands. The most notable users of staffs are wizards and witches, however today the use of staffs have been almost entirely replaced by wands as staffs have decreased in popularity, often being deemed too old-fashioned and unpractical. The wizard Beifar Mahgo is notable for preferring to use a staff as he is a bit of a history fanatic. A staff is best carved during a powerful storm, so it can capture the strength of it.