A wizard is a human sorcerer who has learnt one or more Words of Power. In order to learn a Word of Power, the aspiring wizard must have a wide knowledge of rituals and have constructed a wizard's staff.

A wizard's staff(which might also take the form of a wand, rod, or in a least one case, the hilt of a sword) must be made by wizard alone. The materials vary, but are always things that are symbolically linked to the wizard. While holding the staff, the wizard's ability to perform ritual magick in enhanced.

If a wizard's staff is broken, the wizard will be injured and possibly killed by the arcane backlash. If the wizard survives, he becomes a Without.

It is incrediably rare that a human sorcerer becomes knowledgable enough to become a wizard; the 20th century saw less than half a dozen.