"The Magitech's staff is a modified version of a spell staff that is attuned to ambient mana. It can be used to sense the etherium levels in powered blocks by right clicking the block with the staff in your hand. It gains additional functionality if you have the Magitech's goggles equipped."
The Magitech staff is a type of item used in Ars Magica 2 for its Etherium network. Although it is not necessarily required in the construction of a network, it helps the user immensely.
To use the Magitech staff; right click on a Ars Magica 2 'machine', Etherium producer or node to see how much Etherium the block has. In the chat, the message "Detected (light/dark) etherium : (amount) (%tage filled)"