Shotbow is now 1.8 compatible! It is recommended you play on Minecraft version 1.7.5 for the best experience, but you may join with any 1.7 or 1.8 client.
There are two wands you can buy from the weapons shop. Their maximum range is about 20 blocks. There is a cooldown of about 8 seconds before you can use the Apprentice Wand again, and a 10 second cooldown for the Master Wand. They have knockback when used as a ranged weapon. They cannot be enchanted, as they are renamed blaze rods. They require no "fuel" to use. They can't be turned into blaze powder.
Apprentice Wand - 16 gold
Right click an enemy player that is within your crosshair to make a flurry of purple particles cluster around them and deal ~5 hearts of damage (affected by armor).
Master Wand - 32 gold
Right click an enemy player that is within your crosshair to set them on fire for a few seconds, dealing around 2 full hearts of damage (not affected by armor unless it is enchanted with fire protection).