I'm going to ramble a bit here, and hope I manage to get my thoughts across in a halfway cohesive way.
In PSO2, a Techter's wand is a mighty weapon when enemies are grouped together. Photonic Fury on a pack of enemies is devastating to the point where my sound has gone bonkers (heh) when I hit too many enemies at once. In NGS, that secondary hit of Photonic Fury still exists, but it doesn't have that same impact feel as PSO2. Perhaps it's because of the lack of a way to group up enemies to make it as effective as it was in PSO2.
I can't quite put my finger on what it is that feels off about the weapon. I want to say it's the nearly useless seeming Photonic Fury. I mean, yes, it does that extra bit of damage, but why not just roll that into the base weapon damage? Maybe it will have more of an effect if we ever get a way to reliably group enemies together.
The photon arts for Wand also don't feel that great. From what I've read, Wave Crash is the skill to use for the most part, but I want to say it feels clunky because of the movement involved in it.
I dunno. Something about wands in NGS just throws me off the slightest bit, in a way that I can't quite pin down.