I've chosen to go with the chaos version of my heroes for my first outing. (Wish me luck!)
Auriel's hero speciality is an extra attack with a wand. I didn't see any wand in the stash. I haven't yet had a chance to go through every card (so many!) so I'm guessing a wand is to be had through treasure or through the emporium?
As a side question: Are there other heroes that can't be equipped with their preferred gear from the get go?
There's a pretty shitty wand in the Emporium for 35 crowns. No other wand is available, neither in the Emporium nor in the treasure deck. The next upgrade from said 35 crowns wand is to forge it (+1 hit for 50 crowns, lasts only until end of quest and must then be forged anew). Then there's the soul weapon wand.