For every supply box looted from a tent, there is a small chance of finding the wand. Only one wand can be found per Warband. The player who loots this item will be highlighted with a glow for around 20 seconds, their Prayer points will drain to 0, and everyone nearby will receive a message stating who found the wand. They will also become instantly teleblocked and may not log out for 10 seconds and will be attackable by anyone regardless of what level wilderness or what wilderness combat style they are in. It is likely that this is why it was named "The Wand of Treachery." This does not affect players who simply picked up a dropped wand.
Its stats are equivalent to those of Ahrim's wand and the Crystal wand, but is a considerably cheaper and non-degrading, albeit non-augmentable, alternative.